O2 Ireland customers will finally be able to unlock Apple's iPhone the mobile phone provider has announced.

Writing on the O2 forum Rod Coleman, Head of Customer Care at O2 notes the amount of discussion surrounding the unlocking on iPhones, especially those who want to pass on old handsets.

Available shortly, 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

O2's Coleman adds the company are taking unlocking 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. The process to obtain the IMEI code and  the steps to follow to request an unlock code is explained in detail on the O2 forum.

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