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    Default Apple UK FAQ: Euro iPhone really simlocked ?

    Everyone has been saying that the iPhone will be simlocked in Europe but is that really so ?

    Apple UK FAQ states:

    "Can I use the SIM card from my current mobile phone?
    You should use the SIM card that came pre-installed in the iPhone."
    http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/questionsandanswers.html

    So I should, but I am not obliged ?

    BTW: As on has to close a contract anyway when buying an iPhone in Europe I cannot see a point locking the phone as the carrier gets the money anway. The situation is different from the US where one can buy an iPhone without contract.

    Also I see no point for O2 forcing a client to use the iPhone when he doesnt like it anymore. From O2s point of view it would be better if the client sold the iPhone and buys another phone and makes plenty of calls under his O2 contract.



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    I'm sure the iPhones will be locked to the SIMs that they come with.

    It's the same as a "Please refrain from smoking" sign. This doesn't say it but it means No Smoking.

    The main reason Apple is rolling out in this way is that the provider has to pay Apple a certain amount each month for every iPhone. I think it's something like $18 per iPhone per month on AT&T. Therefore Apple make another $ 432 on each handset over the course of the 2 years.

    People have mentioned that the SIM free French version will be 999 Euros or something. This makes sense as it's the only way Apple can make the same money.

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    No IT DOESNT make sense because

    they make the money anyway even if the iPhone is unlocked because you HAVE TO make contract when buying an iPhone.

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    There will be unlocked iphones in France coming for 799 EUR - without any contract. Would be interesting how this works.

    phoneandphone offered some on their website but lateron put those offers offline. Think they neda wait till friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemsn View Post
    There will be unlocked iphones in France coming for 799 EUR - without any contract. Would be interesting how this works.

    phoneandphone offered some on their website but lateron put those offers offline. Think they neda wait till friday.
    Bullshit - you've fallen for the rumour mill.

    Anyway, I think what the O.P. means is that it will be locked to one sim, even if the other sims are on the same carrier, it won't work.

    I doubt that it's hard to fix this if it was so, as I doubt they can program to baseband to lock it to one ICCID.


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    http://www.o2.co.uk/assets/O2HybridN...hone-FAQs.html

    Can I use the SIM card from my current mobile phone?

    There's a SIM card already in the iPhone which you must use. You'll still be able to keep your existing number should you want to.

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    "Can I “unlock” iPhone and use it with another wireless carrier?

    O2 is the exclusive wireless carrier for iPhone in the United Kingdom. If you currently use another wireless carrier, you can choose to transfer your number when you activate your O2 account."

    http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/questionsandanswers.html

    How about reading more than one line of the FAQ?

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    "Can I “unlock” iPhone and use it with another wireless carrier?"

    The answer should be......yes you can but it's at your own risk!!

    Alternatively pick up an authorised unlocked iphone from France at the end of this month

 

 

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