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Hi guys,

 

Firstly, a little unrelated, the live chat is as much use as a chocolate kettle.

 

Anyway, I'm soon to be a former Orange customer.  I've had enough of their lies/cheats/etc.  But that's a different story.

 

I have an almost brand new Galaxy S3 I'll be wanting to join O2 with, but I want 4G when it is available on O2 (whenever that is?).  If I get a SIM only deal now, will I be able to upgrade to 4G as soon as it's available or will I need to wait until my contract renews?


Thanks!!

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If it's an EE S3 (i9305) it will run O2's 4G just fine. It covers multiple LTE bands, unlike the iPhone slight_smile

 

But just check its unlocked before you jump ship......

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O2 have not released any info yet for 4g launch but a 30 day sim only deal will allow you at end of each 30 days to upgrade, 12 months sim only need to do 9 months before upgrade.

 

Sign up for 4g info here http://www.o2.co.uk/4g

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You also need to check your phone will run 4g on 02's network.

 

I have an iphone 5 that will run 4g on the ee network but not on the 02 network when they release it.

 

Gotta love the different bands !!!!

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If it's an EE S3 (i9305) it will run O2's 4G just fine. It covers multiple LTE bands, unlike the iPhone slight_smile

 

But just check its unlocked before you jump ship......

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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@MI5 wrote:

If it's an EE S3 (i9305) it will run O2's 4G just fine. It covers multiple LTE bands, unlike the iPhone slight_smile

 

But just check its unlocked before you jump ship......


Well thats good news from the OP.

 

Good Afternoon MI5.

 

Just need to get past the extra strain on battery and the probable higher tariffs !

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Anonymous
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Awesome, thanks guys.

 

Any rumours about when 4G will be available?

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Anonymous
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http://www.o2.co.uk/4g

 

 

 

Your guess is as valid as ours dude !

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I have a 'legacy' Simplicity sim only contract with 300 mins and unlimited data and texts.  My iPhone 5 was bought direct from Apple so it's 4G enabled - just wondering if my plan will be updatable to 4G on the same terms or will I have to take out a whole new deal with limited data?  My daughters also have O2 simplicity sims at the same price but theirs are limited to 1GB despite paying the same as me.  My daughter recently received a text from O2 saying that she was going over her limit despite using her iPhone the same as she always has (only doing downloads on wifi etc) - I definitely don't want the same sort of hassle and find I'm out of data when I need it!

 

I'm fearing the worst - my previously good 3G service will deteriorate and I'll be effectively forced onto 4G on much reduced terms at a greater price!

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Hi,

 

 

Your iPhone 5 will not work on 02's 4G band they have chosen i'm afraid.

 

Its very unlikely they will upgrade your current unlimited 3G service to 4G unlimited.

 

Their are lots of tips on here and on the net about saving data.

 

One good tip I use is to turn off 3g and mobile data when I'm at home using wifi as the iPhone flicks from WiFi to 3g, when its in sleep mode to conserve battery power.

 

Some further tips.

 

http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/spending_saving/2012/11/16/10_ways_to_cut_your_mobi...

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Anyone wanting to upgrade to O2 will most probably lose their legacy unlimited data. Currently I have such a legacy tariff and I probably won't upgrade. At present I am quite happy on 3G as my tariff is ideal. The advent of 4G will not stop anyone using 3G and if you are happy with it, there is no reason to change.

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