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Apple Iphone 2.0 on PAYG £299.99 (8GB) £359.99 (16GB) - available from 11th July

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iPhone 3G is coming soon for Pay & Go Pay & Go customers can now enjoy all the great features of the iPhone without a monthly contract. The new 3G 8GB iPhone for Pay & Go will be available for £… Read More
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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
iPhone 3G is coming soon for Pay & Go

Pay & Go customers can now enjoy all the great features of the iPhone without a monthly contract.

The new 3G 8GB iPhone for Pay & Go will be available for £299.99 and 16GB for £359.99. This also includes unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 6 months after you activate your iPhone*.

At the end of the six months you can continue to receive unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for just £10 per month. We'll notify you at the end of the six month period by text and you can easily unsubscribe if you choose to do so.

You'll also be able to choose one of our standard Pay & Go tariffs to use with your iPhone. The more you top-up each month, the more free minutes or texts you'll receive.

* This offer is applicable to all new and upgrading customers who purchase an iPhone on Pay & Go until Dec 31st 2008. Unlimited data and Wi-Fi applies to use in the UK only, subject to excessive usage policy. Unlimited Wi-Fi is available at any of the 9,500 Wi-Fi hotspots from our partners The Cloud or BT Openzone.
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#1
Not bad actually! I might even buy it!
#2
where did you get that information from i cant see it on o2's website? if thats true roll on my new iPhone!!
#3
Its stupidly overpriced but still the 16GB version is tempting.
#4
united002
where did you get that information from i cant see it on o2's website? if thats true roll on my new iPhone!!


click on the 'go to deal' link in the OP.
#5
i did but still dont see anything about the price of the phone? can see where it says about the 6 month wifi etc
#6
Are the US getting a PAYG option ?
Might be worth getting from there if they do and unlock it when its doable.
#7
u have to pay for WIFI, thats poop, old iphones better then this new one if thats the case
#8
Terrible price when compared with America
#9
united002
i did but still dont see anything about the price of the phone? can see where it says about the 6 month wifi etc


i copied and pasted the text from that link. read it from start to finish :) Mentions the price in clear black and white.
#10
HiLosers;2389872
Terrible deal, ridiculous price.


Agreed. Glad I kept one until the price was announced.

Don't need this 3G ********.
#11
IWannaBeAdored
Agreed. Glad I kept one until the price was announced.

Don't need this 3G ********.


THE OLD ONE AT £170 WAS A BARGAIN!
#12
kamy187
u have to pay for WIFI, thats poop, old iphones better then this new one if thats the case


Poop? What? Poop is what you're talking, you clearly haven't read anything about the phone at all. If you can find a free WiFi point, its free. You pay for a faster internet connection over 3G, which replaces EDGE.
:stocking:
Have a sock.
#13
shaggy
i copied and pasted the text from that link. read it from start to finish :) Mentions the price in clear black and white.


im officially blind!! still good price imho!! ill definately be getting one!! :thumbsup:
#14
Still not paying £300 though.

Compared to Nokia N-series smartphone - this is quite cheap but then you get much more features.

Rather pay £300 and get N96 of ebay in a few months.
#15
myaser88
THE OLD ONE AT £170 WAS A BARGAIN!


indeed it was. But you had to unlock it (allbeit using freely available s/w), and that ran a risk of bricking the phone in the future . Yes yes you can argue we're all technically capable of not bricking our phones but this is 'official', no need to brick your phone and you get all the unhacked updates for free.

Considering the old Iphone was £269 when it first came out, this is a bargain, as its now 3g, and wi fi is still free if you can find a free point.
#16
IWannaBeAdored
Agreed. Glad I kept one until the price was announced.

Don't need this 3G ********.


Price is only £30 more than the old models.

Apart from 3G, it has a-gps and enhance audio. The old model sound quality was just lacking even with the Shure headset. Athough it only cost Apple £100 to make the 8gb version. Like to see how much it cost in the USA before deciding:p
#17
how much!!!
still - an ipod and a phone so I suppose it works out.
#18
kamy187
u have to pay for WIFI, thats poop, old iphones better then this new one if thats the case


It the The Cloud or BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots o2 want to charge for after 6 months. You can't expect it to be free, as this is more of an exclusive deal for people on contract. Only the free hotspot are 100% free. I find loads of free unprotected wifi connection when I was about in the street anyway with the iPhone :p

Unlimited Web Bolt On £7.50 a month seem like a better deal than the £10 The Cloud or BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots.
#19
It's a poor deal designed to deter unlockers. Look at the maths of PAYG vs Contract

£300 upfront = your first 8 months of line rental of the 18 month deal + for 12 of those equivalent months you need to pay £10 a month for 3G (that's only free for 6 months, then £10 per month afterwards), so that's another £120 making the iPhone PAYG cost of ownership £420 over the equivalent term, and that's before you add any credit.

The basic cost of the iPhone 3G on contract is £630 (£35 * 18) so to make this worthwhile you'd have to buy less than £12 of credit a month to make it better value than the £35 contract over an 18 month term.
#20
Considering it was £169 just a few months ago they are charging £131 extra for 3G :x
#21
SilverBlack
Considering it was £169 just a few months ago they are charging £131 extra for 3G :x


considering iphone 1.0 was £269 when it first came out, this is a very competitive price.
Wait a few months and iphone 2.0 will drop by £100 too.
#22
If they had improved the camera,added mms,bluetooth etc then yes it would be tempting but not just for 3G.
I cant see it dropping in price for a good while yet.Hope it comes out on PAYG in the US as $299 is a bargain :-D
#23
If you buy one of the Vodafone models abroad (Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, India etc.) will it work with the Vodafone UK network without hacking?
#24
SilverBlack
If they had improved the camera,added mms,bluetooth etc then yes it would be tempting but not just for 3G.
I cant see it dropping in price for a good while yet.Hope it comes out on PAYG in the US as $299 is a bargain :-D


I dont think it will be available on PAYG in the States, I could be wrong but i read somewhere you can only get it there on 24 months contract :w00t:
#25
Not a bad deal at all!

Especially with the 6 mth free browsing & wifi..
#26
SilverBlack
Considering it was £169 just a few months ago they are charging £131 extra for 3G :x


No, they aren't. It was £169 with an 18 month, £35 contract, it's just that hackers found a way round it. There was no PAYG iPhone, so you aren't comparing like with like.

If you were, you'd be saying It was £169 just a few months ago, now they're free. :thumbsup:

Admittedly the practicality was they were being bought and unlocked in droves, but that wasn't the retailers intention by any stretch.
#27
shaggy;2390551
considering iphone 1.0 was £269 when it first came out, this is a very competitive price.
Wait a few months and iphone 2.0 will drop by £100 too.

The iPhone was £269 when it came out but only if you signed up to a contract. This is £30 more without the contract. Its not really a comparrison.
#28
shaggy;2390733
I dont think it will be available on PAYG in the States, I could be wrong but i read somewhere you can only get it there on 24 months contract :w00t:

It looks that way. They have a different stratagy over there offering care packages for $69 per year. I would be surprised if they will offer it PAYG over there before christmas.
#29
mikegray;2390470
It's a poor deal designed to deter unlockers. Look at the maths of PAYG vs Contract

£300 upfront = your first 8 months of line rental of the 18 month deal + for 12 of those equivalent months you need to pay £10 a month for 3G (that's only free for 6 months, then £10 per month afterwards), so that's another £120 making the iPhone PAYG cost of ownership £420 over the equivalent term, and that's before you add any credit.

The basic cost of the iPhone 3G on contract is £630 (£35 * 18) so to make this worthwhile you'd have to buy less than £12 of credit a month to make it better value than the £35 contract over an 18 month term.

It depends on how you look at it. If for example you were looking at purchasing an iTouch then its cheap. You dont *have* to pay the £10 a month for data and you dont *have* to keep the phone for 18 months like that of a contract iPhone. Its more flexible.
#30
At least it has modern hardware unlike the first generation but £299 for no keyboard ... that's steep.. if HTC can provide a keyboard (for texting) why can't Apple......
#31
afroylnt
At least it has modern hardware unlike the first generation but £299 for no keyboard ... that's steep.. if HTC can provide a keyboard (for texting) why can't Apple......


The touch screen keyboard is fine
#32
mikegray
It's a poor deal designed to deter unlockers. Look at the maths of PAYG vs Contract

£300 upfront = your first 8 months of line rental of the 18 month deal + for 12 of those equivalent months you need to pay £10 a month for 3G (that's only free for 6 months, then £10 per month afterwards), so that's another £120 making the iPhone PAYG cost of ownership £420 over the equivalent term, and that's before you add any credit.

The basic cost of the iPhone 3G on contract is £630 (£35 * 18) so to make this worthwhile you'd have to buy less than £12 of credit a month to make it better value than the £35 contract over an 18 month term.


You seem to have got your maths wrong I'm afraid. The contract phone isn't free on the £35 contract, it costs £100. So £100 + £630 = £730 for the 18 month life of contract on contract. PAYG with a minimum topup of £10 a month would come in at £600. So for those who make relativley few calls but want a mobile data device as well and/or those who don't want to be tied to a contract this is actually a very fair deal especially considering they toss in 6 months data for free.
#33
1st gen second hand iphones are going for around £250 on ebay still, so not a bad price for the second gen
#34
BOFH_UK
You seem to have got your maths wrong I'm afraid. The contract phone isn't free on the £35 contract, it costs £100. So £100 + £630 = £730 for the 18 month life of contract on contract. PAYG with a minimum topup of £10 a month would come in at £600. So for those who make relativley few calls but want a mobile data device as well and/or those who don't want to be tied to a contract this is actually a very fair deal especially considering they toss in 6 months data for free.


Yep, my maths were out by £100. It makes it £18 a month. I agree that it's not a bad price for a mobile data device exclusively.
#35
Any ideas on how long they will take to jailbreak this one and how O2 plan on selling them, maybe have to register instore?
#36
mikegray
Yep, my maths were out by £100. It makes it £18 a month. I agree that it's not a bad price for a mobile data device exclusively.


someone else messed up the maths just like you on another forum i visit . Not you by any chance ;-)
#37
i saw the man from apple on the news saying the new iphone release price was $200 ? ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH IT WILL BE OVER HERE?:thinking:
#38
I thought the deal was "no higher than $299 worldwide"? Looks like my speculative £1 to the $1 conversion was right :-(
How Apple gets $299 to equate to £299 is frankly beyond me, being that £1 = $2??
Rip-off Britain strikes again.
#39
leighbeef
i saw the man from apple on the news saying the new iphone release price was $200 ? ANYONE KNOW HOW MUCH IT WILL BE OVER HERE?:thinking:


read the thread again.. .UK price clearly quoted :whistling:
#40
Scribbles
I thought the deal was "no higher than $299 worldwide"? Looks like my speculative £1 to the $1 conversion was right :-(
How Apple gets $299 to equate to £299 is frankly beyond me, being that £1 = $2??
Rip-off Britain strikes again.


You have this wrong! The price they quoted was with a contract, as in the US there is no plans for a PAYG version and that is $199 on AT&T contract. The maximum you will pay for the phone over here with a contract is £99.

PAYG phones will always be more expensive than contract. Just be thankful you have a choice unlike many other countries!

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