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# 37431 13-Jul-2009 13:43
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I just got a message from sonmeone who has said...
"VF were nice enough to replace my iPhone 3G (on Friday 10/7/09) after the screen started to flicker (2 days before it went out of warrenty however it is now carrier locked to VodaCrap NZ.

I confirmed with vodafone that their policy of *not* carrier locked has changed, from last week all iPHones they sell *will* be carrier locked by Apple (at Vodafones request).

Just mentioning it in case anyone else has had a handset replaced last week (and my XT Sim card was recognised instantly in another *older* iPhone)."

This is true or anyone comment?

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  # 234710 13-Jul-2009 14:07
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If this is true then the people at Vodafone really need to pull their heads in.

The way they have acted this last week over the iPhone is jaw dropping, as is the way that certain Vodafone people have behaved on this website, on twitter and on their own site. I am a Telecom customer and the way they have gone out of their way to make life difficult with regards to the iPhone on other carriers has only served to further cement my position that I never wish to be one of their customers.

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  # 234712 13-Jul-2009 14:13

Wow, god damn if this is true.


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  # 234713 13-Jul-2009 14:14
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Glad I got IBL then..

From the Apple NZ store:
iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS and connect to
iTunes 8.2 to complete activation.2 Purchase limitations may apply.

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  # 234720 13-Jul-2009 14:31
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Great thanks for clarifying Freitasm

Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer

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  # 234743 13-Jul-2009 15:06

We don't lock handsets and we haven't locked the iPhone handset and it's not locked.

To recap: Vodafone has not locked the iPhone handset.

It's not locked.



not locked.



PS (it's not locked).

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