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Posted by julias
Hi is it possible to get unlimited web on a 02 iphone if not bought brand new? because obviously new ones already come with a years free access.





Posted by RyaN
If it's still got the PAYG O2 SIM that it came with originally you'll still have whatevers left of the year on it. The key is with the SIM card not the actual phone itself

Posted by julias
yeah but what if it doesn't come with its original sim then whats the best way to get unlimited web 02 bolt on?

Posted by Greggy
Pay for it lol. Stick a 3sim in it. A years web bolt ons is only 60quid

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Posted by julias
I have every intention of paying for it just want to know my options and price plans etc and i believe 3 sims don't work in iphones.

Posted by Greggy
Any 3g phne should work with a 3 sim

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Posted by julias
are you sure the iphone works with 3?

Posted by RLP06
You can buy an 02 iPhone SIM off ebay for 3, top it up with 10 and you have unlimited internet for the year

Posted by Greggy
Hey? Surely u cant buy a sim for 3 quid thatl give u a years internet?

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Posted by julias

On 2009-06-25 16:50:01, RLP06 wrote:
You can buy an 02 iPhone SIM off ebay for 3, top it up with 10 and you have unlimited internet for the year



Seriously?thats great thanks for your help.



Posted by Greggy
Do u have to top up every month to have the free internet

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Posted by RLP06
Yes, I'm serious, and no you don't have to top up every month, you just need to make at least 1 call or 1 text messsage every 6 months to keep the line active.

I'm using one right now, it works perfectly. and best of all, you're not breaking any rules or doing anything illegal.

Posted by imazz
@RLP06
Why do you say it is not breaking the rules? Those sims are for supposed to be PAYG iphones only where you have bought the iphone from CPW or O2.

Posted by Greggy
Just curious .will the sim work in another 3g phne. A n82 for instance. And how unlimitd is it. Can u use say 2 or 3gb

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Posted by RLP06

On 2009-06-25 18:02:17, Greggy wrote:
Just curious .will the sim work in another 3g phne. A n82 for instance. And how unlimitd is it. Can u use say 2 or 3gb


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That would be breaking the rules, you're not allowed to use the sim card in any other phone, what happens is you will have unlimited internet until they realize you're using it in another phone, then they give you 30 days notice.


On 2009-06-25 18:02:07, imazz wrote:
@RLP06
Why do you say it is not breaking the rules? Those sims are for supposed to be PAYG iphones only where you have bought the iphone from CPW or O2.


The terms and condition say that you get unlimited internet as long as its used in an iphone.

The only way i'd see this as breaking the rules is that it says on the sim package "not for sale seperate from iphone", which is not really me breaking "the rules" but the seller.
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Posted by Greggy
How can they find out what phne ya using though?

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Posted by RLP06

On 2009-06-25 21:31:53, Greggy wrote:
How can they find out what phne ya using though?


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All phones have an IMEI, which is like a serial number, they can look that up on a table and realize its not an iphone.

Posted by masseur
yeah, but I'm guessing they don't do that.

I put my contract SIM into my new 3GS and took that payg sim and put it into my Nokia 5800
the O2 system certainly realised that I hadn't used that sim in that phone, but rather than block me, or text me saying I was using the sim innapropriately, they actually sent me several texts to configure the phone wap/mms/mobile internet settings

that suggests to me that their system doesn't look out for iphone sims in non-iphone phones

Posted by RLP06

On 2009-06-26 11:03:56, masseur wrote:
yeah, but I'm guessing they don't do that.

I put my contract SIM into my new 3GS and took that payg sim and put it into my Nokia 5800
the O2 system certainly realised that I hadn't used that sim in that phone, but rather than block me, or text me saying I was using the sim innapropriately, they actually sent me several texts to configure the phone wap/mms/mobile internet settings

that suggests to me that their system doesn't look out for iphone sims in non-iphone phones



There have definately been reports of people getting text messages saying they need to put the sim back in an iphone, most get at least 3-4 months of usage out of it before getting a warning.

Posted by masseur
fair enough, I didn't manage to find any comments via google for people that had an issue like this

seems a bit hit and miss though when O2 clearly have a sure fire way of trapping such usage the first time another phone fires up with the iphone payg sim in it

Posted by imazz
I have read of people using them in broadband dongles and being cut off. Here for instance:-

http://groups.google.co.uk/gr[....]thread/29c20f53a508e081?hl=en#

Posted by masseur
hmm. but they would do that with any SIM being used in a dongle where the SIM doesn't have an appropriate data plan for PC or tethering usage

Posted by imazz
Good point. I haven't read about anyone using it in a phone being cut off.


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