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    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 26th Dec 11, 11:59 AM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 11:59 AM
    You seem to be really desperate...
    Will you keep starting new threads every 15 minutes until you get a reply?
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse.

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    • stclair
    • By stclair 26th Dec 11, 6:13 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:13 PM
    Has anyone tried this?
    Originally posted by Lauzlou
    You can normally upgrade 3 months before your current contract ends then the remaining months are added onto your next contract.

    I think you can buy yourself out of your contract now at a discounted rate should you want to upgrade earlier.
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    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 26th Dec 11, 6:40 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:40 PM
    this is the new one right they charge you a percentage of what remains on your contract to get a new phone i think

    dont know anyone whos done it yet
    What goes around-comes around
    • stclair
    • By stclair 26th Dec 11, 6:43 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:43 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:43 PM
    this is the new one right they charge you a percentage of what remains on your contract to get a new phone i think

    dont know anyone whos done it yet
    Originally posted by gabbyevs
    Yeah im with orange and wanted to upgrade my phone early and they said I could make a one off payment to buy myself out the rest of the contract. I would recommend you call them up and ask them what your options are that would i did then it was mentioned then.
    Last edited by stclair; 26-12-2011 at 6:47 PM.
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    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 26th Dec 11, 6:48 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:48 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:48 PM
    how much did they charge you for an early upgrade then or did you just leave
    What goes around-comes around
    • stclair
    • By stclair 26th Dec 11, 6:51 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:51 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 6:51 PM
    how much did they charge you for an early upgrade then or did you just leave
    Originally posted by gabbyevs
    I did not do it in the end as I had 5 months remaining of my contract and you can upgrade anyway when you have 3 months left of your contract so it wasnt worth it. I was just being impatient as I wanted the iphone 4s.
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    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 26th Dec 11, 8:20 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 8:20 PM
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    • 26th Dec 11, 8:20 PM
    oh so you paid to leave? or you waiting for the 3 months now

    mine is up end of jan
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    • daleski75
    • By daleski75 28th Dec 11, 11:03 AM
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    • 28th Dec 11, 11:03 AM
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    • 28th Dec 11, 11:03 AM
    If you can upgrade 3 months early does that mean if you pay off the 3 months then when you renew it's back to a 18/24 month contract and doesn't become a 21/27 month contract?

    Or do you have to pay off the full 6 months to make sure you only renew on a 18/24 month agreement?
    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 2nd Jan 12, 7:01 PM
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    just bumping this as would also like to know if you get to start a new contract or it jsut gets added on
    What goes around-comes around
    • Tony5101
    • By Tony5101 2nd Jan 12, 7:41 PM
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    If you upgrade early, Orange simply add the remaining amount of your current minimum term onto the end of your new term. Eg upgrading 3 months early means your new minimum term is then set to either 21 or 27 months based on 18/24 month contracts.
    You can't shorten your commitment by upgrading early.
    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 2nd Jan 12, 7:53 PM
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    actually just found this:-

    Early Upgrade terms and conditions
    If you are a SIM Only customer on an 12 or 18 month contract or a pay monthly customer on any other type of plan, and are more than 6 months into your contract with more than 3 months to go before the end of your minimum term, we will let you upgrade onto a new pay monthly price plan with new phone if you pay your Early Upgrade Fee. You can’t upgrade to a 30 day SIM Only plan. Your new price plan will have a new minimum term and you might have to pay to get the phone you want.
    You won’t be eligible for Early Upgrade if you pay by direct debit or cheque and have outstanding debt on your account. Early Upgrade is not available for mobile broadband or business customers.
    The Early Upgrade Fee will be calculated as a lump sum equal to the total monthly line rental due for the remaining period of your minimum term (on a pro rata basis if you are part way through a monthly billing cycle). We’ll then apply a discount to that amount to get to your final Early Upgrade Fee. You’ll need to pay your Early Upgrade Fee straightaway unless we advise you otherwise.
    If your monthly line rental already has a promotional discount we might use that lower amount to calculate your Early Upgrade Fee and your promotional discount may continue to apply to your new price plan. However, this is not always the case, so please ask instore for details.
    You can either keep your own Orange phone or trade it in for cash using our Recycle and Reward scheme. You can read the full Recycle & Reward terms and conditions here: http://www.orangerecycle.co.uk/information/terms-conditions
    You can decide to cancel your Early Upgrade by telling us within 14 days. You will need to return your new phone. We’ll then put you back on your original price plan and at the same point in your minimum term, and either pay you the Early Upgrade Fee or credit it to your account. Because we can’t get your old phone back, the 14 day cancellation policy does not apply if you have chosen to recycle your old phone with Recycle and Reward.
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  • one hot minute
    I broke my phone and was getting charged £140 from apple for a replacement iPhone 4. Orange let me upgrade to the 4s 7 months early by paying £150. It was just after the news of their price increases broke but they allowed me to sign up to a cheaper contract too. It was only £2 cheaper but it was something. Plus I was able to keep my broken phone which sold for £210 on eBay.
    • Tony5101
    • By Tony5101 2nd Jan 12, 8:04 PM
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    actually just found this:-

    Early Upgrade terms and conditions
    If you are a SIM Only customer on an 12 or 18 month contract or a pay monthly customer on any other type of plan, and are more than 6 months into your contract with more than 3 months to go before the end of your minimum term, we will let you upgrade onto a new pay monthly price plan with new phone if you pay your Early Upgrade Fee. You canít upgrade to a 30 day SIM Only plan. Your new price plan will have a new minimum term and you might have to pay to get the phone you want.
    You wonít be eligible for Early Upgrade if you pay by direct debit or cheque and have outstanding debt on your account. Early Upgrade is not available for mobile broadband or business customers.
    The Early Upgrade Fee will be calculated as a lump sum equal to the total monthly line rental due for the remaining period of your minimum term (on a pro rata basis if you are part way through a monthly billing cycle). Weíll then apply a discount to that amount to get to your final Early Upgrade Fee. Youíll need to pay your Early Upgrade Fee straightaway unless we advise you otherwise.
    If your monthly line rental already has a promotional discount we might use that lower amount to calculate your Early Upgrade Fee and your promotional discount may continue to apply to your new price plan. However, this is not always the case, so please ask instore for details.
    You can either keep your own Orange phone or trade it in for cash using our Recycle and Reward scheme. You can read the full Recycle & Reward terms and conditions here: http://www.orangerecycle.co.uk/information/terms-conditions
    You can decide to cancel your Early Upgrade by telling us within 14 days. You will need to return your new phone. Weíll then put you back on your original price plan and at the same point in your minimum term, and either pay you the Early Upgrade Fee or credit it to your account. Because we canít get your old phone back, the 14 day cancellation policy does not apply if you have chosen to recycle your old phone with Recycle and Reward.
    Originally posted by gabbyevs
    Ok, so all that tells you is that you can upgrade early outside of the normal upgrade window, by paying up your remaining months minimum commitment. If you take this route, then there would be no additional term, as you've already wasted probably quite a bit of money paying for service that you won't receive.
    Your choice I guess.
    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 2nd Jan 12, 8:20 PM
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    im not saying i would do it just that it answers the question if its added on or not
    What goes around-comes around
    • Tony5101
    • By Tony5101 2nd Jan 12, 8:51 PM
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    Ahh...I see. I thought you were looking to actually do it.
    • richardvc
    • By richardvc 2nd Jan 12, 8:56 PM
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    Without being boring why would you want to upgrade with Orange ?

    The company are shysters - upping the costs of millions of their contract customers in the middle of those contracts.

    Who would really want to stay with a company that cannot be trusted ?
    Pre June 2005 - Money WasterFervent MSE'r and have reclaimed charges back from AMEX and A&L - approx 2.5k
    June 25th 2005 - Lightbulb Moment & 37k in debt June 23rd 2010 - I am totally debt free and it feels great !!!
    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 2nd Jan 12, 9:02 PM
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    didnt vodafone do it aswell though

    its up tothe individual who they want to pay money to
    What goes around-comes around
    • jasonwatkins
    • By jasonwatkins 2nd Jan 12, 11:18 PM
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    Ok, so all that tells you is that you can upgrade early outside of the normal upgrade window, by paying up your remaining months minimum commitment
    Originally posted by Tony5101
    With a discount on top as well -not sure if it's a fixed discount or applied based on length of time with orange ?
  • wandos
    With a discount on top as well -not sure if it's a fixed discount or applied based on length of time with orange ?
    Originally posted by jasonwatkins
    The guy in the local Orange shop told me it was calculated as

    (Monthly line rental x months remaining) - VAT

    Then a 33% discount applied as a "loyalty bonus"
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