Another stupid UK iPhone question...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jSunbeam, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. jSunbeam macrumors regular

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    I just went to Carphone Warehouse to buy an iPhone with the intention of unlocking/jailbreaking it for my existing O2 sim.

    However, they wouldn't just sell me the phone - they wanted me to register with o2 there and then.

    I thought one was supposed to be able to do all that stuff at home through iTunes? Or is it just a case of filling in the crap there and just not activating it at home?

    Sorry for the stupidity...
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Just go to an Apple store if you have one nearby… or your nearest O2 shop.

    Really, CPWH are scum… Avoid! :eek:
     
  3. jSunbeam thread starter macrumors regular

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    The nearest 02 store is a bus ride away - you reckon they'll let me walk out with the phone without all of the registration crap?
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    The only ones who pester you with on site registration is Carphone Warehouse… Apple and O2 let you do it in the comfort of your own home/office etc…
    CPWH will also try and pressure you into unneeded insurance with scare stories. There is a thread somewhere here on them being reported to BBC's Watchdog last week.
     
  5. jSunbeam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha! Shady sorts...

    Thanks for your help!
     

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