Which UK carrier
For those in the UK, now that we have an unlocked iPhone the next issue is which carrier to go for particularly with respect to data. I am currently with Orange, but they have this farce of an "unlimited data" tariff for £8 per month but capped at 30MB. I also have a 3 contract - but they have this problem that if you connect a phone to their network which does not support 3G they get upset. Any wisdom on this one folks ?
T-Mobile Flext 20 (18 months) currently £15 a month + £7.50 for Web + Walk Unlimited (cap about 1gb I think), plus you get a free phone you can sell on eBay.
Given a clean sheet I guess I would go with T-Mobile. However, further to my OP there are also a couple of other issues to consider. One is that as I understand it Orange are the only provider of Edge. The other is that given O2 are getting the iPhone contract, they will probably optimise their network to support the iPhone - or perhaps given their (sort of) monopoly they will do precisely the opposite and make it expensive to use data.
Originally Posted by Weavus
I use o2 in the UK and I can confirm that Edge/iphone works no problem, I have been using it for three weeks now.
The deal I have is called Simplicity 25 sim only deal so for £25 a month http://shop.o2.co.uk/tariffs/simonly
I get 600 call minutes and 1000 texts and free calls on Saturday's, Sunday's and Monday's. You also only tied to a 30 day contract.
The only downside is you only get free 1mb free data and have to either buy bolt ons or pay as you go basis.
As I live in London this does not bother me as there are plenty of wi-fi points.
How does one set up EDGE and GPRS to work in the UK on 02?
Originally Posted by beatleben
Anyone got EDGE/GPRS working on Vodafone in the UK? If so, what setting did you use?
GPRS works just fine on Vodafone UK.
This is if you are on a contract. Not sure if this will work on PAYG.
Where are the settings for Wap/Edge?
Originally Posted by glukin
I might be stupid...usually am, but I can't fiond them.
I have a contract with virgin. What problems i'll probably get do you know anything?
Those are the settings.
Originally Posted by rederic
If you put these into your iphone internet will work. At least for me.