O2 stores being kitted out & genius bar info.

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  1. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently in my local shopping centre. The o2 store is currently being fitted with 3g iPhone stands and posters. Photos to come later. Interestingly it says "pay as you go version due later this year" which cements the rumours that it isn't available at launch.

    I have also visited my local apple store, there is a notice on the genius bar saying "please note the genius bar will be closed on July 11th for the launch of the 3g iPhone". When I asked about it, nobody wanted to comment.
     
  2. Badgerguy macrumors member

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    Good news - I hope this means that the stores are going to be in a better position to answer questions about the launch!

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  3. Petoz macrumors 6502

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    Yeh! Some proper information would be appreciated.
     
  4. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info.

    Yes, stores should now be briefed either over the weekend,
    or first thing Monday morning.

    Hopefully.

    Would love to see pics if you manage to get them up! :cool:

    R-Fly
     
  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Brilliant --- keep us informed..

    i really hope they dont mean that the iPhone 3g will take as long as 'later on this year' to launch... thats terrible..
     
  6. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    I think it's just the PAYG option which o2 may be stalling over, for an early September launch.

    Makes sense. They'll catch the holiday crowd.

    Seems like their priority is to sign as many people into a new 18/month contract, as possible, on July 11th.

    R-Fly
     
  7. captain kaos macrumors 65816

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    Bugger.

    The brighton muppet show (O2 store) has also been refurb over the last week or so.

    Very bad news for PAYG.:mad:
     
  8. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

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    OMG. This is the worst news!

    Grrrrrrrr i am so angry! I saw this poster yesterday and didnt think to read it!

    :mad::mad:
     
  9. sneeks macrumors 6502a

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    Delaying PAYG makes sense if production of the handsets did only fully begin last month. They will concentrate on stock for contract customers until the stock supply is plentiful.
     
  10. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    It's like any new mobile really. Tend to have them on contract only for a good few months until the shine has worn away, then they stick it on PAYG.

    Not a big surprise.
     
  11. joshysquashy macrumors 6502a

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    Why do so many want it on Pay&Go? It is very expensive, and unless you use practically no voice or texts, will cost you much more in the long run too.

    Also, don't forget that you have to pay for data after 6 months. If you spend any more than a tenner a month, go with contract. Otherwise you will pay more over 18 months.
     
  12. craigp macrumors member

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    This made me smile. :D
     
  13. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    Nah I completely agree. Don't see the point in PAYG unless you can't get a contract because of your age or bad credit.
     
  14. sananda macrumors 68020

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    or you are, like me, sometimes abroad for months.
     
  15. a456 macrumors 6502a

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    Well if you don't use the phone to call people on a regular basis and want it primarily for mobile Internet and email access then the PAYG makes great financial sense.
     
  16. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

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    I want it on PAYG as i do not want the commitment! Simple.

    I will have to buy sombodys they don't want on eBay!

    :D
     
  17. tico24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow...the iphone camera is crap!

    It says about the pay as you go thing on the blue box in the middle of the store. You can JUST make it out if you have the photo set to maximum zoom. I apologise for the crap photojournalism!
     

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  18. captain kaos macrumors 65816

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    I've always been on contract as it makes sense, but this time around i cant upgrade with O2 till October and after that i may be in OZ, so it makes no sense now to start another contract. PAYG works for me in this situation, even though the initial outlay is hefty. Of course if i was staying in the UK for the next 18 months i'd go the contract route.

    For some people PAYG works.
     
  19. captain kaos macrumors 65816

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    As i mentioned above, it has nothing to do with bad credit or my age! (i wish it was for my age!:D)
     
  20. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

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    I truely am gutted now. There is no way i am going on contract ever again.

    :(
     
  21. Vereina macrumors member

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    PAYG can actually be quite a bit cheaper. I will use the iPhone primarily for data and making calls from a single location, with only occasional outgoing calls from other locations. So, if the PAYG details that were briefly on the O2 website are correct, I will save between £60 and £135 over the 18 months, compared to the £35 pcm contract (and then £10-£15 pcm thereafter).
     
  22. Raymen macrumors member

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    I would have it on PAYG - mainly as where I live, in the dark depths of Cornwall ... 02 has either very poor or no coverage. They just cover my workplace and don't seem to cover my home address. So if the price is right I would have it PAYG ..... then it hopfully won't be locked into being on 02 like the contact version inevitably will be... or I won't bother if I hear 02 payg lock in plans... but I certainly won't be having it till much later in the year after the initial madness has calmed down a bit.
     
  23. captain kaos macrumors 65816

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    Ok, so one question i have.

    If PAYG isnt an option for me (see my above situation) has anyone come up with a plan that would involve signing a new contract and then somehow getting out of it or lowering the monthly costs after 9 months?

    I know with O2 at them moment i can only drop down one tariff per month after being in it for 9 months.

    Any ideas?
     
  24. zed2 macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it as they are heavily subsiding the phone and want to re-coop their costs

    --Zed
     
  25. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    One thing I've found helps a lot is to have some iClear handy - the lens gets fingerprints/smudges all the time due to its location (and no lens cover) which makes it worse than it already is.
     

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