Unlocking an Orange PAYG iPhone (UK)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jonnyb, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    I'm currently on Orange's SIM-only iPhone plan and I plan on buying an Orange PAYG iPhone 4 and putting my monthly SIM in it. However, I may want to switch providers down the line at some point.

    What is Orange's current arrangement for unlocking a PAYG iPhone? I hear it's not as easy as unlocking an O2 PAYG.
     
  2. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    Orange will unlock the iPhone on the condition the phone was purchased by you and has been continually used for three months.

    They will then unlock it for £20 - taken from your air time and can take up to three weeks

    Hope that helps
     
  3. jonnyb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Very helpful. Many thanks. Certainly easier with O2!
     
  4. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

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    Hell yeah!

    I only know so much as I recently bought a Orange locked iPhone 3GS on eBay - they wouldn't unlock it for me until I had it in use for three months! After complaining, they then told me that only the original purchaser could request the unlock! I no longer have that handset ;)
     

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