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    Quote Originally Posted by ///M View Post
    Hello,

    I am from Croatia and Im going to London next month. What is the procedure of buying the iPhone ? Give them 350 GBP in cash and get out of the store ? Do I need to fill some forms ? Do I need to buy this SIM card for 10 GBP ? This is idiotic if so...

    Tnx
    I'm not sure if you can pay by cash. Its usually credit or debit card only here in the UK. Not sure about PAYG iphones. Also it will be locked to O2. It won't work with any other sim card until the unlock is released on the 23rd of February 2009.
    (just kiddin', I meant 23rd of January 2009 !)

    They will still make you buy the sim card/credit for 10 GBP.
    No forms to fill in and no salesman will call. No medical either.
    Last edited by navco786; 12-21-2008 at 03:50 AM. Reason: Not a bad guess. Just 23 days off !


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    Carphone Warehouse will sell them for cash, I asked today. No issues, activate at home. You will be required to pay 10 quid topup at time of purchase.

    Anyone know how soon o2 will unlock a pay as you go phone ?

    Quote Originally Posted by navco786 View Post
    I'm not sure if you can pay by cash. Its usually credit or debit card only here in the UK. Not sure about PAYG iphones. Also it will be locked to O2. It won't work with any other sim card until the unlock is released on the 23rd of February 2009.
    (just kiddin', I meant 23rd of January 2009 !)

    They will still make you buy the sim card/credit for 10 GBP.
    No forms to fill in and no salesman will call. No medical either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navco786 View Post
    I'm not sure if you can pay by cash. Its usually credit or debit card only here in the UK. Not sure about PAYG iphones. Also it will be locked to O2. It won't work with any other sim card until the unlock is released on the 23rd of February 2009.
    (just kiddin', I meant 23rd of January 2009 !)
    Are you sure about the unlocking date or is that just a rumour ?

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    Actually, I was just joking about the date to highlight the difficulty of unlocking the iPhone 3G. Don't worry, the unlock will be found.

    We just need a breakthrough to unlock it. The iPhone 3G is pretty well locked down. I just can't see an easy way in, even via hardware.

    That's not even the bad news. I predict Apple will release the next iphone in about 18 months time, which will be even harder to unlock. So if we can't unlock the iPhone 3G by then, what hope for the next iPhone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navco786 View Post
    Actually, I was just joking about the date to highlight the difficulty of unlocking the iPhone 3G. Don't worry, the unlock will be found.

    We just need a breakthrough to unlock it. The iPhone 3G is pretty well locked down. I just can't see an easy way in, even via hardware.

    That's not even the bad news. I predict Apple will release the next iphone in about 18 months time, which will be even harder to unlock. So if we can't unlock the iPhone 3G by then, what hope for the next iPhone ?
    Damn Well the thing is that I'm not from the UK but I'm studying there so I wouldn't mind getting the iPhone locked on O2. But what troubles me is that I wont be able to use it when I'm back home or when travelling. I can get it from Greece though fully unlocked for 500 Euros but without the 1 year free internet. So basically it's 60 Euro more expensive than the O2 PAYG (which is approx. 440 Euros) without the free web but unlocked. What do you guys think I should do ?


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    pay the extra euros and get the unlocked one... the internet top up is not expensive....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cream-coffe View Post
    pay the extra euros and get the unlocked one... the internet top up is not expensive....
    It sure is expensive. You can get a locked one for around $600, and unlocked ones from $1000. That's a pretty big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cream-coffe View Post
    pay the extra euros and get the unlocked one... the internet top up is not expensive....
    The internet top up with O2 PAYGO costs 10 GBP per month and they give you 1 year free internet so that's 120 GBP which is about 150 Euros. So the actual price for the phone from O2 is 290 Euros.

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    I got mine today from an O2 store. Went well until I got home. I've just activated it and found that the bottom quarter of the screen is unresponsive

    Looks like I'll have to make another trip back to the store.

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    Got mine on PAYG launch day, already had it replaced once at the Regent Street Apple store as the mute button was dodgy and the bottom few millimetres of the screen weren't touch sensitive.

    Now need to replace the replacement as the screen has a yellow tinge and the speaker volume is stupidly low...

    Plus Youtube doesn't work over 3G/EDGE, although that's an O2 PAYG problem and they're looking into it apparently.


    Well chuffed with the year's free internet & wifi though, 3G coverage in London is surprisingly good considering the horror stories I've heard about 3G on O2, VNCing to my home machines using Jaadu VNC off the app store is flawless.

    Just wish there was an internet radio tuner app that worked in the background, suppose Apple need to relax their app guidelines before that happens. Was surprised there was nothing like it in the jailbroken app scene.


 

 
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