Help me finish unlocking my iphone, please!
October 31, 2012 2:55 PM Subscribe
I live in London and will soon be travelling to Melbourne, Australia. I have an iPhone 4 and a contract with Three UK; this week I paid Three fifteen quid to unlock my phone so that I can use a local sim when I'm abroad.
Three sent me a text telling me my unlock request has been processed, and to finish the unlocking process I need to insert a non-Three sim card and connect the device to iTunes. I don't have another sim card and am not sure where I can get one before I catch my plane on Saturday. Help?
posted by hot soup girl to travel & transportation (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A few more details;
- Presumably I have to procure a cheap pre-paid account sim card. Where can I get one of those? I'm near Upper Street, Islington. Should I go to a Vodafone shop, or do they sell these things at Tesco's?
- What's going to happen when I do this? Is it going to wipe my phone? Will it force me to update to iOS 6 (I'm still using iOS4 and would prefer not top update right now).
- Ideally, I'd just wait until I get to Melbourne and do this process with the Australian sim card I'm going to buy. But I sync my iPhone to my home desktop and am worried about wiping all the music, books etc off my phone if I do this using the bare itunes that's on our travel laptop.
I'm sure I'm over-complicating all this, but I'd love some advice/perspective/brains. Fanks!