Help Phone unlocking

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Moriath, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    hi

    Anyone know about unlocking an iphone and if any of these services on the net are legit?

    My company let me keep my phone after its contract expires but wont allow it to be unlocked from vodafone.

    Guy at voda said, not officially, nod nod wink wink. That some websites can do it. I paid one but think i may have been taken for a ride on it and dont trust they will follow through. So if they do its a bonus. If they dont i want a backup plan.

    Anyone done this with good results?
     
  2. Access Denied

    Access Denied It was like that when I got here...

    If your contract has run its course and you've paid off your handset, then iirc you have a legal right to get the phone unlocked. Ask Vodafone to tell you in writing exactly why they won't unlock your phone and then contact Ofcom.
     
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  3. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    I just called Vodafone and gave them the IMEI number, and as @Access Denied says, they have to unlock it if you own the phone and it’s run it’s term
     
  4. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Also my work mobile is through BT and they don’t lock their phone at all
     
  5. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    The contract they have with my company apparently prevents them from doing it.
     
  6. Edmond

    Edmond Is now wearing thermals.....Brrrrr Moderator

    Off to the shopping mall mobile phone shop it is then. The ones that sell all the covers & cases.

    I know a guy, but you’ve moved a bit too far away from me now.

    Takes about a week if they do it and will cost around £30
     
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  7. Access Denied

    Access Denied It was like that when I got here...

    Never heard of that. Which phone is it? Could try contacting the manufacturer and asking them.
     
  8. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Iphone. So not really with apple lol
     
  9. Access Denied

    Access Denied It was like that when I got here...

    I'm calling bullshit on that to be honest. I think either the person you spoke to hasn't got a clue what they're doing or Vodafone are being a big ol' bag of dicks. Ring them again, remind them that you have a legal right to have your phone unlocked, a legal right which supercedes any made up contract stipulations with Apple and tell them that if they don't comply you'll be going to Ofcom. Then complain on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Edit: Wait, you said the contract they have with your company. Is it a company phone, that they've let you keep? If so it will be the company, as the entity the original contract was taken out by, whoi will have to contact Vodafone and get the handset unlocked.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2018
  10. Moriath

    Moriath I am a FH squatter

    Yeah the second option. I would have to come up with a business case for Oracle to let me unlock the phone.

    He said most phones are unlockable. oracle is an exception.
     
  11. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Stick it on a PAYG sim

    Unlock your phone or find an unlock code at Vodafone
     
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