Tesco mobile get iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by DaveTaylor, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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  2. DaveTaylor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol true, forgot about the clubcard points, it's just tesco mobile have hardly any coverage at all. :/
     
  3. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    they use O2's network for coverage...


    and now the iPhone kudos has completely worn out :(

    i want the iPhone back in the exclusive club.. i'm fed up of seeing 90% of people with one now... :mad:
     
  4. Blakely028 macrumors regular

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    Tesco to offer iPhone in UK

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8378267.stm

    Another one to add to the list... :)
     
  5. ryan.hayes79 macrumors member

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    This is great news!

    o2 and Orange have almost identical tariffs and I am sure that Tesco will do something to break that and be different. I agree that I would rather not be on Tesco mobile, but as they use o2 for coverage, I would be no worse off if I went with them to get better value.

    Lets hope they offer a good package!
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    Are you really that shallow?

    Anyway, it's good news that there's going to be another outlet selling the iPhone. This time next year it should be available on all the UK networks. :)
     
  7. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    Was going to get an O2 PAYG this weekend. maybe I should wait.
     
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  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Now that is pathetic.
    Seriously. Have a sit down and have a serious think about life and your priorities.
    Sorry to sound preachy, but for f**ks sake since when has being part of an exclusive phone club ever been a worthwhile goal?

    The more people use a certain technology the bigger the benefit as the platform/tech gets better development.
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    In a less shallow way, being 1st with the iPhone meant you got a preferential slice of the carrier's bandwidth. San Francisco and other places like NY might be an example of what happens when you get lots of iPhones in a concentrated place. They simply use more data than other phones, in an order of magnitude in some cases. While expensive, the same thing might occur with tethering. I've not run across a case in the UK where the iPhone concentration's been too much for the 3G network, in inner London for example. But then I guess we lucky O2 folks have the Cloud. Definite benefit.
     
  11. Truffy macrumors 6502a

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    While what you say is absolutely true, I couldn't help but think, while I was reading your post, that "watching ink dry" is an occupation rather than a location! :p
     
  12. ax220 macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone cartel just got very interesting...
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    ;)
    You may very well think that… but I couldn't possibly say…
     
  14. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    dont wanna burst people's bubble but O2 doesnt just offer bandwidth to Tesco on the network....Tesco Mobile is a 50% owned business by O2, so dont expect vastly different tariffs....
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Nokia 5800 Tube XpressMusic : Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    So you have an iPhone. That's quite an accomplishment. What did you have to do to get it, pay money or something?
     
  16. celaurie macrumors 6502a

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    I for one am quite happy to see the iPhone being sold everywhere.

    It might mean that the contracts currently offered will be done away with and I will be able to upgrade my current handset and tariff onto an iPhone.

    I'm sorry but the tariffs currently offered are terrible and as much as I want an iPhone, I cannot justify dropping my 1000 x network minutes, 1000 texts and free internet for £30 a month...

    Just my 2¢ worth.

    ~cel
     
  17. OllyW Moderator

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    Will Tesco kill the iPhone's cool?

    :D
     
  18. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't see this coming at all. But I think it can only be a good thing. Not great for the O2 network though as even more data will be using O2's network if they fly off the shelves!

    AnDy
     
  19. djellison macrumors 68020

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    It's not going to happen. If a price war were going to happen, it would have happened with O2 v Orange. The difference in price between their two options is significantly less than 1% over the duration of an 18 or 24 mth contract.

    Furthermore, Tesco Mobile is 50% owned BY O2.
     
  20. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's great that the iPhone is now available for everybody without changing networks or unlocking!
     
  21. daneoni macrumors G4

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    lol...iPhone is going the way of the Motorola RAZR
     
  22. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

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    I don't actually shop in Tesco anymore due to the many things I dislike about them. I certainly will not be renewing my iPhone contract with them! But as people say, competition is healthy.
     
  23. powers74 macrumors 68000

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    I still want one!

    At least iPhone is a good phone...
     

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