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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?

Ouch, I just saw the price as well... Was hoping for a good deal on refresh but will get it from somewhere else instead.  Even other high street stores (John Lewis, CPW) are selling this phone for 100 less than O2. Smiley Sad

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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?


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Ouch, I just saw the price as well... Was hoping for a good deal on refresh but will get it from somewhere else instead.  Even other high street stores (John Lewis, CPW) are selling this phone for 100 less than O2. Smiley Sad


Yes so we have heard. You dont get Refresh however.....so you have to go with the best deal for yourself..

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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?

The price will come down later but if you want the phone now then choose the best source for your needs.

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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?

There is no advantage to Refresh if you decide to go for a new handset. you have to start a brand new contract and pay off the remaining owed. If the handset is paid for you 2yr contract is over, so does not explain the premium price over the real value, £520 v's £420. If we wait surely everybody else who sells the 950 will price cut tpp !  Maybe O2 don't want the hassle of stocking handsets and intend making revenue from line rental. Why is there not a standard 24 month contract if thia is a reason for overhiking handset prices, or maybe nobody told O2 the handset was pricecut before it eventually rolled out. All in all totally confused.

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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?

When I changed to contract in January 2013 ...it was then a straightforward 24months. It was also a good deal as the phone I chose was part of a sale promotion. However I do now prefer to buy the the phone outright (lucky enough I am able to do that I suppose)....and go sim free. ....Each to their own...Smiley Wink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?


@Pureview wrote:

There is no advantage to Refresh if you decide to go for a new handset. you have to start a brand new contract and pay off the remaining owed. 


The advantage is that you only have to pay off the handset and not the airtime.

Also you can sell or recycle the handset to offset some or all of the cost.

It does, however, only work if you change phones often, otherwise there's no real benefit.

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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?

Now sort of understand, but why not a regular 24 month contract instead of letting other parties take your customers. All are offering the 950 for less if you work out the end cost for a similar plan, EE, Voodoophone, not sure about Three but I seem to remember looking. I wish it was possible to buy outright but I am a low pay worker, so need to spread the cost.

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O2 rely on CPW to sell their non refresh contracts for them.
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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?

Thought as much to be fair but hoped Iwas just plain cynical. O2 get a turnover of overpriced handsets for the must have the latest, then offset the cost of remaining airtime by overcharging for the phone. Probablly get one via CPW and maybe a different operator as my coverage round here has sunk to an all time low, blaming 4G rollout and much tinkering with masts. Will stick a PAYG sim in and suck it and see.

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Re: 950 More expensive on o2 than to buy sim free from MS direct?

That's the best way but you can buy a 950 from giffgaff on the knock too, unlocked and sim free so you can use any sim https://www.giffgaff.com/microsoft/microsoft-lumia-950/phone-details
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