Streak from CPW
I got a Streak from CPW believing it to be unlocked, but from CPW they are still locked to o2, thus my story begins.
Since it was locked I looked into ways of unlocking it or using an o2 PAYG sim with it, you cannot according to o2 use PAYG as the streak relies on their post pay settings, so I looked online and found the Rebel simcard option, and gave that some thought.
However in the meantime I visited the o2 store at Hempstead Valley, and at 1st there only option was for me to "put that one you have on ebay and buy a new one from us", I was not overly impressed with this, and after some cajoing the Sales assistant called o2 and they said they could not sell me the price plan (I want data only as I have a vodafone contract) without selling me a new streak. I went away, had a subway and returned to the store with a mission, get a data plan from o2, as they locked the handset, they could bloomingwell support it! after a few more phone calls they decided that they could do me a MBB plan with a dongle and just put the sim into the streak! success, all on 3g and works like a dream,
a message to o2 however, if you are gonna sell a device, no matter who it is bought via, you have to support it, not just tell people to bay the one they have and buy a new one in store!