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If you are looking for an iPhone then buying it from Tesco seems like a good deal to me. They are currently giving 1684 clubcard points which converts to £67.36 in partner deals plus 3% quidco/ topcashback (roughly £10).

If you are looking at the iPhone 3gs 16GB version then it comes with1880 clubcard points which converts to £75.20 in partner deals plus 3% quidco /topcashback ( roughly £12)
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#1
Not a bad price!
#2
Even better if you have a Tesco credit card as it will be interest free for 12 months + and extra 110 clubcard points for the 16GB one - £440 with 1990 clubcard points, nearly £80 in deals. Pay it off monthly and it will cost about £36.50 for 12 months.

Still alot for a phone. I still have the 2G iphone and 8gb is not enough space but I will live with it as £440 is alot of dosh, even interest free
#3
Is it factory unlocked?

Edit: HOT by the way!
#4
llcoolam
Is it factory unlocked?

Edit: HOT by the way!


Looks like it is locked.

http://phone-shop.tesco.com/iphone-help-and-faqs/iphone-help-faqs.asp#5

Tesco says:

If you wish to use Apple iPhone on another network we will only provide an unlatching code after 12 months or after the completion of any Pay monthly contract period
#5
I wonder if you'll be able to put an O2 (iphone) sim in it, as you can with other Tesco locked phones ?

eg: get phone(3gs 16GB) from tesco for £440 on payg (get points as mentioned ealier and quidco), then for those like me who have a simplicity 20 (on 30 day contract) get it changed to the iphone simplicity and use it in the tesco iphone, BUT ONLY IF Tesco iphones allow you to use O2 sims. after 12 months you can get it unlocked anyway :)

quote from tesco:
Why does my iPhone show O2 on the display rather than Tesco Mobile?

Tesco Mobile customers get the best of both worlds as we use the O2 network giving them great coverage, and they also benefit from the value of Tesco Mobile tariffs.


Cheers

Charlie Brown

thanks for posting H & R added :thumbsup:
1 Like #6
charlie brown
I wonder if you'll be able to put an O2 (iphone) sim in it, as you can with other Tesco locked phones ?

eg: get phone(3gs 16GB) from tesco for £440 on payg (get points as mentioned ealier and quidco), then for those like me who have a simplicity 20 (on 30 day contract) get it changed to the iphone simplicity and use it in the tesco iphone, BUT ONLY IF Tesco iphones allow you to use O2 sims. after 12 months you can get it unlocked anyway :)

quote from tesco:


Cheers





Charlie Brown



thanks for posting H & R added :thumbsup:



http://www.avforums.com/forums/iphone-discussions/1155100-o2-pay-go-sim-tesco-iphone.html

Some members of the forum have successfully used the o2 sim on the tesco Mobile iPhone after activating the Tesco Sim and Connecting iTunes via the tesco sim.
#7
shivani_2014
http://www.avforums.com/forums/iphone-discussions/1155100-o2-pay-go-sim-tesco-iphone.html

Some members of the forum have successfully used the o2 sim on the tesco Mobile iPhone after activating the Tesco Sim and Connecting iTunes via the tesco sim.

Thanks for link Shivani: Great even more attractive if you can get it to work:thumbsup:, bearing in mind that 02 have an iphone simplicity as well as non iphone one :whistling:

No: 20 in link
I went into an apple shop today and was advised to connect to itunes then put my o2 sim in. This was a success up to a point but the phone can't read my contact list and is not letting me use safari. Anyone else with similar experiences? But I will try using the Tesco sim and see what happens.


Charlie Brown
#8
charlie brown
Thanks for link Shivani: Great even more attractive if you can get it to work:thumbsup:, bearing in mind that 02 have an iphone simplicity as well as non iphone one :whistling:

No: 20 in link


Charlie Brown


I'd consider copying the contact list over between the SIMS using a sim copy device, or via another handset. At least then you get over that hurdle, and know who's calling etc.
#9
Hi
I'm quite new to quidco etc, and I was wondering how do you get the quidco cash back if buying the iphone at Tescos?. I thought the iPhone was only available instore, do I get some sort of code and register it on the quidco site?

Thanks in advance.
#10
rigsby1208
Hi
I'm quite new to quidco etc, and I was wondering how do you get the quidco cash back if buying the iphone at Tescos?. I thought the iPhone was only available instore, do I get some sort of code and register it on the quidco site?

Thanks in advance.


quidco /topcashback are cashback sites. Once you open an account, you can shop online via those sites and get the stated amount of cash back. Tesco Direct gives 3% cashback on both quidco and topcashback.

Quidco charges £5 per year and topcashback is totally free.
#11
Hi
Thanks that was also my understanding of Quidco etc, but my question is, if I buy something in store or over the telephone, rather than on the internet, how would I get Quidco cash back then? The reason being the iphone at Tescos, is only available via instore or telephone purchase.

Thanks in advance.
#12
rigsby1208
Hi
Thanks that was also my understanding of Quidco etc, but my question is, if I buy something in store or over the telephone, rather than on the internet, how would I get Quidco cash back then? The reason being the iphone at Tescos, is only available via instore or telephone purchase.

Thanks in advance.


You can purchase iPhone online on tescodirect. And you do need to shop online to get quidco.
#13
shivani_2014
You can purchase iPhone online on tescodirect. And you do need to shop online to get quidco.


You wouldn't get quidco then?
#14
paul.jacobs
Even better if you have a Tesco credit card as it will be interest free for 12 months + and extra 110 clubcard points for the 16GB one - £440 with 1990 clubcard points, nearly £80 in deals. Pay it off monthly and it will cost about £36.50 for 12 months.

Still alot for a phone. I still have the 2G iphone and 8gb is not enough space but I will live with it as £440 is alot of dosh, even interest free

If you can't afford it now, don't buy it. Why on earth would you buy an expensive 'phone on tick? It may be a good 'phone but it's a luxury. Probably get lost/stolen/broken before you've paid it off!
#15
buy insurance!
#16
Besford;7590093
If you can't afford it now, don't buy it. Why on earth would you buy an expensive 'phone on tick? It may be a good 'phone but it's a luxury. Probably get lost/stolen/broken before you've paid it off!

See.. that's the beauty of marketing - get it now pay later... That's how most of the countries (and their people) in the world get in debt.
#17
i saw this in store on the weekend. the store assistant said you can use either tesco or O2 sim cards in it.

voted hot
#18
TinoP
See.. that's the beauty of marketing - get it now pay later... That's how most of the countries (and their people) in the world get in debt.


you do realise if you get a "free phone" on contract, all you're doing is paying it off over the length of the contract.

so whats the difference?
#19
ReflexReact;7590227
you do realise if you get a "free phone" on contract, all you're doing is paying it off over the length of the contract.

so whats the difference?


Actually this is what i've been doing.
I have a cheaper PAYG phone - then sign up a contract - using quidco when they have a special - get a free phone.
So I sell the free phone on flea bay. So I get free contracts for year after year after year...
I dont think i answered your question at all, do I?
#20
Just bear in mind Apple are bound to bring out a new model this summer - even the 3GS is starting to look a bit long in the tooth now IMO.
#21
is it free to browse the net n stuff? cause if its pay as you go then net usage will use up a bit chunk of that i reckon
#22
I thought 1000 is worth £10. How do you get to £67.36?
#23
Donna F
I thought 1000 is worth £10. How do you get to £67.36?


1000 points is worth £10 if you use it instore however if you use them to purchase a clubcard deal they are worth 4x the value.
#24
I'm going to wait for the new model to come out. I would go for the 32gb model or 64gb model if they do double the memory capacity as history to date has shown they do each year. The new iPhone needs to be a serious upgrade over the iPhone 3GS and have things like an 8mp camera using a decent lens with dual led flash and zoom!, removable battery, amoled screen with much higher res, multi tasking, better call quality, PROPER Bluetooth connectivity, flash support!, HD radio, HD video recording, HDMI out, stereo speakers, a lanyard loop, 802.11n wifi, 1GHZ dual core processor, 1gb ram and integrated sat nav.

Without these things the iPhone will be left behind as new phones currently in development by other makers will wipe the floor with it.
#25
jertzy
1000 points is worth £10 if you use it instore however if you use them to purchase a clubcard deal they are worth 4x the value.


If this is the case, I think this is a bit misleading as it's not much off the retail price and therefore still very expensive.
#26
simate
I'm going to wait for the new model to come out. I would go for the 32gb model or 64gb model if they do double the memory capacity as history to date has shown they do each year. The new iPhone needs to be a serious upgrade over the iPhone 3GS and have things like an 8mp camera using a decent lens with dual led flash and zoom!, removable battery, amoled screen with much higher res, multi tasking, better call quality, PROPER Bluetooth connectivity, flash support!, HD radio, HD video recording, HDMI out, stereo speakers, a lanyard loop, 802.11n wifi, 1GHZ dual core processor, 1gb ram and integrated sat nav.

Without these things the iPhone will be left behind as new phones currently in development by other makers will wipe the floor with it.


There's an app for that :p
#27
Not going to vote, but its alot to pay for what is a very outdated phone.
#28
doyleyboy
There's an app for that :p


LOLOLOL, you made me laugh out loud with that!!!!!!
#29
simate
I'm going to wait for the new model to come out. I would go for the 32gb model or 64gb model if they do double the memory capacity as history to date has shown they do each year. The new iPhone needs to be a serious upgrade over the iPhone 3GS and have things like an 8mp camera using a decent lens with dual led flash and zoom!, removable battery, amoled screen with much higher res, multi tasking, better call quality, PROPER Bluetooth connectivity, flash support!, HD radio, HD video recording, HDMI out, stereo speakers, a lanyard loop, 802.11n wifi, 1GHZ dual core processor, 1gb ram and integrated sat nav.

Without these things the iPhone will be left behind as new phones currently in development by other makers will wipe the floor with it.


...and a trolley for the battery
#30
I just got a used 3g 16gb from Play.com for £289, perfect condition
#31
simate
I'm going to wait for the new model to come out. I would go for the 32gb model or 64gb model if they do double the memory capacity as history to date has shown they do each year. The new iPhone needs to be a serious upgrade over the iPhone 3GS and have things like an 8mp camera using a decent lens with dual led flash and zoom!, removable battery, amoled screen with much higher res, multi tasking, better call quality, PROPER Bluetooth connectivity, flash support!, HD radio, HD video recording, HDMI out, stereo speakers, a lanyard loop, 802.11n wifi, 1GHZ dual core processor, 1gb ram and integrated sat nav.

Without these things the iPhone will be left behind as new phones currently in development by other makers will wipe the floor with it.



you forgot the cuddly toy..........:whistling:
#32
willym2k
i saw this in store on the weekend. the store assistant said you can use either tesco or O2 sim cards in it.

voted hot


Willym2k, don't suppose the Tesco store assistant demonstrated it to you?

I phoned tesco iphone PAYG customer services yesterday and asked them. Explained that I can use my O2 sim in our kids tesco LG phone without any problems. Tesco CS lady got advice "from a tesco iphone expert" while I was on hold and said that they can't guarantee the 02 sim will work completely, at the same time they couldn't say that it won't:? Clear as mud really.:whistling: They did also suggest setting up itunes on my pc/iphone using the tesco sim card, before trying to use an 02 one in it.

Wonder if it's a ploy to put people off using an 02 sim card in the tesco payg iphone?

CHarlie Brown

26 January update:: I've managed to get my simplicity o2 sim (with free internet bolt on) to work on the "tesco locked 3gs 16GB iphone". without the need of even geting the tesco PAYG sim out.
#33
If I am not wrong, there is no data bundle for tesco. On O2 , they are giving unlimited data if you top up 10 every month....plu 500 favorite place mins
#34
will I still qualify for reduced fee home broadband with O2 if I move to Tesco mobile?
#35
Pretty awful price for a last gen iphone. Got one from amazon for £240 and that was unlocked

Cold
#36
simate
I'm going to wait for the new model to come out. I would go for the 32gb model or 64gb model if they do double the memory capacity as history to date has shown they do each year. The new iPhone needs to be a serious upgrade over the iPhone 3GS and have things like an 8mp camera using a decent lens with dual led flash and zoom!, removable battery, amoled screen with much higher res, multi tasking, better call quality, PROPER Bluetooth connectivity, flash support!, HD radio, HD video recording, HDMI out, stereo speakers, a lanyard loop, 802.11n wifi, 1GHZ dual core processor, 1gb ram and integrated sat nav.

Without these things the iPhone will be left behind as new phones currently in development by other makers will wipe the floor with it.


They already do that - its called a macbook, and like the original iphone it doesnt do phone calls very well either.......

besides xenon flashes are much better than led.

I stuck an apple sticker on my htc TytnII, so now it does everything an iphone does (including copy and paste, flash etc), plus built in gps and keyboard for the last five(ish) years, AND now its got an apple logo as well.
#37
Stubee
Pretty awful price for a last gen iphone. Got one from amazon for £240 and that was unlocked

Cold


Do you have a link for that? As that would be a rocking deal if you posted it.
#38
dealsfinder
If I am not wrong, there is no data bundle for tesco. On O2 , they are giving unlimited data if you top up 10 every month....plu 500 favorite place mins


The tescos pay monthly deal does include unlimited data.
#39
superd00d;7591217
I just got a used 3g 16gb from Play.com for £289, perfect condition

numpty



kev3;7591492
will I still qualify for reduced fee home broadband with O2 if I move to Tesco mobile?

no
#40
ReflexReact
you do realise if you get a "free phone" on contract, all you're doing is paying it off over the length of the contract.

so whats the difference?

Yep. That's why I don't have a contract either. Good mid range Nokia, unlocked, bought when it was extra cheap, and Tesco PAYG - can't be beaten. Does everything I'll ever want it to do plus loads more too. Nice easy to use buttons but slips in a pocket very easily. Perfect.

All this 'long in the tooth' and 'last gen' stuff makes me laugh. It's as good as it was when first sold and does far more than 95% of users will ever need. NEVER buy latest/leading edge electronics - always buy yesterday's stuff which is still far more than you need and a fraction of the price - bugs resolved by then too.

The guy who put an Apple sticker on his ITC just about sums it up!

iPhones are clever (if a bit big) but really they are for very rich people, people who get them from their companies and mugs! A friend just got an iPhone on O2 24 month contract: will cost him over £900 over two years - plus another £288 for insurance. Madness.

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