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12 month deals back at vodafone!!!

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5y, 10m agoFound 5 years, 10 months ago
due to ofcom, this year mobile networks are required to once again offer 12 month agreements!

vodafone have started this early but in stores only atm and you have to specifically ask for them (they naturally wont offer these normally!)

so most phones should be available ie blackberrys, andriod handsets AND the iphone!!!!
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#1
"due to ofcom, this year mobile networks are required to once again offer 12 month agreements"

The Ofcom ruling come into force in May for all operators.

Then they'll just stick more onto the cost of the phone.



Edited By: Tom Pickering on Feb 02, 2011 15:55
#2
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-02/01/ofcom-demands-networks-sell-12-month-contracts

according to this article its not until end of may that 12 months will come back into force so they dont have to honour it yet until then.....
#3
Vodafone have already started offering them again starting February 1st!

i would only assume they are trying to do this before the other operators also start

Edited By: Adao on Feb 02, 2011 15:56
#4
Adao
Vodafone have already started offering them again starting February 1st!i would only assume they are trying to do this before the other operators also start

O2 are starting their 12 month deals from 1 March
#5
Zolasfoot
Adao
Vodafone have already started offering them again starting February 1st!i would only assume they are trying to do this before the other operators also start
O2 are starting their 12 month deals from 1 March

BTW Tesco already doing 12 month deals.
#6
Glad to hear it, my contract is up in July.
#7
Zolasfoot
Zolasfoot
Adao
Vodafone have already started offering them again starting February 1st!i would only assume they are trying to do this before the other operators also start
O2 are starting their 12 month deals from 1 March


BTW Tesco already doing 12 month deals.


Yeah agreed. I am already 12 months Tesco iPhone 4 deal since last year.
#8
all it will do will put a cost on the phone .. for istance Vodaphone are currently doing the HTC HD Desire on an 18month contract for only £15 per month ..but phone costs £275 !
#9
"due to ofcom, this year mobile networks are required to once again offer 12 month agreements"


If they had to be coerced into giving a good deal to it's customers, then it's not really a company I would like to deal with, those tax dodging, money grabbing, French Le Muppéts.
#10
They should have kept the 12 month contracts in the first place & let the customer decide to pay more per month for the priviledge flexibility of upgrading earlier for a new phone since the mobile phone market was already too saturated.

Either way, all contracts & PAYG's are subsidised so you either pay upfront or have longer contract term.
#11
i will try for a new 12 month contract upgrade next week.
#12
i think the deals are in the region of how the difference between 18 and 24 months is. same package but 18months £5 more expensive every month. so i would guess 12 months would be £5 more than the 18 month package every month. cost of phone should stay the same. thats how networks used to do it wasnt it?
#13
Adao
i think the deals are in the region of how the difference between 18 and 24 months is. same package but 18months £5 more expensive every month. so i would guess 12 months would be £5 more than the 18 month package every month. cost of phone should stay the same. thats how networks used to do it wasnt it?


yes agree what they are loosing in those lost months they will just cover it in having to pay initialy for the phone ..eg todays current free phone will now cost a £30 outlay
#14
veedubjai
Either way, all contracts & PAYG's are subsidised so you either pay upfront or have longer contract term.

+ 1
#15
mikbish
[quote=Adao] i think the deals are in the region of how the difference between 18 and 24 months is. same package but 18months £5 more expensive every month. so i would guess 12 months would be £5 more than the 18 month package every month. cost of phone should stay the same. thats how networks used to do it wasnt it?


i used to get 12 months contracts quite regularly and the only extra cost is the £5 a month compared to 18 months

so a 24 month contract is for example £30 and phone is free
18 months = £35 and phone free
12 months = £40 and phone free



yes agree what they are loosing in those lost months they will just cover it in having to pay initialy for the phone ..eg todays current free phone will now cost a £30 outlay

Edited By: Adao on Feb 02, 2011 16:33
#16
I heard yesterday that 3 are releasing new 'deals ' wef from the 9th Feb..

all I want is a HTC Desire HD ..on an 18month max , for max £25 month with free phone .. have been searching days now ..can get for £25 but with those stupid multi redemptions ..Grrrrrrrr
#17
So why is this a hot deal ?

Its not rocket science is it they can price 12 months deals more expensive to put people off

18 deal £20 a month
12 deal £50 a month

No ?
#18
deanos
So why is this a hot deal ?

Its not rocket science is it they can price 12 months deals more expensive to put people off

18 deal £20 a month
12 deal £50 a month

No ?


they didnt have that before and from those who i've spoken to say its not priced nothing like that you said
#19
I remember doing 12 month contracts and after ten months into contract I upgraded and a handset typically lasted less than 12 months. Now i just hate myself for agreeing to 24 month contracts. Just waiting for it to complete in next 10 months. when its done I will never ever sign up for 24 months.
#20
baldude
I remember doing 12 month contracts and after ten months into contract I upgraded and a handset typically lasted less than 12 months. Now i just hate myself for agreeing to 24 month contracts. Just waiting for it to complete in next 10 months. when its done I will never ever sign up for 24 months.


yup i would never agree to 24 months, far far too long, and back in the hay day when u could upgrade from month 10 in a 12 month contract now ppl are being stung into 2 yr agreements is quite shocking!!!
#21
mikbish
I heard yesterday that 3 are releasing new 'deals ' wef from the 9th Feb..all I want is a HTC Desire HD ..on an 18month max , for max £25 month with free phone .. have been searching days now ..can get for £25 but with those stupid multi redemptions ..Grrrrrrrr

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#22
agree with the last comment, never will go for 24 month deal, such a long time, wasn't even keen on an 18 month deal but was advised a blanket 24 month setup would come to 3. cancelled all of it now with unlocked phone on Tesco mobile 30day option, very good so far
#23
At last ofcom done good here
hope they offer this on all handsets and not just the rubbish basic phones
i love getting a new phone every 12 months i get bored easily

as for ppl with 24 month contracts its your own fault and ruined it for everyone if no one signed up for them they wouldn't exist. .. Especially iphones. .

Will be interested in how much the initial outlay cost will be. . Unless they charge u for the loss of 6 months at the start on ur contract say £35 x 6 = £210 shafted lol
#24
kev_u8701r
At last ofcom done good here
hope they offer this on all handsets and not just the rubbish basic phones
i love getting a new phone every 12 months i get bored easily

as for ppl with 24 month contracts its your own fault and ruined it for everyone if no one signed up for them they wouldn't exist. .. Especially iphones. .

Will be interested in how much the initial outlay cost will be. . Unless they charge u for the loss of 6 months at the start on ur contract say £35 x 6 = £210 shafted lol


Its hardly OFCOM come good, its the EU thats come good again in the mobile sector.
I'd hardly say it was the fault of those taking 24 month contracts as the providers more or less force it on people. Its almost like saying the petrol prices are high because everyone keeps buying it at high prices, the same could apply i guess in that if no one bought any petrol the prices wouldn't go up!!
#25
I'd guess at least 50% of people don't need the next phone they buy. If you use your old phone you can have whatever deal you want for little money. Having a new phone every year is environmentally bankrupt.

And you know what, if you want your £400 smartphone over 1 year instead of 2, you're still gonna have to pay £400 for it you know, only in half the time.

When I need a new phone, I will cheerfully take a 18 or 24 deal, if one of those is the best deal I can find, because I know a phone should last longer than that. I would certainly hope anything that has been announced by the EU isn't going to lead to me having to subsidise fashion victims who have to have the latest all the time.
#26
Im one of those people who like to change my handset alot. but of course having a phone which would last is important.

the 12 month deals from what i know after calling them today are similar to what they were before, so for example i think the desire hd is £35 a month with vodafone free phone, 18 months is £40, 12 months £45 all with around 600 mins i think. and yes the phone is free at £45

all in all, roughly £540 and the ability to get a new handset before the hd becomes old and is sold on!
#27
If they do keep the pricing i.e. £5 extra per 6 months then it's very good for those who enjoy having a new handset every year. Perfect for those who want the latest iphone every year!
#28
Difference is tho i NEED petrol i can get to work without my phone

Allosunshine
kev_u8701r
At last ofcom done good here
hope they offer this on all handsets and not just the rubbish basic phones
i love getting a new phone every 12 months i get bored easily

as for ppl with 24 month contracts its your own fault and ruined it for everyone if no one signed up for them they wouldn't exist. .. Especially iphones. .

Will be interested in how much the initial outlay cost will be. . Unless they charge u for the loss of 6 months at the start on ur contract say £35 x 6 = £210 shafted lol


Its hardly OFCOM come good, its the EU thats come good again in the mobile sector.
I'd hardly say it was the fault of those taking 24 month contracts as the providers more or less force it on people. Its almost like saying the petrol prices are high because everyone keeps buying it at high prices, the same could apply i guess in that if no one bought any petrol the prices wouldn't go up!!
#29
As said already, it's nice to see 12 monthers back, but by 'eck, you're going to pay for it.

Vodapony won't lose out. In fact they'll probably make on it. Not just voda to be fair, but even so. A fiver a month for every 6 month cut on top of whatever they sting you for amphone... Could work out as bad as good.
2 Likes #30
The contracts will be as similar to Tescos 12 month contracts if not better.
However atleast this will make companies like 3 who were only offering 24 months contract down to earth.
#31
adamnsu
The contracts will be as similar to Tescos 12 month contracts if not better.
However atleast this will make companies like 3 who were only offering 24 months contract down to earth.

lol agree iv always had a 12month till today
#32
Been on one 18M contract previously & never will be. Still using my Nokia 6100 & SE K800i handset to this day. Next phone I buy will be outright at cost (either SE W995, Nokia N8) & still keep my O2 Simplicity 1M tariff plan (comes with inclusive roaming SMS/MMS too). No tie-ups & can sell the phone on eBay if I'm not happy.

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