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tyranical

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Say I am on an iphone contract for the 3G, I am due an upgrade when the iphone 4 comes out, do you pay for the iphone 4 or do you get the phone for free?
 

mrochester

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Say I am on an iphone contract for the 3G, I am due an upgrade when the iphone 4 comes out, do you pay for the iphone 4 or do you get the phone for free?
The only free iPhone 4 is the 16GB one on a £60/24 month tariff, or £65/18 months. Every other tariff you will be required to pay for the device. The 32GB isn't free on any tariff.
 

tyranical

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I realise that under normal circumstances but things change when your already on a contract and your upgrading as you then become a valued customer or something so the prices are not the same at all.
 

Pushkar

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I realise that under normal circumstances but things change when your already on a contract and your upgrading as you then become a valued customer or something so the prices are not the same at all.
No you pay for it even if it's a 'Free' Upgrade, doesn't really happen these days, well not with Smartphones.
 

tyranical

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Do you get money off at least? my girlfriend got £60 off the cost purely because she had a vodafone contract already, so she only paid £60 for the phone instead of £120.
 

mrochester

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I realise that under normal circumstances but things change when your already on a contract and your upgrading as you then become a valued customer or something so the prices are not the same at all.
Typically with the iPhone everyone pays the same price, regardless of whether you are a new customer or not. Unless you're terrificially valuable to the network, you're unlikely to cut any sort of deal.
 

tyranical

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So I guess Vodafone is different then since she got £50 off? Maybe I should go with them she gets signal in places I don't too.
 

iNickk

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I was told over the phone that the networks aren't allowed to discount the phone very much. And they don't need to to sell it, so why should they?
 

tyranical

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How much does she spend per month?
She was on a £40 contract on a ****** old nokia 5800, she cancelled that one as it had finished, took out a new one for the iphone4 and was given the £60 deduction so she only paid £59 for the phone instead of £119
 

Steve Jobs=God

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Cant comment on all networks, but I know for Orange they can't negotiate any kind of discount for the iPhone because apple have demanded that all deals be the same for existing and new customers. If apple have done that with one network, would make sense they did it with all of them.
 

mrochester

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She was on a £40 contract on a ****** old nokia 5800, she cancelled that one as it had finished, took out a new one for the iphone4 and was given the £60 deduction so she only paid £59 for the phone instead of £119
I think she was lucky to get any sort of deal then. It's very much out of the ordinary, so don't count on getting any kind of deal yourself.
 

tyranical

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I think she was lucky to get any sort of deal then. It's very much out of the ordinary, so don't count on getting any kind of deal yourself.
She had been with them for 2 contracts as she was with them on a contract before the 5800 which she cancelled when she took out the new one so basically she is on her 3rd Vodafone contract now.
 

EvanLugh

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Well i've just finished three 18mo contracts and went to Orange for an upgrade. They certainly do not offer any discount on the iPhone 4 (or any iPhone for that matter) as per stevejobs=god said.
 

musefreek

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i have been with vodafone for the past two years. i upgraded my phone to an iphone four three days ago. i got no discount on the handset and i doubt that anyone else will. essentially upgrade only means that you get to end your current contract a bit sooner to take out a new one with new phone. prices remain the same; no discount.
 

Rookie1986

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Are you sure that they didn't offer her £60 trade in off the iPhone price for her 5800?? This is what it sounds like to me anyway.
 

Rookie1986

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Nope, she has the 5800 still aswell.
Well she was lucky to get any money knocked off then, I've been with T-Mobile for over 6 years and they can't change the price because thats what was set by Apple. I think you would be wrong to assume that by moving over to Vodafone you will also gain this discount entitlement but good luck with it.
 

tyranical

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God knows then, was in the liverpool vodafone shop and the woman told me off because I was telling her she had done it wrong after she had messed up and tried to stick my missus on a 24 month contract when we had asked for 18 month, apparantly men complicate things (no love, scouse bimbos complicate things)

She told us it was £50 off she'd get but it was actually £60 when we got the receipt, maybe it was a promotion or something I dunno she just said she'd be entitled to it because she has a contract already. Might be because there is 2 contracts effectively running at the same time even though the other is on its 30 day notice close down period?
 
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