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    iPhone Contract Sign Up

    Just wondering now when you buy the iphone off the interent from o2 when do you sign up for the contract. It always use to be when you activated it but is it when you buy it now. Even if its free with contract.

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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    Pre activated I think, changed it to stop people buying the phone and jailbreaking it and not signing up to a contract.
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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    I thought they'd changed it back to the old way, activation through iTunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Animus404 View Post
    I thought they'd changed it back to the old way, activation through iTunes.
    That what i'm not sure about as i know O2 are differnet but it makes sense they wouldn't do it at home as people would just jailbreak it.

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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    Well, I just went to the o2 website and it made me choose a contract before I could get to the order forms. I'd guess you now have to sign the contract before you can get the phone.

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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    It's preactivated (even online). Or at least it was about 2 months ago which is when a friend had one
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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    100% pre-activated..has to be now because of the subsidised cost of the handsets - they have to know what contract you are on (and get you setup on that plan) before they know how much to charge you for the phone

    Pay as you go is different of course, that is still done through iTunes. It's not really a worry for Apple yet as the 3G iPhones cannot be soft-unlocked anyway, so theres no real incentive for anyone to "buy to unlock" as there was with the original.

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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    It's not really a worry for Apple yet as the 3G iPhones cannot be soft-unlocked anyway, so theres no real incentive for anyone to "buy to unlock" as there was with the original.
    It's been done, but not realised yet - http://hackaday.com/2008/11/19/iphon...k-coming-soon/

    Probably not long.
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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    Your in luck if you live in Vietnam

    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=2351

    You can already SIM unlock the iPhone 3G, but there are quiet a few drawbacks....

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    Re: iPhone Contract Sign Up

    Yup they are close to unlocking the 3G iPhone (assuming it has the old baseband of course), but as you say its not implemented yet..and unfortunately the solution iphone-dev are working on may well be null and void with the new baseband update that appeared with 2.2....still, will be a huge leap forward and means that all 3G iPhone owners who didn't upgrade, or used pwnage to upgrade, will be able to unlock

    Hardware solutions have of course been available for a long time now; things like the sim trick etc..not as fun (or reliable) as pwnage tho

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