Moving iPhone from O2 to Vodafone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by markfc, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. markfc macrumors 6502a

    markfc

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    #1
    Hi,

    I read on here that I could if you did a factory restore with a Vodafone sim in the iPhone it will unlock from O2 and lock it to Vodafone?

    I just tried it but it doesn't work, have I been dreaming again???

    Thanks

    Mark
     
  2. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    markfc

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    #3
  3. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #4
    unfortunately your boss will have to wait as it can take a minimum of about 5 working days I believe to unlock the device
     
  4. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    markfc

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
  5. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    #6
    It does say up to 14 days. :D
     
  6. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    markfc

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    #7
    I know I know, but 14 days to wait for a txt message is a little crazy!
     
  7. tico24 macrumors 6502

    tico24

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Location:
    Eastleigh, UK
    #8
    You realise you're not just waiting for a text right? You know they actually have to do something too?
     
  8. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    markfc

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    #9
    Has anyone managed to get an iPhone unlocked this way yet?

    Phoned O2 today who have no record of our requests. (We did two iPhones on the same day, two different accounts)

    Pah.
     
  9. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #10
    happend to a few people some reason not all requests are getting through to O2 it seems, is it a payg sim? if so have you made sure it has £15 credit on it?
     
  10. markfc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    markfc

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Location:
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
  11. mubo macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    #12
    done mine ages ago, I didn't get a confirmation text, just tried another carriers sim after 6-7 days and it worked. Then when I put my O2 sim back in I received the text...
     
  12. tiptopp macrumors regular

    tiptopp

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Location:
    Norwich, UK
    #13
    You weren't dreaming...

    I actually remember the same thing. It was around the few days before/after O2's exclusivity finished, so it must have been an Orange switch. My recollection was that someone did exactly what you described and it got locked to Orange. I'll keep looking - out of interest mainly - I think it might have been put down to fluke...

    Tiptopp

    p.s. Just found the thread - http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=814608

    Haven't reviewed it, but you weren't dreaming...
     
  13. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Location:
    Bracknell UK
    #14
    I'd advise to post the request again, they have been known to lose them. But in the end pretty much all the O2 users on this forum did get their unlocks done. Time taken varied from a few days to a few weeks.
     
  14. longdogs macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Location:
    Lichfield UK
    #15
    I moved a contract iphone from o2 to Vodafone last month. I filled in the unlock form on the day that it became available, but when I'd heard nothing after 10 days I filled it in again. Once I'd re-submitted the txt appeared the next day.
     
  15. joe8232 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    #16
    I did this back in Novemeber and it did take about a week for the text to come through. I'm now on a vodafone 1 month sim and am very happy - though I miss visual voicemail :( but don't miss the extra money on the contract :)
     
  16. ACDeag macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Location:
    Edinburgh, UK
    #17
    Sometimes you never get a text (I never did) but when you plug it into iTunes it will unlock it for you.
     

Share This Page