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This article was published on August 14, 2013

    O2 details the cost of 4G tariffs in the UK, handset-inclusive deals to start from £32

    O2 details the cost of 4G tariffs in the UK, handset-inclusive deals to start from £32
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    O2 has finally revealed the cost of its 4G tariffs ahead of the service being switched on at the end of August.

    The UK operator confirmed the pricing on Wednesday, revealing that SIM-only tariffs will start from £26 per month, while deals that include a 4G handset will start from £32 per month. SIM-only deals start at £26 for 1GB of data and go up to £36 a month for 5GB of data, with additional bolt-ons costing £6 for 500MB and £10 for 1GB of extra data.

    Unlike other UK networks, O2 has decoupled the price of handsets from the price for service, meaning that once the handset cost has been paid off the monthly payment amount falls to just cover the service.  O2 said:

    “Customers who also want to choose a new device have a range of options through O2 Refresh, which uniquely gives O2 customers the flexibility to get the latest device whenever they want. Airtime plans for O2 Refresh start from £22 a month for 1GB of data, and go up to £37 for 8GB. Customers have the flexibility to choose a 4G device at a price per month that suits them. The monthly device payment will range from £10 to £25, dependent on how a customer chooses to pay for one of over 10 4G-ready devices in O2’s range.”

    In order to entice customers to choose O2 over other UK 4G offerings, the company is also bundling music, sport and gaming content to people that choose to sign up.

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