6/9/2009 11:14:00 AM
New iPhone tariffs target 24 month commitment
O2’s new iPhone tariffs target customers for a 24-month commitment by charging more for 18 month tariffs.
The new iPhones are out on the 19 June and come in 16GB and 32GB versions. The handsets will be available on contract and pay as you go through O2, Carphone Warehouse and the Apple store.
The lowest pay monthly price is for the16GB 3G S iPhone, which is available free on a £45, 24-month contract. The phone will cost £90 for those who buy it on an 18-month, £45 contract.
The 32GB version is only free on a £75 contract, and customers will have to pay £100 for it on a £45, 24-month contract.
On business tariffs, customers will have to sign up to 24 and 36-month contracts.
On pay as you go, the iPhone 3G S is £440, the iPhone 3G S 32GB is £538 and the existing iPhone 3G 8GB is £342.
The new phones feature an upgraded battery and camera to 3-megapixels. Existing iPhone customers can upload the 100 new features included in the 3.0 software from the 17 June.
Meanwhile, retail staff have reported that the old 16GB version will drop in price, falling to £35 on a 24 month contract, the phone was previously only free on a £45 tariff.