Help! Using uk o2 iPhone 3gs in hong kong

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by twonga, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. twonga macrumors member

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    I will be going to hong kong soon, will I be able to buy a payg sim and put it in my o2 iPhone? ( I will buy a payg sim from which ever network the iPhone in hong kong is contracted to)

    any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Of course, as long as you unlock your phone for use with that sim.
     
  3. twonga thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi thanks for the reply, so does that mean my phone is locked to uk o2 only?
    I can't even go to USA and put a AT&T sim card in?

    I knew the iPhones were locked but didn't realise they wasn't unlocked to the countries dedicated provider e.g uk = o2 and USA = AT&T
     
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I don't think they are locked to that level, but you'll need to connect to iTunes to "activate" iPhone for use with new SIM
     
  5. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbrake wiht dev-team's redsn0w software, then in cydia install "ultrasn0w" and you can put in any sim card into your phone :)
     
  6. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    That's correct. An iPhone locked to O2 UK can only be used with O2 UK sim cards - no other anywhere in the world. If you want to use an AT&T sim card, you either need to unlock your O2 UK iPhone, or buy an AT&T iPhone.
     
  7. dazey macrumors 6502

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    As the other poster said, jailbreak and unlock. I have both 3g and 3gs unlocked this way. Its pretty simple and I have never had any issues.
     
  8. twonga thread starter macrumors member

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