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Re: O2 and 3 lag behind

It was inevitable that any company involved in the selling of 5G services to consumers was always going to cash in on the hype, just as they did with 3G and 4G.  It really isn't worth the charge unless you are a heavy data user who streams movies etc all the time.  As long as 4G remains at current speeds, and I am still able to use public O2 wifi etc, then I don't personally need it.  My phone is on wifi 90% of the time anyway.

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Re: O2 and 3 lag behind

But then again what's to say o2 are quietly added the 5g stuff and when it comes time to turn onno2 will have more places activated lol
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Re: O2 and 3 lag behind

Ye I fell for the 4g hype and didn't get it till it had been 3 years lol
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Re: O2 and 3 lag behind

Never mind 5G, "Where's RCS when y'need it?" disappointed

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Re: O2 and 3 lag behind

Thanks @EmilieT 

 

I'll be waiting until all the fuss over it has died down and the over-priced phones and tariffs come down too wink

 

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Re: O2 and 3 lag behind

@EmilieT   can you confirm if the S10G , or any of the new 5g devices, will be sold unlocked?

 

Great to hear about the rollout. With Three UK posting that they won't be charging any more than at present, the bar has been set. Let's see if O2 can be competitive with the sub £20 a month unlimited. 

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@BOSSGOGG wrote:

@EmilieT   can you confirm if the S10G , or any of the new 5g devices, will be sold unlocked?


Hey @BOSSGOGG 

Most devices sold through O2 are no longer network locked, and almost almost all new devices sold since Jan 2019 are now unlocked. The only real exceptions are Alcatel & Doro. More unlock info here.

That being said, the current info I have is that the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G & Xiaomi Mix 3 5G will both be network unlocked when they arrive.

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@Chris_K 

 

Will this include those on PAYG or are you rolling out on the pay monthly billing platform first?

 

Am probably going to see what HMD come out with myself but will probably buy SIM free again but have been really impressed with the Nokia 5.

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