O2 4G pricing starts at £26PM: modest allowance, focus on exclusive content

O2 4G pricing starts at £26PM: modest allowance, focus on exclusive contentO2’s 4G pricing has been revealed, and – surprise, surprise – it starts at £26 per month, same as Vodafone. Anyone else think they’re missing a trick by not making it £25?

That monthly £26 gets you 1GB data, as well as unlimited minutes and texts, which isn’t overly impressive on the face of it, but Big Blue hopes to woo customers with loads of exclusive O2 4G content.

That O2 4G allowance is identical to that of EE’s £26PM SIM only offer, though it features just half the data of Vodafone’s £26PM tariff, which includes a meaty 2GB of data.

Furthermore, Vodafone’s 4G data will be unlimited for the first three months, which immediately puts O2 4G on the back foot.

However, O2 has a lengthy list of exclusive content for those signing up to 4G, starting with 12 months’ free access to O2 4G Tracks, which features the Official UK Top 40, alongside handpicked playlists and videos.

If sport is more your thing, there’s O2 Priority Sports, with “sporting heroes” offering advice on training and nutrition and stuff.

As for gaming, O2 has signed an exclusive deal with Gameloft allowing customers to play multiplayer games such as Asphalt 8: Airborne, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour and Zombiewood without eating into their O2 4G allowance.

Other O2 4G incentives include a 90-day happiness guarantee, and access to 9,000 O2 Wi-Fi hotspots.

O2 4G launches on August 29, which just happens to be the same day as Vodafone.

For more specifics on O2 4G pricing, hit up the O2 newsroom.

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Stelph  Aug. 15, 2013 at 12:46

Although I appreciate the issues that were caused back when the mobile networks were offering unlimited data (and it still annoys me they are allowed to announce "unlimited" but throttle what you get if you take too much), I had thought one advantage of the 4G network was that it wouldnt have the same issues as 3G with the number of people using the data network at the same time.

Also in this day and age anything under 3GB is a real joke, especially for 4G which is supposed to be stupidly quick, I think most would prefer to stick with the 3G networks for as long as they have lower prices and higher amounts of data

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 15, 2013 at 16:03

Overpriced crap, just like EE's 4G service, no doubt Vodafone's will be equally extortionate too. Looks like Three are the last hope for people wanting cheap 4G here in the UK. Saying that, there don't seem to be many people in the UK who are bothered about 4G anyway...

bigdarlodave  Aug. 16, 2013 at 09:28

Overpriced crap, just like EE's 4G service, no doubt Vodafone's will be equally extortionate too. Looks like Three are the last hope for people wanting cheap 4G here in the UK. Saying that, there don't seem to be many people in the UK who are bothered about 4G anyway...

It reminds me of the time everyone said EE was expensive ans could not wait until the other networks brought their pricing out for 4g, their is now only 3 to release their pricing and availability, I appreciate they say it will be free, however as they are piggy backing EE I feel the pricing will be similar to what we are seeing now.......

bigdarlodave  Aug. 16, 2013 at 09:30

What makes me laugh is the roll out of the service, we are not that big of a country and as full 4g roll out of EE's 4g will not be until q4 2014 how long will it be before the whole country has access to 4g from a choice of suppliers.......

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 16, 2013 at 12:29

however as they are piggy backing EE
They're not? They purchased spectrum in the 4G auction and separate from that, OFCOM forced EE to hand some of their existing spectrum over to Three, making it Three's not EE's.

bigdarlodave  Aug. 16, 2013 at 12:34

My apologies, I believe that the 4g that 3 will roll out was bought from EE and they stipulated to 3 that they can not launch 4g until later this year as part of the agreement.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 16, 2013 at 13:07

My apologies, I believe that the 4g that 3 will roll out was bought from EE and they stipulated to 3 that they can not launch 4g until later this year as part of the agreement.
Yeah, it's something along those lines, but all of 3's eventual 4G spectrum will belong to them, not be borrowed from any other network.

Kev`  Aug. 16, 2013 at 13:51

I'd rather stick with my unlimited 'ultrafast' plan on 3. At least I won't be throttled, and 7-20meg downstream is enough for me.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 16, 2013 at 17:01

I'd rather stick with my unlimited 'ultrafast' plan on 3. At least I won't be throttled, and 7-20meg downstream is enough for me.
I couldn't agree more. Why the hell anyone signs up for these 4G plans is beyond me.

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