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Should we get iPhone from orange?

My girlfriend and I are about to go to the orange shop to get two iPhones on 45chf per month contracts?

The 4s is 250 chf
And the 4 is 100 chf

Should we do it?!
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Old 23.06.2012, 13:33
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Re: Should we get iPhone from orange?

I am not sure what you mean but
- check with the other companies: coverage, internet, price of the iphone...
- for the average user the difference between the 4 and 4s is not huge...but the battery does not last much with 4s

So what do you mean?




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Should we do it?!
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My girlfriend and I are about to go to the orange shop to get two iPhones on 45chf per month contracts?

The 4s is 250 chf
And the 4 is 100 chf

Should we do it?!
Assuming it's a 24 month contract, you are talking about 24*45*2 = 2160 CHF.
300 CHF more upfront shouldn't make you bankrupt, should it?

With the 4S, you will (most likely) get software-updates for the next three years, though the comment on the battery-life is certainly true.
I didn't feel much difference between my three year old 3 GS and the 4S (which is really a shame).
If you can wait for another couple of months, the next iPhone will certainly be much better - in the same way the new MacBookPro with Retina display is "better" than the conventional MacBookPros.
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Old 23.06.2012, 17:26
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Re: Should we get iPhone from orange?

Where are you from and do you do a lot of international calls? This is where Orange really kick butt but not in those tariffs...
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Re: Should we get iPhone from orange?

In the end just decided to go with their cheapest plan, which is 25chf per month, including 1gb data and 0 mins and 0 SMS.

But because we are both under 27 we get unlimited free SMS and calls to orange (so basically we can call each other all we want, no more "I run out of credit" excuses!)

With this plan the phone is 50chf more expensive but the bill is 20chf less per month. Also the guy said that you can upgrade any time, and downgrade back to your original plan at any time. But if you take the 45chf month plan you can never downgrade below this.

I asked about international calls and roaming but the guy said these are all "add ons" and you can add/remove to your plan any time.

Looked around and it seems second hand prices for 4gs all start at around 300chf anyway.

So yeah, locked into 25chf per month but we can call each other as much as we like and I get a little walk around data which up to now I haven't had at all so not too bad I think.

To keep my number from coop mobile takes up to 15 days but she took a new number so worked straight away. But getting from the orange shop had a flat battery. Normally apple stuff ordered arrives with a full-ish battery.

She will not be able to make any roaming call at all for 6 months because her b permit is so new.
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Re: Should we get iPhone from orange?

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My girlfriend and I are about to go to the orange shop to get two iPhones on 45chf per month contracts?

The 4s is 250 chf
And the 4 is 100 chf

Should we do it?!
I'm just about to go down the Coop to get two litres of full fat milk.

Should I do it?

(sorry, could not resist)
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Re: Should we get iPhone from orange?

Stay away from orange specially if you live near the borders, coverage SUCKS!!!
Swisscom prices are a lot better also!
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Re: Should we get iPhone from orange?

Also, Orange changed their policy on letting you out of the contract if you have to leave the country....so expect to be set with 900CHF bills for each phone if you leave Switzerland before the end of the 2-year contract.
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Re: Should we get iPhone from orange?

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Stay away from orange specially if you live near the borders, coverage SUCKS!!!
Swisscom prices are a lot better also!
I second that. I you can afford it, go with one of the new infinity subscriptions that include unlimited everything. I just switched up to the infinity M because I live on the border to Germany and spend most of my Saturdays shopping in Konstanz. Now I get 30mb of data, 30sms and 30mins of roaming included for the price.

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