Lumia 925 with O2 Refresh for at most £252 - (£173.75 with cashback)
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Lumia 925 with O2 Refresh for at most £252 - (£173.75 with cashback)

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Found 31st Jan 2014
Another one using O2 refresh. Once again, confirmed that you can immediately cancel the phone plan and pay off the phone credit.

That credit is £240 - plus a minimum of £12 airtime for the first month. So off the bat, that's just £252 for this phone - usually at least £275 according to other deals.

However, there are a couple of cashback options. These are predicated on the cashback tracking before you cancel so you might be in for more than one airtime payment.

If you choose £12 airtime, that's £78.75 back. If you can cancel before the second month that's a total cost of £185.25). If you can't, add £12 for each month until it tracks fully.

If you choose £22 airtime, that's £110.25 back. If you can cancel before the second month that's a total cost of £173.75). If you can't, add £22 for each month until it tracks fully.

I can't tell you how successful that will be, but it's certainly worth trying!

As for the phone itself, it's not QUITE as good as the Lumia 1020 in that the camera is 8.7MP (but is still optically stabalised) and it's 1GB RAM rather than 2GB. Other than that, they seem identical in specs but the 925 is considerably slimmer and a bit smaller.

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Voted hot for the description you put, well done for the effort , the explanation which makes it clear for the deals

you could buy new unlocked for £249 if you just google without the hassle of cash back in case it is denied due to cancellation.




Edited by: "nd4spd" 31st Jan 2014

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nd4spd

you could buy new unlocked for £249 without the hassle of cash back in … you could buy new unlocked for £249 without the hassle of cash back in case it is denied due to cancellation.http://www.****/mainproduct.php?pid=22781&setcurrency=gbp&gclid=CKvOg-inqLwCFZQZtAodDCkA4A



Are you sure that's the right link?

My mistake the non-refurb is cheaper than the refurb!

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nd4spd

Your text here



Mate that website begins with www.*****/mainproduct. what sort of website is that

aramaj36

Mate that website begins with http://www.*****/mainproduct. what sort of … Mate that website begins with http://www.*****/mainproduct. what sort of website is that



hukd seem to edit it google.co.uk/sea…F-8

Original Poster

OK, £249.99 from Simply Electronics, but as far as I understand, they're a not-very-well respected grey-importer. Many of the comments on them talk of weeks to delivery - not next day.

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.**** - there's a reason HUKD is mangling the URLs. [EDIT: Haha - they won't even allow linking to the bad reviews of them because they're so bad!]

I haven't seen it cheaper than £275 - HUKD is always a good place to search for such things if you ask me.

Anyway - I've ordered one, would like the 1020 but I think this is a pretty good second bet at well under half the price.

Edited by: "Kallisti" 31st Jan 2014

Cashback doesn't just have to track: you have to keep the contract for more than a few weeks. Last time I got cashback with O2 from Topcashback it took four months, and even then it's not guaranteed. People shouldn't be bringing up cashback for these Refresh deals as it is liable to lead to a lot of people being disappointed and potentially taking out the contract under the misguided apprehension that they are likely to get cashback because they paid for a month's line rental.

Original Poster

On the other hand, as the description says, it's still some £20-30 cheaper for the phone regardless.

The new phone is cheaper for the phone plan @ £10pm than the refurb @ £15pm. Hot from me

Looks like a glitch to me but I guess they'd have to honour it if that's what you signed up for. If you click on the phone plan it shows the basis of the credit agreement as follows;-

24 months Duration of agreement

£360.00 Phone cash price

£0.00 Upfront cost

£240.00 Credit amount

0% Interest rate (fixed)

0% Representative APR

£10.00 Monthly phone payment

£240.00 Phone amount payable

£12.00 Monthly airtime payment

As you can see it lists the phone cash price as £360 but then only charges £240 for it over 24 months

By the way where does it say it's black, looks like it's white to me if you scroll through the pictures of the phone. I really want this phone, well I really want the Lumia 1020 but this is a damn sight cheaper and the only real difference is the camera spec and 1GB of RAM vs 2GB on the 1020 (which granted is worth having), the issue I've got with it is it's only 16GB though, if it was 32GB I'd have already gone for it...
Edited by: "zAndy1" 1st Feb 2014

zAndy1

Looks like a glitch to me but I guess they'd have to honour it if that's … Looks like a glitch to me but I guess they'd have to honour it if that's what you signed up for. If you click on the phone plan it shows the basis of the credit agreement as follows;-24 months Duration of agreement£360.00 Phone cash price£0.00 Upfront cost£240.00 Credit amount0% Interest rate (fixed)0% Representative APR£10.00 Monthly phone payment£240.00 Phone amount payable£12.00 Monthly airtime paymentAs you can see it lists the phone cash price as £360 but then only charges £240 for it over 24 months



Not a glitch, that is how it always appears for these refresh deals.

Original Poster

zAndy1

By the way where does it say it's black, looks like it's white to me if … By the way where does it say it's black, looks like it's white to me if you scroll through the pictures of the phone. I really want this phone, well I really want the Lumia 1020 but this is a damn sight cheaper and the only real difference is the camera spec and 1GB of RAM vs 2GB on the 1020 (which granted is worth having), the issue I've got with it is it's only 16GB though, if it was 32GB I'd have already gone for it...



Oh dear - I'm not sure how I got the fact it was black in my head - in fact it doesn't seem to say. I've removed the colour from the post! Thanks for pointing that out.

Regarding the glitch - I did find the credit agreement a little odd too - and given that the refurb is still more expensive it could be. I'd give it a pretty huge chance of being honoured - in fact, mine's arriving tomorrow.

I guess I'll know the colour for sure then!

Let me know what colour you get and what you think of it, it's the 16GB of storage that's stopping me ordering it at the moment really but I might put up with that if this deal came through because < £200 for it is pretty good especially compared to the price of the 1020..

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Arrived yesterday and, yes, it's a white back (silver edge and black screen!)

A very underrated handset. I have the 32GB edition. With the WM8.1 update coming in April, it will only get better. Definitely recommend it

had anyone had any luck getting the stores to match online cash back?

I'm looking at getting the Nexus 5 with O2. with the tariff I want the cash back via TCB is £121. would they entertain cash back in store? or just laugh and ask me to leave?

cashback expired

nd4spd

lumia 925 unlocked from simplyelectronics googled



Its really worth reading Simply Electronic's reviews

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.****

With this refresh are you able to get the phone unlocked before you cancel and pay up all of the reaming months?

TommyUK

With this refresh are you able to get the phone unlocked before you … With this refresh are you able to get the phone unlocked before you cancel and pay up all of the reaming months?


Others have in the past. Best to check with them if they still do this before buying.

Agharta

Others have in the past. Best to check with them if they still do this … Others have in the past. Best to check with them if they still do this before buying.



Ok thanks

Original Poster

No idea if this is still available as a deal, but for future reference on this type of deal.

1/ I bought as per the deal above (with £110 cashback)
2/ It arrived next working day
3/ 2 weeks later the topcashback became payable
4/ cancelled my airtime contract, no problem, just have to pay off the balance of the £240

That's one CHEAP Lumia 925 - which, incidentally, is a great phone - love WP8

Now, since T-Mobile just decided to cut my data for the rest of the month due to a "Fair Use" policy - off to get a Three SIM
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