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iPhone worth the money?

rwm24 Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
I'm considering buy an iPhone but I can't decide if it's worth the money or not.

I currently have a Samsung U600 and want an upgrade.

Do iPhones have built in mp3 players that wrok just like ipods? I have an 80gb iPod Classic that I haven't opened as I might be selling it (replacement of a faulty ipod I got for xmas)

What do you think? is the iPhone worth £269?

If not, what phones do you recommend?

Help! :(
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Cue rants from both sides of this particularly troublesome equation...GO!
#2
Not really i would wait till a more improved version of the phone comes out

but its really up to you mate :thumbsup:
#3
My thoughts? The iPhone is probably worth £269, yes.

The contract 18 month contract WITH the phone cost, however, isn't worth almost £1,000!!
#4
I think if you are planning to unlock and jailbreak it then it is worth £269 when you think about everything that is in it. Compare it to the handset price of the 8800 and you'll see that your getting a lot more for your money. If you are planning to get it on the O2 contract then it may not be worth the money depending on if you use all the contract minutes and make use of the free edge connection.


On a related note:
If you are planning to sell your 80gb Classic then could you reply to my thread here because I'm looking to buy one.
#5
I won't be getting it on contract, that's far too expensive.

How easy is the phone to unlock? I plan on using my o2 PAYG sim card that has never let me down :)

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=3587D031&node=home/shop_iphone/family/iphone

£269 from the Apple Store - I assume that is sim free so i'd be able to use my o2 sim card in that?

Magic_monkey I was hoping to get around £100-120 for my iPod as it's still completely sealed and basically brand new.
#6
iPhone unlocking details can be found here.
Apparently it's not that hard now. You just need the right software.

Any new iPhone, regardless of where you buy it from will be locked to the O2 £35 contract. If you take out the sim card it will void the warranty and any sim card you put in (including O2) will not work. Unless you unlock it of course.

Could you reply about the Classic on my [Wanted] thread so that we don't hijack this thread. Thanks.
#7
I very very rarely take pictures or videos with my phone so the camera isn't a problem, I guess the memory wouldn't be a problem either if I don't need to store lots of pictures?
#8
I love it. I have one and they are now very easy to unlock.

If you want to be able to use all the fancy cameras and data speeds, don't get it, if you want style, ease of use and a great portable movie/music player and don't like carrying seperate devices, get it.

It may however be worth waiting for an expected price drop on the US ones, which should have some effect here too.
#9
rwm24
I won't be getting it on contract, that's far too expensive.


"Only with a new minimum term 18 month Pay Monthly O2 tariff for iPhone."

I'm afraid it's only available for sale on an 18 contract in the UK... the cheapest tariff is £35 per month over the 18 months, which gets you 600 mins, 500 texts and unlimited data usage for the internet on the iPhone.

Again, this is the cheapest tariff and works out at £630 over the 18 months. Add this to the iPhone cost and you're talking £899!!

Unless, of course, you import one from somewhere where they're available on PAYG. Good luck.
#10
dcx_badass
Or you just unlock it for free.......


They still expect the bills paid. Non-payment of mobile contracts will affect your credit rating for loans, credit cards and mortgages. You can't buy an iPhone without signing up to a contract, whether you decide to use that contract or not.
#11
duckmagicuk2
"Only with a new minimum term 18 month Pay Monthly O2 tariff for iPhone."

I'm afraid it's only available for sale on an 18 contract in the UK... the cheapest tariff is £35 per month over the 18 months, which gets you 600 mins, 500 texts and unlimited data usage for the internet on the iPhone.

Again, this is the cheapest tariff and works out at £630 over the 18 months. Add this to the iPhone cost and you're talking £899!!

Unless, of course, you import one from somewhere where they're available on PAYG. Good luck.


I'm aware of how much the O2 contract costs, I had never even considered that deal as it's just a stupid amount of money.

Unlocking the phone was always the plan and it seems to be getting easier :)
#12
when you buy the iphone you don't sign up to the contract - that only happens when you activate it through itunes. So there's no problem with buying it from anywhere (35 squid quidco from o2 BTW!) and jailbreaking (for use with o2 PAYG or tesco sim) or unlocking completely to use on any network. Comparing the 269 cost with the sim free phones available and the iphone looks pretty tasty to me....
#13
Ahh, OK. I presumed the contract was taken out at point of sale. I stand corrected...
banned#14
I bought mine unlocked
#15
CeX sell them for £295.

Some of them in my store are still sealed.
banned#16
Also yeah I was already on an o2 contract so I bought it unlocked and just just put my sim in and as long as the hackers are on the case ill always be able to keep on upgrading my firmware

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