Tesco iPhone priced, dated
Clubcard points a-plenty
The iPhone will hit Tesco stores nationwide on Monday, 14 December, the supermarket giant has revealed.
Tesco has three core iPhone plans to choose from
You can bag yourself a free 8GB iPhone 3G or 16GB iPhone 3GS when you sign a two-year unlimited calls and text contract with Tesco. But be warned: the contract costs a whopping £60 ($97/€66) per month.
Tesco’s cheaper tariff only costs £20 ($32/€22) a month, but means you will have to pay something towards the phone: £222 ($361/€245) for the 3G model or £407 ($662/€450) for the 32GB 3GS.
Pay-as-you-go iPhone options are also available on Tesco’s iPhone aisle. The payment plan still gives you unlimited web access for 12 months, though will see your wallet lightened to the tune of £538 ($875/€594) for the 32GB iPhone 3GS.
If you’re a Tesco regular then don’t forget to hand your Clubcard over when you buy the iPhone, because Tesco is offering double Clubcard points on the handset and triple points for every £1 you spend on top-up vouchers or your monthly bill.
Further details about Tesco’s iPhone price plans are available online now. ®
so you compare a 12 month plan to a 24 month plan and are surprised that the latter is more expensive??? AMAZING !!!
added to the fact that you compared a limited call plan to an unlimited call plan also..... LOL
just in case you cant work it out fully on your own, 647 x 2 = 1294
And for an extra 196 over the 2 years you can have unlimited calls and texts.
and in case you are still having problems, no the phone DOES NOT cost 1490. The phone PLUS all the calls and texts over 2 years cost 1490.
now get daddy to pat you on the head and sign your notebook to say its all your own work.
i did some more calcs
I did a few more calcs and worked out the total cost of an Iphone on various deals from the main suppliers. All calcs done with white 16Gb 3GS and figures checked on suppliers website today 21/12/2009 for NEW customer. (Don't forget your PAC code guys)
supplier phone cost monthly months total
Tesco white 16gb £320 £20 12 £560
Tesco PAYG £440 £10 12 £560
Orange white 16gb £185 £29 18 £713
o2 White 16gb £185 £29 18 £714
Orange white 16gb £126 £29 24 £830
Vodafone white 16gb £149 £30 24 £869
Orange white 16gb £87 £44 18 £880
o2 White 16gb £87 £44 18 £880
Orange white 16gb £87 £34 24 £909
Vodafone white 16gb £89 £35 24 £929
Vodafone white 16gb £59 £40 24 £1,019
Orange white 16gb £0 £44 24 £1,056
o2 White 16gb £0 £44 24 £1,057
Vodafone white 16gb £0 £45 24 £1,080
Tesco white 16gb £0 £60 24 £1,440
Vodafone white 16gb £0 £60 24 £1,440
Re: Locked to O2
You can get your O2 iPhone unlocked... free for contract holders after 12 months, £15 for PAYG at any time.
You need to learn a little about the mobile phone market.
All phones are subsidised when sold by a network. Unlocked phones are available but cost the earth simply because they are just that - unlocked, so the purchaser cannot be tied to a network. This is also py PAYG phones are older/simpler models, or the current models at a high, high price - because there is little or no reason for the network to subsidise the phone. Most can be unlocked within 15 minutes, after all.
Is the iPhone any more expensive than other phones of equivalent functionity? Yes. THis is simply down to Apple's pricing policy. The phone costs less than $200 to make but the networks are paying quite a subsidy - for example AT&T pays a $450 subsidy per phone on a monthly contract phone.
If the networks could charge less, they would - because the phone is a crowd-puller. However if you are paying $750 per phone and selling then on at $300, you've got to charge $450 over the contract life just to get the subsidy back.
And that, my friends, is why the iPhone will not drop in price significantly, until Apple chooses to drop their wholesale price. Hell, over, freezing..
i got my calculator out
Tesco, price for Iphone on 12 month contract is £320. 12 months at £20 per month = £240. THis is a total cost over twelve months of £560.
Tesco price for phone on PAYG is £440. 12 months at £10 per month = £120.
This is a total cost over 12 months of £560.
No one else I can find does anything under an 18 month contract.
These prices are based on a white 16Gb 3GS.
Seems like a bloody good deal to me! Ok, coat, hook, shoulders, door......