real o2 sim in unlocked iphone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jjtomo, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. jjtomo macrumors newbie

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    i am currently 6 months into an o2 contract, its not an iTariff though, i have recently brought an unlocked iphone from a friend that runs on 1.1.4, am i able to update to 2.0? i am unsure whether i will be able to update using as i am aware of a pay and go function on becoming available on o2?

    Speedy Response Jack
     
  2. emirates macrumors newbie

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    you can upgrade to 2.0. Your iPhone will then accept any o2 sim. I did it and it worked a treat. You can even fill out a form on the o2 website and they will change your current tarrif to an iPhone tarrif without having to extend your original contract.
     
  3. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502

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    Should be no problem..I upgraded my unlocked iphone on 1.1.4 to 2.0 and am using an old O2 sim from a contract I took out a couple of years ago.
     
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  5. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Yup. But if you want to transition your current tariff to an iPhone one then just call the activation team on O2 and they'll sort you out
     
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  7. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502

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    If you wanted an iphone tariff surely you would be far better off buying a 3g iphone on contract?
     
  8. jjtomo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    worked a treat and successfully updated to 2.0 however my iphone will not be regognised and it cannot be found in itunes?
     
  9. daneoni macrumors G4

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    That entails paying £99 for the phone AND extending your contract for another 18 months

    Reset the phone (hold the home/power button till you see an Apple logo and try again) and try again if that doesn't work the restore and try again
     
  10. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502

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    If he moved his current contract to an iPhone tariff what would that cost him/month and for how long?
     
  11. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Nothing, if its a 35/monthly contract you transition for free and maintain your existing contract length, in his case, 12 months (since he's 6 months into the contract). Instead of re-starting another 18 months (18+6) which would add up to 24 months + paying £99 for the phone
     
  12. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502

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    Ah OK...but if you were on a contract for say £20 a month you would be better just sticking the O2 sim in the iphone after updating it to 2.0.
     
  13. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Yup
     

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