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Brooksie161
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Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

I bought a iPhone 3G off ebay around September time, to use with my vodafone contract.

Can I use the free unlocking form to unlock my iPhone from O2? Or will I need to put in a O2 sim card and pay £15 for it?

Thanks.
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adamtemp64
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

The phone needs to be on the o2 network for the unlock to work so you would need a payg sim and pay for it
2 iPhone 5s 32gb on 4g 8gb tariff 1 iPhone 4s 16gb sim only on business contract
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
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Brooksie161
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Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

ok thank you
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Brooksie161
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Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

so if i get a free sim and register it, can i unlock it? i heard i have to wait 12 months or something? my brother is on o2, is it 12 months on the carrier or 12 months with the iphone?
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jonsie
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Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

No you don't have to wait 12 months but you would need to have £15 credit on there.

Pay & Go customers
Yes, you can unlock your iPhone for a one-off cost of £15. You'll pay for this from the money topped-up on your phone.
But if you unlock your iPhone 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). You can buy a Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On for £10 a month when you fill in the unlocking form. Find out more about the Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On here.
Complete the unlocking form - it will take up to 14 days for the iPhone to be unlocked and we'll text you to confirm the unlock request.
Place a non-O2 sim into the iPhone and connect it to iTunes via a USB cable. iTunes will confirm that your iPhone has been successfully unlocked


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noddy6611
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Registered: ‎02-04-2009

Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

Yet another unlocking thread- mods, can we please have a sticky??
iPhone 4S 64Gb
iPhone 3GS 32Gb unlocked
iPad 2 16Gb
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Brooksie161
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Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

hi sorry for the small thread bump, but i got this email earlier:

Good evening James

Thanks for emailing us to unlock your iPhone.

James, we can unlock the iPhone only if it has been purchased from us.
As you've purchased your iPhone from eBay, we won't be able to unlock it
for you.

To unlock your iPhone you need to contact eBay and they'll be happy to
help you further.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience that may have been caused to you.

i've done the unlocking form and have £15 credit on the sim, even sync'ed my iphone with the sim in with iTunes.

Technically the phone was bought from O2 and I bought it second hand from eBay.
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adamtemp64
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Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

From the FAQ

Your iPhone must have been purchased from an O2, Carphone Warehouse or Apple UK store for it to be unlocked. If this isn't the case, then you need to go back to the place you purchased your iPhone from to get it unlocked.


o2 will know by the imei if it is one of the phones origianly from one of those outlets.
I.e. The phone may have come from abroad and been unlocked unofically.
2 iPhone 5s 32gb on 4g 8gb tariff 1 iPhone 4s 16gb sim only on business contract
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (still 2g only and it is 2014)
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adamtemp64
Posts: 13,396
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

Yet another unlocking thread- mods, can we please have a sticky??


there is a link to unlock form and FAQ for reasons for refusal in the sticky at the top already
2 iPhone 5s 32gb on 4g 8gb tariff 1 iPhone 4s 16gb sim only on business contract
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (still 2g only and it is 2014)
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noddy6611
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Registered: ‎02-04-2009

Unlocking iPhone 3G from O2

Yeah, I was thinking about a specific thread entitled "the unlocking thread" or similar, so that all unlock threads can be grouped together. It happens on other forums- why not here?
iPhone 4S 64Gb
iPhone 3GS 32Gb unlocked
iPad 2 16Gb
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