Hi, I currently have an 8Gb iPhone, which I bought in Nov 2007 very soon after it came out here- it's getting on quite a bit, and thanks to a botched case-decorating job half the buttons don't work, or the wifi (I really should stop trying to DIY electronics!). I am currently paying £35 a month with O2- the 18month contract ran out earlier this year but I kept on with the tariff as I wasn't sure which phone I wanted next, and various periods of unemployment meant I couldn't really afford to get another one. I considered PAYG but I think I would easily spend over £30 a month topping up- have done it before and spent a fortune! I'm itching for something new...of course the 3GS has just come out and I'm hearing it's so much faster with browsing than the 3G- IMO, browsing is slooow on mine- that's what my laptop is for- and I've used a friends' 3G and found googlemaps/internet to be much snappier than on mine. I can get the iPhone 3G for £90 from O2 and put my current sim card in- basically the same tariff as the £35/month they offer but I wouldn't be locked into another 18months. I'm considering this as an option rather than the 3GS as I don't have a job at the moment, currently I can't work due to health reasons and it will be a few months before I can work again. It seems somehow behind the times to get the 3G when the 3GS has just come out though. I was thinking that if I got the 3G, I could put in my current sim so I'm not locked into a contract, then at some point in the future if the 3GS price drops I can sell the 3G and get the 3GS. My question is, will going from the 1G to 3G be a big step up in performance, noticeably so that from the 3G to 3GS would be un-necessary? Or should I spend the extra and get the 3GS, which I've read is 'better' than the 3G? I know no-one can tell me how to spend my money but I'm interested in hearing opinions/experiences, particularly from 'late-upgraders' like me who still have the 1G. C&C welcome, Melissa.