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    Default UK iPhone + SIM from other "default operators"

    Hello everybody,

    I acknowledge that it has been proven successful to use any O2 sim card with the UK iPhone, after going through the jailbreak/activation/etc... procedure.
    In some posts it is mentioned that the trick also works with German iPhones, allowing to use any T-Mobile SIM.

    I was wondering: does this trick allow to use any SIM from the default operators (US AT&T, UK O2, DE T-Mobile, FR Orange, IT TIM) on any iPhone? Or does it only work within the country where the iPhone was purchased?

    Has anyone tried, let's say, to go through the procedure and then use a UK iPhone with a German T-Mobile sim, or with an Italian TIM?

    Thanks in advance for any contribution...



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    Quote Originally Posted by flying pig View Post
    Hello everybody,

    I acknowledge that it has been proven successful to use any O2 sim card with the UK iPhone, after going through the jailbreak/activation/etc... procedure.
    In some posts it is mentioned that the trick also works with German iPhones, allowing to use any T-Mobile SIM.

    I was wondering: does this trick allow to use any SIM from the default operators (US AT&T, UK O2, DE T-Mobile, FR Orange, IT TIM) on any iPhone? Or does it only work within the country where the iPhone was purchased?

    Has anyone tried, let's say, to go through the procedure and then use a UK iPhone with a German T-Mobile sim, or with an Italian TIM?

    Thanks in advance for any contribution...
    The firmware is the same regardless, though a new bootloader may be present on newer phones, regardless of where they're bought. Thus to answer your question yes. My US iPhone works fine with an O2 SIM, i.e. it recognises all the defaults, etc.

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    Is this really true ?? So the phones are not locked specifically to the region ??

    I have 2 US 1.1.2 and all my family are on o2 .. I can activate them and use them ??

    If this is the case that is so sweet..

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    Thank you for the reply,

    has anyone actually tried to do this? (eg. putting a US/german/french/italian authorized sim from a default operator into a UK iPhone?)

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    I'm not sure if it's really what your asking but i tried an Irish O2 sim in the UK iPhone that was jailbreaked and activated and it didn't work.


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    tried my uk iPhone with an orange sim(uk) and it didn't work

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    @ChrisUK86 and nikimere.

    I think what the OP is asking is if an O2 UK sim will work in a US phone not if a O2IE/other UK sim will work in a UK phone.

    Each network and each country has their own network IDs.

    O2 UK is 234 /10

    but O2 IE is 272 /02
    and Orange UK is 234 /33

    Now, if the software for the phones is allowing O2 UK sims in any iPhone, it will only accept O2 sims with the MCC (for that network) of 234/10. A O2IE/OrangeUK will not work in any of them.

    So, your sims will not work. Would be nice to confirm fully if an O2 sim will work in any iPhone. I have two on their way from O2 (nice and free) and will confirm in my US iPhone once I lock/restore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmartincouk View Post
    @ChrisUK86 and nikimere.

    I think what the OP is asking is if an O2 UK sim will work in a US phone not if a O2IE/other UK sim will work in a UK phone.

    Each network and each country has their own network IDs.

    O2 UK is 234 /10

    but O2 IE is 272 /02
    and Orange UK is 234 /33

    Now, if the software for the phones is allowing O2 UK sims in any iPhone, it will only accept O2 sims with the MCC (for that network) of 234/10. A O2IE/OrangeUK will not work in any of them.

    So, your sims will not work. Would be nice to confirm fully if an O2 sim will work in any iPhone. I have two on their way from O2 (nice and free) and will confirm in my US iPhone once I lock/restore it.

    That is exactly what I was trying to find out.
    OF COURSE Orange UK sims or O2 Irish sims won’t work; they are NOT default operators!

    What I’m trying to figure out is if SIMs of these operators (and ONLY these) will work on ANY iPhone with 1.1.2:
    - O2 UK
    - Orange FRANCE
    - T-Mobile DE
    - Tim ITALY
    - AT&T US

    Or if, on the other hand, there is some sort of regional setup that limits the functioning only to the specific country operator.

    g-

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying pig View Post
    That is exactly what I was trying to find out.
    OF COURSE Orange UK sims or O2 Irish sims won’t work; they are NOT default operators!

    What I’m trying to figure out is if SIMs of these operators (and ONLY these) will work on ANY iPhone with 1.1.2:
    - O2 UK
    - Orange FRANCE
    - T-Mobile DE
    - Tim ITALY
    - AT&T US

    Or if, on the other hand, there is some sort of regional setup that limits the functioning only to the specific country operator.

    g-
    This is correct. Do not know why people in this thread are talking about non UK O2 and other providers. Put O2 UK SIM into iPhone US and iTunes 7.5 had no issue activating it with an account for O2 instead of AT&T. Further if you JB and activate and use an O2 UK card there's no reason to create symlinks as it's ready to go, even on a US phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimnickyy View Post
    This is correct. Do not know why people in this thread are talking about non UK O2 and other providers. Put O2 UK SIM into iPhone US and iTunes 7.5 had no issue activating it with an account for O2 instead of AT&T. Further if you JB and activate and use an O2 UK card there's no reason to create symlinks as it's ready to go, even on a US phone.
    Thank you slimnickyy.

    Can you actually interchange the sims as you like (like swap between O2 and AT&T), or you have to re-activate for the specific operator every time?

    I'm asking this because I travel a lot between European countries, and it would be handy to be able to swap the sims every time I land in a different place, using the local authorised operators (be it UK, France, Germany or Italy).

    g-


 

 
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