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Huawei P30 Lite. £179.99 4GB/128GB @ Carphone Warehouse - bundled with an easily cancel-able O2 SIM Only card
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Huawei P30 Lite. £179.99 4GB/128GB @ Carphone Warehouse - bundled with an easily cancel-able O2 SIM Only card

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Posted 3rd NovEdited by:"kebabthief"
Another Sunday, another phone that can be had for a really cheap price.

The option in the list is the O2 offer for £35 p/m and £179.99. If you click the deal link and there's a list of 24 month contracts (which has happened on occasion), narrow it down by expanding the "contact length" tab and narrow down to show only 12 month bundles.

You know the score by now, just order the bundle and call O2 to cancel the SIM that came bundled with the phone.

A much higher spec that my last two. This phone has 3D curved glass, a 3D selfie camera, 128Gb of storage (support for 512Gb Micro SD card). A real corker of a phone for the price.

Available in Black (follow deal link), White and Blue (links below).

In white: carphonewarehouse.com/mob…919

Blue: carphonewarehouse.com/mob…919

I know these deals always get flooded with naysayers, if you've had a phone from one of these previous similar deals, please do chime in with your experiences.
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kebabthief03/11/2019 13:19

I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft …I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft search for a SIM Only.


Not true mate. I work for Carphone and it’s definitely a hard search. Saying that, even though it is a hard search it shouldn’t really affect your credit file that much or at all even.
yes, we know the score, you have to jump through the credit checking hoops that leave a permanenet mark on your record, which you then cancel - which leaves a further mark on your credit record and could be viewed dimly if trying to get other credit in the future....dangerous if you value your record!
Sorry, I don't want to be made homeless and get divorced by my wife if I sign up to this deal....

I believe that's what happens according to some HUKD users...
Some people worry to much about nothing
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yes, we know the score, you have to jump through the credit checking hoops that leave a permanenet mark on your record, which you then cancel - which leaves a further mark on your credit record and could be viewed dimly if trying to get other credit in the future....dangerous if you value your record!
philjstephenson03/11/2019 13:17

yes, we know the score, you have to jump through the credit checking hoops …yes, we know the score, you have to jump through the credit checking hoops that leave a permanenet mark on your record, which you then cancel - which leaves a further mark on your credit record and could be viewed dimly if trying to get other credit in the future....dangerous if you value your record!


I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft search for a SIM Only.
Some people worry to much about nothing
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:19

I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft …I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft search for a SIM Only.


Well that's what you think until the cancellation process goes wrong
cliosport6503/11/2019 13:23

Well that's what you think until the cancellation process goes wrong …Well that's what you think until the cancellation process goes wrong


Do you have experience of this? Or just chiming in?
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:23

Do you have experience of this? Or just chiming in?


Experience in it, that's why I mentioned it
O2 can be a nightmare to cancel with. For the saving on this particular phone, it is not worth the hassle.
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:19

I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft …I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft search for a SIM Only.


Not true mate. I work for Carphone and it’s definitely a hard search. Saying that, even though it is a hard search it shouldn’t really affect your credit file that much or at all even.
Not worth the hassle on cheap ish phones, this one can be had for just over £200 from ebay after 10% so you only save what - £20 - £30? And have to deal with o2. If you want a real discount go big and more expensive one's.

£200 grade A from CEX uk.webuy.com/pro…d-a
Edited by: "pablomalin" 3rd Nov
cliosport6503/11/2019 13:25

Experience in it, that's why I mentioned it


I wasn't trying to be abrasive. That's fair enough. You'd be surprised how many make the same comment, just guessing. You were very unlucky as previous threads are full of people with positive hassle-free experience that took a matter of a couple of minutes and all plain sailing.

What exactly happened, and did O2 provide you with a case number when you called?
Sorry, I don't want to be made homeless and get divorced by my wife if I sign up to this deal....

I believe that's what happens according to some HUKD users...
I don't understand how to do this, I was just looking at buying it today.
treeofthefiddy03/11/2019 13:26

Not true mate. I work for Carphone and it’s definitely a hard search. S …Not true mate. I work for Carphone and it’s definitely a hard search. Saying that, even though it is a hard search it shouldn’t really affect your credit file that much or at all even.


Thanks @treeofthefiddy . Finally some fairly concrete info rather than just guesses. I've had three of these in the past and none even show on my Experian report. Does anyone ever fail a search for a SIM Only? I've never known it happen to anyone.
Journey_FF03/11/2019 13:29

I don't understand how to do this, I was just looking at buying it today.


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That's the one you want. When it comes, just call O2 and cancel the SIM. It takes a couple of minutes, and I've never heard anyone being told that they cannot cancel. Just to be safe, ask for a case reference number - but I and many others have never needed one.
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:29

I wasn't trying to be abrasive. That's fair enough. You'd be surprised …I wasn't trying to be abrasive. That's fair enough. You'd be surprised how many make the same comment, just guessing. You were very unlucky as previous threads are full of people with positive hassle-free experience that took a matter of a couple of minutes and all plain sailing.What exactly happened, and did O2 provide you with a case number when you called?


No I wasn't saying you was, 02 didn't cancel it properly but was probably due to the operator the other end, raised a complaint with 02 bit they said they had done nothing wrong, went to ombudsman and they sided with me, all i was saying is just be careful if you was thinking it might be an easy process
P20 pro was better or even the mate 20 for 225 I believe
I bought 1 in march ( the p lite you posted for £69 ) and just checked my credit report and shows no hard search . Account showing as settled too . Wife bought one too I’ll ask her to check

I had no problems cancelling the sim down , my wife however did but if you stay on top of it its more of a hassle than difficult
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:32

Thanks @treeofthefiddy . Finally some fairly concrete info rather than …Thanks @treeofthefiddy . Finally some fairly concrete info rather than just guesses. I've had three of these in the past and none even show on my Experian report. Does anyone ever fail a search for a SIM Only? I've never known it happen to anyone.


Surprisingly yes it does happen. It’s definitely a rarity the mains reasons will be if either the network has had a bad experience with (e.g not paying your bills) or they simply can’t match your details up with a credit referencing agency.

I’ve taken a few of these out myself and only 1 has ever shown on a credit report. I believe if the network already has your information then it is a soft check as we usually get an almost instant accept back.

Unfortunately nobody at Carphone knows the actual credit referencing rules and what happens in particular cases as all we do is send your information to the network and they tell us whether you’ve passed or not.
cliosport6503/11/2019 13:36

No I wasn't saying you was, 02 didn't cancel it properly but was probably …No I wasn't saying you was, 02 didn't cancel it properly but was probably due to the operator the other end, raised a complaint with 02 bit they said they had done nothing wrong, went to ombudsman and they sided with me, all i was saying is just be careful if you was thinking it might be an easy process


Gah, that really sucks. I feel for you having to go through all of that. It sounds like O2 messed up big time and you were bloody unlucky. Glad you got it sorted in the end, mate.
DONT DO IT

if you value your credit score
Munkee03/11/2019 13:37

I bought 1 in march ( the p lite you posted for £69 ) and just checked my …I bought 1 in march ( the p lite you posted for £69 ) and just checked my credit report and shows no hard search . Account showing as settled too . Wife bought one too I’ll ask her to check I had no problems cancelling the sim down , my wife however did but if you stay on top of it its more of a hassle than difficult


Thanks for posting @Munkee . That's what usually happens and is what is supposed to happen. Great to hear that you managed to bag a couple of P-Smarts back then
Is this not affected by the US sanctions? ie no playstore etc
africanspeed03/11/2019 14:00

Is this not affected by the US sanctions? ie no playstore etc


I have no idea. Has that not been sorted yet? Any idea @MrSwitch ?
africanspeed03/11/2019 14:00

Is this not affected by the US sanctions? ie no playstore etc



kebabthief03/11/2019 14:02

I have no idea. Has that not been sorted yet? Any idea @MrSwitch ?


Not sorted no, but this particular phone isn't affected, and will still get regular updates etc.
Edited by: "MrSwitch" 3rd Nov
treeofthefiddy03/11/2019 13:26

Not true mate. I work for Carphone and it’s definitely a hard search. S …Not true mate. I work for Carphone and it’s definitely a hard search. Saying that, even though it is a hard search it shouldn’t really affect your credit file that much or at all even.


Hi I just asked someone at carphone warehouse if I would be able to do this (order it get the phone and cancel the sim) and they said no, is it true or not? I'm worried I'm going to order it and they aren't going to let me cancel the sim.
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:35

[Image] That's the one you want. When it comes, just call O2 and cancel …[Image] That's the one you want. When it comes, just call O2 and cancel the SIM. It takes a couple of minutes, and I've never heard anyone being told that they cannot cancel. Just to be safe, ask for a case reference number - but I and many others have never needed one.


Thank you just 2 more questions before I do it, Do I wait for the phone to arrive then call them and ask to cancel the sim only? And I get to keep the phone? It sounds too simple
Journey_FF03/11/2019 14:05

Hi I just asked someone at carphone warehouse if I would be able to do …Hi I just asked someone at carphone warehouse if I would be able to do this (order it get the phone and cancel the sim) and they said no, is it true or not? I'm worried I'm going to order it and they aren't going to let me cancel the sim.Thank you just 2 more questions before I do it, Do I wait for the phone to arrive then call them and ask to cancel the sim only? And I get to keep the phone? It sounds too simple


Of course they’re going to say you can’t do that as the company loses the commission for the sale. As soon as you get the phone, just phone and O2 and ask them to cancel the SIM only and I usually say its because the signal is bad in my house and they cancel it no problem. O2 know nothing about the phone and will be fine with you cancelling it.
MrSwitch03/11/2019 14:05

Not sorted no, but this particular phone isn't affected, and will still …Not sorted no, but this particular phone isn't affected, and will still get regular updates etc.


Yay. Thanks for that mate. There you go @africanspeed .
Journey_FF03/11/2019 14:05

Hi I just asked someone at carphone warehouse if I would be able to do …Hi I just asked someone at carphone warehouse if I would be able to do this (order it get the phone and cancel the sim) and they said no, is it true or not? I'm worried I'm going to order it and they aren't going to let me cancel the sim.Thank you just 2 more questions before I do it, Do I wait for the phone to arrive then call them and ask to cancel the sim only? And I get to keep the phone? It sounds too simple


Haha. Of course they'll say no. I think I also asked on live chat the first time I did it when someone else posted a similar deal and got a similar response.

Secondly, yes. Wait for the phone to arrive. When you call O2, they won't even know about the phone. Just call and tell them you've got a SIM Only that you want to cancel (which is exactly what you are doing - just cancelling a SIM only SIM).
Edited by: "kebabthief" 3rd Nov
Thanks kebab
If you get an issue that they take the money after cancelling, go to your bank and get a refund under the DD guarantee. They will also stop any more deductions. Then call o2 again and give them a rocket.
Zameen03/11/2019 14:15

Thanks kebab


Haha, no worries bud.

I don't half take a battering on these deals. I welcome the likes of @cliosport65 warning people about genuine bad experiences they've had, but most of it is just scaremongering guesswork, lol.
Edited by: "kebabthief" 3rd Nov
DominicPTS03/11/2019 14:15

If you get an issue that they take the money after cancelling, go to your …If you get an issue that they take the money after cancelling, go to your bank and get a refund under the DD guarantee. They will also stop any more deductions. Then call o2 again and give them a rocket.


Stopping a DD which leads to O2 potentially putting a marker on your credit report for non-payment is pretty bad advice.
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:19

I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft …I think we've already clarified and debunked that. It's only a soft search for a SIM Only.


its a hard search, simple as that - it HAS to be otherwise you wouldnt get the deal.....this is far from being debunked...
psmith195803/11/2019 13:42

DONT DO ITif you value your credit score


Better to frame the great credit report & stick on the wall
kebabthief03/11/2019 13:23

Do you have experience of this? Or just chiming in?


Chiming in....strange phrase for a perfectly good warning about the dangers of these deals... plus when the OP tries to defend his deal at all costs when its patently clear this is a dangerous deal, as are all the O2 refresh ones, watch it come and bite you when you have issues cancelling it!
Ashe03/11/2019 14:25

Stopping a DD which leads to O2 potentially putting a marker on your …Stopping a DD which leads to O2 potentially putting a marker on your credit report for non-payment is pretty bad advice.


Why would they do that? You're perfectly within your legal rights to cancel it. It's a SIM Only, which are cancel-able within an initial period with any network. EE, Vodafone, Three, O2. It's no different. This is getting a bit silly Deals like these have been posted for over a year and I'm yet to see anyone post a screenshot of their credit report with the out of context stuff blurred out but showing a big red O2 gremlin on it, and until I do, I won't buy into the theory.
kebabthief03/11/2019 14:20

Haha, no worries bud.I don't half take a battering on these deals. I …Haha, no worries bud.I don't half take a battering on these deals. I welcome the like of @cliosport65 warning people about genuine bad experiences they've had, but most of it is just scaremongering guesswork, lol.


do it yourself and risk it before telling other people to do it and risking soemthing your not prepared to do...
philjstephenson03/11/2019 14:31

do it yourself and risk it before telling other people to do it and …do it yourself and risk it before telling other people to do it and risking soemthing your not prepared to do...


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Oh, believe me. I have done it. You're assuming that I'm just blindly advising people to do this without the knowledge that it has worked for me and also worked for many many other greatful people several times.

philjstephenson03/11/2019 14:30

Chiming in....strange phrase for a perfectly good warning about the …Chiming in....strange phrase for a perfectly good warning about the dangers of these deals... plus when the OP tries to defend his deal at all costs when its patently clear this is a dangerous deal, as are all the O2 refresh ones, watch it come and bite you when you have issues cancelling it!


Have you even read the rest of the conversation between the two of us? Guess not.
Edited by: "kebabthief" 3rd Nov
kebabthief03/11/2019 14:31

Why would they do that? You're perfectly within your legal rights to …Why would they do that? You're perfectly within your legal rights to cancel it. It's a SIM Only, which are cancel-able within an initial period with any network. EE, Vodafone, Three, O2. It's no different. This is getting a bit silly Deals like these have been posted for over a year and I'm yet to see anyone post a screenshot of their credit report with the out of context stuff blurred out but showing a big red O2 gremlin on it, and until I do, I won't buy into the theory.


your WRONG... cancel the DD and not paying will lead to a default, very simple, this is NOT a sim only deal, its a monthyl sim deal that has all the usual caveats of a normal phone deal, your potentialy telling people to do something i dont thin your prepared to do...your "advice" is plain wrong and your leading a lot of people into huge issues ... these deals should not be on here
philjstephenson03/11/2019 14:33

your WRONG... cancel the DD and not paying will lead to a default, very …your WRONG... cancel the DD and not paying will lead to a default, very simple, this is NOT a sim only deal, its a monthyl sim deal that has all the usual caveats of a normal phone deal, your potentialy telling people to do something i dont thin your prepared to do...your "advice" is plain wrong and your leading a lot of people into huge issues ... these deals should not be on here


It's getting boring now. I've never had to cancel any direct debit of any of the times I've done this. I've kept an eye on my account just in case each time, but O2 have never even tried to take a penny.

I'll just leave this here.....

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