O2 to offer free iPhone 3G in UK
In the US, Apple’s new iPhone 3G will be offered from $199 with a 2-year contract under AT&T’s network. In the UK, however, it will be available for free.
O2’s official announcemt regarding the 3G iPhone release in the UK tells us that they will have the new iPhone available for free on a select number of consumer and business contracts, and as well as for Pay & Go.
According to O2, exisiting iPhone customers will be able to upgrade to the new iPhone 3G, and the details of the deal are as follows:
The 8GB model will cost just £99 on a new £30 per month tariff and the existing £35 per month tariff. Consumers choosing either the £45 or £75 per month tariffs will get the 8GB iPhone 3G for free.
The 16GB iPhone 3G will cost £159 on the £30 and £35 tariffs, £59 on the £45 tariff and it will be free on the £75 tariff.
All customers will continue to receive unlimited data browsing over O2’s HSDPA network and unlimited access to 9,500 Wi-Fi hotspots through both The Cloud and now BT Openzone.
Both the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3G will also be available for O2 Pay & Go customers with pricing to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Fit for Business iPhone 3G will also be available on current O2 business tariffs as a monthly bolt on, with the device available for free on the majority of business tariffs on a 24 or 36 month contract.
But, excited as you may be to get your hands on the new iPhone 3G, you’re going to have to settle down and wait like the rest of the 70 countries for the official release starting on July 11th. Well, at least you’re not alone.