Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 16GB 4G O2 Refresh (Possible £35 Quidco) plus FREE 6 month Deezer Premium Trial (a £60 value) at O2
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 16GB 4G O2 Refresh (Possible £35 Quidco) plus FREE 6 month Deezer Premium Trial (a £60 value) at O2

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Found 19th Nov 2014
I was hunting around on the O2 Refresh page for phone or tablet deals and found this tablet selling for £7 per month (x 24 months) for the device plan if you choose the 3GB airtime package.

I haven't been able to find it selling elsewhere but I've found the Wi-Fi Only version with 8GB selling for around £160 at Argos. Similarly, I found the 7" version on Amazon, again Wi-Fi Only and with 8GB and costing just under £150 from Amazon directly.

The delivery time is 7 days from O2 so it's possible this is a new model.

I've seen it selling on US-based sites for Verizon. I've also seen the Wi-Fi only 16GB version selling on ebay.com for $230, which is about £150 so to me, this is a good price.

It also comes with 6 months of Deezer free, which alone is worth almost £60!

The total monthly cost if you choose the 3GB package would be £22 per month but the intention is to PAY OFF the device plan as soon as you receive it and cancel the airtime, all within the cooling off period. Yes, this can be done; I've done it 3 times already. Yes, it can be done. Yes.... this can be done. That's the beauty of Refresh. :-)

Sometimes you do get charged initially, due to timing, for the first month's airtime, which is £15 in this case. However, it will be refunded. If it isn't automatically, a call to O2 usually gets the refund sorted.

£35 Quidco possible. People have had mixed results after paying off the device plan and cancelling the airtime on Refresh plans. You could also try using Corporate Perks cashback, if your workplace is enrolled with it. They usually pay out much faster than TCB or Quidco, though the cashback is often less.

Some Specs:

Android Kit Kat 4.4
1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
1.5GB RAM
Internal memory: Up to 16GB
External memory card type: microSD card – supports up to 64GB
Data Connectivity: 4G variant: LTE

More details on specs can be found on the product page.

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can u make calls on this and text or not cheers

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hiphophustler

can u make calls on this and text or not cheers



To be honest, I don't know as I haven't tried one yet. I've seen info on the 10.1 that says you can make calls from it so it might be possible with this model as well. I'll let you know in 7 days though.

Alternatively, if it won't let you make regular calls, you can always use Voice Over IP apps such as Vonage, LocalPhone & others. Some also allow you to send SMS, such as LocalPhone, obviously for a fee.
Edited by: "TechBB" 20th Nov 2014

Original Poster

hiphophustler

can u make calls on this and text or not cheers



Info on EE's website about the 10.1:

ee.co.uk/hel…lls

hiphophustler

can u make calls on this and text or not cheers



U could make calls on the tab 3 4G so I guess its the same as this

Awesome deal. Ordered. Heat added

Previously I bought Nexus 7 with O2 refresh deal. Cancelled the contract the day it arrived. No additional charge. Quidco tracked it. so everything went fine

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vassy201187

Awesome deal. Ordered. Heat added Previously I bought Nexus 7 with O2 … Awesome deal. Ordered. Heat added Previously I bought Nexus 7 with O2 refresh deal. Cancelled the contract the day it arrived. No additional charge. Quidco tracked it. so everything went fine



Same here. That was a sweet deal ;-)

My wife still uses her original Samsung Tab with 3G as her phone. I have been looking for her to upgrade to the Tab 4 with 4G. Hot.

hiphophustler

can u make calls on this and text or not cheers



by O2 u cannot make a calls with this one

TechBB

CommentSame here. That was a sweet deal ;-)



exactly

just received mail from Quidco. They have tracked my purchase. £35 cash back

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balvi

by O2 u cannot make a calls with this one



The idea is that you won't be using the O2 airtime. I'm not sure if the device is locked; if so, you can ask O2 to unlock it once you've paid off the device plan and put in a microSIM from your carrier of choice. Just ensure it's a microSIM with a call plan associated.

TechBB

The idea is that you won't be using the O2 airtime. I'm not sure if the … The idea is that you won't be using the O2 airtime. I'm not sure if the device is locked; if so, you can ask O2 to unlock it once you've paid off the device plan and put in a microSIM from your carrier of choice. Just ensure it's a microSIM with a call plan associated.


make sense but still would like to have it confirmed by someone who have it . .

Spoke to Samsung, u can make a calls

have been researching tablets and am pretty close to buying the Hudl2, but this seems like a good deal - anyone got any views on how they compare?

Obviously the 4G on this is a big bonus but what about the general spec vs Hudl2?
Edited by: "kalip" 20th Nov 2014

The sim comes separate and I don't think its locked. So you can cancel the contract and use another sim (4G).

(correct me if I'm wrong)

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vassy201187

just received mail from Quidco. They have tracked my purchase. £35 cash … just received mail from Quidco. They have tracked my purchase. £35 cash back



You won't get the cash back if you cancel. Not within 6 months at least. O2 got wise to this recently.

Anyone had a dispatch email yet?

kalip

have been researching tablets and am pretty close to buying the Hudl2, … have been researching tablets and am pretty close to buying the Hudl2, but this seems like a good deal - anyone got any views on how they compare?Obviously the 4G on this is a big bonus but what about the general spec vs Hudl2?



if hudl could make a call I would go for it, but I want tablet with calls and there is not many choices

Would it be locked to O2 and is it possible to unlock as O2 coverage is terrible in our area.

got msg out of stock until 3 dec

should be delivered today

Original Poster

I got mine nearly two weeks ago. It's actually a great device. I have an iPad mini 2 as well and am considering selling the iPad and keeping the Galaxy.
Edited by: "TechBB" 5th Dec 2014

TechBB

I got mine nearly two weeks ago. It's actually a great device. I have an … I got mine nearly two weeks ago. It's actually a great device. I have an iPad mini 2 as well and am considering selling the iPad and keeping the Galaxy.


how was the cancellation process in your case? did you get it unlocked as well?

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balvi

how was the cancellation process in your case? did you get it unlocked as … how was the cancellation process in your case? did you get it unlocked as well?



It was quick and smooth. The device isn't locked. I put my EE SIM in it straight away.

TechBB

It was quick and smooth. The device isn't locked. I put my EE SIM in it … It was quick and smooth. The device isn't locked. I put my EE SIM in it straight away.



lovely, and may i ask can you make a calls?

Original Poster

balvi

lovely, and may i ask can you make a calls?



Yep. I inserted an O2 SIM one day and called their Customer Services. That was when I called to cancel the Refresh plan.
Edited by: "TechBB" 6th Dec 2014

TechBB

Yep. I inserted an O2 SIM one day and called their Customer Services. … Yep. I inserted an O2 SIM one day and called their Customer Services. That was when I called to cancel the Refresh plan.



Thank you for your information. shame i have to wait for the tab to be delivered until Monday. hope my cool off period starts on the delivery day.

Original Poster

balvi

Thank you for your information. shame i have to wait for the tab to be … Thank you for your information. shame i have to wait for the tab to be delivered until Monday. hope my cool off period starts on the delivery day.



Definitely. Cooling off begins from the day the item is delivered. O2 gives you 14 days return but I always go by the 7 working days provided by Distance Selling Regulations to be safe. Either way, it starts only after the item has been delivered.

TechBB

Definitely. Cooling off begins from the day the item is delivered. O2 … Definitely. Cooling off begins from the day the item is delivered. O2 gives you 14 days return but I always go by the 7 working days provided by Distance Selling Regulations to be safe. Either way, it starts only after the item has been delivered.



spoke with o2. it starts when device leaves o2. unbelievable.

arrived today, canceled all well. THX OP

Original Poster

balvi

arrived today, canceled all well. THX OP



Cool.
balvi

spoke with o2. it starts when device leaves o2. unbelievable.



That's a bit of misinformation on their part because under Distance Selling Regulations, you have 7 working days from when an item (some exceptions apply) is delivered to change your mind. So if something was delivered to you on Dec 8th, you have until the 17th to change your mind and notify them, preferably in writing, that you want to return the item. Then, you are required to return the item in "reasonable" time and "reasonable condition" for a full refund, including original postage costs but excluding return postage costs.

I find that employees of so many of these large companies don't know the law regarding DSR and even some large retailers have terms and conditions that violate the regulations. In such cases, the law takes precedence anyway so even if you didn't like it and had notified them by the 17th that that you wished to exercise that right, they must adhere, even if you have to end up contacting Citizen's advice.

Good thing you love it then.
Edited by: "TechBB" 9th Dec 2014
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