O2 Ireland to Allow iPhone Users Option to Unlock Handsets

In a somewhat surprising move today, wireless carrier O2 Ireland announced that its customers would be able to unlock Apple’s iPhone. Per the O2 forum, Rod Coleman, head of O2′s Customer Care unit, discussed the decision surrounding the unlocking on iPhones, especially those who want to pass on old handsets.

In order to unlock their handsets, O2 customers must meet the following criteria:
• You must be registered on O2.ie and the O2Forum.
• Prepaid customers must have topped up with a minimum €150 on the registered SIM card (this excludes bonus credits).
• You must have bought the phone from O2 Ireland.

Coleman also added that the company is currently taking unlock requests and will submit them to Apple if customers meet the criteria for unlocking when the services becomes available. 

Customers need to submit their IMEI code, a process which is explained in detail on the O2 forum.

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