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Apple iPhone SE 16GB Like New 'Perfect' Condition O2 Refresh £221.99
Apple iPhone SE 16GB Like New 'Perfect' Condition O2 Refresh £221.99

Apple iPhone SE 16GB Like New 'Perfect' Condition O2 Refresh £221.99

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After spending most of Friday holding out for an amazing mobile phone detail, I was left disappointed, so ended up looking around for something.

Not too sure on the o2 refresh deals, but found this, so excuse me if it's not right!

Can get a "perfect" condition iPhone SE 16gb for £221.99, which when having a quick shop around isn't too bad. Can't find it cheaper anywhere else.

To get the deal, click on Perfect on 16GB then choose the tariff which is 20GB Data £29.99 upfront and £8 monthly device payment plan.

So that would mean it would be £29.99 +£8 x 24 = £192 = Total £221.99

Follow the usual steps to cancel the airtime credit of £30.00, and i've copied these due to ease of use, check first comment (thanks to MrGamer123)

I believe I've figured this out right, so please tell me if I'm not so I can invoke the 14-day cooling off period!

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Original Poster

Step 1 : Buy phone as above with the above listed plan.

Step 2: Wait for phone to arrive. Once it has arrived put the O2 sim into the phone and make a 10-20 second phone call to activate the phones IMEI on O2's system (You need to do this if you want to unlock the phone to use any sim card)

Step 3: Next go to O2's online unlock webpage to unlock your phone for free: https://www.o2.co.uk/apps/help/help?qid=1&q1=2&route=unlocking&case=Handset%20Unlocking%20Form

Step 4: Once unlock request is done it takes 1-7 days to unlock. I would recommend you wait until the phone is unlocked before doing the next step.

*update* It seems you don't need to wait for the unlock to complete before cancelling. You must however request the unlock and confirm with o2 on the phone that unlock is processing before cancelling airtime contract just to be on the safe side.

Step 5: Once the phone is unlocked successfully ring 02 and tell them you want to pay off the device plan which should be £8 x 24 = £192 and you want to also at the same time cancel the airtime. Now o2 customers services representatives are known to be a bit slow so you might need to speak to someone who is on the ball. They should then cancel the airtime and you would have paid off the phone so you have a fully unlocked iPhone SE for £221.99

PS: Some people have stated that o2 sometimes do not cancel the airtime contract part and they get sent bills afterwards, to avoid this I would recommend after you have cancelled the airtime after a few hours or days contact o2 support again and confirm that they have cancelled the airtime plan and get them to confirm in writing.

Edited by: "mikeysmith10" 27th Nov 2016

Any iphone 6s 64gb prices on O2 refresh pls ?

JellybearXo

Any iphone 6s 64gb prices on O2 refresh pls ?



£408

sophiejames

£408



Any iPhone 7 128gb prices on O2 refresh please??

o2.co.uk and you can find all refresh deals. Dont be lazy.

16GB on an iPhone is hard to manage space. Every iOS update takes a major space of the phone.

ive deployed over 80 of these phones now. buy a case as the glass on the screen is horrible. i bought speigen hybrid for all of them.

argosextra

Any iPhone 7 128gb prices on O2 refresh please??


Are you joking?

rodman

Are you joking?



Yes you caught me hahaha

vassy4u

16GB on an iPhone is hard to manage space. Every iOS update takes a major … 16GB on an iPhone is hard to manage space. Every iOS update takes a major space of the phone.



No it doesn't. If the update says 1.3gb you don't lose 1.3gb. Most files are over written.

Im on the public beta testing program and update the iOS every few weeks. My free space has hardly changed ..

looks a great deal!

krisward7955

No it doesn't. If the update says 1.3gb you don't lose 1.3gb. Most files … No it doesn't. If the update says 1.3gb you don't lose 1.3gb. Most files are over written. Im on the public beta testing program and update the iOS every few weeks. My free space has hardly changed ..



Exactly, 16GBs is fine for me since I mostly use my iPad sometimes. Also sometimes iOS updates can free up so much space

Great find, you struggle to get a dodgy 2nd hand one on eBay for £250

AR2012

ive deployed over 80 of these phones now. buy a case as the glass on the … ive deployed over 80 of these phones now. buy a case as the glass on the screen is horrible. i bought speigen hybrid for all of them.



​i don't see how putting a case on the back does anything for the glass ?

Do you get all the original accessories or just the phone itself?

MacGyverUS

Do you get all the original accessories or just the phone itself?


No original accessories just the phone.

Husberg668

No original accessories just the phone.


Is this the case with the more expensive brand new (vs. "like new") option as well?

Monster deal IMO, deserves more heat than it got.

The O2 customer service guys rattle through those T&C's at a clip that makes them kinda meaningless though

Mine arrived today, brand new and unlocked. Rang up, paid it off and cancelled airtime contract. Painless and straight forward. Great deal. Thanks op.

Original Poster

Sedgefield

Mine arrived today, brand new and unlocked. Rang up, paid it off and … Mine arrived today, brand new and unlocked. Rang up, paid it off and cancelled airtime contract. Painless and straight forward. Great deal. Thanks op.




I ordered mine on Sunday and it was meant to come today. Still waiting, but glad to see it was easy to do!

Mines gone completely wrong!!!!
1. Got phone
2. Made a call using sim on phone to my other mobile (30-second call)
3. Placed request for unlock
4. Called and cancelled airtime and paid off phone.
5. Got a text saying cannot unlock as phone has not been used on network!!!!!!!

Sims now been turned off so cannot make another call, customer service say they can't unlock as not been used on their network even though the phone shows a call made and I got a call received on another mobile!!

So looks like phone is locked on o2 so going to have to return under 14-day cooling off period! And order again! Complete waste of everyone's time!

Great deal. Pity the deal on the iPhone 6 64GB isn't as hot.
Voted hot!

Is the one call meant to be made on the contract sim that comes with the phone? Or a seperate payg one? Not sure how the month contract isn't activated and thus becomes an expense?

Bluefusion

Mines gone completely wrong!!!!1. Got phone2. Made a call using sim on … Mines gone completely wrong!!!!1. Got phone2. Made a call using sim on phone to my other mobile (30-second call)3. Placed request for unlock4. Called and cancelled airtime and paid off phone.5. Got a text saying cannot unlock as phone has not been used on network!!!!!!!Sims now been turned off so cannot make another call, customer service say they can't unlock as not been used on their network even though the phone shows a call made and I got a call received on another mobile!!So looks like phone is locked on o2 so going to have to return under 14-day cooling off period! And order again! Complete waste of everyone's time!



​Mine was unlocked when it arrived. I put my talk talk sim in and it accepted it straight away, didn't even use the O2 sim. Thought most new iPhones come unlocked?

Can anyone who has bought this tell me if it comes in the original box with charger etc please?

Mine didn't come in apple box, just phone, USB charger (no plug) and sim tool.

Sedgefield

Mine didn't come in apple box, just phone, USB charger (no plug) and sim … Mine didn't come in apple box, just phone, USB charger (no plug) and sim tool.



Thanks for that - does it still have 12 months apple warranty?

12 month from o2 but sure it will be covered by apple as well.

Are these UK iPhones? For example, I believe you can't switch off the camera shutter sound on the Japanese models? Bought a refurb from Argos recently and this was the issue. Took it back.

How long did it take to get delivered from order?? Ordered one last night... saying that i could have it delivered today... heres 4pm and not even an email/txt to say it has been dispatched???

Edited by: "ADT2000" 2nd Dec 2016

I ordered Sunday and it came Tuesday. You can check on the tracking link where it is.

Does it matter which package you select i.e. 500mb, 3gb etc?

ncf1708

Does it matter which package you select i.e. 500mb, 3gb etc?



Forgive me if I'm wrong but wouldn't it be easier to pay for device in full then cancel airtime???

Does cancelling effect your credit score?

dimon72

Does cancelling effect your credit score?



Nope. But the credit check done to set you up in the first place does. Appeared on my file done through experian. Made a smallish difference.

rb147

Forgive me if I'm wrong but wouldn't it be easier to pay for device in … Forgive me if I'm wrong but wouldn't it be easier to pay for device in full then cancel airtime???



​Defo easier. Any problems on refresh normally happen when people pay off handset, and cancel airtime at the same time. Would ideally suggest you pay of handset first day, and cancel airtime on the next-or at the very least, 2 separate phone calls.

I found my o2 refresh experience very off putting. It was unlocked quickly and device was paid off straight away as well as requesting immediate airtime cancellation.
Then got a bill for full airtime amount as well as taking the first payment. Live chat cancelled it but bill the next day for full amount minus monthly payment.
Live chat then confirmed cancelled again and would be refunded monthly payment. 2 weeks later still no refund so called up and eventually got the refund.
I still got the iPhone 6s Plus for less than buying anywhere else but what a hassle.
My advice, never use live chat.

From what I understand, pretty much most iPhones in the UK are supplied unlocked, and lock themselves to the network of the first SIM card used.

The exception seems to be iPhones purchased direct from Apple

gr1340

I found my o2 refresh experience very off putting. It was unlocked … I found my o2 refresh experience very off putting. It was unlocked quickly and device was paid off straight away as well as requesting immediate airtime cancellation. Then got a bill for full airtime amount as well as taking the first payment. Live chat cancelled it but bill the next day for full amount minus monthly payment. Live chat then confirmed cancelled again and would be refunded monthly payment. 2 weeks later still no refund so called up and eventually got the refund. I still got the iPhone 6s Plus for less than buying anywhere else but what a hassle. My advice, never use live chat.



There are always some bad experiences but mine went through with no issues, twice, would say always use webchat that way if there are any issues you have the information to fall bac on.

Mark3270

From what I understand, pretty much most iPhones in the UK are supplied … From what I understand, pretty much most iPhones in the UK are supplied unlocked, and lock themselves to the network of the first SIM card used.The exception seems to be iPhones purchased direct from Apple



Yes however, if the phone hasn't been activated like these sometimes aren't you can put in a Three sim and it won't lock as Three don't lock iPhones. Anyone with any issues check the 5s threads refresh and payg ones from about 6 months ago there is plenty information there
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