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    Default UK - Will O2 sell contract without phone

    I know at this point it is just speculation but what do you think will happen when us hacked iPhone owners walk into an O2 store on the 9th November and say "i'd like an iPhone contract please, but I've already got an iPhone". The party line at the moment as best I can make it out is you can only get a contract and a phone together, but this is a ludicrous situation, . Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face ,I for one am quite prepared to sign up for the outrageous O2 contract to legitimise my iPhone, and I'm sure there are many others - however, recent Apple behaviour could lead me to believe that indeed they would take this stance. There's really no point asking O2 staff at the moment cos frankly they haven't a clue.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyd View Post
    I know at this point it is just speculation but what do you think will happen when us hacked iPhone owners walk into an O2 store on the 9th November and say "i'd like an iPhone contract please, but I've already got an iPhone". The party line at the moment as best I can make it out is you can only get a contract and a phone together, but this is a ludicrous situation, . Talk about cutting your nose to spite your face ,I for one am quite prepared to sign up for the outrageous O2 contract to legitimise my iPhone, and I'm sure there are many others - however, recent Apple behaviour could lead me to believe that indeed they would take this stance. There's really no point asking O2 staff at the moment cos frankly they haven't a clue.
    Day 1? I seriously doubt it, since their "pack" includes the phone. As you already have the phone, the contract that they've put together doesn't/won't take into consideration people in your situation. You might want to give their customer service a call now and ask whether or not they have considered/plan to consider special cases. Don't be surprised if they say no.

    Here in France, I'm sure that I'm going to need to purchase a new phone and hold on to my existing phone for testing. Like you, perhaps, I think that with the unlimited data, O2/Orange France will be a much more attractive offering than anything that I can get on my own. What's more, the peace of mind associated with having a phone that will not lock you out of it each and every time there's an new firmware upgrade is a very comforting thought indeed.
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    I am convinced they won't seel iPhones without contract. So why bother? Go buy a contract WITH iPhone and sell the iPhone....Easy

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    Well i'm sure the Apple store on Regent Street in London will sell the phone by itself just like they do in the US. It will probably have an 02 SIM and then you get the contract online. I'm sure they are working this into iTunes.

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    You do not need an o2 iphone contract

    As of 1st October o2 offers all its customers unlimited data for 7.50 a month.

    You can get a o2 sim only contract from 15 a month (200 mins) + 7.50 = 22.50 a month for the same deal (minus cloud access but you can bolt that on directly for 3.99, if you really really need)

    You can then on a 30 day contract that you can cancel a damm sight quicker than the 18 month contract with o2.

    If you use more minutes the sim only+unlimited data with 30 day cancel period just gets better.

    I pretty much sure that you can get the same deal as the iphone 50+ contract for around 30 with sim only.

    How do I know ?? Because thats what I am doing..

    Matthew


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdfreeman View Post
    You do not need an o2 iphone contract

    As of 1st October o2 offers all its customers unlimited data for 7.50 a month.

    You can get a o2 sim only contract from 15 a month (200 mins) + 7.50 = 22.50 a month for the same deal (minus cloud access but you can bolt that on directly for 3.99, if you really really need)

    You can then on a 30 day contract that you can cancel a damm sight quicker than the 18 month contract with o2.

    If you use more minutes the sim only+unlimited data with 30 day cancel period just gets better.

    I pretty much sure that you can get the same deal as the iphone 50+ contract for around 30 with sim only.

    How do I know ?? Because thats what I am doing..

    Matthew
    However, I'm not sure I could transfer my existing number if I did that, which is quite important to me

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    Amazon are selling the phone , but you have to pay 600 for it . So basically you are paying for the length of the contract.

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    Thats all great assuming that we all want to keep our phones 'locked' but it strikes me that if you are willing to join O2 (even on their simplicity 22.50 deal) then you might as well try to get the official 1.1.1 firmware etc.

    Anyone think this will possible? I doubt it but im sort of hoping it might work. I am sure I wont just be able to 'restore' my US phone and have it work on O2 though :-(

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    How are you going to bypass activation of the phone on 1.1.1 firmware with an imported phone???

    I guess by the time the phone is out in the UK it will have bulletproof newer firmware..

    +++ You can port your number with sim only (simplicity).

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    The phone unlock is stored in the baseband.

    I doubt apple will produce a firmware update that will relock your phone to another offical apple network lol.


 

 
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