apple iPhone SE 64 gb £379 @ Argos
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apple iPhone SE 64 gb £379 @ Argos

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Found 15th Mar 2017
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same price at giffgaff truly unlocked plus quidco/topcashback and next day delivery
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ranandg

£349@JohnLewiz



£399 at John Lewis. It's 64GB.
It's the 16GB that's £349 at JL.



Not a killer deal but cheaper than RRP for Apple. All depends on individual usage and sim only deals what's best for you
Argos phones aren't sold as unlocked, just sim free. So will lock to first sim I believe.
daBluone

Argos phones aren't sold as unlocked, just sim free. So will lock to … Argos phones aren't sold as unlocked, just sim free. So will lock to first sim I believe.



You need to read up what sim free is!

SIM-free means just that, you buy the phone of your choice without a SIM card in the package, free from any contract or commitment to a specific network. SIM-free phones come completely unlocked, letting you decide what SIM card to use in them. Most contract and pay-as-you-go SIMs will work in SIM-free handsets.
KC1

You need to read up what sim free is!SIM-free means just that, you buy … You need to read up what sim free is!SIM-free means just that, you buy the phone of your choice without a SIM card in the package, free from any contract or commitment to a specific network. SIM-free phones come completely unlocked, letting you decide what SIM card to use in them. Most contract and pay-as-you-go SIMs will work in SIM-free handsets.



Normally you would be correct but some third party companies (apparently Argos is one of them) sell 'sim free' phones which, as the poster above pointed out, lock to the first network's SIM card that is put inside it.

Although I did check one of the Argos iPhone SE's and it says in the blurb "This is a unlocked phone with no commitment to any network, you decide which sim card to use. Choose the most suitable plan, whether it's a contract or a pay-as-you-go. The sim is unlocked throughout the lifetime of the phone without restriction."

So who knows.

Source

http://kenstechtips.com/index.php/apple-iphone-when-sim-free-doesnt-mean-unlocked

Either way, I suggest a little less quick off the mark with your mocking next time as the poster was merely trying to warn people about a potential problem that might crop up.


Edited by: "jambone" 16th Mar 2017
DaBluone and jambone are correct, this will lock to the first network sim you put in the phone. Have learnt from personal experience. Only truly 'unlocked' iphone is from apple direct
ranandg

£349@JohnLewiz



This is hat argos says
This is a unlocked phone with no commitment to any network, you decide which sim card to use. Choose the most suitable plan, whether it's a contract or a pay-as-you-go. The sim is unlocked throughout the lifetime of the phone without restriction.
Am I still right to think that it won't lock to first sim ?
My iPhone SE was from Argos and worked on three and EE so definitely came unlocked
cold
SE 2 will be out next month
rodman

coldSE 2 will be out next month



Rumour has it out next week
KC1

You need to read up what sim free is!SIM-free means just that, you buy … You need to read up what sim free is!SIM-free means just that, you buy the phone of your choice without a SIM card in the package, free from any contract or commitment to a specific network. SIM-free phones come completely unlocked, letting you decide what SIM card to use in them. Most contract and pay-as-you-go SIMs will work in SIM-free handsets.



Wow! Dial it down there keyboard warrior. I look forward to your retraction.
Edited by: "daBluone" 16th Mar 2017
rodman

coldSE 2 will be out next month



"Rumor" of larger storage, nothing else I've seen?
ArabChris

My iPhone SE was from Argos and worked on three and EE so definitely came … My iPhone SE was from Argos and worked on three and EE so definitely came unlocked



That's good news (although don't 3 and EE have a network share policy?)but it's always worth checking with Argos first as they are really unhelpful after purchase and usually have the same sim locking policies as carphone warehouse. They've also been known to refuse returns on mobiles even though they aren't marked with symbol as non returnable items. Argos are shady.

Edited by: "daBluone" 16th Mar 2017
daBluone

That's good news (although don't 3 and EE have a network share … That's good news (although don't 3 and EE have a network share policy?)but it's always worth checking with Argos first as they are really unhelpful after purchase and usually have the same sim locking policies as carphone warehouse. They've also been known to refuse returns on mobiles even though they aren't marked with symbol as non returnable items. Argos are shady.



Thanks to buyer feedback, all the recent threads on here have confirmed that Argos SIM free phones do not lock to the first SIM. A friend of mine recently purchased an iPhone 7 and one of the 5S from a recent Argos deal and neither of them are SIM locked. There appears to have persisted an idea that Argos ones do lock to the first SIM, which is mainly based on an old erroneous disclaimer on the Argos website about SIM locking. It appears that the only phones that lock to the first SIM now are those bought from networks or networks providers such as Carphone Warehouse. All phones from places such as John Lewis, Argos, KRCS, Very and others seem to be provided truly unlocked now. Those provided by some MVNOs such as GiffGaff are also unlocked. John Lewis actually used to have the same disclaimer about their iPhones locking to the first SIM but this has also been removed in recent years. It used to be the case that the only place you could buy a truly unlocked iPhone was from Apple but it seems that this inventory has extended to all third party sellers that aren't affiliated directly to the networks.

There is no reason for Argos to sell iPhones that lock to the first SIM as it would leave places like John Lewis with an unnecessary competitive advantage as well as giving them unnecessary headaches - it's not as if networks are subsidising these handsets.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 16th Mar 2017
I can confirm (and do on every Argos iPhone SE thread!) that my IPhone SE 64gb from Argos did not lock to first network and still hasn't!
mummymelly

I can confirm (and do on every Argos iPhone SE thread!) that my IPhone SE … I can confirm (and do on every Argos iPhone SE thread!) that my IPhone SE 64gb from Argos did not lock to first network and still hasn't!



I get the feeling that no matter how many people confirm that they don't lock to the first SIM there will be someone who has latched onto the idea that they *do* (from an old thread) and will inform everyone as such.
misterleoni

I get the feeling that no matter how many people confirm that they don't … I get the feeling that no matter how many people confirm that they don't lock to the first SIM there will be someone who has latched onto the idea that they *do* (from an old thread) and will inform everyone as such.


I get that feeling too!
why is this cold?

cant find 64 gb version cheaper elsewhere
joehart2

why is this cold?cant find 64 gb version cheaper elsewhere



Apparently, sec2 will be out soon.. it's irrelevant but still people are voting I.t cold and also thinking its locked to the first sim you put in, which is untrue. !!!
misterleoni

I get the feeling that no matter how many people confirm that they don't … I get the feeling that no matter how many people confirm that they don't lock to the first SIM there will be someone who has latched onto the idea that they *do* (from an old thread) and will inform everyone as such.



Because it's an old old old story... People don't think things can change???
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