O2-UK Official Unlock

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  1. abcdefghijklmno macrumors member

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    Got my iPhone 4 on launch day, on contract with O2-UK, from the Apple store.

    So, I thought I would take my chances and have a go at the O2-UK unlocking page - http://shop.o2.co.uk/update/unlockmyiphone.html

    Ignoring the notice about iPhone 4, I went through the system and put in all my details on the unlocking form.

    A few days later (today) I received SMS confirmation - now unlocked! I cut down a SIM I have from Tele-Ring (Austrian company, part of T-Mobile AT), and connected to iTunes. And guess what - all working fine!!!

    Have taken a series of screenshots and photos to illustrate. Forgot to do something to prove beforehand that the iPhone was locked - maybe it wasn't?! (Yes, unlikely!)

    Feel free to ask me any questions!

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  2. abcdefghijklmno thread starter macrumors member

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    Photos of cut down SIM card
     

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  3. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Seen this. No new information. For reference, you're still paying O2.
     
  4. abcdefghijklmno thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry if I missed this elsewhere, thought it was interesting that O2 are publicly denying this is available for iPhone 4.

    And sure,I'm still paying O2, not a problem with that. Works out cheaper for me to use a local SIM when travelling in Europe, that's all. No need to be rude!

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  5. krUnIzZlE macrumors regular

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    So... you still have the reception problems with the T mob service provider?? try it and tell us.
     
  6. brightlights macrumors regular

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    There have been a couple of threads before about O2 phones being unlocked. Still cool though. :)
     
  7. abcdefghijklmno thread starter macrumors member

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    Right, this is weird. Totally not what I expected...

    See attached screenshots.

    5.06pm, O2 SIM, sat on desk. Full bars.
    5.07pm, O2 SIM, held in left hand. 2 bars.
    5.08pm, tele.ring (T-Mo) SIM, sat on desk. Full bars.
    5.09pm, tele.ring (T-Mo) SIM, held in left hand. Full bars.

    Anyone technical got any ideas?

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  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    You must be bridging the two antennae together, in the bottom left corner. Avoid touching that area if possible.
     
  9. abcdefghijklmno thread starter macrumors member

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    Sure, but why only with the O2 signal?!
     
  10. krUnIzZlE macrumors regular

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    lol, maybe t mob got a toweer near u. better signal?? who knows?:eek::eek:
     
  11. abcdefghijklmno thread starter macrumors member

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    Thinking about it, perhaps that is the answer. If we take Apple at their word, the iPhone is mis-reporting the actual signal strength. Therefore I haven't actually got full O2-UK signal, and the antenna trick thing is causing a slight drop and the actual signal is displayed. T-Mo, on the other hand, genuinely have a better signal, thus no drop is shown.


    Hmmm.

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  12. krUnIzZlE macrumors regular

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    Lol, Maybe apple is right? im starting to think most people live bad places or something? not sure now...
     
  13. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    The only problem with Apple's explanation, is that I'm getting the same signal display for 3 different mobile phones, right next to each other.
     

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