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    i am dreading phoning o2 for my upgrade

    upgrade is now due, i need the blackberry bolt on, but do not need a phone,

    how should i try to persuade them to get it below £20 with the bolt on! what if i say i want my pac and they give it to me!!!!

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    phone them up tell what YOU WANT if you dont get leave simple

    dont freak out jsut be incontrol and tell them what you want and see what happens

    Phone cancellations and make up some story that some other phone company is giving you a certain deal for x amount... worked for me I got the samsung tocco ultra for £20 per month 600 mins, unlimited text, unlimited wap

    Original Poster

    thanks all,. will phone them now with his confidence

    Yep, phone right through to cancellations. Follow the options but dont select you want to upgrade, select the "you are thinking of leaving us" option. Picked up 100 mins unlimited text + internet for £19.58 with orange through retentions.

    Say you have your eye on the HTC G1 as it is exclusive to T-Mobile.
    What you need to do is haggle over money you want to pay. as minutes, texts and data are meaningless they could add as much as they want pretty much, it costs them next to nothing.

    It doesn't matter if they give you the PAC, you can still stay with them if you don't use it.

    When my contract with Vodafone was expiring, I requested my PAC and they offered a couple of crappy deals which I didnt like and insisted they send the PAC. A couple of days later they rang and offered me 600minutes, and unlimited texts for £12.50. I said I needed a data tariff and ended the call. A few days after that they rang back and offered 600 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data for £15/month.

    It doesn't hurt to ask them what you want. Don't worry if you don't get what you want the first time, either wait for them to call back or ring them back after a day or two. They hate losing customers, but they never offer the good deals straight away.

    A friend was on 3 and he told them that he wanted to cancel because he could only offer to pay £10/month max because of the recession and losing his job. They offered him the same tariff he was on (£20), new phone all for free. They simply credited his account with £240.

    The main thing to do is request to cancel, not upgrade, that's where the best deals lie.

    Wait ive just re read your post.

    What about going onto O2 Simplicity? thats £19 something a month with a free unlimited data bundle, which im pretty sure is usable by blackberry for the features.

    + its only 30 day contracts so if something better comes along you can cancel right away.

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    Jetpac;5068754

    Wait ive just re read your post.What about going onto O2 Simplicity? … Wait ive just re read your post.What about going onto O2 Simplicity? thats £19 something a month with a free unlimited data bundle, which im pretty sure is usable by blackberry for the features.+ its only 30 day contracts so if something better comes along you can cancel right away.



    i think i will go for that you know!

    just another bit of advice, go onto moneysavingexpert forum and go to the mobile phone section and see what deals people are getting on there, obviously it depends what you are using and spending each month but it will give you some kind of idea as to what you can ask for.

    I got a free curve with 600 mins 1000 texts and blackberry bolt on for £20 as upgrade, so get a phone as well.

    Original Poster

    what tariff were you on before?

    murabi;5072577

    what tariff were you on before?



    200 mins 200 messages was a 12mnth cashback offer.

    how much were you paying?

    i get 200 mins ( i dont talk much on the phone) 1400 texts and unlimitied web browsing for £19 a month

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    brettytopbanana;5072630

    how much were you paying?



    200 text and mins for £30! E2save CB

    that seems very expensive. You need to get that cost down.
    Do your homework , even phone some other providers to see what they can offer so you can use that as bait when you phone o2 for real!

    Original Poster

    yeh, i know, but the contract was on a cash back 1.99 for 12 months! i now know what to say to o2

    murabi;5075408

    yeh, i know, but the contract was on a cash back 1.99 for 12 months! i … yeh, i know, but the contract was on a cash back 1.99 for 12 months! i now know what to say to o2



    indeed, sounds like the same as my deal.

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    stanley;5075723

    indeed, sounds like the same as my deal.



    it finishes on the 27th of may, lol! got it with a 6300 black

    i go over every month by £2 or so!:thumbsup:

    so when do you plan to ring them??

    Original Poster

    i am waiting for my bill, and then send my last redemption voucher off, once it has been delivered then i will be on the phone, earliest tuesday!

    Original Poster

    when you upgrade, when do you go onto your tariff? is it on the same day or when your bill cycle is?

    eg, if i phoned up tomorrow, will it turn to the new contract on sat? or on the 27/5 when my bill and minutes are issued

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    murabi;5084357

    when you upgrade, when do you go onto your tariff? is it on the same day … when you upgrade, when do you go onto your tariff? is it on the same day or when your bill cycle is? eg, if i phoned up tomorrow, will it turn to the new contract on sat? or on the 27/5 when my bill and minutes are issued



    same day if your contract is over i think

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    bykergrove;5084365

    same day if your contract is over i think



    what if your in your upgrade time?

    Original Poster

    i was twitching so i phoned up today

    i was offered:

    600min
    1000text
    Blackberry bolt on
    BlackBerry Bold - £50

    all for £20 a month?

    so with the phone the total price is: £410

    if i was to sell the bold i would get £250+ right?

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    murabi;5088917

    i was twitching so i phoned up todayi was … i was twitching so i phoned up todayi was offered:600min1000textBlackberry bolt onBlackBerry Bold - £50all for £20 a month? so with the phone the total price is: £410if i was to sell the bold i would get £250+ right?



    i went for the above!

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    murabi;5126441

    i went for the above!



    that's a good deal.... i hope you use all those texts though!

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    bykergrove;5128986

    that's a good deal.... i hope you use all those texts though!



    yeah, i will! now that it is free! the best things are free!
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