New mobile phone contract - hopefully this will help someone else negotiate a good deal!
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New mobile phone contract - hopefully this will help someone else negotiate a good deal!

Found 7th May 2008
I just got off the phone with O2 retentions and I have accepted an offer for two new 12 month contracts.

No new phones (ours are still pretty new due to replacements) but only £100 total cost for both over the next 12 months...

He applied credit to the bill on top of a £15 a month discount so we're getting 400 minutes and 500 texts for just over £4 a month!

Yippeee!

Hope this helps someone else get an awesome deal!

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Got the same deal except 600 mins and 500 txts. 12 months free line rental via redemption.

Original Poster

Didn't fancy any of the cashback deals - no redemption on this one! A lovely person at O2 sorted it all out - I don't pay anything 'til the credit on the account is gone - £220 I think

is that thru o2 direct?

i tried to see what they could offer me, but it wasnt very good.

they offered me 75mins anytime any network and 250 sms which worked out to about 4 a month on 18 month contract

any ideas how to get a better deal out of them?

Original Poster

ali69;2051177

is that thru o2 direct?i tried to see what they could offer me, but it … is that thru o2 direct?i tried to see what they could offer me, but it wasnt very good.they offered me 75mins anytime any network and 250 sms which worked out to about 4 a month on 18 month contractany ideas how to get a better deal out of them?



O2 directly - spoke to a chap called Kieran about 20 minutes ago. I just gave a couple of examples of better deals than they were offering - Virgin have 300/300 for £10 a month at the moment and he came back with that offer... Would have liked to push it a little further but almost seemed like he'd made a mistake so grabbed it! 14 days cooling off too if anyone can get somethng better!

Decline the first couple of offers - he said something about a 75/250 earlier in the call and I just asked for the PAC again! If they haven't put you on hold a couple of times to 'speak to a manager' then hang up and try someone else...

that is an amazing deal

i am going to give it another try

will let u know wot happens

thanx

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ali69;2051252

that is an amazing deali am going to give it another trywill let u know … that is an amazing deali am going to give it another trywill let u know wot happensthanx



Good luck!

my mate is getting her old 02 number for free! she bought an iphone regular contract and they offered her that deal to keep her old phone number. hard sell!

As an o2 mobile user don't forget to checkout the o2 Broadband service - been with them 7 months now and it's top notch and IF you are lucky enough to be on one of the 1,012 BT Exchanges they have their LLU equipment at it can be just £7.50/month for upto 8Mbps and not much more for even higher speeds (subject of course to how long/good your landline is). More info/views over on the ThinkBroadband website at
bbs.adslguide.org.uk/pos…o=0
ie you may have saved on your mobile contract with this HUKD and also save with o2 broadband on top.

hey so i rang them back

the deal i got was much more improved.

i got 200 mins 250 txs with a nokia 6300 for equivalent to 7 quid a month on 18 month contract which i thawt was pretty gud

thanks for the advice!

ali

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ali69;2052403

hey so i rang them backthe deal i got was much more improved.i got 200 … hey so i rang them backthe deal i got was much more improved.i got 200 mins 250 txs with a nokia 6300 for equivalent to 7 quid a month on 18 month contract which i thawt was pretty gud thanks for the advice!ali




excellent - well done!

Original Poster

ali69;2052403

hey so i rang them backthe deal i got was much more improved.i got 200 … hey so i rang them backthe deal i got was much more improved.i got 200 mins 250 txs with a nokia 6300 for equivalent to 7 quid a month on 18 month contract which i thawt was pretty gud thanks for the advice!ali




Welcome to HUKD btw!

O2 will always give you £100 credit if you renew without upgrading your phone.

This is my third 12 month contract renewal and this time I got 250mins (up from 100) and 100 texts for £10 p.m, so it will cost me nowt for the first 10 months and won't start paying until month 11, at which time when I get the bill it'll be time to phone up again to seek another deal as the rental is paid a month in advance.

[email protected];2052751

Welcome to HUKD btw!



thanx!

so many mobile phone threads today!

Original Poster

Talkingbollox;2053426

O2 will always give you £100 credit if you renew without upgrading your … O2 will always give you £100 credit if you renew without upgrading your phone.This is my third 12 month contract renewal and this time I got 250mins (up from 100) and 100 texts for £10 p.m, so it will cost me nowt for the first 10 months and won't start paying until month 11, at which time when I get the bill it'll be time to phone up again to seek another deal as the rental is paid a month in advance.



Think it depends on the usage - I got £120 on one phone and £100 on the other... nice deal though... Figured at the equiv. of under £10 a month I could afford it if there's a pretty new phone I need to have in a couple of months!

I've recently had a retentions deal too. I was previously on cashback deals, no net costs, then they gave me 12 months credit 12 x 30, then debited my account with 30 a month, so no cash back to worry about . Travelled quite a bit this year so have used up the 360 after 10 months and will have to pay for the next 2 months.

This year they've offered me 400 any time/network minutes, 1000 texts, plus unlimited download bolt-on
Total cost 5 pounds a month.
And a switch to new contract without having to pay 2 months @ 30 for the balance of the existing contract.

Had to agree to a 24 month contract but taking into account that I've just avoided 2 months full charge line rental it works out at 60 pound over 2 years !
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