If you buy the iPhone 3G from CPW or O2, what happens if...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bmh16, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. bmh16 macrumors regular

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    What happens? Can you just keep the handset and not upgrade to contract or what? Sure they have a way of preventing this but posting this in the hope that it may be able to be unlocked and not have to be used on the contract!

    Ben
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    You have to sign up for the contract before you leave the shop.
     
  3. bmh16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry didnt make it clear. I meant if you buy online
     
  4. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Before the handset even leaves the online depo, the handset is activated.

    Then, when you recieve it, as a customer, you plug it into iTunes,
    and it asks you to setup your contract details.

    I believe the phone won't function without you completing this process.
    So you'll more than likely be left with the functionality of an iPod touch.

    There is no way to 'get round' paying O2 your monthly line rental.

    You seem to want the most expensive and most desirable phone currently on the market,
    yet it seems your not prepared to pay for the cost of owning it?

    This is how much it costs, for iPhone.

    R-Fly
     
  5. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i suppose you agree to take the contract when you order.
     
  6. bmh16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I want an iPhone for many reasons (have the ipod touch currently but the iphone is so much more useful and reduces clutter in pockets). I wanted it on PAYG and would pay up to £400 for the 16gb model. Don't use phones enough to warrant a contract. Bit gutted i have to wait til christmas unless i can get one any other way.
     
  7. sananda macrumors 68020

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    same here. i was sent an email from o2 saying that pay and go would be available from launch so my expectations were dashed.
     

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