As an o2 customer every year I swear I’ll leave my o2 contract for another network to lower my bills and ever year o2 convince me to stay, offering lower bills and a better monthly deal.
Every year my phone bills go up, and up and up.
This year has been no exception and I finally swore to myself that I’d leave o2 on November 11th when my Mobile Phone contract expired.
Then what happened? o2 are awarded an exclusive contract for iPhone, the new and exciting product Apple are about to release in the UK.
What is the problem? Apparently iPhone is exclusive to the o2 network, which means I’ll have to stick with o2, waiting 2 days after its launch to switch onto an iPhone tariff, exclusive to o2.
Last night Justina and I were walking along Witham high street, and I spotted the following in the window of our only mobile phone store in the centre of town:
(next to the £469 price it says ‘Any Network’)
So, lets get this right…. the above shows iPhone on a contract with Orange for £169 or £469 for the phone on any Pay As You Go network. Whats that all about then?
In this Youtube Video Steve Jobs explains (rather amusingly) the exclusive relationship with o2.
On the 02 website it says that “iPhone 8GB will be available to buy at £269 only on O2” (no mention of Pay As You Go).
Carphone Warehouse is selling iPhone, only on the o2 network.
MacMinute lists o2 as the exclusive wireless UK carriage for the iPhone
And a little old shop in Witham high street, opened a few years ago (under a former name) by the legend that is minor celebrity Jeremy Spake claims to offer the iPhone on any UK Network?
Am I missing something here? Are other networks going to be offering up the iPhone? I should go in the shop and find out……