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    Default [1.1.3] UK Contract Expiring, Switch to O2 Simplicity?

    Hi all,

    My contract with Orange is due to expire in a month and I was thinking about signing up for an O2 Simplicity package with the Unlimited Web Bolt-On.

    If I do so, will I be able to connect via EDGE to use the bolt-on?

    I tried searching the forums but couldn't find a definitive answer on this one.

    If no is the answer to this, will there be any drawbacks to using the iPhone with O2's GPRS?

    Thanks



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    I have to ask why you would want to use that tarrif when the official iPhone tariffs are such good value! I mean the bolt on is going to end up costing only a few pounds less if I am not mistaken and it DOES have a fair use restriction as well.

    Whereas 35 will get you 600 mins and 500 txts and unlimited data - yes its 18 months contract but I am sure O2 will let those of us upgrade to new iphones when they are released and 18 months isn't really that long if you ask me!

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    I'd be using that tariff because I was given a US iPhone for xmas which I've since unlocked and using on my current Orange contract.

    When the iPhone was first released in the UK from what I remember the 35 contract wasn't that competitive so I decided not to bother with it but when the next iPhone is released I'll prob go legit providing it allows me to use 3G (If it supports 3G that is).

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    yea i also have the same problem, i have a US iphone but would like to NOW get on o2 UK official....

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    Using O2's iPhone plans on an unlocked iPhone should not be a problem (whether it's from the US or another country). Just get an O2 SIM to use

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    I would like to know this too. I just find that O2 Iphone contract deal is rip off. for 35 a month they give 600 mins and 500 text and unlimited data access. And also 269 for the 8gb phone. ALtogether this works out to be 900 over 18 months.

    Whereas I want to go onto thier simplicity deal which at 25 a month you can get 600 mins 1000 text and free unlimited data bolt on and you are not tied upto a lengthy contract. More value for money.

    Would you still recive the edge network on the simplicity too or would u just be stck with GPRS?

    Thanks

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    i have o2 simplicity 25 with data, text and o2 to o2 calls everything working ok even edge and even mms

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    Did you have to do anything to set up EDGE or did it just work as soon as you inserted the sim card?

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    The only "Rip Off" is the fact you have to PAY for the phone.

    600min/500txt and unlimited data + wi-fi hot spots is VERY competative.

    For that same price on any other contract you would get a free phone but you would not get unlimited data and hot spot access - you may have unlimited calls OR txts instead and if you txt lots more or make lots more calls then fair enough but as it stands now its a great package!

    As for signing up to a contract on an O2 SIM all you have to do is go get a SIM from O2 which they will happily give you (there is a bit on their site about if you sell your iPhone you can get a SIM from them for free for it!).

    Then just restore with the O2 SIM in the phone and it will take you through the activation process - no problems... very easy!

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    Is anyone able to confirm that EDGE will work with Simplicity?


 

 
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