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More of an FYI but excellent nonetheless. Loads of upgrade deals for CPW pay-as-you-go punters and at the same time, prices are network dependant. NOT TRUE. Jump to comment #20 (thank you for your input) if you want to skip reading the bulk of this post

If you read the small print (CPW homepage - help - upgrades - payg upgrades - pay as you go upgrade price match) CPW have a PAYG upgrade price promise. Good news, PAYG phones are the same across the major networks CPW do business with. Bad news, as you have to go instore, you forego cashback.

As the link for CPW ALWAYS defaults to the homepage, I have copied and pasted the relevant info below:

What is a Pay as you go upgrade price match?

If you're eligible for a Pay as you go upgrade, come into store and you're guaranteed the best deal across the major networks. When you buy a new Pay as you go phone, you can stay on your network (and keep your SIM, your number and any credit you have), without missing out on any great prices offered on other networks.

How does it work?

So for example:
You've seen a phone you really like the look of
But the best price for it is on a different network than the one you're on at the moment
But you don't want to change networks; you're happy where you are
Upgrading your Pay as you go phone in store means we'll give you the lowest price offered by any network, but let you stay on the network you love!

What else do I need to know?
You're not required to buy an additional top up to activate your new phone.
This offer is not currently available on talkmobile.
The same terms and conditions of your network will still apply.
The Pay as you go upgrade price match is currently only available to customers who come into store.

So for example, you're on o2 but want the Nokia Lumia 630 as an upgrade deal for the same price as Voda, Virgin et al, instore CPW will match the other networks price not charge an extra tenner. You have to remind the assistants sometimes that it's on their website under help and upgrades.

Hopefully this will help some folk save money on their PAYG upgrades

Casualty
Thanks OP for posting this, very helpful.
I used this over the weekend to get a Nokia 630 for £79.95 on an O2 pay as you go upgrade.
As others have said, the sales staff know nothing about this and their systems have no options available to apply the price match. However, persistence pays off and you have to insist thay they ring their support lines to get the discount authorised, especially on a 630 which thay said was, ordinarily, not discountable.


It does work
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#1
Anyone know if this will work with giffgaff?
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violetd
Anyone know if this will work with giffgaff?


Of course not. Major independent networks only excluding three
#3
can't imagine they'll match the t-mobile PAYG tariff with add-on thing £20 for 6 months unlimited internet which I've been renewing every 6 months for 2 years
#4
sprooter
can't imagine they'll match the t-mobile PAYG tariff with add-on thing £20 for 6 months unlimited internet which I've been renewing every 6 months for 2 years

It's not the tariff they're matching, it's the cost of the handset
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Found this page on CPW
"We can upgrade everyone!

Whichever network you're on and even if you bought your original phone from someone else, we can upgrade you.

Click on a network below to browse our great online offers. If you'd like to upgrade on a network not listed below, please call us on 0800 049 6248^ to speak to our sales team."

I phoned them re giffgaff. The person I spoke to spoke to his manager and said that online they couldn't upgrade but to try instore as they had different rules.
#6
violetd
Found this page on CPW
"We can upgrade everyone!

Whichever network you're on and even if you bought your original phone from someone else, we can upgrade you.

Click on a network below to browse our great online offers. If you'd like to upgrade on a network not listed below, please call us on 0800 049 6248^ to speak to our sales team."

I phoned them re giffgaff. The person I spoke to spoke to his manager and said that online they couldn't upgrade but to try instore as they had different rules.

Now that's definitely interesting and would certainly generate a lot of heat here if it worked out instore
#7
It's only networks sold instore
#8
I didn't know you could do this, thanks OP. Voted hot. :)
#9
defo doesn't work with giffgaff. and the upgrade price promise is only a match to your network, you can't get the virgin price if you're on O2 etc, its a network price promise to network stores
#10
Thank you for the information MistaMo :) Heat added, of course
#11
of course it will work with giffgaff just get an O2 phone.
#12
s2b1
of course it will work with giffgaff just get an O2 phone.
You will need an active SIM from a major network (obviously not Giff Gaff) to get an upgrade on that network (THEREFORE ACTIVE 02 SIM NEEDED FOR 02 PHONE UPGRADE) . But a Giff Gaff SIM will be usable in any compatible phone bought from CPW as the phones are unlocked.

Edited By: COMARANTZ on Jun 20, 2014 09:17
#13
I don't really get how price matching is a deal? Surely if they beat the price by a small %age it would be great (like Go Outdoors), but why not just by off the place you originally found the cheap price?!
#14
If this is true - why do they even have different upgrade prices for different networks?
#15
krogothnx
If this is true - why do they even have different upgrade prices for different networks?

The handsets are subsidised by the networks hence differing prices for the same handset
#16
SirSpanky
I don't really get how price matching is a deal? Surely if they beat the price by a small %age it would be great (like Go Outdoors), but why not just by off the place you originally found the cheap price?!

For me personally, I'm on o2. That means handsets sometimes cost me £10 more than on other networks. Using the example above, if I were to upgrade to a Lumia 630 now, by quoting the price match guarantee instore I can get the handset for the same price as the other networks. In doing so, I save £10. Thus, to me, it's a deal. Simples
#17
wouldn't do this in Grimsby store, despite being referred to website, they said would only match other shops not themselves,after arguing they agreed the way it was worded on website however sounded like 02 price should be same as others but would still not budge on the price.
#18
craigthaagensen
wouldn't do this in Grimsby store, despite being referred to website, they said would only match other shops not themselves,after arguing they agreed the way it was worded on website however sounded like 02 price should be same as others but would still not budge on the price.

I got them to do it at Merry Hill shopping centre - the staff were surprised as they didn't even know it was on there. I posted after I'd done it myself. You could always do it the old fashioned Brit way - phone up and complain. Tell them honour it or don't advertise it as it's false advertising
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Thanks OP for posting this, very helpful.
I used this over the weekend to get a Nokia 630 for £79.95 on an O2 pay as you go upgrade.
As others have said, the sales staff know nothing about this and their systems have no options available to apply the price match. However, persistence pays off and you have to insist thay they ring their support lines to get the discount authorised, especially on a 630 which thay said was, ordinarily, not discountable.
#20
What about numbers that are not upgradable by their online upgrade checker? Can they do that in-store?
#21
alxdenisov
What about numbers that are not upgradable by their online upgrade checker? Can they do that in-store?

How do you mean?
#22
any one successfully ever managed to get a payg phone upgrade online ?
#23
blineboy
any one successfully ever managed to get a payg phone upgrade online ?

Upgrade online = no problem. This post is for price match and for that you have to go into the store.
#24
Anyone have a spare payg upgrade code, i have two sims both do not let me despite meeting the requirements

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