In an apparent effort to spur sales of the iPhone in the UK, Apple’s iPhone partner, O2, has announced that they’ll be radically changing their iPhone wireless plans. Most O2 iPhone customers will see a three-fold increase in wireless minutes on the same monthly tariff.
O2 iPhone customers on the £35 wireless plan can look forward to 600 wireless minutes (up from 200) and “more than double” the number of bundled SMS text messages. Those with £45 plans can expect to get a bump up to 1,200 minutes and 500 SMS text messages – the same as the current £55 plan. O2 will be dissolving its £55 plan and replacing it with a £75 “super-tier” wireless plan. “Super-tier” customers will be offered 3,000 minutes and 500 included SMS text messages.
The iPhone’s on-contract (18 months) will remain unchanged at £269. Current customers on the £55 plan can choose to save the £10 or upgrade to the “super-tier.” The new plans should go into effect on February 1.
Now, that’s what O2 iPhone customers should have been offered from the beginning. These revised rate-plans may just help boost iPhone sales in the UK – adding to the 190,000 iPhones sold in the first 8 weeks of sales.
[Via: Apple Insider]