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Has anyone tried a 3UK sim in an unlocked 3g iPhone?

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I currently have a 2G iphone that I bought a while back to try it out and I really like it so I was planning on cancelling my 3 contract and taking out a sim only contract (i.e. vodafone £15 a month for 150 mins and 1000 txts). But as I am coming to the end of the contract with my 3UK contract they haveare offering me a deal where by I can get 500mins, unlimited texts and a phone of my choice for £22 a month! I am hoping I can batter them down to £20 a month, so with x-series unlimited data that would be £25 a month...

I would then sell my iPhone (around £200) and the new phone from 3 (i.e. the N95 8GB another £200) and then buy a 3G iphone from ebay or here (a max of £400 so may end up with some cash left over). I know that you can only unlock the 3G iPhone using a hardware unlock at the moment (see below) although this may/will change in the future

http://www.ukphoneshop.com/news/mobile-phone-unlocking/the-only-way-to-unlock-your-iphone-3g/1009/#comment-295

But what I dont know is if a 3 UK sim card works in the new iPhone! I know it definatly doesnt work in the 2G iPhone (tried it) and have read a post on the web where someone reported that they couldnt get everything to work which has given me the hebiee geebies! So, has anyone got their 3G iPhone working on the 3UK network? Thanks!!
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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I'm looking at it myself... It seems you may be able to get it to make and receive calls, but it's the internet and mms settings that are a problem. I think ill just go with o2. The simplicity deal with internet etc included is only £20 per month with no contract. Be glad to get rid of 3 anyway!
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I'm looking at it myself... It seems you may be able to get it to make and receive calls, but it's the internet and mms settings that are a problem. I think ill just go with o2. The simplicity deal with internet etc included is only £20 per month with no contract. Be glad to get rid of 3 anyway!



Yeah, thats basically what id heard as well so it sounds like the iPhone doesnt like the 3 sim for whatever reason... If thats the case then ill just stick with my 2G iPhone and stick with the sim only offer like the £20 from o2 or this £15 from vodafone that has a better network coverag in my area, but it would have been nice to have that extra 3G speed when browsing on the phone network.... "sigh" :-(

Personally ive had no problems with 3 at all, or when I have had a problem (when the phone theysent me didnt work) the replacement was with me by the next day, network in the areas that ive lived has been excellent so a shame I have to dump them really, but the jailbroken iPhone is well worth it imo
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Newsflash (always wanted to say that :) ) ive seen the following video where somehome has unlocked (using a hardware unlock!) his 3G iPhone and uses the 3 mobile sim! In the video (about 7 mins in) he does the unlock, goes onto the internet and also makes a call so it seems to work ok??

http://www.smstextnews.com/2008/08/video_podcast_17_from_covent_garden.html

jtx where did you read about the problems you mentioned above? was it from the web after googling (if so thatmay have been the same place I saw the problems I mentioned id heard about)

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