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Greggball

3G iPhone on O2 in the UK

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Hi Everyone,

 

This is a bit focused on the UK as that is where am from. I have a Motorola v3 Razr on Vodafone pay as you go. I don't chat a lot on the phone, but I do text quite often and certainly would be interested of web surfing and email.

 

I held off the first iPhone for the following reasons:

First it was the price to buy and then sign up to a contract at £30 (about $50 to $60) per month. I mean I only spend about £50 a year at the moment.

Secondly Edge network, would result in slow web browsing.

 

So with the announcement of 3G iPhone that solve one of the problems and I noticed O2 is thinking of doing Pay as you go.

 

So my questions are now, how much is the new phone? I would probably pay £200 for 8Gb model, maybe £275 for 16Gb model

Is O2 any good in terms of services and reception, I live in Newcastle, I would think reception is good.

 

Details are unclear at the moment but I wonder if any features would be disabled on the Pay as you go (visual voicemail), also what are data rates (speed & £)?

 

I have a iPod 5.5 but an iPhone would mean my wife could have this instead of an old iPod Mini.

 

Any thoughts anyone......

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Firstly I'd be absolutely amazed if they sell the iPhone on payg at those prices. Add another hundred to those and I recon you'll be in the right ballpark. Secondly, O2 have an unlimited data bolt-on for £7.50 a month, so I expect this will be available for the iPhone. I've had no problem using my iPhone in either Manchester or London (although EDGE coverage is rather patchy in North London where I live).

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So my guess was basically right. Go me!

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Yes heard about the leaked prices and also heard that £300 for the 8Gb model and get 6 months of unlimited data, then it's £10 per month there after.

 

So contract. £99 + (18 months @ £30) = £639

or PayG. £300 + (12 months @ £10) + say £50 top-up for calls and texts = £470

 

As I say I don't text that much and talk even less.

 

or as my wife says, don't get one and save even more...

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Damn. And I really wanted a Pay as you go iphone! Looks like I might have to go with that £7 a month deal and have it on contract. LoL. Unless I can get one that isn't activated...

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£7/mo? More like £30.

 

But in your comparison, having the £30 / mo plan is a total rip off. If you compared the £35, the paying monthly would come out much more favourably if you actually use it all, of course. I'm on the £35 one and I've never had to pay more the £35 / month basic bill.

 

But like you said, it depends on how much you use it. I use my iPhone as my primary work phone, so I use it quite a lot.

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