Any had experience using unlocked iphone on UK 3 network?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by julianna1973, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. julianna1973 macrumors 6502

    julianna1973

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    Scotland
    #1
    I realise that 3 have a bad rep for bad signal area etc but I have met some people who have been lucky but thats not my issue. I want to know how they find it on the iphone etc? compatibility etc plus the fact they allow Skype to be fully used(or so i believe) I also just read something about Windows Live Messenger being allowed to be used also for free.
    Any problems with adjusting the settings ?

    Are they really as good as they sound? if of course I happen to live in a good signal area which I would test out first before comitting!!!!
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    you can't just put in a 3 SIM and expect everything to work

    you will need to jailbreak and unlock and the phone

    although this really isn't very hard. and just because 3 allow skype for free does not mean it will work on the iPhone over the network, however, a jailbreak app is available which allows you to fool the phone into thinking it is on a wifi network (where skype is allowed on the iPhone for free) when it is only on the cellular network

    and msn is available on the iPhone for free as well

    the iPhone contract includes unlimited data so it may be cheaper for you to stay on the iPhone contract rather than using data with skype and msn on the 3 network
     
  3. fumla macrumors newbie

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    Skype works very well for me on the iPhone and also I'm a 3 customer no problems at all.
     

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