Carrier Will this new iPhone 6 get locked?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by helpneed, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. helpneed macrumors newbie

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    I have bought a new unlocked iPhone 6 from John Lewis in London.
    This is to be opened on the Christmas day. My daughter intends to put in her existing "3" sim in this new phone.
    Once this is done, will this new phone will be locked to carrier 3?
    Can she change to different career on a later date?

    Thanking you in advance for your time replying.

    Regards
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If the phone is unlocked then it should work with any carrier that its hardware supports and will remain unlocked.
     
  3. helpneed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply.
    That is good to know.

    Regards
     
  4. freedomisle macrumors regular

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    I read that in the UK unless purchased directly from Apple the iPhone will lock itself to the first sim. I have never tested this theory
     
  5. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    This is true if purchased from Carphone warehouse, not sure about John Lewis though.
    The only way to be sure of getting a totally unlocked iPhone in the UK is to buy direct from Apple.
     
  6. helpneed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mmmm.... This is the first iPhone in our home. If it gets locked to the first sim, and on a future date could I get the iPhone unlocked to put in a sim from a different provider?

    Do you have any idea?

    Thanking you for highlighting this.

    Regards
     
  7. freedomisle macrumors regular

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    You can get it unlocked. However, you will need to contact the company it is locked to. Consider that before you put in your first sim. Some companies are easier and cheaper than others.

    Once you unlock it, it will remained unlocked, even if you put another sim in. :cool:
     

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