Anybody got any ideas?
Thanks for your help
Best answer by paule133
I contacted the previous owner of the phone (my son fortunately) and he was able to get it unlocked within 72 hours. The iphone itself is not locked, it is the apple servers that hold the information for locking/unlocking etc. So he just needed to get online with his old number and the IMEI code and it was done.
So I think this is the key for any others who have this problem.