iPhone Unlock in UK - 10th November

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  1. alexph macrumors regular

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    So it has been confirmed. Those iPhone users out of contract with O2 will be able to unlock their phones from 10th November - the day that Orange start to sell the phone in the UK.

    What does the customer need to do?

    For iPhone:-
    complete the unlocking form on o2.co.uk (www.o2.co.uk/unlockmyiphone) - it will take up to 14 days for the iPhone to be unlocked and we’ll text the customer 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 their iPhone has been successfully unlocked.

    Also confirmed by O2 is that it will be free of charge


    Alex - now a VERY happy bunny:):)
     
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  3. alexph thread starter macrumors regular

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    Given that Apple have now realised they make more money with non exclusive agreements, I suspect that you may well see this next year.

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    yeah....:rolleyes: like your link works
     
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    Hopefully, they should have the bugs ironed out by January when my contract finished. ;)

    I have little faith in O2 doing anything right.

    from 10th November :p
     
  6. alexph thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hello...

    November 10th !!!!!!!!! That's when the exclusive agreement ends.

    Clearly they are not going to put the page up before then. And before you ask, I received the information this morning, in response to an email to them last Friday, following a statement by O2's CEO in The Times last week.

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    Link to Times story.
     
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    I expect PAYANDGO will be able to unlock too?
     
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    After 12 months.
     
  13. sam3020 macrumors 6502a

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    the link 2 the o2 site does not even work. is this a wind up?
     
  14. allonym macrumors regular

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    Here you go:

    http://www.att.com/unlockmyiphone

    Works the same way as the link in the original post :)
     
  15. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Reading 101...
    :p
     
  16. OllyW Moderator

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    I give up. :rolleyes:
     
  17. alexph thread starter macrumors regular

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    No wind up - try it on November 10th
     
  18. sam3020 macrumors 6502a

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    stop making up all this ****. there clearly not going to unlock it with all those links being dead
     
  19. alexph thread starter macrumors regular

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    me too really wished I hadn't bothered :D
     
  20. OllyW Moderator

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    You can't request to unlock until November 10th.

    Is it November 10th yet?

    Try reading the interview with Matthew Key, the head of O2, in the Times story linked above if you don't believe it.
     
  21. alexph thread starter macrumors regular

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    One link (singular) not available till November 10th
     
  22. WeegieMac Guest

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    Surely not?

    You're not tied into any contract with O2, they merely supply a SIM card you top up as and when you please.

    I bought my iPhone 3G from Apple at full price, my outlay was with them, and I have zero commitment or contract with O2.
     
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    According to the O2 bloke in the Times interview he says customers will need to honour their existing contract ... PAYG customers have no contract.

    So hopefully this means we too can move freely.
     
  24. lllll macrumors regular

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    If Orange is a gentle beast, I'm going to use EU phone and service unlike the corporate greed ATT.
     
  25. HJ76 macrumors member

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    Humm, I wonder if (come Nov 11th) I will be able to unlock the 3G i will be upgrading from tomorrow.
     

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