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O2 brings fair wireless to UK

Like Canada (before Bell and Telus HSPA+ wireless networks), the iPhone in UK is only available from one wireless carrier (O2).  In a recent interview with the Times, O2 chairman and CEO Matthew Key had the following to say:

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 honor any outstanding contract period they have. At the end of their contract period, they are entirely free to move to another operator.

Now that Rogers/Fido is no longer the only wireless carrier to offer the iPhone in Canada, is it too much to expect the same choices in Canada?  At Fair Wireless for Canada we don’t think this is too much to ask.  This is exactly what were asking for!

We commend O2 for their forward thinking, consumer and environmentally friendly policies and challenge Bell, Fido, Rogers and Telus to provide Fair Wireless for Canada.

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  1. November 11, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Not sure if it is such a big deal. I mean you can just unlock it yourself after your contract is over. It would be nice of them to do it though.

    • berdelyi
      November 11, 2009 at 9:37 pm

      Unlocking is not always easy, straightforward or legal. Take a look at what happened to people in the Netherlands who jailbroke their iPhones.

      Hacked iPhone.

      Fair Wireless for Canada believes this could be avoided by not even placing unnecessary digital locks on the phone in the first place.

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