O2 now offer Teachers upto 40% off Mobile Phone bills (also NHS, Armed forces, Police, large MNC / blue chips )
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O2 now offer Teachers upto 40% off Mobile Phone bills (also NHS, Armed forces, Police, large MNC / blue chips )

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Refreshed 12th Jun (Posted 18th May)Edited by:"whatyadoinsucka"
Top of the class: O2 offers teachers 40% discount on their phone bills
  • O2 offering UK teachers up to 40% discount on selected airtime plans when bought with O2 Refresh handsets and tablets via O2 Open
  • Employees working for the NHS, Police and Armed Forces can benefit too
  • Plus 2 x Family and Friends can also receive an exclusive 25% discount on airtime
O2 is today expanding its popular O2 Open service, offering a massive 40% discount on airtime (rather than the usual 25%) until July 18th. The O2 Open discount scheme now includes all state-funded teachers in the UK, and the discount applies to the airtime of O2 Refresh Airtime Plans, from 3GB and above. Any customers on plans below 3GB can also enjoy a discount of 30%.

O2 Open allows organisations to give their employees exclusive perks and discounts on phones, tablets and accessories. Employers such as the NHS, Police and Armed Forces are already loving the benefits, with new organisations in both the private and public sector regularly signing up.

With O2 Open, customers can make the most of not just one, but two discounts – one for an O2 Refresh phone tariff AND one for a tablet or mobile broadband data tariff. In addition, new and existing customers can also share their O2 Open rewards with their loved ones, with two family and friends discounts at 25% on all O2 Refresh Airtime Plans.

To find out if a company is registered for O2 Open, all customers need to do is text the word ‘OPEN’ followed by the company name to 61202. Alternatively, customers can visit a local O2 store, ring customer service on 202 or speak to O2’s online web chat team.

Once this is done, customers need only to sign up via o2.co.uk/open within 28 days of starting the contract to apply the discount. It’s as simple as that.

Teachers can redeem the discount using the code ‘TEACH’ and a copy of either their payslip or teacher ID card.

What’s more, O2 Open customers can also get a 20% discount on accessories by popping into an O2 store with proof of employment.

For more information on O2 Open, visit: o2.co.uk/open.
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col1150 m ago

Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees …Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!


Because we're more important than you, that's why.
Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!
Edited by: "col11" 18th May
seaniboy9 m ago

And yet 1 child leaving any school unable to read or write is the schools …And yet 1 child leaving any school unable to read or write is the schools collective failure...and how do we reward public service failure ? Here’s 40% off at o2...Public pensions and corporate discounts for such the well salaried need abolished, you can get yourselves one of these fantastic Workplace Pensions the DWP are telling the taxpayers are the way forward. Gander & goose. Cold, I’m gonna be as cold hearted as o2, teachers might do best to realise getting 40% off means the poor parent on less than half their income struggling with the children in their school is ultimately is paying their 40% off. Simple. You’d think most would have worked that out being in education...but no.


This comment has to be a wind up! I’m sorry but after years of teaching I find that 99% of students that leave school with inadequate qualifications stems from parental support. Parents don’t encourage children to read, don’t support them with homework. Instead they give them an iPhone, allow them a curfew of 11pm send them to school with fizzy drinks and sweets and then when their child comes home late after being on detention for not returning homework or playing up in class is straight on the phone saying why is my child on detention??? Maybe if parents supported teachers more and didn’t just use them as a 9-3 babysitting service then children wouldn’t be leaving school with gaps in their knowledge
Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + It's typical 'upto' 40% off.
You have to sign up than claim discount. Discount is on airtime only. Excludes SIM only deals.
Not worth it in my opinion.
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Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + It's typical 'upto' 40% off.
You have to sign up than claim discount. Discount is on airtime only. Excludes SIM only deals.
Not worth it in my opinion.
littel.helper19 m ago

Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + …Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + It's typical 'upto' 40% off.You have to sign up than claim discount. Discount is on airtime only. Excludes SIM only deals.Not worth it in my opinion.


it clearly states above
40% discount on airtime (rather than the usual 25%) until July 18th. Applies to the airtime of O2 Refresh Airtime Plans, from 3GB and above

o2 split the handset price from the airtime, so the 40% is on the airtime element only.
33818612-7vYFI.jpgso for example the £26 is discounted by 40% £10.40 Saving a month
littel.helper26 m ago

Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + …Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + It's typical 'upto' 40% off.You have to sign up than claim discount. Discount is on airtime only. Excludes SIM only deals.Not worth it in my opinion.




clearly states in ts and c's 30% on airtime with data upto 3gb and 40% over 3gb. still doesn't seems that competitive even with the discount. sure there are cheaper deals elsewhere
Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!
Edited by: "col11" 18th May
jj58414316 m ago

clearly states in ts and c's 30% on airtime with data upto 3gb and 40% …clearly states in ts and c's 30% on airtime with data upto 3gb and 40% over 3gb. still doesn't seems that competitive even with the discount. sure there are cheaper deals elsewhere


o2 will never be the cheapest, but its a good deal if you need to renew a contract.

its not always about being cheapest, I'd much prefer to pay more for a network that actually works where i live, work and play..
whether that be o2, ee, 3, or vodafone (or the sub networks
whatyadoinsucka24 m ago

it clearly states above40% discount on airtime (rather than the usual 25%) …it clearly states above40% discount on airtime (rather than the usual 25%) until July 18th. Applies to the airtime of O2 Refresh Airtime Plans, from 3GB and aboveo2 split the handset price from the airtime, so the 40% is on the airtime element only.[Image] so for example the £26 is discounted by 40% £10.40 Saving a month


I was reading this bit....
''O2 offering UK teachers up to 40% discount on selected airtime plans when bought with O2 Refresh handsets and tablets via O2 Open''
col1112 m ago

Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees …Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!

Text OPEN to 61202 and see if your company or employee is eligible. There’s over a 1000 companies not just teachers mate
Voted hot. My company is also on their list. I think all companies which use O2 as their network provider , their employees are eligible for O2 Open. But I found it was not worth going with O2 for my personal SIM card even after staff discount as they offer very limited data.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 18th May
col1150 m ago

Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees …Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!


Because we're more important than you, that's why.
We are all in this together,outdated cliche.
Why should Military,Police,Teachers take preference over everyone else.
We are all on a tight budget.!
They're usually about 40% more expensive than Three anyway...
Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and lesson planning they have to do then they won't have the time to make the most of it, especially in this exam season #thanksgove
Why don't local government officers ever get discounts like this?
col111 h, 15 m ago

Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees …Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!


Do not worry I hear cleaners will be the next to get discount so no need to worry too much your turn is next.
col111 h, 16 m ago

Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees …Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!


Is this sarcasm? Hard to tell anymore
Love coming in here and seeing all these insightful and helpful comments about the deal
There are literally thousands of companies on this list. Asda, Tesco, NHS, Argos and many, many local councils...the list is endless! Go into your local store and ask if you are unsure and they will check.
Well the isn't endless but you get what I meant 🙈
Not on SIM Only....what’s the point?
Friends and family is 50% wouldn’t go with o2 service is crap
Edited by: "dinmk2" 18th May
aumz135 m ago

Do not worry I hear cleaners will be the next to get discount so no need …Do not worry I hear cleaners will be the next to get discount so no need to worry too much your turn is next.


Ah but will I get the discount with my UB40 card?
col1139 m ago

Ah but will I get the discount with my UB40 card?


Only in the Kingston Town branch
chaywa2 m ago

Only in the Kingston Town branch


Let me get a bottle of red red wine
dinmk256 m ago

Friends and family is 50% wouldn’t go with o2 service is crap


In your Humble opinion its crap

olivarrr1 h, 31 m ago

They're usually about 40% more expensive than Three anyway...


too true but i cant get a signal with three IMHO its crap
What about firefighters?
londonstinks2 h, 9 m ago

Because we're more important than you, that's why.


maybe teachers and nhs etc, Armed forces are not in my opinion we don't want your war!
chaywa18th May

Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and …Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and lesson planning they have to do then they won't have the time to make the most of it, especially in this exam season #thanksgove


chaywa18th May

Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and …Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and lesson planning they have to do then they won't have the time to make the most of it, especially in this exam season #thanksgove


chaywa18th May

Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and …Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and lesson planning they have to do then they won't have the time to make the most of it, especially in this exam season #thanksgove


chaywa18th May

Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and …Not sure why teachers get the discount. I mean with all the marking and lesson planning they have to do then they won't have the time to make the most of it, especially in this exam season #thanksgove


The fact that we pay £2000 for a 1 week family holiday that costs someone else £500 in June for 2 weeks! A little discount on a phone contract is the least we deserve!
And yet 1 child leaving any school unable to read or write is the schools collective failure...and how do we reward public service failure ? Here’s 40% off at o2...

Public pensions and corporate discounts for such the well salaried need abolished, you can get yourselves one of these fantastic Workplace Pensions the DWP are telling the taxpayers are the way forward. Gander & goose.

Cold, I’m gonna be as cold hearted as o2, teachers might do best to realise getting 40% off means the poor parent on less than half their income struggling with the children in their school is ultimately is paying their 40% off. Simple. You’d think most would have worked that out being in education...but no.
sam_of_london2 h, 35 m ago

Voted hot. My company is also on their list. I think all companies which …Voted hot. My company is also on their list. I think all companies which use O2 as their network provider , their employees are eligible for O2 Open. But I found it was not worth going with O2 for my personal SIM card even after staff discount as they offer very limited data.


30/50GB is limited ?
You work for a public body don’t ya



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Edited by: "seaniboy" 18th May
Powelly201815 m ago

The fact that we pay £2000 for a 1 week family holiday that costs someone …The fact that we pay £2000 for a 1 week family holiday that costs someone else £500 in June for 2 weeks! A little discount on a phone contract is the least we deserve!


try doing it manually and not a package holiday you might find you’ll save a grand if not the taxpayers.
Edited by: "seaniboy" 18th May
col113 h, 44 m ago

Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees …Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!


You won't be subsidising anyone, most networks offer similar discounts. It's a marketing tactic to access large group of potential customers quick and cheap. they will probably add the point to their 'corporate responsibility' list nonsense too.
Edited by: "7777777" 18th May
seaniboy9 m ago

And yet 1 child leaving any school unable to read or write is the schools …And yet 1 child leaving any school unable to read or write is the schools collective failure...and how do we reward public service failure ? Here’s 40% off at o2...Public pensions and corporate discounts for such the well salaried need abolished, you can get yourselves one of these fantastic Workplace Pensions the DWP are telling the taxpayers are the way forward. Gander & goose. Cold, I’m gonna be as cold hearted as o2, teachers might do best to realise getting 40% off means the poor parent on less than half their income struggling with the children in their school is ultimately is paying their 40% off. Simple. You’d think most would have worked that out being in education...but no.


This comment has to be a wind up! I’m sorry but after years of teaching I find that 99% of students that leave school with inadequate qualifications stems from parental support. Parents don’t encourage children to read, don’t support them with homework. Instead they give them an iPhone, allow them a curfew of 11pm send them to school with fizzy drinks and sweets and then when their child comes home late after being on detention for not returning homework or playing up in class is straight on the phone saying why is my child on detention??? Maybe if parents supported teachers more and didn’t just use them as a 9-3 babysitting service then children wouldn’t be leaving school with gaps in their knowledge
seaniboy12 m ago

And yet 1 child leaving any school unable to read or write is the schools …And yet 1 child leaving any school unable to read or write is the schools collective failure...and how do we reward public service failure ? Here’s 40% off at o2...Public pensions and corporate discounts for such the well salaried need abolished, you can get yourselves one of these fantastic Workplace Pensions the DWP are telling the taxpayers are the way forward. Gander & goose. Cold, I’m gonna be as cold hearted as o2, teachers might do best to realise getting 40% off means the poor parent on less than half their income struggling with the children in their school is ultimately is paying their 40% off. Simple. You’d think most would have worked that out being in education...but no.

Also the fact that teachers are on ‘double’ parents wages could be something to do with the fact that they stayed on in school for 2 years, completed a minimum of a 3 year degree, then an extra post graduate qualification and then completed an additional 1 year NQT year!
seaniboy5 m ago

try doing it manually and not a package holiday you might find you’ll s … try doing it manually and not a package holiday you might find you’ll save a grand if not the taxpayers.


Done that. Booked everything individually and paid £1500 for 1 week in Greece when the same holiday was £299 on here for June!
littel.helper4 h, 20 m ago

Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + …Doesn't tell you upfront what discount you get from what I make out. + It's typical 'upto' 40% off.You have to sign up than claim discount. Discount is on airtime only. Excludes SIM only deals.Not worth it in my opinion.


SIMO is excluded so you have to take contract with handset !!!
Also O2 rate for minute, text, data is already expensive if you compare to other network like three.
col114 h, 13 m ago

Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees …Everyone is on a budget so I don't see why specific groups of employees should get discount over others (my sour grapes) I will avoid o2 so I'm not subsidising teachers!


FYI, Voda and EE do this too....
Teachers get enough neveimd 40% off.NHS and armed forces I can understand.
col113 h, 51 m ago

Ah but will I get the discount with my UB40 card?



Only for every tenth customer
olivarrr4 h, 38 m ago

They're usually about 40% more expensive than Three anyway...


Yep but 40% better then 3 and it's dodgy customer service.
What a terrible "deal" this is.

There is zero discount on SIM only plans. The only discount is when buying a stupidly overpriced mobile operator device plan.

Really not worth signing up for and wish I hadn't bothered.
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