As the iPhone 3G S goes on pre-order, and its retail debut in the UK is just a over a week away, it seems the majority of Pocket-lint readers are put off by the new handset's price.

Pocket-lint recently revealed the cheapest way to get the high-end iPhone 3G S on a contract through O2 will set you back over £800, with the new 32GB model only "free" on 2-year, £75 contracts.

As the phone was announced, in our latest Pocket-lint reader poll we asked you "Is the iPhone 3G S too expensive?" The verdict came back as 75% saying "yes" and just 25% with a "no".

Backing up this consumer dissatisfaction with not just the handset's cost, contract pricing and upgrade expense for existing iPhone customers, but also the cost of using the new 3G S as a USB modem via "tethering", a Twitter "Twitition" paints a similar picture.

Under the demand "O2 should offer existing iPhone customers a reasonable way to upgrade to the iPhone 3GS. They should also stop ripping us off for tethering", over 4500 signatures have now been collected online.

Our current poll ask whether or not you are interested in securing your Facebook username, or "vanity URL", so vote yes or no now to have your say in the next survey result.