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Help??? Right iPhone 3G deal!!!

Discussion in 'Archive: Phones & Handheld Devices' started by Denys, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. Denys

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    Hi, I'd like to buy an iPhone 3GS 18GB. There are lots of deals from different operators etc. which leaves me very confused. Could someone please tell me which deal suits my needs best.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY, I travel to Spain quite a lot and on my current phone I can get a BOLT ON which means I don't get charged for incoming calls etc. Is there a deal like this for the iPhone???

    I spend about £25-30 a month on calls and texts.

    Please tell me if you need any more info!!!

    Thanks,

    Denys
     
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    HI, thanks for the response. Can I just remind people that it is VITAL that this phone doesn't add extra costs whilst I'm abroad (something like a bolt on on o2). I'm extremely confused about all these deals and don't understand them very well. Could someone please find the best deal for me???
     
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    I don't know how cell phone plans work in the UK, but I doubt you'll find a provider that doesn't charge extra for roaming internationally.

    I also have no idea what a "bolt on on o2" is.
     
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    WOW your soooo heavy !!! Please remember we are not paid to be here, we give up our time to help others and expect nothing in return.

    If you want help ask for it respectfully or not at all
     
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    International roaming charges have been a scourge to European travellors for years. Its only recently after a EU ruling that providers have had to charge the same lower rate throughout Europe.
     
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    I don't think it is the answer you are looking for but if you are worried about cost that bad there are many programs you can use to make calls over WiFi. That is the only way I know to avoid expensive roamining charges.
     
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    Best deal? easy solution. Go to the phone shops- O2 are pretty useless, and give very littl eawat. Orange, not too good. T mobile, if you negotiate they can give some good deals. Dont bother with carphone warehouse, phones 4 u, or any multi sellers- they have little interest in special deals.
    Simple answer is.. do the research. The deals change all the time, and you will need to push. tell them what you want, see what they offer. If its not good enough, say ok, I will look elsewhere. And if its an iphone you want, be warned its going to cost more. You pay for the name, amongst other things, and everywhere is charging more for them.
    Simples :)
     
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    I forgot- DoubleHelix, a bolt on is an item specific to the retailer O2. You get your phone, pay your money, and generally for a further fee, usually nominal, can choose several additional items, such as free landline calls, free calls to other O2 users, roaming at no cost, or anything else they dream up. a way of getting something you want without having to pay too excessively for it.

    You can also get similars form most other retailers, varying in price and range.

    As for the Wifi one, pretty much all of them will only give you free internet capability in the UK.
     
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