iPhone On Vodafone UK?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sbushell7, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. sbushell7 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Im looking to buy an iPhone 3G, but im already on contract with voafone and have a year to run. On eBay i have seen unlocked iPhones and am interested in buying one of these. Does anyone have any advice regarding this?

    Any comments would be appreciated!.

    Thanks
     
  2. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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  3. sbushell7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. DarrenG macrumors regular

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    If you must, grab a PAYG 3G and use one of the piggyback SIM options to allow you to use your Vodafone SIM. Don't pay eBay con artists to do what you can achieve yourself for a few quid.
     
  5. sbushell7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok,

    are they PAYG iphones branded in anyway in the software and if i buy one of them turbo sim things will it completely unlock the iphone with use of all functions?

    also; what do you guys think of jailbreaking and what does it actually do?
     
  6. DarrenG macrumors regular

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    The PAYG phones are the same units, the PAYG SIM is supplied separately, no difference in hardware at all.

    The piggyback SIM works fine on a colleague's phone, no loss of function (except visual voicemail of course, this is only available from O2).

    As for JailBreaking, gives you access to a lot of apps and other useful stuff via the Cydia and Installer .apps. It will not Unlock your 3G handset though.
     
  7. sbushell7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what would you reccomend i do?

    Buy the PAYG iphone then use a turbo sim?

    and how do i activate it? If i buy the PAYG?

    Would you reccomend jailbreaking?
     
  8. DarrenG macrumors regular

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    Buy the PAYG handset plus the compulsory £10 top up. Activate via iTunes and either use it as is (the PYAG with top up enjoys free unlimited data and access to BT WiFi) or pop the piggyback SIM in and use your other SIM.

    I've opted to use mine with the PAYG SIM for now and keep my other handset on TMobile.
     

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