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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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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
6 Likes
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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#1
Will Buymobiles allow you to remove the data bolt-on without penalty?
#2
O2 Removes the bolt on
3 Likes #3
It is "description" not "discription"...
2 Likes #4
MacGyverUS
It is "description" not "discription"...

what you on about??
2 Likes #5
He is a portable Oxford dictionary, that's what he's on about.
[mod] 7 Likes #6
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
banned#7
Thanks for the deal and the details Here2Help.

I've amended the headline price to reflect the minimum outlay. We don't factor in cashback sites as for a multitude of reasons, the sums are not always guaranteed.
#8
aScottishBloke
Thanks for the deal and the details Here2Help.

I've amended the headline price to reflect the minimum outlay. We don't factor in cashback sites as for a multitude of reasons, the sums are not always guaranteed.

thanks for ur reply, but there is no cash back involved :) this is the cheapest deal on hud without cashback.
#9
showing as 21.50 pm am i missing something
#10
just ignore me realised you have to remove the bolt on
#11
Pretty sure Buymobiles will charge a hefty fee if you remove the data bolt-on.

However : AFAIK Tesco's will allow data removal without charge / penalty

Therefore : 21.50 - 6 = 15.50 x 24 = 372 - 50 = 322.00

Good deal

http://phone-shop.tesco.com/mobile-phones-and-sim-cards/pay-monthly-phones/HTC-One-X-Black-2714c135-4165-4ad8-9c8a-a70fc1cf947a
#12
Blagggard
showing as 21.50 pm am i missing something

yes,read the description.
#13
zermattbusby
Pretty sure Buymobiles will charge a hefty fee if you remove the data bolt-on.

However : AFAIK Tesco's will allow data removal without charge / penalty

Therefore : 21.50 - 6 = 15.50 x 24 = 372 - 50 = 322.00

Good deal

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

hmm not sure, i think you just take off bolt on with o2.
#14
Here2Help
Blagggard
showing as 21.50 pm am i missing something

yes,read the description.
Ok but TCB shows £35.35 and not £50. Am I missing something?
#15
deek72
Here2Help
Blagggard
showing as 21.50 pm am i missing something


yes,read the description.
Ok but TCB shows £35.35 and not £50. Am I missing something?


It's 50 at Tesco's deek

http://www.quidco.com/tesco-phone-shop/?ac
#16
deek72
Here2Help
Blagggard
showing as 21.50 pm am i missing something

yes,read the description.
Ok but TCB shows £35.35 and not £50. Am I missing something?

just use quidco instead.
#17
I am looking for a new mobile deal, but can I ask why you would want to remove the data bolt-on? Wouldn't you need the data when not in a wifi zone? Or are people planning to put another sim in the phone? Thanks.
#18
people planning to put another sim
#19
buyitall
I am looking for a new mobile deal, but can I ask why you would want to remove the data bolt-on? Wouldn't you need the data when not in a wifi zone? Or are people planning to put another sim in the phone? Thanks.


Yes mate, this type of deal appeals mainly to people that already (or plan to) use their own contract sim.

like this one for instance
#20
Do tesco supply unbranded phones?
#21
zermattbusby
deek72
Here2Help
Blagggard
showing as 21.50 pm am i missing something

yes,read the description.
Ok but TCB shows £35.35 and not £50. Am I missing something?

It's 50 at Tesco's deek

http://www.quidco.com/tesco-phone-shop/?ac

Cheers, but I was looking at TCB where it's £35. As OP points out it's £50 via Quidco.
#22
Here2Help
aScottishBloke
Thanks for the deal and the details Here2Help.

I've amended the headline price to reflect the minimum outlay. We don't factor in cashback sites as for a multitude of reasons, the sums are not always guaranteed.


thanks for ur reply, but there is no cash back involved :) this is the cheapest deal on hud without cashback.


ScottishBloke is referring to the possible cash-back offered by Quidco / TCB which isn't guaranteed, therefore shouldn't be included in the OP
#23
Ah, I get it. Say £15 for phone here then a £10 sim only with data elsewhere. good thinking.

But is it easy and guaranteed to be able to remove the data bolt on?

Edited By: deek72 on May 21, 2012 22:09
1 Like #24
deek72
Ah, I get it. Say £15 for phone here then a £10 sim only with data elsewhere. good thinking.

But is it easy and guaranteed to be able to remove the data bolt on?

You can remove it online on Myo2 (but yoiu;ll pay bolt on for first month) or call them up, and they'll cancel almost instantly. It's very easy
2 Likes #25
deek72
Ah, I get it. Say £15 for phone here then a £10 sim only with data elsewhere. good thinking.

But is it easy and guaranteed to be able to remove the data bolt on?


Yes very straight forward
Once signed up, you can do any of three...
a) Call O2 customer services and request it be removed
b) Request it be removed via O2 on-line chat
c) Log in to your O2 account and remove it yourself via the control panel
#26
Have some heat op :) you deserve it
#27
looks a good one to me heat added
#28
Thanks, just ordered
#29
You can't remove bolt ones anymore
#30
Orcinus_orca
You can't remove bolt ones anymore

since when link?
#31
they recently changed all their tariffs and the amount of data, I would not risk this at all
2 Likes #32
I just had a chat to an o2 representative

Scott: I just have a question about the bolt on on your tarriffs - is that removable if I don't want / need it in the future?
Shane: Yes.
Shane: You can remove it anytime.
Scott: is that just a case of phoning / contacting you on here to remove it?
Shane: Yes, you can contact our customer service teamj.
#33
Orcinus_orca
they recently changed all their tariffs and the amount of data, I would not risk this at all

didnt touch bolt ons at all
2 Likes #34
Orcinus_orca
You can't remove bolt ones anymore

stop posting negative comments, i received my order today :) and got my bolt on removed before even putting my sim in the phone! wohoo
#35
they have definitely changed something
i think it may be downgrading, sorry, hot
#36
ttocswahs
Thanks, just ordered

Great :), did you order black one from Tesco? i did that aswell didn't want it in white anyways.
#37
Great :), did you order black one from Tesco? i did that aswell didn't want it in white anyways.

Yeah, gone for the black one too.

Edited By: ttocswahs on May 22, 2012 12:41
#38
Here2Help / ttocswahs... once received please would you tell us if the phone is unlocked / unbranded?

cheers
#39
the porter
Orcinus_orca
You can't remove bolt ones anymore

since when link?


Have you received yours yet mate?
If yes how are you finding / liking it?
#40
Shame it's o2. no transmitter

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