How an iphone is unlocked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Oliver, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Oliver

    Oliver Member

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    Hello,

    I have the iPhone 5C 8GB and it is locked to Verizon. Since yesterday, I want to change to T-Mobile network so I bought a new SIM Card, but the phone not working when I insert the new SIM.

    I did a Google search but I am not interested in Gevey SIM or modifying the device.

    How an iPhone is unlocked? How to unlock iPhone to use with any SIM?
     
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  3. puru2

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    An iPhone can be unlocked very easily, by your carrier. This is perfectly legal and this service will cost you a small fee (10-20 euro), or for certain operators it is free after you have been subscribed for 1 year, while for others you need to be a paying customer for 6 months.

    • Three Mobile: Call 333 from the iPhone or 0843 3733 333 from a landline
    • Virgin Mobile: Call 789 from the iPhone or 0845 6000 789 from a landline.
    • Tesco: Phone Tesco on 0845 300 6600.
    • T-mobile: Call 0845 412 5000 and request a Network Subsidy Code.
    • Vodafone: Call 08700 77 66 55 or 191 from your iPhone.

    There are 3 conditions you need to meet if you wish to unlock an iphone:
    • You must be a current customer who's had the account for at least six months
    • The IMEI must not be blacklisted (we'll check this for you)
    • Pay monthly customers must have an account balance of zero - everything needs to be paid up to date
    We also have a nice article on the website, that you can read and find out more on how an iphone is unlocked:

    http://www.technobezz.com/unlock-iphone/

    Also, a nice article from Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201328

     
  4. Mohammed

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    Thank you brother, I was looking for something like this for a long time. I had no idea it was possible to unlock an iphone from the carrier.
     
  5. devinametallic

    devinametallic New Member

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    Same here. Thanks so much puru! I gained so much new information I never knew before! I almost wanted to throw this phone out but now I can try again. LOL
     
  6. introspectivgroup

    introspectivgroup New Member

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    Oliver,

    Thank you so much. I needed to unlock my old phone and I did not know we could do it this way. I am so glad you shared this!
     
  7. jfab

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    I haven't tried unlocking my phone. This is going to be of good help when I go abroad!
     
  8. IcyBC

    IcyBC Recognized Member
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    I am too surprised that carrier can unlock an iPhone. This is just a fantastic information and glad to see this thread. I always thought it has to be factory unlocked in order to use with different providers.
     
  9. Danielle Davidson

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    I believe that one way you are able to unlock the phone is if you bring it to your carrier. I'm not sure if they will charge you, but I know that they will do it. I think that all they have to do is use a software to unlock it and then they give you a new sim card. I don't believe that you would be able to do it on your own, so I wouldn't try that!
     

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