iPhone will be available on O2 online store

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by waffabix, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. waffabix macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi

    having chatted to both apple and o2 now. apple confirmed that hey will not be selling it on their online store. However o2 will be!.

    ""Thanks for emailing us and showing interest in the new iPhone 3G.

    If you don't want to visit an O2 store to purchase a new iPhone 3G, you can place your order on our online shop. The new iPhone 3G is expected to be launched on our network on 11 July 2008.

    When the new iPhone has been launched, please visit the shop link below to place your online order:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone

    We're offering the 8Gb (Gigabyte) iPhone 3G and the 16Gb iPhone 3G effective 11 July 2008. For tariff information, please click on the link given below:

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

    To offer the best possible experience, you can now view our tariffs and then register your interest for iPhone 3G by clicking the following link:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone

    We'll then be in touch again in early July with details of what you need to do to be the proud owners of the new device.

    Important - When you email us please provide: your date of birth, postcode and mobile number as it helps us answer your query faster.

    Kind regards,

    Navneet Kumar
    O2 Customer Service.Thanks for emailing us and showing interest in the new iPhone 3G.

    If you don't want to visit an O2 store to purchase a new iPhone 3G, you can place your order on our online shop. The new iPhone 3G is expected to be launched on our network on 11 July 2008.

    When the new iPhone has been launched, please visit the shop link below to place your online order:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone

    We're offering the 8Gb (Gigabyte) iPhone 3G and the 16Gb iPhone 3G effective 11 July 2008. For tariff information, please click on the link given below:

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

    To offer the best possible experience, you can now view our tariffs and then register your interest for iPhone 3G by clicking the following link:

    http://www.o2.co.uk/iphone

    We'll then be in touch again in early July with details of what you need to do to be the proud owners of the new device.

    Important - When you email us please provide: your date of birth, postcode and mobile number as it helps us answer your query faster.

    Kind regards,

    Navneet Kumar
    O2 Customer Service.""
     
  2. swanage macrumors newbie

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    #2
    So if you can buy on line instore activation will not be necessary and presumably you will carry it out as per previous?
     
  3. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    I am assuming the procedure is the same for any mobile phone you buy online. The SIM is locked and when you recieve the phone you need to call up O2, confirm your details, then they send a text message and the SIM is unlocked. I guess the iPhone is locked to the SIM card.
     
  4. senorFunkyPants macrumors 6502

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    I would imagine that when you buy the iphone online you will enter your credit card details and sign up to the contract you want...when the iphone arrives you activate through itunes.
     
  5. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    Thats correct.
     
  6. Petoz macrumors 6502

    Petoz

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    That sounds right to me too. Even if you could unlock it, you will have given your details so you have to pay the 18 month contract. So O2 don't lose out for subsidising the phone. Makes sense. I am more than happy with a £99 iPhone! Bring on July 11th :D
     
  7. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Had a similar reply...

    I'm getting the impression that if your upgrading from a existing iPhone contract, they can send you one from their online store without much hassle.
     

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