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June 10, 2010

3 will carry iPhone 4, and O2 announces upgrade offer

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by Darren Allan

Some more iPhone 4 news for you: 3 has announced that it will carry Apple’s new smartphone, along with Vodafone, O2, Orange and T-Mobile.

3 will stock the mobile come the release day, June 24th, with pre-orders starting next Tuesday (June 15th).

So there’ll be no shortage of options when it comes to purchasing the handset.

Whether or not that will lead to competitive pricing on some deals, or all the operators more or less holding the Apple line, we shall have to see.

However, O2 has at least announced details of the upgrade offer it was promising for existing customers.

They will be able to buy themselves out of their current contract and upgrade to the iPhone 4 with a new 18 or 24 month contract, for the cost of £20 for every month remaining on their existing contract. Plus whatever the cost of the iPhone 4 is, of course.

So yes, it will cost you a fair bit to buy your way out (especially if you’ve a while to run on your contract), but the idea is that customers can recycle their old iPhones and recoup some (or perhaps all) of that fee.

For example, O2 Recycle will give you £173 for an iPhone 3G 16GB. Although if a lot of folks start trading their old iPhones in, those prices will naturally drop.

Anyway, you can suss the deal out at a special micro-site O2 has put up. Check out: http://shop.o2.co.uk/new-iphone/earlyupgradeoffer.html

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  1. Why not check out prices on exchange websites and shops? There are better prices than the ‘recycle’ offer in this article - ebay or high street shops will pay up to £270 for an unlocked 3G 16GB.. shop around!

    Comment by Jonathan — June 10, 2010 @ 10:33 am

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