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  • O2 Announces iPhone 4 Early Upgrade Plan

    Even though UK pricing hasn't been announced for the iPhone, O2 has followed AT&T in the US by cutting a deal for current customers who want to upgrade. The carrier is announcing a sort of grace period where customers can upgrade after paying a fee for each month remaining on their contract. The normal 14-day "change of mind" guarantee does not apply with this offer.

    For the first month the iPhone 4 is available from O2 - starting June 24th and continuing through July 24th - the offer will allow current customers get out of their contracts by paying 20 for each month remaining. There is a separate arrangement for "Priority List" customers, who don't have the option to pay down contracts: "Platinum" customers can upgrade 6 months early, while "Silver" and "Blue" customers get moved up a whole month.

    O2 customers can also get an upgrade by switching to a pay-as-you-go contract, but they'll have to pay off the rest of their contracts in full. There's an early upgrade calculator on the O2 website for anyone having trouble figuring out what in this complicated scheme they're eligible for. Expect Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile to offer their own upgrade deals, possibly with incentives for switchers. Must be nice to have actual competition...
    This article was originally published in forum thread: O2 Announces iPhone 4 Early Upgrade Plan started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. skiptowncat's Avatar
      skiptowncat -
      Yes, it's truly only unlimited on wifi.
    1. Craig02's Avatar
      Craig02 -
      Surely the PAYG handset prices will be announced soon.....

      Surely it cant be much more than last years 3GS prices as if they go too high they will price themselves right out of the game!

      Also with the fact O2, Orange, Vodaphone, 3, T-Mobile and possibly Virgin getting it they will have to offer some competition...

      What are you guys opinions on this...?
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      Quote Originally Posted by sunbeam83 View Post
      zYxMa, just link me to an ebay bid that shows i'm having a laugh

      my point was that to sell your phone for 'much more' than that offered by the various recycling schemes, your phone needs to be in mint condition.

      I have never used these recyclers before, but I'd wager it is less hassle than trying to flog your phone on ebay. All THEY care about is that it is a working phone that isn't smashed to pieces. You send the phone with some sort of recorded delivery and they send you a cheque i'm guessing.

      Overall, provided you aren't half-way through your contract you should be able to 'get a free upgrade' by recycling your current iphone after paying for the iphone 4 upgrade.

      I guess the best thing to do is wait until Orange, t-mobile, vodafone, [3] and virgin have released their pricing packages and take your pick.
      I have used mazumamobile.com to get rid of an iPhone 3G that I had dropped into a bucket of water last year, I switched it off quickly and dried it out but it would only work for like less than 1 day then freeze up and not work so I left it switched off for 1 week then sent it off to mazumamobile.com and with fingers crossed they sent me a cheque for 158.00 which I cashed faster than the speed of light.

      The point is that the phone does not need to be in mint condition, only in working order and all personal data deleted (restored to factory settings) they dn't even want the cables which is handy for other iPhones you may buy.

      Hope this helps people who are wondering about mazumamobile.com they are very good.

      Quote Originally Posted by Robcoffee View Post
      So the Unlimited Data Plan has never been unlimited on o2.
      I have been on a 35.00 tariff with O2 for nearly 3 years now and have downloaded over 1GB of data in a single day before and not had any data usage notifications or charges.
    1. mobay's Avatar
      mobay -
      lucky bastards
    1. thixtythix's Avatar
      thixtythix -
      i emailed them asking if you go for the early upgrade do you pay the full handset price or is there a discount and i got fobbed off saying to register my interest online i said that 220 to upgrade and pay what a new contract would cost is ridiculous when i can cancel my 10/month contract for 100 then take the same iphone 4 contract out and they havnt got back to me lol im defo changing companies O2 is full of BS

      *** just checked orange website if you click iphone thee shop site is having a short period of downtime... competition started???
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Guys I have a question how much do u think my iPhone 3gs factory unlocked 16 gig had a screen protector from day 2 with box unused USB cable and charger unused headphones go for?
    1. sunbeam83's Avatar
      sunbeam83 -
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      I may look at going to Orange sim only, as you get more mb for your money
    1. newyork0900's Avatar
      newyork0900 -
      Found out from O2, I only used 580mb over the last 3 months. They said the problem is with people who are using thethering to link to their computer and the downloading large files.

      I will be sticking to O2.