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Re: OnePlus 6T - Pre-order today on O2


@GaryH wrote:

Confused....

 

On the OnePlus website the prices are:

 

6GB/128GB   £499

8GB/128GB   £529

 

Yet on the O2 website, the standard price of the 6GB/128GB if you buy it on pay monthly is £535.  If you buy it PAYG its £499 .     Yet the interest rate on your payments is 0% - so why is it £36 more expensive if you buy the phone over pay monthly?


Because it's a credit agreement for Contract whereas you buy the phone outright for PAYG?

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Re: OnePlus 6T - Pre-order today on O2

Just had a long chat with someone from O2 on Live chat.   It does indeed cost £36 more if you buy it on contract with a 0% interest rate.  Which means, in effect, you are paying some form of interest as the price is higher to start with.  Bearing in mind its £535 for the 6Gb variant you can get the 8Gb one direct from OnePlus for £529.

Also, i was told the price is higher as on contract, you get extra "benefits" , such as, I and I quote....  "customer service".     Wow, didnt realise customer service was an extra "benefit" of going on a monthly contract!!  

Needless to say I didnt bother with the upgrade.  I'll see what other offers are around.

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Re: OnePlus 6T - Pre-order today on O2


@GaryH wrote:

Just had a long chat with someone from O2 on Live chat.   It does indeed cost £36 more if you buy it on contract with a 0% interest rate.  Which means, in effect, you are paying some form of interest as the price is higher to start with.  Bearing in mind its £535 for the 6Gb variant you can get the 8Gb one direct from OnePlus for £529.

Also, i was told the price is higher as on contract, you get extra "benefits" , such as, I and I quote....  "customer service".     Wow, didnt realise customer service was an extra "benefit" of going on a monthly contract!!  

Needless to say I didnt bother with the upgrade.  I'll see what other offers are around.


Completely agree.  The networks are just trying to make extra money.  Customer Service is not an extra charge, they are just making it up to justify it.

 

I was going to get the OnePlus 6 when my contract was due a few months back, but the contract prices for the OnePlus actually worked out more expensive than the price I've ended up paying for a Huawei P20 Pro on contract.  Same minutes/texts/data, yet the OnePlus contract was more expensive, despite the OnePlus being £300 odd more expensive to buy outright.

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Registered: ‎27-11-2013

Re: OnePlus 6T - Pre-order today on O2

Happy OnePlus 6T launch day, everyone! yahoo

If you've got (or getting) your new phone delivered today, let us know your first thoughts - and we do love an unbox photo or two as well. If you're still mulling over an upgrade, check out everything that makes the OnePlus great here.

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