Up until now, when an iPhone users contract has ended with O2, they have refused to unlock the iPhone so that it could be used on another network on the grounds that they have the exclusive rights for the iPhone.
According to The Register, O2 still haven’t come to a decision on whether or not to unlock customers iPhone’s at the end of their contract, here is what they had to say about it.
“we did not offer unlocking at the end of a customer’s iPhone contract as we had the exclusive contract for the iPhone in the UK. Obviously, that situation has changed… and we are currently working through what will happen.”
It will be interesting to see if O2 will offer the unlocking service to customers who have fulfilled their contractual requirements, or if they will leave their customers with an iPhone that they cant use, unless they are on O2.
via The Register