This sh** is so unfair! I bought a phone off a guy at work who bought it off someone else (dead end, basically). As of writing it is only unlockable by the 02, no jailbreak/software method works (04.12.02) so I have no option but to go through 02.
Called them today and it seems that whoever originally owned the phone did "something" that they cant discuss with me (data protection act) and they are unwilling to unlock my phone. The lady confirmed that it wasnt stolen. Even if I were to switch to 02 & put €150 as they request I still wouldnt be able to unlock it because somebody, somewhere did something to an account that isnt mine and as a result I have a €200 brick. Im with "3" because they have an all you can eat data plan for €20p/m & 02 cant match that.
Any ideas please?