UK iPhone 5 thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ct2k7, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. ct2k7, Sep 12, 2012
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    macrumors 603

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    Guys from the UK, lets go!

    Here's some tools:

    If you have Boxcar installed, add this service: http://notify.acudworth.co.uk and you'll get notified when pre-orders begin and go live.

    Talking of pre-orders, we have an inkling that they'll begin at 08:00 AM, and here's how much you'll be paying:

    16GB: £529.00
    32GB: £599.00
    64GB: £699.00

    With regards to nano SIMs, 3 appear to be releasing them to those in the store and over the phone (the stores are a better bet). Other networks are quite messy and appear they will be releasing them on or around the launch of the iPhone 5 in the UK.

    Hint: prepare yourself and try to use the Apple Store iPhone app, and remember to set your One Click/ Express Checkout options (both online and in the app [Settings->Account]).

    Join us for the launch in realtime.

    #MacRumorsiPhone5UK on irc.freenode.net or http://webchat.freenode.net

    Contracts and Tariffs.

    T-Mobile: Cheapest is £36 per month over 24 months.

    GiffGaff: geoh0t has kindly provided nano SIMs for GiffGaff users. Note that payment of £1.98 is to be made.

    Delivery and Shipment

    No tracking details are available until your item is shipped.

    Syncreon and UPS are handling the courier shipping this time.

    Tracking Links:
    Syncreon See note below
    UPS tracking numbers start with 1Z or other alphanumeric sequence

    Note:
    To track with Syncreon, put the 'Tracking Number' down in the 'Order/Delivery No' box and the 'Your PO Number' in the 'Web Order No' box.


    Update 13 SEPT 2012 // 2333: Pre-orders will begin at 0800 on Friday 14 SEPT 2012.
    Update 14 SEPT 2012 // 0730: Carphone Warehouse reveals contracts and pricing availability for the iPhone 5. Contract pricing starts from £45 per month.
    Update 19 SEPT 2012 // 1720: Orders are shipping

    Note to Orange customers

     
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    Lets start with, who's going for EE? Think I will.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    so are you in Florida or UK? If its lets go to Florida I'm onboard! ;)
     
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    Depends on the pricing. Im on Orange already so it would be a quick swap.
     
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    I may honestly go for EE, if the iPhone supports LTE in EE's frequency band... If not, I'll go to 3. Have quite a lot of friends on that network, they get great service with quite fast internet speeds.
     
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    Thought about EE, but enough coverage for it to be worth it won't exist till xmas, and other networks can buy their chunk of spectrum on the new year.

    I'll be going on a £20pm O2 Simplicity deal.
     
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    That is the question. I'm not sure I'd be up for getting fleeced for the speed upgrade.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you're already on EE if you're on Orange, just the re-branding of their network and shops to be done over the next few weeks.
     
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    im on 3 and they have bought some bandwidth from EE apparently so hopefully 4G soon

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    watching the CNET live blog.........
     
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    Checking in here from Croydon, Souuuf London....!!!!

    Going with O2 for my iPhone 5 - lets see if they do pre-orders......!!;)
     
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    Will Vodafone have the new iPhone straight away or pretty quickly?
     
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    Yep I'm in, on Orange UK, so should be simple to get the 4G, should it be announced and compatible. Not out of contract till Aug 2013 though with 4S, so will be looking to buy unlocked.
     
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    Same here
     
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    I'm on T-Mobile, eligible for an upgrade. So interested to see what happens.
     
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    I'm on a £10.50 O2 simplicity at the mo so will wait and see what EE has to offer
     
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    I might move to EE too

    Depends on tariff costs, bet they will try to charge £10 more for a "4g enabled sim"

    Plus its only being rolled out to some cities to start with apparently. Lets hope the new iphone utilises the same spectrums as t-mobile 4g. I'm sure it will.
     
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    Hope giffgaff will do nanoSIMs, looking unlikely though :mad:

    Probably will go back to 3, or EE if their prices are competitive. Wouldn't mind paying £5-10pm more for 4G.
     
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    Right now, the UK, come November, possibly going to Florida for a few weeks :D
     
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    Drich290195

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    already with orange just not sure if its worth buying a 5 still have a year left on my 4s
     
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    it's not worth switching to EE just for 4 months IMO. I'll wait until EE find all the LTE issues, then O2 etc can come out with a more flushed product in the new year!
     
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    I'll stay with O2 if I can, i'm out of contract and due an upgrade, been on Simplicity for a few months now.

    I'm hoping they do decent pre-orders - not turn up to a store and 'hope' they have one in stock like when I bought my iPhone 4!
     

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