Unlocked iPhone question

monkey business

Well-known Member
Hi all,

I currently have a white iPhone 4 under contract with three. However, the home button is kinda knackered and my friend has a spare unlocked iPhone 4s purchased from the apple store that he is willing to let me use.

My question is can just put my three sim card in the iphone device and since it's unlocked everything will be golden?
 

bigdavecox90

Active Member
'Should' work if it's an unlocked iPhone, however 3 sims don't always work in every phone from past experience.

Easiest way, just give it a go?
 

monkey business

Well-known Member
Yeah, don't want my mate to pack it and post it to me for me to then find out it doesn't work.

This is also what I plan on doing when the iPhone 5 comes out. Buy it unlocked from Apple and stick my three sim in it.
 

bigdavecox90

Active Member
Yeah, don't want my mate to pack it and post it to me for me to then find out it doesn't work.

This is also what I plan on doing when the iPhone 5 comes out. Buy it unlocked from Apple and stick my three sim in it.
Yeah fair enough, as I said mate it 'should' work, but couldn't say 100%.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
 

nigelbb

Distinguished Member
'Should' work if it's an unlocked iPhone, however 3 sims don't always work in every phone from past experience.
My past experience is that a Three SIM will work in any phone that you care to put it in. In fact in many years of phone ownership I cannot recall a single incident where a particular SIM would work in one phone but not in another

Easiest way, just give it a go?
which will prove my point. If it; working in your iPhone 4 then it will work in an iPhone 4S.
 

jerryq7777

Well-known Member
3 Sims were only a problem in phones that only used the 2G network nowadays every phone is 3G so theirs no problem.
 

rodd1000

Well-known Member
Take the phone to an Apple Store. The dodgy Home button is a common fault that they should fix out of warranty at no charge.
This is incorrect. I returned my 15 month old iP4 to the store at Meadowhall Sheffield with the home button problem. They wanted £140 to exchange it. I told them where to stick it.

I found rubbing a drop of electric terminal cleaner around the area helped the problem somewhat but then the problem would always come back after a while.
 

nigelbb

Distinguished Member
This is incorrect. I returned my 15 month old iP4 to the store at Meadowhall Sheffield with the home button problem. They wanted £140 to exchange it. I told them where to stick it.
You didn't press them hard enough. I know several people who have been given a replacement out of warranty as it is a known fault. You should have insisted on seeing the manager & quoted the Sale of Goods Act. A £600 phone should not break down under normal use with 15 months.
 

rodd1000

Well-known Member
You didn't press them hard enough. I know several people who have been given a replacement out of warranty as it is a known fault. You should have insisted on seeing the manager & quoted the Sale of Goods Act. A £600 phone should not break down under normal use with 15 months.
Well they were pretty insistent, I suppose i could have pushed harder but i'd already waited over an hour as they were behind on appointments, the place was crammed to roof with people it was bordering claustrophobic. IMO Apple stores aren't the nicest of experiences and i was sick to the teeth of the place by then.:rolleyes:
 

monkey business

Well-known Member
Thanks for the replies guys.

I checked with the apple store in regards to the home button and they said they don't fix it but will give me a refurb phone for £110.

Forget that.
 

GreenBars

Active Member
£110 to get it fixed is probably less than it would be worth so you could get it fixed, use it for a while and then sell to get some money to put towards an iPhone 5 when it comes out.

Alternative is a broken phone.

Just a suggestion.
 

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