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

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

  1. st9046 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2008
    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

    Mar 31, 2009
    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    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

    May 8, 2008
    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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