Carrier UK iPhone 6 - O2 come unlocked?

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  1. crazyman3005 macrumors regular

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    Just wondered if O2 Pay Monthly iPhone 6's come unlocked, and only lock to the first sim which is inserted?

    I ask as I currently have an iPhone 6 which I got from Three Pay Monthly (Assuming therefore it is unlocked), however I would like to get the 6 Plus, my sister therefore has an upgrade with O2 at the moment, so I can give her my 6, and take her 6 Plus....Is this viable?

    Thanks
     
  2. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

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    If bought in store they may try to put sim in it to lock to the network. As far as I am away any phone other than apples lock to the first network. It's the way they are setup
     
  3. crazyman3005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, will be bought from O2 online / Phone. So if I put my three sim inside when it arrives it'll take it? And her O2 sim will work in my three (assumed unlocked) iPhone 6
     
  4. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

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    Should work like that mate. Let me know always wanted to test that theory.
     
  5. crazyman3005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Going to wait for a few more replies, looks like an expensive test lol
     
  6. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

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    You could always return under the 14 day returns window if it did not work like that
     
  7. Furzul macrumors 6502

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  8. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    My O2 iPhone 5 was locked but O2 are one of the only networks in the UK that allow you to unlock for free and this can be done at any point during your contract. To unlock you can visit their website and request it using your phones IMEI number. To finish the unlock procedure you have to put a different sim (different carrier) and connect to iTunes. Hope this helps :)
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If when you pick the iPhone up or it gets delivered it is sealed then it'll lock to the first SIM card that's put into it. Just like the sim free carphone warehouse iPhones.

    There are two sku's apple supplies.

    1. Is completely unlocked.

    2. Is unlocked but locks on insertion of the carrier sim.
     
  10. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    If you get the iPhone direct from O2 it will be locked to O2.
    If you get it from a third party i.e Car phone warehouse it will lock to the first sim that you put in it.
    The only way to get a unlocked iPhone is to buy it direct from Apple.
     
  11. yui4 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, both mine and my wife's came direct from 02 and were locked.
     
  12. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    Not for iPhone 6 or Plus though:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/help/phones-and-devices/unlocking-your-iphone-and-using-it-on-another-network
     

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