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Lizzy 14-05-2009 12:20 AM

Well I hope you have better luck than I did.

paf 14-05-2009 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SpikeyMatt
Chaps...I'm looking to get an iPhone ASAP, especially as my piece of crap Sony Ericsson K850i (of which I'm on my third) has given up the ghost. Again.

However, I've still got 3 months left on my contract (with O2). My current phone's f*cked, as stated. Is there any chance I can get an iPhone by going into the O2 shop in town tomorrow?!

Anyone got any tips on how I should approach them?

any other network, no problemo. But even 02 should cut you some slack, if it's an 18 month contract I'm sure all networks allow you to change after 15 months. Again, just be careful that they dont try and add 24 months to your 3, making a 27 month contract. Especially if you are a heavy user, that nice shiny bit of kit probably wont be shiny and nice in 2 years time.

Kevin T 14-05-2009 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Lizzy
Well I hope you have better luck than I did.

You have a lot longer than 3 months to go though.

paf 14-05-2009 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin T
You have a lot longer than 3 months to go though.

Look, I've already suggested this. Sell phone to bananagreen, they give top dollar for your existing phone, use cash to buy out remaining contract, get iphone.

My crap N95 they will pay 145.

Newts G 14-05-2009 10:15 AM

Or buy the PAYG iphone, extend your contract with O2 (get 100 credit and half price line rental of 20 per month, 600 mins, 1000 texts unlimited web browsing) you will be quids in over an 18 month contract as you will save 224 in line rental over 18 months, 156 for buying the 16gb on 18 month contract, and you will also get the 100 credit total saving 469. 16gb PAYG iphone 391.45

You would be better off by 77.55

However this is depending on whether or not the iphone tariff offers anything more than mins, text and web browsing.

SpikeyMatt 14-05-2009 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by paf
any other network, no problemo. But even 02 should cut you some slack, if it's an 18 month contract I'm sure all networks allow you to change after 15 months. Again, just be careful that they dont try and add 24 months to your 3, making a 27 month contract. Especially if you are a heavy user, that nice shiny bit of kit probably wont be shiny and nice in 2 years time.

Thanks for your help.

I'll give it a go and report back!

SpikeyMatt 14-05-2009 02:52 PM

:lux: :lux: :lux:

Just got one. They were proper stubborn about things and made it clear where they stood, but offered me an out on my current contract - had to pay the next two months line rental (at a discounted rate) and gave me an 8GB 3G iPhone on an 18 month contract for nothing at 35 a month.

Huzzah. Now I can play.

paf 14-05-2009 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SpikeyMatt
:lux: :lux: :lux:

Just got one. They were proper stubborn about things and made it clear where they stood, but offered me an out on my current contract - had to pay the next two months line rental (at a discounted rate) and gave me an 8GB 3G iPhone on an 18 month contract for nothing at 35 a month.

Huzzah. Now I can play.


Well played sir

Newts G 14-05-2009 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by SpikeyMatt
:lux: :lux: :lux:

Just got one. They were proper stubborn about things and made it clear where they stood, but offered me an out on my current contract - had to pay the next two months line rental (at a discounted rate) and gave me an 8GB 3G iPhone on an 18 month contract for nothing at 35 a month.

Huzzah. Now I can play.

How much did you pay to get out of the contract?

Dave 14-05-2009 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by SpikeyMatt
:lux: :lux: :lux:

Just got one. They were proper stubborn about things and made it clear where they stood, but offered me an out on my current contract - had to pay the next two months line rental (at a discounted rate) and gave me an 8GB 3G iPhone on an 18 month contract for nothing at 35 a month.

Huzzah. Now I can play.

see Lizzy!

SpikeyMatt 14-05-2009 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Newts G
How much did you pay to get out of the contract?


45 as opposed to the 90 they wanted :)

Am well happy with myself.

Lizzy 14-05-2009 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave
see Lizzy!

Ah yes but he was only 3 months from end of contract, my contract isn't up till December - they have offered me an upgrade to 8mg or 16mg (with a small top up) at the end of August 4 months before end of contract with no pay out.

I'll take that rather than have to pay to get out of my existing contract which as it stands would cost me about 150.00

paf 14-05-2009 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Lizzy
I'll take that rather than have to pay to get out of my existing contract which as it stands would cost me about 150.00

minus old handset trade in, you'd be paying the same as Spikey Matt.

montstar 14-05-2009 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Lizzy
Well I hope you have better luck than I did.

Lizzy are you an online 02 person? you should be ablee to upgrade 3months before your contract ends if you are, though it might be waiting to the new phone comes out now!:p

Lizzy 14-05-2009 06:03 PM

Yeah they are letting me upgrade at end of August rather than December when contract ends. Plus isn't there a new iphone model due out sometime soon. Probably better to wait anyway if that is the case.

Lizzy 14-05-2009 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by paf
minus old handset trade in, you'd be paying the same as Spikey Matt.

What's 7 x 35.00

I reckon I have dun me mafs wrong.

I have to pay 7 x 35.00 to get out of my contract.

I really can't be arsed to go and find somewhere to trade a knackered old N95 in.

I'll just wait, patience is a virtue.

kitticat 14-05-2009 06:05 PM

I've just been given a nokia 5800, I have no idea what it even looks like.

Sussex Eagle 14-05-2009 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Lizzy
they have offered me an upgrade to 8mg or 16mg (with a small top up)

Have you tried getting your iPhone on the NHS?

Sussex Eagle 14-05-2009 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Lizzy
What's 7 x 35.00

I reckon I have dun me mafs wrong.

I have to pay 7 x 35.00 to get out of my contract.

I really can't be arsed to go and find somewhere to trade a knackered old N95 in.

I'll just wait, patience is a virtue.

245, dum-dum.

paf 14-05-2009 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Lizzy
I really can't be arsed to go and find somewhere to trade a knackered old N95 in.

http://www.bananagreen.com/


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