O2 Launches iPhone Simplicity Tariff

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  1. BlueHorizonUK macrumors member

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    Currently on O2 Simplicity and paying 20 per month (or slightly less as the VAT is 15%) and rang O2 today to move to Orange.

    They said would you like to move to the iPhone Simplicity tarrif, same price, minutes and text and includes internet, WiFi and VISUAL VOICEMAIL!!

    All on a rolling 30 day contract.

    Said sign me up and moving onto it at midnight.

    He said it is not advertised anywhere but if you call they will move you over.

    Thought you might all want to know.
     
  2. Pennine macrumors 6502

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    Wow that's great, my contract finishes Jan so I will be getting it
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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    There's a bit more about it on the O2 forums.

    The new tariff is called the "O2 Simplicity 20 for iPhone" and there's also a second tariff at £30 for 1200 minutes and 2400 texts, both on a 30 day rolling contract with unlimited internet, free cloud/openzone wifi and visual voicemail included.
     
  4. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Great to see these new tariffs coming through.

    Must be one of the world's lowest iPhone specialist tariff :D
     
  5. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Well let's face it, the original 18 month iPhone 3G contracts from launch day are due to expire on 11th January 2010, so you can see why they have done this.

    I suspect it's something to do with a mass exodus!
     
  6. Pennine macrumors 6502

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    So how do we get this Sim, online or over the phone?
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    Everyone over on the O2 and hotukdeals forums has done it over the phone. You don't need a new SIM if you are already on contract with O2, they will just change you over to the Simplicity tariff when your contract finishes.
     
  8. CBX macrumors regular

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    Just so I get this right, what exactly is the difference between this simplicity plan and the current £35 tariff?

    It sounds like nothing. If so why would anyone stay on the £35 tariff? Sounds a great deal considering how much you pay for the web bolt on etc.

    I wonder if ppl would get preferential treatment if they were on the std £35 tariff when the next iPhone rolls around...
     
  9. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    So you would pay £15 more per month to get preferential treatment? For what? O2 would love customers like you.... a marketing man's dream.

    In case you didn't get it, there is no point staying on the £35 tariff, that's just for people who can't be bothered to 'change'. Just like the banks have this monopoly when majority of customers don't shop around for an account.
     
  10. CBX macrumors regular

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    No I wouldnt pay £15 extra a month for preferential treatment. Read it again!! I said I "wonder if"... Ie if supply was short - give it to the "normal" contract users etc

    Read it again!! :rolleyes: I was CHECKING to make sure I hadnt missed anything or that people were not mentioning about some "small print" or other short coming of it!! :rolleyes:
     
  11. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Touchy touchy... calm down.
     
  12. CBX macrumors regular

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    ;)
     
  13. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I'm no fan of capitalism, but lower prices for a decent service like this is one of its strengths, in one of these rare situations with a genuinely competitive market.
     
  14. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Strange..i called them twice and each time none had any knowledge of an iPhone Simplicity...only the regular simplicity and normal iPhone tariffs

    *Shrug*
     
  15. WeegieMac Guest

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    A quick question.

    I'm on an iPhone 3G with O2 Unlimited, paying £15 per month for Unlimited O2 to O2 calls/texts, and I'm three months into my free web/wifi bolt on.

    Is there some form of credit check/contract to sign for the iPhone Simplicity tariff?
     
  16. jeremybassett macrumors newbie

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    Simplicity is a great tariff

    My wife is on this tariff with her 2G iPhone. If you "sign up" for 12 months, I think you get 800 minutes which is a great deal. I think you can back out giving one month's notice.

    I am surprised the other carriers have not offered a similar deal. I suppose the iPhone would have to be unlocked, which is a hassle and as far as I can gather, chargeable on an iPhone out of contract.

    If anyone knows a better deal please, let me know.

    Jeremy
     
  17. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

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    quidco
    give £100 cash back.
    for 12 month simplicty.

    so basically you get simplicity for £10 per month, on 12 month deal.

    sweeeet. :)

    when iphone official simplicity is buyable online, quidco maybe for that too.
     
  18. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    Umm... no. If you sign up for a 12 month contract, you can back out after 12 months. Whilst you get more minutes etc, you're locked in to a contract with o2 for another year. Seeming as its likely another iPhone will be released around June/July, its probably a good idea to go for the one month rolling contract which can be cancelled by giving just one month's notice.
     
  19. Pennine macrumors 6502

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    Me too, but they said ring back on the 17th Dec and they should be able to sort it
     
  20. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    Great tariff - it's just a shame my iPhone struggled to get a signal at my desk at work. I've moved to T-Mobile on a similar tariff but miss Visual Voicemail. Oh well - actually being able to have a conversation and use 3G for web is far more important!
     
  21. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    They needed to do this - I've just officially unlocked and gone Vodafone SIM-Only. £20/month buys me 600 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data. It also gives me something money can't buy: SOME FRICKIN' SIGNAL!

    The special iPhone Simplicity tariff will be a retentions tool. You're most likely to be offered it if you call up and threaten to leave. Getting switched to it otherwise might be tricky.
     
  22. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Will be switching to this when my 3g contract expires....in Feb I think.

    Can you keep the same number? Also are any of you bothering with insurance now?
     
  23. OllyW Moderator

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    You keep the same number and use the same SIM card, they just change your account to the new tariff.
     
  24. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Ok i just called cancellations and they've now moved me from the regular simplicity to the iPhone one. It will take place on my next billing date (30th Dec). It seems only cancellations are aware of its existence as all other departments were clueless when asked

    So i get 200 more texts
    Free WiFi
    Visual Voicemail

    all for the same price...not bad.
     
  25. sdm1985 macrumors 6502

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    Did you have an official iPhone o2 tariff before? I cannot get visual voicemail to work! My phone was purchased on PAYG but now on iPhone Simplicity 30.

    Anyone else got VV to work but never had an official iPhone o2 tariff?

    Thanks
     

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