My brother has kindly given me an iPhone 3G (locked to O2) which I need to get a sim card for.
Currently I'm using a 5800 on PAYG with 3, the 150mb/ 600 texts which I get free for topping up £10 (and last 3 months) are more than enough for me, therefore I did wonder about paying the £15 O2 unlock fee and then continuing with 3.
The only thing I'm worried about is how data heavy iPhones are? I'll typically use data for checking e-mail 5 times a day. How data heavy is the e-mail push function? If I set it to push every half an hour will that chomp through my data fast?
Also, I notice that the big carriers offer specific "iPhone" tariffs, is the only difference from iPhone to normal the amount of data allowance bundled in?
If the phone is going to be data heavy then I might go for the £15 per month iPhone simplicity tariff, with the £40 quidco co it brings it down to about £12 a month. Are there any better deals out there for around 200 minutes a month + 100 texts + 50mb?
If the iPhone can be made to be less data heavy then I might just go for a normal pay monthly tariff with redemption cash back to make it much cheaper.