NEW Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 16gb £409.99    OR  iPhone 5 16gb £389.99 on o2 refresh
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NEW Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 16gb £409.99 OR iPhone 5 16gb £389.99 on o2 refresh

£409.99O2 Deals
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Found 24th Jun 2013
**nadeem**

O2 have brilliantly now brought out a contract which allows us to stop the contract at ANY time and only pay the for the phone cost, not for your airtime (if it doesn't make sense yet, hopefully it will by the end!)

"Unlike other contracts O2 Refresh splits your contract into two parts. So when you're ready for a new phone, you just pay off the balance of your Phone Plan, not the remaining months of your Airtime Plan that you won't use"

Try to remember the difference between the "Airtime Plan" and "Phone Plan" then you will see later..

click the link above and follow the instructions carefully below to get the price I did.

example for buying samsung s4

1) First select "Samsung" then "Galaxy S4"

2) Secondly choose "Airtime Plan" (I chose Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Txts, 2GB Data

3)Then choose "Phone Plan" and click on £49.99

And then you should get the overall costs of the contract on the right hand side

Total phone cost over 24 months
£409.99

So what happens is you pay for two bills which come out at the same time

£22.00 Monthly airtime payment + £15.00 Monthly phone payment = £37.00 Total monthly bill

So here's the best part, if you want to CANCEL, you ONLY pay the £15.00 Monthly phone payment TIMES by how many months you have left during the 24 months contract. You are not tied into this contract, you can stop it whenever you like, you may have to pay a remaining months "Airtime" bill off, but thats it! That means you DO NOT have to pay the remaining airtime contract off.

Which would usually mean you have to pay £37 by how many months you have left which if it was 12 months for example would come to £444

With this O2 refresh contract, if you were to cancel in a year it will only cost you £180 to leave (£15 Monthly phone payment X by 12 months = £180)

If you were to to take out this contract tomorrow and leave after a few days you would only pay £360! Also don't forget you paid £49.99 upfront making the total cost £409.99! If you were clever you could sell this on and make abit of profit ^_^

It does seem particularly weird why its cheap to pull out of a contract earlier and to be able to pay for a phone which is has got a retail price of around £600. This may be a mistake on O2 side

Hopefully I've made it abit clearer for people to understand now, if you don't msg me as I have this contract myself and will try to help you to understand

if you decide to keep the contract you could get £50 topcashback snap&save thanks to "the porter" for the headsup

also try and get a free case i did which was worth £44.99 S view cover for s4

Old thread here (it got to -37!!!)

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466 Comments

Have they not yet covered up this loophole?

You still have to pay up both phone and airtime tariff surely?

Taken from the O2 refresh website !!

"What if I want to leave O2 and end my O2 Refresh plan?

You just need to pay off whatever's left on your Phone Plan. Then you can either sign up to a new plan, or leave O2. If you'd like to leave O2, after you pay off your Phone Plan, ask us for your PAC code or give us notice to cancel your account."

So you could get the phone for £409 in theory by paying the £49.99 upfront and then 24 months of the phone contract price of £15 all at once. This is done by requesting your PAC apparently !!!

However me thinks it would be more like £431 by the time you pay at least one months airtime as well (£22)

Edited by: "Pjcity" 24th Jun 2013

dont forget £50 tcb if keeping the contract

old thread here

ip5 £390 you cant whack that

Dont see why its cold.

it should go red hot this time if people grasp whats going on i was going to repost it last week but my **** started twitching at the thought of cold votes
dont forget o2 unlock for free here

I had the s4 when this deal was posted some time back. I was allowed to cancel the airtime and pay off the phone price. You don't need to keep for the first month either.

Original Poster

the porter

dont forget £50 tcb if keeping the contract old thread here



hi porter i cant find the info on cashback?

Is there an easy way to pay this off through the website, of does it have to be done over the phone?

Original Poster

unileeds

Have they not yet covered up this loophole?



they dont seem to mind

RokkaMan

Is there an easy way to pay this off through the website, of does it have … Is there an easy way to pay this off through the website, of does it have to be done over the phone?



it has to be done over the phone

Original Poster

the porter

http://www.topcashback.co.uk/SnapAndSave/upload/599



wow thats brilliant! thanks for that porter

You still need to factor in cost for the first month of the contract too surely ? Add £22 on top as you need to take the contract out and pay off the rest of the phone to get the phone at the price listed if you just want the phone

ssjinzo

You still need to factor in cost for the first month of the contract too … You still need to factor in cost for the first month of the contract too surely ? Add £22 on top as you need to take the contract out and pay off the rest of the phone to get the phone at the price listed if you just want the phone



i cancelled the day after they charged me £1.67

BoGoF

wow thats brilliant! thanks for that porter



no worries pal

the porter

i cancelled the day after they charged me 67p



Please don't take this bad but I would like o2 to confirm that I will go in store and ask them or via o2 chat but if that is the case the deals hot

ssjinzo

Please don't take this bad but I would like o2 to confirm that I will go … Please don't take this bad but I would like o2 to confirm that I will go in store and ask them or via o2 chat but if that is the case the deals hot



no worries just read the old thread all your info is in there

I thought the air time plan was 24 month contract like phone plan?

Sounds like a great deal. I wonder how the warranty for the phone would be covered once you cancel the o2 contract, would you have to deal with Samsung directly?

I would think you would deal with Samsung direct but dont they offer a two year warranty? Sounds tempting to pay the money on a 0% credit card and pay it off slowly. ?.....

The warranty for an iPhone is covered by apple no problems

Are these contract phones locked to the O2 network?

I'm on this, although keeping the o2 contract side for the time being, and yes you can cancel anytime, shows up on your online portal how much you'd have to pay if you cancelled the phone side of the cost. Great deal to be honest, credit to o2 being brave to offer such a deal.

o2 seem quite pleasing at the mo for me, I find TuGo to be very useful. Also remember you can get 30% off o2 refresh plans via the COOP open trick, lowering the contract side of costs further down.

Tesco are doing a similar deal on the S4. Anytime upgrade it is called. It starts from £30 a month for phone contract and airtime contract. Unfortunately website does not show break down of this as to how much for phone and how much for usage. Might be worth checking them out as well.

exStudent

I'm on this, although keeping the o2 contract side for the time being, … I'm on this, although keeping the o2 contract side for the time being, and yes you can cancel anytime, shows up on your online portal how much you'd have to pay if you cancelled the phone side of the cost. Great deal to be honest, credit to o2 being brave to offer such a deal. o2 seem quite pleasing at the mo for me, I find TuGo to be very useful. Also remember you can get 30% off o2 refresh plans via the COOP open trick, lowering the contract side of costs further down.



Whats the coop opening trick?

andyharris524

Whats the coop opening trick?



o2open.co.uk/O2O…nUp

Enter: COOP in organisation, you'll then get a code that allows 30% off o2 refresh plans, reducing only the contract side of things, so instead of £22 it will be £15.40. Phone side still remains £15. Good for those who want to keep the contract running. Use in-store, not sure if applying later on works I've only just texted the code to o2 and they said it will take 48 hours to review.

So effectively your paying £15.40 for the contract which includes unlimited mins, texts, and 2GB data which isn't too bad, £15 interest free for the phone per month.
Edited by: "exStudent" 24th Jun 2013

What a pity such "deal" doesn't apply to HTC One. Seriously tempted to get the iPhone 5 at this price.

Has anyone taken this deal out on an Iphone5?

Great deal for both, for o2 and for customer, o2 does not loose out here, o2 is going to make money on air time contract, for example some customer may stay with o2 for longer time, all that money is gonna go to o2, plus they will get full price for the phone from customer,

Also o2 must have bought these phones for lower than what we are going to pay for the Phone plan, as a customer the only thing i dont like is your phone plan ends when you end your air time contract.

exStudent

https://o2open.co.uk/O2Open/servlets/SignUpEnter: COOP in organisation, … https://o2open.co.uk/O2Open/servlets/SignUpEnter: COOP in organisation, you'll then get a code that allows 30% off o2 refresh plans, reducing only the contract side of things, so instead of £22 it will be £15.40. Phone side still remains £15. Good for those who want to keep the contract running. Use in-store, not sure if applying later on works I've only just texted the code to o2 and they said it will take 48 hours to review. So effectively your paying £15.40 for the contract which includes unlimited mins, texts, and 2GB data which isn't too bad, £15 interest free for the phone per month.



What organisation do you have to be in, does the NHS count? Thanks.
Edited by: "TheShadowWalker" 24th Jun 2013

hot deal. well spotted

Samsung Galaxy S4 all the way!

TheShadowWalker

What organisation do you have to be in, does the NHS count? Thanks.


None... Just whack COOP in it.

Original Poster

WorldUK

Samsung Galaxy S4 all the way!



we were all doing so well until you started a potential hukd war
Edited by: "BoGoF" 25th Jun 2013

Original Poster

ferrarian

What a pity such "deal" doesn't apply to HTC One. Seriously tempted to … What a pity such "deal" doesn't apply to HTC One. Seriously tempted to get the iPhone 5 at this price.



yeah the htc one coming in at 489.99 i wonder why....?

Good Deal. As mentioned in the old thread, you can cancel the contract after a day, The best deal was about 2 months ago, when you could of bought the HTC ONE for £409, since then O2 changed the price to £489. They are aware of the quick phone purchases and cancellations, but its a win-win, new customers even if it is for a month or two, not everyone would purchase a phone outright and if they were spending £400-£500 they would prefer sim free- Operator- free for Software updates.

Apart from the S4, and Iphone the other handsets are similar prices to retail Sim-free, but with the added benefit of able to cancel your contract at anytime.

Merson316

View full quoteEnter: COOP in organisation, you'll then get a code that … View full quoteEnter: COOP in organisation, you'll then get a code that allows 30% off o2 refresh plans, reducing only the contract side of things, so instead of £22 it will be £15.40. Phone side still remains £15. Good for those who want to keep the contract running. Use in-store, not sure if applying later on works I've only just texted the code to o2 and they said it will take 48 hours to review. So effectively your paying £15.40 for the contract which includes unlimited mins, texts, and 2GB data which isn't too bad, £15 interest free for the phone per month.



Being thick I know but are you saying that it doesn't matter who you work for, just enter COOP and you get a discounted plan? Won't they carry out check s?

Edited by: "JohnnyUtah" 25th Jun 2013
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