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News O2 discounts iPhone tariffs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Jan 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    still to damn expensive and exclusive.....
     
  3. BioSniper

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    I agree.
    That and data is STILL too expensive, they should do it like Three on my Pay-as-you-go, £5 a month for "unlimited" net usage, though I don't know exactly what that amounts to, its still quite enough for most people to check email and search on the internet for stuff.
     
  4. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Exactly what everyone else is saying - still too much at £269 to buy, plus an 18 month contract.. mad!
     
  5. pumpman

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    excellent, my daughters one is a contract iphone more minutes for free :)
     
  6. Arkanrais

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    Im not interested in them at all.
    ...but the question is: will it blend?
     
  7. lewchenko

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    Old pricing is still on the O2 website... but this phone is way too expensive. £269 for the phone (+ a minimum of £35 a month for the tarif for 18 months and insurance at £7 a month)... Over the course of 18months thats a whopping £1025.. plus the cost of extra calls and data that you will no doubt incur.

    Yikes!

    Mind you, I personally think you have to be stark raving mad to consider joining the O2 network in the first place. In my opinion, the networks rank as follows in the UK :

    Worst netowrk list ! :

    1. O2 (Ouch at every point - shocking value, customer service [based on experience] is horrific. Really poor value Tarriffs)
    2. Vodafone (Moderately Ouch but good phone selection and best coverage. Tarriffs have improved recently.)
    3. Orange (Reasonable but shoddy customer service and not the best phones. Tarriffs reasonable.Average Coverage)
    4. TMobile (Best Tarrifs by far for flexibility but poor phone selection and coverage. Average Customer Service)
    5. 3(Three) Network. (Cheapest Tarrifs, but unreliable in most areas)

    Personally I went with Vodafone, but would consider Orange/TMobile as well next time. The only one I havent been with is 3(Three) but everyone I know who has will never again LOL !

    I really would like an iPhone, but NEVER on O2, and not for that price !
     
  8. DXR_13KE

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    i feel thousands of apple fans shivering and crying......
     
  9. naokaji

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    they discovered a way to make the battery user changable:D
     
  10. fev

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    why not do it the normal way...buy iphone...unlock..put in current network sim card...jobbeth dunneth?

    No 18 month commitment, but you still have your iPhone
     
  11. Harrybo

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    I think you will find that they are not '"free" your still paying £35+ a month for a tiny amount of minuets and texts :p
     
  12. RTT

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    exactly what i thought, too.
     
  13. Tim S

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    'specially when you're paying for the phone too... normally a contract subsidises the cost of the phone... but that's not really the case with the iPhone, since you're already paying £270 for it in the UK.
     
  14. fev

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    phone subsidising is on the way out, we're going the way of most of the Eurozone with paying for contracts and then phones.

    First step was to introduce "sim-only" tariffs - Check!
    Second offer unlocked handsets for 45% over cost - implemented at CPW and P4U already

    Paying for your phone is just around the corner,
     
  15. pumpman

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    I paid over 300 notes for a new 6800 ultra its now pretty much worthless, I paid £180 for a opti 146 its now next to worthless, same with the x2 3800's I have I paid £220 for an 8800gts its now worth about a hundred, I could easily pee £50 up a wall on a Saturday night but I don't drink, Ive curbed my pc spending so Im actually saving money :)so I bought the phone for my daughters chrimbo, and a special one for my son, on the contract one it was 200 mins and 200 texts, if they are giving me 500 and 500 then thats 300 extra free in my book as I was happy paying the £35 pm for the 200/200 in the first place
    go on get one you know you really want too :)
     
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