8/27/2008 12:00:00 PM
O2 brings back subsidies on two of its top-end phones
O2 has returned subsidies on two of its top-end phones that were slashed earlier this month, but the operator has still frozen out the N95.
The Samsung Tocco and the Sony Ericcson C902 (pictured, above) were raised to £75-per-month tariffs at the beginning of August but have recently returned to £35.
The N95 – 4GB and 8GB – is only free on contracts of £75 per month, much to the frustration of Nokia, which will inevitably see sales on its flagship Nseries handset struggle as a result.
Mobile had learned that senior management at O2 had decided to try to lead the market by cutting handset subsidies in the hope that rival operators will follow suit.
However, other networks have not followed O2 in slashing subsidies; it is possible this is why O2 was forced to put two of its most popular phones back on the lower tariffs.