Is O2 going to reduce pricing on the 3G after 19th June?

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  1. FrogTastic macrumors regular

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    Lets face it, 3GS pricing is crazy! I wonder if O2 will reduce the contract pricing on the 3G?
     
  2. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    why?

    its probably just an unsubsidized price for the phone, meaning if and when a new iPhone pops up at WWDC 2010 you'll probably be able to update for significantly less money that they are offering current 3G owners on o2.
     
  3. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    I doubt they will reduce the price, unless sales totally bomb.

    In any case, with Apple's high margins, they probably don't have a great deal of room for manoeuvre.
     
  4. FrogTastic thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess you right, but looking at their price table on the O2 website. There doesn't seem to be much point in upgrading to the 3G. I realized it will be removed shortly, however i would think there would be some sort of sales push before doing so!
     
  5. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    The UK iPhone prices are very much inline with those in the US now, if not cheaper, with the 8GB iPhone 3G being free compared to $99 on its nearest match contract. I also think the 3G is here to stay for the majority of the next 12 months.

    I cannot see the UK prices dropping anytime soon. The 3G S is never going to sell as well as the 3G did, simply because of the contract issues with the bulk of potential customers being tied into contracts already. O2 know this, and Apple know it so it will already be priced accordingly. Only poor sales will force O2 to drop the price, but Carphone Warehouse are reporting heavy interest already, plus the only negatives so far are around upgrades, and tethering not the cost to new customers.

    Ofcom may have something to say about tethering if the complaints don't die down though.
     
  6. FrogTastic thread starter macrumors regular

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    We can only hope. I "qualify" for an early upgrade, however i think i may wait it out.
     
  7. Stiss macrumors 6502a

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    O2 won't reduce anything, there just money grabbing swines.
     
  8. FrogTastic thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didnt want to be the one to say it, but i agree.
     

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