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Mr Miyagi
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Posted: 2009-09-28 21:51
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To be honest. Most likely the data will slow down on Orange when they get the iphone. O2's data speed in my opinion was good, and then it slowed with the Iphone. So I see the same happening with Orange, unless they invest in more in the data part of the network.


On 2009-09-28 14:12:00, Bonovox wrote:
I am worried about data slowing down on Orange with the iphone coming. At the moment I get good speeds on Orange. I think perhaps the way Apple software is it would probably not make the iphone work very well with branding anyway. Lets hope it is cheaper too.

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Posted: 2009-09-29 13:56
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Forget this - it's now on Vodafone - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8278073.stm
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Posted: 2009-10-01 23:51
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Orange have good data tariffs on pay monthly now. On tariffs over 30 its either 500mb included or an extra 4.89 for unlimited data. On tariffs under 30 its 4.89 for 500mb or 9.79 for unlimited. So its not bad we shall see what they offer with the iphone
Phone?? What phone??
Mr Miyagi
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Posted: 2009-10-02 11:17
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Bonovox to be honest i believe voda and orange will offer similar type tariff's to o2 for the iphone. i am sure i have read some where, where the iphone is on more than 1 network in other places the networks have all offered similar deals. i guess this is because the amount the networks have subsidized the handset costs from Apple. So we will wait and see, however 95% sure it will be similar prices to be honest, and the main contributing factor of switching to a relevant network in the UK for iphone would be based on network speed for data and customer service etc.


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Posted: 2009-10-02 12:38
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Yes I guess your right. I am on Orange and although I dont want an iphone though it does look nice I would choose Orange. Their network for me is always reliable rarely I get problems 3G coverage is superb everywhere I have been even in small seaside towns. And also their tariffs and data plans imo are as good as any. Plus Orange by far have the clearest call quality of all networks as far as I am concerned which is important to me. Vodafone is horrible call sound and I am just fussy Even though the networks may have similar data tariffs I think the price of the iphone should come down. Or it should be free on cheaper tariffs. I noticed the 3GS is free on 75 per month tariffs on O2 and imo thats over the top price for something not really all that special. Other phones offer more I am only discussing this cos I wish to. I dont think ANY mobile phone is worth the price of 2 year contracts as the price of the phone is by far less the the full price of the contract. Its all one big rip off imo To me the iphone is just an ipod touch with phone functions slapped on its not that special. Yes I know the interface is great and it has useful apps but its still not enough for me to sign up. I would rather buy it on pay and go.

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Posted: 2009-10-02 14:55
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I think there are a lot of people out there who'd agree the iPhone is a very special phone. Yes it's just an "ipod touch with phone functions slapped on" but only in the same sense that everything else on the market is "just a phone" without the ipod touch bit. And an ipod touch with phone functions, and all the apps at its disposal, is actually a pretty powerful, pocketable, mobile computer - far more than the sum of its parts.

All that said, yes O2 are charging too much of a premium for the 3GS. Unlike in the US where Apple cut the price of the 3G and slotted the 3GS into the previous model's pricepoint, O2 simply maintained the 3G at the same old price it always was and added a premium to the 3GS. I can't help thinking this was probably because (a) they could, as they had the monopoly on it at the time, and (b) they knew that monopoly was coming to an end soon so wanted to milk it for all it's worth.

I hope the competition normalises things a bit so the S version is a little closer to the original pricing of the 3G when it was launched - it wouldn't surprise me if the older 3G didn't disappear altogether soon anyway.
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Posted: 2009-10-02 14:56
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The iPhone from how I understand it, is a iPod with a phone, rather than a phone with an iPod...
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Posted: 2009-10-26 17:23
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November 10th is the date for iPhone 3G and 3GS availability on Orange according to The Guardian

I'll still be waiting for the Vodafone offering as my contract ends in January
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Posted: 2009-10-26 17:29
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On 2009-10-02 14:56:53, fatreg wrote:
The iPhone from how I understand it, is a iPod with a phone, rather than a phone with an iPod...



I see it as a powerful phone, with iPod software and powerful QuickTime for video playback and the ability to have some seriously powerful applications. Think of it as a feature phone on quality 'roids!

you guys that try it on Orange will go nuts with games like Real Racing GTi!
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Posted: 2009-10-27 16:13
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i doubt orange will brand the iphone, but that will put non-iphone orange users thinking that "only when u get an iphone you get no branding"
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Mr Miyagi
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Posted: 2009-10-31 14:26
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does anyone think that orange will introduce the iphone on pay and go at a cheaper price than o2? also do you think the iphone on orange will be locked or unlocked? i am going to hold out in buying it on pay and go until orange brings it out and see what happens with price.
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Posted: 2009-10-31 15:14
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11th November not 10th 2 years after the original iPhone went on sale well the day after.
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Posted: 2009-10-31 15:25
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iPhone first went on sale on November 9th 2007, here's the press release, which presumably is why Orange will start selling them on the 10th
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Posted: 2009-10-31 18:25
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This probably explains why o2 are currently fleecing its customers with the SATIO which is officially released by o2 on the 10th
I hear the new retentions system goes live on o2 this weekend, maybe they will try a bit harder to keep custom once they have competition from Orange etc.


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Posted: 2009-10-31 18:55
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On 2009-10-31 18:25:12, larry 68 wrote:
This probably explains why o2 are currently fleecing its customers with the SATIO which is officially released by o2 on the 10th
I hear the new retentions system goes live on o2 this weekend, maybe they will try a bit harder to keep custom once they have competition from Orange etc.




what new retentions system are o2 doing? not heard anything from them doing this.
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