why buy when you can rent

jerryq7777

Well-known Member
Seems like a great deal......for O2 :eek:
 

white91

Active Member
Leasing costs £55 p/m for 750 mins, UL texts and 500 data.

For approx £62.80 on standard contract you get 900 mins, UL texts and 500 data, which means an extra £93.99 over 12 months and the phone is YOURS to keep.

Unless you cannot afford £189.99 up front, how is leasing a good deal?
 

Chox1988

Distinguished Member
It includes insurance and they upgrade it to the latest handset as and when it comes out so not as bad as it may seem, bet you could nigh on break it and they'd just replace it like that. It might not be great but its no worse than people trying to get an iphone or ipad etc on apple finance and people seem to be jumping on that
 

gkpm

Well-known Member
It includes insurance and they upgrade it to the latest handset as and when it comes out so not as bad as it may seem, bet you could nigh on break it and they'd just replace it like that. It might not be great but its no worse than people trying to get an iphone or ipad etc on apple finance and people seem to be jumping on that

But it's worse, isn't it? You don't get to keep anything in this case, so 0% finance would be miles better - for personal use.

This is probably a service meant for companies, and as you say the insurance should be better than the cheaper ones on the market. Not sure how it's now, but O2 insurance did next day replacement and even shipped handsets abroad if you lost them while out of the UK.

There's also accounting/tax advantages for companies since the whole amount becomes a business expense, no need to mess with capital assets of phones.
 

Desmo

Distinguished Member
No different to how most people buy new cars these days so it may well work with phones. Especially for those who "need" the latest.
 

dc8900

Distinguished Member
This is probably a service meant for companies, and as you say the insurance should be better than the cheaper ones on the market. Not sure how it's now, but O2 insurance did next day replacement and even shipped handsets abroad if you lost them while out of the UK.

There's also accounting/tax advantages for companies since the whole amount becomes a business expense, no need to mess with capital assets of phones.

+1,

I have a strong sense that is quite clearly not aimed at your average 'retail' consumer and is pretty much for business.
 

RobM

Distinguished Member
+1,

I have a strong sense that is quite clearly not aimed at your average 'retail' consumer and is pretty much for business.

Your Spider senses are right, this is not a consumer option, this is aimed at small businesses.

Oh, it's also not going to be exclusive to the iPhone 4S as some websites would have you believe, that's just the launch handset.
 

dc8900

Distinguished Member
Your Spider senses are right, this is not a consumer option, this is aimed at small businesses.

that's a relief, I was getting ready to re-calibrate it ;)

Oh, it's also not going to be exclusive to the iPhone 4S as some websites would have you believe, that's just the launch handset.

ah that makes sense, that Register article unhelpfully didn't appear to link to the source
 

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