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What's the catch with this offer?

(24 Posts)
HughJarse Tue 24-May-05 16:53:37

Is there one? If there is I can't see it. Seems to good an opportunity to miss really.

Mobile Phone Offer

kama Tue 24-May-05 16:56:48

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northerner Tue 24-May-05 16:57:39

What an offer! I can't see a catch either.....

lou33 Tue 24-May-05 16:58:18

i know someone who has one of these, the deal is good but the phones are rubbish apparently

NotQuiteCockney Tue 24-May-05 17:01:34

I can't see the contract duration explicitly anywhere - is it twelve months?

The charges for minutes and texts above the contract number are a bit high, but not ludicrously so, I don't think.

Looks like a good deal.

rickman Tue 24-May-05 17:01:53

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lou33 Tue 24-May-05 17:01:53

or did they say network coverage?

lou33 Tue 24-May-05 17:02:22

i think it's 12m and it goes right up afterwards

starlover Tue 24-May-05 17:03:35

i would research the website too,....

TracyK Tue 24-May-05 17:06:58

the £1.99 has an asterisk next to it - but can't find the explanation of it anywhere.

NotQuiteCockney Tue 24-May-05 17:14:58

The network is 3. I don't know what their coverage is, I do think they're a bit desperate to get market share.

I assume that at the end of 12 months, you can move to another provider/contract? Checking would be wise, though.

giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 17:16:50

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Flum Tue 24-May-05 17:18:02

mmm gotta be a catch. I'm on three their ok but pay £30 per month for 500 minutes and no texts!

giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 17:19:41

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giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 17:21:30

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giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 17:23:41

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Titania Tue 24-May-05 17:28:07

hmm.......think i will ring them to find out.......

Kelly1978 Tue 24-May-05 17:28:17

They are both pretty cheap phones, and the line rental is low for 12 months then goes up after the offer period, to £30 for 18 mnths. Plus, they usually work as cashback - u have to pay up front then send off ur bills for cashback. I've got a similar deal with a better phone.

Kelly1978 Tue 24-May-05 17:29:21

soz, meant £30 for 6 mnths - totalling 18mnths. That's how mine works anyway.

TracyK Tue 24-May-05 17:30:29

the line £1.99 is only for 10 months only

giraffeski Tue 24-May-05 17:34:36

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Titania Tue 24-May-05 17:35:53

ok i rang them......there is kind of a have to pay £15 a month line rental for 3 months then £30 for the next 9. At months 3, 6, 9, and 12, you get a cheque back for the line rental, so you have to send in all your bills etc. So it is a cath in a way as you have to fork out for it to start with but then get your money back afterwards. So there you go!!

Flum Wed 25-May-05 12:01:55

ie you pay it. and they bank on it being such a hassle to claim the money back that you don't get around to it. I suppose.

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