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  Reply # 145300 9-Jul-2008 11:32
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s.joseph: vodafone cant stop you using a prepay sim if you get an iphone. There'll be some kind of global unlock right?

All Phones have an IMEI Number ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mobile_Equipment_Identity ) The first 8 Digits tell Vodafone it is a IPhone 3G.

All Sim cards have a sim card number, Vodafone know weather a simcard is Prepay or not.

How can you jailbreak a phone to spoof either of these?




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  Reply # 145307 9-Jul-2008 11:44
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So is vodafone going to outright block prepay sim cards!???
I Just wan't to buy an iphone at full price to use it on telecom in november on prepay.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 145310 9-Jul-2008 11:51
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Yes Vodafone are blocking prepay sim's outright.

If I were you I would wait until November, when you can get a Telecom GSM SIMcard and try it in an iPhone before you actually purchase one. That way you don't end up with a device you can't use. Of couse, this would require you to not "need" to be one of the first few in the world to purchase one...




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  Reply # 145313 9-Jul-2008 11:54
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Argh! s*** f*** im so pissed off. Vodafone suck!

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  Reply # 145317 9-Jul-2008 11:55
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magu:
acidbaby:
PoLiGnAc: i disagree that the pricing is reasonable. $80 is a lot of buying power in new zealand and the rates we get charged, compared to overseas such as UK and even asian countries are just absurd. Theres heaps of places to compare what we are paying for against what we have receive. 80 per month on 250mb and 120 mins are just plain insulting.



Why don't you go live there then? I disagree with the buying power comment, it's all quite relative.. there are certain things we get cheap here in NZ eg. rent, food etc. so we have more disposable income to blow on silly gadgets :)


Sorry to barge in, but if you think rent and food are cheap in NZ, what year are you living in?


2008 buddy, you been to UK/Europe lately? Cost of living is extermly high compared to here, even with our latest increases in our cheese prices lol

Maybe the Govt over there subsidises these kind of gadgets to make an hour trip on the tube more bearable every morning so they can get people to go to work lol.

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Reply # 145320 9-Jul-2008 11:56
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davide: Yes Vodafone are blocking prepay sim's outright.

If I were you I would wait until November, when you can get a Telecom GSM SIMcard and try it in an iPhone before you actually purchase one. That way you don't end up with a device you can't use. Of couse, this would require you to not "need" to be one of the first few in the world to purchase one...


Pardon me who told you this???



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  Reply # 145321 9-Jul-2008 11:56
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cisconz:
s.joseph: vodafone cant stop you using a prepay sim if you get an iphone. There'll be some kind of global unlock right?

All Phones have an IMEI Number ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mobile_Equipment_Identity ) The first 8 Digits tell Vodafone it is a IPhone 3G.

All Sim cards have a sim card number, Vodafone know weather a simcard is Prepay or not.

How can you jailbreak a phone to spoof either of these?

Question 1: If Vodafone can tell if you are using an iPhone, would they conceivably seek to block their usage on their network?

Question 2: Is that even possible?

Question 3: Is that legal? (In NZ)

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  Reply # 145323 9-Jul-2008 11:58
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Aaroona:
genuineguy:

Iphone 3G is a great phone. It's vodafones pricing in nz which is hurting me. Guys we have waited long for the phone to come in. Why not wait couple of months more before buying it. Let vodafone hold that stock longer. The Prices will come down as some new phone will be released soon and Aplle iphone 3g will not be hot then.  Even Parallel import phone will be here sometime soon. Atleast i have the patience to wait. Do you?



I sort of do. But I hate using the crappy phone i have now. lol.

Im in the same boat as you. I can have my iphone for as low as $40 a month with no data. (I'll just use wifi at home, as its not IMPORTANT to me)

Or $70 with 200mb data.

I mean, even thats still cheaper than the cheapest iphone plan, haha.

But If I do buy, im going to Tosh with my money. Vodafone can shove it.
As for iphone plans? No way. I will do it my way. Keep my existing one and pay up front. Save me money ranging from 1000-5000.

What's the point in shelling out for the iPhone 3G if you don't want data? Your original iPhone with version 2.0 software will do everything the iPhone 3G will do minus fast 3G data (irrelevant to you since you don't want data, only Wi-Fi) and built in GPS which in your case will be useless as you don't want mobile data. You can sit at home on your wi-fi connection and see where you are...but that's about it.

What exactly do you intend using your iPhone 3G for? Showing off to your mates? You'd be better off with an iPod Touch...who'd know the difference?

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  Reply # 145325 9-Jul-2008 11:59
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johnr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love you!  in a non gay way!!!!!!!
so this means i can get the iphone on a non contract and put my prepay sim in! and run around showing my iphone!????????

XD!

madmax77 im a gadget geek! i'll use it on data next year when I have a full time job and can afford ridiculous data pricess.

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  Reply # 145464 9-Jul-2008 15:16
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johnr:
davide: Yes Vodafone are blocking prepay sim's outright.

If I were you I would wait until November, when you can get a Telecom GSM SIMcard and try it in an iPhone before you actually purchase one. That way you don't end up with a device you can't use. Of couse, this would require you to not "need" to be one of the first few in the world to purchase one...


Pardon me who told you this???


Who told me what?
This link says that the iPhone 3G is not available on prepay.
Johnr: if they are not blocking Prepay sims, then how are they going to be doing it?

As for my second point, that is a suggestion, a suggestion that a Vodafone prepay sim may not work in a Telecom iPhone when they are released.

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  Reply # 145465 9-Jul-2008 15:17
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s.joseph: johnr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love you!  in a non gay way!!!!!!!
so this means i can get the iphone on a non contract and put my prepay sim in! and run around showing my iphone!????????

XD!


As far as I understand from the Vodafone website.

VodafoneFAQ:
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I am a Vodafone Prepay customers – can I get iPhone 3G on Prepay

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No, iPhone will not be available on Prepay.

You need to have subscribed to either an iPhone plan or alternatively a standard On account plan (You Choose, talkZone, or Corporate) with a compatible Broadband plan for mobiles.



This tells me they will have a restriction on the iPhone IMEI numbers and Prepay Sim numbers working together

and

s.joseph:madmax77 im a gadget geek! i'll use it on data next year when I have a full time job and can afford ridiculous data pricess.

Wouldn't you then go on a contract?




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  Reply # 145467 9-Jul-2008 15:20
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Wouldn't you then go on a contract?

Agreed. As the data rates on prepay are, as you say, riduculous...




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  Reply # 145470 9-Jul-2008 15:23
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davide:
johnr:
davide: Yes Vodafone are blocking prepay sim's outright.

If I were you I would wait until November, when you can get a Telecom GSM SIMcard and try it in an iPhone before you actually purchase one. That way you don't end up with a device you can't use. Of couse, this would require you to not "need" to be one of the first few in the world to purchase one...


Pardon me who told you this???


Who told me what?
This link says that the iPhone 3G is not available on prepay.
Johnr: if they are not blocking Prepay sims, then how are they going to be doing it?

As for my second point, that is a suggestion, a suggestion that a Vodafone prepay sim may not work in a Telecom iPhone when they are released.

Cheers


A prepay SIM will work in the iphone 3G (Voice and SMS) please see the new thread from KS (vodafone staff member)

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  Reply # 145473 9-Jul-2008 15:28
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johnr: A prepay SIM will work in the iphone 3G (Voice and SMS) please see the new thread from KS (vodafone staff member)


Can you post a link?




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