I know that the iPhone is meant to be locked here in the UK.
But the Apple support page says that SOME SIM cards MAY NOT work and it is BETTER to use the one in the phone! it seems to suggest it is optional?
whats going on? Anyone want to ring O2 and ask for the unlock code and see if they give it to you?
About SIM cards
If you already have a SIM card, note that not all SIM cards work with iPhone. For best results, use the SIM card included with your new iPhone. There is no advantage to taking out your existing SIM and putting it in iPhone.
I didn't know that was even an option!
This is from the online manual for the European iPhone:
Inserting the iPhone SIM Card
In some regions, you may need to purchase the SIM card separately and insert it into
iPhone before activation. Read the documentation that comes with the SIM card for
If your carrier gave you a PIN number to use with your SIM, you may need to enter the
PIN before activating iPhone.
Could 1.1.2 have some secret unlocking mechanism? something is going on here!