iPhone 3G owners in the UK are fuming this morning after it was revealed O2 would not be offering an easy upgrade to people in mid-contract.
If you want to upgrade to the iPhone 3GS and you are not at the end of your contract then O2 will be asking for Â£35 for each month left on your contract and then Â£274.23 to buy the handset. So if you have 6 months left its going to cost almost Â£500 to upgrade.
The most insulting thing about the new iPhone pricing is that O2 are offering internet tethering (allowing you to use the iPhone as a modem for your laptop) but charging Â£14.68 a month for the privilege. The iPhone has an unlimited data package so how can they charge again for the same data? And who is really going to use 3GB a month?
Why can’t O2 just offer 50MB of tethered data for free as part of my contract?