Foreigner. Where to buy in London?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by diogodasilva, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. diogodasilva macrumors newbie

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    Hello.
    I am coming from Brazil to London for a couple of days next month.
    Any idea where I can find an unlocked iphone 3g around the city?

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

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    Ebay

    Unfortunately all iphones sold commercially are locked to O2. Even the PAYG versions.

    You could buy a no contract phone from apple or O2 and then unlock it. Otherwise it would be eBay or something similar.
     
  3. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    He can buy a PAYG iPhone (pretty expensive) and then unlock it using Yellowsn0w
     
  4. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

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    Deja vu?

    ???
     
  5. diogodasilva thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what about the shops around tottenham court rd? those payngo phones are overpriced.
     
  6. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    If you managed to find an unlocked one (anywhere in the UK) it'll be far more overpriced than the Pay and Go option.

    You will not find a "good value" unlocked iPhone in the UK. Sorry.
     
  7. geese macrumors 6502a

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    You'll be able to find Foreigner records in most music retailers in London. The HMV on Oxford Street is pretty good.
     
  8. suniil macrumors member

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    OP may get the advantage of weak sterling :). You can get iPhone from various O2 stores in london (2 in oxford street). Also I guess CarphoneWareHouse sells PAYG iPhone.

    As long as you have PC with network access you can unlock the phone yourself.

    PS. You may get £15 if you flog your PAYG sim (with unlimited data for 12 months) in ebay

    Or many popular forums in UK has classifieds section, where you can place a wanted ad. I got my iPhone 3G for £270 (2 months old) from that route only
     

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