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    hi all,

    if i buy an unlocked iphone from italy, i know i need to activate it with the vodafone it sim they give me. But my question is. Can i activate that from within the uk? does it make a difference? or do i need to geographically be in italy to activate it?

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    yes i have the same question someone please help us

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    I was thinking about this myself - and your questions are not the only things to consider here.

    Let say the iPhone is not activated at the Vodafone store and you take it to the UK and it IS possible to activate it from there.

    Everything is going well, you enjoy your sim-free iPhone but in a few months time you need to restore or upgrade to a newer software version.

    Then you'd have to use the original Vodafone SIM to do that (in order to activate it once again) - and still, it's no problem.

    But within 6-9-12 months your prepaid Vodafone SIM will be deactivated since you can't top some credit up to an Italian card from UK and you are roasted.

    What do you guys reckon, won't that be a possible issue to consider too?
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    2 options i guess. 1 is pwnage.
    The other is i think with tim you can top up online anywhere in the world, i know you use to be able to as my dad use to do this as he has a tim card which he needs to keep active. not sure about vodafone but id take a guess you can too. id be happy to rely on pwnage for activation though.
    Last edited by bigfishman; 07-20-2008 at 02:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfishman View Post
    2 options i guess. 1 is pwnage.
    The other is i think with tim you can top up online anywhere in the world, i know you use to be able to as my dad use to do this as he has a tim card which he needs to keep active. not sure about vodafone but id take a guess you can too. id be happy to rely on pwnage for activation though.
    This is correct - I registered online with a SIM I bought in Italy last week - you can topup using PayPal. I haven't tried it yet but I see no reason why you can't use a UK or US account.


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    yep im sure u can use a uk account 2 do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfishman View Post
    hi all,

    if i buy an unlocked iphone from italy, i know i need to activate it with the vodafone it sim they give me. But my question is. Can i activate that from within the uk? Does it make a difference? Or do i need to geographically be in italy to activate it?

    Thanks.
    to all people who bought or thinking about buyig an iphone from italy read this carefully:
    Its really unlocked to work wherever there is a 3g network all over the globe, and you just get it out of the box and put your sim card of any carrier and connect it to itunes and it will be activated!!
    Thats for sure, i have one here in egypt and works fully featured!
    You can just forget about the sim card that came with the iphone...
    And plz i will be glad if anyone wanted any help about the iphone just email me on:
    dr_mwafeek@yahoo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by drwafeek View Post
    Its really unlocked to work wherever there is a 3g network all over the globe, and you just get it out of the box and put your sim card of any carrier and connect it to itunes and it will be activated!!

    Nothing to add here. ther are so many threads in this forum, please use the search function. As drwafeek said: If still not-touched or already activated. You do not need any special simcard to use it. Just put in your simcard, connect to iTunes 8 and you are set. You can upgrade/restore at any time with your private simcard in, the iPhone is factory unlocked - for ever.
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    CR also offers an unlocked version. I wonder how much it is. Japan must also offer an unlocked version. I cant believe they even have it there cause I dont think Japan has a GSM network
    Last edited by goathead; 11-21-2008 at 05:54 PM.

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    dear all;

    I bought Iphone 3G from Egypt and i sent it to Italy to my friend

    I'm just wondering if it'll work with wind network or not

    and if it wont work what suppose we do to activate it with wind network?

    It's unlocked.
    Last edited by mina; 02-13-2009 at 08:09 PM.


 

 
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