iPhone officialiphoneunlock.co.uk: is it legit?

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  1. Hf44, Jul 27, 2012
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    Hf44 macrumors member

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    hey, i was looking for a website to IMEI unlock my iphone 4 on 5.1.1, and i stumbled across this website? i saw the testimonials and it seems pretty trust worthy, but i just wanted to double check on this trusted site. anyone have any advice or any other websites? the prices are great, £59.99 which is i believe 120 for any AT&T iphone.
     
  2. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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  3. TOOFY macrumors regular

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    I just got my AT&T iPhone 4S unlocked by them for 59.99GBP = 99 dollars. Worth every Freaken penny. Took 1 day! Reccomend 100%
     
  4. LolaHB macrumors newbie

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    It's illegal

    It took more than 20 days waiting for them to send me the code and not do as well OfficialliPhoneUnlock tell me not return me the money without sending me any code or anything. This is a scam and I denounce.
     
  5. ninachiu macrumors newbie

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    OfficialliPhoneUnlock very irresponsible

    I ordered and paid on Aug 5th 79 pounds for my iphone 4S locked to Swisscom.
    After 14 days of waiting, I asked them to update me, and they just told me not to panic then no news at all.
    On their FB, I left messages telling my situation (having been waiting for 21 days without any update) and they simply banned me from posting on their FB.

    Don't trust them!!
     
  6. Freezorro macrumors newbie

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    Welcome,

    I've seen tons of very positive reviews and very few negative. Anyway, somebody could help me figure out if this company will be able to unlock my iPhone?

    iPhone 4
    iOS 6.0
    USA AT&T
    firmware 04.12.02


    THANKS
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    see the thread above! reviews and sites in there and much cheaper post 6
     
  8. Freezorro macrumors newbie

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    I just paid to attiphonesunlocked@gmail.com
    We will see if he is legit...
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    what did you pay? people including myself have got them well under $20 last I saw he was charging $50
     
  10. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    $100 just to unlock your phone is crazy. Im sure there are other cheaper options. Hasnt the iPhone Dev team figured out how to unlock the iP4 yet?

    They must be slipping.
     
  11. Freezorro macrumors newbie

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    permanent unlock for $20... well $50 is the cheapest I found...
     
  12. labman macrumors 604

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    ya didn't look through that thread then oh well to late now.. Sometimes it pays to read! ;)

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    I just said some of us are getting under $20 check the link in post #6
     
  13. Freezorro macrumors newbie

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    is you mean $20 on craigslist... no way.
     
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  15. Freezorro macrumors newbie

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    Well, nobody told us... So now, I payed $50 and I HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAPPY!
    hahaha just kidding
     
  16. sweborn macrumors newbie

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    Do not use this page: officialiphoneunlock.co.uk. You will not get the money back if they can't unlock your phone. Even if they promise it.
     
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Apple has just gotten much better at removing exploits which can be used to cause buffer overruns.

    The last software unlock was over 2 years ago.
     
  18. Rogerchambers47 macrumors newbie

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    Officialiphoneunlock.co.uk

    This is my recent experience with this Company in the UK:

    Wed Dec 12 2012 05:30 pm
    Dear Sirs I have registered with you to unlock my iPhone 4 which is a genuine bona fide phone purchased outright from Orange, and therefore should not be locked in the first place. Orange advised me to contact you because they had a delay in the system. Having taken the sum of £19.99 + VAT (£23.99)from me you now are advising me that you want an additional £109.99 before you will unlock the phone. Sirs I believe that this is ridiculous when the Orange cost to unlock the phone is £20. I require you to cancel my request to unlock this phone and refund my money at your earliest convenience. Roger Chambers


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    Thu Dec 13 2012 10:52 am
    If you go to the FAQ's page it states A pre-order simply means that those unlocks are currently offline whilst we are in negotiations to confirm a price with the carrier and Apple. Hence why the price is always £19.99. Please note this isn't the final unlocking price which may be substantially more expensive - see the pricelist for typical unlock prices, they vary between £29 and £119 so expect something in this region.http://www.officialiphoneunlock.co.uk/unlocking_faq.php You can of course wait for the cheaper service which should be resuming in January, or you can transfer the cost towards a different unit. Yes we can cancel for you but unfortunately as per our terms and conditions we can't refund a pre-order as the service has been delivered (informing about when the unlock is available and a place reserved in the priority unlocking queue) Please note prices are set by the suppliers and not by us , we make on average £15 per unlock



    My Reply
    I am disappointed in your reply. The very fact that an iPhone 4 only has a value of under £150 (see eBay where you can buy them every day for under £150) makes your price for unlocking nothing short of usery. The price you are charging me £19.99 +VAT + £109.99 presumably + VAT which you don't mention, makes a grand total of £155.98.
    You say that your price is only based on that charged by the suppliers, yet Orange are charging me £20 for the same service and this is not a jailbreak!

    I will without further ado start to post on all the review sites and social networking pages that your service is quite deliberately misleading, takes longer than everyone thinks and is QUITE extortionate in pricing as it is more than the phone is worth.
    There may be some satisfied customers from you but based on my own experience with your Company I find that difficult to credit.

    My advice is get your phone unlocked by the network provider. If you can't or can't wait then buy a s/h one on eBay that's already unlocked, it will be much cheaper and at least with eBay you have some way of getting action if your ripped off, which in my own experience is unlikely.
     
  19. rodeoz macrumors newbie

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    I have got a UK locked iPhone 4 unlocked from http://cutyoursim.com/. Took around 2 days. They are legit.
     
  20. sura09 macrumors newbie

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    it is scam

    Let me share with my experience. I paid 109 pounds with hope to unlock my iphone (sprint). They committed to do it in 3-5 business days. It took them full 3 weeks to come back and tell me it is not possible claiming the unlock code is not available in itunes database. They also wrote that it is not possible and they will issue full refund. Then after a week I got another email sayying that they cannot refund and asked me to pay additional 40 pounds to unlock it. I realized that this is just fraud and refused to pay and asked refund. They did not issue refund and they did not answer my emails. They simple took the money and rub away. This can happen with anyone who is using their service, my advise is simply ignore their offer try to find another option, they will just stole your money ...
     
  21. maidale macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately my experience is similar to yours. I have a brand new Iphone 5 purchased directly from apple which hasn't even been activated yet. After charging GB 79.99 and promising a 3-5 days unlock, they left me hanging for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks they came back claiming that my phone is barred and asking for another GB40.00 to unlock. I refused. Since then I haven't heard from them. e-mails go unanswered, phones don't get picked up and there's certainly no refund so far.
    Any ideas what I can do to at least get my money back?
     
  22. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    Contact your bank or credit card company and see if they can help...

    As alot of people have said its always worth reading alot of reviews and small print before giving away your money.

    I would also recommend in future if your going to try one of these unknown services its worth using paypal or a credit card as you will normally be able to get your money back if its is a scam...,. or if its to go to be true stay well clear!
     
  23. AlexVaq macrumors newbie

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    They are scam, period.

    I ordered an unlock for an Orange Spain iPhone 4S when it was available. After a few days, they stopped taking orders for Orange Spain and put it to pre-order. I saw in the status page that the unlocked had failed, and they ensured me a refund within 4 days. A month later, and after trying to contact them unsuccessfully, I asked my bank for a chargeback, since I paid with credit card. It must be working because they became really angry and sent me two emails threatening me.

    Real companies don't threaten their customers.

    By the way, I reported the police at UK. If any of you are having problems with them, I urge you to report to police.uk, so they see it's areal problem and they take actions against them.
     

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