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    i-phone Sim only?

    What is the difference between a SIM only normal contract and a i-phone one? You get unlimited data on some tariffs but not on the i-phone ones. Is there any way you can use an i-phone on a standard sim only tariff?

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    I can't see why not, as long as the iPhone and SIM are the same network. You'd have to buy the iPhone on pay as you go though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    What is the difference between a SIM only normal contract and a i-phone one? You get unlimited data on some tariffs but not on the i-phone ones. Is there any way you can use an i-phone on a standard sim only tariff?
    The iPhone 4 takes a micro-sim, so I imagine the iPhone sim only contract will just be one of those micro-sims as opposed to a regular sized one

    EDIT:
    here's what it looks like: http://shop.o2.co.uk/new-iphone/micro-sims.html

    You could probably cut a standard sim down to the right size and save yourself some money
    Last edited by LosOjos; 16th November 2010 at 12:57 PM.

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    It is a hand me down phone so it takes standard sim cards.

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    iPhone SIM

    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    What is the difference between a SIM only normal contract and a i-phone one? You get unlimited data on some tariffs but not on the i-phone ones. Is there any way you can use an i-phone on a standard sim only tariff?
    I am pretty sure you can't to be honest. I have a friend (yes I have one!) and they are on a monthly roll over contract where they already own the iPhone and they pay £15 per month to have a monthly iPhone SIM. He had to set this up as the normal SIM he had didn't work. Pretty annoying really as I get the same minutes, texts and data roaming as him, but I pay around £50 per month as I took the 'free' phone option over 2 years. Think I have could have bought two iPhones out right by the time I finish!

    Hope that helps

    Chris

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