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    Default abit of info needed before i buy a iphone.
    basicaslly a friend of a friend says he has some iphone for sale all wrapped up and still sealed at a price too good to be true. before i buy one am i going to be able to activate it and unlock it without getting a contract out on the phone???? i know when my brother got his phone from O2 last week he had to activate it online and sign up too a 18 month contract with them, im wanting to be able to stick my pay and go sim in there, is that possible..

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    All depends on whether it's a 1.1.1 (pre-Week 44) model, or a 1.1.2 (Week 45+) model.

    If it's 1.1.1 (or earlier), you can unlock it easily.

    if it's 1.1.2, you cannot unlock it as of right now. You'd have to buy a TurboSIM or similiar to use it.

    And before you ask how to check, it's the 4th and 5th digit of the serial #. If the SN starts with all #s (instead of a letter for the 2nd digit), then it's DEFINITELY a 1.1.2/Week 47+.

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    You can use your PAYG o2 sim card in a UK phone, doesn't have to be unlocked, and you don't need TurboSim, just follow the guides to downgrade to 1.1.1., run m oktoprep, then upgrade again
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
    You can use your PAYG o2 sim card in a UK phone, doesn't have to be unlocked, and you don't need TurboSim, just follow the guides to downgrade to 1.1.1., run m oktoprep, then upgrade again
    oh right so it dont matter if its 45+ weeks my o2 sim will pop right in and away i go..

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    Doesn't matter, as long as it's a UK phone any o2 sim will work
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    sweet ill defo be getting one then. cheers mate

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    The only thing to be wary of is the price, if it's too good to be true, then it could be a US phone, that can't be used on o2
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    oh this could be a kick in the Xmas nuts, how do you tell if its uk or us ones, will it say on the box I ask cause there sealed so I won't be able t look at phone untill if bought one, so can't u get a us phone too work on uk sims at all then?

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