O2 launches new flexible tariffs (change Data GB allowance  every 30 days via myO2 app)
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O2 launches new flexible tariffs (change Data GB allowance every 30 days via myO2 app)

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Found 27th Oct
O2 has announced a series of new flexible tariffs, offering customers the chance to change how much they pay each month depending on their needs.

Here are all the O2 Flexible Tariff options:

  • 50GB data, £41
  • 30GB, £35
  • 20GB, £34
  • 10GB, £29
  • 5GB, £26
  • 3GB, £22
  • 1GB, £19
All tariffs come with unlimited minutes and texts.

Available from 27th October, to coincide with pre–orders of Apple’s new iPhone X, the tariffs mean users can adjust how much data they need once a month and pay accordingly.

Want to find out more about 2017's most talked-about handset? Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone X.

Although precise plans have yet to be unveiled, O2 says that a customer paying £41 a month for 50GB of data can drop to paying £19, with their allowance falling accordingly.

Customers will be able to tweak how much data they want to use via the MyO2 app, in stores or over the phone.

O2 says it’s making the move in order to reflect an increasingly flexible marketplace, where consumers change their buying habits depending on how much money they have.

The issue has become particularly acute in the mobile industry, where two year contracts and fixed terms are considered the norm when it comes to buying high–end handsets.

O2 already separates the cost of a device and the tariff needed to access calls, texts and data.

The announcement of the more flexible tariffs comes just days after a Citizens Advice report berated Three, EE and Vodafone for continuing to charge customers for their phone after it's paid off.

“In 2013 O2 transformed the way consumers could purchase the latest mobile phones with the launch of O2 Refresh,” said CEO Mark Evans.

“With O2 Refresh customers don’t have to pay for a phone they already own, unlike customers of other networks.

"Now we’re going even further, offering customers complete flexibility by also giving them the ability to control the amount of data they use and pay for each month.”

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£19 for 1GB is a robbery.
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Original Poster


The new plans are being introduced to give customers more freedom over how much data they need each month, to save them either going over their usual limits or to end a month with lots of data left over.

If for example you know you will be watchings lots of videos, sharing photos and spending a lot of time on social media in December for Christmas, you can up your allowance. If January will be a relatively quiet month, then you can drop the amount of data you need and pay less.

Here are all the O2 Flexible Tariff options:

  • 50GB data, £41
  • 30GB, £35
  • 20GB, £34
  • 10GB, £29
  • 5GB, £26
  • 3GB, £22
  • 1GB, £19
All tariffs come with unlimited minutes and texts.


The Flexible Tariffs will run alongside the already established Refresh Tariffs, which let customers pay separate monthly payments for the phone and the tariff, allowing them to change their phone on a more regular basis without incurring significant fees.
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£19 for 1GB is a robbery.

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bartosi10 m ago

£19 for 1GB is a robbery.


I can't imagine someone looking at this kind of deal would be using a 1GB , the saving appears to come from going from say 20gb to 10gb i.e. £5 a month discounted if you weren't using it.
in my experience operators will only ever allow you to increase gb rather than lower

Surly these are the only the call plan part of the contract, it would be £41 on top per month for the iPhone X!

They do seem expensive, my mrs pays £16 a month SIMO for 5GB with O2 so you are best holding out for a deal to come up rather than this

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trebor12 m ago

Surly these are the only the call plan part of the contract, it would be …Surly these are the only the call plan part of the contract, it would be £41 on top per month for the iPhone X!


Yep them iPhone X ain’t cheap at £1000 over 24 months months is £41 it seems every phone companies wants £70-75 and for that reason I’m out

This tariff are just not priced competitively! Why would anyone go on this when Three offer an unlimited everything sim for £22/month. That's £3 more than the 1GB allowance and no nonsense of changing allowances or fear of running out. Stupid.

O2 need to step up their game coz they're falling behind fast.

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4adeadpoet13 m ago

This tariff are just not priced competitively! Why would anyone go on …This tariff are just not priced competitively! Why would anyone go on this when Three offer an unlimited everything sim for £22/month. That's £3 more than the 1GB allowance and no nonsense of changing allowances or fear of running out. Stupid.O2 need to step up their game coz they're falling behind fast.


can't find this 3 sim, found one max 30gb hotspot unlimited for £34 or £29 12
can you post a link

bartosi1 h, 46 m ago

£19 for 1GB is a robbery.


My son pays that for 20gb

whatyadoinsucka1 h, 2 m ago

can't find this 3 sim, found one max 30gb hotspot unlimited for £34 or … can't find this 3 sim, found one max 30gb hotspot unlimited for £34 or £29 12can you post a link


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Couldn't get the link to work and thought it had more minutes than this but there ya go.

Can also get unlimited data & 600mins for £20/m after cashback

Original Poster

4adeadpoet9 m ago

[Image] Couldn't get the link to work and thought it had more minutes than …[Image] Couldn't get the link to work and thought it had more minutes than this but there ya go.Can also get unlimited data & 600mins for £20/m after cashback


Ah ok was looking direct via 3, is mobilephonesdirect any good,

whatyadoinsucka3 m ago

Ah ok was looking direct via 3, is mobilephonesdirect any good,

Yeah it's fine, just like any phone shop. Once you get the sim you deal direct with three anyway.

bartosi2 h, 54 m ago

£19 for 1GB is a robbery.

It seems to be marketed to the same people who think the iPhone X is a great deal. Surely this will appeal to them as well.

Really expensive!

These are terrible , just get on uSwitch and save yourself a fortune

If anyone is after a 50% off airtime discount & has signed a new contract within 90 days (directly with O2, not Carphone Warehouse or similar), drop me a PM, I have a few left.

Get a cheaper tariff for the data you need (on another network) and you won't need to worry about it being flexible!

As others have said, these prices are ridiculous. Good idea principally though.

ChrisUK42 m ago

If anyone is after a 50% off airtime discount & has signed a new contract …If anyone is after a 50% off airtime discount & has signed a new contract within 90 days (directly with O2, not Carphone Warehouse or similar), drop me a PM, I have a few left.



Prices would then change to this (for the airtime only, you'd still have your handset costs to add if you purchased via refresh):

50GB data, £41, £20.50
30GB, £35, £17.50
20GB, £34, £17
10GB, £29, £14.50
5GB, £26, £13
3GB, £22, £11
1GB, £19, £9.50

Great concept though to be fair, so if you know you will use lots of data in a specific month, you can ramp your data bundles up/down as you please without being hit with large bills, or be stuck in an expensive high data contract you no longer require (or lifestyle changes come into effect).

BenLoco2 h, 2 m ago

It seems to be marketed to the same people who think the iPhone X is a …It seems to be marketed to the same people who think the iPhone X is a great deal. Surely this will appeal to them as well.



No, it is far too customisable - those folk like to pay a fortune & be told what they can do!

ChrisUK58 m ago

Prices would then change to this (for the airtime only, you'd still have …Prices would then change to this (for the airtime only, you'd still have your handset costs to add if you purchased via refresh):50GB data, £41, £20.50 30GB, £35, £17.50 20GB, £34, £17 10GB, £29, £14.50 5GB, £26, £13 3GB, £22, £11 1GB, £19, £9.50 Great concept though to be fair, so if you know you will use lots of data in a specific month, you can ramp your data bundles up/down as you please without being hit with large bills, or be stuck in an expensive high data contract you no longer require (or lifestyle changes come into effect).

Can you use this with an existing handset? I'm looking to move to O2 as the only network with good signal at my work.

Original Poster

Well 100 hot votes and many haters, in principle seems a great idea and hopefully lead to cheaper prices all round, pricing seems to high. When u can get far better bundles

4adeadpoet3 m ago

Can you use this with an existing handset? I'm looking to move to O2 as …Can you use this with an existing handset? I'm looking to move to O2 as the only network with good signal at my work.


I think it's 30% off a SIM only tariff, so you'd have to check the SIM only shop & knock 1/3 of those prices.

Sorry to thread hijack, I just thought it was relevant with the cold this deal is getting !

ChrisUK22 h, 36 m ago

I think it's 30% off a SIM only tariff, so you'd have to check the SIM …I think it's 30% off a SIM only tariff, so you'd have to check the SIM only shop & knock 1/3 of those prices.Sorry to thread hijack, I just thought it was relevant with the cold this deal is getting !



Also it’s a 1/3 off non-promo SIM only tariffs, so if they’re already at a promotional price the discount would override the promo

ChrisUK- I can't PM you as I'm a new user. Can you PM me?

R9231st Oct

ChrisUK- I can't PM you as I'm a new user. Can you PM me?



Sorry mate, you don’t have PM’s enabled.

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