O2 to slash 8GB iPhone pricing tomorrow?
O2 will cut £100 off the price of the Apple iPhone tomorrow, it has been claimed. Carphone Warehouse is said to be planning to match the move.
There's no official confirmation yet, of course. The claim was made today by website Mobile Today.
If O2 and CW do knock £100 off the price of the iPhone, taking the handset's price to £169, it will undoubtedly further fuel speculation that carriers are clearing out stocks of the 2.5G phone ahead of the widely anticipated introduction of a 3G version in June.
Either that, or Apple's sales targets are not being met, prompting an aggressive price reduction in a bid to shift units. It's entirely possible that the talk of a 3G iPhone - much of it engendered by the release of Apple's own iPhone SDK, which contains what appear to be pointers to the chipset the 3G version will use - is dampening sales of the current model.
Earlier this month, T-Mobile Germany cut the iPhone's price to €99 - an offer due to expire on 30 June, interestingly enough.
O2's offer is said to run until 1 June.
Quidco & Rant
Quidco is very good... another advocate here!
As for the cost of the tariff... i'd love to know where so many many people are getting such a great mobile tariff from a reputable place (by reputable i don't mean dial a phone advertising in the back of the Sun as i struggle to believe them...) i really don't think £35 a month is all that bad for what you get on the basic tariff... 600 minutes, 500 texts, unlimited data. I admit i'm somewhat out of the loop as i have a company phone, but based on what my other half pays £35 a month *really* doesn't seem all that bad to me.
Hey ho.... anyway, i'll watch this keenly, so long as v2.0 of the software gets hacked soon i'll have one in a flash, i'm not even that fussed about 3G if i'm honest.
Quidco isn't a mobile dealership offering cashback - they are a co-operative cashback scheme that passes referral commissions from online purchases onto its members. It's free to join and all they take in return for running the service is the first £5 you earn each year, so in this case it would basically be £95 for free for someone who hadn't used it before (or £100 for a member who has already earned over £5 of cashback this year) - all you need do is go to quidco.com to register and then click through their affiliate link to the O2 site before you buy.
>Seeing as you can get an additional £100 cashback with a new contract through sites like Quidco
I know of far too many people who have been short changed by a lot of these cashback etc. type of dealer. Wouldnt go anywhere near em myself.
> just wondering what that better phone you mention is...
In my case, one which will run two essential apps properly, Memory Map and TomTom. But of course neither is available for the Jesus phone (or any other apps of worth come to think of it).
Anyway I thought the Iphoney's had run their course over this and were less defensive nowadays :)
Re bad credit in an afternoon
I'm not certain this'll work, but you could pretend it was a gift for a teenage friend. Most kids have gotten a bad credit rating at one point or another - ask a kid to ask friends - you're bound to find someone fairly quickly. Throw in a bottle of cheap cider and you should have your dodgy credit report.
just wondering what that better phone you mention is...
I bet its one of those where marketing have basically come down to engineering with a feature demand list, and noones taken 5 mins to wonder how it will all work together.