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    I have an unlocked iPhone which i use with my company sim card, (vodafone) have been using it since last September.

    The other day i got an email from one of the managers saying that vodafone had flagged to them that i was using the company sim in a non approved mobile phone ie the iPhone.

    So my question is, is there anything that can identify to vodafone that i was using their sim in an iPhone?

    Keep in mind that i can only use the phone to make and receive calls and send sms messages, the company locks down WAP/GPRS/Edge, so have only ever used wireless which i know vodafone couldnt tell. Just wondering if there is any identifier contained within in voice calls/sms that says he is using an iPhone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banned View Post
    I have an unlocked iPhone which i use with my company sim card, (vodafone) have been using it since last September.

    The other day i got an email from one of the managers saying that vodafone had flagged to them that i was using the company sim in a non approved mobile phone ie the iPhone.

    So my question is, is there anything that can identify to vodafone that i was using their sim in an iPhone?

    Keep in mind that i can only use the phone to make and receive calls and send sms messages, the company locks down WAP/GPRS/Edge, so have only ever used wireless which i know vodafone couldnt tell. Just wondering if there is any identifier contained within in voice calls/sms that says he is using an iPhone?

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    Yes they can tell from the IMEI
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    Quote Originally Posted by n350z View Post
    Yes they can tell from the IMEI
    Oh rite so i would prob be as well changin my IEMI number on the iphone if i want to continue using the iPhone with my company sim? Would that work?

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    is it even possible to change the IEMI? Just did a quick search on these forums but didnt see any evidence of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by banned View Post
    is it even possible to change the IEMI? Just did a quick search on these forums but didnt see any evidence of it
    In a lot of countries changing IMEI is illegal


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    I wouldn't worry to much

    I had the call as well a mth ago from vodafone UK and they said the same kinda stuff but when i ask if it was a problem they said no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n350z View Post
    I wouldn't worry to much

    I had the call as well a mth ago from vodafone UK and they said the same kinda stuff but when i ask if it was a problem they said no.
    im not taking any notice of it at the moment, the only thing has me thinking is that because its a work sim and not my own personal sim then its probably only a matter of time b4 the company steps in

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    You may have seen in the news the UK networks are getting some slack for EDGE charges overseas. I reckon vodafone are just reminding people that isn't supported and EDGE charges could be heavy if your not careful with how you use the iphone.


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    n350z you're prob right mate, i was thinkin they have just contacted the company i work for to cover their own asses and to show that they are being pro active in doing something about having a phone they have no rights to on their network.

 

 

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