o2 3G iPhone Contract - Then CANCEL it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HeavenDivine, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. HeavenDivine macrumors member

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    would i be able to take out the iphone 3g on contract, then cancel and just pay off the excess to o2?

    Could i possible keep the phone? Would it work out cheaper than continuing the contract?
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    If you don't mind paying a minimum of £30 for each month remaining on your contract...
     
  3. HeavenDivine thread starter macrumors member

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    Is that what you would have to do? or would u just pay off the extra Subsidy? Few hundered pound?
     
  4. Kerching macrumors member

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    Nope you would need to pay off the remainder of your contract, same as everyone else.
     
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  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    If you want an iPhone 3G on Friday or any time in the near future the minimum amount of money you will have to pay O2 is £639.

    That's £99 for the phone and £30 per month for 18 months. If you cancel the contract at any stage you are liable to pay them the remainder of your outstanding months. It's a contract, remember, why on earth would O2 say "oh yeah, let's forget about your obligations and just pay us a little amount" since they're going to get the money from you anyway?
     
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  8. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    No PAYG for a while. From what i've heard, we're talking >7-8 weeks wait, till O2 sees fit. Apple isn't implementing the no PAYG - it's O2/other carriers. Fair dues to them, as PAYG later after the launch of a handset is normal for most other high-end phones.
     
  9. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, but why did you quote my post? The £639 refers to the contract phone.
     
  10. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502

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    Because it's not like you are cancelling the contract to go with another operator, they are still going to get their line rental, they should charge you £100 - £220 or something.

    AT&T have announced something where you can pay a small amount.
     
  11. ajthomason macrumors 6502

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    From O2's perspective:

    You have someone who has signed a contract stating that they are going to pay you £540. You can either make them pay this £540 or let them get out for £200 and maybe get some more money from them if they decide to stay on your network.

    Seriously, why should they not make you pay the contract?
     
  12. entwife macrumors regular

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    Exactly, you sign a legal contract when you get the iPhone agreeing to give o2 18 x whatever tariff you pick. So o2 will want all of it. Sounds like the op should wait for pay as you go
     

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