01-03-2017 06:03 PM
01-03-2017 06:16 PM
01-03-2017 06:17 PM - edited 01-03-2017 06:18 PM
@Jenkins13 A EE SIM card will not activate the device if your not in the UK as this can not be done on a roaming network. Any issues you have with the unlock you have to take up the the eBay seller.
You will be better off using a sim card from the country you're in providing that network supports the iPhone.
You also with an iPhone 4 have to connect the device to iTunes on a PC with a different network Sim card in the device to activate the unlock this cannot be done via on the device directly
And It's only cost £8.99 to unlock a 2nd hand device with EE and if you got the device yourself from EE/T-Mobile the unlock is free.
01-03-2017 06:29 PM
Hi thank you for the information that is really helpful. It would make sense that the unlock doesn't work abroad.
If I put a sim in from another country would that not lock the phone to that network? If I then return to the UK can I use the EE sim in the phone?
Thanks again for your help.
01-03-2017 06:37 PM
@Jenkins13 Once a device is unlocked it remains unlocked permanently. The only issue you might have is that you used a 3rd party to do this and this is not recommended for an iPhone as Apple controls the unlock keys to this and only a network can request Apple to unlock the device.