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Posted by dizzybee
I'm currently on O2 simplicity and I get 600 mins + texts and unlimited texts as my bolt on. With vodafone, I can get the same, but with 500mb or something like that of interent. I have phoned O2 and they're not interested in matching this. They can give me 1400 texts but I want unlimited or 3000 or something like that.

I'm not sure what the signal with vodafone is like at 6th form and would need to buy a sim and check it out. Cant be arsed with moving though tbh. Is there anything I should say to O2?

Thanks
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Posted by Bonovox
Tell them if thats the way they treat customers then they will keep losing them. Thats disgusting. Why don't these networks ever try to match or even beat a rival network in a bid to keep customers? If thats the way they are treating existing customers then its not good. Just ask them for your pac code if they won't match it threaten to leave. What ever happened to some healthy competition.

Posted by lukechris
retentions *cough*

Posted by weirdwilli
I read somewhere that O2 stopped doing retentions deals? Maybe wrong though so it's worth giving them a call.
Managed to get a C905, 600 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited web for 20 a month (18m contract) around a year ago when I told them that 3 had offered me a similar deal

Posted by dizzybee
Well I shall buy a voda sim and see what the signal is like first and then try retentions

Posted by lukechris
Oki let us know what happens

Posted by Greggy
ive seen an add in the sun for 700mins 1400txts and unlimitd web on 20quid 12 month sim only deal. surely 1400txts is enuf for you?

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Posted by dizzybee
I just send texts without thinking, I'm apparently averaging 1100 a month so I may be sending 1500 one month and 800 the next. I think unlimited texts it's safer, or 3000, something like that. And also they should match the deal. But they're not interested. A few months ago I asked about a tocco ultra and the best they could do was 45 a month. Orange offered me 20 a month. Do they not look at the competition? Tbh, it's worth having a branded phone to get it so much cheaper than to bugger around with O2. You can always debrand anyway. If I could get a decent signal with orange where I lived I would move to them.

Posted by dizzybee
Got a voda sim. Parked outside 6th form as it's 2 mins drive from town. Full bars plus HSDPA. Better signal at my house than O2. Just one final check of 6th form on monday and then if the signal is good I will be moving to vodafone.

Posted by lukechris
Voda guarantee signal in your phone they will give you one of them boxes for free

Posted by Greggy
Guarantee your signal? What box? Explain please

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Posted by dizzybee
Yeahh, they charge 50 quid for that. No thank you. Should be free. Why should I have to pay to get a decent signal?

Posted by Bonovox
Its femtocells they use it gives you full 3G signal in your home by plugging it into your broadband connection. upto 4 people can connect at once in the house.

Posted by dizzybee
Should be free. So I guess I'll be moving to vodafone then once I've done a final signal check on Monday. Will be interesting to see if O2 will be interested in matching it when I ask for my PAC number. If they want to keep me as a customer then they'll have to offer me something better.

Posted by dizzybee
I get no 3G signal with voda at 6th form, however normal signal is fine. I get 3G signal with O2 at 6th form. Is there much of a difference between 2G and 3G? All I will be using it for is facebook really.

What should I say to O2? Do I just ask for my PAC number?

Thanks
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Posted by Mr Miyagi
dizzybee 3g is better because when it comes to surfing the internet etc you will get a faster speed than non 3g as in 2g.

Posted by Greggy
are o2 not that good at mathmatics. in there current add in the paper. it boasts "weev doubled the texts this month" (the offer quotd is 700mins 1400txts and unlimitd web) the previous deal was 600mins and 1200txts which theyve had for months. are they doing the supermarket con trick. they put a product up for just a day then next day they offer it half price. which is just slightly cheaper than the original price lol. how can they be allowed to get away with say offering the deal of 600mins and 700txts ?for a few days at end of december. then claiming theyve doubled the texts offering 1400. when theyve had 1200txts in the deal for ages?



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Posted by dizzybee
O2 need to look at what rival networks are offering and offer the same if they want new customers. And why do they give you double texts if you buy online?

Is there really much of a difference between 2G and 3G? Apparently for stuff like facebook you dont need 3G. And the samsung u600 has 2G right?

Thanks

Posted by lukechris
Sorry didn't realise they charged for it I got it for free lol. Sign up to a contract with them and ask them for one thats exactly what I did.

Posted by dizzybee
So you get a good signal in your house lukechris?

Posted by lukechris
With that yeah, before I just got GPRS. It really does work .
They'll give you one for free if you ask. Tell them what YOU want, don't let them tell you what THEY want, something I figured with voda.
If you want a Satio for 25 a month, for 18 months, with 800 mins, unlimited texts and unlimited internet, don't settle for less, its a script there for them to say no, but enough haggle and they do give in

Posted by dizzybee
Moved to vodafone. The best O2 could do was 1200 texts, 600 mins and internet for 20 a month. Now on 300 mins, unlimited texts for 15 a month.


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