Unlocking iphone 3GS on Vodafone UK

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

  1. Lindat macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    #2
    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

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #3
    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

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    #4
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    #5
    yeah vodafone doesn't unlock at the moment, but all the the others (o2, orange and even tesco mobile) do.
     

Share This Page