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FREE HTC ONE X - £13.41 / MONTH EFFECTIVELY NO REDEMPTION read description!!!! @ Tesco! £372.00

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@ Tesco. £13.41/month

O2 100
100 Minutes
Unlimited Texts
500MB Data - BOLT ON!!

£21.50/month, take off bolt-on so it's £15.50!

Quidco or Topcashback = £50 Tesco
£15.50 x 24 = £374 - £50 = £322

Tesco link: http://phone-shop.tesco.com/mobile-phones-and-sim-cards/pay-monthly-phones/HTC-One-X-Black-2714c135-4165-4ad8-9c8a-a70fc1cf947a

Fantastic offer if you cant be bothered to claim cashback like the other offers!

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Top Comments (2)

    NeoTrix
    NeoTrix[helper]2 years, 2 months ago7 LikesShow comment tools Reply
    Here2Help
    MacGyverUS
    It is "description" not "discription"...


    what you on about??


    Oh no... *facepalm* it's the spelling police

    Edited By: NeoTrix on May 22, 2012 07:03: error
    Northerner
    futura
    OP my advice is ignore the trolls, if they dont believe you thats their problem. If they took the time to read all of the many thousands of other similar O2 posts for the £21.50 deal, they would see it is O2 who remove the bolt on and therefore has nothing to do with the company you purchase from.

    Oh for goodness sake why do people refuse to read genuine information given by people who understand how mobile phone retailing works. Never heard of clawback?

    O2 pay a hefty advance commission to the distributor (i.e. wholesaler) for every contract sign-up, who pass it on to the retailer, based on the expected revenue from a full term contract (e.g. 2 years' billing). Depending on each network's terms, if the contract is disconnected or downgraded they have the right to clawback all or part of that advance commission from the retailer. Because the handsets are often part-subsidised by the commission this means that the retailer can be out of pocket if the customer downgrades or terminates the contract. Stiff competition and low margins mean that some retailers are now protecting themselves against this loss by imposing a 'fine' against the customer if they do not adhere to the original tariff.

    The assertion by Here2Help that this cannot happen to anyone because his mate has had his phone for a week without any charge is just nonsense, as payments runs (and clawback notifications) are tied into operator billing cycles, and the clawback can occur at any time within the contract.

    If you also think that removing a "bolt-on" does not consitute a downgrade, I refer you to an extract below from one distributor's terms specifically for O2 connections. This clearly states that removal of any "value added service" in the life of the contract could incur clawback. Data bolt-ons are one such value added service.

    "Where any value added service is applied at the point of connection or first resign into revenue share and a revenue share advance is paid and the value added service is subsequently disconnected a true-down of the advance element of that value added service will occur and a clawback of the full advance differential will be made."

    The distributor agreement ends with the following statement,

    "Irrespective of all of the above, ... reserves the right to pass on any clawback received from the network."

    So it is no surprise that some low margin on-line dealers are protecting themselves against clawback by applying penalties to customer contracts, and given the current economic climate I would expect this to become more commonplace.

    Edited By: Northerner on May 24, 2012 12:27: .

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