iPhone UK Tariffs

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by harveypooka, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    So everyone has to pay £269 (or now £169) for the iPhone.

    But what tariffs have people managed to wangle out of 02? Every time I upgrade on 02 I manage to get a phone that would normally cost me (not going to happen with the iPhone, I know!) and a better deal on minutes and texts that is cheaper than advertised.

    Is this possible with the iPhone or do 02 take us to the cleaners good and proper?
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    i guess there's no room for negotiation - as the iphone is available on o2 only
    what you could do is get an iphone, unlock it, and get o2 simplicity with data bolt on - everything in the iphone tariff but far cheaper!
     
  3. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nah, I want the data package and a large amount of calls.

    I currently get 500 mins and 500 texts for about £17 a month on a 12 month contract.

    I was hoping I could get this with the iPhone.
     
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    You can certainly get close with a SIM only O2 contract. On a 30 day notice SIM I get 220 mins, 400 texts and unlimited data for £22. You just have to unlock.
     
  5. maxshanly macrumors member

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    This morning I went to my local O2 Store, bought an iPhone (8 GB), went home and unlocked it. I also bought £30 worth of credit and got a free Genie Sim from O2 (I said I was buying the credit for my Mum). I now get unlimited texts, six hundred minutes (free calls to other O2 phones) and for £7.50 (which is included in the £30) unlimited web browsing.

    :p
     
  6. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sounds good, but I'd like a contract. It's easier for me and I don't fancy the unlocking and the eventual bricking!

    So no one has managed to barter 02 down to a cheaper monthly rate?
     
  7. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    you can't because you activate the contract through iTunes.
     
  8. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So it's a negative on receiving a better deal from 02?

    I'd like to get the iPhone as my next phone (no more researching to find out if the phone I'm buying is compatible with a Mac! Woo hoo!), but I'm not signing up for a 50,000 year contract at ridiculous cost.

    I'd rather get the 'best' phone available as a free upgrade, keep my current cheap deal, sell the upgrade and keep my K800i.
     
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i'd say that the situation has changed now that iphone is to be sold like any other phone on the subsidy model and that we should wait to see if anyone can strike a deal with o2.
     
  10. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.

    I think my contract runs out this month with 02, so I'll see what happens. It's always a battle to get 02 to either give you a better deal than you're on or let you keep the same deal.

    My advice to anyone that tries is keep badgering the evil b@stards. Last year, after four phone calls, I managed to get a snazzy phone (that broke actually, Sony Ericcson P1i) and a good deal.

    But you have to pester and be a very annoying customer!
     

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