Following on from a series of tweets I thought I’d put down what I know here so people have a point of reference (and can also correct me if I’m wrong)
Just discovered my iPhone contract ran out last month although O2 didn’t actually tell me or remind me.
I rang them over another botch up where they’d put a Data bolt on to my account as requested for my trip to Blogworld last October. They did say they’d cancel it after a month but didn’t. Fairly easy to sort out and a refund is being processed.
However, what to do now my iPhone contract is finished?
Well, it transpires I can move to a new 30 day contract reducing my £35 per month to £20 per month. The contract is called Simplicity for iPhone 20. This includes 600 minutes of calls and 1200 text messages plus unlimited data. The operator didn’t mention any change to Visual Voicemail or wifi roaming.
There is a standard Simplicity 20 plan for other phones but this one is specifically for existing iPhone customers coming off the iPhone plan. The standard simplicity 20 plan does not include data.
If you have any further info or links, feel free to drop in the comments.
The £20 per month is still more than I use but it’s better for me. I should really be an iPod touch user for the limited amount of time I actually use the phone part of the iPhone but it’s just so handy when I do need it!
Bring on the next iPhone, I’m out of contract and ready
Following on further tweets saying Visual Voicemail and Wifi roaming are not included, I took the radical step of ring OS again. The lady assures me that the services on Simplicity for iPhone remain exactly the same and do include Visual Voicemail and data roaming. This seems sensible to me? Why would they remove core functionality from the phone. The reduced price is purely to offset the absence of the subsidised component of the hardware which is completed once the original contract is completed.