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Equivilent of iphone 3GS with 6 months free £35/month line rental..... £32.50

£32.50 @ O2
Slightly long-winded, but bare with me. O2 have a sim-only 12month contract @ £19.58 per month with 800mins as 1200 texts. (with free internet bolt-on) Buy the Pay as you Go 3GS iphone for £440. …
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7y, 6m agoFound 7 years, 6 months ago
Slightly long-winded, but bare with me.
O2 have a sim-only 12month contract @ £19.58 per month with 800mins as 1200 texts. (with free internet bolt-on)
Buy the Pay as you Go 3GS iphone for £440.
£100 cashback via Quidco for 12month O2 contracts.

=> 12 x 19.58 + 440 = 674.96
=> -£100 quidco = 574.96

Now, if you buy the iphone 3GS in store it costs £185
574-185 = 389.96
=> equivalent 12month line rental = 32.50
ie you pay less than the 18month £35/month contract per month for 12months!

Alternatively this can be seen from:
18 x 34.26 + 180 (total cost of iphone on normal 18month contract) = 796
vs
574 for the above deal. diff is 222 or just over 6months of line rental!

First just want to say thanks to love2save who pointed this out in a post.
also, the only caveat is i didn't take quidco into account when buying the normal iphone 3gs on 18month contract.....
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#1
wots the deal again? I'm confused :oops:
#2
roadrunner1
wots the deal again? I'm confused :oops:


+1
#3
was worried it was confusing:

Buy iphone 3GS pay as you Go.
Get 12month O2 sim only contract
Get quidco.

DONE!
#4
I dont know which form of connection the internet bolt on consists of but the iphone uses 3g on vpn idata.o2.co.uk for all iphones.
If say you were to be using a different non-iphone its mobile.o2.co.uk.

As far as I know the speeds are different and I am not sure but some phones like the black berry surfs online by a different means that is not the 3G method. So I think the "internet" mentioned in the deal is not the same as the one required on the iphone.
#5
ah, well thats a good point - I've sent to a friend so I'll get him to ask them to make sure you can use the free internet bolt on with the iphone....
#6
Equivilent ?????????????????? Guess I'm the ONLY GUY checking here !??!? ;-)
#7
mountains out of molehills.. >.>
#8
This does seem the best way to get an iPhone...saw a story that O2 may be loosing exclusive rights shortly so will wait and see if there is any truth in this (may only be a rumour but who knows.)
#9
not sure where you get £185 PAYG price for an Iphone ... last time I looked they started at £440!!!

Still a good way to maintain an Iphone but not everyone can pay upfront for a phone costing this much.

Are you sure it wasn't an Ipod Touch you picked up???
#10
JohnnyUtah;5951889
not sure where you get £185 PAYG price for an Iphone ... last time I looked they started at £440!!!

Still a good way to maintain an Iphone but not everyone can pay upfront for a phone costing this much.

Are you sure it wasn't an Ipod Touch you picked up???

The iphone 3gs price £185 is ON contract,not pay as you go
#11
Try to keep up! £185 is the cost of an iphone on an 18 month contract. The £440 is the PAYG phone that TurinX is comparing it to.
#12
doobyduck
This does seem the best way to get an iPhone...saw a story that O2 may be loosing exclusive rights shortly so will wait and see if there is any truth in this (may only be a rumour but who knows.)


http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/33951/O2UK-iPhone-exclusive-to-end-on-October-9th
#13
ebury
The iphone 3gs price £185 is ON contract,not pay as you go


Turin mentions £440 at first then proceeds to say ...

=> -£100 quidco = 574.96

Now, if you buy the iphone 3GS in store it costs £185
574-185 = 389.96

so is he/she getting mixed up cuz I think they believe you can pick it up instore for only £185 ... yes but if you start a £30+ contract alonside the £11 a month (after Quidco) you would be paying for your sim only deal.
#14
Is there an app to understand this deal? :?
#15
roadrunner1
Is there an app to understand this deal? :?


and me:-D
#16
nicc
and me:-D


me too.

This is jut confusing.

But i think the person is confused with iphone 3gs. Unless you want 2 contract being taken out which seems stupid...
#17
He's just trying to show that it is cheaper to get a PAYG iPhone and a simplicity SIM rather than a contract iPhone.

As the OP says

PAYG route
iPhone cost £440
Minimum cost of simplicity contract = 12*£19.58 = £234.96
Total cost = £674.96

Plus o2 are doing £100 quidco for 12 month contract.
Net cost = £574.96

Contract route
18 months * £34.26=£616.68
Handset price =£184.96
Total cost = £801.64

Even if carry on with simplicity SIM over 18 months the cost would be
(18*£19.58)+440=£792.44
less £100 quidco = £692.44 vs £801.64 (saving is dependent on getting £100 quidco for simplicity SIM)

Hope that makes sense
#18
just quickly skimming this deal, arent you comparing two different things?

eg, you are comparing a 12 month contract to a 18 month contract - even though it cost more, you do get 6 months more..

now in your last post, acknowledged this, but even then is it not taking in to account 3 major points which some people may like about the iphone contract:
1) you get visual voicemail
2) you get free access to bt openzone and the cloud wifi
3) there is something along the lines that after 9 months on the iphone contract, you can downgrade it to a £20/m contract, thus potentially saving £135 anyway..

most of the iphone deals neglect to point out the differences which to some people are major benefits.

i wouldnt rate this deal as a deal but more an alternative option
#19
musicman
Nonsense.

You cant compare these.

The Iphone tariff and Simplicity tariff are NOT the same.

Voted Cold.


I think the OP is trying to demonstrate a cheaper route to get your hands on a ridiculously overpriced toy. So the deal is not about comparing tariffs, it's about the phone itself.

Not that I would ever want one myself, but it seems a fair enough attempt.

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