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O2 Home Broadband - Quidco back to £70 and a month free
O2 Home Broadband - Quidco back to £70 and a month free

O2 Home Broadband - Quidco back to £70 and a month free

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O2 ran this promotion in January and have moved the Quidco back up to £70 plus a free months broadband.

O2 customers (contract and PAYG) get a reduced price of £7.34 pcm (normally £12.23)
PAYG customers qualify on a £10 top up every 3 months.

Makes the deal for a 12 month contract
7.34*11(mths) = £80.74 less £70 so £10.74
or £50.74 if you need to factor in the £40 PAYG (if you wouldn't normally pay this)

I moved to O2 and as most folks seem to agree its excellent for speed/service etc.

103 Comments

Is just the standard broadband or can you upgrade to premium or pro and still get the Quidco ?

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lufc246;4541118

Is just the standard broadband or can you upgrade to premium or pro and … Is just the standard broadband or can you upgrade to premium or pro and still get the Quidco ?



Its on all three of the packages but its new customers only - ie you cannot upgrade between packages and get Quidco if that's what your asking.

can you give a link to the quidco offer? can't find it on their web site. thanks.

Do you get quidco if you want to move from BE to O2?

just type in "o2 home broadband". Make sure you use a letter o not a number 0.

It is excellent! But a bit worrying about if O2's network can handle with all new customers.

charliebrown;4541212

Its on all three of the packages but its new customers only - ie you … Its on all three of the packages but its new customers only - ie you cannot upgrade between packages and get Quidco if that's what your asking.


So i'am currently on a o2 12m moby contract, will i get the deal via the quidco? and i know the quidco is not anyway 100% certain!!!
So i should get the deal for 10.74 for a 12 month contract!!

You will receive the cashback 60 days after your BB has been installed successfully" - Yeah, right!

Only sign up if you want O2 BB anyway, don't do it for the cashback. It's NOT guaranteed!

Many people seem to receive cashback, I have never managed to get anything from Quidco (they are not very helpful).

However, think that O2 is a good service even for £10.50 per month for an 8mb BB.

Its just that on the Quidco website it states standard home broadband

Well, I've been a long-time lurker but I thought I'd register to join in this discussion.

I posted this deal earlier today over on MSE, so I thought I'd also jump aboard this thread. If anyone's wondering where the "1 month free" comes in (it's not posted on the Quidco details page for o2 Broadband) if you look on the Quidco home page, it states it there under their "Savvy Tips" section, but they describe it as "one months free line rental" which I find a bit confusing (presumably they just mean one month's free broadband).

And as lufc246 has stated, it is just the STANDARD package which qualifies for the cashback.

EDIT: I've just noticed that the "one month free" is actually now showing on the o2 website (ie it's not exclusive to the Quidco cashback deal). Looks like I've missed out on one free month and an extra £20 cashback as I signed up on 28/2/09 - doh !!!!!

I understand the 1 month free is not valid with any other offer. I think you won't get both.

Just signed up. Only £50 tracking

lufc246;4542288

Just signed up. Only £50 tracking



Did you get the one month free?

Just to inform people based on actually knowing about this topic based on past experience:
- the QUIDCO £70 cashback will almost certainly be on all 4 packages and not just the "Standard" one (this is an old lingering issue, but everyone's always got their £ to date on ANY package, it's just sloppy website wording) - but we dont know when the offer will expire and the usual £ is just £25. They typically last for around 2 weeks but they havent published a date. It will often track at the wrong amount but will adjust to correct amount when it (hopefully) validates and then gets received and paid out.
- the 1m free is an offer to 31/3 by o2 themselves to all new subscribers and appears on their site in RED

So if you join o2 Home broadband via the Quidco website - having taken the appropriate care to clear cookies etc, you SHOULD get the £70 in 2-3m time and have only to pay for months 2-12 of your minimum 12m commitment (on all 4 packages).

The o2 Access is a regular BTwholesale ADSL/ADSLmax package and subscriber consensus is that the last offers around Xmas time has led to that service being seriously oversubscribed in some areas and o2 are unable to rapidly expand capacity so some users in some areas have had a lousy service.

The other 3 o2 packages are based on Be/o2 infrastructure at/from the exchange and while there are again some very limited congestion issues at some times of day in some areas, most people get a great service, as I have done for the last 16 months.

If you have an o2 mobile contract/PAYG it does NOT affect your ability to get either the £70 or 1m free, it just means that as you sign up you can claim that £4.89/m discount each month (as long as you meet the criteria at the right time for that month's discount). For PAYG that is in outline to top up at least £10 in the previous 3m, so that means a minimum of £10/qtr to save those 3 * £4.89s. ANY o2 mobile contract will get you the discount, until such time as you stop paying. Similarly any o2 PAYG # as long as you top up that £10/qtr to keep getting the BB discount (you do NOT have to top up every month - that's just how o2's website shows the PAYG packages - monthly top up gives OTHER benefits and is not necessary to keep the o2 # live or the BB discount).

I have a document online detailing the o2 (and Be) packages and giving you ideas about their various features/merits/issues at
cid-99aa6cf1226facfe.skydrive.live.com/bro…and

And the ThinkBroadband forum on o2 is at
forums.thinkbroadband.com/pos…=o2

I moved from Virgin 10MB price but only ever got 4 from the throttling b*st*rds to O2 20MB theoretical with estimated 13. Regularly get 12.5 on the speed tests, and it's been as high as 15. Over 3x the speed of Virgin for under one third of the price (as an O2 mobile customer). Can also confirm excellent customer service so far (only 3 months). Would recommend to anyone.

Sorry if I'm being thick here, but am I right in assuming you need to have a BT landline to take advantage of this? We're just about to move and are O2 customers, so if I was to go with this, I need to think about which providers to go with. Cheers :thumbsup:

AnnaK;4542831

Sorry if I'm being thick here, but am I right in assuming you need to … Sorry if I'm being thick here, but am I right in assuming you need to have a BT landline to take advantage of this? We're just about to move and are O2 customers, so if I was to go with this, I need to think about which providers to go with. Cheers :thumbsup:



The landline has to be a BT line (though that doesn't mean paying rental to BT as other firms let you pay rental to them on a BT line) - the o2 website will show if it meets their criteria. Really it means it cant be a Virgin/NTL line; or one that's FULLY "opted" out of BT to become a line from Tiscali or Sky and suchlike.

If using the o2 website watch out for leaving cookies etc which will need clearing pre Quidco'ing. One issue is that the £70 won't last for more than a couple of weeks in all probability. They usually put a date "to..." but havent yet. It's normally just £25.

Thanks mk-donald!
Much appreciated!

AnnaK;4542831

Sorry if I'm being thick here, but am I right in assuming you need to … Sorry if I'm being thick here, but am I right in assuming you need to have a BT landline to take advantage of this? We're just about to move and are O2 customers, so if I was to go with this, I need to think about which providers to go with. Cheers :thumbsup:


Yes, you need a BT landline. I don't think you'll get better value in terms of speed for the money than O2 broadband if you are an O2 customer. :thumbsup:

scope;4541314

Do you get quidco if you want to move from BE to O2?



Yes you do, as you get your MAC code from Be, then sign up via Quidco as a new customer with O2, giving them the MAC code you got.

pet2000;4542151

I understand the 1 month free is not valid with any other offer. I think … I understand the 1 month free is not valid with any other offer. I think you won't get both.



Last time the offer was 3 months free with £70 cashback from Quidco - I've got the 3 months free and the Quidco tracked. :thumbsup:

if your on BE ring them up and say you want to move to o2 as its cheaper

i was paying £18 per month on 24mb service and to retain me they reduced the price down to £12 per month for life, and gave me a months free

so 24mb broadband for £12 per month :thumbsup:

they also offered me the 8mb service for £10 per month but there no point ;-)

Again, thanks Chuck U. Good to know and v. reassuring!

Good deal, incase anyone is wondering they accept an O2 contract via Carphone Warehouse

We are presently on O2 broadband and it was good to start with.........now 10 months on and my speeds are as low as 31kbps .....yes that's 31kbps, lower than dial up. I have been fighting with O2 on the phone for over a month now and O2 acknowledge its a problem with THEIR servers because to many people signed up on this exchange. I work in it and we have been doing some speed checks using speedtester.bt.com/ using a sign-on name O2 gave us. At the same time their have been 3 other isp speed checks from different isp's on this exchange done at the same time and date for an accurate comparison.

The comparison shows that although speeds reduce at peek times and at the same times as the speed trials on this O2 line, they are no where near as bad as the O2 figures.

Are O2 interested? Not really. According to them they are aware of this situation and say there is nothing that they, or we can do about it! Wrong.

We used (or the legal team where I work did) some of the wording within the T&Cs in the O2 contract to threaten them with a legal writ for breach of contract.......O2 not providing a "REASONABLE SERVICE," waas 1 of the terms on the legal docs sent to O2's teams. Lots more info ...........But, O2 have refunded my broadband costs till the end of the contract and some more.

So, as someone has already stated......being worried at the speeds of O2 after them becoming more popular...........In my case this is true. And O2 were defiant till death and the initial papers sent regarding legal action, which by the way they had to pay any costs too, apart from the money refunded to me, until I did what I promised I would.

My advice would be to do some homework on the contention ratios for your exchange and make sure they guarantee the minimum speeds you will achieve 1st.

Here are a rough guide of speeds achieved and the rough paper work served initially at O2.......

The underlined is the speeds reached including the lowest and totally UN-reasonable 31Kbps on

Broadband


I will post the speed test results on another post right underneath for your viewing

Test speeds O2 9th Feb 2009

Results 1 @16:47 9th feb 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 1744 kbps

result2@ 20:26 9th feb 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 502 kbps


Result 3 @ 19:47 10th feb 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 31 kbps


Result 4@ 23:10 10th feb 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 555 kbps

Result 5 @ 12.06 11th feb 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 6585 kbps

Result 6 @ 19:01 11th feb 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 660 kbps


Result 7 @18:50ish on 15th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 367 kbps

with these results.


Test 8 @ 00:35 on 17th feb 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 1266 kbps

Test 9 @ 14:00 17th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 3350 kbps


Test 10 @ 21:23 17th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 346 kbps


Test 11 @ 18:48 18th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 927 kbps

Test 12 @ 22:06 18th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 429 kbps


Test 13 @ 12:00 19th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 5578 kbps

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Test 14 @ 15:19 19th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 6429 kbps

Test 15 @ 21:45 21st feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 919 kbps


Test 16@ 21:10 23rd feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 310 kbps


Test 17 @ 19:00 24th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 1281 kbps

Test 18 @ 19:51 25 feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 553 kbps

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Test 19 @ 19:51 27th feb 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 916 kbps


Test 20@ 19:45 2nd march 2009
Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 1170 kbps

Test 21 @ 20:35 3rd march 2009

Test1 comprises of Best Effort Test: -provides background information.
Your DSL connection rate: 8128 kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 448 kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP profile for your line is - 7150 kbps
Actual IP throughput achieved during the test was - 342 kbps



I will never ever use O2 again........

renagade27

I'm with o2 and can't fault them one bit. Payments come out on the date they should and for the amount they should. Speed has been consistant since day one also. Speed very quick both up and down and the only time I've had to phone them was because of someone had pulled a plug out of the router at my end.

Having said all that, if you live in the Dunfermline area, don't get O2. Get anything else but O2. No, seriously, avoid O2 at all costs!!!!!

I got this deal in early Jan 09. It has tracked as received so should be getting the £70 soon, meaning I am paying less than £2 a month for broadband and have a wireless router free (I was paying £10 a month for 2mb with virgin). Makes you wonder how they can make this deal work. Anyway you need to rais a query at quidco and they acknoledge a mistake. I think they try to pocket some for themselves.

Warning some house lines cannot provide the full 8mb, mine only gives me about 2.5 meg max, but for this price so what :whistling:

I got my £60 cashback a little while ago, great deal :-)

I wanted to leave BT anyway as they kept capping me. I managed to get out of the contract, BT gave me a FULL refund on the months I had already paid and let me keep the HomeHub. Then I signed up to o2 which costs me £8 less a month for more bandwidth and I got £60 cashback :-D

Quidco is paid after 9 months

I'd avoid at the moment, O2 are having major problems.

We joined Jan 15th and have just left and joined Zen , Speeds on O2 were terrible, we sync at 8meg and were getting 3k/second, yes 3k/second download for most of the day after 11AM.

If you read the O2 forums you will see all the problems.
Now im on zen im getting nearer 920k/sec download.

You have been warned!

ahh already signed up for £50 not too long ago. Should have waited...
on o2 now - currently doing just as good as Be in my comp

This is a good deal

I was lucky enough to get the January offer 3 months free + reduced rate as i'm a very lucky iphone pay-as-you-go customer and £70 quidco tracked due for payment 16th march fingers crossed so it will be £1.88/month. I have found the service great so far better than my BT broadband.

cRuNcHiE;4543454

I'd avoid at the moment, O2 are having major problems. We joined Jan … I'd avoid at the moment, O2 are having major problems. We joined Jan 15th and have just left and joined Zen , Speeds on O2 were terrible, we sync at 8meg and were getting 3k/second, yes 3k/second download for most of the day after 11AM.If you read the O2 forums you will see all the problems. Now im on zen im getting nearer 920k/sec download.You have been warned!



Its looking ominous for me. This is my first first day with o2 and this evening speeds are 2-3 mb line syncing at 18mb Never had this sort of problem with sky. I may be going back

hate o2,just got a contract with them and it tracked with quidco,only to be declined for soem odd reason.
quidco arnt very helpfull either

sicknote;4543357

Quidco is paid after 9 months



How do you work that out if the op has recieved his quidco?

i just signed up for o2 stndard broadband last night without the quidco as i didnt know anything about quidco and hadn't registered with them. ive just registered now so..is there anyway i could get this cash back?

maz600;4543933

i just signed up for o2 stndard broadband last night without the quidco … i just signed up for o2 stndard broadband last night without the quidco as i didnt know anything about quidco and hadn't registered with them. ive just registered now so..is there anyway i could get this cash back?



No lol

you need to use quidcos link within there site to be re-directed to o2 for the cashback to get logged with quidco. You have no chance now. Unless you cancel it and then re apply thro quidco

renagade27;4543177

We are presently on O2 broadband and it was good to start … We are presently on O2 broadband and it was good to start with.........now 10 months on and my speeds are as low as 31kbps .....yes that's 31kbps, lower than dial up. I have been fighting with O2 on the phone for over a month now and O2 acknowledge its a problem with THEIR servers because to many people signed up on this exchange. I work in it and we have been doing some speed checks using http://www.speedtester.bt.com/ using a sign-on name O2 gave us. At the same time their have been 3 other isp speed checks from different isp's on this exchange done at the same time and date for an accurate comparison. The comparison shows that although speeds reduce at peek times and at the same times as the speed trials on this O2 line, they are no where near as bad as the O2 figures.Are O2 interested? Not really. According to them they are aware of this situation and say there is nothing that they, or we can do about it! Wrong.We used (or the legal team where I work did) some of the wording within the T&Cs in the O2 contract to threaten them with a legal writ for breach of contract.......O2 not providing a "REASONABLE SERVICE," waas 1 of the terms on the legal docs sent to O2's teams. Lots more info ...........But, O2 have refunded my broadband costs till the end of the contract and some more.So, as someone has already stated......being worried at the speeds of O2 after them becoming more popular...........In my case this is true. And O2 were defiant till death and the initial papers sent regarding legal action, which by the way they had to pay any costs too, apart from the money refunded to me, until I did what I promised I would.My advice would be to do some homework on the contention ratios for your exchange and make sure they guarantee the minimum speeds you will achieve 1st.Here are a rough guide of speeds achieved and the rough paper work served initially at O2.......The underlined is the speeds reached including the lowest and totally UN-reasonable 31Kbps on BroadbandI will post the speed test results on another post right underneath for your viewing



Are you on Access package?

Honestly people, be very, very careful and do a lot of research before you join o2. Been with them since Aug last year but since Xmas the internet is almost unusable after about 4pm until after midnight and weekends are atrocious.
Can't watch iplayer or youtube, can't do any online gaming etc..
There are hundreds of people all over the country complaining like mad on their forums, Watchdog have been informed by a lot of customers and I have requested my mac code today despite having to pay a £50 charge to break the contract. They are very quick to blame BT for all the problems but have admitted publicly that they have congestion problems. An internet you can't use when you want it is certainly not a hot deal, however cheap it is!

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