iPhone unlock not limited to France

So you can use your phone in UK after all

Orange France has dismissed a claim made by iPhone Atlas last week that unlocked

"Once legally unlocked, the iPhone will operate with any SIM card, including foreign ones," Louis-Michel Aymard told iLounge. However Aymard said that some features like Visual VoiceMail may not work as a expected. All of which of course means you still have time to nip over the channel and bag yourself before Christmas.

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Contract-free iPhones are available in France for just €749 (£534), although you'll obviously still have to pay for monthly call and data charges on network here. That contrasts strongly with the £269 plus £35-£55 per month O2 charges for an iPhone on an 18-month contract.