LG G5 for as little as £391.99 @ O2
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LG G5 for as little as £391.99 @ O2

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Found 24th Mar 2016
Select one of the plans that you pay something upfront, like the 1GB deal for £31/month, £79.99 upfront.
The payable price of the device £13 x 24 = £312 + £79.99 = £391.99.
Of course, as most of you are probably aware by now, you can just pay off the device and cancel the remaining airtime contract.
Cheapest I've seen this available for, forgive me if I've missed something.


Free headphones worth £149.99. Ends 7 April.
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Is there no fees if cancelling the service straight away?
steviegodlike

Is there no fees if cancelling the service straight away?


nope.. you just need to pay off what you owe on the device.
Xaar

nope.. you just need to pay off what you owe on the device.



​So why can't you get a credit agreement for just the phone in the first place?
steviegodlike

​So why can't you get a credit agreement for just the phone in the first p … ​So why can't you get a credit agreement for just the phone in the first place?


Why would they?
O2 offer this to get people to sign up to contracts, that's where they make their money.
Some people are happy to see out the contracts, you could get quidco on it too if you intend to do so.. you don't need to stay the full 24 months.. just wait till you get the quidco, then cancel (I did this last time).
Edited by: "Xaar" 24th Mar 2016
steviegodlike

​So why can't you get a credit agreement for just the phone in the first p … ​So why can't you get a credit agreement for just the phone in the first place?



​Refresh effectively allows you to do this.

It does work, and i didnt have any problems doing it. Just make sure you pay off the phone before cancelling airtime-doing it at same time sometimes causes issues, and its worth paying off phone one day, and airtime day or so later.

Good price for phone too.
Best price for this phone so far and o2 unlock for free. Also comes with redemption leaflet for Bang & Olufsen Play H3 earphones.

Very tempted.
Apologies, new to this, but I'm due an upgrade soon - this has my interest. I am a bit confused, however... If the contract is £31 per month over 24 months, plus an additional £79 for the phone, it works out at £700+ over the term?
£31/month, £79.99 upfront so 31x24+79.99=823.99. Did I miss something here??
winlang

£31/month, £79.99 upfront so 31x24+79.99=823.99. Did I miss something h … £31/month, £79.99 upfront so 31x24+79.99=823.99. Did I miss something here??


I was thinking the same thing......
This is not a deal
the idea of it is to get the phone. pay it in full and cancel the contract
You just pay the monthly handset price (£13) x 24 and then cancel the airtime without having to pay the remaining airtime off. So £13 x 24 = £312 + £79.99 = £391.99.
and doing this will make the price 392 instead of 460 the cheapest option available now
winlang

£31/month, £79.99 upfront so 31x24+79.99=823.99. Did I miss something h … £31/month, £79.99 upfront so 31x24+79.99=823.99. Did I miss something here??


Ignore the 'Airtime' part of the contract.. you can cancel this anytime after you've paid off the phone.
What you pay is: £79.99 upfront plus £13 x 24 = £312 = £391.99
Basically do this. Take out the contract, pay the upfront amount. Once you receive it, call up and pay off the outstanding handset amount (£312). By doing this, you're free to cancel the remaining airtime contract, penalty free.
can you lower the contract after you pay the handset?
globula_neagra

can you lower the contract after you pay the handset?


you can cancel the contract once the phone is paid off
Please note that this also includes the £149.99 B&O headphones. A redemption voucher is included with shipping as confirmed with my order.
I would suggest people transfer the number supplied to payg to keep it active.
In reality you could probably sell the headphone for £75, bringing cost nearer £300 mark
Thanks op gone for it
tempted
Get free Bang & Olufsen Play H3 earphones worth £149.99

https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/homepage/images/shop15/brand/lg/g5/bang-and-olufsen-play-h3-earphones-features-img-550-220316.jpg
why is this not hotter? Top end phone at £300 approx. mark (after selling free headphones). Samsung/iphone similars at over £200 more.
Xaar

Ignore the 'Airtime' part of the contract.. you can cancel this anytime … Ignore the 'Airtime' part of the contract.. you can cancel this anytime after you've paid off the phone.What you pay is: £79.99 upfront plus £13 x 24 = £312 = £391.99Basically do this. Take out the contract, pay the upfront amount. Once you receive it, call up and pay off the outstanding handset amount (£312). By doing this, you're free to cancel the remaining airtime contract, penalty free.



Can I just ask (never done one of these before)....
When does the first monthly payment of £31 come out?
So if you receive the phone on the 8th April say, would you then phone up O2 and request it be unlocked?
Then when do you phone O2 to pay off the phone balance?
Then next day or whenever, phone up to cancel the airtime contract yeah?
You reckon the headphones claim will still be honoured?
And you can do all that with no quibble/fees etc before any more money is taken by O2?

Many thanks in advance.
Do o2 phones come with much bloatware added vs buying sim only elsewhere?
very good find OP
Thanks OP, just ordered!!
I will now cancel my Amazon order...
Well done op I have lost the confidence to post refresh deals any more £80 on eBay the headphones are going for thereabouts,coming to Vodafone in 7 months time for £189.99 on payg


scarty

Can I just ask (never done one of these before)....When does the first … Can I just ask (never done one of these before)....When does the first monthly payment of £31 come out?So if you receive the phone on the 8th April say, would you then phone up O2 and request it be unlocked?Then when do you phone O2 to pay off the phone balance?Then next day or whenever, phone up to cancel the airtime contract yeah?You reckon the headphones claim will still be honoured?And you can do all that with no quibble/fees etc before any more money is taken by O2?Many thanks in advance.



I've done this a few times in the past.. twice I've cancelled within the grace period (14 days), and once kept the contract.
If you decide to cancel, I'd recommend you get the handset unlocked as soon as you receive it, then pay it off, and cancel within 14 days.. when I've done this O2 have waived all fee's, so I just paid off the handset.
O2 Refresh is basically 2 separate contacts.. so it's not a £31/month contract.. its an £18 Airtime contract, and a £13 handset contract. As soon as the handset it paid off, you can terminate the airtime contract, usually pro rata for that current month, but often waived if during the initial grace period.
I'm not sure about the headphones.. I believe those are provided by LG directly, as such they should be honoured as you have legitimately bought the handset.
the porter

Well done op I have lost the confidence to post refresh deals any more Well done op I have lost the confidence to post refresh deals any more £80 on eBay the headphones are going for thereabouts,coming to Vodafone in 7 months time for £189.99 on payg



I only recently got the LG G4 from voda for £225.. as with all things, no doubt the price will drop near end of year as the new models are ready to be released. But even if they did so for £225, it wont be with the earphones.. so at this price, during the release period it's a steal.. I just need to convince the wife before I commit to another phone
scarty

Can I just ask (never done one of these before)....When does the first … Can I just ask (never done one of these before)....When does the first monthly payment of £31 come out?So if you receive the phone on the 8th April say, would you then phone up O2 and request it be unlocked?Then when do you phone O2 to pay off the phone balance?Then next day or whenever, phone up to cancel the airtime contract yeah?You reckon the headphones claim will still be honoured?And you can do all that with no quibble/fees etc before any more money is taken by O2?Many thanks in advance.


Valid questions

To this I want to add:
Do you insert the SIM card supplied with the phone before requesting an unlock code?
Do you have to return anything to O2 after airtime contract is cancelled and handset is paid off?
Should we cancel the direct debit with bank?

Thanks
Edited by: "HellriderUKDeals69" 24th Mar 2016
octopus

Valid questionsTo this I want to add:Do you insert the SIM card supplied … Valid questionsTo this I want to add:Do you insert the SIM card supplied with the phone before requesting an unlock code?Do you have to return anything to O2 after airtime contract is cancelled and handset is paid off?Thanks



To get the unlock code you will just need the IMEI, enter it on O2's website, should take 24hrs or so.
And no, you don't need to return anything to O2.
To be on the safe side, I'd cancel the direct debit.. On the first occasion I did this, they charged me but refunded after I contacted them.
After that I played it safe and cancelled the DD.
Edited by: "Xaar" 24th Mar 2016
Don't forget Quidco or TCB too...
Not guaranteed to pay out on these deals, but I've had it twice so far. A nice little bonus if it does!
tony5101

Don't forget Quidco or TCB too...Not guaranteed to pay out on these … Don't forget Quidco or TCB too...Not guaranteed to pay out on these deals, but I've had it twice so far. A nice little bonus if it does!



Definitely worth trying either of those if you intend to keep the contract.
When I last did my wifes phone she got £160 cashback!

Date: 18th June 2014 11:05:10
Retailer: O2 Mobiles
Purchase amount: £0.00
Cashback amount: £160.00
Very interesting post and very useful to know. Never come across this buy out phone, but drop the contract type option before. Is it only 02 who offer this type of thing ie. 02 refresh option, or do other networks have something similar?
Xaar

I've done this a few times in the past.. twice I've cancelled within the … I've done this a few times in the past.. twice I've cancelled within the grace period (14 days), and once kept the contract.If you decide to cancel, I'd recommend you get the handset unlocked as soon as you receive it, then pay it off, and cancel within 14 days.. when I've done this O2 have waived all fee's, so I just paid off the handset.O2 Refresh is basically 2 separate contacts.. so it's not a £31/month contract.. its an £18 Airtime contract, and a £13 handset contract. As soon as the handset it paid off, you can terminate the airtime contract, usually pro rata for that current month, but often waived if during the initial grace period.I'm not sure about the headphones.. I believe those are provided by LG directly, as such they should be honoured as you have legitimately bought the handset.



Many thanks for your replies Xaar, that is very helpful....and is enough to convince me to pull the trigger
maano001

Very interesting post and very useful to know. Never come across this buy … Very interesting post and very useful to know. Never come across this buy out phone, but drop the contract type option before. Is it only 02 who offer this type of thing ie. 02 refresh option, or do other networks have something similar?


As far as I'm aware, It's something only O2 offers.. tbh, I'm surprised no other network offers this yet as it's a much more convenient than normal contracts for ppl who often upgrade or lose/damage their phones.
scarty

Many thanks for your replies Xaar, that is very helpful....and is enough … Many thanks for your replies Xaar, that is very helpful....and is enough to convince me to pull the trigger


You're welcome
My wife's noticed this thread now, hope I can convince her to do the same^^
powerful_Rogue

Do o2 phones come with much bloatware added vs buying sim only elsewhere?


Other than the branding on boot, not much really. I've never noticed much in the way of bloatware.
Anyone concerned that this is a pre order? For example, does the 14 day cool off begin only when you receive the phone?
How come you're not liable for at least 1 month of the airtime? Just wondering as I'm interested in the phone.
Wouldn't you go for the £36 tariff so you don't pay the upfront cost?
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