Carrier AUP vs O2 refresh

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by darthbane2k, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. darthbane2k macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to determine whether the apple upgrade programme would be a better option to purchase an iPhone 7 (say £38 a month for handset and £20 sim only deal) than to opt for O2s annual upgrade programme at £55 a month.

    Any UK folk in same dialemma, what have you decided?
     
  2. kjm18 macrumors 6502

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    I just upgraded with my O2 refresh contract as didn't want an extra bill to pay for a month on top of my contract.
     
  3. Kingofclouds macrumors member

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    Basically locked vs unlocked. I recently got an SE from O2 who refused to unlock it without settling the outstanding balance. Annoying as my primary use for the phone was as a second travelling phone to use on overseas networks. Go with Apple if you want more flexibility on carrier choice. Otherwise just stick with O2
     
  4. darthbane2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    According to this, unlocking is free

    http://www.o2.co.uk/help/phones-sim...ng-an-o2-mobile-to-use-on-a-different-network
     
  5. Kingofclouds macrumors member

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    Yes thats what i thought too....I used to unlock all my O2 phones immediately as I travel a lot and the convenience of local sims helped. I thought I could do the same with the SE upgrade I took in June and only after I upgraded did the kind customer service girl at O2 decide to tell me the the unlocking policy wasn't applicable to iPhone SE at this time. I checked in the local O2 store and they confirmed a change of policy because lots of people were taking upgrades, unlocking and cancelling direct debits and moving abroad. Sounds like bull to me but thats what they said. I would check with them their specific policy on iPhone 7 unlocking before you pull the trigger.
     
  6. darthbane2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bumping this thread as I'm still unsure about this
     

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