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All this talk of iPhones...

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Claire, Apr 18, 2009.

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    Claire She lost the crayons!

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    Has made me do some research of my own. My current contract with Orange is due for renewal on the 1st July and I want to change my Nokia 6500 Slide for an iphone. My question is will they only ever be available through O2? I'm prepared to change to O2 on the proviso I can take my current number with me and as I understand it if I request a PAC number from Orange I can do that but with the rest of the family staying with Orange I'm wondering if I should wait to see if the iphone becomes available to other networks. What does anyone else reckon?
     
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    Rumour has it that it'll be staying with o2 at least for a while. They've put a lot of money into making sure the visual voicemail works and so on.

    If you got a PAC code from orange you can definitely take your number to o2 which is exactly what I did in fact.

    Another option would be to buy an unlocked one and use it on orange
     
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    Will I not lose some of the features on an unlocked one Keith?
     
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    On anything but the o2 network on an iphone tariff, you lose Visual voicemail although you do of course have normal voicemail.

    So it's not a BAD option if you really want to stick with orange
     
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    you won't get the unlimited surfing -unless you have that in your orange contract. Jon has an htc touch - he can't get o2 at work so didn't get an iphone.
     
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    yeah the unlimited surfing is a feature of the o2 iphone contract but other companies do it too now on certain tariffs or even as an addon so it's not MEGA special
     
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    I'm leaning sharply towards o2 on a tariff that offers unlimited data & WiFi, 600 mins and 500 texts for £34.26 a month taking my number with me. All I need to do now is wait for the beginning of June when I can request the PAC number from Orange giving formal notice of my intention to cancel!! Then I will throw my itouch to the pack of baying wolves I call my children.
     
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    i'm getting lots of chores out of my intent..............he doesn't know it's actually ordered though! :tongue:
     

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