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    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 14th Jul 09, 8:06 PM
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    MSE Archna
    100 cashback & more on 12-mth O2 SIMplicity SIM-only mobile contracts - 11.25/mth!
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    • 14th Jul 09, 8:06 PM
    100 cashback & more on 12-mth O2 SIMplicity SIM-only mobile contracts - 11.25/mth! 14th Jul 09 at 8:06 PM
    21 September 2009

    What's this about?


    Until the end of September, a cashback site's offering 100 and a free 10 O2 Money card when you sign up for a 12-month, SIM-only O2 contract. Since the network's popular SIMplicity contracts offer top value anyway, this is a great bonus.

    The cheapest package usually costs 19.58/mth for twelve months. So, factoring in the cashback over the course of it, the monthly cost is reduced to 11.25.

    How do I get it?


    First you'll need to sign up with the cashback site if you haven't already. The site doing the deal, Quidco*, takes the first 5 you earn each year as an admin fee, so if this is the only cashback you earn from it, the total return will be 95.

    Now you need to click through to O2 via your chosen cashback site's special link, logging in on the way if you need to. It'll take you to O2's online shop, where you can buy the contract normally. Take care to select a 12-month SIMplicity package; the first tab it shows is for one-month deals (which start at 9.79/mth).

    If you've previously looked at the O2 SIMplicity deal (either direct or on a comparison site) it's worth clearing your web browser's cookies before going to O2 via the link above, as they may interfere with the tracking process. If you don't know how to do this, see the AboutCookies site.

    After a few days your cashback account should show that the cashback's tracked, though the amount of money it shows is likely to be incorrect. That should update in due course (within a month, when it's validated), and you should be paid within 60 days.

    Cashback deals are never 100% guaranteed, though with special deals like this one they tend to work out. If you're unfamiliar with how they work, then it'll pay to read the Cashback Sites guide before doing this.

    Free 10 O2 Money card on top.

    As an added bonus, take up this deal and you'll also get an O2 Money prepaid card, loaded with 10 to spend on anything you like. You needn't top it up if you don't want to: just spend the pre-loaded tenner and ditch it.

    The O2 Money card's a reasonable, if not amazing proposition for UK spending if you do want to keep it, and offers handy real-time balance updates by text. Read the full Prepaid Cards guide for the current top deals.

    Will this suit me?


    While this deal is undoubtedly incredible value for the right person, it's still a waste of money if you won't use the minutes, texts and add-ons it offers. Use a comparison site like Onecompare* or Mobilephonechecker* to see if there's another tariff that's more suitable for you before plumping for this, and remember you'll need a decent, unlocked (or O2-locked) handset to put the SIM in.

    Read the full Cheap Mobiles guide if you're in the market for a new handset.

    What's SIMplicity?


    It's the name O2 gives its SIM-only packages, designed for people that already have the (unlocked) handset they want, but just want decent value usage. It's especially good for those who use a lot of data, as it's possible to choose an unlimited mobile web bolt on which lets you surf as much as you want (within reason) in the UK.

    For 19.58/mth you get 800 mins and a massive 1600 texts, plus importantly you get to choose one inclusive add on from the following:

    - Unlimited O2 to O2 calls
    - Unlimited texts
    - Unlimited weekend calls
    - Unlimited landline calls
    - 200 extra anytime minutes
    - Unlimited Wi-Fi (at BT Openzone hotspots)
    - Unlimited Web Bolt On (subject to fair usage)

    Super-prolific, bordering-on-obsessive mobile users can opt for the 29.38/mth SIMplicity package instead, which offers a huge 1600 minutes and 3200 texts. This works out at 21.05/mth once the cashback's factored in.

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    Thanks to Austin for originally posting details of this deal below! This post has been inserted to provide a full explanation.

    * Using these links helps the site stay ad-free and free to use, as they're 'affiliated links' which invisibly take you via commercial price comparison services like Moneysupermarket or Find, which then pay this site per click.

    You shouldn't notice any difference, the links don't impact the product at all and the editorial line (the things I write) is NEVER impacted by the revenue. If it isn't possible to get an affiliate link for the best product, it is still recommended and still included. The following http://www.quidco.com/o2, http://www.topcashback.co.uk/retailerdetailO2.htm, http://www.onecompare.com, http://www.mobilephonechecker.co.uk are identical unaffiliated links provided for the sake of transparency. Click the following link for more details on how this site's financed.
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  • Dinosteveus
    Don#t get your hopes up..

    See my posts from this page..

    Waiting for 100 cashback since August..

    Been validated for months..

    No word of when the money will get paid..

    Awful.
    Originally posted by Dany!l II
    Have you contacted Quidco?
  • Danyl II
    Yes, several times. Nothing they can do to speed it up.

    It's just all very baffling. They offer you these amazing deals, then take over half a year to pay out.
  • abwsco
    My payment was showing as due in October, then November and now it's been moved to December. Would have been nice before Christmas.
    Originally posted by abwsco
    Don#t get your hopes up..

    See my posts from this page..

    Waiting for 100 cashback since August..

    Been validated for months..

    No word of when the money will get paid..

    Awful.
    Originally posted by Dany!l II
    I'm still waiting for mine as well.
    • pendulum666
    • By pendulum666 5th Jul 10, 8:27 PM
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    pendulum666
    Hi all, this deal appears to be back on with 100 cashback for 12 month simplicity deals at 15+. Mine has been a few working days now and it has still not even shown up as a pending thing in quidco. i.e. Not even shown up as anything at all like it is not even aware of it. Did you guys all get yours through? At that point did you see it appear in quidco?
    • Lemoncurd
    • By Lemoncurd 7th Jul 10, 3:22 PM
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    Lemoncurd
    We ordered a 12 month 15 contract on Monday and it tracked this morning - just under 48 hours. The only thing is that it has tracked as 25 which doesn't correspond to any of the offers on Quidco. A bit worried about them paying out as the SIM didn't turn up so we phoned and got a replacement.
  • blabberwort
    I did this when topcashback had the deal. Tracked originally at 25 but around (cant remember exactly, could have been a bit less)3 months(ish) it went through to available status at the 100 it should have been in the begining.
    • sinw
    • By sinw 7th Jul 10, 6:19 PM
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    sinw
    does track at 25 will go to 100
  • abwsco
    Hi all, this deal appears to be back on with 100 cashback for 12 month simplicity deals at 15+. Mine has been a few working days now and it has still not even shown up as a pending thing in quidco. i.e. Not even shown up as anything at all like it is not even aware of it. Did you guys all get yours through? At that point did you see it appear in quidco?
    Originally posted by pendulum666
    I did get mine although it wasn't until March after I asked Quidco if they had any idea when I'd get paid. I've also since had another 100 when there was another offer on. This didn't track but I put a ticket in and got it. HTH
    • pendulum666
    • By pendulum666 10th Jul 10, 12:12 PM
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    pendulum666
    To the people that signed up to this and it worked I have some questions:

    1: Did you guys who's has tracked do the 15 for smart phones or the 15 iphone tariff?
    2: To get it to track, you don't have to activate the sim do you? It just tracks by itself? I just don't want to start using it till it tracks.
    3: Also, did you sign up as a new customer or did you already have an O2 account? I'm wondering if this is why mine did not work as I was already a customer with an account and during the checkout process I just signed in.
  • dandare
    i signed up for this via quidco last night. i haven't received any confirmation of the sale from 02 and no tracking on quidco? i imagine i should have received something from 02 via email? what should i do? wait a few days? do it again as i'd like the deal sooner rather than later. if i do it for a 2nd time and end up with 2 sims, can i cancel 1 under distance selling regs?
    ta
    dan.
  • zakwilcox
    Update: 100 cashback is now 25
    As of either yesterday or today TopCashBack have stopped advertising the 100 O2 12month >=15 offer -- they're now advertising just 25 off. Not sure exactly when it ended because they also say "Cashback rates are subject to change, both up and down. From time to time the information displayed here may be out of date."

    Zak
    • Lemoncurd
    • By Lemoncurd 12th Jul 10, 2:57 PM
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    Lemoncurd
    To the people that signed up to this and it worked I have some questions:

    1: Did you guys who's has tracked do the 15 for smart phones or the 15 iphone tariff?
    2: To get it to track, you don't have to activate the sim do you? It just tracks by itself? I just don't want to start using it till it tracks.
    3: Also, did you sign up as a new customer or did you already have an O2 account? I'm wondering if this is why mine did not work as I was already a customer with an account and during the checkout process I just signed in.
    Originally posted by pendulum666
    1: iphone
    2: It tracked before it even arrived
    3: New customer
  • prob500
    !!!!!!, I was going to get this today when the cashback amount dropped. I've had a look at the usual suspects amongst the other cashback companies but can't find anywhere with anything approaching 100 - is anyone aware of a better rate?
  • dagger
    well my o2 cashback from July finally got paid today BUT at 25 and not the 100 advertised !!!!!!!!!

    anyone else in the same boat ??????????
    Happy to help :-)
    • Lemoncurd
    • By Lemoncurd 12th Oct 10, 1:50 PM
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    Lemoncurd
    well my o2 cashback from July finally got paid today BUT at 25 and not the 100 advertised !!!!!!!!!

    anyone else in the same boat ??????????
    Originally posted by dagger
    Same here, think it was paid yesterday. Not sure what to do now...
    • copthis1
    • By copthis1 12th Oct 10, 3:41 PM
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    copthis1
    Same here, think it was paid yesterday. Not sure what to do now...
    Originally posted by Lemoncurd
    Although it pains me to say it, I got my 100.......
    • sallysaver
    • By sallysaver 12th Oct 10, 7:29 PM
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    sallysaver
    I'm another one who is playing the waiting game. Ordered thru Quidco on the 13th Feb, 2010!!!!!! Sim didn't arrive. 2nd sim despatched and came early March. Validated - 6th August, 2010. Just asked Quidco to check yesterday and they say I have to wait 120 days from August 6th. Its a joke really, even more so if it is only going to be 25. sally
    • sinw
    • By sinw 12th Oct 10, 7:36 PM
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    sinw
    Mine has been processed as paid after initially trackin at lower rate
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