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O2 Network - 600 mins - 3000 texts - Free phone - £6.25 per month (only pink handset left)
O2 Network - 600 mins - 3000 texts - Free phone - £6.25 per month (only pink handset left)

O2 Network - 600 mins - 3000 texts - Free phone - £6.25 per month (only pink handset left)

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e2save.com are offering a Sony Ericsson T303i (in black or pink) on a 24 month contract with 600 mins (any network) and 3000 texts for £6.25 per month. This would normally cost £30 per month but using the cash back you save a whooping £570 over the two years of the contract. Plus use Quidco and get £36.50 cash back which equates back to £4.73 - if you don't like the phone get an unlocked one from Ebay or supermarket for £40 - £60 (basic phone / text / camera)

Two areas of warning:
1) Only take this deal if you are absolutely certain you will remember to send the cash back redemption forms on the 6th 9th 12th 15th and 18th months
2) Remember to cancel the 'free' phone insurance and technical support which will cost £6 & £3 after the first month on DD

Please be gentle - first posting

Good luck!

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not bad for a 1st post, although took you over a year :-)
hot for me!!!

Good deal if you can keep up with it. I know I couldn't but hot all the same!

good deal mctrill

dont forget you get £36.50 back too using quidco, making it £4.73pm...

Original Poster

Thanks golo - title updated (and my parents!)

hot, so long as e2save don't go out of business by the 2 years other wht, you are screwed paying £35pm

waqas;4744361

hot, so long as e2save don't go out of business by the 2 years other wht, … hot, so long as e2save don't go out of business by the 2 years other wht, you are screwed paying £35pm



Although that is possible in the current climate, given that they are a subsidiary of the CarphoneWarehouse, it is probably less likely than with some other online mobile phone retailers.

Would be a good deal but the 24 month contract puts me right off.

At least the cash back starts early with this one, so even if they went bust you should have had soem of your cashback, I've noticed a lot of longer term contracts don't start paying cashback until a year down the line.

Hmm - if last cashback is claimed at m18 is it possible to downgrade tariff after this?

I would never remember to submitted the claims.....going to stay with my simplicity package.

hot though if you are good at doing these types of things.

johnraggett;4744579

Would be a good deal but the 24 month contract puts me right off. At … Would be a good deal but the 24 month contract puts me right off. At least the cash back starts early with this one, so even if they went bust you should have had soem of your cashback, I've noticed a lot of longer term contracts don't start paying cashback until a year down the line.



That's actually quite a positive point about it. It basically guarantees you less than £5 a month for your mobile for the next 2 years, with no need to hunt for a new deal in a year. As long as you are happy with the phone, less than a penny a minute for calls for 2 years seems attractive.

not a bad deal for a cell phone

m1chaels;4744584

Hmm - if last cashback is claimed at m18 is it possible to downgrade … Hmm - if last cashback is claimed at m18 is it possible to downgrade tariff after this?



YES! so but it depends on the terms of O2, not sure whether they let you downgrade the within 18mths of the contract...

From the O" website it looks like downgrade possible after 9 months but each month you can only move to next lowest tariff:

Consumer Pay Monthly Tariff Terms
General

1. Save for certain SIM Only tariffs, O2 Pay Monthly is subject to status, credit-check, payment by direct debit and the terms of an 18 or 24 month minimum term O2 contract. After connecting or upgrading to a minimum term contract, you're unable to move to a lower priced Pay Monthly tariff for 9 months unless otherwise stated. After 9 months you can change tariff a maximum of once per month, provided that if moving down a tariff you may only move to the next lowest priced tariff with the same minimum term.

SO I guess this gives the option of moving to £25/month for M19, £20 for M20 and £15 for M21-24 saving another £75 over the term (1.60pm overall)

m1chaels;4745616

From the O" website it looks like downgrade possible after 9 months but … From the O" website it looks like downgrade possible after 9 months but each month you can only move to next lowest tariff:Consumer Pay Monthly Tariff TermsGeneral 1. Save for certain SIM Only tariffs, O2 Pay Monthly is subject to status, credit-check, payment by direct debit and the terms of an 18 or 24 month minimum term O2 contract. After connecting or upgrading to a minimum term contract, you're unable to move to a lower priced Pay Monthly tariff for 9 months unless otherwise stated. After 9 months you can change tariff a maximum of once per month, provided that if moving down a tariff you may only move to the next lowest priced tariff with the same minimum term.SO I guess this gives the option of moving to £25/month for M19, £20 for M20 and £15 for M21-24 saving another £75 over the term (1.60pm overall)



correct. well done :thumbsup:
lets grill this deal now!

Original Poster

The T&Cs of e2save.com are quite clear that no down grade of the contract can occur for any of the cash back submissions so in reality you are in a 24month contract for £4.70 per month - but hey ho if anyone knows a better deal, let me know.

:):):)8-):)

got this deal last night. been waiting ages for a good o2 deal. 19 months free + £36 quidco + flog phone on ebay for £40. only pay £70 for 2 years.....sorted!

WCH;4745913

The T&Cs of e2save.com are quite clear that no down grade of the contract … The T&Cs of e2save.com are quite clear that no down grade of the contract can occur for any of the cash back submissions so in reality you are in a 24month contract for £4.70 per month - but hey ho if anyone knows a better deal, let me know.:):):)8-):)



you can downgrade after you have received all cashbacks...

Expect cashback schemes to stop soon.. .

See mobiletoday.co.uk/Rev…tml

Orange will unveil the system for dealer commissions, with 10% in deferred ongoing commissions and 90% upfront. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is offering 80% commission upfront, and 20% deferred.

Dealers also said it would spell the end of cashback promotions, as deal seekers would go direct to operators. ‘This will shake out a lot of dealers,’ one distributor said.

O2’s revenue share scheme appears to have stabilised after an initial period of uncertainty led to a drop in dealer sales.

In pink you can get it for 3.75,
advice please

iv been stung really badly with a cashback scheme in the past - Telco aka mobile essentials aka who the #### knows what else. It was an 18 months contract at £40 quid a month. The tariff was meant to be free for the full term via 3 month cash backs. it was good for the first 2 months. then the company vanished.

never again. be wary and think twice. 24months is a long time

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They do cashback for a reason - people forget and they make a BIG profit! In two years the chances are you WILL forget or have a personal issue to ensure you do.

For those people planning to downgrade the contract at 18 months (once all cashback has been paid) think again! You can APPLY for the final cashback at 18 months, in my experience of cashback it can take them months to actually send out the cheque. So in reality you may only be able to downgrade at month 20 or 21. Remember, any change to your tariff voids your cashback so do nothing before you have their cheque in the bank!

IMO 24 mths is a long time for a cashback deal, and no internet included in bundle, but still a good deal for those prepared to stick it out. Remember you have to send back the right bills, and the right bits of the right bills, at the right time, otherwise you lose everything! They don't give second chances!

(speaking from bitter experience, once sent front sheet of bill but the bill had gone over to 2 pages and some detail was on page 2. Luckily it was the last claim!)

great deal but just worried about them going bust. Im normally Ok with sending in cashback (why people find this so hard, i dont know)

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Great offer, cheers for the heads up on cancelling the insurance

pink;4752043

In pink you can get it for 3.75, advice please



... with only 100 mins. Read !

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Cyrus;4752268

great deal but just worried about them going bust. Im normally Ok with … great deal but just worried about them going bust. Im normally Ok with sending in cashback (why people find this so hard, i dont know)



A CPW Company going bust?!

just ordered same phone (in silver) from dial-a-phone on tmobile. 12 month contract, £5.99 a month after cashback plus 60 pounds in quidco makes it 12 pounds over a year (tariff combi30)

Good deal, but i would stay back on any cashback deals going more than a year ... I have been on cashback deals for the last 3 yrs luckily all went fine but i guess in the current economic situations 2 yrs is a very very long time ...

this seems a good deal but please beware i had a great deal with cashback redeem every 3rd or 4th month etc with phoneboxdirect and they went bust and i was left with 14 months remaning on my contract at full price so i guess it's the chance you take but i wont taking it

ERU;4752182

They do cashback for a reason - people forget and they make a BIG profit! … They do cashback for a reason - people forget and they make a BIG profit! In two years the chances are you WILL forget or have a personal issue to ensure you do.



Well if you forget, then you really need your head examined. Its easy money! Its like having a parttime job, requiring an hours work here and there to get aroudn 320 quid. I have looked at it this way for the past 4 years and havn'nt paid more then a 2 months in line rental.

If you dont do any work in your job you get fired, dont bother claiming, you dont get paid, simple!

nbizzle;4752363

A CPW Company going bust?!



Nothing goes past you ...

If Lehman can go, so can CPW.

This is the same phone that E2save have been offering as a substittue for the SE 280 on PAYG. With the sort of usage of 600mins and 3000 texts a month and very much doubt the phone would be in a decent state after 12 months let alone 24.

I got stung with awkward cashback mobile contract - my bill was 'lost' in the post and even recorded delivery to cashback company did not get me any help - must use recorded delivery with consequntal losses service for sending bills back (about £5 a send). So I was stuck with a £35 a month contract for 20 months - ouch! Just tread carefully, one lost bill usually invalidates all future payments. This number of minutes and texts would be good for £6.... if the cashback works OK.

Cyrus;4752581

Nothing goes past you ...If Lehman can go, so can CPW.




CPW and Phones 4 u are the most likely to go bust, especialy witht the main networks having there own shops.

Stubbarama;4752647

CPW and Phones 4 u are the most likely to go bust, especialy witht the … CPW and Phones 4 u are the most likely to go bust, especialy witht the main networks having there own shops.



hmmm strange logic. the main network always had there own shop and still these company survived.

does anyone know if you can swap out the unlimited text bundle bolt-on for unlimited web at any point in the contract?

you got to be carefull with e2save, i sent my first cashback recorded delivery, they claimed they never received it and according to the terms and conditions if you miss one claim you won't get any future cash backs!!
so i ended up paying £35 for 200 minutes and 200 txts for 18 months!! not happy customer and never doing a cashback again.

rogercat;4752622

I got stung with awkward cashback mobile contract - my bill was 'lost' in … I got stung with awkward cashback mobile contract - my bill was 'lost' in the post and even recorded delivery to cashback company did not get me any help - must use recorded delivery with consequntal losses service for sending bills back (about £5 a send). So I was stuck with a £35 a month contract for 20 months - ouch! Just tread carefully, one lost bill usually invalidates all future payments. This number of minutes and texts would be good for £6.... if the cashback works OK.



same here! not worth doing cash back IMHO

Cash back LOL.

You aint got it till it's in your pocket. And by the look of this deal. I see a company goin bust before payment.
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