iPhone 3G is coming on PAYG on Sept 16th. 8gb £349.99 - 16gb £399.99 - includes unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 12 months worth £120 - HotUKDeals
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iPhone 3G is coming on PAYG on Sept 16th. 8gb £349.99 - 16gb £399.99 - includes unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 12 months worth £120

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Pay & Go customers can now enjoy the iPhone 3G without a monthly contract. The new iPhone 3G 8GB for Pay & Go will be available for £349.99 and the 16GB version for £399.99. This also includes unli…
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Pay & Go customers can now enjoy the iPhone 3G without a monthly contract. The new iPhone 3G 8GB for Pay & Go will be available for £349.99 and the 16GB version for £399.99.

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. We'll notify you before the end of the 12 month period by text and you can easily unsubscribe if you choose to do so.

It will be available to buy from 16th September in O2 stores, The Carphone Warehouse and Apple stores.
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#1
That'll be expensive then!

Anyone got a discount code? :w00t:
#2
includes unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 12 months worth £120. lol.
#3
Much cheaper than mandatory 18 month contracts
#4
make sure you read the fine print of "unlimited browsing".. cause in O2, no email push allowed, no you tube and 200Mb limit"unlimited"... just thought people should know!!
#5
Quite disappointed that the prices never matched Steve Jobs claim that they'll be $199 internationally when they come out. What happened with that? Anyone know? Did they simply change their mind and raise the prices for more profit?
#6
Wonder if they will be unlocked or 'legally' unlockable?
#7
aass11
Wonder if they will be unlocked or 'legally' unlockable?


They will be after the iPhone been registered for 12 months.
#8
Xad
Quite disappointed that the prices never matched Steve Jobs claim that they'll be $199 internationally when they come out. What happened with that? Anyone know? Did they simply change their mind and raise the prices for more profit?


The $199 reference was for the price of an iPhone on contract. $199 = £100-ish . So you can get the iPhone for $199 on a £35 a month contract.
#9
It works out at £530 on Pay & Go for the 8GB (£10 top up X 18 months plus £350)
It would cost £720 for the same on the contract (£45 a month for the 1st 9 months then £35 a month for the 9 after that) = a saving of £190
However, you lose the visual voicemail and call merging plus the unlimited WiFi & Browsing for the last 6 months worth £60.
So all in all - not really that much cheaper if you value visual voice mail :)
#10
Does your free "unlimited" internet come over 3G or Edge, or can you only use the internet via Wifi in an 02 Wifi area?
#11
Wonder how long they will havce stock for tho for pay as you go...........first 5 people per store???:whistling:
#12
Voted Hot as its coming in PayGo finally... but the pricing sucks!
#13
umm - i still think this is a complete rip that they still don't seem to offer this UNLOCKED - any comments can u get it unlocked?
#14
emad
It works out at £530 on Pay & Go for the 8GB (£10 top up X 18 months plus £350)
It would cost £720 for the same on the contract (£45 a month for the 1st 9 months then £35 a month for the 9 after that) = a saving of £190
However, you lose the visual voicemail and call merging plus the unlimited WiFi & Browsing for the last 6 months worth £60.
So all in all - not really that much cheaper if you value visual voice mail :)


You only need to top-up by £10 then you will have unlimited wi-fi,it doesn't say you have to top-up by £10 per month.
These are a good price and i will get one just for sat nav and web browsing while i'm out and about.
#15
the original iphone was £269 for 8gig and £329 for 16gig so it's a premium of £80 or £70 for a legitimate contract free version, albeit you get 3g and gprs as a bonus for your extra money, so not too bad, still bit pricey

i'm going to stick with my jailrbroken contract free first gen version for now. i'll upgrade to the iphone3 with 4g and built in global word domination when it's out
#16
thats great i was going to buy one of here for £395 i wonder if they get a lot of stock
#17
It's a fashion item and price is a minor annoyance. BTW has the 3G one got an FM receiver.very cold for me.
#18
wow sat nav as well
#19
jordan
wow sat nav as well


A dedicated Sat Nav ****** all over the google maps one, but I guess it's not bad for free. Just don't expect it to be all that great and you wont be disapointed!
#20
ThePennyPincher
A dedicated Sat Nav ****** all over the google maps one, but I guess it's not bad for free. Just don't expect it to be all that great and you wont be disapointed!


It won't be long before Tom Tom bring out the app which turns this into a conventional sat nav - due for release soon.
#21
PAYG people are usually out to save a few quid, not spend £400! But it's cheaper than contract.

My problem with the iPhone is that it is enormous, has a touch screen that requires two hands (looks a bit dorkish in public) and is acquiring a bit of a bad stigma. But this is a £300 odd saving over contract so for those like seeking attention I suppose it works out a good deal.
#22
is it still cheaper if you are using all of the 1200 mins and 500 texts (first 9 months) and 600 mins; 500 texts (remaining 9 months) given by the current cheapest plan? surely not if on top of the £400 and £10 a month??
#23
Sounds great to me but i will wait tillJanuary when every body will be bankrupt due to credit crunch and Christmas :)
#24
I've got a w910i on £35 18 month o2 contract, I have 'unlimited data' added into my contract - can I just whack my current sim in the 3G iPhone and use it ok - with free data/internet too?

Any issues?
#25
Only a village idiot would shovel that much cash out for a device that get's an upgrade everytime the wind changes direction.

Go on, I dare you to buy one...... oh how I'll laugh.....
suspended#26
robtallica
I've got a w910i on £35 18 month o2 contract, I have 'unlimited data' added into my contract - can I just whack my current sim in the 3G iPhone and use it ok - with free data/internet too?

Any issues?


I assume it'd need to be an "iphone SIM" which it's not.

I've done exactly the same with a 2G iphone but I had to unlock it first.
#27
Found O2 3G coverage to be poor....
#28
Can someone please correct me if I am wrong on this:

1- Topping up £10 per month on Talkalotmore will give you just 50min xnet ( only Off Peak ) and NO TEXT
2- You do not get visual voicemail and call merging with P&G but is free for Contracts
3- The unlimited WiFi & browsing is limited to 12 months, whereas it is always free for contracts
4- Roaming rates are more expensive for P&G customres.
5- Only contract customers benefit from being able to buy a refurb phone.

If all the above is true PLUS you need to fork out £350 in one go to get the iphone, then this is cold from me.

I would much rather get it on contract - pay £0 now then £720 over 18 months all the while benefiting from hundreds of xnet minutes to any network and at any time, hundreds of Text, wifi & browsing for 18 months, visual voice mail & reduced roaming rates,

The minimum cost for this phone over 18 months for me (I am an average user) would be £620 (£350+ £15 a month) when it will cost £720 on a contract. I would say the contract is better value considering the above (especially paying £350 in one shot).
#29
Kiltox
I assume it'd need to be an "iphone SIM" which it's not.

I've done exactly the same with a 2G iphone but I had to unlock it first.


Ok, I wasn't sure whether or not the sim you use in an iPhone was any different or not to the usual sims - cheers:)
#30
ThePennyPincher
A dedicated Sat Nav ****** all over the google maps one, but I guess it's not bad for free. Just don't expect it to be all that great and you wont be disapointed!


I hope Tom Tom do release something soon, the Google maps one is awesome for walking (and was superb in helping me find my way around London last month) but is not so good for driving.

androoski

My problem with the iPhone is that it is enormous, has a touch screen that requires two hands (looks a bit dorkish in public)...


Don't think I've ever used two hands to operate mine. To zoom in and out you "pinch" and "spread" your index finger & thumb.

sicknote
Only a village idiot would shovel that much cash out for a device that get's an upgrade everytime the wind changes direction.

Go on, I dare you to buy one...... oh how I'll laugh.....


Only a forum idiot would say that about a device that's only had 1 previous version/upgrade in the last year. I can't see much wrong in releasing an updated model over a year after its' initial release (June 2007).
banned#31
the price is a bit 2 much 2 b honest with u but it is an iPhone, i got a 16gb touch and tht is pretty good, jus wait till its becomes cheaper as it should drop in price remarkabley in like the first 6 months : )
1 Like #32
Just to clarify a few points for people.

The £10 internet and Wifi bundle is a specific bundle designed for use with the iPhone. This allows access to 'The Cloud' and BT Openzone hot spots in addition to unlimited data browsing on the iPhone.
This does not allow you to connect it up to a laptop and use it as a modem and therefore browse for free - however is still extremely good value as I've seen a bill for over £300 for browsing where the incorrect data bundle was added onto an iPhone account (this got sorted very quickly by o2). You cannot run up a data charge if you use the bundle as intended.

This also answers the question for the guy who has a W910i and intends to put his contract sim into a PAYG iPhone - DON'T - as you could be liable for some extremely high data charges.

Hope this helps
#33
Brett99
Just to clarify a few points for people.

The £10 internet and Wifi bundle is a specific bundle designed for use with the iPhone. This allows access to 'The Cloud' and BT Openzone hot spots in addition to unlimited data browsing on the iPhone.
This does not allow you to connect it up to a laptop and use it as a modem and therefore browse for free - however is still extremely good value as I've seen a bill for over £300 for browsing where the incorrect data bundle was added onto an iPhone account (this got sorted very quickly by o2). You cannot run up a data charge if you use the bundle as intended.

This also answers the question for the guy who has a W910i and intends to put his contract sim into a PAYG iPhone - DON'T - as you could be liable for some extremely high data charges.

Hope this helps


Great post, thanks for the info I'll just an iPod touch then I suppose:)
#34
Why EXPIRED??? it's not even started!!!
#35
I love my iphone 3g and wouldn't be without it. I don't use all my minutes or texts but due to the nature of the phone, I do use the net a lot.

Everyone that's seen it is impressed.

Only thing I really miss is mms and maybe a video camera.

Edit: The fingerprints do drive me mad though (got a 16gb black) though the problem wouldn't be as bad on the white version.
#36
WillShatsWig

Don't think I've ever used two hands to operate mine. To zoom in and out you "pinch" and "spread" your index finger & thumb.


So it floats in mid air whilst you 'pinch' ? Amazing phone.
#37
WillShatsWig;2872564
I hope Tom Tom do release something soon, the Google maps one is awesome for walking (and was superb in helping me find my way around London last month) but is not so good for driving.



Don't think I've ever used two hands to operate mine. To zoom in and out you "pinch" and "spread" your index finger & thumb.



Only a forum idiot would say that about a device that's only had 1 previous version/upgrade in the last year. I can't see much wrong in releasing an updated model over a year after its' initial release (June 2007).



And only a complete la-la would ignore the track record of every other Apple product and make rather daft postulations...:roll:
#38
You can't unlock 3G iPhone's just yet, but keep an eye on http://blog.iphone-dev.org/;)

-Rich-
#39
androoski
So it floats in mid air whilst you 'pinch' ? Amazing phone.
So how many hands do you use when operating your own mobile phone?
1 Like #40
Would this work with the sim only £20 deal that was posted a little while ago? It could make it more worthwhile for those looking at a shorter "contract" (remember with the sim only tarrif you can cancel at any time, you just need to give 30 days notice).

Basically, if you pick the £20 sim only deal, it offers you 600min and unlimited texts. However, you can change your bolt on to either: unlimited texts (the default option), unlimited web, unlimited weekend calls, unlimited landline calls, unlimited wi-fi, or 200 extra anytime minutes.

As I said, the dafault bolt on is "unlimited texts", but if you decide to take another bolt-on your contract actually already includes 1000txt per month, which is way more than anyone would need (33 txt a day!). So taking the "unlimited text" bolt-on for most people would be pointless, as they'd be better off picking the unlimited weekend, landlines or 200 extra anytime minutes.

Considering you get free internet for 12months with payg iphone, if after a year you decide you still want to keep it, you could always change your bolt-on to unlimited web, meaning that you actually won't have to fork out more for the mobile internet.

Now if my calculations are correct, getting a payg iphone with a sim only card as described above is the way to go, on the basis of a 16g model:

PAYG 12 month: £399 (handset) + 12months x £20 (sim only contract, cancellable at any time) = £639

PAYG 18 month: £399 (handset) + 18months x £20 (sim only contract, cancellable at any time) = £759

Pay monthly 18 month: £159 (handset) + 18months x £35 (non cancellable, 600min 500txt) = £789

Now unless I have missed out something here, getting the payg with sim only is in my opinion the best deal out there, and as someone says, if apple do release an upddated version soon, you could always cancel your sim only contract and sell your phone.

:)

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