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dave17
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5th Sep 08 at 11:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok so contract is up at the end of the month and decided i want an iphone.

phoned up o2 and they said i have to swap to an 18 month contract and pay 45 a month for 1200 mins and 500 text. this is no good. i pay 32 a month now for 600mins and unlimited text. i hardly use my minutes and send alot of texts 1-1.5k a month. they said they dont do discounts or change deals, is this true? thats utter utter toss if so.

i know you can buy them n unlock them, but id rather have something legit, but if i have to bend over for it i might have to reconsider....
Mark1984_SRI
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5th Sep 08 at 11:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

iirc you can get the iphone with 600 mins 500 texts and 99 for the iphone, there are various tariffs are available. If you want the iphone at no cost you have to get a 40+ tariff. Hope this helps
Joe
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5th Sep 08 at 11:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I was planning on ringing them and seeing if I can keep my contract with a 3g iPhone too. I don't want 18 month contract though.

Will be interested to see if anyone has blagged them into it....?
Mark1984_SRI
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5th Sep 08 at 11:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Also you could try and get a text bolt on, or ask o2, as most o2 tariffs that are 35+ should have unlimited texts however don't know if this promotion is available on the iphone, you could always get the bolt on though as far as i'm aware.
Mark1984_SRI
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5th Sep 08 at 11:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Joe
I was planning on ringing them and seeing if I can keep my contract with a 3g iPhone too. I don't want 18 month contract though.

Will be interested to see if anyone has blagged them into it....?


02 don't provide any slack with their tariffs as they're set on the iphone, however if you're a current 2g iphone customer, you should be able to upgrade to the 3g without any cessation fee to pay

[Edited on 05-09-2008 by Mark1984_SRI]
Joe
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5th Sep 08 at 11:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have a 2g, but i just bought it and unlocked it.
Mark1984_SRI
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5th Sep 08 at 11:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Joe
I have a 2g, but i just bought it and unlocked it.


Me too

[Edited on 05-09-2008 by Mark1984_SRI]
Gsi_Ire
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5th Sep 08 at 11:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

me 3.

i think the problem with the iphone contracts is that a % of it goes to Apple, so they have no room to mess/add option etc.
dave17
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5th Sep 08 at 11:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok so ive had a few thoughts:

They only offer 4 contracts, and only 2 worth having:



Contract 1: 35pm 600 mins / 500 text & Pay 100 for phone

Contract 2: 45pm 1200 mins / 500 text & FREE phone



Based on sending 1500 texts a month (it happens) then the cheapest your going to pay for the year is 610, and seems your on 18 month itl come to 865.



35 pm x 12 = 420

7.50 for unlimited text bolt on x 12 = 90

100 to buy phone.



If you compare this to the 45 a month contract you are saving 1370 a year by taking the lower tariff based on sending 1500 texts a month.



and now my brain hurts, looks like the cheapest il get it is 42 a month, which is EXPENSIVE. i do need it for internet etc though, so time to lube up
Joe
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5th Sep 08 at 11:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Did you tell them your David Bevan?!
dave17
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5th Sep 08 at 11:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not yet, il put them in their place nearer the time......
mattievRS
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5th Sep 08 at 12:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

you could always use some free minutes rather than constantly texting............Its good to talk apparently!
M2RTY
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5th Sep 08 at 13:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

if you send that many texts is an iphone the best option (touch screen?)

get something with a qwerty pad
antscorsa
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5th Sep 08 at 13:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pay as you go as of 16th sept dave!

350 quid for 8gb
dave17
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5th Sep 08 at 13:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yea i looked at that ant, but it still works out more expensive for me to do it that way! would be 734 for a year, plus i wouldnt have unlimited internet use.
Robbo
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5th Sep 08 at 14:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

unlimited net use for first year with it on PAYG
dave17
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5th Sep 08 at 14:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

still more expensive though
Mad Moe
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5th Sep 08 at 16:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why not consider the HTC Touch Diamond or the Samsung Omni as alternatives to the Iphone
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quote:
Originally posted by dave17
yea i looked at that ant, but it still works out more expensive for me to do it that way! would be 734 for a year, plus i wouldnt have unlimited internet use.


with you current contract go sim only and it should drop to bout 20 quid maybe cheaper a month with that plan and blag a free bolt on of unlimited web and then get iphone on PAYG and put contract sim in there
LeeM
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6th Sep 08 at 00:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

samsung omnia is what i'll be going for, prefered to the iphone after playing for ages in p4u
dave17
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11th Sep 08 at 14:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by CorsaB4ever
quote:
Originally posted by dave17
yea i looked at that ant, but it still works out more expensive for me to do it that way! would be 734 for a year, plus i wouldnt have unlimited internet use.


with you current contract go sim only and it should drop to bout 20 quid maybe cheaper a month with that plan and blag a free bolt on of unlimited web and then get iphone on PAYG and put contract sim in there


going to give that a try
bubble
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11th Sep 08 at 15:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wait for blackberry storm
MarkM
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11th Sep 08 at 15:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tocco...the cheaper alternative...

dave17
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23rd Sep 08 at 08:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok so contract is up now so need to get this sorted.

i have worked out a way of getting a normal contract, and then getting iphone on PAYG, works out about 50 a yr cheaper for me.

few questions though........iphone on payg, its just 350 for the phone? will my 3G sim work correctly? all internet browsing, wifi etc? ive tried reading the o2 website but that shit is confusing
dave17
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23rd Sep 08 at 08:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

"This also includes unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 12 months after you activate your iPhone 3G*. At the end of the 12 months you can continue to receive unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for just 10 per month."

but i would already have unlimited web browsing on my contract, also, how can they limit your access to wifi?

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