Will the 3 UK USIM work in the Hero ? [HTC Hero Android Smart Phone - 184566]
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For example, Carphone Warehouse sells generic (ie unlocked, unbranded) handsets on 3 contracts, which they can only do with 3's permission, so it suggests the rules have been relaxed.
Of course, with any unbranded handset on the 3 network, there's always the question as to whether you can get the correct settings to allow you to make full use of the handset but that's a separate matter entirely.
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I know this is a very late follow-up, but in case anyone is still in doubt, a 3 SIM works perfectly well in an unlocked UK Hero. Only thing that might not work is their free Skype offering, but Nimbuzz is a workable alternative (albeit using non-free bandwidth).
3's customer support could be a lot better - it's very hard to get through to a human being and when you do, they can be pretty useless. But they have some of the best PAYG tariffs for a device like the Hero; 150MB data and 500 texts free each time you top up £10.
BTW I don't work for 3, just a reasonably satisfied customer.
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