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Desire direct from O2, locked or just branded?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bunjiweb, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Bunjiweb

    Bunjiweb Well-Known Member
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    As per title, have read through some of the threads but not found a definitive answer to this.... I am getting a cheap O2 desire through my girlfriend's contract and wanting to put an Orange SIM in it, will it be a straight forward case of dropping it in or will there be any unlocking required first?

    Every O2 handset I've ever used has been unlocked but I wasn't sure if the same applied to the newer smartphones.

    Also if they were to release an update would I need an O2 specific one or would the "stock" updates work fine with an O2 handset?

    Ben
     

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  2. phannon86

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    I have one of these Desires,
     
  3. Bunjiweb

    Bunjiweb Well-Known Member
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    The updates I can live with, but if it is definitely unlocked I am very happy..... Yes,
     
  4. ifb-online

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    I used to think going sim-free was the way to go, but not any more. A
     
  5. tombomb

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    where did you get this offer ifb-online? Cheapest I can find at the moment is
     
  6. Bunjiweb

    Bunjiweb Well-Known Member
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    But when you are only half way through a 24m contract and want to update your phone,
     
  7. ifb-online

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  8. phannon86

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    As Bunjiweb stated, though yours is cheaper over a year, I assume you're actually on a 2 year deal?

     
  9. Bunjiweb

    Bunjiweb Well-Known Member
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    Mine arrives tomorrow so can anyone else give any info on this? Im sure there must be more than a couple of people on the forums with a HTC Desire on O2?

    Ben
     
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