MSE News: New top iPhone tariff from Tesco Mobile

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"Tesco has launched a new iPhone tariff that is best for mid-end users who don't want to be tied to a long contract ..."

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  • DireEmblemDireEmblem Forumite
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    Its getting so tempting now, but is there not rumours of the next model coming out soon?

    If so I would be willing to hold out for that.
  • It's all very well them making these tempting offers but all I really need a mobile for are calls and texts and very rare WAP usage. On Asda's cheap PAYG deal I can get what I need with between £3 and £8 usage a month if I use it frugally.
    The real question for me with the i-phone deal is asking myself whether or not it would be an adequate substitute for my landline, broadband and mobile service. IMO it wouldn't so I'm going to stick.
  • reduxredux Forumite
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    I'm amazed to be told that £560 or £620 a year is supposed to be good value for this sometimes over-rated phone.

    The last 3 years together have cost me less than that with as many minutes available and a modest phone. And with wi-fi available in more places, using VoIP to make calls when possible means a trend towards fewer mobile minutes needed.
  • 5867dude5867dude Forumite
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    redux wrote: »
    I'm amazed to be told that £560 or £620 a year is supposed to be good value for this sometimes over-rated phone.

    The last 3 years together have cost me less than that with as many minutes available and a modest phone. And with wi-fi available in more places, using VoIP to make calls when possible means a trend towards fewer mobile minutes needed.

    Well just like Macs, who have the components of a £400 laptop are sold for £850. Apple's in-ear headphones cost £61!?! Apple is like the Jack Wills of Tech. Overpriced due to the brand name.
  • haveagoadehaveagoade Forumite
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    5867dude wrote: »
    Well just like Macs, who have the components of a £400 laptop are sold for £850. Apple's in-ear headphones cost £61!?! Apple is like the Jack Wills of Tech. Overpriced due to the brand name.

    Exactly, they are masters of extraction of impressive sums of money for quite ordinary products really.
  • If you're a low user (less than £15 a month say) with a lump sum it's cheaper to get Tesco's PAYG iPhone for £440, which also comes with unltd data for 12 months. It might also be cheaper if you spend a bit more than this on your phone bill as with their PAYG deal you get triple credit each time you top up.
    Go to the ant, thou sluggard
  • I know this may not be for everyone but you may know a friend etc.

    My company provide us with O2 open cards as part of a benefits scheme.

    It currently offers until 31st July

    1. £125 credit on any pay monthly tariff over £20 inc iPhones.
    2. £100 credit on any simplicity 12 month deal
    i.e. so £10 monthly 12 month contract would cost £20 for the year 300mins unlimited txts.
    For those with iPhones £15 monthly 12 month contract would cost £80 for the year 300mins unlimited txts unlimited data.

    These O2 open cards can be used 6 times per person for friends and family.:beer:

    Personally I'm hoping the new iPhone announcement will be within and avail before the end of july to either drop the 3GS price or get the new one:rotfl:
  • JannerJanner Forumite
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    If past years are anything to go by, the next iPhone is likely to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in late June.
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