Buying out a non-iPhone O2 contract to get iPhone 3G

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  1. blueharvester macrumors regular

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    As it's a bit cloudy at the minute as to whether I (an existing O2 customer with a non-iPhone contract) will be able to upgrade early to the iPhone 3G, I was thinking that should it transpire that I can't, would it be possible to buy out the reaminder of my contract and then start a new account?

    My contract is due for renewal in November, so does this mean that to buy out my contract I just need to pay 5 months contract cost?
     
  2. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    You can always buy out a contract. Remember to switch to the lowest tariff first (although if you want to buy on the 11th it might be a bit late for that advice..).
     
  3. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Source - http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone/paymonthly

    Apparently you have to be approaching, or have ended, your current contract to be eligible to upgrade to iPhone.

    R-Fly
     
  4. blueharvester thread starter macrumors regular

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    But how much is it to buy a contract out?
     
  5. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Usually, it's the cumulative amount of monthly fees remaining,
    of the amount of months you have left within the current contract.

    In your case - 5 months.


    R-Fly
     
  6. blueharvester thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool - that's what I was hoping for.
     
  7. KRH-1 macrumors newbie

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    Buying out O2 Contract

    I'm in a similar situation, and I was planning to simply set up a new iPhone contract and keep my existing contract running for the last 4 months as a second phone for work. This way I can spread the additional cost over a longer period instead of buying out my contract up front.

    I assume there are no problems with having two O2 accounts running at the same time?
     
  8. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    There is no problem with this what-so-ever. I took out an 18 month contract on a K810i in Jan 08, and now I'm opting for the iPhone 3G on the £35/mo contract on July 11th. I asked about this when having my credit check, the sales representative said 'you are able to have as many phones on an your o2 account as you can physically afford'.

    R-Fly
     
  9. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    not strictly true the credit check will only allow a certain number of lines per customer most companies have a limit of between 3-5. It has nothing to do with how much you can afford.
     
  10. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    In that case, I stand corrected. :p

    I blame the sales rep ..

    R-Fly
     

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