Time for my monthly keyboard bashing! Something that has wound me up for the past few days - Orange "unlocking" their iPhones for different networks. A friend of mine sold me their old iPhone 4 for trivial money last month, the front and rear of the phone was smashed and half the screen worked! As my current phone is on the blink I saw it as a perfect opportunity to repair and try out Apple ownership before I renew my contract in a few months time. As I am on O2, my friend called Orange/EE and stated he would like to use the phone with a different network - they charged us £20 and stated it may take up-to 30 days! In the meantime jumped on eBay and bought a genuine replacement front screen and rear fascia along with a new battery. I stripped the phone down using a video on youtube as a guide and got the thing looking perfect and working again. The 30 day "wait" was up last week - plugged the phone into Itunes - no unlock. My friend called Orange/EE again and stated it had not yet been done - they came up with the excuse that they are having trouble unlocking iPhones at the minute, with no idea when they will be able to do it again, we had the £20 refunded. From looking around the net, it doesn't look easy to unlock - there is a chap on ebay selling the unlock service for £75! - nowhere else seems to do it. I have looked into "jailbreaking" the phone and unlocking it that way - however it can only really be done on software versions prior to 6.1.3! - so thats a no-go as well. Going to stick this thing on ebay - its a shame as the thing is pretty much perfect - I just cant use it with O2! Iphone ownership has not been pleasurable so far! - looks like Android is back on the cards when my renewal date is due.