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  1. bailey

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    Hi I use my sons old iPhone 3 it's on a 02 payg I only use it occasionally for calls only for data I use my iPad what annoys me is that if you don't top up each month 02 take from your credit £1.00 per day for data which I don't use what is the best provider out there I know I will need to get it unlocked any advise please


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  2. DeuceBG

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    I use Three Mobile.
    My particular Tariff is £31-50 / month on contract for which I get Unlimited Internet / Data, 2000 Cross Network Minutes and Unlimited Texts.
    There are cheaper tariffs available but that one suits my needs and they are more helpful than Vodafone with whom I also have a (soon to end) relationship.
     
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    Apparently Giff Gaff works on the O2 network so no need to get the phone unlocked, let's know how you get on because I'm inheriting a 4s phone on O2 at xmas:thumb:
     
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  5. bailey

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    When I got the phone from my son it was just out of contract so I would guess it is still locked to 02

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    I had to have my Orange iPhone 3 unlocked to accept my Vodafone Sim.
    Historically O2 have always made it difficult for their phones to be unlocked but that may have changed now.
     
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    I'm going down the road to get it unlocked I think il go vodaphone as the coverage is better in Scotland question do I have to go via 02 or go to a vodaphone shop

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    You can sort out the unlocking by using an independent phone shop - these are often small shops in town centres or markets. The main shops for the various service providers don't provide unlocking services for other networks old phones, so you will need to get it unlocked first, and then go off to the shop of your choice to look at their sim only plans, if you prefer to do that than do it online.
     
  9. WynandJean

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    Firstly many service providers will unlock your phone on request. As long as it it past the twelve month mark a request via their customer service line will be all you need (some charge but most do not). It took a few days getting our Iphones unlocked as the service provider said that they had to go via Apple for permission!

    Have you considered Ovivo?
    http://ovivomobile.com/
    You pay £15 for the SIM card and as long as you stay under a certain (reasonable) amount of usage it costs you nothing from then on. They use the Vodafone network. Even if you want a higher usage level then they are still competitive. And their customer service are helpful if needed. :thumb:

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    No need to SHOUT, Wyn, even if it's in colour AND emboldened! :Eeek::Eeek:

    The main service provider phone shops down our way will not unlock phones or help you do that- they simply point you to a small independent shop or booth. There's no law preventing them unlocking phones that are not in contract to another provider, perhaps they just couldn't be bothered? Maybe it's different in your area.
     
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    How out using Giffgaff? Runs on the O2 network so will just be a simple sim card exchange and off you go!

    Packages are good too!

    http://giffgaff.com/

    I have found Orange or EE as they are now called, are having problems since taking on the 4G side. Networks go down for weeks, and sometimes sim cards are cut off for no reason and you can't get them reactivated because orange are not interested in the 3g network
     
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    It's not the shops that do the unlocking. You call the provider's customer care line and request unlocking. They unlock it at their end.


    I thought it was CAPITALS that were considered as shouting.

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    Buy unlock codes for less then a quid on ebay

    giiff gaff or ovivio.......best value by a mile

    good luck

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    I would go for giff gaff too. My wife uses it on her ipad and iphone and I use it now on my Android phone.
     
  15. bailey

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    Yes I've sent for the sim Bill
     
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    You'r right Wyn, I didn't hear a thing. :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    A lot of rubbish is said about unlocking and it's not illegal even when on contract, see Martin Lewis's site for full details.

    Mobile Unlocking
     
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    Not quite correct. I think you may be confusing unlocking the phone with unlocking the PUK code for the SIM card.

    The unlocking has to be physically applied to the phone. The customer care dept (now that is an oxymoron!) give you the unlock code and instructions on how to use it. Or you can get an unlock code from many other sources for most phones - all you need is the make and model of phone and its IMEI number.
     
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    QUOTE=bailey;867099]Hi I use my sons old iPhone 3 it's on a 02 payg I only use it occasionally for calls only for data I use my iPad what annoys me is that if you don't top up each month 02 take from your credit £1.00 per day for data which I don't use what is the best provider out there I know I will need to get it unlocked any advise please


    Bill[/QUOTE]

    Click on my link giffgaff in my signature they will send you a free sim

    £ 5.00 for you and Me If you youse it if not bin it

    http://giffgaff.com/goodybags

    To liven it will cost you a tenner though
    You will get free calls and texts to other gg users

    You can also transfer your no onto it with a PAC code

    Or any other network if your currant provider agrees



    They Unlocked it instructions on O2 website it's a hunt for it

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    All I can say is each time we've done it our phones have been able to accept other providers' cards.
    Wyn
     
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