iPhone 3G Unlock idea? Would this work?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jin666, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Jin666 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Hey folks.

    I'm from the UK, and I would like to try this idea out. Please bear with me, and let me know if you think it would work.

    If I were to buy an iPhone 3G from eBay, and then buy an 02 Pay and Go sim card, would I be able to use this sim card with 02's unlimited browsing bolt on and get a 3G connection everywhere, without paying for the data charges?

    Also, this is probably a needless question but I'll ask anyway. Will this idea still work if I jailbreak firmware 2.0 (as I currently have with my iPod Touch)?

    Thanks for your time,

  2. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    Ummm, let's see...not sure how your thread title is accurate as you don't even talk about an unlock idea but I will try and answer your question.

    In order for the iPhone 3G to work on the O2 Pay and Go SIM it would need to be an iPhone from the UK locked to O2 or from a country that sells factory unlocked iPhone 3G's such as Belgium, Hong Kong or Italy as there is no software unlock. You could try one of the hardware unlocks but reports say they are questionable on whether they work.

    As for getting data everywhere, that would depend on how the roaming plan with an O2 Pay and Go SIM works and I can't answer that. But to answer very directly, no data "everywhere" would not be covered and would be an additional charge.

    As for jailbreaking, you would probably have to do this so as to avoid having to activate the iPhone and sign up on a rate plan. But I could be wrong for how it is done in the UK on this point.
  3. Jin666 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    Many thanks for the in-depth reply and my apologies for the misleading title (new to the iPhone side of things!)

    Anyone else?

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