Nokia LUMIA 925 - £144 O2 Refresh. Potentially £49 if Quidco tracks
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Nokia LUMIA 925 - £144 O2 Refresh. Potentially £49 if Quidco tracks

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Found 17th Apr 2014
A deal to rival that of the 1020!

Nokia lumia 925 on a £29 p/m refresh tariff, of which £6 is the phone plan and £23 airtime. Quidco should track this at £95. Order the phone, request unlock code, cancel the contract, quidco tracks and pays your account. Total: £49

I don't know whether I should get this or the 1020...leaning towards the 1020 because it's 64Gb, but it will work out at £121 if all goes well. I seriously don't know which is the better deal

Qudico lowered cashback now to £70 (I think)

But TopcashBack upped to £95
- kingchris

Here is the online form to request your Unlock Code- celticprince

o2.co.uk/app…orm
- celticprince

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If you like using cameras on your phone go for the 1020 - trade off being it is bulkier. 64GB is also a bonus. After saying all that the 925 is excellent too and due to the smoothness of WP8 / 8.1 you won't notice any difference in performance. Hope that helps!

Is is a fantastic deal.

My girlfriend had the 925 for a few months. She didn't like windows so she bought an iPhone.

In hindsight, I should have bought the 925 from her as I quite like the windows os.

This phone is very well made and much slimmer than the 1020.

The camera on the 1020 is clearly better, though I was very impressed with the photos taken on the 925. It was the best camera in the last generation; much better than the iPhone 5, htc one, samsung s4 etc.


When you consider this is only slightly more expensive than the 16gb moto g, this is an amazing deal.

Just noticed the part about quidco. How long does it normally take that to track?

MA3STRO

Just noticed the part about quidco. How long does it normally take that … Just noticed the part about quidco. How long does it normally take that to track?


if it's anything like when I bought the 1020 it tracked after 48 hours and was paid in two months - when I did it it was £120 cash back... which is nice!

I do have a feeling that you'd probably need to keep the airtime contract on the go for at least a month to ensure that you could make a claim to quidco should o2 refuse to pay.

Yes quidco won't track if cancelled

Banned

Got this deal earlier with the cashback tracking already at £75 will be payed around 3 may,
Nokia 925 on:
Unlimited Mins/Texts and 5GB 4G ready total to pay now £160 (on £23) month


Cashback is £75
EXCLUSIVE RATE EXPIRES IN 3 DAYS
for all pay monthly handset contracts with a tariff £21- £27.99


Even though I pay £160 in front with the potential return of £75 that leave the phone for £95 as for the airtime plan of £23 a month ( yeah right , that will be cancelled asap)

so how long do you have to keep the contract going before quidco tracks and pays out?

Oooh tempted by this. Should I? Shouldn't I?

bigpappa

so how long do you have to keep the contract going before quidco tracks … so how long do you have to keep the contract going before quidco tracks and pays out?



HUKD member above said his purchase tracked in 48 hours.

Original Poster

Can't even get credit approval on this

No debts, account always at a healthy balance, registered on the electoral role...all credit fulfilled yet I'm just getting denied!

If Quidco tracks can it then be withdrawn?

Thanks

Original Poster

Wooderson

If Quidco tracks can it then be withdrawn?Thanks



O2 are a fast payer. Once the cashback is in your bank account they can't recoup it. It should be in your account within 30 days.

Quidco tracking and paying are two different things. Tracking is the first hurdle and getting paid the most important.

I'm still trying to get my head round this whole o2 refresh thing. In theory, it seems so simple. I can't help but wonder why o2 are happy to have people cancel the airtime plans.

This phone still retails for £273 on Amazon, and yet we could get it for £49. My spidey senses are tingling that something must be up!!!!!!!

I'm lost...

Please someone explain it to me again sorry, lol

MA3STRO

I'm still trying to get my head round this whole o2 refresh thing. In … I'm still trying to get my head round this whole o2 refresh thing. In theory, it seems so simple. I can't help but wonder why o2 are happy to have people cancel the airtime plans.This phone still retails for £273 on Amazon, and yet we could get it for £49. My spidey senses are tingling that something must be up!!!!!!!:{



It's likely they're doing a clear out as windows phone 8.1 handsets are on the way. My guess is that it's harder to sell an older handset next to a newer one

So we can canx the airtime contract once we pay off the phone?

I dnt see o2 being happy with that or letting us do that?

Original Poster

I spoke to an advisor earlier today. This is the transcript (sorry about the bad english, I was inbetween three tasks at the time):

info: Welcome to O2. Someone will be with you soon.
info: You're through to 'Kristy'
Kristy: Hello, it's Kristy here. I hope you're well. What can I do for you?
You: Hi, I am interested in the o2 refresh deal for the lumia 1020 in yellow. I was wondering, if I go for the £38 a month contract can I decide after a month that I want to leave, pay off the £10 a month phone plan for 24 months (£240), and leave the contract?
Kristy: I'll be happy to help you with that.
Kristy: Good to know that you want to join O2.
Kristy: Just to let you know on £38 Refresh tariff you'll pay £18 for the Airtime Plan and the phone plan is for £20.
Kristy: Sorry.
Kristy: I've checked the wrong deal.
Kristy: Yes, you are correct.
Kristy: The Phone Plan is for £10.
Kristy: And the Airtime Plan is for £28.
Kristy: With 8GB data.
You: So can I sign up for the plan and on, let's say, 1 May cancel the contract, buy out the phone for £240 and no longer be attached to the contract?
Kristy: Yes, as you'll not be charged for the Airtime Plan.
Kristy: Would you like me to send you a link so you can have a look and start your order?
You: Brilliant, thanks Kristy I'm already on the page
Kristy: You just need to have £1.01 in your bank account for credit check and it will be refunded to you within 72 hours. And your payment date will be after 14 days
Kristy: Great.,
Kristy: From 2015, your O2 Refresh Airtime Plan or Simplicity pay monthly plan will be adjusted every year on your April bill by the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation announced in the preceding February
Kristy: I'll keep this chat window open and just give me a shout if you need me! If you let me know your order number when it pops up then I'll confirm it's all gone through successfully.
Kristy: Do let me know if you get any error message.


I won't add the rest of the conversation where she asks me for my e-mail. I got paranoid there that she'd put it on some kind of quidco payment blacklist, so just gave her a secondary e-mail address.

CardboardCutout

It's likely they're doing a clear out as windows phone 8.1 handsets are … It's likely they're doing a clear out as windows phone 8.1 handsets are on the way. My guess is that it's harder to sell an older handset next to a newer one



Though the Nokia 925 supports Windows 8.1

eamoncooke

I'm lost... Please someone explain it to me again sorry, lol



Basically the way o2 structure their phone contracts now is in two parts, one part is the phone the other is the airtime. So say for example you pay £29 per month for this contract, £23 goes to pay the airtime, and £6 goes to the phone. Doing it this way allows you to cancel the contract, and then you stop paying the airtime. However you need to pay the remaining money for the phone.

MA3STRO

Though the Nokia 925 supports Windows 8.1



Yep, but that update won't be available for this phone for weeks after the 8.1 handsets are out

Original Poster

The newer one (Nokia lumia 930) is WAY better than this phone spec wise and design wise (believe it or not), but this is still a bargain even at the full price of £144.

That is one hell of a deal...


take out a phone get £95 cash back and pay off the phone and canx the airtime. ...

HOT for deff..

I'm away shopping guys.. lol

Me too .. if I buy the Samsung S5 (49 base cost) .. with 38 per month agreement .. I will pay minimum of 38 for the first 3 months and the 49 and get 115 cashback if I do it within the next 3 days ?

Quidco is nowhere near £95

CardboardCutout

Yep, but that update won't be available for this phone for weeks after … Yep, but that update won't be available for this phone for weeks after the 8.1 handsets are out



True, but it's hardly an inconvenience.

However, I think you may be right about them trying to offload these phones.

With the new 930 coming out, it will be harder for them to sell the 925 and 1020. I imagine it is hard enough for them to sell them as it is because so many top android phones just came out.

Original Poster

Orcinus_orca

Quidco is nowhere near £95



It will initially track at £30 (according to the 1020 thread), and then be bumped up to the correct amount.

Orcinus_orca

Quidco is nowhere near £95



According to quidco it is:

£95
EXCLUSIVE RATE EXPIRES IN 3 DAYS
for all pay monthly handset contracts with a tariff £28- £31.99

quidco.com/o2-…?ac
Edited by: "Matt-C" 17th Apr 2014

got ya

and you sure you can cancel the airtime plan, any time?

And won't you at least be charged 1 airtime plan charge for the first month?

CardboardCutout

Yep, but that update won't be available for this phone for weeks after … Yep, but that update won't be available for this phone for weeks after the 8.1 handsets are out

funny,my 925 is on 8.1 now

Orcinus_orca

And won't you at least be charged 1 airtime plan charge for the first … And won't you at least be charged 1 airtime plan charge for the first month?



Check out the Lumia 1020 thread which is essentially the same deal but different phone, there's more discussion in there
hotukdeals.com/dea…953

It appears you have 7 days to cancel the airtime plan before getting charged, but there may be a risk with the quidco cashback not being paid after the cancellation..

violentj

funny,my 925 is on 8.1 now



What you have there is a beta version of 8.1 which was released for developers. Completely different to the average person that a few months from now will get a message prompting that an update is available which has been tailored to the device.

Your order has been referred to our credit team

SUCK MY **** o2

CardboardCutout

Yep, but that update won't be available for this phone for weeks after … Yep, but that update won't be available for this phone for weeks after the 8.1 handsets are out



Anyone can get the Windows phone 8.1 update NOW. Sign up for a windows dev account (free) and then you download the develop unlock app from the phone store, unlock your device and you get 8.1 today. I have it running on my 920 now.. Its amazingly better

CardboardCutout

What you have there is a beta version of 8.1 which was released for … What you have there is a beta version of 8.1 which was released for developers. Completely different to the average person that a few months from now will get a message prompting that an update is available which has been tailored to the device.



Incorrect. What we have is the same version that has been sent to the manufacturers. The only difference is that when the OS is updated through carrier, it will contain manufacturer drivers. In the mean time, Microsoft are working on updating the inbuilt apps, which get updated through the store as normal.

The OS build is complete and we have the RTM version
Edited by: "barryallott" 17th Apr 2014

I bit this one because of the £6/month fee rather than a big lump sum. Already got my 920 on Gumtree, lets hope someone bites soon! Just to confirm, once Quidco has tracked and the phone has been delivered I can cancel the contract and just pay the £6/mo? Do I have to ring up O2 and ask the to unlock the phone before I cancel or after? And Quidco should hopefully come through some time in the next month or two and I will get the money from that?

This all seems too good to be true! Fingers crossed it works, I should be able to actually make money off a new phone!

barryallott

Incorrect. What we have is the same version that has been sent to the … Incorrect. What we have is the same version that has been sent to the manufacturers. The only difference is that when the OS is updated through carrier, it will contain manufacturer drivers. In the mean time, Microsoft are working on updating the inbuilt apps, which get updated through the store as normal.The OS build is complete and we have the RTM version



You're missing my point. Joe Boggs can go onto the o2 site and see two phones, one with windows phone 8 the other with 8.1. He'll likely go for 8.1 because it's newer and requires less effort getting it up to date and the possibility of putting untested software onto his device.

The software received through the developer is a beta as far as I'm concerned, purely because it has not been tested by Nokia on a Nokia phone. The OS has to be tailored to devices as they're all slightly different, by getting the software from the developer preview you void the warranty on the device

I am running 8.1 developers preview on my Samsung Ativ S flawlessly. I love Windows phone and if people can get this deal it is astonishing. What's not to like!!!!???
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