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#618114 - 9th Nov 2011 7:16pm Is this worth it??? (iphone)
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Hi all,

I've been offered and iphone 3gs for £50 but its locked to O2 and I'm on Vodafone. How easy is it to get it unlocked? Any rough ideas where I could get it done and how much for?

Cheers Sean

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#618117 - 9th Nov 2011 7:19pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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Grab it with both hands, definitely worth it, and if you don't want it, I will :-)

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#618120 - 9th Nov 2011 7:20pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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There is a place in Birkenhead market, its called starlight mobiles, He also has a shop in Liscard market. http://www.starlightmobiles.com/starlight-store.html

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#618124 - 9th Nov 2011 7:26pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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Ok cheers you two. I've checked out that website and I need the IMEI number to get a quote, bugt I dont have it so do you have any idea how much they charge?

Sean

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#618127 - 9th Nov 2011 7:28pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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Starlight charges £60 to do it, if you go on the O2 website and fill out the form it's free if you're on contract or £15 if PAYG, which is basically all they do.

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#618132 - 9th Nov 2011 7:36pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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Originally Posted By: seanmackie
Hi all,

I've been offered and iphone 3gs for £50 but its locked to O2 and I'm on Vodafone. How easy is it to get it unlocked? Any rough ideas where I could get it done and how much for?

Cheers Sean


Is it knock off?
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#618135 - 9th Nov 2011 7:38pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: Capt_America]
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Originally Posted By: Capt_America

Is it knock off?


Be aware, if it is, even if you have the phone unlocked it would still be barred by the networks and wouldn't work.

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#618136 - 9th Nov 2011 7:39pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: Capt_America]
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Originally Posted By: Capt_America
Originally Posted By: seanmackie
Hi all,

I've been offered and iphone 3gs for £50 but its locked to O2 and I'm on Vodafone. How easy is it to get it unlocked? Any rough ideas where I could get it done and how much for?

Cheers Sean


Is it knock off?


Nope.

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#618138 - 9th Nov 2011 7:42pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: TheDr]
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Originally Posted By: TheDr
Starlight charges £60 to do it, if you go on the O2 website and fill out the form it's free if you're on contract or £15 if PAYG, which is basically all they do.


The person I would be getting it from has just upgraded to a iphone 4s on a new contract so the contract for the 3gs has now ended. With the phone technically being there's and me not being an O2 costumer, would they need to phone O2 up to unlock it or could I do it?

Sean

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#618171 - 9th Nov 2011 8:54pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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I personally wouldn't use starlight after shocking customer service from the liscard branch. They had my phone for 10 weeks to replace the LCD screen and in the end I got it back and i was told it couldn't even be fixed!

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#618277 - 9th Nov 2011 11:07pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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There's a fella in St Johns Market who unlocks them for £20

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#618383 - 9th Nov 2011 11:54pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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Is Starlight the ones with all the LED signs that go over the walkway?

If those are the ones they are very slap-dash.

Took something in to be repaired, they gave me a quote which seemed reasonable. They took it in and took my details saying they would ring when it was ready, it might take a couple of days due to the backlog.

Nearly two weeks went by, I rang them to be told it hadnt been repaired as the cost would now be double what they quoted, so they didnt want to go ahead without speaking to me!!! If I wanted it back I had to give them a couple of days to get it back from the main shop.

They hadnt even phoned me. So now I just say to anyone to steer clear of them. Once bitten.

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#618461 - 10th Nov 2011 12:37am Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: seanmackie]
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Originally Posted By: seanmackie
Originally Posted By: TheDr
Starlight charges £60 to do it, if you go on the O2 website and fill out the form it's free if you're on contract or £15 if PAYG, which is basically all they do.


The person I would be getting it from has just upgraded to a iphone 4s on a new contract so the contract for the 3gs has now ended. With the phone technically being there's and me not being an O2 costumer, would they need to phone O2 up to unlock it or could I do it?

Sean


If he goes onto the O2 website and fills in the online form HERE then they should unlock it for free, usually takes a few days but I've known it be done in under an hour.

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#619202 - 10th Nov 2011 10:25pm Re: Is this worth it??? (iphone) [Re: TheDr]
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Originally Posted By: TheDr
Originally Posted By: seanmackie
Originally Posted By: TheDr
Starlight charges £60 to do it, if you go on the O2 website and fill out the form it's free if you're on contract or £15 if PAYG, which is basically all they do.


The person I would be getting it from has just upgraded to a iphone 4s on a new contract so the contract for the 3gs has now ended. With the phone technically being there's and me not being an O2 costumer, would they need to phone O2 up to unlock it or could I do it?

Sean


If he goes onto the O2 website and fills in the online form HERE then they should unlock it for free, usually takes a few days but I've known it be done in under an hour.


Ok cheers pal.

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