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Why are O2 Pay and go phones more expensive than anywhere else?

thehangryguy
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They are even more expensive than the manufacturers.

 

Example. Pixel 4a £279 every where else, iPhone SE £399 everywhere else.

 

Is there any particular reason for this?

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MI5
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Because they can.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
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madasaf1sh
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@thehangryguy 

 

Because they have made the business decision to charge more for handsets, the price set by the manufacturers is the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price), and if going PAYG you should 99% of the time buy sim free... 

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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