O2 customers will be able to get their hands on a 4G smartphone and 1GB of data for £32 per month, as the operator revealed its 4G pricing plans.
The operator will go live with its 4G service on 29 August, the same day as Vodafone. It is encouraging customers to sign up early, giving them extra data if they upgrade before 31 October. Airtime plans begin from £22 per month for 1GB, £27 per month for 5GB of data (3GB from November) and £32 per month for 8GB (5GB from November). Handset plans will range from £10 to £25, meaning the entry level monthly 4G plan will cost £32 per month and a high end handset with a meaty amount of data will cost £62 per month.
O2 is offering 4G customers gaming, sport and music content as part of their package with a free 12 month subscription to its O2 Tracks service, free and exclusive Priority Sports videos and exclusive games from Gameloft.
Consumers can sign up to Sim-only deals from £26 per month for 1GB of data and £36 per month for 5GB. If they exceed their limit, they can bolt-on 500MB for £6 or 1GB for £10.
O2 will stump up 25% of a customer's remaining contract in a bid to make them sign up for 4G. Customers can also get up to £300 off their remaining contract fee if they trade in their handset with O2 Recycle. Customers will have up to 90-days to roadtest 4G, with them able to go back to a 3G contract if they wish, with a bill credit of £15.
O2 said further details about prepay and mobile broadband will be revealed in the coming months. It also revealed its business plans this morning.
Author: Graeme Neill