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    Is it possible to get a normal O2 sim (ie. from one of their "simplicity" deals) and put it into an iPhone? Can anyone who has done this confirm that it works?
    I've heard people say that it does but someone at O2 said it's best to use and official iPhone sim 'cause they're slightly different - but they didn't say how!
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    Yeah, you can, but get the unlimited web bolt on as well. But you won't get visual voicemail. Make of that what you will, I find visual voicemail meh.
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    I'm on Simplicity and it's great (not with an iphone though).

    About the web bolt its only worth it if you will use the internet every day on it (not through wifi) since in simplicity the max internet charge a day is 92p so if you use it two days a month then in those days you can use it as much as you want and the maximum charge is still 92p a day,

    Only if you use it every day will it get expensive.
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    My dad got the iPhone for £99 on his £35/month contract.

    He gave me the phone, put my pay as you go sim in. Works like a charm =]

    I'm not bothered about the voicemail, never use it anyway. But with the normal contract iphone sim, you get unlimited web and wifi - on PAYG it's £10/month -.-
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    (Original post by Andylol)
    My dad got the iPhone for £99 on his £35/month contract.

    He gave me the phone, put my pay as you go sim in. Works like a charm =]

    I'm not bothered about the voicemail, never use it anyway. But with the normal contract iphone sim, you get unlimited web and wifi - on PAYG it's £10/month -.-
    Awesome, thank you! With the simplicity contracts you can choose a bolton, so I could still get the unlimited web and wifi.

    What's visual voicemails :confused: I've never heard of it!
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    (Original post by Tallulah G)
    Awesome, thank you! With the simplicity contracts you can choose a bolton, so I could still get the unlimited web and wifi.

    What's visual voicemails :confused: I've never heard of it!
    No idea :tongue:
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    iPhone visual voicemail demo

    Basically shows you a list of your voicemails so you can choose which ones to listen to and in what order, rather than having to phone up and listen to them all in the order they were left.
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    (Original post by snu)
    iPhone visual voicemail demo

    Basically shows you a list of your voicemails so you can choose which ones to listen to and in what order, rather than having to phone up and listen to them all in the order they were left.
    Ah thank you!

    I suppose that could be fairly useful.... but I think it's probably one of those features that sounds like a great idea but in reality I'd never use!
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    (Original post by Tallulah G)
    Is it possible to get a normal O2 sim (ie. from one of their "simplicity" deals) and put it into an iPhone? Can anyone who has done this confirm that it works?
    I've heard people say that it does but someone at O2 said it's best to use and official iPhone sim 'cause they're slightly different - but they didn't say how!
    I've spoken to O2 about this.

    Short answer: Yes
    Long answer: Yes, but there's downsides and one of them is a biggie.

    If you do the simplicity, you won't get Visual Voicemail, Tethering or call merging. I could live without them.

    The biggie downside is that you won't get the phone subsidised. You must pay the PAYG price for the phone (£342.50 for 8GB 3G, £440.40 for 16GB 3GS, and £538.30 for 32GB 3GS), and then the contract on top of that.
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    (Original post by Bucky!)
    I've spoken to O2 about this.

    Short answer: Yes
    Long answer: Yes, but there's downsides and one of them is a biggie.

    If you do the simplicity, you won't get Visual Voicemail, Tethering or call merging. I could live without them.

    The biggie downside is that you won't get the phone subsidised. You must pay the PAYG price for the phone (£342.50 for 8GB 3G, £440.40 for 16GB 3GS, and £538.30 for 32GB 3GS), and then the contract on top of that.

    But over the 18 months, it's almost exactly the same overall cost (as in, simplicity is £1.40 cheaper) based on a £35 iPhone contract, and a £20 simplicity contract. The big bonus for me would be that you're only tied in for 12 months.

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