Breaking O2 News: Upgrade to New iPhone 3G Online Today for Free

We had a text message sent to us on the Apple iPhone saying “iPhone 3G is here” the whole text message says: The iPhone you’ve been waiting to early upgrade to. Order from 8am today.

As an Apple iPhone fan we are offering you a special, early upgrade to iPhone 3G. The offer is only available online at o2.co.uk/iPhone until 11th October, 2008 terms apply. You can’t upgrade from your iPhone, so you’ll to go onto your MAC or PC and log onto o2.co.uk/iPhone from 8am today. You will also need to have your account number to hand that you can find on the top of your online bill.

Demand is expected to be high, so to be fair to all customers; orders will be processed on a first come first served basis.

Initial successful orders will be delivered on 11th July by courier and will require a signature as proof of receipt. Subject to availability. Connection subject to status, new 18 month minimum term contract, credit check & direct debit. Terms apply see o2.co.uk

This is what O2 website say:

Existing iPhone customers can upgrade early to the new iPhone 3G for free*

To thank you for being an iPhone fan, we’re offering you an early upgrade to iPhone 3G. You don’t have to wait until the end of your existing contract; all you’ll need to do is agree to a new 18-month minimum term contract.

*Best of all, the new iPhone 3G 8GB won’t cost you a penny on our £45 and £75 Pay Monthly tariffs for iPhone. And it’s just £99 on our £35 tariff and new £30 tariff. If you’d prefer the 16GB version, it’s free on our £75 tariff. Then you’ll pay just £59 with the £45 tariff and £159 on our £30 and £35 tariffs.

This special early upgrade offer is only available until 11th October 2008.

Be one of the first to get an iPhone 3G
The iPhone 3G is now available for upgrade online. Demand is expected to be very high and orders will be delivered on a first come first served basis. We’ll deliver as many orders as possible on 11th July and then delivery may take up to 2 weeks. We’ll send you an SMS the day before delivery to let you know it’s on the way.

To upgrade you’ll need your account number which you can find on your online bill. You will also need a credit or debit card if the cost of your upgrade is more than £100.

As an existing customer, you can choose where to have your iPhone 3G delivered and someone will need to sign for the delivery. Don’t worry if you’re not there when the iPhone 3G is delivered, the courier will leave a card and you can contact them to rearrange delivery. To upgrade, visit our online upgrade shop below on your Mac or PC.

Before Activating

Once you’ve got your new iPhone 3G, you’ll need to connect to iTunes to activate it.

1. Check your voicemail
Before you activate your iPhone 3G, make sure you listen to your current voicemails. If you’re an existing O2 customer, activation will delete your existing voicemails. If you’re transferring an existing number from another network operator, existing voicemails will not be transferred.

2. Transfer your contacts, music and photos
Before you activate, migrate your existing mobile contacts onto Outlook, Outlook Express on the PC, or Address Book or Entourage on the Mac.

To activate your iPhone 3G
– Insert your current SIM card into your iPhone 3G using the SIM ejector tool found in your iPhone 3G box.
– Connect your iPhone 3G to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC (not on the keyboard) using the cable included in the box. iTunes opens automatically.
– Follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes to activate iPhone 3G and sync your contacts, calendars, music, photos, podcasts, videos, email accounts, and web bookmarks.

Don’t need 2 iPhones!

We want to make sure you find a good home for your old iPhone once you upgrade. If you’ve a friend, colleague or family member they can use it as a phone by choosing any of the three options below.
1. If they’re on an existing O2 18-month minimum term contract, they can just transfer onto a Pay Monthly tariff for iPhone*. The end date of their contract will stay the same. Once their tariff has been transferred, they just need to connect to iTunes to activate the iPhone.
If they’re an O2 business customers, they’ll need to move onto a current business tariff with an iPhone Bolt On and will be able to keep their existing contract term*. Once their tariff has been transferred, they just need to connect to iTunes to activate the iPhone. To arrange this they’ll need to contact Business Customer Services.
3. Existing O2 Pay & Go customers can use their current O2 Pay & Go SIM card or new customers can join O2 by getting a free Pay & Go iPhone SIM card from an O2 store. Then add the unlimited Web and Wi-Fi iPhone Bolt On (£10 a month). The only thing that does not work with this option is the Visual Voicemail.

Source — O2


14 thoughts on “Breaking O2 News: Upgrade to New iPhone 3G Online Today for Free”

  1. Jim says:

    All well & good, but I’ve spent over 90 mins trying to get past the various versions of the O2 order form & now upgrades.o2.co.uk just displays a maintenance page

  2. Bruce says:

    Same problem here. Order form kept loading and reloading.

    Duff, where did it state only black available?

    I spoke to 02 and they told me that 16gb model was ONLY available in WHITE.

  3. Jim says:

    Managed to get back on the site again about to enter last few details & got rerouted to the failover pages – where I got to last several attempts – guess what – ” There has been a problem placing your order” AAAAAAArrrrrrrrrrrrrGGGGGGGHHHHHH

  4. Gordon says:

    Exactly the same happened to me Jim

    Got to practically the last part and redirected to the failover pages which I just cant get passed.

    Now every time I try to go on the upgrade page its straight to the failover pages.


  5. Jim says:

    Given up on O2 site & ordered from Carphonewarehouse – they said they will guarantee delivery to their shop for Friday for me to collect…I dont really hold out much hope tho’

  6. Yenal says:

    This is just ridiculous. I have been trying to upgrade literally since 8 am, still with no luck. I called O2 Costomer Services it seems they are just not bothered!

  7. six says:

    “Thank you for your order. We are processing this and will contact you if there are any complications with the details you have provided.”

    anyone managed it?

  8. six says:

    ive managed to register, but recently they are saying they are now out of stock due to high demand and to check back 10th july. anyone else managed it ?

  9. Jim says:

    I tried again – on last time – about 7 hours after I started all this :

    “Thank you for your order. We are processing this and will contact you if there are any complications with the details you have provided.”

    But that’s it no email or anything official looking to actually confirm or something I can prove I have completed an order.
    So not going to cancel the CPW order just yet.

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