Orange have released their iPhone pricing and it's the same extortionate price as O2, give or take a couple of pennies. I'm disappointed but not surprised.
That said, I'd like to get an iPhone. I have an HTC Diamond currently, had an N95 before that and wasn't impressed with either. I'm not convinced Android is mature enough yet and I think the iPhone apps make the difference.
So, assuming that it's an iPhone, are there any clever ways to get it a little cheaper.
Currently I'm with Orange and pay £25pm for 600mins, unlimited texts, unlimited (500MB) internet. They gave me a free HTC Diamond 18 months ago.
If I can get an HTC Hero for free I could flog it on eBay for £250-£300 quid, then pay the remaining £250-£300 or so for a 32GB 3GS and have a £25pm contract. So the total cost over 18months would be £725 - cheaper than the iPhone tariff.
Other options are get a SIM only tariff and buy the iPhone off contract, benefit being I'd then be on a monthly deal and would be able to pick and choose in about 6 months time when the next version is out, or if Android improves.
Any ideas folks? Or do I just suck it up and buy it from Orange (or O2) like a normal person?