O2’s chief executive Matthew Key has confirmed that O2 will offer an unlocking service for the Apple iPhone, customers who’s contract is up will be able to have their iPhone unlocked for free, where as pay as you go customers will have to cough up a fee of £14.97 and will be able to unlock their iPhone after 12 months.
“There is absolutely no truth in that rumour. Once the iPhone becomes available on other UK networks, we will allow O2 customers to unlock their iPhones, although of course they will still need to honour any outstanding contract period they have. At the end of their contract period, they are entirely free to move to another operator – though naturally we hope they won’t want to!”
I have just spoken to O2, and they have confirmed that the unlocking service will be available from tomorrow the 10th of November.
If you want to unlock your iPhone with O2, to use on any mobile network, y0ur existing contract will have to be up, or you will have to pay the remainder of your existing contract.
via Pocket Lint