Play.com’s Sim Free iPhone Explained
No doubt, like me, you’ve been reading about the deal that Play.com have been offering regardingÂ sim freeÂ iPhones.
There were a number of factors that people were concerned with, such as:
- Where was the stockÂ coming from?
- Is it all legit?
- Perhaps the biggestÂ – Would the iPhonesÂ be covered by Apple’s warranty should things go pear?
Play stresses that these aren’t ‘unlocked’ but totally new and sim free -Â so totallyÂ available to use on all networks and notÂ unlocked from a certainÂ network.
All the devices are legit, kosher and on the level.Â A spokesman for Play.com explained thatÂ the stock ‘is available due to EU legislation ensuring the sale of sim-free mobile phones’ and ‘…comes with a full manufacturer warranty.’
Yups, if you go for one of these you are actuallyÂ encouraged to register your iPhone at the Apple website.
That means you canÂ put inÂ the imeiÂ (International MobileÂ Equipment Identity)Â numberÂ and find out exactly where your handset came from. That’s if you are really interested.
The iPhones are totally as you’d expect and you get everything those contract payers get apart from the fact you get free wi-fi spots across the UK with O2 on contract.
If you’re not using O2 this will obviously not be the case.
Prices start at Â£549.99 for the 8GB model and Â£599.99 for the 16GB handset and preorders are being taken right now.
I’m sure if you do the maths and weigh up the amount of data you’d expect to use as well as calls and that free O2 wi-fi is it actually worth going sim free?
Let me know 🙂
See the stuff here: Play.com
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