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Want to remove the Sonofon lock on your iPhone 3Gs?

Most iPhone 3Gs models sold by the Sonofon network will be subsidised and therefore, locked so they can only be used on their network.

If you want to unlock your iPhone from Sonofon so that you can use a different network, first you will need to order a Sonofon unlock.


Some of the major networks have operations in numerous countries but each of these still operate independently. Please select the country your particular Sonofon network operates within. A full list of supported countries and networks is available here (iPhone Unlock Services)

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If you are looking to unlock an iPhone 3Gs from Sonofon so that you can use a different network, this Official Apple iPhone 3Gs Sonofon Unlock is exactly what you are looking for.

Each iPhone 3Gs has a unique 15 digit identifier called an IMEI number, Sonofon use this to restrict your iPhone to only use only their network. This service updates your IMEI as 'Sim-Free' on the Apple database, therefore removing ALL restrictions enforced by Sonofon. 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 3Gs Sonofon All model versions, all software iOS and all modem firmwares. Quite simply all iPhone 3Gs's currently locked to the Sonofon 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 in the same country or without your phone. Unlocks update anywhere!
  • Instant, 24/7 automated submission - Guarantees the fastest unlocking times for the Sonofon Network!
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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 were gifted an iPhone, if you are not the original contract holder or if a contract period remains (to name but a few) it's likely you will not meet the requirements to unlock directly via Sonofon. This is when an Official Factory Apple Unlock Service is required.

An Official Apple Unlock removes ALL network restrictions imposed by Sonofon both in and around the world. This allows your iPhone 3Gs to be used with ANY network and unlocked from anywhere in the world. Unless stated, as long as your iPhone 3Gs has not been reported 'lost or stolen', any iPhone 3Gs 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 will be unlocked to use any sim card and no longer limited to just Sonofon in .

To unlock your iPhone 3Gs 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 its lock to the Sonofon network. 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 an iPhone 3Gs on Sonofon:
  1. Locate your IMEI number (Detailed help on how to find your imei is available here)
  2. Select iPhone 3Gs from the model options.
  3. Select the Country your Sonofon iPhone is locked to.
  4. Confirm the Sonofon network by selecting it once the country has been selected.
  5. Order your iPhone Unlock - Instant submission upon payment.
  6. Unlock confirmation email sent immediately upon status update.
  7. Simply insert a new Sim card whilst connected to an active WiFi signal to complete the unlock.

The third generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 3GS succeeded the iPhone 3G and was released first in the USA, Canada, and six European countries on June 19, 2009, in Australia and Japan on June 26 and internationally throughout July and August.

This iPhone 3Gs the "S" standing for Speed included performance improvements, a 3-megapixel camera with higher resolution and video ability, voice control and support for 7.2 Mbit/s HSDPA downloading

It was succeeded in 2010 by the iPhone 4, however, the 3GS remained in production until September 2012 when the iPhone 5 was announced.

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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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