General Discussion: The iPhone thread


Show original post
Mr X
Mr X avatar

7053 posts since 12/7/07

20 Mar 2013 22:59
Bet he doesn't even know Richard Burton is on the war of the worlds soundtrack.
rural
rural avatar

17585 posts since 26/9/06

20 Mar 2013 23:05
ChrisAlright wrote: coverage is ok if you're out in the open. you won't get any signal if you're in a large building or basement, even though my friends on diff networks always will

This
CovOne
CovOne avatar

8652 posts since 17/8/04

21 Mar 2013 07:04
Mr X wrote: Cov is from a council estate. Laughing out loud

Surrounded by but not on #realtalk
Hello World
Hello World avatar

12102 posts since 7/3/05

23 Mar 2013 15:26
candy crush lvl35 is very hard.
inversesquare
inversesquare avatar

6667 posts since 7/6/08

24 Mar 2013 02:38
Nido wrote: if you go clubbing/attend any sort of event in any enclosed space regularly.
Laughing out loud
haxby
haxby avatar

189 posts since 1/12/12

24 Mar 2013 11:58
Itunes help if possible,can you have another itunes account on the same pc?? Had it on my laptop but some idiot(who shall remain nameless) gave it a crack and can't access it anymore. Could it be opened if you create another user on a laptop?

Help appreciated.
Crudeoyle
Crudeoyle avatar

965 posts since 2/9/08

25 Mar 2013 17:29
Carphone warehouse are cunts, I bought an iPhone last August handset only from them, just got a EE SIM to use as my 02 contract is up and they are doing full monty for £16 a month, went to put my new SIM in and its not recognized, went to carphone they said that the iPhone locks to the first SIM you put in it when you buy it, apparently its only carphone that sell them like this. Surely if they didn't explain that to me then I should be able to get an exchange from them?!?!? As now I can't use my phone with my new SIM, any suggestions?
Sneakysbest
Sneakysbest avatar

1910 posts since 28/1/12

25 Mar 2013 17:36
Well if it's registered to O2 as that was your first sim and it's pay monthly O2 offer a free unlocking service. Google it in and there's a form to fill out, but instead of filling it out, go to the livechat and speak with one of the customer support reps and they put in a direct unlock request so they say it will take 3 days but from experience took no more than a day

If that doesn't work there's sites where you pay about 15 quid and it unlocks the phone for you, can recommend some if need be
Gizmo
Gizmo avatar

4270 posts since 20/10/09

25 Mar 2013 17:38
Yeah it's always been like that with CPW. Just book a genius appointment and get your phone switched to a new replacement, say something is wrong with the speaker. Apple will give you a new unlocked handset. Or you probably have to pay o2 an unlocking fee to unlock it. two options there.

edit: while we are on the subject of iPhones, there is bargain iPhone 5 to be had in classifieds!
Crudeoyle
Crudeoyle avatar

965 posts since 2/9/08

25 Mar 2013 17:53
I can't believe they can get away with that without telling me that it will lock when I put the SIM in, what a farce.

O2 have said that because I am not using the phone they gave me with the contract they can't unlock it?

Surely if I book a genius appointment they will check to see if there is a problem? If I say its a speaker issue what won't they just listen to it and hear that there isn't?

Gizmo
Gizmo avatar

4270 posts since 20/10/09

25 Mar 2013 18:14
No they won't check it if you say the other side can't hear you and it happens now and again. Just reset the phone and take your sim out when you give it to them. They will simply log the issue and give you a new one there and then.
stoney
stoney avatar

17418 posts since 22/1/05

25 Mar 2013 18:19
This happened to me, its in the old thread, got an apology and £30 refund from cpw to cover unlock and time waste as they are supposed to make it clear.
Crudeoyle
Crudeoyle avatar

965 posts since 2/9/08

25 Mar 2013 18:23
I am gonna drive down to apple store in trafford centre later then, thanks gizmo, I have sent an angry email to carphone too so hopefully they will get back to me with something if apple rumble me.
Gizmo
Gizmo avatar

4270 posts since 20/10/09

25 Mar 2013 18:37
I'd make an appointment first mate, you can't just roll in, although if it's late in the day they might do it for you
Sumbeam
Sumbeam avatar

810 posts since 27/1/11

25 Mar 2013 18:42
My iPhone's wifi connection keeps fucking up, it persistently kicks me of my 'connected networks'. And takes ages to reconnect. Is it as simple as booking an appointment with Apple to try and solve the problem?
Crudeoyle
Crudeoyle avatar

965 posts since 2/9/08

25 Mar 2013 18:44
Thats what i'm hoping, they don't have any appointments open tomorrow and that is the only other time i could get down.
swede
swede avatar

8126 posts since 21/3/09

25 Mar 2013 18:46
i find 3 really slow in central london, even though full signal.. it must be the base stations totally overloaded. not sure if its the same on other networks but it is so frustrating
Serbia
Serbia avatar

4932 posts since 22/3/06

25 Mar 2013 19:03
voda is useless in central (se1), drop calls all the time, lived around london bridge area for years and always been useless.
Crudeoyle
Crudeoyle avatar

965 posts since 2/9/08

25 Mar 2013 21:55
Apple are awesome. Swapped my phone Smiling
Gizmo
Gizmo avatar

4270 posts since 20/10/09

25 Mar 2013 22:58
Cool