iPhone 4 UK - Orange/T-Mobile. Have I been ripped off?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by killahbad, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. killahbad macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I bought an iPhone 4 that I was told was factory unlocked off Apple. When purchasing I was shown it working with an orange sim and a T-mobile sim.

    When I got home I got my Three sim up and was given an "invalid sim" message and thought it may have been because I cut the sim down too much so I tried again with a T-Mobile PAYG sim that have - that worked

    A PAYG Tesco sim gave me "invalid sim" when I cut it down too.

    I'm guessing
    1. I have been stupid because Orange and T-Mobile are now one network, meaning a sim card from one network will work a phone from the other and vice versa.
    2. I'm butchering sim cards and need to get a 'proper' micro sim from a store.

    I know it is scenario 1 but was hoping for someone to tell me different.

    Oh it's on 4.0.2 so I can't JB it to allow my Three UK sim to work on it.

    DOH!
     
  2. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    where did you buy the handset? direct from apple? direct from apple on contract? from a network?

    also are you cutting sim cards correctly?
     
  3. killahbad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bought from a guy off gumtree.
    I've cut 3 sim cards: Tesco PAYG, Three Contract and T-Mobile PAYG
    and only the T-mobile one has worked - the others have said 'Sim Failed' or 'Invalid Sim'
     
  4. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    theres your problem it was bought off gumtree lol on gumtree people will say anything to make a sale.... unfortunately you been had on that aspect of things.

    what firmware is on the phone?
     
  5. killahbad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's currently on 4.0.1 so i'm eagerly awaiting the release of a Green lethal liquid. Hopefully will be released within the next few days
     
  6. andybno1 macrumors 68040

    andybno1

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    good struff your on 4.0.1 easy, open safari on your iphone go to jailbreakme.com slide to jailbreak...... let it do it's thing an it will eventually pop a message up about it being done and walla your jailbroken... now exit to homescreen, now all you need to do is install ultrasn0w (thats a number zero not a letter o) and your unlocked and can use any sim
     
  7. killahbad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I have 4.0.2 - I've been search the net so long 4.0.1 is stuck in my head from wishing I had that version.

    Greenpoison is due soon so I shouldn't need to sell to try an recoup the rip off.
    Thanks for the help dude.

    Anyone else got an Orange or T-mobile iPhone 4 and tried a sim from the other of the 2 networks? Does it work?
     

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