O2 and end of contract in Jan..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wavell, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Wavell macrumors regular

    Wavell

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    #1
    What I want to know is.. if I keep my 3G phone until the end of my O2 contract in January 2010.. would I be entitled to it being unlocked for use on another network ? (I believe so...)
    :)
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    No. Unfortunately, O2 have no obligation to unlock your iPhone when the contract ends.
     
  3. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Unfortunately not - O2's Ts & Cs explicitly state that the iPhone can't be unlocked at the end of the contract:

    Sorry for the Caps, but this is how it is presented in their Ts & Cs - I guess they don't want any confusion arising :)

    Edit
    Actually, this may be changing for the iPhone 3G - the section above was from their Ts & Cs for the iPhone 2G. I've just double checked and their current Ts & Cs for mobile phones including the iPhone 3G have the following paragraph 5.8

    Looks like there may be some mileage in getting 3Gs unlocked...
     
  4. Wavell thread starter macrumors regular

    Wavell

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    aaahhhh.. should be interesting then.. thanks for the replies guys :)

    Personally, I see no reason why they shouldn't unlock a phone if it's outside the contract. I think it would be pretty unethical of them not to do so if it's requested.
     
  5. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    I spoke with 02 awhile back and the rep on the phone told me it was being heavily discussed. I think 02 will be under more pressure to do so as they are demanding that people buy out their contracts to upgrade. This will mean a lot of people who are out of contract realising how ridiculous their policy is. Hopefully 02 will decide to do the right thing at that point.
     

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