I have an unlocked iphone,am a mac addict but agree 100 per cent with this article

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  1. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    OK, source? And can you break up the text a bit, its impossible to read.
     
  2. helo macrumors member

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    that article is (a) factually wrong and (b) written like a spoilt child

    upwards of £1200? how's that then? 269+(18x35) = ?
     
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    Wazzock is quite frankly an amazing word.

    This makes you get 50million kudos!
     
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    Oh no, I know what it means, I've just not heard it in an age. It's quite refreshing.
     
  9. amd4me macrumors 6502

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    Frigging great read.
    I was laughing a little TOO hard:D
     
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    I think the writer of this misinformed and silly article is a Wazzock.
    Sounds like it was written by a little kid. (sorry to be insulting to youngsters who on a whole could actually do a better job than this writer who is obviously trying to collect readers)
     
  11. helo macrumors member

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    all this boo-hooing about the iPhone is bizarre...no-one seems to care that Jaguars are more expensive than Ford Focuses, yet they do remarkably similar things, and at similar speeds!
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    to me the read is pretty funny. I think it is a satire and if you treat it as such it is not so bad.

    If you do not know what a satire is go read "A Modest proposal" to me this is just a satire pointing out the problems with the iPhone. It gets more people attention. Now if they can only see the satire in it.
     
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    What I find incredibly annoying is the continual referral to the "total cost of ownership" of the iPhone. The only thing you are paying for extra to any phone on a monthly contract is the £269.00 purchase price: If you have a free phone from O2 on a £55.00 a month contract it costs you exactly £269.00 less than an iPhone over 18 months, or just under £15 a month. Making out the iPhone is the only phone that has a recurring cost is very poor journalism!
     
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    All the iPhone/Apple bashers.... Sounds like a large dose of sour grapes to me :)
     
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    £55 over 18 months is a top end contract... you're playing with figures a bit. Most people won't be paying nearly that much. For a start smart purchasers get 12 month contracts.

    Average TCO for a smartphone is of the order of £400-£500.. even from O2, and they're hardly the cheapest. If you go to a site like dialaphone they list the TCO in the price (and anyone with any sense calculates it before buying a phone).
     
  17. Project macrumors 68020

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    First smart phone I saw on the O2 website. Blackberry Curve. Online 25

    Price of phone = £60
    £25 a month for 18 months = £450
    £10 a month for unlimited email = £180

    TCO = £690


    Next up, the N95 w/8GB memory card

    Price of phone = £200
    £25 a month for 18 months = £450
    Unlimited data = £7.50 a month for 18 months = £135

    TCO = £785

    Now you could probably find these cheaper elsewhere, but on the O2 site these are the costs.
     
  18. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    O2 are not charging that. You picked one of the most expensive...

    O2 400, 12 months, £35 per month, Free N95, Total cost £420.

    O2 iPhone, 18 months, £35 per month, £249 for phone, Total cost £879

    Big difference.. that's why a lot of people prefer to unlock the iphone.. it's a way to get the cost down.

    The big point is that you *can* shop around and find the cheapest tariff. Apple don't want us to do that.
     
  19. Project macrumors 68020

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    You are not getting that from the O2 website. Go ahead and take a look. I picked the cheapest contract plan. Thats what my point was, not that there is a choice to buy elsewhere.

    There are also a few flaws in your argument.

    1. The N95 you are quoting from Dialaphone does not come with 8GB of storage. Add £80

    2. The N95 you are quoting from Dialaphone does not come with a data plan. Add £100.

    So the TCO for yours on a like for like basis is £600 over 12 months, which is £50 a month.
     
  20. Daeve macrumors member

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    (£55 x 18) + 269 = £1259 unfortunately the £55 tariff gives about the same free minutes and texts as a standard £30-35 tariff does on other phones (minus the internet bit of course) - so for example for me I'd need the minutes and texts the £55 tariff gives me to come close to what I get for £30 now and actually need and use.

    Of course the article is written like a spoilt child - it's written in humour - and totally exaggerates its case - but fundamentally it has some truth - it is expensive for what it is unless you use the £35 tariff but then you must hardly use your phone or text much to have this tariff.

    Considering it's BOM the iPhone should be free on a contract like every other phone out there - some that surpass the iphone in some areas of technology as well.

    The iphones interface is fantastic, the iphone itself is a good phone - I really like it, but it's just not worth the money or justifying the hype from where I'm looking. Apart from the interface it just seems so last year tech-wise. I am just confused why the other companies haven't really released an iphone "killer" yet - some have come close but none really nail it. Apple is innovative, I'll give them that but exclusivity is not a good way to get the brand and phone into circulation in the UK where we are used to competition and heavily subsidised handsets.

    I'd take an iPhone over an N95 I think if the price were equal -it has the features I want, but not at a large price premium.
     
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    :)
     

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