I the got the iPhone 3G on 02 in the UK when it come out. I finished my contract, well it was canceled for non payment, for been three week late with a payment, which I payed off the following week, effectively early terminating, costing me £280.
So 02 offers an unlock, So I put in my IMEI number in there web system and nothing, I try again still nothing. So I ring up customer service which is awful, and ask them to unlock it, they say I have to go to the shop where I bought it. So I go and ask, they say I have to ring customer services. By now I am fuming with rage.
I ring up customer service and asked for an unlock, they say I am not in the system, I give account details and three months later still not unlock.
I believe that when my contract was closed, My IMEI number was removed from the system.
I keep ringing customer service and I have to keep explain my situation.
This is Apple’s and 02’s fault for there stupid unlock system which can not be done locally (Some would say that’s a good system)
Now I am on T-mobile and I can not use the iPhone’s, inbuilt tethering.
Because my phone is not unlocked and requires signed setting from the carrier, which i don’t think T-mobile provide.
Basically getting anything done on the iPhone has become so much trouble that I am done with it and I am getting a N900.
It is 2010 tethering should not be this much of a problem, data is data. It is simple greed.
A big shout out to all the people behind the jailbraking and unlocking tools.
With out you guys my phone would be an over priced paper weight.