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MSE News: O2 launches 'custom' plans - but it'll cost you

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
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MSE_Stephen_BMSE_Stephen_B MSE Staff
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
O2 now offers 'custom' tariffs which allow customers to choose how and when they pay for a device - but you could save £100s/yr by shopping around...
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  • pmdukpmduk Forumite
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    The big 4 networks are thrashing around trying to preserve their profitable traditional business model against the onslaught of SIM only deals which cannier consumers recognise save them a great deal of money and don't necessarily tie them to a network.
  • ballyblackballyblack Forumite
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    just another ploy by a network to attract gullible punters with 'smoke and mirrors':rotfl:
    new plans promise customised deals, designed to better suit a customer's budget and needs.
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  • 20aday20aday Forumite
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    And another network with up to 36 month agreements... didn’t OFCOM ban these a few years ago?
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  • PHKPHK Forumite
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    You've misunderstood. It's the cost of the handset that is paid off up to 36months. (You can choose 3 to 36 months). The airtime contract is separate.
  • mobilejunkiemobilejunkie Forumite
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    PHK wrote: »
    You've misunderstood. It's the cost of the handset that is paid off up to 36months. (You can choose 3 to 36 months). The airtime contract is separate.

    BUT linked to the term of the handset repayhments. If it smells like a fish, looks like a fish and tastes like a fish...
  • japittsjapitts Forumite
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    pmduk wrote: »
    The big 4 networks are thrashing around trying to preserve their profitable traditional business model against the onslaught of SIM only deals which cannier consumers recognise save them a great deal of money and don't necessarily tie them to a network.


    To be fair there are some scenarios whereby it's better to get a handset-bundle tariff than SIM-only - when I was last "upgrading", it was only a couple of ££ extra a month (so about £50 or so over the 2years) between going the SIM-only route and getting my phone direct from EE. By going the handset route, EE threw in the 24hr replacement service (which I'd had to use on another account only a month or so previously) and a few other extras.. which made it worthwhile.


    And Android devices especially don't tend to get network-extras like 4G-calling & WiFi calling, which can make the difference.



    But these caveats aside, it doesn't take away from the principle - and when I priced up the O2 Flexible tariffs, they still worked out more expensive than other options.
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