on 27-09-2009 15:50
on 27-09-2009 16:10
The sales assistant is outright lying to you to try and push a sale. Don't accept it! Get his manager and tell him that you will now actively be choosing a differnt supplier because his colleague lied to you to get a sale.
O2 will NOT blacklist your wife's phone for putting your SIM in it.
First of all both SIMs are on O2, so no worry about network locking.
Secondly, the only thing that might need changing are the data/MMS settings (PAYG / contract).
I chop and change SIMs in the phones in this house with impunity. Networks don't blacklist phones just for having a rival's SIM in them. It depends on if the phone in question is network locked whether it will work or not.
They WILL blacklist a stolen phone.
on 27-09-2009 16:15
on 27-09-2009 23:39
Thinking about it though - why would anybody buy SIM free. Why not just buy pay-as-go because the prices are obviously cheaper..
I've bought several SIM-freee phones over the years.
Your argument relies on your chosen provider (o2 for example, actually offering the phone you want on PAYG). If you want a high-end phone, you're unlikely to get it on PAYG.
on 28-09-2009 09:36