O2 Simplicity with new UK iPhone experiences

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ginsters, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. ginsters macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys

    Ok here's my plan

    I've bought a new uk iphone and there's no unlock available.
    My idea now is to jailbreak/activate etc onto a pay monthly o2 simplicity online 20, for £20 a month

    Aswell as this I will add the unlimited data bolt on for 7.50 a month

    Finally I will sign up to the cloud unlimited service for 6.99 a month

    This should give me for 34.49 a month (a whopping 51p cheaper than the cheapest iphone contract) exactly the same as I would get through the legit contract except I would get 400 minutes and 1000 texts the only sacrifice being visual voicemail.
    I would not be tied into any contract with o2 either, I could end it whenever I like.

    Does this plan sound feasable? and would it work ok?
    Is anybody else already running anything similar and if so, hows it been so far?

    I would love to hear from anyone who is currently using a pay monthly o2 sim card on a uk iphone and how well its functioning. i.e are there any things that don't work properly.

    Cheers guys
     
  2. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure of the finer details, but Visual Voicemail uses data connection, so with unlimited data, it may actually still work.

    As for the rest of your plan, I doubt it would work. But you dont know till you try!
     
  3. ginsters thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've read on quite a few threads of people using o2 "non legit" sim cards on uk phones so I really don't see why it shouldn't work. I know the visual voicemail won't work as it is setup by o2 and will only work on legit contracts.

    I could really do with some feedback on this before I splash out on an o2 monthly deal.

    Cheers
     
  4. Craigy Boy macrumors member

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    The £7.50 web bolt on it not unlimited. It is for 200mb of data a month. I think 3gb is about £30/£35 a month.

    I was o2 simplicity and dithered about what to do as I really wanted an iPhone. In the end I just bit the bullet and went legit. I think there's going to be a lot of features added by Apple in the coming months, and didn't want to have to wait for a work around everytime. I can see the appeal of going the simplicity the route, don't get me wrong. I just wanted no hassle, and that outweighed the few quid more I'd be paying each month.

    p.s visual voicemail is genius.
     
  5. ginsters thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your feedback.
    My main issue is not with the price of the monthly contract. Its the fact I don't want to be tied in to it for 18 months. A lot of stuff can happen in 18 months and I don't want to be tied to 02 for that long.
    The simplicity route is a lot better value for money, double the minutes 5x the texts, and no ties. visual voicemail isn't worth all that.

    I just need to know it works before I unwrap this phone!

    Cheers
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    If you're that impatient, you might as well open the phone and try out your workaround. If it doesnt work you could always sell on ebay?
     
  7. robelkin macrumors newbie

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  8. fai2 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have another questions.
    Because I need to use some app that only work on 1.1.1, so is it possible that I get a UK iPhone and O2 sim, downgrade to 1.1.1 but not upgrade back to 1.1.2 and jailbreak it?
    Many thanks!
     
  9. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    simply no. as the downgrade of 1.1.1 just activates the iphone and then you upgrade back to 1.1.2 because its should unlock your iphone for O2 sim cards leaving it at 1.1.1 will make it not work with any sim cards.
     
  10. robelkin macrumors newbie

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    I read this wrong for my original reply

    This is actually right!
     
  11. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    no worries :D

    i am actually trying this solution at the moment on a MacPro ... will post my findings later :D
     
  12. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    i can happilly say that it works fine :D

    small scary parts but mainly plain sailing :D
     
  13. n0fixedab0de macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know whether redirect charges are included in the Simplicity tariff. I use a free visual voicemail service called HulloMail but it requires redirecting missed calls.
     
  14. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    You've picked up a 2 year old thread here. However, to answer your question:

    1. No, I believe you get charged for call-forwarding to another number.

    2. However, O2 are just launching "Simplicity for iPhone" which includes O2's Visual Voice Mail in the bundle (plus lots more). See the iPhone section of the forum for a thread about this, it's near the top
     

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