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Why are Orange and T-Mobile prices different?

Bit of a rhetorical question, but why are Orange and T-Mobile prices often different? Why would someone pay more to get, say, a T-Mobile phone on PAYG than Orange when it's all one network (i.e. Everything Everywhere)? Synergy required, methinks!

Most Useful Answer siadwel  Dec. 14, 2012 at 19:36

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 28, 2012 at 13:59

Because they're still run as different companies, for the most part. Anyway, making their pricing the same would lessen consumer choice and in-turn push prices upwards.

No-one (sensible) would pay more to get a T-Mob phone/plan than an Orange phone/plan, but one isn't always cheaper than the other, so it's not like one networks prices need to fall or one needs to be raised, they're each cheaper for different things, in my experience.

Pondlife  Aug. 28, 2012 at 14:15

Also if it's from a third party retailer they might be finding it more difficult to sell phones from one or the other, or just have more stock of some.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 28, 2012 at 14:16

Also if it's from a third party retailer they might be finding it more difficult to sell phones from one or the other, or just have more stock of some.
Good point, I'd overlooked 3rd party sales.

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 28, 2012 at 18:01

Germany vs. France - where does your heart lie :p

mrew42  Aug. 30, 2012 at 14:14

Germany vs. France - where does your heart lie :p

Err - Belgium?

CTPAHHIK  Aug. 30, 2012 at 15:43

Germany vs. France - where does your heart lie :p

Err - Belgium?


There is only chocolate there, did I miss something?

Pondlife  Aug. 30, 2012 at 15:48

Waffles? Poirot?

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 30, 2012 at 15:51

Germany vs. France - where does your heart lie :p

Err - Belgium?


There is only chocolate there, did I miss something?

Yes, you described it as "only chocolate", that's a crime in itself :p.

bibadum  Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:04

wasnt this about phones, not countries. the only guys who should realy coment on that are the soldiers who stand in front of enemy fire to defend them. can any man say diffrent

ipi  Dec. 14, 2012 at 11:12

orange wil say anything true or not to get you on a new contract. not my point of veiw its a fact. even if you have had a contract with them for 8 years like me. they offer you loyalty bonuss that dont come close to the new customer deals with tmobile. i just got off the phone with a orange rep and when i showed him the diffrence he said "it a no brainer" espeacialy as they use the same masts now and the same signal and thats from orange staff. orange need a spank so people give em one.

mrew42  Dec. 14, 2012 at 12:21

Find this with tmobile as a retention deal with 2 years custom
I found Orange reps to be informative helpful and honest. Just saying.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-galaxy-ace-2-18-months-10-50-200-mins-1500-text-500mb-orange-1406013

Pondlife  Dec. 14, 2012 at 13:29

wasnt this about phones, not countries. the only guys who should realy coment on that are the soldiers who stand in front of enemy fire to defend them. can any man say diffrent

Winner of most baffling post of the week goes to this.

(Probably only because Treab isn't here much anymore though)

siadwel  Dec. 14, 2012 at 19:36

siadwel  Dec. 14, 2012 at 19:38

Germany vs. France - where does your heart lie :p

Err - Belgium?


There is only chocolate there, did I miss something?



BEER. :D

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 14, 2012 at 22:36

Why is milk from "a" cheaper than from "b"? Or cornflakes or petrol, or talk?

Pondlife  Dec. 15, 2012 at 12:23

But a and b aren't usually companies both owned by c

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 15, 2012 at 21:11

Hahahaha they aren't? Dig, and 90% of your packaged groceries are actually controlled by 5 corporations. They even sue themselves :D

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