02 Refresh will let you switch handsets mid-contract
Bored of your mobile phone? Want a new handset because your old one has jam on it? Want to be the coolest dude on the train?
Well, 02 is now offering the chance to change your handset during your fixed term contract. The plan is to separate handset costs from airtime prices on 2 year contracts, so you can pay as much (or, more likely) as little as you want when you choose your handset. And you can switch models – whenever you want – even if it’s just to match the colour of your phone to your pants.
The service, which will be launched next week, is called 02 Refresh, and it’s an attempt to give users a chance to get the latest technology and use 4G to its maximum potential.
T-Mobile is apparently launching a similar deal in the US, but at the moment it’s the only UK company to offer the service. Mind you, you can bet that others will be following suit faster than you can upload a nice video of Daschund puppies for a frail old lady.
So rather than feeling like technology is whizzing by you while you squint at your aged handset with a broken screen for two whole years, you can be ahead of the game. Not bad, eh?