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    i-phone dilemma

    Im after buying an i-phone and Im already with O2 on their Online simplicity 20 and this comes with a range of free bolt-ons including unlimited Web.

    Now I dont know whether to buy a Pay as You Go one and keep my tariff that Im on now with unlimited we or go for the contract version because over 18months they work out roughly the same.

    After the 18 months though, if I take out the contract, you have to start paying for the data on top of the monthly bill.

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    Data does not drop off after the 18 months, it is part of the tariff.

    When purchasing Pay and Go iPhone you get 12 months unlimited data and Wifi, £10 after the 12 months

    I think the bottom line is do you have £400 to outright buy one, if so there not alot of difference.

    I personally have the £45 tariff but I use all the inclusive so neither here nor there to me and the data when you have a phone you can actually use it on can be priceless.

    Plus if you jailbreak it you can install pdanet from Cydia which turns your iphone into a USB dongle to connect to your laptop, used it a few times and works great, useful for when away. If I were to get a USB dongle contract I would be paying at least another tenner a month so if I factor that in I don't think the tariffs are too bad.

    ms2005;4267242

    Plus if you jailbreak it you can install pdanet from Cydia which turns … Plus if you jailbreak it you can install pdanet from Cydia which turns your iphone into a USB dongle to connect to your laptop, used it a few times and works great, useful for when away. If I were to get a USB dongle contract I would be paying at least another tenner a month so if I factor that in I don't think the tariffs are too bad.



    theres a 59p app that does the same, without the risk of jailbreaking.

    personally I didnt have a problem when jailbreaking, but I did when I tried to unjailbreak and restore my phone for update, now it stays legit.

    MinstrelMan;4267276

    theres a 59p app that does the same, without the risk of … theres a 59p app that does the same, without the risk of jailbreaking.personally I didnt have a problem when jailbreaking, but I did when I tried to unjailbreak and restore my phone for update, now it stays legit.



    What risk? If it goes wrong just restore to factory default, you would be really hard pressed to brick it.

    Are you sure re the app? There used to be one called Netshare but o2 forced apple to pull it as it was contravening their T&C's which specifically state not to use your iphone in teather mode.

    to the best of my knowledge the only method of teathering is via Cydia

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    ms2005;4267242

    I think the bottom line is do you have £400 to outright buy one, if so … I think the bottom line is do you have £400 to outright buy one, if so there not alot of difference.I personally have the £45 tariff but I use all the inclusive so neither here nor there to me and the data when you have a phone you can actually use it on can be priceless.Plus if you jailbreak it you can install pdanet from Cydia which turns your iphone into a USB dongle to connect to your laptop, used it a few times and works great, useful for when away. If I were to get a USB dongle contract I would be paying at least another tenner a month so if I factor that in I don't think the tariffs are too bad.



    I suppose I do have the cash to buy it - couldnt justify £400 all in one go on a phone but I do want one

    red_dwarfer;4267543

    I suppose I do have the cash to buy it - couldnt justify £400 all in one … I suppose I do have the cash to buy it - couldnt justify £400 all in one go on a phone but I do want one



    go contract, it might very well work out well for you, if you remember when the iphone came out existing customers could upgrade their contract to iphone if they'd had it something like 6 months I had an N95 for 7 months on a £40 contact, upgraded to iphone ok there was the initial layout of cash, but it actually worked out cheaper in the long run as I sold my N95 and didnt have to pay off the remaining 5 months contract. :thumbsup:
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