Iphone 4S Vodafone branding?

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  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    A few questions looking at my local newspaper there is Iphone 4S for sale on say Vodafone unopened so do they still get covered by Apple warranty and is there any branding? Will places unlock the 4S cheap?
     
  2. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

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    No iPhones are ever branded
    Don't think Vodafone unlock the 4s yet
    And there's no other way to unlock
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    i doubt that vodafone would print the carrier on the phone. You will eventually be able to unlock them with a gevey sim
     
  4. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So if I bought it then it may be hopeless as I'm not on vodafone? No independent shops unlock?
     
  5. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    I think if you buy it, get a payg sim and then its £15 to unlocked from the credit on that sim. So you should be able to unlock it.
     
  6. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Apple wouldn't allow a carrier to physically brand an iPhone.

    Also is the phone ever really locked to one network? I mean when I got my UK 4S this morning it was a sealed box etc, I'm guessing that if I put in a vodafone sim card instead of a Tesco Mobile one it would have worked with that. I just don't get how a network can "lock" a sealed device that came straight from the manufacturer :confused:
     
  7. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

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    Technology is like magic dude :rolleyes:
     
  8. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    Since no one has mentioned it, yes, it's still covered by Apple's 1-year warranty that comes with all their products.

    I've got a Vodafone 4S coming in the post tomorrow morning and I'm planning on unlocking it so I can use it in Singapore in December.
     
  9. gadget123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I may end up just going to Apple and ordering one online to be safe.

    Will decide tomorrow I think. :p
     

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