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Stated on the website "Join now and get £50 off your mobile bill"

Haven't tried it myself. Click 'Go to deal' and it should be written in a red banner.

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lottysdad08: "PAYG customers get £50 credit added too"
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banned#1
PAYG customers get £50 credit added too
#2
So what does it do?
Can someone explain in detail?
#3
Don't...just...don't. I haven't recovered from the 90+ page thread the last time :p
#4
lottysdad08
PAYG customers get £50 credit added too


Thanks for the info!
#5
Got a phone call from 02 yesterday as my Broadband contact is up for renewal, the gentleman said if I upgraded to 16mb I could have it for £10 and get £50 credit to my phone (Simplicity 15), but as my BT phone line will only accept 6mb at most ( i'm getting constant 4mb), so I said I would stay at 8mb (£7.50) until BT upgrade my phone line, so he said that was fine but aslong as I took another 12 month contract (which I could upgrade at anytime) he would give me 2 months free for being a loyal customer.
#6
oberlisc
Got a phone call from 02 yesterday as my Broadband contact is up for renewal, the gentleman said if I upgraded to 16mb I could have it for £10 and get £50 credit to my phone (Simplicity 15), but as my BT phone line will only accept 6mb at most ( i'm getting constant 4mb), so I said I would stay at 8mb (£7.50) until BT upgrade my phone line, so he said that was fine but aslong as I took another 12 month contract (which I could upgrade at anytime) he would give me 2 months free for being a loyal customer.


was thinking of moving over to O2 Broadband on the 8mb or 20mb
but I think it will be a good thing to see what speed is in my area befor paying for 20mb and not geting that speed

thanks good deal I still have a month or two left on my virgin I may just get it now
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This does of course relate to the top two o2 HOME BROADBAND products ie ADSL2+ over your landline, and not the o2 mobile broadband over the mobile phone network - ie new o2 home Broadband Premium & Pro subscriptions.

If you have an o2 mobile and would use the £50 credit - it means a year of upto 24Mbps landline broadband for as little as £20 net for your 1 year+ commitment - ie from just £1.67/month

You'll need to put your phoneline number into the o2 home broadband website to find out if you can get the o2 Premium & o2 Pro packages on your phoneline (eg won't be offered if you have a Virgin/NTL phoneline, or if they don't have o2 equipment at your exchange, or it is full already).

If you are interested in this deal I would recommend:

a) To go via a cashback site - eg Quidco & TopCashBack both offering £50 too currently (as you will get both that AND the o2 website offer based on all past experience of o2's website offers - eg previously a number of free months). Those offers often change and have been as much as £125 for o2 Pro, though that is history now.

Plus: At Nectar eStores you can get the equivalent of £52.50 Argos/Sainsbury spending in Nectar points for signing o2 Pro by 12/3 - see link in details at my net-cost comparison below.

As the £50 credit offer runs for joining by 30th April - you could bide your time and lookout for £back changes (eg was £70-£100 at the end of last month, though of course it could go below £50 again) : you do NOT need your MAC to hand at the time you sign up.

b) Being sure you would USE the £50 credit on your o2 mobile (contract or PAYG) otherwise that £50 isn't worth ANYTHING!

c) As the £50 credit makes o2 PREMIUM cheaper net, over the ONE YEAR commitment, than o2 STANDARD (capped at 8Mbps) it would be worth sub'ing to Premium (and later downgrading if you don't need Premium's >8Mbps & perks)

The offer does not apply to o2 Standard - nor to the far less attractive o2 Access (which is a traffic managed ADSLmax service NOT based on the Be/o2 LLU network).

I try to keep up to date a couple of PDFs about o2 home broadband (focussed on the Be/o2 LLU based subscriptions) with a features analysis and a net-cost summary (which includes o2's sister company "Be" who use exactly the same Local Loop Unbundled network - ie Telefonica's Be/o2 kit at the phone exchange - but have some technical, bundle & pricing variations on their packages) at:

http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/o2%20Broadband%20-v-%20Be%20There%20Broadband

Here's the link to the £50 credit offer - the details and terms and conditions - but if you do have a look around the o2 home broadband website and then decide to sign up ... do make sure you later do your proper cookie clear and go via your favourite cashback referral website to sign up to blag their £50 too!

http://broadband.o2.co.uk/credit.jsp

As Pepsi* says I expect we may have a lot of pages of postings coming :)
Meanwhile here's the most recent couple of threads you could do your own R&D through:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/573608/o2-home-broadband-first-2-months-fr?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/570504/o2-home-broadband-standard-or-premi
MKD
#8
cattythefatty
was thinking of moving over to O2 Broadband on the 8mb or 20mb
but I think it will be a good thing to see what speed is in my area befor paying for 20mb and not geting that speed

thanks good deal I still have a month or two left on my virgin I may just get it now


As after the £50 credit o2 Premium (upto 24Mbps down, 1.3Mbps up) is CHEAPER over your first year commitment than o2 Standard (capped at 8Mbps down, 1.3Mbps up), you've nothing to lose by going o2 Premium - as long as you later downgrade if you find you don't want/need the ability for your modem to synch at above 8Mbps :thumbsup:

Realise that the o2 Premium package (for instance) uses ADSL2+ technology so is POTENTIALLY able to get more, a lot more the shorter/better the phoneline is, than "plain" ADSL/ADSLmax. In my documents linked above are some links to help you get your existing modem stats and put them into an ADSL2+ estimator, which will give a far more realistic guestimate than the old BT database the ISPs have to use to estimate your speed.

See my post above for more info/analysis/links.

MKD
#9
I have just today given my notice of cancellation of my last 12month o2 BB contract which finishes on the 31st of March. So can i now go via the op's link to sign up for a new 12month contract (or do i have to wait for so many days after the the current o2 bb contract) plus get £50 off my current o2 mobile contract and also clear cookies once i add to basket at o2 and then finish off signing upto this contract via quidco for another £50. Can mk-donald or anyone confirm this b4 i go ahead o r have i missed anythin ta:thinking:

BTW o2 told me i need to send back the router or i will be charged £50, they will send me a pre paid return envelope. thats new to me in the past they just say bin it!
#10
pepsi_max2k;8034873
Don't...just...don't. I haven't recovered from the 90+ page thread the last time :p

Heheh...

We all know that feeling!
#11
adeo
I have just today given my notice of cancellation of my last 12month o2 BB contract which finishes on the 31st of March. So can i now go via the op's link to sign up for a new 12month contract (or do i have to wait for so many days after the the current o2 bb contract) plus get £50 off my current o2 mobile contract and also clear cookies once i add to basket at o2 and then finish off signing upto this contract via quidco for another £50. Can mk-donald or anyone confirm this b4 i go ahead o r have i missed anythin ta:thinking:

BTW o2 told me i need to send back the router or i will be charged £50, they will send me a pre paid return envelope. thats new to me in the past they just say bin it!


hey Adeo

Simplest Q first - o2 have ALWAYS only loaned the o2 box and have ALWAYS had a £50 charge if you dont return it. If it's the original dark o2 box (like I still have in use) then its worth more than that as it has 2 SIP VoIP circuits in it. When posting your o2 box II (?) back do make sure you get a free certificate of posting at the Post Office so you have evidence in case it gets lost or isnt logged against your a/c

o2 certainly won't let you join (and get ANY perks) if you are still with them. So that means you must spend SOME time away from them. I have to admit I do NOT recall how long it is. I will ask in the o2 ThinkBroadband forum to see if anyone knows. I think I recall you have to stay away 6 months if you take them up on their 30-day moneyback happiness guarantee. Otherwise 1 month rings a bell, though logically if you arent with them you arent with them. So sorry I can't give you a definitive answer. I suspect we won't get any evidence as I suspect very few people are ready voluntarily to give up their (o2 or otherwise) broadband connection for very long if at all!

Q: Did you give notice on the basis of looking for a fresh deal somewhere else or were you planning to blag a fresh o2 perk ?

Otherwise we know historically that if you sign up to o2's sister Be (though historically we've heard reports you cant migrate from o2 to be at all!) then Be subscribers can migrate to o2 and blag cashbacks & o2-offers AND be allowed to break their Be 12m+ contract commitments WITHOUT PENALTY - ie Telefonica are happy for o2 to hoover up their Be branded subscribers but not vice versa. Of course if you try that route you do so entirely at your own risk lol. Personally I think you'd be trying VERY hard to save dosh to do that!

MKD
#12
Cheers mk-donald 4 the info, i doubt if i will bother, and as u say probably will have to wait 6 month b4 going back! My last 12months i got £100 cashback via quidco so the whole 12months only cost me just over £10 and that inc. the o2 mobile discount for havin BB. i only had it at my parents house and it never really got used very often, so i wont bother again. i can just connect my i mate ultimate 8502 windows mobile via usb to my lappy and do some lite surfin using my o2 sim with unlimted data. thanks again 4 ur advice:thumbsup:
#13
adeo
Cheers mk-donald 4 the info, i doubt if i will bother, and as u say probably will have to wait 6 month b4 going back! My last 12months i got £100 cashback via quidco so the whole 12months only cost me just over £10 and that inc. the o2 mobile discount for havin BB. i only had it at my parents house and it never really got used very often, so i wont bother again. i can just connect my i mate ultimate 8502 windows mobile via usb to my lappy and do some lite surfin using my o2 sim with unlimted data. thanks again 4 ur advice:thumbsup:


Ah - all making a lot of sense - and you had a year's fast broadband backup at your folks for less than say 2 hours of Hotel WiFi :thumbsup: I've asked anyway on ThinkBroadband if there's any recent reports of re-signing. So far one guy who 30day baled had signed afresh after 6m away and looking good so far for their £back though til it's in the bank you never know.

MKD
#14
cheers mk-donald some good info there :thumbsup: i'll have a look through that later. I was in the O2 shop today & was trying to ask about home broadband, but all the assistants were busy. Im on orange at the mo.
#15
Obviously whether you go for broadband will depend on your requirements and line speed. For me, my line speed was 7 meg. But I needed to do online gaming. Trouble was that I couldn't with O2 Broadband 20 meg service. So I had to pay an early contract termination fee and switch to a faster service. O2 Broadband is great if you spend enough on your mobile and if you don't have any super fast requirements like me.
#16
im with o2 broadband now but contract is up in april. can anyone suggest what I do to make some savings ?

Thanks
#17
Is the O2 landline and broadband package not going to be available soon. That seems like great deal. Will this offer work for that?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/583800/o2-to-launch-home-phone-service-in-?
#18
I have O2 broadband, I've had the Pro service for 12 months now and moved house a month ago. I got 17Mb connection (13Mb tested) / 1.5Mb upstream at my old place and 18Mb (16.1Mb tested) / 1.9Mb upstream at my new place. O2 broadband has been excellent for me. I can provide a little more information :

For people who have friends who work for an O2 store - Ask your friend if they can set you up with a friends and family deal. I get a permanent 30% off my O2 Pro bill.

If you already have or are thinking of getting an O2 contract mobile - simplicity etc, then O2 will reduce your bill (friends and family discount can be applied to mobiles too)

I currently pay about £7.50 a month for O2 Pro, which is excellent. Hopefully this helps anyone who already has a mobile contract with O2 and/or has a friend who works for O2 :)

The O2 wireless box III is ok but loses connection a lot, to it's credit it is wireless N capable. I use a sky router (Netgear DG834GT) with the original Netgear firmware reflashed, this is much more stable than the O2 box. If you want settings for using other routers with O2 then please follow this link :

http://www.kitz.co.uk/isp/beO2setup.htm

If you continue using the O2 wireless box III it has a security pronblem with firmware 8.2.L.0, so make sure you set a password for the user login to the router. O2 will update the box remotely to firmware 8.2.N.1 shortly. The security fault description is listed on this page, this is a very serious security flaw in the router, enabling stealing of even a WPA2 encryption key :

http://www.jibble.org/o2-broadband-fail/

Mine has not been updated as of yet :

Product Name: TG585n
Software Release: 8.2.L.0

Lastly I moved house and kept my number, when keeping your number it takes longer for O2 to move the broadband (2 weeks, used my O2 mobile for broadband tethered to PC in the meantime). Also rip off BT might well charge you £125 for the pleasure of reconnection at your new place. BT did that for me and forced me in to a 12 month contract. Not O2's fault here, just be aware what can happen when you move house. I've been a loyal sorry stupid customer for BT for far too long and I can't wait for the 12 months to be up so I can move to a new telcom provider, possibly the new service O2 are doing. I won't pay BT £70 to get out of the contract.
#19
which is better broadband service o2 or virgin media?
#20
i'd rather better value from the beginning than money off later. the savings should be obvious from the beginning.
#21
ggereee
Is the O2 landline and broadband package not going to be available soon. That seems like great deal. Will this offer work for that?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/583800/o2-to-launch-home-phone-service-in-?


Anyone with an o2 home broadband subscription is going to be able to pay the OPTIONAL extra for o2 Home Phone (ie where o2 bill you for the landline line rental and calls too) - ie where they move up to double/triple play selling you landline ADSL + mobile (?) + landline voice.

BUT although the o2 website gives very basic details of o2 Home Phone it doesnt give enough detail yet to be sure if VFM, nor WHEN it gets launched. Their financial report for 2009 said by now but it seems to be slipping.

There are also various reports here that BT will match o2's headline line rental pricing if/when your BT 12m auto-renewing contract is due up.

I guess the other unknown issue with o2 Home Phone is that it is a brand new service and with Telefonica in UK having something like (per accounts) 600,000 landline broadband subscribers (thats if they allow their far smaller Be branded subscriber base to join as well as the o2 home broadband branded ones) who knows yet how well/professionally/reliably they will provide it. (They are just reselling a BTwholesale service we think so no reason to be pessimistic but Home Phone IS going to be a new startup for o2!)

MKD
#22
Can't fault O2, their customer service is first class at the moment.
#23
usman94
which is better broadband service o2 or virgin media?

O2 by far.
#24
Just an update on the QUIDCO cashback for O2 broadband:

I signed up with O2 broadband for their "Pro" package less than a week ago and I have received £120 cash back from Quidco. Even though it only states £50 on their website.

Maybe I should have posted that as a deal?
#25
adeo
I have just today given my notice of cancellation of my last 12month o2 BB contract which finishes on the 31st of March. So can i now go via the op's link to sign up for a new 12month contract (or do i have to wait for so many days after the the current o2 bb contract) plus get £50 off my current o2 mobile contract and also clear cookies once i add to basket at o2 and then finish off signing upto this contract via quidco for another £50. Can mk-donald or anyone confirm this b4 i go ahead o r have i missed anythin ta:thinking:

BTW o2 told me i need to send back the router or i will be charged £50, they will send me a pre paid return envelope. thats new to me in the past they just say bin it!


be careful, i think once you disccononect from o2, you can't reconnect until after 6 months, something to do with BT, they won't allow it. Give o2 a call first.
#26
Any one know the official date in March when the homephone/broadband packages are approved ????
#27
PotatoSalad11
Just an update on the QUIDCO cashback for O2 broadband:

I signed up with O2 broadband for their "Pro" package less than a week ago and I have received £120 cash back from Quidco. Even though it only states £50 on their website.

Maybe I should have posted that as a deal?


I think you are misinterpreting what you're seeing as the timescales don't add up, and really the situation is:

(a) the signup via Quidco has tracked = the important news as that is the pre-requisite for any £back;

(b) it has tracked at £120 and not at the £50 you were expecting = hopeful news that it might remain at that level but in 99.x% of the cases it will get corrected

(c) has yet to validate - ie probably at the valid £50 that was the amount offered at the time you accepted that offer

(d) some 2 months or so on you should get paid the validated amount (fingers crossed).

MKD
#28
I'm currenty using broandband with O2 and my contract is alrady expired. Are there any way to get quidco from signing any new contract with O2 or should I swap and join Be instead to get quidco?

Thanks
#29
just phoned o2 to say i wanted to cancel my o2 broadband and asked for my pac code,when asked why i told them they seem to give better deals to new customers,to keep me they offered me my b/band for £5 a month saving me approx £30, so not a bad deal
1 Like #30
mk-donald
I think you are misinterpreting what you're seeing as the timescales don't add up, and really the situation is:

(a) the signup via Quidco has tracked = the important news as that is the pre-requisite for any £back;

(b) it has tracked at £120 and not at the £50 you were expecting = hopeful news that it might remain at that level but in 99.x% of the cases it will get corrected

(c) has yet to validate - ie probably at the valid £50 that was the amount offered at the time you accepted that offer

(d) some 2 months or so on you should get paid the validated amount (fingers crossed).

MKD

Fair enough...thanks for the info. You're indeed correct that it has only "tracked at £120". I'm fairly new to this qudico stuff so I just assumed that's the amount that I'd be getting. Suppose I best not go and spend that £120 today then :roll:
#31
ancav111
be careful, i think once you disccononect from o2, you can't reconnect until after 6 months, something to do with BT, they won't allow it. Give o2 a call first.

if you take o2 up on their offer of baling out within the 30-day Happiness Guarantee (ie where they refund anything you've paid, and let you walk away without paying them for the first 12 months of your contract that you undertake to do otherwise) then o2 won't have you back until a decent period of mourning for all the ££ and effort they put in (for no reward at all) has been observed - ie the 6 months :-D

I'm sure that is because o2 don't want to keep paying BTopenreach for setting you up, rather than BT saying shalln't do THAT again!

BUT if you just leave o2 home broadband after any contract commitment (ie haven't just left them at the altar with all the new a/c setup costs but no ongoing relationship) then you can rejoin sooner - eg one month maybe, or maybe one day I'm not sure though the real issue is whether any £back would track/validate/pay (though maybe even easier/more certain if another household member can rejoin on that same landline number).

MKD
#32
been with O2 for a while for broadband. Moved from sky to O2 and the speed went from 10mb (advertised as upto 20) to 15-16mb (advertised again at upto20) and the pings are just AMAZING 12-20ms, so made my gaming experience much better.

But be aware if you can only get their access package (8meg no LLU at your exchange) then I would steer WELL clear as their access package is one of the slowest and worst in the country. But their LLU seems to be one of the BEST as it is on the BE network.
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:thumbsup:
vitertexltd
just phoned o2 to say i wanted to cancel my o2 broadband and asked for my pac code,when asked why i told them they seem to give better deals to new customers,to keep me they offered me my b/band for £5 a month saving me approx £30, so not a bad deal


Just to clarify (as I like to spread the news of retention offerings around in the ThinkBroadband forum so others can know what is achievable based on good news like yours):

a) You are on o2 home broadband (and your 1yr paid commitment is 30days away/gone by)
b) You asked for a MAC to leave
c) That threat got you a reduced monthly sub of £5.00 offered
d) I assume you are on o2 Standard and have an o2 contract mobile phone ? ie £12.50/m discounted to £7.50 usually, and now to £5.00,
e) Your £30 saving is the £2.50/m reduction you negotiated x 12m of the NEW 12m+ paid commitment to o2 Standard you have now entered into ?

For comparison in the autumn they emailshot offered some of us a 12m renewal with 3m free ie a 25% reduction rather than your 33% one so well done :thumbsup:.

MKD
#34
lottysdad08
PAYG customers get £50 credit added too


Hi

Can you direct to where it says this? Thanks
#35
re PAYG eligible ?
david1274
Hi
Can you direct to where it says this? Thanks


See my long posting on the first page with link(s), but here's the quick quote:
What type of mobile tariff do I need to be on to get the £50?
You need to be on a Pay Monthly, Pay & Go, simplicity, or O2 Mobile Broadband Pay Monthly tariff to get the £50 credit. The offer is open to both personal and business customers.

http://broadband.o2.co.uk/credit.jsp

Remember with PAYG if you get it ESPECIALLY to get the £5/m home broadband discount you would need to top-up at least 4 x £10 over the 12 month+ contract commitment, and the £50 MIGHT count as ONE of those £10+ top-ups (that then give you £5/m discount for the following 3 home broadband bills).

MKD
#36
I just called up asking if I can do this and the guy said I need to be disconnected with them for 6months first...

Called up again around 15mins later asking for a MAC code stating that new customers are getting better deals than existing and the guy put me through to cancellations... re-contracted for 12months and should be getting the £50 credit within 2months :D
#37
emtunc
I just called up asking if I can do this and the guy said I need to be disconnected with them for 6months first...

Called up again around 15mins later asking for a MAC code stating that new customers are getting better deals than existing and the guy put me through to cancellations... re-contracted for 12months and should be getting the £50 credit within 2months :D


That's the right spirit - after all don't ask and don't get - and what's the worse they can say = "No" (and you didn't accept that either :)

Telefonica (who own o2 and Be) made an (unaudited) Net income of just €7,776,000,000 for 2009 so if the o2 LLU service remains at the level you/I as existing customers know very well about, but for less €/£ then all to the better :-D

Of course asking for a MAC as leverage probably only works if you are BEYOND your initial 12months paid commitment (or within the 30-days paid notice period of that year+) and if you're not using your o2 mobile very much it maybe better to angle for lower monthly subs than phone credit (ie have an idea what you want before you start negotiating).

MKD
#38
Only one problem... bloomin woefull reception and therefore speed isnt important as it forever drops off.

Vote cold
#39
Marshie
Only one problem... bloomin woefull reception and therefore speed isnt important as it forever drops off.
Vote cold

Are you getting confused with o2 mobile broadband (eg USB dongle) ?

This thread is about o2 home broadband Premium/Pro subs from landline telephone exchange (that has the Be/o2 LLU equipment at it, ie around 1,250 of them). If that has any variability in the "reception" and "speed... drops off" then either it's fixable at your end/exchange or the BT phoneline needs a repair - and wouldn't be a general criticism of o2 home broadband LLU (though other criticisms can be applied to o2 Access which this HUKD doesnt apply to).

MKD
#40
mk-donald
That's the right spirit - after all don't ask and don't get - and what's the worse they can say = "No" (and you didn't accept that either :)

Telefonica (who own o2 and Be) made an (unaudited) Net income of just €7,776,000,000 for 2009 so if the o2 LLU service remains at the level you/I as existing customers know very well about, but for less €/£ then all to the better :-D

Of course asking for a MAC as leverage probably only works if you are BEYOND your initial 12months paid commitment (or within the 30-days paid notice period of that year+) and if you're not using your o2 mobile very much it maybe better to angle for lower monthly subs than phone credit (ie have an idea what you want before you start negotiating).

MKD

Yer there's no point asking if you're like half way through your contract as they're the ones who'll make money of you if you leave :D
to be honest, I did my research and I didn't find any cheaper than o2 anyway so I would have stayed if they told me to **** off with the £50 phone credit anyway ;)

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