More data for existing customers, and some 3G contract subscribers can transition to 4G at no extra cost

With competition in the UK 4G LTE marketplace heating up, network operator O2 has refreshed a couple of its contract price plans to tempt festive buyers. The main effect of the change is that O2's 4G LTE network just got a bit less expensive. 4G price plans now start at £17 per month on O2 Refresh, rising to £22 or £27 per month for 5GB or 8GB respectively — though as this is a "Refresh" tariff you'll pay a monthly fee of between £5 and £15 for your handset on top of this.

For customers wanting a 12-month SIM-only plan on O2 Simplicity, 4G prices start at £21 per month for 1GB, £26 for 5GB and £31 for 8GB. All O2's 4G plans come with unlimited texts and data, and the carrier also offers 3G-only Simplicity deals with unlimited texts — between 100 and 750MB for £8-16.

In addition, existing O2 4G customers will see an increase in their data limits, and existing 3G contract customers on at least a 1GB plan can transition over to 4G provided they have a compatible handset. Folks upgrading to 4G can also save 25 percent on outstanding line rental when they upgrade to a LTE-capable smartphone.

Source: Engadget; More: O2 4G


Reader comments

O2 revamps 'Simplicity' and 'Refresh' plans - 4G now starts at £17 per month


I don't get the all the plans have unlimited data but there are data tiers..

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I have a request Alex. Can you do conversions on these things when you write them up? It might be helpful to some to see the usd translation.

Or maybe just me...

My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

The currency fluctuations quickly ruin accurate conversions,but at the moment its about one and a half US dollars to the pound.
Xe dot com have up to date conversion values

Still far too expensive for a SIM only plan. They need to pitch 2GB data at around £15 to attract customers who are generally content with their 3G data speeds.

Don't even get O2 3g where I am so 4g is irrelevant. Unlimited everything for 15 quid a month on virgin will do me just fine.

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still expensive for sim only contract I am on 3 and I pay £15 for the one plan and when 4G comes I'll still pay the same with all you can eat 4G data if those other networks don't follow 3 what's the point me moving to them

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Totally agree and I'm on the same plan with that sim in my Nexus 5 already, just waiting for it to roll out properly now =]

With vodafone SIM-only my monthly is GBP 8.50, giving unlimited SMS, six hundred mins voice, and 750 MB data, so for double that would expect two GB ish.

Sheesh, the spam filters on this site make it impossible to discuss pricing plans.