Iphone In the UK Possible SP and Prices

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gers84, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Interesting but I don't think these price plans are representative of much, more likely to be the company trying to attract traffic to there site. Personally I think the iPhone will be available through all network providers or at least the major one's at launch............

  2. hollerz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2006
    Durham, UK
    Available Sim Free interests me, since I use Pay as You Go and don't plan on getting a contract. Wonder how much that'll be though!
  3. babyj macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2006
    What prices?

    All they've done is listed the iPhone with standard O2 and Vodafone tariffs, there is no mention of the cost of the iPhone nor any special tariffs for it.

    They've just listed it to generate traffic and have it in place (in search engines) when details are announced.
  4. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2007
    Wales, UK
    id love an iPhone, but the lack of 3G kinda puts me off. but when i come to think of it, i dont use that much 3G on my current phone... i cant wait for it to come out in UK. hopefully its near the US launch date!
  5. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2006
    I'm with you notsofatjames! I don't use 3G all that much either, but looking at the capability of the iPhone, I would certainly like to see 3G when it hits UK shores.

    It's interesting in the link from the OP that there are two SPs listed (namely Vodafone and O2), plus Sim Free. I'm with the everyone else that this is probably just a web-traffic ploy :rolleyes:
  6. Steve.s macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2005
    I read that apple didn't want the iphone subsidized by the phone companies, if this is true then sim less should cost the same as a contract one. However the cost for data transfer for internet access would cost a fortune each month.
  7. JDN macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2006
    Lund Sweden {London England}
    That sucks. I've never 'paid' for a phone ever. I always get one free with a contract, or on upgrade each year.
  8. slicedbread macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2006
    a cheap ploy by retailers to generate publicity...

    and I hope it doesnt become exclusive to vodafone when it arrives here in the UK. they are massively overpriced and (aside from the iphone) they insist on branding all maker's phones with stupid branded firmware.
  9. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
    Wow, if its just £40 a month for 500minutes and 500 texts then im sold. I basically pay the same now but with less texts. A couple of hundred quid up front for the iPhone on this contract is hardly a fortune. I would be perfectly happy with this if it was true.
  10. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    I was on that deal, just moved to 3. I get 1000 texts, 300 minutes, free MSN messenger, £5 downloads, free email - all for £17.50 a month. I also got a free 3G phone. 3G is the only way to make good use of mobile internet. GPRS and EDGE are useless.

    This'll suit me for 18months anyway. If it comes out on 3, I will upgrade, but to be honest, I am paying such a sweet deal and getting so much that I would rather wait til rev B anyway!
  11. MisterEd macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2006
    It's not going to be available on '3'. They use only 3G phones, which the iPhone isn't.
  12. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    Good point. :rolleyes:

    Oh well, I have isync and many other goodies so I am happy.
  13. Chimaera macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2002
    IIRC here in the UK the only company to operate an EDGE compatible network is Orange so I wouldn't be suprised if they end up a major partner. Unfortunately they also have no decent data plans to speak of.

    Personally lack of 3G is just one of the deal breakers for me so I'm passing for quite some time I think :)
  14. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.

    It's no secret that Apple plan a 3G version, and given the time to go before the European release, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that the first iPhone we see here will be a 3G model. Fingers crossed.
  15. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
    3G really isnt much of an issue for me. These days im either

    a) at my house
    b) at university
    c) at my girlfriends

    and all of them have WiFi, completely negating the need for 3G and some.

    So while 3G would be nice, id rather take the thinner form factor, longer batter life and WiFi.
  16. Chimaera macrumors regular

    Nov 15, 2002
    I'm 99% certain that won't be the case - of course we'll know by the time the Americans have the iPhone because if a 3G one is coming to us it would have had to be put in for certification by then :)

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