O2 LAUNCHES iPHONE 3G PAY & GO ON 16 SEPTEMBER

O2 today announced that the 8GB and 16GB iPhone 3Gs will be available on O2 Pay & Go from 16 September, costing £349.99 and £399.99 respectively. Customers will also receive inclusive unlimited UK data and Wi-Fi for 12 months following activation, worth £120.

The iPhone 3G will be available for Pay & Go customers exclusively through O2 stores, Apple and Carphone Warehouse sales channels.

The iPhone 3G brings the best web experience to the UK Pay & Go market. To allow customers to maximise this experience, O2 will include unlimited UK mobile data browsing and unlimited access to over 9,000 Wi-Fi hotspots through both The Cloud and BT Openzone for the first 12 months*. Following this, it will be available as a Bolt On for just £10 per month.

“Launching the iPhone on Pay & Go opens up even more of the market for this innovative device,” said Ronan Dunne, CEO. “Pay & Go customers will not only benefit from the superior mobile experience offered by the iPhone 3G, but also a great value proposition to go alongside it.”

The iPhone 3G is also available on O2 18 month consumer contracts starting from £30 per month, with the 8GB model priced at £99 on the £30 and £35 tariffs and free on the £45 and £75 per month tariffs. Business customers can also benefit from the iPhone 3G which is available on all O2 business tariffs as a monthly Bolt On.

iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is much faster than the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0.2 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.