Any reason *not* to unlock iPhone 3G on O2?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by applemax, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking about unlocking my contract iPhone 3G as O2 offer an official option to do so. There's several months left on my contract - is there any reason not to do this? Does unlocking it with O2 change anything I should know about? Thanks :D
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no reason not to. It changes nothing with regards to still using it on O2.
     
  3. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    No, there is no reason not to do it.

    I have been thinking about why O2 actually offers the unlock, still not really sure since they don't have to by law until after the end of the contract. The best reason I could come up with is that if people unlock and change providers, they'll still have to pay O2 until the contract finishes. This basically means free money for O2 since they won't have any more costs associated with the customer.

    Fabian
     
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  5. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. freep macrumors member

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    I have an unlocked iPhone and yes it does remove the tethering option from the menu and I have yet to find a way to get it back. It doesnt bother me too much as I dont pay for tethering but I dont really understand the reasoning behind removing the option from unlocked phones. If you use tethering, I wouldnt get an unlock just yet until Apple decide to allow tethering on unlocked phones.
     
  7. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, did you unlock it officially through O2?
     
  8. freep macrumors member

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    Yes - I was in the same boat as you (unlocking before my contract was up just to keep my options open).
     
  9. wenglish macrumors member

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    Does AT&T do the 'official' unlock when you have met your 2-year committment?
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    I've still got the 'Set Up Internet Tethering' option on mine. :confused:

    No.
     

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