The Google Nexus 4, the successor of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will be coming to O2 on the 13th of November. However, we question paying £36 a month for two years just to get it for free. The SIM-free version is available from Google Play for only £240.
On O2’s website, customers couldn’t help but express their disbelief at the Nexus 4’s monthly contract. The network operator tried desperately to quell the rants, but failed miserably.
Jordan Khoviteri-Zadeh says, “Considering this phone is less than £300 to buy off contract from Google Play… I don’t actually understand why you’d bother doing this.”
O2 replies, “Hi Jordan – buying it from us means you get all the benefits of being on O2 like Priority Moments, Priority Tickets and so on, not to mention our tariffs with unlimited minutes and texts. Oh and the free TV ”
Joe Pineapple Simpson replies to O2’s comment by saying, “With O2 Pay&Go you get those benefits. Sorry O2, keep up.”
O2 replies, “Joe Pineapple Simpson If you’d like to join us on O2 Pay & Go that’s great too ”
Replying to O2, David Thornton says, “O2 Priority Moments, Priority Tickets are not for everyone, in fact most of these are in big cities. £36 pm is for a £500 phone not a £279 phone, adding the change to win a TV is no real incentive. Bring the price down to £26 or so, then you would have a queue at the door. Sorry but I’ll buy from Google and stick a GiffGaff in.”
Joe Pineapple Simpson says, “O2 please make value-for-money tariffs. £36+ is stupid.”
O2 replies, “Hi Joe – Nexus 4 will be available on a range of tariffs, it’s just free on the £36 a month one which is why we’ve mentioned it. You’ll be able to see the full range (and our Pay & Go pricing) when it goes on sale.”
Joe Pineapple Simpson responds by saying, “I’m buying it from Google Play.”
As you can see, people aren’t at all happy with the contract deal O2 is offering. How about you? Will you be signing up for a two-year £36-a-month contract to get the Google Nexus 4 for free, or would you rather get it SIM-free at £240 from Google Play? Let us know through a comment on our Facebook page.