Apple working with O2 actively: Staff unfamiliar plus PAYG iPhones around Â£350
It seems that more news is coming out and the latest comes via MobileToday, they have reported that Apple is indeed working actively with O2 to allow their customers the chance to buy the Apple iPhone 3G and sign up for the service at Apple Retail stores in the UK.
Of course with the news of subsidized pricing iPhone 3G customers will have to sign up for a service at the time of purchasing, this we all knew anyway. The thing is Apple’s retail staff are unfamiliar with the whole process of signing up customers onto such subscription contracts and also they have no means to run credit checks. O2 are now said to be working very closely indeed with Apple to allow them to perform the tasks above. Apparently O2 have confirmed that the Pre-Pay phones (PAYG — pay as you go) are also going to be sold at Apple retail, the Carphone Warehouse and O2. The cost for these unsubsidized prepay iPhones will not require contracts but you will pay somewhere in the region of Â£350.
So will you be getting the contract Apple iPhone 3G or the pre-pay option. Personally I myself have already registered my interest and will be going in for a trade in and cannot wait to get my hands on it, this is when we will give you full hands-on reviews with plenty of photos and videos which we will do ourselves. Yes we will YouTube it. What are you expecting from the new iPhone 3G?
Recap: iPhone 3G from O2 ranges from Free to Â£99 for the 8GB model and from Free to Â£159 for the 16GB model depending on the service plan chosen. For reference, the original iPhone was priced at Â£269.