O2 gives away iPhone, redefines "having cake and eating it"
As reported earlier this week, O2 is giving away the iPhone 3G for free on contract. It's no doubt a calculated bid to empty shelves of the current stock, in preparation for a new series of handsets in the Summer.
So that's good, right? You get a shiny new iPhone for free and take up a contract, O2 makes its money and clears the shelves of handsets they'll otherwise have trouble shifting in three months' time. Everyone's a winner.
Except. You'll only get your precious iPhone if you sign up to a two year contract. By 2011, Apple will have launched at least two new lines of handsets. You'll trundling about in your Triumph Dolomite while everyone else is wearing jet packs and living on the Moon.
We advise waiting until Summer; rumours of a budget iPhone are persistent, and the current disposal suggests there's something better coming along for £99 plus contract. If you can't wait, the free 8GB iPhone 3G will cost you £34 per month and the 16GB handset £44 per month.