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HTC Desire on o2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dibs, May 15, 2011.

  1. Dibs

    Dibs Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I see that o2 online have dropped the original Desire, in favour of the Desire S.

    My wife is due an upgrade in a couple of months, she wants a Desire (or S) and looking at the costs elsewhere, I'll get a much better upgrade deal on o2 if I can get hold of the older Desire.

    Does anyone know if o2 shops still have the original?

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  2. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    Get it from a 3rd party shop like CPW as you'll get an unbranded Desire as opposed to a branded one direct from o2
  3. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    But then he can't get an upgrade on his current in store O2 contract?
  4. mirrorimage

    mirrorimage Well-Known Member

    Yep. Some stores still have em.
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes you can. O2 pay cpw for renewals. How they see it, if you went to cpw, you could have left o2.
  6. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    Did not know that. That's surprisingly generous for a company.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Not really. It's business. Let's say I want a sensation at upgrade time and o2 don't have them yet.

    So I go to cpw to get an unbranded one. What's to stop me getting one on Vodafone? If I'm shopping around,I'm obviously looking for a deal.

    Cpw could fulfil that need and o2 have lost out. If I take a contract on Vodafone, I directly pay cpw.

    Or they can upgrade my existing o2 contract and give me a new handset.

    Cpw make money either way. O2 don't lose out, so they allow cpw to make money on the deal O2 don't have to outlay for the handset. A lot of a contract profit is made on the handset. No one really loses out

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