PayG restrictions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elpayaso, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. elpayaso macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know the restrictions that will be enforced to the pay as you go 3g iphones?

    Would I be able to buy an Italian vodafone 3g iphone and then use a British vodafone sim card in it for example?

    Thanks in advance :D
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    it will be sim-locked, and im not sure if a uk vodafone sim will work in an italian iPhone. I doubt it would, as even though they are the same network, the sims will probably be coded differently

    the iphone 3g will probably be unlocked, although it may take some time - the first iphone took 3 months. however, hackers have a head start with the software this time
     
  3. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    In the past O2 used to sell their PayG phones unlocked, which made them quite popular :p I doubt this will be the case for the iphone though.

    OTOH as the iphone is a 'normal phone' in sales terms now they may be offering unlocks for a small fee in both italy and the uk.. we'll have wait to see what happens.
     
  4. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Oh rly? An unlocked paygo phone would be daaaaaarn nice :)
     

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