Found 13th Jan 2011
Hi

Quick question ....am about to unlock an iphone i have just bought and its locked to 02 but need it on Orange. My husband has an 02 sim so i can use that to get it unlocked. But the question is does the sim need to stay in so long or can it be took back out straight away. just he needs it for work in the morning

Thanks

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what?

You can take sim card out straight away. I did it last week.

It can be took back out straight away, once o2 unlock it.

What ios version and modem firmware is it running?

Original Poster

not got a clue what its using. Does it unlock straight away? ...

One is saying can take out straight away and another is saying leave in until locked?

lindseyanndavis

not got a clue what its using. Does it unlock straight away? ...One is … not got a clue what its using. Does it unlock straight away? ...One is saying can take out straight away and another is saying leave in until locked?



The unlock can take around 3 weeks.
The o2 sim does not need to be in the phone the whole time for the unlock to take effect as it is linked the the phone's IMEI number so you can remove the sim from the phone after making the request. o2 will text the phone number when the unlock has taken effect.

You need to have the O2 sim in the phone then plug it into Itunes so Itunes can unlock the phone. Once you get the CONGRATULATIONS on the screen you can take the sim out

Original Poster

thanks....will do it now then

Original Poster

arhhhh getting stressed !!

Can i take the sim out until i get a text saying its been unlocked? then put it back into it for the itunes bit

lindseyanndavis

arhhhh getting stressed !!Can i take the sim out until i get a text … arhhhh getting stressed !!Can i take the sim out until i get a text saying its been unlocked? then put it back into it for the itunes bit



Yes. Well I did and it still unlocked a few weeks after applying for the unlock.

I got the text days after i'd unlocked it lol

O2 dont unlock the phone they send a request to apple to do it through itunes, when did you put in the request ?

Original Poster

if i put an 02 sim card in and it is locked to 02 should it work?...still keeps saying sim locked?

Original Poster

not done it yet...am **** about with it now

So you havent rang/website a request yet ?

I was going to suggest a jailbreak and unlock while you're waiting for o2 to unlock it, depending on ios status. Go to settings, general, about and post version and modem firmware.

I am presuming you are wanting it to work on orange by tomorrow?

Original Poster

No....just my fella needs his phone tomorrow so dont want to do it if i have to leave his sim in the phone. He is with 02 so i wont get charged the £15 to unlock it.

I have put his 02 sim card in but saying sim locked even though it is locked to 02? I need it on Orange

Original Poster

firmware 05.15.04 version 4.2.1

I dont need it on orange straight away i have another phone but just need to take the sim out for my husband to have back for work

Original Poster

right am gonna fill the bloody form in !! haaa

lindseyanndavis

No....just my fella needs his phone tomorrow so dont want to do it if i … No....just my fella needs his phone tomorrow so dont want to do it if i have to leave his sim in the phone. He is with 02 so i wont get charged the £15 to unlock it.I have put his 02 sim card in but saying sim locked even though it is locked to 02? I need it on Orange



1) request unlock
2) remove o2 sim (in fact, doesn't need to be in there at all as the unlock is linked to the phone's IMEI number )
3) wait around 3 weeks
4) receive text from o2 saying the phone is unlocked
5) plug the phone into itunes and follow the instructions
6) enjoy your unlocked iphone.

lindseyanndavis

firmware 05.15.04 version 4.2.1I dont need it on orange straight away … firmware 05.15.04 version 4.2.1I dont need it on orange straight away i have another phone but just need to take the sim out for my husband to have back for work



You can take the sim out. It does not need to be in the phone for the unlock to take effect.

If he has the O2 sim in it then you can request it wont make any difference to his sim

Original Poster

right i have spoke to 02 they have told me its been unlocked...said i wont get a text but i have just tried it and cant make calls but can get on the internet

lindseyanndavis

right i have spoke to 02 they have told me its been unlocked...said i … right i have spoke to 02 they have told me its been unlocked...said i wont get a text but i have just tried it and cant make calls but can get on the internet



Have you plugged it into itunes?

Original Poster

told me i wouldnt need to do that ...but have done now and its now said its been unlocked to orange....woooo

Filled out my o2 form got message saying; Your iPhone can now be unlocked. To use a non-O2 SIM card in your iPhone swap it with your existing O2 SIM connect to iTunes and sync as usual. Got Thos within 12 hours of filling out the form online.

Original Poster

All sorted....sorry but no instructions do you know how to put a lock on the phone straight after a phone call. I have put an automatic one on but doesnt come on for a minute after you have hung up?

Thanks for all your help

Lindsey

I have bought an iphone that is locked to o2, however i do not have an o2 pay monthly sim. Can i use someone else's pay monthly sim thats not registered to an iphone to get it unlocked?

Original Poster

khy86

I have bought an iphone that is locked to o2, however i do not have an o2 … I have bought an iphone that is locked to o2, however i do not have an o2 pay monthly sim. Can i use someone else's pay monthly sim thats not registered to an iphone to get it unlocked?



Yes thats what i did ...used my husbands and got it free....saves £15.00...even if there on sim only its free too/

Thanks

If you hang around on THIS PAGE for a min or so the live chat box comes up they will unlock it for you straight away.

Original Poster

SilverBlack

If you hang around on THIS PAGE for a min or so the live chat box comes … If you hang around on THIS PAGE for a min or so the live chat box comes up they will unlock it for you straight away.



Thats what i did but you have to wait about 15mins !

I was only on the page a minute for the chatbox to come up.
Maybe they were havin a coffee when you turned up lol

Original Poster

maybe....did you get it sorted?

how you finding your new phone...i haven't put any applications on yet !

Its fantastic im with giffgaff truly unlimited internet + 250 mins + unlimited txts for £10 a month.
Im waiting for the untethered Jailbreak which is due out soon before loading any apps but get the free Angry Birds app brilliant on this phone.

Original Poster

I will try and put that one on later....to be honest ive not got a clue what am doing haaaa
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