How to Unlock iPhone 3G

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Need to unlock an iPhone 3G to use any sim?

This Apple iPhone 3G Unlocking solution is called a Factory Unlock or Official IMEI unlock. It is not requested via the network, instead your IMEI is updated as 'unlocked' on the Apple database. If you are not the original owner, if you do not satisfy the current networks unlock criteria or you simply want a quicker, easier and guaranteed unlock, an Official Apple Unlock is for you!

All that is required to unlock your iPhone 3G is the IMEI number and the network it is currently locked to.


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If you are trying to find out how to unlock an iPhone 3G so that you can use a different SIM card from a different network, quickly and easily, this Official Apple iPhone Unlock is exactly what you are looking for.

Each iPhone 3G has a unique 15 digit identifier called an IMEI number, by submitting your IMEI to be unlocked and updated on the Apple database, it does not require any modifications to the phone and when you receive the completion notice, the update is automatic when you insert a new sim card.

  • Official Apple Factory IMEI Unlock for iPhone 3G, all models, all software iOS and all modem firmwares. Quite simply all iPhone 3G's on supported network
  • No technical knowledge or software modifications required - Simply insert a new Sim & unlock recognised via WiFi.
  • Unlock from Anywhere - Unlock from the comfort of your home, office or abroad. No need to be without your phone.
  • Instant, 24/7 automated submission - Guarantees the fastest unlocking times for all Networks!
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  • No Hidden Costs - The price quoted is the price you pay!
  • All Networks supported - All networks that support Factory iPhone unlocking are available, Worldwide.
  • Live Support - Live Chat available 10am-4pm GMT Monday-Friday.

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Unlocking policies with the various networks differ greatly. If you bought an iPhone 2nd hand or on Ebay for example, were gifted an iPhone, if you are not the original contract holder or if a contract period remains, to name but a few, you probably will not meet the requirements to unlock directly via the network. This is when an Official Factory Apple Unlock Service is required.

An Official Apple Unlock service removes ALL network restrictions imposed by the existing network and allows your iPhone 3G to be used with ANY network, around the World. Unless stated, as long as your iPhone has not been reported 'lost or stolen', any iPhone 3G can be unlocked, regardless of contractual period (unless stated) etc. Once unlocked you are able to swap and change network Sim cards at your will, your iPhone will be unlocked to use any sim card and no longer limited to any individual provider.

To unlock your iPhone 3G with an Official Permanent iPhone Unlock all we require is the IMEI of the phone and a contact email address to receive all correspondence and ultimately, the 'Unlock Confirmation'.

An IMEI number is a unique 15 digit number that identifies your handset and the network it is locked to. The process updates your IMEI on the Apple GSX database and it is marked as 'Unlocked/Whitelisted/Sim Free'. This is the only permanent unlock, recognised by Apple.

How to unlock iPhone 3G:
  1. Locate your IMEI number (Detailed help on how to find your imei is available here)
  2. Select the Network/Country that your iPhone 3G is CURRENTLY locked to.
  3. Order your iPhone Unlock - Instant submission upon payment.
  4. Unlock confirmation email sent immediately upon status update.
  5. Simply insert a new Sim card whilst connected to an active WiFi signal to complete the unlock.

The iPhone 3G was first revealed on June 9, 2008 and was to become Apple’s 2nd generation iPhone.

The iPhone 3G was internally similar to its predecessor but included several new hardware features such as GPS, 3G data and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. The device was originally launched running the iPhone OS 2.0. operating system. This new operating system which, included push email and navigation also saw the introduction of the App Store, the third party application marketplace.

On July 11, 2008 Apple actually released the iPhone 3G across twenty-two countries in two storage options, 8GB and 16GB. The 16GB model was produced in either black or white.

Following the release of the successor iPhone 3GS model one year later, the iPhone 3G remained on sale but became Apple's budget phone with its price cut in half. Available only in black with 8 GB of storage and bundled with the updated iPhone OS 3.0 software.

On June 7, 2010, the iPhone 3G was finally discontinued, and replaced as Apple's budget phone by an 8 GB iPhone 3GS selling for the same price of with a 2-year contract.

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Network Lookup - £3.99 (1-24hrs)

Use this service to run a check on the Apple GSX database to determine what network your iPhone is currently locked to.

Enter your 15 digit IMEI number & an active email address to receive the Network Report. If you do not know where to find your IMEI, use the help section below.

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You can display your IMEI by dialing a number into your iPhone, as if making a phone call. Follow these steps to get your iPhone IMEI:
  1. Open your Phone Keypad (to make a call).
  2. Dial *#06# (star-hash-0-6-#)
  3. Your IMEI will display on the screen
The IMEI number can be found in the iPhone Settings. To locate it follow these simple steps on your phone, below:
  1. Click on 'Settings'
  2. Click on 'General'
  3. Click on 'About'
  4. Scroll down to view the IMEI number

On newer models the IMEI number is engraved on the back of your iPhone. Look on the back of the iPhone and at the very end of the small text is the phone IMEI number. The IMEI is very small, be sure to read and copy it carefully.

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