The Vodafone SIM arrived today. I went out (pretty much straight away when I got home) to test the phone. As expected, the phone accepted the Vodafone SIM (This confirms what the Jaguar Forums have been saying). Once the SIM had registered itself, things lot a little weird.
Now, as I've mentioned before. I'm a complete noob when it comes to mobile phones. The first thing to happen was the receipt of a text message. However, I couldn't read it. The phone said 'Incompatible Format'. I was guessing that it was some sort of confirmation text, so I disregarded it. I didn't delete it as I may be able to change a setting later. Oh. I should point out, that I've bought a handbook for the phone, but it hasn't arrived yet. I think you can now understand why I didn't delete the text. What's more, I got another text from someone I've never heard of. I couldn't do anything with that either. Things got stranger. I pressed some random buttons and got a stored directory. The phone still had the numbers from the previous owner! They were marked 'Factory. Home' and some woman's name. Suffice to say, I didn't call any of them. Once the handbook arrives. I'll find out how to delete them.
I made one phone call to 'er indoors'. The phone works! The quality of the incoming sound is rather good (Just like a land line), but the outgoing sound from the handset wasn't as good. I'm not all that worried. It's a known issue with these phones (Compression). I have yet to test the hands free equipment. I'll have to wait until the handbook arrives to test that.
Although I've got a Vodafone SIM. It's only a temporary thing. It's one of those 'Top up every 30 days or you SIM dies' things. Completely useless in my view. I'd be topping up once a month (Potentially ending up with hundreds of pounds of credit) for a phone that hardly gets any use. After 30 days without use. Poof! all gone. This brings me onto 'locked phones'.
Considering the age of the phone. The chances that it's still locked are very low. No matter though. Having done my homework, I'm going for an O2 SIM. Their Pay as you Go service is expensive (5p per minute for everything), but there's no time limit. I'll have to get one before the Vodafone SIM expires (Logistics here).
Things are going rather well!