iPhone 3GS - Help and Advice

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Found 29th Jul 2009
Im looking at getting a iPhone 3GS in the coming weeks, but will be planning on using it on Vodafone - im buying a PAYG version (obviously locked to o2).

Do i need to activate the iPhone using the o2 PAYG SIM before i can unlock it to use on Vodafone, or can i simply put my Vodafone SIM in straight away and unlock it from there? Can i activate the iPhone with my Voda SIM?

I would really appreciate a link to a guide to help people like me planning on buying an iPhone to use on other networks

Thanks for any help

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I have a 3g on voda and i had to activate using my paygo o2 sim first as it wouldnt do it with my vodafone sim in, i also didnt realise you could software unlock the 3gs yet?

Original Poster

Thanks guys.

Are there any disadvantages of using an unlocked iPhone on Vodafone instead of a locked phone on O2? Eg can you still do all the things a locked iPhone can do like access and pay for apps on the App Store etc? Reading around the only thing that seems not to work is visual voicemail - is that correct?

neenyrules;5879543

Thanks guys.Are there any disadvantages of using an unlocked iPhone on … Thanks guys.Are there any disadvantages of using an unlocked iPhone on Vodafone instead of a locked phone on O2? Eg can you still do all the things a locked iPhone can do like access and pay for apps on the App Store etc? Reading around the only thing that seems not to work is visual voicemail - is that correct?



why would you want to pay for apps when you can jailbrake it

neenyrules;5879543

Thanks guys.Are there any disadvantages of using an unlocked iPhone on … Thanks guys.Are there any disadvantages of using an unlocked iPhone on Vodafone instead of a locked phone on O2? Eg can you still do all the things a locked iPhone can do like access and pay for apps on the App Store etc? Reading around the only thing that seems not to work is visual voicemail - is that correct?


You can't use visual voicemail, that's it really i've heard.
cribert;5879588

why would you want to pay for apps when you can jailbrake it


+1

neenyrules;5879543

Thanks guys.Are there any disadvantages of using an unlocked iPhone on … Thanks guys.Are there any disadvantages of using an unlocked iPhone on Vodafone instead of a locked phone on O2? Eg can you still do all the things a locked iPhone can do like access and pay for apps on the App Store etc? Reading around the only thing that seems not to work is visual voicemail - is that correct?



I've had no problems doing anything that a locked iphone can do so i presume you should be the same

Avenger;5879620

I've had no problems doing anything that a locked iphone can do so i … I've had no problems doing anything that a locked iphone can do so i presume you should be the same


You won't be able to use visual voicemail as vodafone don't offer it atm i believe.

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t0mm;5879631

You won't be able to use visual voicemail as vodafone don't offer it atm … You won't be able to use visual voicemail as vodafone don't offer it atm i believe.


you cant even use visual voicemail on simplicity or payg tariffs on o2

Original Poster

cribert;5879588

why would you want to pay for apps when you can jailbrake it



Sorry im still trying to get my head into the whole jailbreak thing - i assumed that it meant i could install apps not signed / authorised by Apple to run on the iPhone.

vibeone;5879666

you cant even use visual voicemail on simplicity or payg tariffs on o2


that sucks..

I assumed that cause I could (Contract o2) everyone could. My bad!

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t0mm;5879951

that sucks..I assumed that cause I could (Contract o2) everyone could. My … that sucks..I assumed that cause I could (Contract o2) everyone could. My bad!


i assume you mean iphone contract? if normal contract, I'm very surprised?

Original Poster

Got my 3GS, now full jailbroken and unlocked on vodafone.

I now want to add a custom network logo saying vodafone like this images.google.co.uk/img…3D1

does this work on the 3GS? The instructions on that page seem complicated - anyone else done this??
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