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O2: “2 years is too long to wait for a new phone”

Saw this on the underground today. It is a rather compelling offering from O2 — if you’ve selected the right contract options (notably O2 Refresh in this context). Does this mean that of you’re one of the millions of O2 contract customers currently serving out a 24-month agreement, you can simply pay off the cost […]

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Should the UK move to make handsets unlocked — like Chile has done?

The one key benefit of handset subsidies is that it does make the decision a lot easier or cheaper than it would otherwise ordinarily be. I’m certain that — from one point of view — handset subsidy has been highly beneficial to the evolution of the wireless industry in the UK. However — and it’s […]

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Orange now paying 10% lifetime commission on contracts

Last week Orange UK announced that it’s restructuring the manner in which it compensates its channel partners (i.e. your local mobile phone store, Carphone Warehouse, that sort of thing). Previously and like most network operators, Orange provided a bounty to the shop based on the contract value that they’d setup. So you’d get more money […]