Moving to a different country: keep my iPhone

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  1. Macmel macrumors 6502

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    I searched but I did not really found anything useful so far:

    I will be moving from France, where I own an iPhone 3GS with Orange, to another country, most likely Germany or UK. The thing is I will be cancelling my French line but I would like to keep my iPhone to use it in the country I will be moving to. Obviously, the iPhone is locked and can only work with Orange.
    My question is, is there any way to unlock the phone WITHOUT jailbreaking it so I can contract a new line with a German or UK provider?

    Thank you very much in advance
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Contact orange they will unlock it for you for a small fee
     
  3. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

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  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Call up Orange and see if they offer an official unlock on their iPhones.
    If not sell it before you leave and purchase a factory unlocked iPhone elsewhere or with the new carrier you will use.
     
  5. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Speak to orange they will unlock it for a small fee.
     
  6. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    I'd contact your carrier, Orange, and request an unlock for a minimal fee
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    You know, I hear that if you contact Orange they will unlock it for a small fee.:p
     
  8. McGiord macrumors 601

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  9. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    Will Verizon do this for us too? HAHAHA. LOL. ROFL.
     
  10. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    That's a whole lot of the same answer.:p But, seems to be a consensus!
     
  11. sviato macrumors 68020

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    who told you this? :eek:
     
  12. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    you may just be on to something.... but i would suggest the OP contact Orange first for an unlock. for a fee.
     
  13. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    OP: Did you contact Orange? What did they say??
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So does anyone think he should contact Orange? :D
     
  15. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Who said anything about contacting Orange?


    :rolleyes:
     
  16. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    So it's been determined that Orange will unlock your iPhone for a small fee. One question: Is this only for Orange phones or will they unlock an iPhone from any carrier? And if they can't, is it because it's a legal issue or they are just physically unable?
     

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