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O2 Mistakenly Displays iPhone 3G PAYG Prices Online

O2 was left stunned when the prices of its 3G iPhone PAYG services for non contract customers were revealed on its official website.

Calling the whole thing a technical error, O2 maintains that the page was loaded accidentally (ed : Yeah, right... )

Even though the page was swiftly removed, it is not clear whether prices shown were the real thing or not. O2 has not confirmed or denied the authenticity of the prices.

The website revealed that the 8GB model charged £299.99 for its Pay and Go option while the 16GB charges £359.99.

In addition, users can get 6 months of free and unlimited web browsing with a payment of £10 a month after the sixth month.

The original iPhone had cost £269 with a £35 monthly contract. In comparison, the prices revealed this week, if true, give iPhone 3G customers a good deal.

O2 has already made public its contractual tariff for the new iPhone with the lowest being £30 per month with a £99 fee for the handset.

The much awaited iPhone 3G is due to go on sale on 11 July from O2 stores nationwide.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.