Got a month to go on a Carphone Warehouse cashback deal, and all has went very well.
Went through the procedure to cancel and had a call back from retentions.
Had no intentions of taking any deal as I was going to go for another cashback deal.
However they offered me a 12 months free deal. I keep the current number and pay nothing each month, plus get 50 minutes talktime and 100 texts each month.
If I go over I pay 20p / minute , 10p per text. Sounds like a very good deal as I'm not a really heavy user. Minutes can't be rolled over.
I'm getting confirmation in the post, and have 7 days to change my mind as it's another 12 month deal and I can only cancel after month 11 once I've entered into it.
Sounds strange being tied to a 12 month free deal, the only downside I can see is that if i go elsewhere for another deal my current number will be tied to O2 on that tarrif for the duration. That said, if I don't use it I don't pay.
Apparently I get a call around month 11 to discuss how it went (they try to flog you another tariff!).
I can understand that it's only less than an hour a month of talktime, and the 100 texts isn't the biggest deal on offer, but since it's free...it looks a good deal. Since they were losing a customer they at least have the chance of extra revenue if I go over the limits. It's a tempting deal - not loads of talktime / texts but enough to make you tempted to keep with the same supplier.
Can anyone on this deal recommend it for low users? Having not seen the small print of the contract yet so I'm in the dark and therefore suspicious. However, the cashback deals are looking very dodgy with a 'reputable' company E2save now refusing cashback applications. Even the sales guy at CPW said they were'nt doing cashbacks anymore. Although how honest that statement was remains to be seen!
My question is this - has anyone else been offered this deal and how's it working out?
Perhaps Edi can comment? Cheers.