Hot off the o2 line.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BuxtonUK, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. BuxtonUK macrumors member

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    Just had a call from o2 who are doing the rounds supplying people with information with regards to the iPhone, most of it was stuff I already knew but a couple of things worth noting are;

    Visa Electron and Solo debit cards will NOT be accepted.

    Our o2 local store will be getting 70 units and this is a tiny store so larger stores will more than likely be getting more stock, so there doesn't seem to be any reason to go queue up early to make sure you get one.
     
  2. Jarcrew macrumors 6502

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    Aw, what!? Is that just O2 stores or is that everyone? That's bull.

    Ugh.
     
  3. Pointer macrumors regular

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    Good info thanks mate, out of interest, which is your local O2 store?
     
  4. Project macrumors 68020

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  5. BuxtonUK thread starter macrumors member

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    Wellington Sq, Stockton on Tees - The store is literally 15ft x 10ft.
     
  6. ynnoj macrumors member

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  7. BuxtonUK thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah it's merely the cards like Electron and Solo which can be had by people that are 16 when they open a bank account so obviously they don't want to be selling these handsets to people who aren't old enough to enter into a credit agreement for Direct Debits.

    Although I was temporarily screwed as I have an Electron card, quick phone call and I'm getting someone else to buy it for me now though.
     
  8. wavazey macrumors member

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    I have a switch card. It is a Maestro. Will that be acceptable?

    Cheers
     
  9. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Switch/Maestro will be fine.
     
  10. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    Oh yes.

    -Leemo
     
  11. wavazey macrumors member

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    Started to panic a bit there. Thanks funkymunky and Leemo. At this stage im just hoping everything goes to plan. Don't want any hiccups when friaday comes around. We have all been waiting that long.

    Cheers lads
     
  12. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    I know that feeling. I'm on an o2 staff account plan at the moment, and have this horrible feeling there'll be the dreaded 5 day wait to get my number ported over - as the staff accounts are on an old-style system.

    Meh, just have to hope they've sorted it out for the launch!

    -Leemo
     
  13. 210 macrumors regular

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    Name Change

    Switch doesn't exist any more. They are now all Maestro.
     
  14. RossoA macrumors 6502

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    Thank God. Just got my Delta (Visa Debit) through the door. Was worried for a while there :eek:
     
  15. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    I am a dutch student living in the UK, this means i have a dutch meastro card, will i still be able to get the iphone or not? Plus do i have to sign the contract instore or is it activated through itunes because i want the phone just not the contract (waiting for the hack)?
    thanks
     
  16. roblawton macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to use that card (can't see a problem really)
    You sign up to the contract when you activate at home through iTunes. You don't sign anything when you buy the iPhone.
     
  17. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    so if i get it unlocked there should be no bother about me not signing any contract? like angry phone calls from O2?
     
  18. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    No angry calls.
     
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    This is why if a bank tries to fob you off with a Visa Electron card for your current account, you should take it back and demand a Visa Debit card.

    Visa Electron is next to useless.
     
  21. abrooks macrumors 6502a

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    But will you be able to unlock it? If they come from the stores with new firmware it could be a week or so before anyone works out how to crack it.
     
  22. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Aww that sucks. Ah well Ill just get an iPod touch and with my 3g phone + the cloud wireless network Ill have an iPhone
     
  23. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    I have always used my Visa Electron at the apple store so they should be fine.

    Also I have direct debits from that account, so I can't see the problem
     
  24. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    This is probably a special policy for iPhones. It may not matter in the end but I wouldn't risk it. If the new rules in the US are any indication, you won't be able to pay cash for it either. I'd make alternative payment arrangements in case you find you've queued up for hours for no reason.
     
  25. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Don't tell me that :(

    Anyway to contact regent street store via email ?
     

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