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humpo 25-06-2008 06:25 PM

a mate at work has one, he said you cant forward text messages on it. i find this quite remarkable.

James Melody 25-06-2008 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
Um why?

Downloading over IMAP is pretty much the same, although having your IMAP server accssible on the internet might scare some people.

Well for a start most corporate setups won't support IMAP. That in itself is reason enough.

Also, I don't think IMAP supports remote wipe, does it?

GodstoneEagle 25-06-2008 10:52 PM

how is texting on an iPhone?

arussell 26-06-2008 01:12 AM

Works like a dream. The touch screen is dead easy to use if you don't have a phobia for it, and displays all text "conversations" in a great Ichat type mode.

Dave 26-06-2008 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by humpo
a mate at work has one, he said you cant forward text messages on it. i find this quite remarkable.
Use email, txt is old

Marki 26-06-2008 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by humpo
a mate at work has one, he said you cant forward text messages on it. i find this quite remarkable.
You can forward text messages on an iPhone.

Needs a new piece of software available via installer but easily done and used.

Shoreditch CPFC 27-06-2008 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
Um why?

Downloading over IMAP is pretty much the same, although having your IMAP server accssible on the internet might scare some people.

does this mean if I get an iphone I can check work emails in the same way as a blackberry? If I unlock it can I just put my workphone sim in there. Have you tried Skype from it (fring or iscoot or something) and is it any good? If I buy one in the US will it work ok? Should condiser buying a 32 gig I touch instead and unlock it and use it for Skype?

Dave 27-06-2008 12:32 PM

Quote:

does this mean if I get an iphone I can check work emails in the same way as a blackberry?
Probably not unless your company allows access to their mail servers on the internet. Blackberry's work differently.

Quote:

If I unlock it can I just put my workphone sim in there.
Probably but unlocking is risky, there is a possibility you could 'brick' your phone

Quote:

Have you tried Skype from it (fring or iscoot or something) and is it any good?
Skype isn't available on the Iphone, in fact currently you can't install any software without unlocking it. This will change next month but I doubt there will be skype.

Quote:

If I buy one in the US will it work ok?
If you unlock it probably, I wouldn't risk it for the paltry saving

cpfcmazz 27-06-2008 12:45 PM

I got an unlocked one off ebay for £200, put my original sim in it, works a dream, touch wood

Stavros 69 27-06-2008 12:45 PM

Has anyone taken a picture with the camera ??

Uncle Dave will you take one and post it up here please so i can see quality.

Shoreditch CPFC 27-06-2008 12:56 PM

Tks. I'm still very tempted to get one unlocked and try and get it to work with my work phone sim card though. I need to use Skype for some conference calls sometimes and I'm the only one who hasn't got it, so need to figure out a mobile way of doing that. Also, my IPOD is dead.

If I buy an iphone in the US can I buy it without a contract?

Shoreditch CPFC 27-06-2008 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by cpfcmazz
I got an unlocked one off ebay for £200, put my original sim in it, works a dream, touch wood
does it matter what sort of sim you put in? Mine would be vodafone. Was it new? Have you invalidated the warranty by getting unlocked? Have you tried to use if for Skype? Was it a random punter or an ebay shop?

Shoreditch CPFC 27-06-2008 01:50 PM

This suggests you can use Skype without unlocking. Any idea if it works?

Skype comes to the iPhone
Instant messaging wish granted
By Ciara O'Brien, ElectricNews.net → More by this authorPublished Thursday 16th August 2007 09:08 GMT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Be a part of The Register's Security Seminar, Live & Online, 9th July 2008 iPhone fans are set have their wish granted, with the news that a German firm has developed an application that brings Skype functionality to the device.

One of the complaints that users of the hybrid phone and MP3 player had was relating to its instant messaging functionality, or lack thereof. German firm Shape Media has stepped in to fill the gap.

The application, dubbed "IM+ for Skype", transforms the iPhone into a Skype handset. The web application, which works through the iPhone's Safari web browser, allows iPhones to use the Skype messaging service along with its Voice over IP (VoIP) network.

By logging on to skypeforiphone.com, users can access their Skype account, allowing them to make free Skype to Skype calls, and use their SkypeOut credits to make calls to landlines and mobile phones around the world. According to Shape Media, the application will work across different networks and does not require Wi-Fi to operate.

The application was designed for use with the iPhone's touchscreen, and has the added benefit of offering more cost-effective call charges than many carriers, for both landline and mobile calls - domestic and overseas.

Similar software has already been developed for platforms such as Windows Mobile, RIM's Blackberry, Palm and Symbian devices.

© 2007 ENN

Dave 27-06-2008 02:06 PM

I'm afraid I can't talk about that

Shoreditch CPFC 27-06-2008 02:14 PM

why? If it doesn't require unlocking, it isn't dodgy is it?

Dave 27-06-2008 02:23 PM

It's a work thing.

Stavros 69 27-06-2008 02:54 PM

Can you post a pic david

Stavros 69 30-06-2008 10:45 PM

Can someone tell me if i am out of a hotspot area, i.e. at Selhurst and i want to look at the net am i charged per min ??

Can i use it off my own hub for free ??

Is the whole of central london covered ??

Thanks

arussell 01-07-2008 01:12 AM

Internet access is bundled in with the cost of the monthly O2 tariff,s you shouldn't need to pay any extra.

I believe there are deals with the cloud to use their wi-fi hotspot's for nothing if you have an iphone, and the answer to that middle question is yes.

Stavros 69 01-07-2008 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by arussell
Internet access is bundled in with the cost of the monthly O2 tariff,s you shouldn't need to pay any extra.

I believe there are deals with the cloud to use their wi-fi hotspot's for nothing if you have an iphone, and the answer to that middle question is yes.

Ok, i might wait till i get back from holiday before i make my decision then.

It was an iphone or a 32 gig ipod touch. I just didnt know what i'd be better off for with net use etc.

arussell 02-07-2008 02:19 AM

Well the iphone O2 monthly bill comes with all you can eat internet access (as long as you're happy with paying 35 quid a month that is) plus wi-fi hotspots.

ipod touch access is dependant on free wi-fi hotspots (IE: McDonalds, Wetherspoons etc) or paying at the likes of Starbucks for expensive T-Mobile or BT access per hour.

Dave 02-07-2008 12:17 PM

Why would you want wifi when you have 3G/

Stavros 69 02-07-2008 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
Why would you want wifi when you have 3G/
Dave help me out here.

If i buy an iphone, i can sit anywhere in England (as long as i have a signal) and browse the net for free and not be charged ?? Is there a cap on how much i can browse ??

If i have an ipod touch i can use it free on wifi hotspots and my own router? , but do i have to pay for them and do i have a limit on how much browsing i can do.

My worry about the iphone from what i have heard is:
i cant send multiple text
Forward messages
receive picture messages
does it have blue tooth ?
and the camera is crap as I take quite a few pics while Iím out and about.
16gb isnít very big for my music.

So itís buy a 32gb touch and a new phone (any recommendations)
Or Get an iphone and wait till an 80gb touch comes out.
But I want to reduce the clutter I carry.

Any help would be welcomed.

Ridcully 02-07-2008 03:43 PM

If i buy an iphone, i can sit anywhere in England (as long as i have a signal) and browse the net for free and not be charged ?? Is there a cap on how much i can browse ??

Yep, there is a fair usage policy of 3Gb but you should be ok with that.

If i have an ipod touch i can use it free on wifi hotspots and my own router? , but do i have to pay for them and do i have a limit on how much browsing i can do.

If its on free hotspots or your own browser its free with no limit, incidently the iPhone would also be able to use the same connection.

My worry about the iphone from what i have heard is:

i cant send multiple text
Don't know about this one...

Forward messages
Not true, correctable in software I believe

receive picture messages
Rumoured to be coming but we'll have to wait and see

does it have blue tooth ?
Yep

and the camera is crap as I take quite a few pics while Iím out and about.16gb isnít very big for my music.

2Mp is not great but its not terrible either. 16Gb is enough for about 4000 songs (depending on recorded bitrate)

So itís buy a 32gb touch and a new phone (any recommendations)
Or Get an iphone and wait till an 80gb touch comes out.
But I want to reduce the clutter I carry.

Nothings perfect for everyone but a phone and a touch for the reasons above doesn't seem logical to me...your choice though Stav.

Stavros 69 02-07-2008 03:49 PM

I LIKE TO TOUCH woops caps

Justy C 02-07-2008 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Stavros 69
My worry about the iphone from what i have heard is:
i cant send multiple text
Forward messages
receive picture messages
does it have blue tooth ?
and the camera is crap as I take quite a few pics while Iím out and about.

I know I'm not Dave but...

You can send multiple texts
You can't forward messages (although someone on here posted there is a way of sorting that out)
You can't receive picture messages, but I think O2 will text you a link to direct you to a web address where you can view the picture message
It does have bluetooth
Camera is absolutely fine. However it doesn't have video capabilities or a flash.

It is a cracking piece of kit. You won't regret it.

El Aguila 02-07-2008 04:14 PM

I've been reading this thread and it seems to be written in Chinese.
Is it easy to write e-mails and texts on this phone? I find it cumbersome on my current phone, either graffiti or pointing a little stylus at a keyboard.
And does it synchronise with Outlook efficiently and quickly?
Thank you.

knowlesyUCLA 02-07-2008 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by El Aguila
I've been reading this thread and it seems to be written in Chinese.
Is it easy to write e-mails and texts on this phone? I find it cumbersome on my current phone, either graffiti or pointing a little stylus at a keyboard.
And does it synchronise with Outlook efficiently and quickly?
Thank you.

i find it pretty simple to send email on my ipod touch, the predictive text thing works well if you do get a few characters wrong, and before you know it you will be bashing out good length emails in no time.

you can sync with outlook via itunes, i havent done it but it seems to be a very simple process.

just get an iphone. the interface is worth the investment because it is total intuition in the palm of your hand and it is therefore worth the investment.

El Aguila 02-07-2008 04:39 PM

Yes, I am getting one I think, it's out of my hands (obviously, not literally). Telefonica are giving me one.

El Aguila 02-07-2008 04:40 PM

I guess predictive text in English and in Spanish?

knowlesyUCLA 02-07-2008 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by El Aguila
I guess predictive text in English and in Spanish?
im not sure about that. quite feasibly but i cant say for sure. one thing i wish they would change was the fact that when you write an email, you cant shift to landscape and widen the keyboard. its fine without it, but it would make a noticeable difference.

El Aguila 02-07-2008 04:57 PM

Thank you Knowlesy.

Dave 02-07-2008 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by El Aguila
I guess predictive text in English and in Spanish?
Not at the same time obviously :)

But there is multi language support

get it

you will enjoy it

Stavros 69 04-07-2008 11:39 AM

Just went over to one of the IT bods over here.

He totally slated it and told me to get a HTC touch diamond
or a Samsung 1900.

He is a geek to rival Dave.

IW_Eagle 04-07-2008 11:45 AM

iphone is due to be released anyday in Australia, should I be looking to get one?

July 11th

Stavros 69 04-07-2008 01:56 PM

Also can you get radio on the iphone???

knowlesyUCLA 04-07-2008 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Stavros 69
Also can you get radio on the iphone???
no you can't.

Blind_Eagle 07-07-2008 11:02 AM

Bluetooth is very limited on the iPhone. Not much more than hands free connectivity as far as I can make out. Anyone know why?

Dave 07-07-2008 12:22 PM

I think it will come in time. All software.

An Iphone with A2DP would be amazing.

cumbrian_eagles 07-07-2008 12:22 PM

got a text from o2 with the website details for upgrading online and the site is crawling!

Dave 07-07-2008 12:24 PM

you can upgrade now?

Blind_Eagle 07-07-2008 01:48 PM

If you pre registered Dave yes.

I've been trying to upgrade most of this morning but the site is running like a dog. Having said that my latest attempt brought up a different upgrade page which has got me slightly further through the site before it fell over :D

Dave 07-07-2008 02:13 PM

Hmm - I think I'll hold fire until the weekend

Blind_Eagle 07-07-2008 03:45 PM

http://shop.02.co.uk/holding/learnHome/learnHome01.jpg

No choice now Dave.

It never actually worked for me. :(

Dave 07-07-2008 03:55 PM

I think you can wait a few days :)

AndyStreet 07-07-2008 03:55 PM

I've ordered mine. No idea if it'll come on Friday but we shall see.

Justy C 07-07-2008 04:05 PM

My Dad got one back in January / February, he told me yesterday that O2 phoned him last week offering a free upgrade (which obviously he is going to take advantage of).

A bit miffed I haven't had that call yet...

Dave 07-07-2008 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by AndyStreet
I've ordered mine. No idea if it'll come on Friday but we shall see.
The frustrating thing will be activating it.

Dave 07-07-2008 04:15 PM

Not sure what to do with my old one, Teaser can't leave T-Mobile and I can't be bothered with the unlocking nonsense :(

Stavros 69 07-07-2008 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
Not sure what to do with my old one, Teaser can't leave T-Mobile and I can't be bothered with the unlocking nonsense :(
I could do with another calculator.

On a serious note, if i want to get the radio cant i go to the radio 1 website for example open up there player and listen though that ??

AndyStreet 07-07-2008 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Stavros 69
I could do with another calculator.

On a serious note, if i want to get the radio cant i go to the radio 1 website for example open up there player and listen though that ??

Yep, you should be able to go on the iPlayer radio bit. There are also rumours floating about that the new software will support FM radio adapters so you'd be able to listen to radio.

AndyStreet 07-07-2008 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
The frustrating thing will be activating it.
It should already be activated I think since I've signed up for the contract online too. The frustrating thing will be trying to get Vodafone to give me my PAC number, which I've already requested and porting my number over.

Dave 07-07-2008 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by AndyStreet
Yep, you should be able to go on the iPlayer radio bit.
I haven't read anywhere that Iplayer will work over 02 3g - will it?

Dave 07-07-2008 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by AndyStreet
It should already be activated I think since I've signed up for the contract online too.
So you don't have to register with Itunes? How does that work then?

AndyStreet 07-07-2008 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
I haven't read anywhere that Iplayer will work over 02 3g - will it?
Not sure actually - might have to check this.

Dave 07-07-2008 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by AndyStreet
Not sure actually - might have to check this.
I haven't checked it out myself to be honest

knowlesyUCLA 07-07-2008 05:02 PM

i just checked for the first time if the Iplayer worked on iPod Touch and i was quite surprised to see it did. I would conclude that it will pretty much definitely work on iPhone 3G, using quicktime as it does on the iPod. Awesome.

Dave 07-07-2008 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by knowlesyUCLA
i just checked for the first time if the Iplayer worked on iPod Touch and i was quite surprised to see it did. I would conclude that it will pretty much definitely work on iPhone 3G, using quicktime as it does on the iPod. Awesome.
That isn't the issue, the issue is - will it work on 02s 3G or will they filter it?

Blind_Eagle 07-07-2008 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
Not sure what to do with my old one, Teaser can't leave T-Mobile and I can't be bothered with the unlocking nonsense :(
I've got the same problem. Mines is the 16Gb version and is in pristine condition but Mrs_Blind doesn't want it as she rarely uses her current handset.

Blind_Eagle 07-07-2008 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by AndyStreet
It should already be activated I think since I've signed up for the contract online too.
You will have to activate it via iTunes and from your confidence I guess you have never done this with an iPhone before. Add that to the fact tha '000s of others will be trying to do it on the same day and i'm with Dave, this will be frustrating.

Before Activating

Once you've got your new iPhone 3G, you'll need to connect to iTunes to activate it.

1. Check your voicemail
Before you activate your iPhone 3G, make sure you listen to your current voicemails. If you're an existing O2 customer, activation will delete your existing voicemails. If you're transferring an existing number from another network operator, existing voicemails will not be transferred.

2. Transfer your contacts, music and photos
Before you activate, migrate your existing mobile contacts onto Outlook, Outlook Express on the PC, or Address Book or Entourage on the Mac.

To activate your iPhone 3G

Insert your current SIM card into your iPhone 3G using the SIM ejector tool found in your iPhone 3G box.

Connect your iPhone 3G to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC (not on the keyboard) using the cable included in the box. iTunes opens automatically.

Follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes to activate iPhone 3G and sync your contacts, calendars, music, photos, podcasts, videos, email accounts, and web bookmarks.

Blind_Eagle 07-07-2008 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
I think you can wait a few days :)
I can't believe I am so keen to buy this new puppy.

AndyStreet 07-07-2008 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Blind_Eagle
You will have to activate it via iTunes and from your confidence I guess you have never done this with an iPhone before. Add that to the fact tha '000s of others will be trying to do it on the same day and i'm with Dave, this will be frustrating.

Before Activating

Once you've got your new iPhone 3G, you'll need to connect to iTunes to activate it.

1. Check your voicemail
Before you activate your iPhone 3G, make sure you listen to your current voicemails. If you're an existing O2 customer, activation will delete your existing voicemails. If you're transferring an existing number from another network operator, existing voicemails will not be transferred.

2. Transfer your contacts, music and photos
Before you activate, migrate your existing mobile contacts onto Outlook, Outlook Express on the PC, or Address Book or Entourage on the Mac.

To activate your iPhone 3G

Insert your current SIM card into your iPhone 3G using the SIM ejector tool found in your iPhone 3G box.

Connect your iPhone 3G to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC (not on the keyboard) using the cable included in the box. iTunes opens automatically.

Follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes to activate iPhone 3G and sync your contacts, calendars, music, photos, podcasts, videos, email accounts, and web bookmarks.

Dammit. Thanks mate. Along with getting the details from Vodafone, it could be a frustrating day. Does that mean I'll be able to enter my PAC code in iTunes then?

Dave 07-07-2008 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by AndyStreet
Dammit. Thanks mate. Along with getting the details from Vodafone, it could be a frustrating day. Does that mean I'll be able to enter my PAC code in iTunes then?
you can either do your pac via itunes or later via web/phone

You do know you can get your pac code right now from vodaphone?

AndyStreet 07-07-2008 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
you can either do your pac via itunes or later via web/phone

You do know you can get your pac code right now from vodaphone?

They said they're sending it via post, but they're probably fobbing me off and the 'Customer Retentions Team' has already tried contacting me. I'll probably call them back tomorrow to try to get it.

Can't wait for iPhone browsing. :)

Dave 07-07-2008 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Blind_Eagle
I can't believe I am so keen to buy this new puppy.
it will be kewl.

I'm a little worried about the 3G coverage

Brett 08-07-2008 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by AndyStreet
They said they're sending it via post, but they're probably fobbing me off and the 'Customer Retentions Team' has already tried contacting me. I'll probably call them back tomorrow to try to get it.

Can't wait for iPhone browsing. :)

It's a dream browsing the web whilst on the bog. :)

Anyways, I can wait for the upgrade - seems o2 want to limit supply for upgrades anyway so they can go chasing new customers.

Brett 08-07-2008 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
I'm a little worried about the 3G coverage
You should be.

toucaneagle 08-07-2008 09:51 AM

Copied from http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itune...?articleid=243



An O2 spokesperson has confirmed that the activation process for the iPhone 3G will be different from the original iPhone. Users will need to activate the phone in an Apple, O2, or Carphone Warehouse store, a process which should take about 15 minutes on average. Activation via iTunes will not be possible with the iPhone 3G. Because of that, you will not be able to buy an iPhone through the Web sites of either O2 or Apple.

Dave 08-07-2008 10:06 AM

That sucks

Stavros 69 08-07-2008 11:31 AM

I have decided i'm going to get one and then i can email Dave from anywhere i like. :hi:

James Melody 08-07-2008 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by toucaneagle
Copied from http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itune...?articleid=243



An O2 spokesperson has confirmed that the activation process for the iPhone 3G will be different from the original iPhone. Users will need to activate the phone in an Apple, O2, or Carphone Warehouse store, a process which should take about 15 minutes on average. Activation via iTunes will not be possible with the iPhone 3G. Because of that, you will not be able to buy an iPhone through the Web sites of either O2 or Apple.

I ordered my iPhone 3G yesterday on the O2 site.

Dave 08-07-2008 02:53 PM

You will never use junk like windows mobile again

Blind_Eagle 08-07-2008 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by toucaneagle
An O2 spokesperson has confirmed that the activation process for the iPhone 3G will be different from the original iPhone. Users will need to activate the phone in an Apple, O2, or Carphone Warehouse store, a process which should take about 15 minutes on average. Activation via iTunes will not be possible with the iPhone 3G. Because of that, you will not be able to buy an iPhone through the Web sites of either O2 or Apple.
So why does the O2 website tell you the following activation procedure?

----------------------------------------------------------
Before Activating

Once you've got your new iPhone 3G, you'll need to connect to iTunes to activate it.

1. Check your voicemail
Before you activate your iPhone 3G, make sure you listen to your current voicemails. If you're an existing O2 customer, activation will delete your existing voicemails. If you're transferring an existing number from another network operator, existing voicemails will not be transferred.

2. Transfer your contacts, music and photos
Before you activate, migrate your existing mobile contacts onto Outlook, Outlook Express on the PC, or Address Book or Entourage on the Mac.



Help with transferring your stuff


To activate your iPhone 3G


Insert your current SIM card into your iPhone 3G using the SIM ejector tool found in your iPhone 3G box.

Connect your iPhone 3G to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC (not on the keyboard) using the cable included in the box. iTunes opens automatically.

Follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes to activate iPhone 3G and sync your contacts, calendars, music, photos, podcasts, videos, email accounts, and web bookmarks.

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http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone/existingiphonecustomers

AndyStreet 08-07-2008 05:02 PM

Mine's being despatched Thursday or Friday. :lux:

toucaneagle 08-07-2008 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by toucaneagle
Copied from http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itune...?articleid=243



An O2 spokesperson has confirmed that the activation process for the iPhone 3G will be different from the original iPhone. Users will need to activate the phone in an Apple, O2, or Carphone Warehouse store, a process which should take about 15 minutes on average. Activation via iTunes will not be possible with the iPhone 3G. Because of that, you will not be able to buy an iPhone through the Web sites of either O2 or Apple.

That page has now changed... seems there has been some confusion over this. Click the link and you'll see the latest set of FAQs.

Dave 09-07-2008 05:04 PM

http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=21947

cumbrian_eagles 09-07-2008 07:06 PM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Kendal is backwards and behind the times I'll pick one up as soon as I can get down there, if not it won't bother me I'll just wait... well try ;)

Shoreditch CPFC 09-07-2008 08:54 PM

So can I get one of these new versions on ebay and put my work phone sim card (vodafone) in it pls?

Shoreditch CPFC 09-07-2008 11:43 PM

would something like this work? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-MODEL-APPL...3286.m14.l1318

KingsleY 09-07-2008 11:46 PM

If you want to be scammed, I guess so...

Stavros 69 10-07-2008 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Shoreditch CPFC
So can I get one of these new versions on ebay and put my work phone sim card (vodafone) in it pls?
*cough* tight bastard *cough* call your son Stavros *cough*

GodstoneEagle 10-07-2008 02:39 AM

Here;s the deal, I've lined up a 2nd hand iPhone to buy but was chatting to someone who works at the o2 shop who says my o2 sim won't work in an iPhone because:

-the iPhone will be registered to someone else (a different contract [an iPhone contract]

-the sim is sealed in an iPhone

My contract can't be renewed till jan so that's not an option, can anyone clarify for me cos i really want one of these bad boys.

RDSdaEAGLE 10-07-2008 03:15 AM

The sim won't be 'sealed' as such - you should be able to remove it.

As for the contract, worth giving o2 a call and seeing if anything can be done.

GodstoneEagle 10-07-2008 04:16 AM

rang the upgrade line earlier. 18 month contract, can't change anything till january.

Blind_Eagle 10-07-2008 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by GodstoneEagle
Here;s the deal, I've lined up a 2nd hand iPhone to buy but was chatting to someone who works at the o2 shop who says my o2 sim won't work in an iPhone because:

-the iPhone will be registered to someone else (a different contract [an iPhone contract]

-the sim is sealed in an iPhone

My contract can't be renewed till jan so that's not an option, can anyone clarify for me cos i really want one of these bad boys.

Your mate who works at the O2 shop doesn't seem to have a clue then Godstone.

Firstly the iPhone will no longer be registered to someone else if they have upgraded to the new model. O2 are clear about this and are informing existing users that they can pass on their phone to be used with O2.

Secondly they obviously haven't got a clue about the iPhone if they think the sim is sealed in an iPhone, because it isn't. The access door is located on the top of the iPhone between the headphone socket and the power switch. Just push a paperclip into the small access hole and the sim card pops up.

Regarding contract renewal, O2 will cease an existing O2 contract when you register an iPhone and start a new 18 month contract from that point. If you are already on an 18 month contract with O2 then the end date wont even change.


From O2:-

Don't need 2 iPhones!

We want to make sure you find a good home for your old iPhone once you upgrade. If you've a friend, colleague or family member they can use it as a phone by choosing any of the three options below.



If they're on an existing O2 18-month minimum term contract, they can just transfer onto a Pay Monthly tariff for iPhone*. The end date of their contract will stay the same. Once their tariff has been transferred, they just need to connect to iTunes to activate the iPhone.

If they're an O2 business customers, they'll need to move onto a current business tariff with an iPhone Bolt On and will be able to keep their existing contract term*. Once their tariff has been transferred, they just need to connect to iTunes to activate the iPhone. To arrange this they'll need to contact Business Customer Services.

Existing O2 Pay & Go customers can use their current O2 Pay & Go SIM card or new customers can join O2 by getting a free Pay & Go iPhone SIM card from an O2 store. Then add the unlimited Web and Wi-Fi iPhone Bolt On (£10 a month). The only thing that does not work with this option is the Visual Voicemail.




* Tariff migration rules apply.

Shoreditch CPFC 10-07-2008 10:17 AM

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Originally posted by Stavros 69
*cough* tight bastard *cough* call your son Stavros *cough*
eh? I just want one iphone, instead of Ipod & blackberry.

AndyStreet 10-07-2008 10:52 AM

Despatched. w00t! :lux:

Dave 10-07-2008 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Shoreditch CPFC
eh? I just want one iphone, instead of Ipod & blackberry.
I assume your work pushes email to your crackberry - so that isn't going to work the same on the Iphone.

I carry both

Stavros 69 10-07-2008 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
I assume your work pushes email to your crackberry - so that isn't going to work the same on the Iphone.

I carry both

Do you have a holster ?

Shoreditch CPFC 10-07-2008 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
I assume your work pushes email to your crackberry - so that isn't going to work the same on the Iphone.

I carry both

true, but you can access your outlook emails remotely, so I can just check those on the IPOD internet.

Shoreditch CPFC 10-07-2008 12:11 PM

I've got a mate in Tokyo with the same Blackberry as me and vodafone sim card. I've asked him to check the cost and to see if they can crack it so that his vodafone sim works.

James Melody 10-07-2008 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave
I assume your work pushes email to your crackberry - so that isn't going to work the same on the Iphone.

Doesn't iPhone 2.0 support push email?

AndyStreet 10-07-2008 12:55 PM

iTunes Apps store is now up. There's some cool stuff on there already.

Brett 10-07-2008 01:15 PM

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Originally posted by AndyStreet
iTunes Apps store is now up. There's some cool stuff on there already.
Get a job, you slag.

Blind_Eagle 10-07-2008 01:24 PM

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Originally posted by GodstoneEagle

-the sim is sealed in an iPhone


Thought i'd prove its not. :D

http://www.maclife.com/sites/future....card002web.jpg


http://www.maclife.com/sites/future....card003web.jpg

See ;)

Blind_Eagle 10-07-2008 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by GodstoneEagle
My contract can't be renewed till jan so that's not an option, can anyone clarify for me cos i really want one of these bad boys.
Are you sure you spoke to the right people?

O2 say "If they're on an existing O2 18-month minimum term contract, they can just transfer onto a Pay Monthly tariff for iPhone*. The end date of their contract will stay the same. Once their tariff has been transferred, they just need to connect to iTunes to activate the iPhone."

cumbrian_eagles 10-07-2008 01:34 PM

My mate got told the same thing, can't upgrade till september... probably about the same time as I'll eventually get one!

James Melody 10-07-2008 01:45 PM

O2 do seem to be making a balls up of this...

Ordered a handset on monday, got a confirmation email back, rang today to get an update was told it was actually not an order but a "pre-order".

The email said delivery within 5 working days transpires it is actually 10 working days.

As it is a business account they told me it takes 3/4 days just to go through the credit check (even though Vodafone and T-Mobile both turned me around in the shop)

GodstoneEagle 10-07-2008 03:22 PM

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Originally posted by Blind_Eagle
Are you sure you spoke to the right people?

O2 say "If they're on an existing O2 18-month minimum term contract, they can just transfer onto a Pay Monthly tariff for iPhone*. The end date of their contract will stay the same. Once their tariff has been transferred, they just need to connect to iTunes to activate the iPhone."

can you give me the link for this so i can show them in the 02 store?

it makes sense to go onto an iPhone tarriff so i get the free data

AndyStreet 10-07-2008 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Brett
Get a job, you slag.
I've got one, shitface. :p


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