Found 8th Jul 2008
I want to buy a new iPhone and unlock it, as I am on Vodafone. I am just wondering what way the Wifi will work? Will it still be free? Even if it was my work/home router? Or would I just get charged in public hotspots? It is starting to confuse me a bit.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I have an 'old' iphone, it is unlocked and on vodafone. The wi-fi works perfectly and it costs nothing on my home broadband or public hotspots. You can also get an unlimited data package from vodafone for £7.50 a month.

Your wi-fi will be working fine and free 100% if u use ziphone to unlock it. Tried and tested.

Original Poster

What does the data package do for me? I can't see that being much of an advantage to me if the wifi is free? I have an open mind though.

You need the data package if you want to access the internet away from home/wi-fi hotspots. I have made very good use of it since I had it.

Original Poster

Hmm interesting. I'm thinking of getting an o2 Sim Only because I am not paying the extorionate rate of what they want for £35 a month. Would this get around this rose_cat?

You still need a data package if you are going to run it on vodafone - if you are not in a wi-fi area, you will pay loads for accessing the internet.

Copied from vodafone site:

Pay up to £1 per day
Get unlimited Mobile Internet and email for £1 per day. If you use less than 0.5MB, you only pay for the pages you use.

Subscribe for £7.50 a month
If you're a Pay monthly customer, sign up for our Mobile Internet and email pack and get unlimited Mobile Internet access for £7.50 per month.

Original Poster

Another question, can I buy this without the contract and take it home to sign up like the old ones, if I buy from Carphone Warehouse?


No, you would have to buy it on pay as you go.

Which is likely to be around december now...
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