Unlocking iphone 3GS on Vodafone UK

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Lindat, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Lindat macrumors member

    May 10, 2009
    I am interested in purchasing an iphone 3GS, currently locked to a Vodafone network. How easy is it to get this unlocked to take any SIM card and are there any disadvantages to me buying this compared to a factory unlocked phone? There is no vodafone network where I live (C.I.). I do not wish to jailbreak the phone, just unlock. I've checked online, but I can't see anything for Vodafone. Thanks.
  2. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    do you live in the uk, or are you looking to buy in the uk and then take it to where you live? where is c.i ?

    what network are you looking to put it on?

    edit: is it the channel islands?
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    According to Apple's site, only O2 and Orange offer unlocking. Is there a specific reason that you want a Vodafone one?

    And CI is Channel Islands :)
  4. Lindat thread starter macrumors member

    May 10, 2009
    It was a guy selling one on ebay, and he said after googling a bit, that he thought it could be unlocked. So I googled to check and I couldn't find any evidence to say this was the case. And you have confirmed this. Thanks guys. And yes, C.I. is Channel Islands.
  5. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    yeah vodafone doesn't unlock at the moment, but all the the others (o2, orange and even tesco mobile) do.

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