O2 sent out an email to all customers announcing that the iPhone 3G will be available for pre-order as of 8 AM today until July 11th.
Here’s the email:
"The iPhone you’ve been waiting for. Order from 8am today.
As promised we are writing to you to keep you updated on the next steps to
getting an iPhone 3G. We do, however, expect demand for iPhone 3G to be
very high so orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis
so that we can be fair to all customers. Orders will be limited to one
iPhone 3G per customer.
* The new 8GB iPhone won’t cost you a penny on our ¬£45 and ¬£75 tariffs.
And it’s just ¬£99 on our ¬£35 tariff and new ¬£30 tariff. Terms apply.
If you want to place your order, all you need do is click on the link
below on your Mac or PC, select the tariff, select the iPhone 3G model and
sign a new 18-month contract online.
Initial, successful orders will be delivered on 11th July by courier and
will require a signature as proof of receipt.
Order now :
* Subject to availability. Connection subject to status, 18 month minimum
term contract, credit check & direct debit. Terms apply. See o2.co.uk"
O2 is very firm in stating that the iPhone 3G will be shipped on a first come first serve basis, which is an obvious disclaimer for "don’t be mad when your iPhone 3G doesn’t get shipped for 3 weeks after July 11th".
But if you’re an O2 customer, you better get out there and order!