Steve Goral, on Jan 14 2009, 08:54, said:
Hey guys, total noob here. I've just bought a G1 and waiting for it to arrive, will I need to get a new 3g simcard from Orange? Or will my standard Orange simcard just work after I've unlocked the phone?
And second question, where's the best place to get it unlocked? Is there anyone doing it for free yet?
Is your existing orange sim 3g? If not you'll need another and Orange are particularly unhelpful when supplying a 3G sim to a 2G sim user - usually the rep. says you need to buy a 3G phone *from them* to get a 3G sim but there are ways around the issue and I've found it's easy if PAYG not so easy contract.
edit - the orange 2g sim will still work if you only have a 2g sim - just not at 3g speeds.
Unlocking codes are available for about £14. Google or look on eBay. You'll need to follow a specific process to add a gmail account to the phone before you can get past the startup screen to unlock the phone if it's boxfresh brand new. If you have access to a t-mobile sim this is easy though not impossible without one.
Edited by Mysterious Stranger, 14 January 2009 - 04:31 PM.