By September 1, 2008

iPhone 3G Pay and Go September 16th

image O2 have just announced the availability of the iPhone 3G on it’s Pay & Go network deal from the 16th September. Pay & Go customers can now enjoy the iPhone 3G without a monthly contract. The new iPhone 3G 8GB for Pay & Go will be available for £349.99 and the 16GB version for £399.99. This also includes unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 12 months after you activate your iPhone 3G. At the end of the 12 months you can continue to receive unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for just £10 per month.

It will be available to buy from 16th September in O2 stores, The Carphone Warehouse and Apple stores.
Please note visual voicemail and call merging are not available with Pay & Go. You’ll also need to change your data settings to use services such as Mobile Internet. Take a look at the activation tab on this page for more information.

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Existing O2 Pay & Go customers upgrade to iPhone 3G
If you’re an existing O2 Pay & Go customer and want to upgrade to iPhone 3G you may be eligible for an upgrade reward. We’ll give you 10% of the value of your top ups as call time worth up to £200.*
You can claim your upgrade reward when you buy in an O2 store or by calling 2210. Your upgrade reward will be credited within 15 days.
You’ll need to use the new SIM card that comes with the iPhone 3G to get your 12 months of unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi access and can easily transfer your existing number and balance to your new iPhone SIM.

Switching to O2 is easy and you can keep your existing number
Switching to iPhone 3G is easy and we have a wide range of tariff options available to suit all your needs. To purchase an iPhone 3G with a Pay & Go tariff you need to be over 16.
Once you’ve got your new iPhone, you’ll need to connect to iTunes to activate it, so make sure that you’ve a broadband connection and that your Mac or PC meets the minimum specification required for iTunes below.



Once you’ve got your new iPhone 3G, you’ll need to connect to iTunes to activate it.
Before activating
1. Check your voicemail
Before you activate your iPhone 3G, make sure you listen to your current voicemails. If you’re an existing O2 customer, activation will delete your existing voicemails. If you’re transferring an existing number from another network operator, existing voicemails will not be transferred.
2. Transfer your contacts, music and photos
Before you activate, migrate your existing mobile contacts into Outlook, Outlook Express on the PC, or Address Book or Entourage on the Mac.

To activate your iPhone 3G

Insert the SIM card into your iPhone 3G.

Connect iPhone to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC using the included cable. iTunes opens automatically.

Follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes to activate iPhone 3G and sync your contacts, calendars, music, photos, podcasts, videos, email accounts, and web bookmarks.

Change your data settings. Your iPhone is automatically set to Pay Monthly, so you’ll need to change the settings to Pay & Go to get the things like mobile internet to work.
Here’s how:

Go to settings menu, choose General

Choose Network, then Cellular Data Network

In the APN box, change to – you don’t need to change the user name and password

When finished, press the home button and you’re done.

Finally top-up by a minimum of £10 if you’ve not topped up already.

If you’re already with O2 Pay & Go and want to transfer your existing number and balance just complete this form.

Your 12 months unlimited web and Wi-Fi will be available within 24 hours of your first top-up or upgrade registration.


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