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Will I have lost phone features if I go from iPhone 6 to HTC then back 2 months later?

Leebroath
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Hi there, if I was to upgrade from an iPhone 6 to HTC M9 then some what later down the line I sell the HTC and I then go back to iPhone, will i still get the same functionality or will I lose some things as Im on an HTC contract?

 

Or is it just the same regardless of phone?

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If you purchase the HTC  from O2 it will be locked to the network but you can unlock at anytime free on contract. Buy elsewhere it should be unlocked. Only I phones lock to the first sim.

The data bolt on for iPhone is specific to the phone so you will need a standard data bolt on for the HTC and Idata for the iPhone so that visual voice mail and imessage work. Easily changed by calling customer service. 

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As far as I am aware you will lose nothing by changing phones.Your contract or tariff is irrelevant. For instance I could take out a 12 month sim only contract on my current phone (Note 3) and 6 months later change to a completely different phone...and enjoy the benefits of whatever phone i choose to use...:smileywink:

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Ah thanks

 

If my mind serves me well, this wasn't the case a few years ago then

 

I'm pretty sure if you were on for example an HTC contract and went back to iPhone there was a service in the voicemail settings which wouldn't be allowed

 

and also if I purchase the HTC are these phones locked to O2 or is it locked to the thr first sim that's placed in?

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If you purchase the HTC  from O2 it will be locked to the network but you can unlock at anytime free on contract. Buy elsewhere it should be unlocked. Only I phones lock to the first sim.

The data bolt on for iPhone is specific to the phone so you will need a standard data bolt on for the HTC and Idata for the iPhone so that visual voice mail and imessage work. Easily changed by calling customer service. 

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ok thank you

 

How long before I can unlock if from O2?

 

Is there a set amount of time O2 require you to be locked to that phone?

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It's 12 months on payandgo but anytime on contract. The only exceptions at the moment are the iPhone 6 or the Samsung s6. Check before you buy with customer service as they now seem to be making people wait on flagship phones until the phone is paid off on Refresh contracts.

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Leebroath
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Ok I have decided to keep my iPhone 6 but have ordered the HTC in Gunmetal grey as I'm at the end of my contract and I'll sell it to my friend

 

Do I need to do anything regarding calling up CS or just leave it all the way it is?

 

I shall call CS up when I do receive it though and have it unlocked but it's not a big issue

 

 

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You need to change from Idata to standard data. Easy simple phone call.

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Yes, simple enough for cs to switch for you.



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Ok thanks everyone for help slight_smile
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