I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 7; however, I need to fully unlock my iPhone (which I inserted a SIM card into). How do I do this? Note: my sim card is from Tahiti (French Polynesia). Can you help me resolve this problem?

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    The way to unlock a carrier-locked phone is to ring the carrier that locked it.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 9:21
  • This post has been machine translated - it might need an edit for clarity if the translation was poor.
    – bmike
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 11:14
  • Improved translation, no need for further edits to improve the English.
    – owlswipe
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 13:16
  • And yes, kainalu, you should call your carrier and ask about unlocking your phone. If you think there is a chance that your phone's contract period is over, just Google "[your phone carrier] check iPhone upgrade eligibility" or head to your carrier's website. Note that if you have AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, you can follow the instructions here: iphonefaq.org/archives/971568
    – owlswipe
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 13:18

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You should be able to just call up your network carrier and they can unlock it. I had the same thing. Just be prepared to wait couple weeks as the carriers say it takes up to 3 weeks to unlock. Or you can use a third party site like http://unlockingofficial.com I used this site couple times and worked great. It still takes a few days to get unlock though.

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