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    Default [iPhone 3G] o2 PAYG - Out today

    So has anyone bought one yet?

    Anything interesting to report?



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    I've just come back from the O2 store with a brand new Apple 16gb White iPhone 3G. Yipee....not.

    Carphone Warehouse completely ruined it for me so much that I haven't even bothered to open the box yet. I'm just staring at it like a mother with post natal depression.

    Foolishly, I decided to go to Carphone Warehouse because it was closer rather than to the Apple or O2 store in town. Big mistake. Apart from the 3 people in front of me, the place was deserted. I still had to wait 20 minutes to be served. Time goes by slowly in a carphone warehouse.

    Got to the front, miserable woman, no smile or hello. I asked for the iphone. She got it. She then said I had to have a credit check (!). Now i'm a bit timid to speak up (so I didn't say anything), but the idea of a credit check for a PAYG iphone was something of an oxymoron.

    She then said I couldn't have it because i'd already bought one in February.
    I told her the iphone 3g only came out in July. How could I have bought one in February. She then said, "oh its the other one you bought".

    Then I had to put my pin number in for the check, which she says I failed.
    Something to do with me having bought an iphone before (even though it was an original iphone). So she bypassed that. Then she says my card was declined even though I had used it 30 mins ago to buy petrol plus the fact that I have over 240K in the account. It was like jumping hurdles, only I crashed into each one. I walked out disgusted....

    I then drove into town. Walked into the O2 store, asked for the iphone.
    No credit check, no queues. There was a mnimum top up of 10 pounds though.
    Within 5 minutes, I walked out with my new iphone.

    I walked past the Apple store but it doesn't look like they sell the PAYG iphone, could be wrong.


    I hereby swear never to step foot or so much as to look at another carphone warehouse in my life.

    I'll open it later tonight. I need to lie down for a bit........!

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    aw you poor thing.

    well done CPW! Top drawer! pfff!

    enjoy it anyway, when you eventually open it.

    does it only take an o2 sim?

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    sorry to hear your experience mate.

    Can you please tell us after you test it, if the PAYG phone is locked to O2 or factory unlocked to any carrier? (by trying a non-O2 sim)

    thanx in advance, and waiting for your news! :hack:
    iPhone 4.0, Vodafone Greece.

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    is it officially unlockable? I've got alot of friends in the UK so if it can be officially unlocked over there then I might ask somebody to buy for me from over there.


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    Hi. Ok, here comes the science.....

    I have activated it via itunes (7.7.1) (so it can't be v2.1). I just plugged it in and it activated before I actually entered my itunes account password. I just clicked ok on the first "lets get started screen".

    Uh....there is a slight yellow tint to the screen. I've got my original iphone next to the 3g iphone and there is a definite ugly yellow tint to it. Yuk. The white back cover looks cheap. The sim tray looks like its been on a diet. Thin and delicate looking. No wonder people are having trouble with turbo sims and such.
    The tray only just about fits the sim card. (Methinks Apple had this in mind duing the design stage).

    You get a seperate sim card pack. The iphone doesn't come with a sim card pre-installed. My o2 receipt had the number already written on it. You have to "buy" it for 10 pounds as a minimum top-up. Its compulsory.

    Ok, now the important part....The firmware is 2.0.2. The baseband is 02.08.01

    I have put my 2g O2 sim in. Its working. Still activated.
    I've put my Orange sim in. No signal comes up, but its still activated !
    Interesting.....

    Well, that's that then. Don't know what all the fuss was about !
    Now i'm going to give it its wings by updating and jailbreaking it to 2.1...the way it should be for all iphones.

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    No need to ask, it is still LOCKED TO 02. They aren't selling any unlocked phones in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navco786 View Post
    I had used it 30 mins ago to buy petrol plus the fact that I have over 240K in the account.
    Dude can you let me in on what you do

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmking View Post
    Dude can you let me in on what you do
    Sorry, that was a typo. I meant 24K !
    It would be nice to have that zero at the end, but I don't think that's going to happen since my shares in Lehman brothers hit a 'bit of a rough patch' in the last few days.

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    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


 

 
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