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Vodafone Sells Out of iPhone 4 on PAYG


Vodafone Offers iPhone 4 on PAYG - Sells Out

Vodafone is now offering the iPhone 4 for sale on a Pay-as-you-Go basis, though it has already sold out of its initial allocation. However, the web page insists that more are on the way.

The 32GB iPhone 4 costs £570 locked to Vodafone, a £29 saving compared to buying it unlocked direct from Apple. The 16GB model costs £480, £19 less than from Apple

While this doesn’t seem like much of a saving, Vodafone has sweetened the deal by offering a 250MB data bundle per month, and 1GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi as well – though this is only an introductory offer until November 2010.

Vodafone is only the second network to offer the iPhone 4 on PAYG, after Orange, while O2's web site claims that it will be coming soon.

With the iPhone 4 selling out on Vodafone as soon as it went on sale, it seems that the long running “Antennagate” saga has not dampened enthusiasm for the handset.

Link: Vodafone iPhone 4 PAYG


August 11, 2010, 1:57 pm

How can people buy a phone that fails at such a basic function >.< and the only way to get around it is to attach an ugly bumper and ruin it!


August 11, 2010, 3:18 pm

Because it's the best smartphone in pretty much every other area, and the signal issue is a) overstated in practice and b) solved completely with a (free) bumper / any other case you want to put it in.


August 11, 2010, 3:24 pm

Voda are best avoided for this IMO. Look at how they've %*%$ed up HTC updates. Where would the buyer contact to get satisfaction on issues - just look at the antenna issue... If you *must* get a bumper phone go direct Apple.


August 11, 2010, 4:03 pm

Aanyone who invests in *any* smart phone without protecting it in a case of some kind is a total eeeejut.

Doesn't matter what they're made of - or how the antennas are arranged - they can get badly scuffed/scratched/cracked in the blink of an eye.

As the old Durex adverts used to emphasise, it makes sense to use protection ;-)


August 11, 2010, 4:43 pm


Completely agree. Looking forward to the day when smartphones are rugged enough that this is no longer necessary.


True it's a basic flaw, but I actually find the bumper not only inoffensive, but it also makes the slightly sharp-edged iPhone 4 far more comfortable to hold.


August 11, 2010, 5:09 pm

@Matt - I think you forgot to add something to the first clause in your sentence - "IMHO". You might think it's the best smartphone, but plenty of other people don't agree with you for various reasons. A little bit of humility please (IMHO).


August 11, 2010, 5:45 pm

I'd say the fact it has an apple logo on the back is more of a problem than the dodgy antenna.


August 11, 2010, 6:58 pm

@Bailey's_Coffee, @Ardjuna: From the other side, I've never put a case on any phone that I've owned and I've never had one fall apart or become particularly scuffed up. This may be because I always have a dedicated pocket for the thing in any outfit. No coins, keys or receipts ever find themselves in the same pocket as my phone.

Cases tend to be devoid of tactile joy, they ruin the aesthetic and they add bulk unnecessarily IMHO.

@Alex.rar: "How can people buy a phone that fails at such a basic function"

If the iPhone 4 antenna 'failed' so badly, customers would have returned them en masse. That hasn't happened. It's really not much of an issue in everyday use.


August 11, 2010, 9:26 pm


Sorry if I hurt your feelings, but this very site concluded that the iPhone 4 "is still far and away the best smartphone on the market" in their review. It's obviously very expensive, but it's indisputable that Apple's app store has the most apps - including the most games by a country mile. If there's a better touch OS interface I've never heard of it, and even if judged purely on hardware specs it's up there with the best of them.


August 11, 2010, 9:50 pm

I echo Chris' comments about cases, I too have never had a case on anything I have ever owned and have never had anything bad happen to them, I find a case does nothing but ugly up any gadget and have the view that only the most inept people who don't trut themselves to take proper care of the products they own use them.

and the 'bumper' does nothing to protect the iphone anyway, in a drop the glass shatters and it doesn't have any sort of front or back protection so doesn't avoid scratches there. so if the 2 main purposes of having a case don't equate in the 'bumper' then what is the point of it? - oh yeah the antenna thing

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