Considering buying a iPhone 5 locked to other network

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  1. shreddies

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    Hi there,

    Looking at Buying a 2 month old iPhone 5. Trouble is, it is locked to the wrong network, the person I will be buying from has just started a contract with it. Can I contact the service provider and get it unlocked free of charge?

    I'd be upgrading from an iPhone 4, is this a significant upgrade? Thoughts would be appreciated.
     
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    What network?
     
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    it feels very similar in many ways(ios is always familiar :laugh:) but a bit snappier...of course it does things the 4 cant but the features they share still feel the same to an extent....i never found the 4 to be a bad phone but never had a 4s thats why I went to the 5

    to me it dosent feel any bigger really ive just come from an s3 and it feels small to me...i havent noticed its particuarly thin or light either it just sems right

    i would imagine the upgrade from 4s to 5 apart from cosmetics is negligible for most people
     
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    The phone is locked to vodafone

    Thanks for that mate, I haven't even had the chance to see a iPhone 5 in person as of yet. Ah well I will be picking it u tonight.
     
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    Ask the seller to apply for the unlock before you buy
    It'll be a hassle if you try and unlock it.
     
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    Ive just come from an s3 and i think its tiny:D

    It didnt feel light either to me,its not that far off the s3 in weight and the s3 is way bigger so the iphone feels more dense.

    It feels solid and quality in the hand its a beautiful bit of kit....its amazing for weeks ive moaned about the s3 being too big and that handsets are getting silly,yet I feel this is on the cusp of being too small:laugh: in a week or two it will feel the right size
     
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    Thanks guys, I have received it, but being as daft as I am, i completely forgot it took a nano sim, So i'm going to phone vodafone tomorrow.

    You can't use the phone at all until it is registered with a sim card :(

    Oh well I guess it will be another week or so until i get to use it lol.

    The dimensions of the phone are very nice. I think they have done the right thing not making it massive. the weight of the phone is exceptionally lighter, took me off guard actually.
     
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    I bought mine off here arrived next day..i didnt have a nano sim i went to the 3 store and they gave me a nano sim for free :)....registered it to my account and it went active 30 mins later
     
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    if only it were that simple for me! my nearest store is an hour away and I've no time to go up. perhaps saturday if the inner child in me gets his way. :D
     

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