Just a Speculation Question. Everybody's answers would be helpful!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FXT 1, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    With O2's exclusivity contract with Apple ending soon in the UK and Orange and T-mobile perhaps both going to carry the iPhone 3G (not 3G S), I was wondering whether those already on O2 would be given an official way to unlock their iPhone 3G's and move to either Orange or T-Mobile OR Unlock to Any Network via Apple?

    Is this possible?

    Cheers
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I believe you would still be under your contract with O2, they have no incentive to let their customers go somewherelse.
     
  3. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    I highly doubt it. If you've signed a contract with O2, you knew that you were signing on for how many months/years at a time.

    If anything you'd have to pay the early termination fee and deal with it in order to move to T-Mobile or Orange.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I would imagine that you would be allowed to unlock once your contract had expired; no sooner.

    Of course, I don't know how telecoms run in the U.K., but only that, quote, "They're [O2] pirates! Simply pirates." in Ireland.
     
  5. FXT 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of course, my contract ends in March 2010, so after that could I unlock officially....?

    O2 will no longer be the sole provider for the iPhone in the UK.
     
  6. FXT 1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats why I'm leaving for 3 UK as they have better 3G service and cost less, also i figured that there's no reason to stay with O2 as they will not subsidize a new iPhone every year, that would be the only reason I'd stay.
     
  7. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    After your contract ends in March 2010, I can't see why you wouldn't be able to change carriers.

    All should be peachy. :)
     

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