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

    northy124

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    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 :)

    Northy

    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

    Eraserhead

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    UK
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    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

    northy124

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    $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

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

    northy124

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    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

    anjinha

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    Maybe you should call O2 and ask...?
     

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