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    • rome1067
    • By rome1067 3rd Dec 17, 7:57 AM
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    Tesco Mobile Price Increase
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:57 AM
    Tesco Mobile Price Increase 3rd Dec 17 at 7:57 AM
    Please be aware when comparing mobile phone deals that most of the deals Tesco are advertising are 30 months which means they are no longer competitive with their prices. A new iPhone 6s with Tesco sounds good on the Black Friday deal of £24.99 per month but that is a whopping £749.
    I know some people will want to keep their monthly payment down but people need to be aware. An extra 6 months doesn't sound much but it does make a big difference in prices.
    I've got four phones with Tesco but will gradually move away as they come to renewal. Shame because Tesco used to be brilliant for phone deals but not anymore
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    • hollie.weimeraner
    • By hollie.weimeraner 3rd Dec 17, 9:11 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 9:11 AM
    Yes that's why it's better to buy the phone upfront and then get a cheap monthly sim deal. I bought 2 iphone 6s's last year from John Lewis and put them on a 0% Post Office credit card. I currently pay £5 per month with BT for my phone contract and my wife has just moved to Tesco £7-50 per month for hers. On your deal that works out at £1500 This way it works out at £1375 for them both. We paid £499 each for the phones 12 months ago, not sure what they are now but probably cheaper.
    I suppose it depends on how much data you use but we don't use a lot so this was the cheapest deal for us
    • PHK
    • By PHK 3rd Dec 17, 9:11 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 9:11 AM
    I think you've misunderstood. That's for an "anytime upgrade" tariff, which allows you to change the phone and tariff at any time. They still do 24 month contracts.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 3rd Dec 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:15 AM
    I thought anything longer than a 24 month was now illegal for non-business contracts, so the OP must have it completely wrong.
    • d123
    • By d123 3rd Dec 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:22 AM
    I thought anything longer than a 24 month was now illegal for non-business contracts, so the OP must have it completely wrong.
    Originally posted by mobilejunkie
    Tesco and Virgin use a technicality, it isn’t a 30 or 36 month contract for service, it’s a 30/36 month personal loan to pay for the phone.

    Service is billed separately and is a 30 day contract (at least for Virgin)

    Here’s how Virgin describe it.

    Prices shown are based on a 24 or 36 month Consumer Credit Agreement provided by Virgin Media Mobile Finance Limited and a 30 day rolling Pay Monthly Airtime Contract with Virgin Mobile Telecoms Limited.

    You must pay off your loan in full in order to upgrade your handset. Further terms and conditions apply. 0% APR Representative.
    http://store.virginmedia.com/virgin-media-mobile/pay-monthly-phones/iphone7-32gb-black/iphone7-32gb-black-tariffs.html#contentTabs0
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    • rome1067
    • By rome1067 3rd Dec 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:26 AM
    I know they still do 24 month but the prices they show are usually the 30 month which appear cheaper because it's over a longer period
    I used to use Tesco because they WERE a cheap way of getting the kids iPhones. The equivalent phone on 24 months is nearly £29 a month and while it works out cheaper it is no longer competitive compared to other companies.
    I think they are being a little sneaky in their advertising, I know all the information is there but some people will just see that monthly figure and think it's the best deal when it's not.
    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 4th Dec 17, 3:06 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:06 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:06 PM
    Tesco Mobile don't really compete on price anymore.
    Their offerings are only slightly cheaper than 50% parent O2.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 4th Dec 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 3:19 PM
    Tesco Mobile don't really compete on price anymore.
    Their offerings are only slightly cheaper than 50% parent O2.
    That may be true. But I have experienced both companies service/call centers with Tesco a clear winner!
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 4th Dec 17, 3:27 PM
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    Phones are phones. Why people think they need Iphones is beyond me. It seems like too many people are seduced by pretty graphics and gimmicks when the core part of a phone - calls, messages, social media - can be bought for so much less.

    It is good that the OP states an iPhone as £749. People dont see it like that they see it like 'that's only £30 per month'. It isnt. It is £749. That is just the phone company's way of getting over a hurdle because people would never pay £749 for a phone if you had to do so upfront
    • d123
    • By d123 4th Dec 17, 4:57 PM
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    Phones are phones. Why people think they need Iphones is beyond me. It seems like too many people are seduced by pretty graphics and gimmicks when the core part of a phone - calls, messages, social media - can be bought for so much less.

    It is good that the OP states an iPhone as £749. People dont see it like that they see it like 'that's only £30 per month'. It isnt. It is £749. That is just the phone company's way of getting over a hurdle because people would never pay £749 for a phone if you had to do so upfront
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    You’re out of touch if you think only iPhones cost that sort of money, a Galaxy Note 8 is just under £900 or s8+ £780, even a “cheap” brand like Huawei now have an £800 flagship model.
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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 5th Dec 17, 8:37 AM
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    You’re out of touch if you think only iPhones cost that sort of money, a Galaxy Note 8 is just under £900 or s8+ £780, even a “cheap” brand like Huawei now have an £800 flagship model.
    Originally posted by d123
    Can you point out where in my post I stated that only Iphones are in that price bracket.

    Same goes for the other phones. Ridiculous prices inflated by the non-essential gimmicks....
    • Shrimply
    • By Shrimply 5th Dec 17, 11:46 AM
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    Same goes for the other phones. Ridiculous prices inflated by the non-essential gimmicks....
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    Perhaps you should be less judgemental about what other people choose to spend their money on. You can go through life never spending extra money on things that you get enjoyment out if you like but maybe don't be so quick to criticise others.

    Photos that I have taken on my S7, just because I've had it with me, have more than paid for than the price of the phone in my eyes. I can't see how you can call that a gimmick.
    • john22
    • By john22 5th Dec 17, 11:50 AM
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    Can you point out where in my post I stated that only Iphones are in that price bracket.

    Same goes for the other phones. Ridiculous prices inflated by the non-essential gimmicks....
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    Stick to what you like and leave others to buy what they want.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 5th Dec 17, 1:35 PM
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    Stick to what you like and leave others to buy what they want.
    Originally posted by john22
    And this is called a discussion... I am allowed to have an opinion or respond how I wish...

    In what capacity am I physically preventing people from buying what they want? Move on....
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 5th Dec 17, 1:38 PM
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    Perhaps you should be less judgemental about what other people choose to spend their money on. You can go through life never spending extra money on things that you get enjoyment out if you like but maybe don't be so quick to criticise others.

    Photos that I have taken on my S7, just because I've had it with me, have more than paid for than the price of the phone in my eyes. I can't see how you can call that a gimmick.
    Originally posted by Shrimply
    I didnt say that people shouldnt spend money on enjoyment. I question the worth of a 'top of the range' phone's supposed enjoyment given that you can get 95% of it on a much more budget phone.

    Photos taken on your S7.... I can take photos on a £10/month phone too.
    • john22
    • By john22 5th Dec 17, 7:59 PM
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    And this is called a discussion... I am allowed to have an opinion or respond how I wish...

    In what capacity am I physically preventing people from buying what they want? Move on....
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    Where did I say you were physically preventing people?

    Your post had nothing to do with the main topic and is just a dig at expensive phones and the people who buy them.

    If you don’t like expensive phones then fine but leave other people out of it. As you say it’s beyond you to why people buy them so don’t bother trying to say anything about it. Hence why I told you just to leave others to buy what they want.
    • d123
    • By d123 5th Dec 17, 11:04 PM
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    Can you point out where in my post I stated that only Iphones are in that price bracket.
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    You couldn’t just go back and read your post that I quoted?


    Why people think they need Iphones is beyond me.

    It is good that the OP states an iPhone as £749. People dont see it like that they see it like 'that's only £30 per month'. It isnt. It is £749.
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
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    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 6th Dec 17, 9:04 AM
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    You couldn’t just go back and read your post that I quoted?
    Originally posted by d123
    And? Iphone is clearly an example of an expensive phone....
    • boatman
    • By boatman 6th Dec 17, 12:22 PM
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    You’re out of touch if you think only iPhones cost that sort of money, a Galaxy Note 8 is just under £900 or s8+ £780, even a “cheap” brand like Huawei now have an £800 flagship model.
    Originally posted by d123
    You really would need to be a complete muppet to pay that for a Huawei!! At least an iPhone keeps some of its value, you can then sell it to another fanboy who likes to be easily parted with their money.. Let's face it, all those iPhone screen repairers need to be kept in work.
    • john22
    • By john22 6th Dec 17, 12:55 PM
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    I wish we had someone who was trained in psychology to explain why people who have no desire in something have to then label others or think something is not right with them when they have that thing that they don’t want.
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