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  1. #1
    JohnB
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    My young'un is on O2 Online 50 (on a reduced tarrif). Her old samsung
    slidephone is knackered. It is 19 months old. I have asked for the
    D600 on an upgrade but they say her usage is low and can only offer that
    phone if I pay £119.

    If I cancel and sign up again it will be £19.99 and £19/month. I may do
    this but only when my reduced tarrif ends in October.

    In the meantime is there a cheaper way to get a D600 (preferably
    unlocked to use the O2 SIM)?

    Thanks for any comments

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    JohnB



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  2. #2
    mal
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    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?


    "JohnB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My young'un is on O2 Online 50 (on a reduced tarrif). Her old samsung
    > slidephone is knackered. It is 19 months old. I have asked for the D600
    > on an upgrade but they say her usage is low and can only offer that phone
    > if I pay £119.
    >
    > If I cancel and sign up again it will be £19.99 and £19/month. I may do
    > this but only when my reduced tarrif ends in October.
    >
    > In the meantime is there a cheaper way to get a D600 (preferably unlocked
    > to use the O2 SIM)?
    >
    > Thanks for any comments
    >
    > --
    > JohnB

    Do what everyone else does by insuring and saying it was stolen. That seems
    a popular route to a cheap upgrade. Just like the camera that always got
    stolen on every holiday.





  3. #3
    JohnB
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    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?

    mal wrote:
    > "JohnB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>My young'un is on O2 Online 50 (on a reduced tarrif). Her old samsung
    >>slidephone is knackered. It is 19 months old. I have asked for the D600
    >>on an upgrade but they say her usage is low and can only offer that phone
    >>if I pay £119.


    >>JohnB

    >
    > Do what everyone else does by insuring and saying it was stolen. That seems
    > a popular route to a cheap upgrade. Just like the camera that always got
    > stolen on every holiday.


    Thanks Mal - when you insure and then claim do you always get the same
    (or better phone) ?

    I suspect if I insure through O2 they would just offer the Samsung S400i
    - which they have already offered me for free.

    And my young'un has turned her nose up at.

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    JohnB





  4. #4
    Yozzi
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    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?

    "JohnB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >> Do what everyone else does by insuring and saying it was stolen. That
    >> seems a popular route to a cheap upgrade. Just like the camera that
    >> always got stolen on every holiday.

    >
    > Thanks Mal - when you insure and then claim do you always get the same (or
    > better phone) ?
    >
    > I suspect if I insure through O2 they would just offer the Samsung S400i -
    > which they have already offered me for free.
    >
    > And my young'un has turned her nose up at.


    John, just say that if you went to another network you could get it for
    free. Just say it to them, they'll giv eyou it. If that fails, get slightly
    annoyed, and say if you closed the contract and opened a new one you would
    get the phone for 20 quid - either way you're getting a much better deal!

    For your information, you could PAC the mobile number to a pay as you go
    number on the network, then PAC it back onto a new contract with them, thus
    saving you a packet. Explain to o2 you will just go to another network if
    they're unwilling to budge. It works, trust me.





  5. #5

    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?

    On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 20:55:39 GMT, "mal" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Do what everyone else does by insuring and saying it was stolen. That seems
    >a popular route to a cheap upgrade. Just like the camera that always got
    >stolen on every holiday.


    What rot.

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    Benedict



  6. #6
    Jon
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    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > John, just say that if you went to another network you could get it for
    > free.


    He's in contract. This extortion is not an option.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  7. #7
    David Hearn
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    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?

    Jon wrote:
    > [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    >
    >>John, just say that if you went to another network you could get it for
    >>free.

    >
    > He's in contract. This extortion is not an option.


    No, he's not in contract: "My young'un is on O2 Online 50 (on a reduced
    tarrif). Her old samsung slidephone is knackered. It is 19 months old.
    I have asked for the D600 on an upgrade but they say her usage is low
    and can only offer that phone if I pay £119."

    Clearly he's out of contract as he can upgrade - but the usage is so low
    that they want a sizeable amount for the handset (okay, still subsidised
    though).

    If he can get it free from another network, then he's perfectly entitled
    to switch to that other network. Pointing out to O2 that he can do so
    is far from extortion. It's their choice whether they give the deal to
    him (to keep him as a customer).

    What I'd call extortion, or worse, is mal's suggestion of insurance
    fraud. Completely illegal and if detected
    (admitting/suggesting/agreeing in a public forum isn't wise), liable to
    cause untold problems getting any kind of insurance in the future.

    D



  8. #8
    JohnB
    Guest

    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?

    David Hearn wrote:
    > Jon wrote:
    >
    >> [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    >>
    >>> John, just say that if you went to another network you could get it
    >>> for free.

    >>
    >>
    >> He's in contract. This extortion is not an option.

    >
    >
    > No, he's not in contract: "My young'un is on O2 Online 50 (on a reduced
    > tarrif). Her old samsung slidephone is knackered. It is 19 months old.
    > I have asked for the D600 on an upgrade but they say her usage is low
    > and can only offer that phone if I pay £119."
    >
    > Clearly he's out of contract as he can upgrade - but the usage is so low
    > that they want a sizeable amount for the handset (okay, still subsidised
    > though).


    That's correct David - I am " technically out of contract" I suppose -
    but on the anniverary last October I threatened to move and the credit
    my account with £100 and reduced the tarrif to £14/month. So I get 7
    months free (this is the last one) and then 5 at £14. So I could cancel
    next month.

    > If he can get it free from another network, then he's perfectly entitled
    > to switch to that other network. Pointing out to O2 that he can do so
    > is far from extortion. It's their choice whether they give the deal to
    > him (to keep him as a customer).


    So to get it free on another network i'd still end up paying £20+/month
    (i'm loath to go the cashback option). O2 dont mind me cancelling and
    starting again 'cos i'd instantly start paying £19/month again - they
    also said I should swap to PAYG before cancelling and then I can port
    the number over - they even sent me the PAC number via text (which I
    hadn't requested yet).

    I will call them back next month and tell them I will switch network to
    get the phone and see if they offer me a better deal. Seems that they
    are more willing to deal by offering reduced tariffs rather than handsets.

    > What I'd call extortion, or worse, is mal's suggestion of insurance
    > fraud. Completely illegal and if detected
    > (admitting/suggesting/agreeing in a public forum isn't wise), liable to
    > cause untold problems getting any kind of insurance in the future.


    Yep agree with that - my understanding is that you can only get the
    insurance within 14 days of getting the new phone - and it is qy=uite
    pricey anyway,

    Thanks for the comments

    John



  9. #9
    Taylor
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    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?

    "Jon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    >> John, just say that if you went to another network you could get it for
    >> free.

    >
    > He's in contract. This extortion is not an option.


    Well read Jon...

    Not much chance of getting the phone cheaper then I suppose.





  10. #10
    rivenglo
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    Re: Cheapest way to get a Samsung D600?


    "mal" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Do what everyone else does by insuring and saying it was stolen. That
    > seems a popular route to a cheap upgrade. Just like the camera that
    > always got stolen on every holiday.



    I see why you call yourself "mal"





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