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    • mystic_bertie
    • By mystic_bertie 25th Nov 10, 1:28 PM
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    will an O2 phone accept a tesco sim card
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    • 25th Nov 10, 1:28 PM
    will an O2 phone accept a tesco sim card 25th Nov 10 at 1:28 PM
    hi i have an o2 phone, will it accept an tesco sim card as im thinking about getting the £10 sim deal on a monthly contract.

    i did search this but i found old info and i just wanted to do a get the latest info before taking the plunge .
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    • redux
    • By redux 25th Nov 10, 5:37 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 5:37 PM
    Yes, it will work fine, even if the phone happens to be locked to O2

    so would other virtual brands on O2, such as giffgaff
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 25th Nov 10, 6:51 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 6:51 PM
    O2 phones are generally unlocked and usually accept any sim unless its the iphone.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 25th Nov 10, 6:52 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 6:52 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 6:52 PM
    Do Tesco piggyback on O2 then? I genuinely didn't know - who else is "virtual O2" please?

    Does that mean I can buy a Tesco phone and put an O2 payg SIM in it?
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    • pink-lady
    • By pink-lady 25th Nov 10, 7:03 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:03 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:03 PM
    I've just got the £10 deal with Tesco as my contract with orange has just finished.
    I've been looking round for a new phone because I presume my new Tesco sim wont work in my orange phone. I can't find a reasonably priced phone that I like on the Tesco website, so reading the above, does it mean that I could get an O2 phone??

    Thanks for any help xx
    • mystic_bertie
    • By mystic_bertie 25th Nov 10, 7:09 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:09 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:09 PM
    Do Tesco piggyback on O2 then? I genuinely didn't know - who else is "virtual O2" please?

    Does that mean I can buy a Tesco phone and put an O2 payg SIM in it?
    Originally posted by Tigsteroonie
    yes they do but o2 sims dont work in a tesco phone unless you get it unlocked.

    I've just got the £10 deal with Tesco as my contract with orange has just finished.
    I've been looking round for a new phone because I presume my new Tesco sim wont work in my orange phone. I can't find a reasonably priced phone that I like on the Tesco website, so reading the above, does it mean that I could get an O2 phone??

    Thanks for any help xx
    Originally posted by pink-lady
    yes you could get an o2 phone or get any phone you like and get it unlocked for £5

    Yes, it will work fine, even if the phone happens to be locked to O2

    so would other virtual brands on O2, such as giffgaff
    Originally posted by redux
    thanks redux thats great to hear thanks for your help
    • mystic_bertie
    • By mystic_bertie 25th Nov 10, 7:09 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:09 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:09 PM
    O2 phones are generally unlocked and usually accept any sim unless its the iphone.
    Originally posted by bengalknights
    first i have heard that, i have had many o2 phones and they were always locked.
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 25th Nov 10, 7:17 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:17 PM
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    • 25th Nov 10, 7:17 PM
    first i have heard that, i have had many o2 phones and they were always locked.
    Originally posted by mystic_bertie
    Sorry i mean any phone taken via a contract as all the ones i have had for the past few years have all been unlocked.PAYG maybe locked though.
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    • 26th Nov 10, 1:34 PM
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    • 26th Nov 10, 1:34 PM
    Hi my daughter has an orange sim only contract simcard will this work in a o2 blackberry phone without having it unlocked.(purchased o2 blackberry because she wanted the purle colour) I dont really want to get it unlocked as surely it voids the warranty.
    The blackberry is payg.
    Last edited by natnhay; 26-11-2010 at 1:36 PM. Reason: more info
  • watcherman
    The blackberry is payg.
    Originally posted by natnhay
    If it came from Carphone Warehouse it will more than likely be unlocked, if not, it will be locked.....Only about a tenner to unlock though, and can be done via a code online.
  • natnhay
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    If it came from Carphone Warehouse it will more than likely be unlocked, if not, it will be locked.....Only about a tenner to unlock though, and can be done via a code online.
    Originally posted by watcherman
    how do i get it unlocked on line and is it simple to do. I didnt purchase it from carphone warehouse.Many thanks.
  • watcherman
    how do i get it unlocked on line and is it simple to do. I didnt purchase it from carphone warehouse.Many thanks.
    Originally posted by natnhay
    I have used cellunlock.net on a few phones, and always found them first class....They also seem popular on Crackberry, which gave me some comfort when I first used them.

    If you go through to checkout, there is an option for discount code, enter CRACKB50 (crackberry 50% discount code) and the price will half....Might not be the cheapest, but there's so many scam sites I'd rather pay a bit more IMO.
    • stolt
    • By stolt 16th Jan 11, 10:30 PM
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    can someone clarify please, ive just got the mother-in-law a tesco monthly sim and online 02 have the phone i want to get her. Will a tesco sim work in a 02 PAYG phone?
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