After Apple’s announcement this morning of a new iPhone model, the iPhone 3G S (S for Speed), the reasons to upgrade are reasonably compelling on June 26th – the Australian release date.
Unfortunately after a phone call to Optus, I was informed the only way for an existing iPhone 3G contract customer to get the new device is to break the existing contract resulting in early termination fees. Then sign up for the new phone contract of 2 years.
This is absolutely ridiculous !! Optus, I seriously hope you reconsider. I, like the majority of other Australian iPhone customers are with Optus, this is they’re chance to extend customer contracts for another year. Sounds like a good deal to me, after all the lions share of a telco’s revenue is from the monthly ongoing charges rather than the cost of the handset.
So with an iPhone 3G and an $89 per month plan.. it looks like I’ll be stuck with the iPhone 3G for quite a while longer..