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3G iPhone to go for 100/100, less with contracts?

updated 09:30 am EDT, Thu June 5, 2008

3G iPhone discounts?

The 3G iPhone will be available for less than 100 with Spanish carrier Movistar, writes Thomson Financial. The group cites reports in the Spanish press, which say that in exchange for such a low fee, buyers will have to agree to contracts as long as two or three years. The Thomson story also suggests that the new phone will definitely have GPS and video recording capabilities, though only the former has been indicated by evidence such as iPhone 2.0 firmware references.

It has meanwhile been suggested, according to anonymous sources, that not only will O2 sell the 3G iPhone in the UK for just 100 with an 18-month contract, but that the carrier may offer added incentives. Customers could, for example, opt for a pay-as-you-go option plan, in exchange for a cost of 269 for the actual phone. A reverse option could involve receiving the iPhone for free, but mainly to new customers signing up for O2's most expensive 75-per-month subscription. Owners of 2.5G iPhones could also be given the chance of a free device, but they could be expected to add another 18 months to their contract.




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  1. ViktorCode

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Just unlock

    Oh please, just allow option to buy it unlocked in every country where iPhone is present!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Re: just unlock

    But, they can't do that! Don't you understand, without locked in contracts, Apple wouldn't be able to offer you the best possible service. Visual Voicemail would be unusable because Verizon, T-Mobile, etc would never add that just to get iPhone customers without a deal involved. And..and...and all those other features, too!

    Apple is looking out for your best interests. You just don't understand that...

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