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EU to introduce law to force operators to offer 12 month contracts

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
EU law will be in place in may, force mobile phone operators to provide 12 month contracts. Meaning they cant get any more stupid and offer 36 month contracts as I've seen.

Did miss read at first ;) but its a step in the right direction
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Clicky

Edited By: golemsmate on Feb 15, 2011 22:59
1 Like #2
Prices will shoot up now then (_;)
banned#3
What next? Bananas being too straight? (No homo)
banned 1 Like #4
Glad to hear it. However, wont the 12month contracts just increase in price now?
#5
choc1969
Prices will shoot up now then (_;)


Yup, I saw some vodafone pricing and the iphone deals look really expensive
#6
Good stuff.
#7
Sim only deals will get a lot more popular.
#8
18 and 24 month contracts will still exist, it's just they now have to offer a 12 month option too
banned#9
My brother hates contracts.
#10
oldmanhouse
18 and 24 month contracts will still exist, it's just they now have to offer a 12 month option too


true true, least it cant go above 24.
#11
Am I misreading the article?

Seems to me that it just forces operators to offer 12 month options, they are still permitted to offer 18 and 24 month (at a maximum) contracts.

Shouldn't mean much at all.. Only that any phones which don't have a 12 month contract, will. They will be expensive, in the same way they already are now..

Or am I missing something.....

Only plus... iPhone 12 month contracts on all networks, not just Tesco Mobile.

Edited By: spritey on Feb 15, 2011 23:09
#12
spritey
Am I misreading the article?

Seems to me that it just forces operators to offer 12 month options, they are still permitted to offer 18 and 24 month (at a maximum) contracts.

Shouldn't mean much at all.. Only that any phones which don't have a 12 month contract, will. They will just be expensive, in the same way they already are now..

Or am I missing something.....


I read it wrong, I've changed the OP so I dont confuse anybody else :D
#13
12month contracts are going to be ridiculously expensive, iphone sales should see a drop cant see people paying over £250 for the phone plus £40- £45 a month.
#14
Ah, genuinely thought I was seeing things hehe.

I paid around £230? For a iPhone 4 on a 12 month £35p/m contract with Tesco Mobile... Be happy if all networks started offering similar deals, doubt it though. Should affect 18/24 month contracts though, you'll just see a whole stack of 12 month contracts again.. Just expensive, as they should be....

Mobiles are far more expensive to develop, market, manufacture and support than back when 12 month contracts were common place.

Edited By: spritey on Feb 15, 2011 23:21
#15
sarbjeet_
12month contracts are going to be ridiculously expensive, iphone sales should see a drop cant see people paying over £250 for the phone plus £40- £45 a month.


There will still be 18 month options.

And no not really, may just force the price of a handset i.e what tesco do £200 odd for iphone plus £25 a month.
#16
I know but majority of people will just see that and be put off unlike people on HUKD who know how to get the best deal.
#17
spritey
Ah, genuinely thought I was seeing things hehe.

I paid around £230? For a iPhone 4 on a 12 month £35p/m contract with Tesco Mobile... Be happy if all networks started offering similar deals, doubt it though. Should affect 18/24 month contracts though, you'll just see a whole stack of 12 month contracts again.. Just expensive, as they should be....

Mobiles are far more expensive to develop, market, manufacture and support than back when 12 month contracts were common place.



really, in relative terms?

does a ferrari cost any more than it did 10 years go?

i remember my first mobile phone and it was just s expensive as an iphone et al now....if not cheaper these days

Edited By: casparwhite on Feb 15, 2011 23:34: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
banned#18
spritey
Ah, genuinely thought I was seeing things hehe.

I paid around £230? For a iPhone 4 on a 12 month £35p/m contract with Tesco Mobile... Be happy if all networks started offering similar deals, doubt it though. Should affect 18/24 month contracts though, you'll just see a whole stack of 12 month contracts again.. Just expensive, as they should be....

Mobiles are far more expensive to develop, market, manufacture and support than back when 12 month contracts were common place.


I would have thought things were cheaper now - for example the gsm infrastructure is in place saving millions on investment in that. Technology is cheaper so phones should be cheaper to produce in bulk.

I also thought everyone offered 12 month contracts anyway? Who doesn't?

Edited By: colinsunderland on Feb 15, 2011 23:52
#19
colinsunderland
spritey
Ah, genuinely thought I was seeing things hehe.

I paid around £230? For a iPhone 4 on a 12 month £35p/m contract with Tesco Mobile... Be happy if all networks started offering similar deals, doubt it though. Should affect 18/24 month contracts though, you'll just see a whole stack of 12 month contracts again.. Just expensive, as they should be....

Mobiles are far more expensive to develop, market, manufacture and support than back when 12 month contracts were common place.


I would have thought things were cheaper now - for example the gsm infrastructure is in place saving millions on investment in that. Technology is cheaper so phones should be cheaper to produce in bulk.

I also thought everyone offered 12 month contracts anyway? Who doesn't?


no one offers 12 month contracts nowadays afaik apart from tesco

You can get sim only 12 monthers
banned#20
MarzBarz
colinsunderland
spritey
Ah, genuinely thought I was seeing things hehe.

I paid around £230? For a iPhone 4 on a 12 month £35p/m contract with Tesco Mobile... Be happy if all networks started offering similar deals, doubt it though. Should affect 18/24 month contracts though, you'll just see a whole stack of 12 month contracts again.. Just expensive, as they should be....

Mobiles are far more expensive to develop, market, manufacture and support than back when 12 month contracts were common place.


I would have thought things were cheaper now - for example the gsm infrastructure is in place saving millions on investment in that. Technology is cheaper so phones should be cheaper to produce in bulk.

I also thought everyone offered 12 month contracts anyway? Who doesn't?


no one offers 12 month contracts nowadays afaik apart from tesco

You can get sim only 12 monthers


ah, its only usually sim only i look for and I'm with tesco so that explains it :)
#21
MarzBarz
colinsunderland
spritey
Ah, genuinely thought I was seeing things hehe.

I paid around £230? For a iPhone 4 on a 12 month £35p/m contract with Tesco Mobile... Be happy if all networks started offering similar deals, doubt it though. Should affect 18/24 month contracts though, you'll just see a whole stack of 12 month contracts again.. Just expensive, as they should be....

Mobiles are far more expensive to develop, market, manufacture and support than back when 12 month contracts were common place.


I would have thought things were cheaper now - for example the gsm infrastructure is in place saving millions on investment in that. Technology is cheaper so phones should be cheaper to produce in bulk.

I also thought everyone offered 12 month contracts anyway? Who doesn't?


no one offers 12 month contracts nowadays afaik apart from tesco

You can get sim only 12 monthers


there are 279 12 month contracts available on omnio...... few are ipads/galaxy tabs but most are phones?

http://www.omio.com/deals

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