what will i need to make an iphone work???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by harrishimo, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. harrishimo macrumors member

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    im going to buy an iphone from my friend but heres the deal.

    im currently on a contract with O2 where i get 1000 minutes and unlimited texts for £30 a month. If i go ahead and buy this iphone will i need to buy anything extra in order to make the iphone work with this sim card.

    Also will i have any complications when i buy the iphone as ive heard that sometimes you have to "activate" the iphone with the contract. Im new to the iphone world as you can probably tell!!!

    :D
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    #2
    My understanding is this:

    - you can use that SIM in an O2-locked iPhone for calls and texts
    - while away from your home wi-fi, you will not be able to browse internet or get email or use maps etc unless you add the Web bolt-on (uses the GSM and Edge networks) or the wifi bolt-on (uses The Cloud)
    - you will not be able to get iPhone-specific features like Visual Voicemail in any case

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. harrishimo thread starter macrumors member

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    thankyou very much,

    for both your responses in both my threads. Finally someone who just says it as it is!!!

    much appreciated!!! :D
     

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