Tesco mobile get iPhone 3GS

dalvin200

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

ryan.hayes79

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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!
 

OllyW

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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:
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. :)
 

arkitect

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

t0mat0

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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. :)
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.
 

Truffy

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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.
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
 

vincebio

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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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dalvin200 said:
lol true, forgot about the clubcard points, it's just tesco mobile have hardly any coverage at all. :/
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:
So you have an iPhone. That's quite an accomplishment. What did you have to do to get it, pay money or something?
 

celaurie

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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
 

andylyon

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Jul 23, 2008
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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
 

djellison

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Feb 2, 2007
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Bring on the price war!
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.
 

Mark-Mac-Attack

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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.
 

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