UK iPhone 3G Pricing - Outrageous!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bonswizzle, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. bonswizzle macrumors member

    bonswizzle

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    Ok, so the iPhone 3G is available for $99 in the states. Over here it's still available for the *bargain* price of £340. WTF Apple?

    ANyone got any ideas if this pricing will apply to the UK as well as America? I'd totally buy one if it was $99, that about £60. Insane pricing variation once again. :confused:
     
  2. macjock macrumors regular

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    That seems ridiculous. Are you mixng PAYG and pay monthly?
     
  3. Benjay macrumors member

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    The $99 price is still with a pay monthly contract, as far as i'm aware...also, i believe that the iphone 3G 8GB was always £342 after the VAT reduction...it could be that it hasn't been updated yet.
     
  4. Grasbak macrumors 6502

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    I would assume the $99 is as part of a contract - the £340 you are looking at is PAYG.

    I would expect O2 to offer the 3G at £50/60 with 18month contract. It is currently £99.
     
  5. mrtrilby macrumors member

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    Yes, he's comparing a UK PAYG price with a US contract price. The iPhone is available from O2 for £97 on their cheapest contract.
     
  6. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    Give O2 time to update their website, they've only just managed to update it to show the 3GS.
     
  7. bonswizzle thread starter macrumors member

    bonswizzle

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    My bad, I assumed (foolishly) that the $99 price was PAYG, however in hindsight now I've calmed down, that's just silly. Still, would be nice for a reduction on pay monthly here. :)
     
  8. Moe UK macrumors regular

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    The $99 3G is that that a 8GB handset or a 16GB? Would be nice if they just did away with the 8GB size.
     

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