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Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

Hey all,
I have read some discussions throughout the forums on unlocking the iPhone 4. My situation is that I received a second-hand iPhone 4 as a gift recently when I was in England on holiday, however, as the original provider is O2 UK, the phone is locked to that particular network.
I have read that to avail of the unlocking service, I need to be in the UK at the time the form is filled out, and has to have an active O2 sim card for the process to work.
With that said, if I send my phone back to my friend and they sign up for a bill pay sim with O2, and then fill in the unlock form, is it possible to just cancel the contract when the phone has been unlocked?
Any advise is well appreciated.

Thanks,
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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

no but send £20 with it and put a payg sim in make a few calls then request unlock ensuring the £15 fee is on the sim still .
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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

That will work? Brilliant thanks! Well, I did read somewhere on O2's website (and I'm not sure if its outdated information) but they mention that you have to have topped up by a total of £190. Does this rule still apply?
Thanks a mil.

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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

no. The page with info is down at present so I cannot point you there.
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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

how far are you from the north? if not to far you could do it yourself as long as you connect to o2-uk
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Henstridge Rural South Somerset (Fringe outdoor 4g now part of the 91% coverage outdoor)
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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

I'm all the way down in Cork, so I'm pretty far from Northern Ireland. I can post the phone to my friend and work from there. Do you have the link to that information so when its back up I can take a look? Or equally I can do a Google Cached result on it.
Thanks,

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see my usefull links page in my signature
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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

Can I 'unlock' my iPhone and use it on another network?
Pay Monthly customers
Yes. If you're a Pay Monthly customer, then you can unlock your iPhone (except the iPhone 4S) at anytime for free. This doesn’t affect your contract though – you’ll still need to see out the rest of it.
To unlock your phone, just fill out this unlocking form and we’ll do the rest.
Once we’ve got your form, it’ll then take up to 14 days for us to get it unlocked for you. Once it’s unlocked, we’ll text you to let you know. You can then put a non-O2 Sim into the iPhone and connect it to iTunes. iTunes will then tell you the phone is unlocked.
Pay & Go customers
Yes, you can unlock your iPhone. You’ll need to pay a £15 one off fee and we’ll take this from the credit on your phone.
If you’re unlocking your phone less than 12 months after you bought it, we’ll take off the free Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On (that we added for the first 12 months). If you want to keep the Bolt On (it costs £10 a month), just choose the option when you’re filling out the unlocking form. Find out more about the Web & Wi-Fi Bolt on here
Once we’ve got your form, it’ll then take up to 14 days for us to get it unlocked for you. Once it’s unlocked, we’ll text you to let you know. You can then put a non-O2 Sim into the iPhone and connect it to iTunes. iTunes will then tell you the phone is unlocked.
Business customers
Yes. If you're the main account holder, you can ask your individual users to complete the unlocking form and we'll unlock the iPhone (except the iPhone 4S) free of charge. This doesn’t affect your contract though – you’ll still need to see out the rest of it.
Once we’ve got your form, it’ll then take up to 14 days for us to get it unlocked for you. Once it’s unlocked, we’ll text you to let you know. You can then put a non-O2 Sim into the iPhone and connect it to iTunes. iTunes will then tell you the phone is unlocked.
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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

That's brilliant news. Thank you for your assistance adamtemp64. I'll send my iPhone off to my friend with £20 enclosed, get them to make a few calls and I'll fill out the online form to get the phone unlocked.
Have a great day and thanks again.

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Re: Unlock iPhone 4 - Ireland

glad to help
iPhone 6s 64gb on 4g 30gb tariff
iPad Air 2 wifi-4g 64gb refresh
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (Fringe outdoor 4g now part of the 91% coverage outdoor)