"Oh, I already have a phone... yeah..."

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Tallest Skil, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    The Dev team's closer than ever to the free software unlock. Just throwing that out there. Now, if I were to switch to Centennial, we'd need new phones for the rest of my family, but not me, obviously. Does policy vary on providers' acceptance of consumers using their own phones? For example, do most providers allow the use of a phone the customer had previously? And how do you think they'll react if they make me tell them what type of phone I'm going to use? Because that's the only way they'll get it out of me. I'm just planning on saying, "Oh, it'll work. It's GSM-based," and leave it at that.

    Although, it might be cool to see their reactions "...I'm sorry... WHAT kind of phone?" :p
     
  2. question fear macrumors 68020

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    It'll be easier to just get the free phone they offer (assuming they offer a free one) and then sell it on ebay or keep it as a backup. While some cell companies don't care as much, you could run into a stickler who gives you a hard time.
     
  3. Tallest Skil thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well, from what I've seen, the "free" phone has no chance of being free. But if it turns out that I would get a free one, I'd most definitely take it, sell it, and pop the SIM into my iPhone. Another thing, if Centennial has EDGE (which I'm not sure about), would there be a way to write the SIM to disallow access to the data network so that I don't have to buy a data plan or be stuck with exorbitant charges? I don't NEED EDGE, that's what my home Wi-Fi network and my future college-wide Wi-Fi network are/will be for.
     
  4. question fear macrumors 68020

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    gotcha. i was just thinking with the free phone you wont have to play 20q's with them.

    you can always ask them to remove edge access from your account. most providers can block it i believe. or just don't enter the settings for edge when you unlock the phone.
     
  5. Tallest Skil thread starter macrumors P6

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    Nice. Thanks for the info. Centennial'D iPhone, here I come! ... when the unlock comes out...:eek:
     

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