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    • MSE Stephen B
    • By MSE Stephen B 29th Aug 18, 3:03 PM
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    MSE News: O2 launches 'custom' plans - but it'll cost you
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    • 29th Aug 18, 3:03 PM
    MSE News: O2 launches 'custom' plans - but it'll cost you 29th Aug 18 at 3:03 PM
    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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    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 29th Aug 18, 4:21 PM
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    • 29th Aug 18, 4:21 PM
    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.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 29th Aug 18, 6:21 PM
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    • 29th Aug 18, 6:21 PM
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    • 29th Aug 18, 6:21 PM
    just another ploy by a network to attract gullible punters with 'smoke and mirrors'

    new plans promise customised deals, designed to better suit a customer's budget and needs.
    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 29th Aug 18, 10:54 PM
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    • 29th Aug 18, 10:54 PM
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    And another network with up to 36 month agreements... didn’t OFCOM ban these a few years ago?
    It's not your credit score that counts, it's your credit history. Any replies are my own personal opinion and not a representation of my employer.
    • PHK
    • By PHK 30th Aug 18, 6:26 AM
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    • 30th Aug 18, 6:26 AM
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    • 30th Aug 18, 6:26 AM
    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.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 30th Aug 18, 6:43 AM
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    • 30th Aug 18, 6:43 AM
    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.
    Originally posted by PHK
    BUT linked to the term of the handset repayhments. If it smells like a fish, looks like a fish and tastes like a fish...
    • japitts
    • By japitts 12th Sep 18, 4:57 PM
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    • 12th Sep 18, 4:57 PM
    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.
    Originally posted by pmduk

    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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