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O2 Broadband up to 20MB - £9.79 per month to O2 customers. Effectively FREE for a year + FREE Wireless Router + FREE McAfee security software + £11.89 Profit!! (via £100 Quidco Cashback)

£9.79 @ O2 Home Broadband
O2 are currently doing their Premium Broadband for £9.79 to O2 customers, with 3 Months free on a 12 month Contract, making it £88.11 for the year. Plus if you sign up via Quidco, you can get £100 Cas… Read More
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O2 are currently doing their Premium Broadband for £9.79 to O2 customers, with 3 Months free on a 12 month Contract, making it £88.11 for the year. Plus if you sign up via Quidco, you can get £100 Cashback... Which means you would be £11.89 in Profit! and have FREE (very fast) broadband for a year!

You also get : -

- A FREE Wireless router
- FREE McAfee security software (for up to 3 computers)
- 200 FREE web texts per month

The Service has a download speed of up to 20 meg, and 1.3 meg upstream (which is the fastest you can get in a non-cable area), and the best part... UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS.

Note: I know this deal does depend on quidco cashback, but for those who are willing to take the (small) risk I think it is an excellent deal, especially being as O2 has a very good tracking rate of 98%, and 84% of the 2% of untracked queries have been successful ;-)

O2 Home Broadband discounts

Pay Monthly Customers
To keep getting your discount, you have to stay on O2 Pay Monthly. If you end your Pay Monthly contract, we'll charge you the normal price for your O2 Home Broadband.

Pay & Go Customers
If you're on O2 Pay & Go, we'll give you the discount straight away on your first bill. To keep getting your broadband at this price, you need to:

* make sure your mobile works and that it can make and receive calls
* top up at least £10 in the three months before your broadband bill date. Your broadband bill date is three days before you get your bill. So if your bill comes on the 4th, your bill date's the 1st. We'll send you a reminder a few days before if you haven't topped up enough.

If you don't top up in time, you won't get your discount for that month. But you can still get a discount for the next month.

To check how much you've topped up over the last three months, text 'topup' to 61202 from your mobile. It's free.

- itsduke

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#1
I thought it was £75 cashback for premium and £100 for pro?

Edit: Looks like the quidco prices have been adjusted. HOT!
#2
O2 LLU very good deal if you have an O2 phone or know someone with an O2 phone. The Quidco worked for me, but a bit less than stated. Overall think O2 are a very good ISP.
#3
This is a great deal, I have been looking, but not O2 customer (yet). Worth buying a cheap PAYG phone just to make use of offer. The cheapest I can find is: -
http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_payg_details.asp?ItemKey=272401&NetKey=11
#4
HOT!! But worth noting this will only be available in certain areas where the exchange has been unbundled. I.e. if they have to use BT equipment as they do in most of scotland and wales and most of rural england it won't be available, but still worth a look to find out.
#5
can someone explain quidco to me, what is it, what do i do?
#6
damn i signed up when it was £75, still only costing me £13quid for 19meg broadband, very good service
1 Like #8
mcclunyboy
can someone explain quidco to me, what is it, what do i do?

Basically, Quidco offer a percentage cashback on purchases from certain websites.
Before you buy anything online you go to Quidco, search for the retailer and then click the link to the website. You then buy your item as normal.
Within a day or so your transaction will show up at Quidco as 'tracked' with the amount you spent, and the amount of cashback you'll receive.
Then after anywhere between 1-3 months your cashback will be credited to your account.
You can then have this transferred to your bank account.
Some websites, such as O2 here, offer a set amount of cash when you sign up, but usually you get a percentage, say 5% of your purchase.

It's well worth it as just random purchases over the last 2yrs has earned me about £300.
Only catch, well not really a catch, is the first £5 you earn each year is deducted as fees.
#9
You will actually pay £10 per month after the 3 month free period expires (VAT cut expires in Dec)
#10
The router is on loan to you during the contract so technically not free.
#11
ive recently signed up to o2 broadband, can i still claim cashback with quidco?
#12
Is it fast though? how can it compare to virgin media fibre optic connections?
#13
dark_like_vader
ive recently signed up to o2 broadband, can i still claim cashback with quidco?

nope
#14
dark_like_vader
ive recently signed up to o2 broadband, can i still claim cashback with quidco?



I shouldn't think so, unfortunately....you have to get this via the Quidco site...it's not retrospective.:oops:
#15
Great spot - I haven't been checking Quidco daily - as hadn't believed it could possibly get any better, but as OP noticed it has!

The offer is the same on TopCashBack (who don't take the first £5 of cashback per year).

For those wondering how well cashback works - one idea is to NOT give o2 your MAC until such time as the order has tracked. (o2 allow you to provide the MAC later.)

Realise that the 3 months free offer from o2 is likely to end on 30 Nov as they have had colour newspaper adverts this week counting down the days to the offer end. (That said, they have renewed it in the past, but have also let it lapse only to reintroduce later.)

You can find my o2 features & net-cost comparisons (that I've been maintaining for 18m or so) at
http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/o2%20Broadband%20-v-%20Be%20There%20Broadband

The o2 Premium service is actually a totally synch uncapped ADSL2+ Annex A service, ie upto 24Mbps down, upto 1.3Mbps up. What you can achieve will depend on how short & how good your telephone cable to your exchange is. You will usually get around 84% of that synch as usable data bandwidth.

You can get the monthly discount with just an o2 PAYG SIM (in an o2 or unlocked mobile phone) by topping up just the required £10 every 3 months (from months 4 to 12, as first 3 are free anyway). You can even get paid cashback for requested a PAYG SIM!

As has been raised the calculations are not penny correct as it's likely o2 will raise subscriptions (and discount) back to round numbers when 15% VAT reverts to 17.5% VAT on 1Jan10 (just as they reduced them by precise 2.5%reduction).

MKD
#16
rent-a-tent
This is a great deal, I have been looking, but not O2 customer (yet). Worth buying a cheap PAYG phone just to make use of offer. The cheapest I can find is: -
http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_payg_details.asp?ItemKey=272401&NetKey=11


fyi, u get phone also need to topup £10 every months to get discount on broadband.
#17
Will probably come back as 4 months free in Dec...
#18
Can you get this deal if you are already an O2 Broadband customer or is it for new customers only?
#19
madmaca
Can you get this deal if you are already an O2 Broadband customer or is it for new customers only?


The cashbacks are explicit that for new subscriptions not upgrades/regrades. And don't bother leaving and coming back as it's either a 3 or 4 or 6 month gap required! (Sorry can't remember which at the moment.) Remember you can always look in the [url]www.o2.co.uk[/url] website My Broadband section to see if you could regrade and blag the current 3m free offer (at the expense of starting a new 12m+ contract commitment).

MKD
#20
mikeswrx02
fyi, u get phone also need to topup £10 every months to get discount on broadband.


Well. You need to top up with at least £10 every 3 months to qualify. They will send you a text message every 3 months to remind you. Alternatively, you can get a simplicity contract and switch over from your old network provider and that way you have a phone you will actually use!
#21
J4GG4
Is it fast though? how can it compare to virgin media fibre optic connections?


Depends on the length and quality of you phone line. If you are only about 6-700m from the exchange then you'll likely be looking at full speeds, usually between 20-22mbit down. If you live next door to the exchange, you might get the full 24mbit speed which is ADSL2+ maximum speed.

If you are about 1500m from the exchange then perhaps about 15-16mbit. 2000m from exchange... about 10-12mbit. Obviously these are just general averages and every line is different. If you call o2 they can tell you what your estimated line distance is, and based on that can give you an estimated speed, but this will likely change from the actual speed... reason being is the estimate line length is a straight line "as the crow flies", which for a phone line just never happens - it takes twists and tuns and the real line length could be 50-75% longer than the estimated, which thankfully very rarely happens.
#22
'Broadband. They're practically giving it away.' - now a qualified statement!
#23
woohoomoo
...Obviously these are just general averages and every line is different. If you call o2 they can tell you what your estimated line distance is, and based on that can give you an estimated speed...


That estimated speed is automatically presented to you if/when you put your number into the online o2 website broadband availability checker (having got there by cashback size having cleared cookies etc if you are about to order!).

Always best NOT to speak to them as you don't want to jeopardise your ONLINE ONLY sign-up cashback, which is what makes this deal so rosie!

Do realise that (a) if you are only offered o2 ACCESS then you are NOT on an exchange where o2 have their own equipment (ie not "LLU"), and o2 would just be reselling you a standard BTwholesale ADSLmax service; (b) even if you are on an o2 LLU exchange there MAY not be any spare capacity to add new customers (rare, but it does happen much to some people's frustration).

Incidentally for those reading the "FREE ROUTER" bit too literally : the wireless router ("o2 box...") is of course ON LOAN and has to be returned (or £50 paid) at the end of your o2 home broadband subscription and its firmware is totally locked to the o2 broadband service. (Also means that if it becomes faulty then o2 will replace it.)

MKD
#24
weebigal
HOT!! But worth noting this will only be available in certain areas where the exchange has been unbundled. I.e. if they have to use BT equipment as they do in most of scotland and wales and most of rural england it won't be available, but still worth a look to find out.


Unfortunately we're one of the ones that can't get it in our area. Still voting hot for those who can get it :thumbsup:

Charlie Brown
#25
J4GG4
Is it fast though? how can it compare to virgin media fibre optic connections?


It compare's very well, although virgin media is fibre it still relies on it's creeking back bone! Hence all there traffic shaping!
#26
Super hot deal

Heat and rep

I thought O2 can't get hotter than 1 pound a month
#27
Ha Ha! Sky threatened last night to put the cost of my broadband up unless I took a line with them.

Now I`m going to tell them to stick it :):)

Just one question before I place the order... anyone tried using a family members 02 phone to get the extra discount?

Thanks OP. Hawt!
#28
2 words of warning about Quidco/o2:

1. I have not received my payment from o2. Been waiting for 4 months now.

2. o2 broadband has gone really bad after 2 months use (slow speed and loads "dropped" connections while I surf). o2 had the biggest increase in customers this year and obviously can't cope. With these new offers it will only get worse.
#29
We signed up for O2 broadband when we moved to our new place in June this year. It was fantastic and we got such a great price (even though we paid more than stated due to having to get the phone mast enabled). BUT in the last 3 weeks, their speed has dropped considerably (evenings and weekends) and we are now finding it un-usable at these times. After questioning them as to why this had happened we were informed they are now traffic managing at peak times which is why the awful speeds are occuring. So just a heads up - I'm sure they'll get it sorted eventually.

Still a great find price wise!
#30
csloan
We signed up for O2 broadband when we moved to our new place in June this year. It was fantastic and we got such a great price (even though we paid more than stated due to having to get the phone mast enabled). BUT in the last 3 weeks, their speed has dropped considerably (evenings and weekends) and we are now finding it un-usable at these times. After questioning them as to why this had happened we were informed they are now traffic managing at peak times which is why the awful speeds are occuring. So just a heads up - I'm sure they'll get it sorted eventually. Still a great find price wise!


I assume you are an o2 ACCESS (ie the resold BTwholesale ADSLmax service) as that is the only traffic managed, and sometimes underperforming, service ?

This deal is for one of the LLU based services which don't have those issues.

MKD
#31
RealDealSeeker
Ha Ha! Sky threatened last night to put the cost of my broadband up unless I took a line with them. Now I`m going to tell them to stick it :):) Just one question before I place the order... anyone tried using a family members 02 phone to get the extra discount? Thanks OP. Hawt!


The o2 mobile phone can belong to anyone at all as long as it's being used to claim just ONE home broadband discount and is being used for that with their permission.

The only thing to note is that during sign-up with the mobile you will need to readback/typeback a short PIN that is sent to the phone to confirm that it really IS associated with you in some way, so if doing that during initial signup get the o2 phone owner ready to pass on the SMS'd PIN to you to type in. Otherwise you have nearly 3 months to give o2 the number as the first 3 months are free. (If adding the number later you MAY have to phone up to do it rather than doing it online, and again you'd need to readback the PIN# .)

(For those planning to buy an o2 PAYG phone (as opposed to just a SIM) for the purpose of getting the £4.89/£5.00/month discount the moral is WAIT TO DO THAT until just before you need it as typically the o2 PAYG phone will come with say £10 credit loaded as part of purchase deal and the date of that PAYG topup credit needs to be within 3months upto 3 days before your o2 billing date for it to count for the discount.)

MKD
#32
Few questions:

If I were to go on O2 PAYG now would I qualify for this? Not presently an O2 customer but this seems very good!

Do I have to have seperate line rental for this ie from BT or Virgin?
#33
lhwjud
The router is on loan to you during the contract so technically not free.


When the contract is up you keep the router so it is free.

:thumbsup:
#34
Ahhhh, if only I lived in an area with more than BT at the exchange... :(
#35
A tip for the technically minded - you do not have to use the supplied router. Just connect your existing kit if preferred. You can spoof the MAC address easily on most routers. I do not like wireless so kept my wired setup. This relates to a LLU exchange.

Article here http://www.o2user.co.uk/forum/o2-broadband-tutorial-section/673-how-use-your-own-router-o2-broadband.html

Very useful forum - well worth a read
1 Like #36
pet2000
2 words of warning about Quidco/o2:

1. I have not received my payment from o2. Been waiting for 4 months now.

2. o2 broadband has gone really bad after 2 months use (slow speed and loads "dropped" connections while I surf). o2 had the biggest increase in customers this year and obviously can't cope. With these new offers it will only get worse.


Cash back is never gauranteed however never had a problem with TCB/O2 , if you put in an enquiry they will/should chase O2 for you.

RealDealSeeker we used our sons no probs so far.
#37
jtlbi
When the contract is up you keep the router so it is free.
:thumbsup:

The router is NOT yours to keep, it is on LOAN from o2. See T&C's eg Standard clauses:

"3.1 After accepting your order, we will send you the Equipment to your delivery address. The Equipment remains our property and you must take good care of the Equipment while it is leased to you for as long as you continue to receive the Services....

"3.6 Upon termination of your contract, you must return the Equipment in the prepaid returns envelope provided to you and take it to the Post Office. We must receive the Equipment within 30 days of the termination date. If we do not receive the Equipment within that timeframe, your payment card will be charged or your bank account will be debited a fee of £50. If you keep any Equipment after we stop providing Services, it is supplied to you ‘as is’, without warranty
and we are not able to support it."

MKD
#38
do you need to have a home phone line for o2 to work or will it work without one?
#39
DrJayDee86
Few questions: If I were to go on O2 PAYG now would I qualify for this? Not presently an O2 customer but this seems very good! Do I have to have seperate line rental for this ie from BT or Virgin?


When o2 raise each months' home broadband bill they check to see if your a/c met the discount terms for that months' bill.
If you have an o2 mobile on contract then = discount OK.
If you have an o2 mobile PAYG then you must have topped up at least £10 within the 3 months leading up to 3 days prior to your billing date. If so then get discount that month. If not then no discount applied to the bill. So for my a/c with 20th as billing date, if I have topped up £10+ in the 3months to 17th then my bill is discounted by £4.89.

It's the last column in the net-cost spreadsheet I prepared at:
http://cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/o2%20Broadband%20-v-%20Be%20There%20Broadband

And so on every month that you continue to subscribe to o2 home broadband. The discount is currently £4.89/month but is likely to revert to £5.00/month in January when the subscription rates will likely revert to round numbers eg £7.50/£10.00 etc.

So to get the c£5/month discount you need to top-up a minimum of £10/quarter - ie it is worth getting a PAYG SIM and topping it up to get the discount ANYWAY even if you never use the credit as you are c£20/year better off overall.

In fact the PAYG credit is even better as o2 currently give you a £1 bonus on topping up £10, and also give you treats/rewards/competitions & for 30 days you'd also be eligible for some perk - eg I am on (I think) Talkalotmore so I get 50 minutes of off-peak calls to use within 30 days every time I top up £10.

You can get an o2 PAYG SIM via the cashback sites usually AND get paid to get it (a few pence). Don't be confused by o2's PAYG waffle. A PAYG simply has to be used for ONE qualifying call/message at least once every (from memory) six months to remain alive. You do NOT have to top-it up every month AT ALL. If/when you do top it up by £10+ that qualifies that PAYG # as valid for an o2 Home Broadband discount for the next 3 months :)

MKD
#40
Mubin
do you need to have a home phone line for o2 to work or will it work without one?


o2 HOME BROADBAND is based on the regular phone infrastructure - ie what were "BT landlines", ie now "Openreach landlines" - ie not available on Virgin/NTL ones.

If you put your number into the o2 broadband website it will soon tell you if you're able to get o2 Standard/Premium/Pro or not.

o2 also do a MOBILE broadband, ie using mobile phone wireless technology. There was a HUD on here for a half price USB o2 mobile broadband dongle for that only yesterday or so - and a Quidco cashback opportunity that would mean your first 30days or 'n' GB's of data were free after cashback.

MKD

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