O2 Speed to Refresh reduces cost of paying off contract if you upgrade

O2 UK has announced a new promotion designed to tempt existing customers onto its O2 Refresh price plans, which decouple the cost of customers' phones from their monthly service payment. Dubbed O2 Speed to Refresh, the new deal gives existing customers 25 percent off the cost of buying out the remainder of their contract if they upgrade to an O2 Refresh plan.

O2 Refresh is part of a growing trend which has seen some operators offering a clear distinction between the price of cellular service and the cost of payments towards the value of handsets. The plans mean customers' monthly bills are reduced after they've finished paying off their phone, and they can pay the full cost of the device up-front in exchange for lower monthly fees.

O2 Speed to Refresh is open to O2 Pay Monthly customers who have been with the carrier for at least three months.

Source: O2 (opens in new tab); More: O2 FAQs (opens in new tab)

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11 Comments
  • Beware if your running Kitkat on a Nexus 4 or 5 on the O2 network! The 2G option is not available Posted via Android Central App
  • Why is that a bad thing? ----------------------------------------------------
    So where is the competition for the Note 3? Oh right there isn't any...
  • Because O2-UK have little to no 4G, horrendous 3G, and OK 2G. I have a nexus 5 on o2 and it does work luckily but it doesn't like sticking on 2G Posted via Android Central App
  • Do you have the option to select 2G? Posted via Android Central App
  • When my 3G signal is very poor I could select the 2G option and the battery life would be better! Posted via Android Central App
  • For some reason when I reboot the phone neither the 3g or 4g are highlighted. That seems to work until I fiddle with it Posted via Android Central App
  • You can dial *#*#4636#*#* and change the phone options. Be careful though. There be dragons! Posted via Android Central App
  • There is also a App called Network that does this for you Posted via Android Central App
  • "lower mohthly fees." - small typo there.
  • This has been available for ages. At least 5-6 months Posted via Android Central App
  • Its been 25% off for a long time, well for me it has anyway