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Unlocking a iphone 4s

Every other phone I've ever had was either bought unlocked, unlocked buck shee by the network, or I paid a fiver for an unlock code, but not this POS. The network can do it for 20 but it takes weeks, someone on ebay can do it for 80 notes , and anyone else who says they can is a shyster.

Is it possible to get the poxy thing unlocked quickly and cheaply?
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Is it possible to get the poxy thing unlocked quickly and cheaply?
Simply answer............No...

Nothing is cheap for the IPhone, scene tax init...
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Go for the Network option. It is safest if time consuming.
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Hit it with a sledgehammer, far more satisfying.
 
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Hit it with a sledgehammer, far more satisfying.
Seriously tempted.
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If your getting it unlocked get it done properly through the network other ways of doing it can cause problems when the phone updates.
Depends on the network Three now sell all there phones unlocked as of the first of January this year. On the Iphones that they sold locked before then as long as they have ios7 or above you can unlock yourself. Just connect to itunes and do a device restore and its unlocked. Just done my own 4s this way.
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I thought they had to do it for free after the contact period, by EU directive....?
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I thought they had to do it for free after the contact period, by EU directive....?
They're only urged to do it.
BBC News - Mobile firms urged to unlock phones
 
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Go for the network option.

02 unlocked one I bought for free (via the seller who still had a contract with them).

Tried twice to unlock it - once with an online company, who promised they could, then failed (still owe me 20!), second by a back street phone shop, who tried then gave up. (free).
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Who is provider ?

Vodafone do it for free if you have been with them for over 12 months
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Go for the network option.

02 unlocked one I bought for free (via the seller who still had a contract with them).

Tried twice to unlock it - once with an online company, who promised they could, then failed (still owe me 20!), second by a back street phone shop, who tried then gave up. (free).
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O2 Unlocked my daughters iPhone for free.
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Any phone sold on 3 after Jan 2012 is unlocked. My superb (and 4 before it) 5S is unlocked. I won't entertain any other **** unless I'm desperate
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EE takes ages even for business phones and you can't ring anyone, just email
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