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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:21 PM   #126
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Unfortunately it's not that simple, to try and explain, Orange won't be offering a 4G service (neither will T-Mobile). The 4G service is going to be offered by EE, which is the amalgamation of the the 2.

From communication with T-Mobile (and Orange will be the same), your account will need to be transferred to the new EE network before you will get actually get a 4G service. From what I understand, it's going to be contract customers who will be given the option to transfer first.

PAYG plans for EE don't seem to have been formulated yet (at least not publicly yet).
Thanks for that so when I get a sim from the Apple Store tomorrow which network will I be on etc?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:25 PM   #127
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Thanks for that so when I get a sim from the Apple Store tomorrow which network will I be on etc?
Choice of three, O2 or Vodafone. I assume. http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/hom.../family/iphone
See bottom of page.

What I mean is the three networks dealt with in store. For contracts. PAYG is whatever you put in it. Assuming you can get or cut down a nano sim
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:26 PM   #128
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Thanks for that so when I get a sim from the Apple Store tomorrow which network will I be on etc?
You will be on whichever network you decide to be on. The SIM card you decide on will decide that. By buying sim free you give yourself the luxury to choose or change networks whenever you want. Even to EE when it becomes possible.



Note the last line about transferring.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:29 PM   #129
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There are quiet a few scenarios that can apply to queue jumping. But I highly doubt those that won't buy any, and a friend that joins later who will be purchasing, join the queue with his mate ahead, will be considered queue jumping. Seen as X was queuing for Y. That's what I'll be doing myself, I will be queueing on someones behalf and they'll join me later. But I'm not purchasing an iPhone 5 myself.

There's another option, which I stated above. Does it work? I am not sure.
I don't wanna lie, and p*ss people off. I'll just have to hope I'm next to a nice person who will hold my place whilst I take toilet breaks etc, and vice versa.

Thanks for the thoughts though
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:31 PM   #130
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I don't wanna lie, and p*ss people off. I'll just have to hope I'm next to a nice person who will hold my place whilst I take toilet breaks etc, and vice versa.

Thanks for the thoughts though
No problem.

Also, why don't Apple have any iPhone 5 covers?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:32 PM   #131
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I don't wanna lie, and p*ss people off. I'll just have to hope I'm next to a nice person who will hold my place whilst I take toilet breaks etc, and vice versa.

Thanks for the thoughts though
Last time I queued, people were really good about covering breaks. Ask the question when you get in the inside queue. It's an ice breaker.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:32 PM   #132
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Ah thanks guys for all the replies, I now understand how it works
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:34 PM   #133
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Ah thanks guys for all the replies, I now understand how it works
If you see a tall guy in a yellow hoody, he will be helpful and friendly :-)
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:39 PM   #134
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If you see a tall guy in a yellow hoody, he will be helpful and friendly :-)
I'm guessing that's you what time are you aiming to arrive? We could maybe queue up together because I'm a loner on this journey haha

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and your also a SQL developer we could have a good conversation I think.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:40 PM   #135
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I'm in contract with O2, and they're going to take time to switch to 4G. Would I still be able to use my O2 sim in the iPhone 5 without using 4G? Anyone knowledgeable in this area, a reply would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:47 PM   #136
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I'm guessing that's you what time are you aiming to arrive? We could maybe queue up together because I'm a loner on this journey haha

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and your also a SQL developer we could have a good conversation I think.
Will be queuing at the selfrifges entrance at 3 - 4 look out and shout if you see me. Follow @DavidWildJnr or @totalkharnage or @techno_daily loads of cool people there.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:48 PM   #137
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I'm guessing that's you what time are you aiming to arrive? We could maybe queue up together because I'm a loner on this journey haha

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and your also a SQL developer we could have a good conversation I think.
If I'm not near you I will make a point of finding you and say hello.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:52 PM   #138
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Will be queuing at the selfrifges entrance at 3 - 4 look out and shout if you see me. Follow @DavidWildJnr or @totalkharnage or @techno_daily loads of cool people there.
Cool, I've just followed you and the others
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:55 PM   #139
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Well set my alarm for 4 all stuff ready so see you all soon.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:58 PM   #140
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Cool, I've just followed you and the others
Now just need to find my yellow hoody :-)
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:06 PM   #141
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Now just need to find my yellow hoody :-)
Yep then it's mission accomplished!
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:28 PM   #142
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Yep then it's mission accomplished!
Thanks for the follow on Twitter mate. Hopefully see you in a few hours :-)
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:33 PM   #143
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I'm in contract with O2, and they're going to take time to switch to 4G. Would I still be able to use my O2 sim in the iPhone 5 without using 4G? Anyone knowledgeable in this area, a reply would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, you can use it fine as its the only version of iPhone in the UK.

Although O2's future 4G won't be compatible with the iPhone 5... Although the 5S will be out by then!
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:38 PM   #144
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Yes, you can use it fine as its the only version of iPhone in the UK.

Although O2's future 4G won't be compatible with the iPhone 5... Although the 5S will be out by then!
Is EE's 4g the iPhone friendly type do you know?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:39 PM   #145
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Is EE's 4g the iPhone friendly type do you know?
It is. The only UK network with the licence for it.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:55 PM   #146
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It is. The only UK network with the licence for it.
I heard 3 had bought some of EE's 1800 Mhz 4g spectrum so could be interesting if they launch something too.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:07 AM   #147
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Pictures seems like it's mayhem, hope you all make it out alive
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 05:07 AM   #148
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So after advising people what time to get there, I sold my iPhone last night, set alarm, went off 3 hours late, got there and huge queue already, there a few hours and guy comes saying no 16GB's left, so I talked myself into the 32. Half an hour later and along 64 left and I might not get one.

So just left. First one I've ever missed!
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #149
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I heard 3 had bought some of EE's 1800 Mhz 4g spectrum so could be interesting if they launch something too.
there is a clause in the sale that 3 cant launch a 4G LTE service using that spectrum until September 2013 (12 months after purchase).

There really is no alternative to EE if you want 4G in the next year.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:50 PM   #150
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What can I say, madness and mayhem and after nearly 8 hours in the queue, I got what I wanted.

Apple really should make it card-purchases only. I felt a lot was spoiled by the 'professionals' as I called them today.

Hope everyone else got what they wanted!!
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