• iphonebob

    I got my iphone 3G last august on the £45 a month tarrif, however, thanks to my bro working at o2 I only pay about £30 + I got the phone for free. Granted its just the 8gb model but I never use up the whole memory neway.

    Btw r ur figures correct? Technically im on a 45 a month deal but I only get 500 mins and 600 txts. Have these figures changed recently?

  • Iain 117

    really good to know tuanks for posting this!

    Regarding above poster, I’m on the 45/month deal and get 1200/500 though i’d happily trade in those mins for more txts :-(

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    The tariffs are straight off the O2 site; they’re also the same as what I’m paying – I’m not on the £34/mo 600 Mins and 500 texts bundle.

    As a staff friends deal, you may be on a different tariff. I don’t have any info on those – maybe you could ask your brother?


  • Jonny Anderson

    I’m looking at getting an iPhone and this 30% discount would make it much easier to justify the cost! A friend of mine works for Lloyds TSB and says she’ll help me out if she can, so could somebody tell me how you go about getting this discount?

    Thanks a lot x

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    Jonny, the deal’s called “O2 Open”. Your friend will either be able to get a card or a code from somewhere at work (check the corporate intranet), then accompany you in-store when you sign up, in order to get the discount.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    Also: there’s a deal on at the moment with cashback website Quidco, giving you £45 on any iPhone contract taken out with Carphone Warehouse.

    Check it out here: http://www.quidco.com/mobiles-utilities/carphone-warehouse/

  • Jonny

    Cheers Matt, she’s looked it up and got the code, I’ll be getting my iPhone in the next week hopefully :) This little deal should save me over £200 over the course of the contract, so thanks a lot for flagging it up!

  • jones79

    What about buying a new iphone 3g 8gb from ebay for circa £300-340, and then signing up to an O2 sim only contract?

    Isn’t this the cheapest method of all?

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    True enough – you could get a SIM-only deal on a 12 month contract. £19.58/month will get you 800 mins and 1600 texts, plus an unlimited Web bolt-on (data). Add the cost of an unlocked iPhone 3G from eBay (say £320), and you’re looking at £555 for 12 months.

    But it all depends on how the iPhone was unlocked. If it’s an unofficial unlock, then the average user will be stuffed when they update through iTunes and their phone is re-locked. I think buying your own and going SIM-only is a route for the customer who’s happier with a bit of technical tinkering. Not a bad option though, if you know what you’re doing.

  • sanket

    I knew that if someone works for mcdonald they can get 30% discount in Iphone tarrife. and they can get discount up to 5 contract.

    But is that nacessary to buy conntract on that person who working for Mcdonald or I can just take on my name under his/her discount.

    thanks if u help me on that.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford


    The contract can be taken out in your name, but your friend will have to accompany you in-store when you get your iPhone, in order to get the 30% discount. They will need the O2 Open code and their work ID.

    This discount cannot be applied online – it’s in-store only.

  • yesh reddy

    hii i took an iphone with a 35£ tarrif
    can i get a discount about 30 percent of that as i m going to put a mc donalds offer of my frnd whos going to join in a week but he got a discount card before joining.

  • sanket

    thanks matt adford,

    i got your point.

    i will do it now.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    Yesh – you can’t get a discount on an existing contract, unless you’re upgrading.

    Sanket – you’re welcome :)

  • sanket

    Thanks Matt .
    Ya i need to upgrade now.