Big deal! who wants an outdated phone? Mid range phones have better features than the latest iphone con from apple.
j, 10 Jun 2010Well thats obviously a massive lie! Vodafone and O2 have the best network coverage, but o2 hav... moreyou can pimp Vodafone all you like, but OFCOM provide the only official and independent data on this issue unless you have something to share?
@J sorry i didnt realise that you were more knowledgable in network coverage than Ofcom.
TOM, 10 Jun 2010I work for three and its great news that were gettin the i phone. And as for the people who sa... moreWell thats obviously a massive lie! Vodafone and O2 have the best network coverage, but o2 have a poor network capacity (hence the network crashing). Therefor Vodafone is top dog with the network. To say that 3 has the best network is laughable!
i believe 3's strategy upon entering the UK market was to take it on the chin to begin with (poor network coverage and poor customer service in return for low prices) but they did it for long term customer benefit.
they now have THE most comprehensive 3g network in the UK (according to OFCOM) and O2 have one of the worst.
this says more about APPLE's strategy than 3's.
Craig, 10 Jun 2010I can't believe 3 are getting this iPhone! They are awful. I was with them for eighteen months... moreif your contract term is up, simply cancel the direct debit and send them an email/letter telling them you have done so and that the contract is terminated.
not hard is it?
I work for three and its great news that were gettin the i phone. And as for the people who say were a poor man's network maybe they should realise that were a value network, we offer better deals than o2 and vodafone, thats why their customers r coming to us instead of renewing their contract, and as for our coverage ofcom have ran a test and we r the best network out there so hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
@Craig - hah craig if you struggle to leave a network and let a retentions team bully you then you need to find a back bone - thats their job retentions!
I can't believe 3 are getting this iPhone! They are awful. I was with them for eighteen months and leaving them after my contract was up was hell!! Talk about high pressure sales to try and make me stay!!
@Daris, this is buying out but at around 30% less cost to yourself like the article says....
this is not an early upgrade, this is buying yourself out of your contract!!! this is a practise im sure youll find all newtworks are able to do!!! why wouldnt they???
Chrisp, Blight, you speak the truth. And intelligently so.
It's astounding how much bickering the iPhone seems to create.
@Blight, the only reason why there's a lot of hate going on is that the world isn't just the USA. It's a lot larger than a comparatively backward market.
Patty Cake, 10 Jun 2010This phone is rubish - insufficent display, mediocre camera, no bluetooth file exchange and vi... moreI can't vouche for the rest of the world, but I love when people come at the video conferencing portion of the iPhone 4 and bash it. It's true that many phones have forward facing cameras and capable of doing video conferencing. But here in the US I would really like someone, and I'm being serious and not sarcastic, to list for me all the US released mobile phones and/or US mobile phone companies that offer any kind of video conferencing for everyday use now. Thats why I love to hear the "oh, apple is just bringing out old technology thats already been here" speeches. Well God d*mn it, it's about time someone put that old technology to everyday capability around here. Enjoy hating, but please folks... hate responsibly :).
Haha guy before me - ever heard of ofcom they over see the mobile networks and they have said that 3 have the biggest 3g network in the uk - check ur phone it runs on 3g signal - thats if your phone is net capable??????
will, 10 Jun 2010At least 3 will be able to handle it. Unlike o2 whos network cant! And has crashed a number of... morelol so good chance of browsing internet but only 10% chance of using the device for what it realls is a mobile telephone lol