T-Mobile G1 Price Drop in UK

Christmas is coming early to our friends across the pond. The T-Mobile G1 Android phone is now even more affordable after a discount just in time for the holiday season. Previously, a G1 in the U.K. was £40/mo. for service with a FREE G1. The FREE part catches the eye when you consider the G1 is around $179 here in the States with a contract. Now, our U.K. friends are enjoying a price drop to £30/mo. and the G1 is STILL free. Sweet! So why the discount so soon after release? Is T-Mo not reaching their sales goals for the G1? Did Google and T-Mobile not learn from the hornets nest stirred up when a guy named Steve Jobs enraged early adopters with a slashed iPhone price so soon after release? According to T-Mobile:

"We have chosen to offer the device free with a £30 contract to make the pricing more competitive in light of recent device launches. We are well on track to achieve our sales forecasts"

I guess that settles it, eh? If you are in the U.K. and have been holding out, it looks like a good time to pick up a G1!


Brian Hart#AC
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  • wait what service is this subsidized by, cuz i know tmobile isnt in the UK
  • the £30 a month is the cheapest felxt plan, you can get it for £97.87 down and £20 a month on combi15+ (£15 + £5 data) http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-phones/phones/pay-monthly/t-mobile/g1-black/price-plans/ apparently people who paid £40 a month are getting a refund. £40/mo was horrendously overpriced imho.