O2 Upgrade Policy?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applemax, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2005

    If I buy a new iPhone 16GB now and a 3G one is released later, what happens if I want to get it? Thanks
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    You just pay however much Apple sells the new one for.
  3. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    I was under the impression that O2 recently changed their TOS.

    Remember, in the UK, you must sign up for a service contract at the same instant as you purchase the iPhone - it's not like in the States, where you can just buy the phone at an Apple store and then sit on it with no obligation to immediately activate it and start paying for service.

    So when you buy the next-generation iPhone, you'll be entering into a new contract, and you'll most likely want to terminate the old contract.

    Originally, I understand that they had a clause in the contract stating that the iPhone contract's ETF would be waived if you were simply replacing a previous iPhone with a new iPhone under a new contract.

    However, apparently the wording has changed. Now, if you end your original contract before the end of the 18 month period, even if you're replacing it with a new contract for a new iPhone, as I understand it, you'll have to pay an ETF to deactivate the old phone.

    [edit] But time for some good news: it looks as though they're not holding people to the most draconian possible interpretation of the revised TOS. See here:
  4. abrooks macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    London, UK
    Complete BS! When you buy an iPhone you have no "obligation" to do anything.
  5. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

    Feb 24, 2005
    This applies when upgrading from an 8GB to 16GB iPhone so hoping these terms will still apply when iPhone 2 starts shipping.



    Not bad huh!

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