[UK] Need Reassurance on Unlocking.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kee123, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Kee123 macrumors member

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    Hi there, I'm hoping to get an iPhone here in the UK on the 9th November, however I cannot afford the Contract that you have to use with it, and plus I've never been a fan of contract phones anyway.
    So, I just some kind of reassurance and clarification on what I plan to do, bearing in mind I've no knowledge of how the unlocking process works etc.

    Here's what I assume is how it works, correct me if I'm wrong:

    ** I buy the iPhone from an Apple Store or similar, un-activated.
    ** I take it home and unlock it myself, this is where I need more help than anything, as I'm unsure of what software to use, how to do it etc.
    ** I can insert my Pay-As-You-Go O2 Sim Card that I use currently.

    Also, does the unlock prevent me from using any of the iPhone's features, or can you just use it as normal?

    I can't think of any more questions now, but I think that's all I need to know.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Spanners macrumors member

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    Yes thats it exactly. The only feature you won't get is Visual Voicemail. But normal voicemail still works fine.
     
  3. gormond macrumors regular

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    I plan to use the exact same method so I can use my Vodafone SIM.
     
  4. emotion macrumors 68040

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    This assumes that the new firmware, likely to ship with the UK iPhone, doesn't step in the way of unlocking (it'll likely make the device as hard to jailbreak as a Touch too - which is unbreakable at the moment).

    Only time will tell.
     
  5. Kee123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I was taking that under consideration myself anyway.

    When will we know what firmware will be shipping with the UK iPhone?
     
  6. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I don't know but I suspect the US will get a firmware update relatively soon. We'll see then.
     

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