Unlock O2 UK iPhone 3G for US Trip...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by northy124, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I am planning on going to the US in a month or two and I would like to take my iPhone 3G with me instead of buying a Pay&Go US phone for the trip.

    I am currently on O2 Pay&Go and I have had it for almost a year and I was wondering if they will unlock my iPhone for me so I don't have to do it "illegally" and risk screwing up my iPhone 3G (never done an unlock before).

    Is it possible? will they do it? or do I have to go down the other route ;)

    Thanks in advanced for help :)


    Oh who would be better carrier for Pay&Go sim for the trip? thinking Virgin at the moment as I have been with them in UK before and loved them, are they the same in the US?
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    I found SIM's in the US are pretty expensive compared to other countries I've visited. AT&T wanted $80 for one (including $50 credit) in their store - though you could get one for $20 or something in Chinatown.

    So depending on how much you want to use your phone it may not be worth bothering.
  3. northy124 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    $30 for a sim card:eek: that is over the top lol.

    Well I have settled for T-Mobile USA ($9.99 sim + $50 for 400 minutes, just enough I think) but IDK if O2 would unlock for me (I would need it unlocked for future trips into Europe as well)? anyone able to help?
  4. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    According to EU law they have to offer an unlocking service at the end of your contract.
  5. northy124 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Well I am on Pay&Go not contract (not going to have a contract for a while, not after last time) so what then?
  6. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Maybe you should call O2 and ask...?

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