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  1. Wren

    Wren Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm currently waiting for the Desire to come out on O2, but am still not sure whether this is the best thing to do, or whether I should just get it SIM free and get an O2 Simplicity SIM (I want O2 because of the data allowance and because I know the coverage is good here, unlike other networks).

    My issues are, if I get it on O2 will it be ruined by them, covered in O2 stuff inside and out. But, if I get it SIM free, will it be difficult to set up when I put the SIM in, for messaging/internet access/whatever. I'm not that techie minded so if it's complicated to set all this up on a SIM free phone I might struggle.

    I'd appreciate hearing your advice/experience.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

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    if you get it on o2, it wont be ruined, its useually just the browser icon thats different or something minor

    you can get a sim freee one, you might have to manually change the apn settings to o2 though.
     
  3. spirit44

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    Hi

    I got mine sim free and put my o2 sim in. Works a treat, no complicated setting up, it takes the info from your sim and guides you through set up. Very easy
     
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    Wren Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ooh thanks for that, that's helpful.

    Where did you get it? Clove seems to be the cheapest to me, but there's more delays on getting it :-/
     
  5. spirit44

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    i brought it sim free from ebay, some chap who upgraded but wanted cash.

    when i started up the phone it took me through the set up process, when it asks which access point to use etc, you just pick O2, i think it gets all the info from the sim itself, not sure- but its very simple, nothing techie about it

    i prefer sim free to avoid all the operator rubbish and delays in firmware updates
     
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    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

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    its only like...15...do unlock the desire
    i think THREE UK wil be doing it for 350 soon.
     
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    Squash_man Well-Known Member

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    i opted to buy sim free as I couldn't do with waiting for o2 to brring it out (my old phone was really doing my head in).

    no problems with set up, as said before.

    I bought mine from mobile phones direct for
     
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    you pay for the phone even if free with a contract thro elevated subs.

    I have bought my N900 and Desire sim free (Desire from handtec for
     
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    My contract with Orange is
     
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    runamonk Well-Known Member

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    I bought mine from expansys via amazon. It came yesterday. It's unlocked and lovely without any orange, o2 or vodafone crap in it.

    It's working great. If you can afford it, why wait and lock yourself into a contract?
     

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