Hi, I am relocating to the US but with frequent trips back to the UK. I need advice about the best phone set-up going forward. My goal is to mainly use some US network, but still keep my UK number.
a) I have an iPhone SE, I think I unlocked it (I went through the unlocking steps and got a message from O2 saying "Your iPhone can now be unlocked...iTunes...", so am not sure whether it is unlocked yet or not!)
b) I have some old phones lying around, e.g. an old Motorola from a decade ago.
c) I was thinking of putting the O2 SIM in the old phone, so people can still call me on UK number. When I do this it says I need a Network PIN. Where do I get this? Will it work?
d) And then get a US contract and put the US SIM in the iPhone SE. Can I use any US network?
Is any of that a sensible and/or viable plan?
I did also buy a WorldSIM Duet on the plane over. It's supposed to allow me to use two SIMs, maybe put the O2 SIM in that instead of the Motorola. If I can get it to work.
Other possibilities would be:
a) Start afresh with a whole new US phone and contract.
b) Get a dual SIM phone.
c) Give O2 lots of money for some bolt on.
Confused, exhausted and jetlagged! ANy advice much appreciated.
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Probably a complete re-think (however distressing) is probably the way to go.
Great advice from MI5 re phone. Seems quite a head-ache combining old
mobile phones etc. to get the perfect "fit".
Good Luck and hope you enjoy your relocation to the United States.