o2 iPhone 3G query...

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  1. chrissmash macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    Sorry for this post but as I am sure many of you are, I am very confused about facts to do with the new iPhone. I was wondering, do anyone have concrete facts about the iPhone 3G launch on Friday including opening times, models available and is the phone being set up in store or through iTunes like last time?

    If anyone has good ideas and concrete certain ideas please let me know,

    Thanks

    Chris :)
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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Perhaps search. That's all over the forums. Thanks!
     
  3. Petoz macrumors 6502

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    Most threads have something about this. Just look down the long list. One should appear very quickly. Get reading.
     
  4. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Nothing is certain other than the following:

    - The iPhone 3G will be available on contract on July 11th.

    - The iPhone 3G will not be available on PAYG on July 11th. (see sources below)

    There is current uncertainty about the following:

    - White model availability on July 11th

    - UK store opening times on July 11th
    Is it 7.02am or 8.02am?

    - Availability of the 16GB model on July 11th.

    - Current iPhone owners and the o2 upgrade process.

    R-Fly
     
  5. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    The only concrete facts are what's on the O2 website. Everything else is relying on what stores and CS tell us and TBH they're all making it up as they go along.

    I just hope some of them have a clue by the 11th...
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    What's the source for that?
     
  7. chrissmash thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply!

    One of my friends worked for O2 during the iPhone V1 launch and he stated that they received very little information from Apple.

    That said I think O2 is a bit crap..
     
  8. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    Carphone Warehouse Email that was sent out to people who registrered interest
     
  9. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    This image, which was posted elsewhere on the forum today. Notice the text on the side of the table which says "Available on Pay and Go later this year".

    I think we can safely rule out iPhone on Pay and Go this Friday.
     
  10. chrissmash thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you think that the in store activation will take place? or do you think it will work like the original iPhone?
     
  11. Petoz macrumors 6502

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    I'm don't think they have cut out the use of iTunes completely, but I am confident you will have to commit to a contract (i.e. agree to pay, and give them all the details they need to get your money) before leaving the store. This way you can't leave the store without a guaranteed 18 months line rental going O2's direction. Makes sense really.
     
  12. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    In-store 'locking' will occur, through a specialised version of iTunes for O2 stores,
    then you will be required to register the device through iTunes at home.

    R-Fly
     
  13. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    If you buy the iPhone in store, yes. If you buy it online they'll probably perform the same in-store procedure before they send it to you.

    That's just a guess.
     
  14. chrissmash thread starter macrumors regular

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    The person who owns my contract is away on business so I think I have to rule out the possibility of an in store activation with O2. I rang them and asked them but they are very black and white, saying "the contract owner will have to be there on 11th July", "he is away on business sorry", "well I am afraid that he will need to be there on 11th July to purchase the iPhone"

    Rage
     
  15. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    I believe this to be true.

    I believe the contract owner will have to be present, and the only way to leave a store on July 11th with an iPhone 3G,
    will be to have the iPhone tied to an 18/month contract and have it activated.

    Apple and O2 are trying to cut down the amount of units which are unlocked and moved away from the O2 network as you probably already know.
    The only way to ensure this, theoretically, is to ensure each device that leaves that store, is locked to O2.

    R-Fly
     
  16. chrissmash thread starter macrumors regular

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    They have confirmed that it will be available to order online though havent they? If that is the case, the person who owns my contract will be able to go about it that way, but I do understand what you mean about the unlocked iPhones.
     
  17. Petoz macrumors 6502

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    Yeh, to me, this is a no brainer. I still can't believe o2 allowed the original iPhone out of the store without taking contract details down. I think Apple might have had something to do with this, but still. That is why it will definitely be different this time. O2 need to take the details of the person whos name is on the contract. Maybe, as you are already on the contract, they may get around it as it is only an upgrade, not a new contract. But i still doubt it. The person away on business will have to get back from business if they want an iPhone.
     
  18. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Neither can I. It was senseless, and certainly not a 'business' move.

    As far as I know this service will only be available for existing iPhone owners.
    The service will be available and active from 11th July until 11th October 2008.

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

    R-Fly
     
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    I've just been into the O2 store in High Wycombe and they have a sign up about the new iPhone. The sign says that the iPhone is available on 11 July, however the interesting bit is the small print at the bottom. The small print says 8Gb iPhone only and then the usual bit about subject to terms and conditions, contract etc.

    The way I read it was that it is only the 8Gb available on the 11th. Maybe I read it wrong but I ding think so.
     
  21. rssfed23 macrumors member

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    Hey
    Does anyone know anything about the credit procedures though?
    I've just turned 18 a couple of weeks ago and although on the O2 website it says you only have to be 18 it also says subject to credit status
    Having only just turned 18 I have no real credit status.
    Do O2 allow the use of direct debit payments instead of a credit like system (as I currently do on orange)? Or would I have to get a parent to take out the contract?
     
  22. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you read it wrong.. O2 surely know that no 16GB == no sale for a lot of customers. Also by now we'd know something eg. they'd change the website to 16gb 'coming soon'.
     
  23. Akaal macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    popped in2 O2 today, took a snap of this!

    [​IMG]
     
  24. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.. some stores have an early time on them.

    Seems to be a bit of a crapshoot what time your local O2 opens.
     
  25. Akaal macrumors member

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    If you have just turned 18, then obviously you wont have a credit history, thus you most likely may fail the credit check. Im speaking from past experience, as I used to work with Orange. Anyone who just turned 18, had to provide 2 forms of ID, those who had a credit rating and passed, wouldnt need to provide ID, as we would check their ID on the computer.

    My adivce is to cover every angle, take with you valid proofs of ID which are in YOUR name, such as a Passport, Debit Card, Driving Licence (if its a provisional, the paper part may be needed) or a Credit Card. These ID are for your Signiture proof. Now for address proof, this is where it gets tricky, since i presume no bills are in your name, driving licence is probably the only thing can supply.

    Again, to avoid disspointment, take a parent with you, with 1 Debit card or credit card, this is all O2 need from you.

    What I was on about before was my experience working at Orange.

    Hope this helps.
     

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