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O2's new flexible tariffs let you chop and change your monthly payments

O2's new flexible tariffs let you chop and change your monthly payments

By Max Langridge

O2 has announced it will be introduce a new series of Flexible Tariffs from tomorrow, 27 October, which coincidentally coincides with pre-orders for the iPhone X going live. O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here's how to use it Customers on a Flexible... Read more

O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here’s how to use it

O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here’s how to use it

By Max Langridge

Mobile operator O2 is the latest UK network to offer 4G and Wi-Fi calling for its customers. The new service replaces the TU Go app, and means O2 customers with a compatible phone - for now just an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus - can make and receive calls... Read more

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens

By Elyse Betters

O2 has launched car insurance that includes a black box system.O2 is now the first mobile operator in the UK to offer a car insurance service. It is called O2 Drive and applies to new and existing O2 customers. Features include discounted car servicing... Read more

O2 Wifi Extra gives you the strongest connection wherever you go, without having to sign in

O2 Wifi Extra gives you the strongest connection wherever you go, without having to sign in

By Rik Henderson

No sooner had EE announced an incentive for its customers than O2 follows with its own. O2 customers can now access free Wi-Fi throughout the UK without even having to sign in ever.O2 Wifi Extra is the evolution of the network's free Wi-Fi service, which... Read more

It's official: Telefonica will sell O2 to Three UK's owner for £10.25 billion

It's official: Telefonica will sell O2 to Three UK's owner for £10.25 billion

By Elyse Betters

The mobile network space in Britain is about to drastically change, with four of the major networks soon going down to three.Telefonica has announced it will sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa, which also owns Three UK, for £10.25 billion. The deal means Hutchison... Read more

O2's Refresh tariff kicks off preorders for new Samsung flagships, and the Edge is £100 upfront

O2's Refresh tariff kicks off preorders for new Samsung flagships, and the Edge is £100 upfront

By Elyse Betters

You can now pre-order Samsung latest flagship smartphones from O2, and you'll even get a free FitBit Charge with your purchase.Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones can be bought online or over the phone under O2's Refresh tariff, which allows... Read more

Rugby fan? This phone is made of grass from the Twickenham Stadium

Rugby fan? This phone is made of grass from the Twickenham Stadium

By Luke Edwards

The Six Nations Rugby tournament is as good a time as any to unveil the world's first smartphone made from grass and recycled phone parts.The grass handset uses cuttings from England's rugby home ground, Twickenham Stadium. It was created by O2 Recycle... Read more

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

By Rik Henderson

Around one-and-a-half million customers on O2's O2 Refresh tariff will have their bills drop by an average of £18 a month each as the network celebrates its second anniversary of the price plan by slashing fees.The customers who will be affected are... Read more

Is a tycoon about to drop £9 billion to buy O2 and merge it with Three?

Is a tycoon about to drop £9 billion to buy O2 and merge it with Three?

By Luke Edwards

Mobile network operator O2 is reportedly in talks with one of Asia's richest men who may buy it for £9 billion.O2 is Britain's second largest mobile operator as well as sponsor of the England rugby team. This deal would unite O2 and Three according to... Read more

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

By Chris Hall

Amazon.co.uk will now sell you a mobile phone contract, meaning you can buy not only the hardware, but the tariff to go with it.Amazon has been selling smartphones for a long time, offering devices like the Moto G as a retail partner for Motorola before... Read more

O2 Refresh offers next day delivery on handsets ordered before 10pm

O2 Refresh offers next day delivery on handsets ordered before 10pm

By Chris Hall

O2 recently sweetened the deal a little on its O2 Refresh plans, now offering free next day delivery on your shiny new smartphone. Not only will it deliver next day, but you can order up to 10pm.That means you can stumble home from drinks after work,... Read more

O2 Gurus confirmed for Pocket-lint Tech Tavern, ready to solve your gadget problems

O2 Gurus confirmed for Pocket-lint Tech Tavern, ready to solve your gadget problems

By Stuart Miles

The music you are hearing in your head right now should be the theme tune from The A-Team, because if you've got a problem with your tech, then you should come down to the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern with O2 during London Technology Week (16-20 June) to get... Read more

Get your Monday lunch pizza, baguette and more for £1 with O2

Get your Monday lunch pizza, baguette and more for £1 with O2

By Luke Edwards

In an attempt to brighten up Mondays O2 is offering deals from 19 May on lunch. O2 customers will be treated to a £1 lunch every Monday if they're using the O2 Priority Moments app.The deals, which work between 11am and 3pm will be available at Domino's... Read more

O2 customers can now use Twitter to find out account information with #TweetServe scheme

O2 customers can now use Twitter to find out account information with #TweetServe scheme

By Rik Henderson

Customers of O2 can find out their account information and other details without having to contact customer services, thanks to a Twitter initiative launched by the company. Called #TweetServe, the program allows them to tweet @O2 using specific keywords... Read more

O2 streamlines 4G tariffs, offers 1GB of data for just £17 a month

O2 streamlines 4G tariffs, offers 1GB of data for just £17 a month

By Rik Henderson

O2 has launched a new series of price plans for 4G that make the high-speed data service more accessible to those on a budget.Now starting at £17 a month for a 24-month Refresh Airtime tariff or £21 a month for a 12-month SIM-only plan - called Simplicity... Read more

Get 25 per cent off buying out your O2 contract and upgrade phones with Speed to Refresh

Get 25 per cent off buying out your O2 contract and upgrade phones with Speed to Refresh

By Luke Edwards

O2 already offers a Refresh contract that allows you to upgrade your handset whenever you feel like it. Now it’s extending that to other O2 users with Speed to Refresh.Not only does Speed to Refresh allow current customers to change their deal to the... Read more

Argos signs with O2 to offer shoppers free Wi-Fi in all stores

Argos signs with O2 to offer shoppers free Wi-Fi in all stores

By Rik Henderson

On the build-up to an expected busy Christmas period for the chain, Argos has installed free high-speed O2 Wi-Fi in all its 735 stores across the UK and Ireland. Customers will be able to use the internet on their smartphones or other mobile devices at... Read more

O2 launches PAYG 4G bundle for £15, Tablets and laptops service coming in November

O2 launches PAYG 4G bundle for £15, Tablets and laptops service coming in November

By Rik Henderson

O2 has launched a pay-as-you-go 4G price plan that offers customers a way to hop on to the faster speed bandwagon, but without a monthly contract.Like EE before it, the network will offer the new tariff with a range of 4G handsets, with the Nokia Lumia... Read more

O2 customers get free Evernote Premium for a year

O2 customers get free Evernote Premium for a year

By Rik Henderson

O2 has partnered with Evernote to provide the Premium version of the service to all O2 users free of charge for a year. From today, all O2 business, mobile broadband, pay monthly and Pay & Go customers can access the enhanced service after signing up... Read more

Want to win an 18 carat gold HTC One worth £2000? Just enter O2's MOBO Awards contest

Want to win an 18 carat gold HTC One worth £2000? Just enter O2's MOBO Awards contest

By Elyse Betters

O2 has revealed it will give an 18 carat gold HTC One to one random (and lucky) customer who buys a HTC One from an O2 store anytime from today until 20 October. The unique prize is worth more than £2,000.Dubbed the most exclusive and expensive smartphone... Read more

O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection

O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection

By Jake Smith

Those in the UK who use O2 as their mobile carrier may be having trouble connecting.O2 confirmed on its website there is an outage with parts of its network, after many angry customers and Pocket-lint readers began to complain about not being able to... Read more

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C now work with O2 4G service

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C now work with O2 4G service

By Rik Henderson

Although O2 has been ranging both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets since launch, neither has been compatible with the network's 4G service.At the time, O2 said that an update would be necessary to ensure compatibility. "iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are... Read more

O2: No iPhone 5S stock on launch day, customers may have to wait until November

O2: No iPhone 5S stock on launch day, customers may have to wait until November

By Elyse Betters

Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are set to release tomorrow, though it appears O2 in the UK won't have any iPhone 5S smartphones to dole out in stores on launch day (update below).The company tweeted on Thursday - just one day before the iPhone 5S is... Read more

O2 prices iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but 4G looks to be delayed

O2 prices iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but 4G looks to be delayed

By Elyse Betters

O2 has announced that it will offer Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on O2 Refresh tariffs in the UK - but had to admit that customers who buy the iPhone on the network aren't going to get 4G from day one.Both devices will use O2’s new 4G network in... Read more

O2 4G tariffs detailed: SIM only from £26, 4G Airtime from £22 a month

O2 4G tariffs detailed: SIM only from £26, 4G Airtime from £22 a month

By Chris Hall

O2 has detailed the 4G plans that will be available to customers when the new network goes live on 29 August 2013.The 4G tariffs on O2 will start at £26 a month (SIM only) and all will come with unlimited talk time and text messages.The SIM-only packages... Read more

O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August

O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August

By Stuart Miles

O2 is to offer 4G in the UK from 29 August, the company has confirmed, as it looks to claw back lost ground on EE and get ahead of Vodafone’s launch plan announcement due next week.Launching initially in three cities - London, Leeds and Bradford - the... Read more

O2 Germany leak reveals HTC One Mini and One Max - and Nokia Eros and Mars

O2 Germany leak reveals HTC One Mini and One Max - and Nokia Eros and Mars

By Elyse Betters

An internal roadmap from service provider O2 Germany was leaked on Wednesday, shedding light on four separate devices from HTC and Nokia. The O2 Germany document revealed a silver HTC One Max and an HTC One Mini in both silver and black. The document... Read more

O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles

O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles

By Hunter Skipworth

O2 has collaborated with artist Sean Miles to create a set of what it calls Talk to the Hand gloves produced entirely from recycled mobile phone parts. The project put together by Sean Miles uses old Pineider and Miu Miu gloves and old O2 recycled handsets... Read more

O2 ending partnership with BT Openzone, say goodbye to free BT Wi-Fi

O2 ending partnership with BT Openzone, say goodbye to free BT Wi-Fi

By Hunter Skipworth

O2's long-standing deal with BT Wi-Fi is to come to an end. The network has traditionally included access to BT's 4,200 premium managed Wi-Fi hotspots dotted about the country with most of its mobile phone deals.The network will lose the BT Wi-Fi access... Read more

O2 Refresh tariff unveiled, allows you to get a new phone anytime during your airtime contract

O2 Refresh tariff unveiled, allows you to get a new phone anytime during your airtime contract

By Rik Henderson

O2 has announced a new mobile phone price plan that suits those who constantly upgrade their handsets for the latest model. Called O2 Refresh, it comprises two separate plans: one for airtime that covers minutes, texts, data, etc, and one for the smartphone... Read more

O2 customers to get free Wi-Fi on London Underground too, signs deal with Virgin Media

O2 customers to get free Wi-Fi on London Underground too, signs deal with Virgin Media

By Rik Henderson

O2 is to join Vodafone and EE in offering free Wi-Fi on the London Tube network. It has signed a deal with Virgin Media that will allow its customers access to the underground Wi-Fi service at no cost from June.With Virgin Media adding a further 12 stations... Read more

O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too

O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too

By Rik Henderson

O2 has followed up on its early promise and brought its O2 Tracks application to Windows Phone. Available for free on the Windows Phone store now for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5, the app is powered by MusicQubed and offers all of the songs on... Read more

O2 TU Go app: Wi-Fi calls to any other phone on any other network

O2 TU Go app: Wi-Fi calls to any other phone on any other network

By Chris Hall

O2 has set up its own VoIP (Voice over IP) service, allowing customers to make calls via Wi-Fi from a range of supported devices.Called TU Go, the new VoIP service will let O2 pay monthly customers place calls over the internet from Apple, Android, and... Read more

O2 Tracks brings UK Top 40 singles chart to your phone

O2 Tracks brings UK Top 40 singles chart to your phone

By Hunter Skipworth

O2 Tracks is a new subscription service designed to bring the Top 40 chart to your phone. It works by syncing songs with your handset overnight, so you have the fresh weekly chart update to listen to whenever you want.It is powered by MusicQubed and offers... Read more

Brian Blessed could record your voicemail message thanks to O2

Brian Blessed could record your voicemail message thanks to O2

By Rik Henderson

O2 has signed actor Brian Blessed to offer an incentive to those looking to pick up one of the Windows Phone 8 phones from HTC.The first 100 customers to buy either a Windows Phone 8S by HTC or Windows Phone 8X by HTC from O2 this week and tweet @O2 with... Read more

O2 launches top 13 accessories for 2013 as recommended by Pocket-lint

O2 launches top 13 accessories for 2013 as recommended by Pocket-lint

By Stuart Miles

Pocket-lint has teamed up with O2 to produce a collection of the very best accessories available from O2.The collection - handpicked and recommended by us from the network's accessory offering - boasts gadgets, gloves and toys, through to some great... Read more

O2 and HTC sell four-in-every-five HTC One X+s charger free, in deliberate ploy to be more green

O2 and HTC sell four-in-every-five HTC One X+s charger free, in deliberate ploy to be more green

By Jake Smith

With the launch of the One X+, O2 and HTC tried a new approach of taking the charger out of the box and including only a USB-cable to promote environmental savings. Now both companies are back with word that the pilot programme was a success and that... Read more

NYE Text message usages increases over 2012, but costs some an estimated £19 million

NYE Text message usages increases over 2012, but costs some an estimated £19 million

By Stuart Miles

What's app, Skype, Facebook, and BBM might be doing their best to kill off the humble text message on our phones, but they haven't won the battle just yet - even though we still spend millions sending them.According to new figures released by O2, we sent... Read more

Free Wi-Fi in all Toni&Guy salons thanks to O2

Free Wi-Fi in all Toni&Guy salons thanks to O2

By Danny Brogan

Toni&Guy hair salons are now providing customers with free Wi-Fi, after partnering with O2. The service is available no matter what network you are signed up to. The partnership will enable any of Toni&Guy’s 1.5 million customers to get online, browse... Read more

O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed

O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed

By Danny Brogan

O2 has officially confirmed that the new Nexus 4 will be arriving exclusively to the network for a limited time only, as Pocket-lint reported earlier this week.Arriving in store on Tuesday 13 November, the handset - which is manufactured by LG and comes... Read more

O2 and HTC to sell phone without a charger, in deliberate ploy to be more green

O2 and HTC to sell phone without a charger, in deliberate ploy to be more green

By Danny Brogan

O2 and HTC will begin selling a new, as yet unannounced, phone before the end of the year without a charger in the box as part of a pilot scheme to reduce the number of “wasted” chargers in circulation.According to O2, 70 per cent of customers who... Read more

Extreme queuing: iPhone 5 available from... the top of The O2

Extreme queuing: iPhone 5 available from... the top of The O2

By Danny Brogan

Customers went to giddy new heights on the iPhone 5 launch day when a pop-up store selling the device was erected at the top of The O2.The “Pop Up at The O2” store sat on top the iconic landmark that overlooks London’s Canary Wharf and saw customers... Read more

O2: No Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sony Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo

O2: No Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sony Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo

By Danny Brogan

Bad news for Sony Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo users, with O2 announcing it is pulling the plug on the anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.O2 has taken to its blog to reveal the news, saying that after a series of tests the Ice... Read more

O2 to appeal against Ofcom's Everything Everywhere 4G decision

O2 to appeal against Ofcom's Everything Everywhere 4G decision

By Rik Henderson

O2 has announced its intention to appeal the decision by Ofcom to allow Everything Everywhere to launch 4G services on the existing 1800MHz spectrum band. The network, like Vodafone, believes that allowing its rival - the umbrella organisation in charge... Read more

 Thermal Targeted Proximity Messaging: The next big thing in advertising

Thermal Targeted Proximity Messaging: The next big thing in advertising

By Danny Brogan

Next time the sun is shining and you’ve logged on to one of O2’s free public Wi-Fi hotspots in central London don’t be surprised if you have the sudden urge to buy an ice cream.O2 has joined forces with Unilever to promote its Wall’s Ice Cream... Read more

O2 enters the MiFi market with PAYG Pocket Hotspot

O2 enters the MiFi market with PAYG Pocket Hotspot

By Danny Brogan

O2 has introduced a mobile Wi-Fi (MiFi) device that the operator says is small enough to fit into your pocket. The O2 Pay & Go Pocket Hotspot can provide a Wi-Fi connection anywhere you can get an O2 3G signal (cue jokes). Up to five devices can be connected... Read more