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Unlock iPhone in HK

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  1. #1

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    Unlock iPhone in HK

    Hi

    So I have tried to unlock via my service provided who denied it citing several possible reasons for it without specifying which one. So I am looking to unlock somewhere local. Just been to Wan chai computer centre and got quoted 1500HKD for this. I asked about the process and from what I gather they were going to go through my provider to do it so therefore I assume this would just be the same step I took myself and as such it will be rejected and I’ll be 1500HKD down and still a locked phone.

    I have already got a new SIM with ‘Birdie’ and moved my current SIM to an eSIM to accommodate this in my phone. Really frustrating now!

    Any advice/options on how to resolve this or does anyone know anywhere I can look?

    cheers


  2. #2

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    Might be able to help if you specify your original service provider, your iPhone model and the iOS it is running.


  3. #3

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    Sounds like a rip off. Try the Mong Kok or Sham Shui Po. We paid something like $150 for an LG and Samsung was about $300 to unlock.

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  4. #4

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    Hi

    It is iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 14.1 and it’s with Vodafone U.K.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HKtostay:
    Hi

    It is iPhone 11 Pro, iOS 14.1 and it’s with Vodafone U.K.
    I was originally going to suggest jailbreaking your phone to unlock for free. Given your model / OS, that wouldn't be feasible.

    If Vodafone UK didn't agree to unlock your phone, it would likely be difficult as only the original carrier can unlock it. I guess you probably have 1 year left on your original contract hence why it is still locked. You could try negotiating with them again.

    Reason it is cheaper on android devices (LG / Samsung) is it's easier to unlock.

    You could try some sim unlock services online (e.g. iphoneapprovedunlock) which charges around US$20 - I've never tried it but worst case, its only US$20. Let me know how it goes

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    Thank you very much for your advice. Funny you should mention iphoneapprovedunlock! Total scam! I tried them and paid the fee of £24 and was awaiting the unlock only to get a request for payment to complete the unlock for a further £120!! They highlighted in the email that it was in the small print that there may be an additional charge.


    Quote Originally Posted by Srashes:
    I was originally going to suggest jailbreaking your phone to unlock for free. Given your model / OS, that wouldn't be feasible.

    If Vodafone UK didn't agree to unlock your phone, it would likely be difficult as only the original carrier can unlock it. I guess you probably have 1 year left on your original contract hence why it is still locked. You could try negotiating with them again.

    Reason it is cheaper on android devices (LG / Samsung) is it's easier to unlock.

    You could try some sim unlock services online (e.g. iphoneapprovedunlock) which charges around US$20 - I've never tried it but worst case, its only US$20. Let me know how it goes

  7. #7

    Go to Apliu St. and see what they can do and charge.

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  8. #8
    And say that you'll only pay for positive results..... i.e. NO fix NO Pay !!

    i.e. NO advance pre-payment.




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    Welcome to Hong Kong.


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    Try doctorsim.com yet?