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O2 confirms free iPhone 3Gs as part of plans

updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue June 10, 2008

O2 details iPhone 3G plans

UK carrier O2 has confirmed a number of rumored tariff options for the iPhone 3G. Most significant may be the ability to pick up the phone for free with the two most expensive plans: a new 45 per month contract nets the 8GB iPhone for free, or the 16GB model for 59; a 75 per month contract delivers the 16GB version for free. The plans offer 1,200 minutes and 500 texts or 3,000 minutes and 500 texts, respectively.

2.5G iPhone owners already on a 45 per month contract will be able to upgrade to the 8GB iPhone 3G for free on July 11th, through the O2 website. This offer is matched by a 16GB iPhone for 75 subscribers, but those on a 35 plan will have to pay 99 to upgrade their handset. An 8GB phone will also be free through a number of business plans, namely those with iPhone Bolt Ons and tariffs exceeding 26.25. Most renewals will add another 18 months to a contract.

New customers will have to pay 99 for an 8GB phone, or 159 for 16GB. Aside from the aforementioned plans, they will have the option of a minimalist 30 contract, with only 75 minutes and 125 texts. This still guarantees access to unlimited web browsing however, along with Visual Voicemail, smaller roaming rates, and unlimited access to Cloud and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots.

O2 is also preparing a Pay & Go option, but details are being reserved until July.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Parky

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Great deal

    These are great deals and I will be getting a new 16GB phone as a replacement for my current 16GB ASAP

  1. mr.mouse

    Joined: Dec 1969


    BT Openzone

    I noticed that BT Openzone has slipped in there. I took a look at the O2 site, and from what I could see BT Openzone will be available to us from 11 July.

    I'd like to upgrade my iPhone, but I don't want to be stuck with the old one so probably won't.

  1. coldfusion1970

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Held off

    Well i didnt get the Edge iPhone, but i think its time for me to switch from pay-as-you-go to the g3 iPhone.

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