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HTC Hero On O2 Pay As You Go?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Skirge, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Skirge

    Skirge Active Member
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    Hi guys I am new here, have searched but cannot seem to find the help I am after.
    I will be getting my HTC Hero on Orange contract tomorrow, I am not a big phone user but needed a big screen phone due to eyesight issues, I was wondering if I can give my wife the Orange contract sim and unlock the Hero then use an O2 pay as you go sim in it?
    The O2 deal now with unlimited net & texts for top ups of
     

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  2. mikemaccana

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    Just keep in mind that 500MB (O2's idea of unlimited) is pretty easy to go through in one month just web browsing.
     
  3. Brad

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    I'd like to disagree with that.

    500MB usage on a mobile device depending on your use is more than enough. If you're just surfing, the chances are you will not go over that limit.

    Back to the question: you can indeed unlock the HTC Hero for O2 and it should work fine. :D
     
  4. Skirge

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    Is that their limit? wow not a lot cheek calling that unlimited.. I guess its okay as most of the time I will be on wifi.
    No other issues other than that though?
     
  5. Skirge

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    Superb mate cheers.. will I need APN settings?
     
  6. mikemaccana

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    Each to his own. I can, and have, surpassed O2 PAYG 500MB limit just using maps, twitter, Guardian and web browsing on the way to work. If you do, you'll get a text warning you not to go over the limit (which =, on a device like Android, you may recieve in the middle of the night) and a subsequent one saying you've gone over your limit and will now be charged GBP 3.00 MB from then on.

    In other words, be warned: all your credit can be eaten unless you watch your usage.
     
  7. Skirge

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    Cheers for the heads up, I woll only use it outsoor wjen I am at the match, home games only and maybe on the other odd ocasion, wifi at home will see most of my onlibe usage.
    Will emails be free under the 500mb limit or do they have a seperate charge?
     
  8. Brad

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    Anything on the internet is free under the 500MB limit.
     
  9. Skirge

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    Good to know cheers.. deffo the route I am taking then.
    :D
    Don't suppose anyone knows the APN settings?
     
  10. mikemaccana

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    APN is payandgo.o2.co.uk.
     
  11. jo12jt1

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    i put a o2 pay and go sim card in my phone, sim free and you get text messages from o2 with all the settings, you yust install and save then thats you
     
  12. Skirge

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    Great do O2 do that now for the Hero?
    I heard people had problems getting them to send the setup texts.
     
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  14. trev

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    Orange's idea of unlimited is 400MB!
     
  15. Skirge

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    Cheers... won't be unlocking it myself will be done in shop, can;t mess it up thebn lol
    Gutted as its not coming until tomorrow now not today :(
     
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    It's 500mb on orange.
     
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    I bought one of the o2 payg sim cards on saturday and topped in up with the
     
  19. jimbobmcginty

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  20. shadowcharmer

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    I spent ages looking through the T&Cs on the O2 site, and could find no mention of a limit except for "subject to excessive use policy" - but no luck finding written details on that policy.

    In the end, I gave up and called my local store. The rep I spoke to said that for the O2 Text & Web PAYG sim, the excessive use policy kicks in 3Gb.
     
  21. Skirge

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    I stayed on Orange contract BUT 02 3G is MUCH MUCH slower than Vodaphone.
     
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