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o2 Broadband Standard - Effectively £5.50/mo (Better deal with the Be one!) if you have an o2 mobile!

£5.50 @ O2 Home Broadband
PLEASE NOTE: This is intended to show that o2 broadband gives better value than Be, but this is assuming you already have an o2 mobile (contract or P&G) to benefit from the £5/mo broadband discount … Read More
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7y, 7m agoFound 7 years, 7 months ago
PLEASE NOTE: This is intended to show that o2 broadband gives better value than Be, but this is assuming you already have an o2 mobile (contract or P&G) to benefit from the £5/mo broadband discount

Be give you the first 12 months half price, working out at £6.75 a month. That's £81 over the contract length. With this, you get up to 8mbit speeds.

If you look at the o2 standard package, it is £7.34 a month, but you get the first 3 months free (before 31st October - same expiry as the Be* offer) which means it costs you £66.06 over the contract length. So, right away your already saving £14.94, and your also getting free McAfee internet security, 100 web texts a month, 1GB email account etc.

Now, let's consider Quidco for a moment. If you took the Be* deal, it's effectively £41 over a year, working out at £3.33 a month. Quidco give £50 for the o2 Standard package, which brings it to £16.06 over a year, working out at £1.34 a month.

So, if your after value for money then there's no competition - o2 wins hands down. Remember o2 own Be* so they use the same network & equipment at the exchange. It's a no brainer!

Im confused why the Be* one got so much heat considering the above. But, hope I can help make some peoples wallets a bit happier!

PS. With the current 3 month offer, Quidco also offer £75 cashback on the Premium (20mbit) package. That works out to be £13.11 over a year, making it effectively £1.10 a month! So if quidco tracks, this is obviously the best value broadband on the planet.

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#1
I assume this is new customers only, can existing O2 broadband users benefit?
#2
Dinger42
I assume this is new customers only, can existing O2 broadband users benefit?


if you're existing and want to benefit from it...simple...cancel your existing one and then join as a new customer...simple as that.
#3
looks like an awesome deal :thumbsup:, have some heat.
#5
Also, if you joined o2 broadband during September, give them a call about it and they will give you a month free to match the current 3 months free offer ;-) It's not advertised anywhere, but they will know what your talking about.

edit: Didnt notice that one... when I submitted the 'deal' after seeing the Be* one, I didnt notice it in the list. My bad.
#6
go out and stand in the cold :P
#7


repost is allowed for deals over 1 month old.
#8
Your calculation is wrong.

If (and it is "if") you get Quidco and you pay an o2 SIM just for the purpose of the discount (£10 every 3 months) the price for 8mb is £3.83 per month, inclusive 3 months free period.

((7.34 + 3.33) -50) * 9 / 12 = 3.83

I am on o2 for 2 months now and the service was very good for the 1st month. I got sudden disconnections several times during the 2nd month but no speed issues.

Question is: Does the service get worse after the cancellation period of 30 days is up? (This would be a typical Virgin Media pattern: good service during trial period, once this period is up, you get put onto a dreadful service).
#9
As PREMIUM gives a 75 pound cashback it is CHEAPER than Standard!
Means you may want to reassess which package you are on in 6/12 months time but cheaper for 1st year anyway.
#10
Calculation is wrong? Can't see how... If you already have an o2 mobile then it's:

£7.34 * 9 months - £50 quidco = £16.06 = £1.34/mo

My calculation is not taking into account the monthly contract cost or quarterly topup since there is an assumption there that you already have one. Obviously if you buy a SIM only for the purpose of a discount, then yeah, the effective monthly cost is higher... But my calculation isnt wrong, it just assumes you already have and use an o2 mobile.

As for your issue... I actually work for o2 broadband and can assure you there are no practices in place that artificially or intentionally give you a worse connection after the happiness guarantee period. I would recommend calling the support line and have one of the staff check things over for you. If need be they can do some diagnostics and depending on that, perhaps be able to escalate it to the 2nd line support who can potentially order new routers if they feel its a router fault or even arrange a BT engineer visit if they think the problem is with the phone line itself.
#11
This is the deal that has been ongoing for the last 5 weeks or so.
See my full analysis and cost calculations at
http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/o2%20Broadband%20-v-%20Be%20There%20Broadband
(woohoomoo is spot on with his 1.34/m over first year for STANDARD but PREMIUM is only 1.09/m currently!)
The new Be offer isnt on there yet as I'm away/busy but will be next week.
The reduction by Be means they are no longer 63-87% more expensive but are still almost as expensive as the far better o2 Premium offer - see my net cost computation.
Do be warned the high o2 cashbacks MIGHT end at any midnight though usually 1-3 days notice.!

MKD

Wed 21Oct09
Have updated my net-cost comparisons for o2 packages versus the latest Be Value 50% deal - o2 Standard and o2 Premium (a LOT better) are always cheaper even than this deal - see the link above.
#12
woohoomoo
Calculation is wrong? Can't see how... If you already have an o2 mobile then it's:


You cannot assume that people have o2, if they do, they surely know about this offer anyway. Quidco is a maybe. So, if you are a gambler and also on o2, then your caculation is right.

I personally wouldn't rely on any cash back promise, too often they are not paid out, especially when high amounts are promised.

For me a good offer need to have a straight forward quoted price which is guaranteed. Quidco is a bonus if paid out but I would never decide to enter a contract on quidco/topcashback promises.
#13
You do not want O2 access (ADSL not LLU) at the moment.
What is O2 Home Broadband Access?


LLU on BE is OK as far as I know.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4735/jdast200910141041.jpg
#14
pet2000
You cannot assume that people have o2, if they do, they surely know about this offer anyway. Quidco is a maybe. So, if you are a gambler and also on o2, then your caculation is right.

I personally wouldn't rely on any cash back promise, too often they are not paid out, especially when high amounts are promised.

For me a good offer need to have a straight forward quoted price which is guaranteed. Quidco is a bonus if paid out but I would never decide to enter a contract on quidco/topcashback promises.


Good philosophy BUT with o2 you have the opportunity to ONLY enter your MAC after you have seen the transaction has tracked :thumbsup:
#15
You need to have a BT phone line to get O2 broadband I think. Therefore, this is only good for people on BT at home and O2 on their mobiles. A good deal for those particular people though.

I keep thinking of getting out of TalkTalk and going to BT just to move to O2 (and get rid of the rubbish TalkTalk service) but there's never enough time before the deals run out.
#16
quidco shouldnt be included in the price anyways, as cashback is never guaranteed...

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