New iPhone sim-free, O2 Open??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Davidb67, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Davidb67 macrumors newbie

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    I've acquired a brand new 3GS 16gb (legitimately, won a raffle at work).
    there's nothing other than a shrink-wrapped box. Patience is not one of my strong-points and I am itching to get it all set up and ordered & received an O2 PAYG sim to do this, but at work we're finalising arrangements with O2 for the O2 Open package for employees - i.e. as a corporate O2 customer, employees of our company will be able to come to O2 network at a discount rate on tariffs. Spoke with the colleague and O2's business rep last week, and the indication is that this will be 4~6 weeks before it goes live, as some further points need sorting.

    My understanding is that to take advantage of the O2 Open deal, effectively you're joining a new contract/package - which I don't have a problem with as I'm out-of-contract anyway with my current provider.

    My question is, can i insert the current PAYG O2 sim, set the phone up through iTunes, and then repeat the same again in a month or so once we get the O2 Open deal running, or will I have problems trying to do that with what will then be an already set-up phone tagged to a different (albeit PAYG) sim?

    any help & advice would be welcome.
     
  2. jayenh macrumors 6502

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    yes you can. the phone doesn't get tagged to the sim. you can swap sims no problem without restoring and reactivating the phone. the only things that may be different are your data settings, and there is a step by step guide about this on the o2 website for payg iphones. payg and contract sims use a different APN address for data.
     
  3. Davidb67 thread starter macrumors newbie

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