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Did you know? (iPhones on O2)
   

I phoned up O2 today to get my iPhone 3GS unlocked as I'm taking it off the O2 network, and was astonished to learn:
Pay Monthly and Business customers
Your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 can be unlocked at any time, free of charge. If you unlock your iPhone and put a non-O2 sim into it, you will still have to honour the remainder of the minimum term of your O2 contract.

Pay & Go customers

You can unlock your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 for a one-off £15 charge. The payment for this will come from your top up balance.

But if you unlock iPhone less than 12 months after you bought it, you'll lose the free Web & Wi-Fi Bolt On that we added for the first 12 months (if you have it).
So:

a) They will unlock your iPhone at any time including when you are on your contract
b) If you are on a Pay Monthly plan, it will be free.

I appreciate that others may already be aware of this, but I just wish I'd known this detail years ago, as it would have opened the option to use local SIM cards when travelling internationally.  It also offers the option of giving an older iPhone to a family member or colleague before the contract expires and buying a new unlocked device to use with O2.

Get a free Giffgaff Sim


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http://blog.collaborationmatters.com/blog/cmblog.nsf/dx/did-you-know-iphones-on-o2
Oct 18, 2011
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