Obtaining a contract-less iPhone 3G

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  1. philip456 macrumors newbie

    philip456

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    All the media are concentrating on the news that the iPhone 3G can only be bought from the phone service providers, with a long contract.

    However, O2 in the UK are going to offer the iPhone as pay-as-you-go. See www.o2.co.uk/iphone/paygo.

    Will this be a way to get the iPhone with out being tied into a contract or will they have a sneaky way of tying you up, with some sort of monthly charge???
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    it wouldn't be pay as you go if there was a monthly charge - that would be a contract

    it will be locked to o2 however
     
  3. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    And cost a small fortune. Unsubsidised ey. :/
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Sounds like a brilliant idea, for those unwilling to make a 2-year commitment, everybody makes out like a bandit, don't they? :eek:
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    How is it a brilliant idea? That phone will cost MORE than it would unsubsidized, and you're still locked to O2. O2 won't let you buy the phone for the unsubsidized price, as they'd lose your nice big 24 month contract, thus losing guaranteed money for 24 months. No way they'd let you walk away so easily.

    The only way to make this worth it would be to unlock this phone, but even then, you're going to pay out the ass for an unlocked version of the iPhone. I guess this is worth it if you're rich.
     
  6. tubechallenger macrumors newbie

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    The o2 contract is 18 month though, and is the same cost as before from what I can see...
     

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