Please be gentle and don't flame me, first post and really hope it's not been put on here before,
I upgraded my o2phone last September and was gutted when a few months later they announced they were going to be doing the iphone. Tied into 18 month contract so i would not be able to upgrade until Feb 2009 at the earliest, however have just found out that i can get an iphone now and not have to pay off the remainder of my contract!!!
Ok so it won't be for eveyone and of course it's dependent on you igning upto a new 18 month contract but i'm sure some people out there may find it a good deal.
From the o2 website
How do I upgrade to iPhone?
Consumer Customer Upgrades
You'll need to start a new 18 month minimum term contract and pay for your iPhone handset but you can keep your existing number.
If you became an O2 customer or upgraded on or before 18th September 2007
You can switch to an O2 tariff for iPhone without paying any remaining monthly charges on your existing contract.
If you joined or upgraded after 18th September 2007
You have a choice, you can either:
(i) enter into a second pay monthly contract whilst keeping your existing contract; or
(ii) start a new contract by paying a one-off transfer charge of £219 instead of the remaining monthly charges on your existing contract.
O2 Simplicity and O2 Pay & Go customers will not be required to pay any additional charges.