4G EE Osprey 2 Mini + 1 GB Data - £19.99 @ Currys
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4G EE Osprey 2 Mini + 1 GB Data - £19.99 @ Currys

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Found 29th Mar 2016
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Device Cost £9.99.
Must signup for 30 day SIM only contract. Cheapest Contract is £10 for 1GB data.
Once purchased provide 30 days notice to EE.
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Unlock only costs 99p.
So you can buy this without getting the contract?
was looking for a cheap phone to tether but this will do the trick. thanks op
mrhotdealll

was looking for a cheap phone to tether but this will do the trick. … was looking for a cheap phone to tether but this will do the trick. thanks op


if you are looking for phone, these are sufficient for tethering and costs less than £20 and no contract required.
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horstachio

So you can buy this without getting the contract?


Must signup for 30 day SIM only contract. Once you get the contract provide 30 days notice to EE, so you only pay for 1 month contract.
horstachio

So you can buy this without getting the contract?


NO! and I'll bet they'll **** up the cancelation like they did with me and it will cost you 3 months of payments before the plant pots get it sorted.
Edited by moderator: "filter" 30th Mar 2016
paulandpam1

NO! and I'll bet they'll **** up the cancelation like they did with me … NO! and I'll bet they'll **** up the cancelation like they did with me and it will cost you 3 months of payments before the plant pots get it sorted.



EE deffo try and pull a fast one when it comes to cancelling contracts.. done it twice with me now
Edited by moderator: "filter" 30th Mar 2016
raj75

if you are looking for phone, these are sufficient for tethering and … if you are looking for phone, these are sufficient for tethering and costs less than £20 and no contract required.http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4176923.htmhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XJRI0EO


Neither are 4g phones.
Edited by: "Templar_101" 29th Mar 2016
samwants2save

EE deffo try and pull a fast one when it comes to cancelling contracts.. … EE deffo try and pull a fast one when it comes to cancelling contracts.. done it twice with me now


I wrote to the CEO olaf.swantee@ee.co.uk and the director deirdre.burns@ee.co.uk and got a full refund
horstachio

So you can buy this without getting the contract?



​yeah. I bought one off eBay without a contract. use it all the time with various ee Sims. never had a problem.
I managed to get one with no up front cost - it was applied as a manager's special or something on the till. This was at Nottingham Castle Marina Currys just before Christmas.

Hardware not as robust as the original Osprey, I had one go wrong and had to go to an EE Store to get it sorted; has a 2 year guarantee apparently.
Guys before you jump into this contract please realise that you will end up paying more than 1 month, even if you cancel the same moment you sign up, as billing is done pro-rata and EE have a tendancy to overcharge like anything. Read every T&C and clauses. The extra could be anything from £1 upwards.
horstachio

So you can buy this without getting the contract?



​I tried this once and thought I had nearly got away with it but the person on the till couldn't work out why it wouldn't scan properly and the manager was called who pointed out it needed to have a contract attached to the purchase.
How does the Osprey 2 compare to a similar deal on a "4G Huawei" from CPW (http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/broadband/mobile-broadband/buy/huawei-4g-mifi-em169-fcon4)? Both are 30-day contracts and cost is similar (19.99+0.99 unlock vs 20 unlocked) with the CPW one giving 15GB for those first 30 days, but how does the hardware compare?

Oo I'm tempted on this... neat ta!
mikeypr

The Osprey is yours to keep.



So is the Huawei. Like any contract you own the device as soon as it begins and keep it regardless of when you cancel the contract.
brendanhickey

​yeah. I bought one off eBay without a contract. use it all the time with … ​yeah. I bought one off eBay without a contract. use it all the time with various ee Sims. never had a problem.



Thats 2 different concepts mentioned there?.

What you bought was perfectly ok as ebay (generally speaking) does NOT do contracts of anything?.

Other 'Outlets' on the other hand may nit necessarily conform to that, so as such your own safeguarding protocols may drastically differ ..... :-)
Bhav007

So is the Huawei. Like any contract you own the device as soon as it … So is the Huawei. Like any contract you own the device as soon as it begins and keep it regardless of when you cancel the contract.



In a word 'Yes'. :-)
Ok, it's late and my brain is mush... I should pay attention to this in the morning, but I thought someone would be smarter than me (hehe, not hard)

If I buy this for £9.99, I'll obviously need to sign up to EE separately, or is it linked to the purchase, so I give details to Currys to sign me up to the monthly doo dah and pay Currys £19.99 when I buy it?
Toonah

Ok, it's late and my brain is mush... I should pay attention to this in … Ok, it's late and my brain is mush... I should pay attention to this in the morning, but I thought someone would be smarter than me (hehe, not hard)If I buy this for £9.99, I'll obviously need to sign up to EE separately, or is it linked to the purchase, so I give details to Currys to sign me up to the monthly doo dah and pay Currys £19.99 when I buy it?



The whole thing is a contract for the Mi-Fi device + Data SIM only (1 month rolling). The monthly cost is £10, and the upfront (one off) device cost is £9.99. Assuming you cancel immediately (giving 30 days notice to EE) you should end up paying around £19.99 as listed by the original poster.
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Wow a whole gig. Decent device though.
Bhav007

Guys before you jump into this contract please realise that you will end … Guys before you jump into this contract please realise that you will end up paying more than 1 month, even if you cancel the same moment you sign up, as billing is done pro-rata and EE have a tendancy to overcharge like anything. Read every T&C and clauses. The extra could be anything from £1 upwards.



Indeed. EE are a bloody nightmare billing wise, the number of times I've been overbilled by them, complained only for them to keep over billing. I remember once this happened three times in a row. Also be wary when you renew a contract with them and try and negotiate a deal with them, they'll give you the deal but it'll involve them applying a ridiculous number of discounts to get the final price, so much so it becomes very confusing to work out exactly how much you're being charged.
paulandpam1

NO! and I'll bet they'll **** up the cancelation like they did with me … NO! and I'll bet they'll **** up the cancelation like they did with me and it will cost you 3 months of payments before the plant pots get it sorted.


Phone... cancel... then phone bank and cancel direct debit... sorted - they cant take any more money out your account
Is this better than the Huwai device which is a little more expensive (£5 more)?
Could you chuck a 3 sim card in it and use it abroad
Babbler

Phone... cancel... then phone bank and cancel direct debit... sorted - … Phone... cancel... then phone bank and cancel direct debit... sorted - they cant take any more money out your account



I did that once (at the advice of customer services). I ended up with a non-payment black mark on my credit file for the next 6 years.
Awesome deal! This is way better than my current contract. But stuck up with O2 phew
Babbler

Phone... cancel... then phone bank and cancel direct debit... sorted - … Phone... cancel... then phone bank and cancel direct debit... sorted - they cant take any more money out your account



Bad idea to cancel direct debit. It will mess up your credit rating if the network don't cancel on their end first (properly). All it takes is one mistake on their end. It happens more often than you'd think. EE are literally the worst network when it comes to these things. My source? I worked at Carphone for 3 years.
Beware of signing a contract with EE, my credit record is screwed by them expecting me to pay them for 3 months AFTER my contract was cancelled. The nightmare with debt collects for £50 ish was disgusting and now my credit record is shown every month as no payment. EE wont listen and I just can deal with the stress anymore.
Babbler

Phone... cancel... then phone bank and cancel direct debit... sorted - … Phone... cancel... then phone bank and cancel direct debit... sorted - they cant take any more money out your account


Great idea if your credit history is already crap, but not so good for people with a good history that wants to keep it that way.
paulandpam1

Great idea if your credit history is already crap, but not so good for … Great idea if your credit history is already crap, but not so good for people with a good history that wants to keep it that way.




If you cancel and have paid up and can prove it it will have no affect on your credit rating. They are in breach if they try to take money out once cancelled that you do not owe.
Babbler

If you cancel and have paid up and can prove it it will have no affect on … If you cancel and have paid up and can prove it it will have no affect on your credit rating. They are in breach if they try to take money out once cancelled that you do not owe.



There's nothing to stop them putting a missed payment and default onto your credit record and that would be a disaster. Good luck trying to get that removed.
sotomonkey

There's nothing to stop them putting a missed payment and default onto … There's nothing to stop them putting a missed payment and default onto your credit record and that would be a disaster. Good luck trying to get that removed.


If you can prove it was put on there after you cancelled and didnt owe money you can remove it.
Babbler

If you can prove it was put on there after you cancelled and didnt owe … If you can prove it was put on there after you cancelled and didnt owe money you can remove it.


You would think!!
I had a similar problem with 02 and Experian would not touch the score until 02 told them to.
I had bills showing that my account was £20 in credit (O2 owed me money) but it was like talking to a brick wall.
I eventually got it sorted and O2 removed the mark from my file but canceling the direct debit doesn't make the problem go away.
It makes it worse.
Which, incidentally is how the mark went in my file in the first place. (I cancelled direct debit because my account was in credit and O2 tried to take payment)
Edited by: "Templar_101" 30th Mar 2016
que

How does the Osprey 2 compare to a similar deal on a "4G Huawei" from CPW … How does the Osprey 2 compare to a similar deal on a "4G Huawei" from CPW (http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/broadband/mobile-broadband/buy/huawei-4g-mifi-em169-fcon4)? Both are 30-day contracts and cost is similar (19.99+0.99 unlock vs 20 unlocked) with the CPW one giving 15GB for those first 30 days, but how does the hardware compare?


I don't know if anyone else replied to you but this is better than the huawei for 2 reasons. 1 it had double the battery capacity and 2 it has a display. I have the huawei and it works just fine but if this deal was about then I would have got it instead. Although if you need the data and don't need such a long battery life the huawei works well and is still a great deal.
I tried to get it removed but it has to be done by EE, they owe me £60 and wanted me to pay them various amounts between £20 and £75. They havent a clue what they say or do, the debt collectors backed off but even while it was with them the amount was never the same in each letter.
£15 in Tesco phneshop
Is it possible to connect this to my home router to distribute the signal that way?
nightshot

Is it possible to connect this to my home router to distribute the signal … Is it possible to connect this to my home router to distribute the signal that way?


Depends on your router and it's functionality.
I have the Asus n66u and I can catch the Wi-Fi signal and redistribute the signal through router.
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