Phones4U hope you'll JUMP around in excitement at their new upgrade ploy

10 February 2012

Phones4u_logo If waiting two whole years between getting a new mobile handset is driving you spare, your fears and anguishes could soon be at an end. That’s because Phones4U are looking to make the dreaded 24-month contract a thing of the past, and allow punters to get new handsets much sooner.

They’ve launched a new service called JUMP, which stands for Just Upgrade My Phone and Phones4U say that it will allow handset updates every six months or so. How will it work? Well, apparently it splits your bill into part phone service and part ‘JUMP service agreement’ with the former portion going to the carrier and the latter portion going to Phones4U. After about six months or so, customers can opt to upgrade their handsets while trading in their current device in the process. The remainder of the JUMP balance being paid on is then offset against the price of the trade-in device, then the cost of the new device is added to your JUMP balance.

All of which means that you’ll be able to upgrade your phone sooner but your monthly fee will be higher than if you’d stuck with the same handset for the duration of the contract. It’ll be down to you, the canny consumer to decide if you want to fork out more each month in exchange for a snazzier handset as and when it’s released.

The JUMP service is available in Phones4U stores now (with online offering to follow), and we’re sure their pin-sharp staff will be fully briefed and ready to answer all of your questions about the whole thing. GO!

TOPICS:   Mobile


  • Richard
    You could undoubtedly do exactly the same thing by buying a new PAYG phone every 6 months and selling your old one on ebay then sticking your contract sim in your new phone. Phones4U will, i'm sure, give you a horrific price for you trade in, making this whole endeavor pointless.
  • M4RKM
    This has been around for ages. 6 months at least. They were advertising it in Leeds over the summer.
  • Simon
    Nasty place to have to get your phone from though Very pushy people, would never set foot in there again
  • Alan
    I couldn't give a toss about getting a new phone every 6 or 12 months, it takes me that long to set it up how I like it anyway. What I don't like is signing up for a 24 month contract and the shysters that decide they can change contract terms and pricing when they feel like it
  • Mr S.
    You could openly wank and wield a knife and a Phones4U sales-chimp would still approach you.
  • Frank P.
    @ Mr Spoon Your right, I did that today and I was still approached by a chimp. When I mentioned the possibility of being interested in a i-cunt contract they grabbed my wanger and finished me off.
  • Mr S.
    Sounds about right Mr Ponch, sign up now for the new text, blabber, wank 'n' shank 48month deal and get the latest budget samdung phone! Oooooh! Now available with cashback. Or should that be splashback?.. In your face Billy Boy!!! Yeargh!

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