Poised to buy 3G PAYG in UK. Do I jump ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by st9046, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. st9046 macrumors newbie

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    Well, I'm a bit disappointed that the cost of a PAYG 3G iPhone here in the UK is exactly the same today as it was a week ago (£342.50) but there you go.

    Is there ANY reason not to buy one today, given that I don't want to pay another £100.00 for the 3GS and I can get the OS upgrade next week ?

    I'm concerned that there must be limited stocks of the 3G phones so will the 3GS be reduced when they run out ? What if uptake of the 3GS is lower than expected ? Will the phones come down in price then ?

    Whaddayathink ?
     
  2. fr00b macrumors regular

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    My advice would be to just get the iPhone 3G on PayG if you want it and can live without the extra speed, cameras, compass.

    I bought the iPhone for £350 in Nov on PayG, and IMO, it's worth it. I wont be buying the 3GS, mainly because I can live without the speed bumps, and I'm more looking forward to OS 3.0.

    EDIT: Or you could wait til next years new iPhone :D
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The 3G iPhone is part of Apples current strategic plan. They are not stopping making them. Look at the US price with a new contract for a 3G. This is Apple pushing them into the "normal" cost mass-market. The 3GS is not getting cheaper for a long time yet.
     
  4. st9046 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes, I hadn't cottoned on to the fact that the 3G would continue to be made for the foreseeable future. Guess I'll be paying a visit to Carphone Warehouse tomorrow lunchtime !
     

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