Trip to UK from the US

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rediffusion, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. rediffusion macrumors regular

    rediffusion

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    I'm traveling to the UK for 2 weeks from the US and would like to use my iPhone there. I will mainly be calling UK numbers. What's the cheapest way to do this? Is it possible to get a Pay As You Go sim card from O2? Would this also give me EDGE access?

    thanks,
    Rich
     
  2. chaoses macrumors member

    chaoses

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    I thought iphone 3g is a world phone. (maybe this is a stupid question) The iphone 3g wouldn't allow you to put a UK sim card in and use it like a world phone? cause I know the one my brother used, he did used it in other countries while travelling
     
  3. rediffusion thread starter macrumors regular

    rediffusion

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    My iPhone is an old one, not 3G. As I'm going to be in the UK making calls within the UK I don't want to be using AT&T as the charges will be high. I was wondering if O2 [the UK carrier] offered a pay as you go service.

    Rich
     
  4. dhunda1 macrumors newbie

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    why dont u just rent a phone theree (they do have pay as you go but it might not work with iphone) renting a phone would be the cheapest way
     
  5. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    You would need to unlock your iPhone to put in a non AT&T SIM card. You can do this with the iPhone 2G, not 3G. That will work OK.

    If not unlocked, you'll have to roam - turn off data services if you do that, unless you're very rich :)
     
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Just buy a PAYG phone while your out here. I picked up a phone, with 10 pounds ($20) worth of credit for £14.99 ($30) a few months back, no joke.

    Definitely saves a lot of hassle with you jailbreaking your phone, then picking up a UK sim card, then worrying about it getting stolen etc.
     

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