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Is the CPW sale's guy correct / is he even allowed to say this ???

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
popped into CPW and asked about the iphone had a little play with one so i decided to get one,

paid for it etc and for some reason he started talking about unlocking them (he said eh had sold 16 today and was 99% sure most would be unlocked rather then joining o2 contract)

he then said that it wouldnt be that easy as they take the cards details (used to pay) and charge the contract to that, surely he is lieing but what i want to no is how do they get away with things like this
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
He's lying mate, no way they can do that.
#2
yea i thought so, just wondered how he can get away with what he said as he manager was right next to him as well
#3
Dub1
yea i thought so, just wondered how he can get away with what he said as he manager was right next to him as well


CPW....... He would have been 17 years old and his manager would have been 18:whistling:
#4
Yes hes lieing (or rather scaremongering) trying to basically frighten you into not unlocking it, the manager probably instructed him on what to say when he sells one mate!!!
banned#5
scary if it was ture
banned#6
Train Driver
CPW....... He would have been 17 years old and his manager would have been 18:whistling:


lol yeah pretty much
#7
It is possibility to track buyer,thats for sure,unless u pay cash and dont give your true deatails.
#8
Do you actually sign a contract which states you will activate and use one of the O2 tariffs? Thats the important bit - if you don't, he is clearly lying...
banned#9
i suppose it all depends whats in the contract you sign when buying the phone, i suppose they could chase you up if wanted
#10
Presumably they must give you a copy of all the terms and conditions...
banned#11
as they havent been out 18 months yet, wonder if they will wait then take you to court, any one got the t&c's
banned#12
dcx_badass
I guess the worst they could do is track you down and either:
A) Make you take out the contract
B) SAy if you don't get the contract then you return the phone and get a refund minus useage.

But they won't do either.


I'd agree that its unlikely they could do either, but....

It is entirely possible (even likely) that they could disable the phone if you failed to take out a contract. Done via iTunes - maybe at the time of the launch of the 3G version. However, I am not entirely convinced deliberately "breaking" the phone would be legal either!

Its definately a weird one! Apple is normally very much on the ball, and because of that, I really cant see them trading as foolishly as appears to be the case at the moment! Fingers crossed though.
#13
Don't know much about this but the following is from CPW website if it's helpful to anyone :

Your iPhone is restricted to use on the O2 Network. If you do not enter into an airtime agreement with O2 on one of our iPhone tariffs you will not be able to use your iPhone (including the iPod function). If you enter into but do not remain in an airtime agreement with O2 on one of our iPhone tariffs you will not be able to use the phone, internet and other related services on your iPhone (but will be able to use the iPod function). Attempting to use services on any other network, for example by replacing the SIM card, may mean your iPhone becomes permanently unusable. Subject to an 18 month minimum term contract. Credit check required; must be 18 years or older; online billing and payment by direct debit only. Inclusive minutes cover calls to std UK landlines (starting 01,02,03), calls to O2 mobiles and other UK mobiles from the UK only. Inclusive text messages cover texts sent to UK mobiles only. Inclusive data and Wi-Fi applies to use in the UK only, at any of The Cloud’s hotspots for Wi-Fi, subject to fair use policy. Refer to O2’s website for airtime terms and conditions.
If your iPhone is lost, stolen or damaged and you want to replace it you will have to purchase a new iPhone at the normal retail price and arrange with O2 for a replacement SIM Card. In these circumstances, your existing O2 Airtime Agreement will continue but you will not need to enter into a new O2 Airtime Agreement to replace it or in addition to it.
banned#15
hottoshop
Don't know much about this but the following is from CPW website if it's helpful to anyone :


That appears to suggest they acknowledge that they sold you the item as a phone, but that you could chose not to do so and just use it is an iPod!
banned#16
This is stupid so is anyones reply in this thread that took whatever he said seriously, most staff who work in retail dont know what they are talking about but like to pretend they do as they have such a rare position of authority when they talk to customers, completely disregard what he said. End of.
banned#17
maybe those tat buy on ebay and try and buy on here suspect something different
banned#18
dcx_badass
They could just IMEI block every phone used on any network that's not on the O2 contract, then the phone works, just only with the contract. Would be pretty simple to do aswell.


no they couldn't, and it wouldn't be simple, they wouldn't be allowed to for a start, as the CEIR isn't meant to be used like that.

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