UK/O2 iPhone questions ...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bongolo, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Bongolo macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2006
    Following the announcement of a UK realise on Nov 9th, I am seriously considering taking the plunge. However, I have a few questions ...

    1./ I travel a lot in Europe, is there a way to switch off the EDGE and just use WiFi when available? (to avoid silly bills)

    2./ There is no doubt Apple will come up with a lager capacity improved iPhone within the next 20 months. As an 02 customer on an 18 month contract, will I be able to purchase the new model and continue with the current contract?

    3./ will one be able to add 02 services (like cheaper calls from Europe) to the iPhone package?

    I have asked these question several times to both Apple & O2 but both have been unable to give definite answers, with O2 saying on 3 different occasions that the UK iPhone will be a sealed unit with no access to the sim card ???

    Looking forward to some feedback.


  2. ynnoj macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2007
    All I know is that in the newest firmware (which UK models will ship with), there is a setting to disable automatic EDGE usage.
  3. Leemo macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Yes to all three in theory - if things go the same way as in the states. Personally I wouldn't try calling O2 until the end of October, as the staff won't have been trained on the iPhone and the tariffs.

  4. Bongolo thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2006
    Many thanks guys, much appreciated ... I guess things will get clearer nearer the time but I know I have to have one! :D

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