Post your UK iPhone tariff deal here!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by harveypooka, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Did you manage to wangle a better deal out of 02 UK? Not paying the exorbitant price of their tariff? Did you get any add-ons for free?

    If so, post your tariff deal here and help out those that call 02 and get fobbed off with the classic line: "this is the best I can offer you..."!

    (Try and keep non-tariff discussion to a minimum!)
     
  2. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    Nobody is going to get a better deal for a while. There's way too much demand.. plus it's an exclusive contract - where else are you going to go?
     
  3. badgerman macrumors 6502a

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    Is this likely considering the demand?

    Did anyone get any deals on the old iphone tariffs?
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say it depends on how long term/big spender of a customer you are.
     
  5. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't think so, but the subsidy model is completely different.

    Unless 02 give me a better deal (customer for over four years), I'll just get a different snazzy phone and probably sell it.
     
  6. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    I managed to convince my friend to give me his EIN (Employee Identification Number), who works at O2.

    This allows me to get 30% off O2's original £35 iPhone line rental.

    £35/month is reduced to 24.50/month

    If anyone else knows someone at O2, and wants to do this,
    all you need to do is quote the employee' EIN, and his/her full name.

    This is then applied to your contract,
    and you receive discount, immediately.

    Happy Days. :D

    R-Fly
     
  7. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    Length of service is irrelevant. They only look at revenue - if you make 10,000 minutes of calls a month and threaten to leave they'll bend over backwards to keep you. If you use 100 minutes a month it doesn't matter how long you've been a customer they'll just wave goodbye.

    If all you're saying is "Give me a cheap iphone or I'll buy another phone" they'll just laugh...
     
  8. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is what I've done in the past and I've got whatever phone I've asked for.

    I'll ask for the iPhone on a cheaper tariff, if they say no, I'll get an N95 and sell it. Quids in!

    Win - win situation!
     
  9. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    For O2 maybe.. if you get the N95 you're locked into a contract on that and can't get an iphone for 12-18 months (or until they do the PayG at least).

    Best case for you is you have an N95 until December and then get a PayG phone so you end up paying for the phone anyway and still pay the contract charges..
     
  10. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Confused...

    I have a contract now, quite cheap. 500 mins and 500 texts for £17.50 a month. If I upgrade, I *should* be able to wangle any phone. I have a K750i which is perfectly fine. Sell the upgrade, make some cash. Or, try and wangle the iPhone, which may or may not work!

    This thread was to try and help people like me who aren't sure what the process of trying to wangle an iPhone is. I don't want to pay £35 for the contract I'm on now.
     
  11. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    If you upgrade (which you can only do if you're outside your minimum contract period), you start a new contract on the new phone. That locks you in so O2 get their money anyway.

    You're not getting anything for free - you're going to end up paying it either in upfront cost or in your contract.

    At 17.50/mo you're not a high user so the chances of getting something like an iphone cheap (or even an N95 TBH) are about nil. They'd simply never make their money back at that rate.

    There is no 'process of trying to wangle an iphone' - Someone on a high end contract using lots of minutes may have some leverage, usually by going through retentions.. but even then it's entirely down to who they speak to at O2.
     
  12. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No process to wangle...that's weird. That's what I've done for the last three years. I've wangled whatever phone I wanted!

    It may be different with the iPhone, that's what I'm trying to establish.

    My advice to people is: wangle. Don't just take a rep's advice, push, push, push.
     
  13. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    When I eventually manage to upgrade I will be selecting the £30 per month option.
     
  14. beast macrumors member

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    with the current iPhone 3G demand, there is zero chance of you getting an iPhone for less than the basic £30 per month, 18 month contract..... also, if you are not outside of your current minimum term contract, o2 will charge you for breaking that contract.
     
  15. harveypooka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a challenge to me! ;)

    If that's the case, I ain't getting an iPhone. I'm not paying that much money, simple as that.

    However, I think you're wrong. Someone, somewhere will wangle and get a cheap deal...
     
  16. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Here is an image which I made to illustrate the price of each phone:

    [​IMG]

    As you can see, going with the £45/month option will not save you money in the long run unless you do what I have labelled there as the "switch" and move to the lower £35/month plan after 9 months.
     

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