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    hi guys

    I went to buy a OTB iPhone 1.1.2 from carphonewarehouse 2day I have a turbosim ready to install in it, the people there said if i don't register it online by 5th of jan it will be locked and it will be a expensive iPod is this a load of rubbish?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchovcurrock View Post
    hi guys

    I went to buy a OTB iPhone 1.1.2 from carphonewarehouse 2day I have a turbosim ready to install in it, the people there said if i don't register it online by 5th of jan it will be locked and it will be a expensive iPod is this a load of rubbish?
    They're talking sh1te
    if you watch watchdog, you will see they are quite good at it.

    I'd buy one from the apple store if I were you, and stay away from cowboy warehouse

    Cheers

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    can anyone help with this? I'm using stealthsim in mine.........is it possible that those units purchased in the uk that have not been registered with O2 could be barred?

    Would this be similar to how stolen handsets can be deactivated?

    Ruse from a disgruntled carphonewarehouse pleb?

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    I cant stand carphonewarehouse, the people that work there are trained to be total ass-wipes.

    Dont listen to their bollocks. Tell them to f**k off next time and buy from o2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iScotland View Post
    can anyone help with this? I'm using stealthsim in mine.........is it possible that those units purchased in the uk that have not been registered with O2 could be barred?

    Would this be similar to how stolen handsets can be deactivated?

    Ruse from a disgruntled carphonewarehouse pleb?

    As far as i'm aware, barring a phone that has not been registered as stolen would be against the law
    I don't think o2 would be in a position to start barring handsets just because they haven't been registered. I'm sure thats not legal.


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    so its not possible for carphonewarehouse to lock the phone if I use turbosim and jailbreak it

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    I don't think they can block it. I was also stupid enough to buy an iPhone from these pigs, and i also had to sign a paper saying that i had to register the phone within the week. The last day was last wednesday, the 12th. And my iPhone is still running, waiting for its TurboSim...

    Greetings from Brussels!

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    Each phone has a unique IMEI number, in Italy I have heard this can be used (by law) to block any imported handsets that aren't on a whitelist (I may be wrong on or wrong country etc but you get the idea). In the UK it is used by some Networks to bar phones reported as being stolen and it is very hard to get unblacklisted unless you are the original owner, I haven't heard of this happening often, it was mainly popularised during the Moto RAZR fashion boom when many were stolen and thus IMEI became mainstream.

    As for the iPhone, if you are using anyone other than o2 via turbosim etc you should be fine as Networks don't usually block phones that other Networks have blocked as its hassle and lost business. As for o2 you may be breaking some agreement by purchasing and not activating and this could be a cause for them to IMEI block but I should think this is highly unlikely. I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Default Dont Worry!

    I bought mine from Carphone Warehouse and they said i had to activate by 3 DAYS!
    Its been over a week and nothing so it doesn't matter.
    Im using a 02 PAYG sim.
    They aren't bothering to block phones if not registered.
    If you read the terms and conditions on the paper which you sign it says something similar to...
    " I agree that IN ORDER TO USE THE FULL FEATURES OF THE IPHONE I MUST activate it"
    It doesn't i say... I must activate or i shall be fined or blocked etc !
    They are talking this rubbish so they can get the money off us faster..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tj2k7 View Post
    " I agree that IN ORDER TO USE THE FULL FEATURES OF THE IPHONE I MUST activate it"
    It doesn't i say... I must activate or i shall be fined or blocked etc !
    They are talking this rubbish so they can get the money off us faster..!
    If thats true I think we are being had over! what features work unless you activate?

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