Three UK have announced their off contract pricing for Google’s latest Nexus handset, yet whichever way you cut it, their deals are a rip off.
The Nexus 4 is a hugely sought after smartphone and across the world and in the UK currently 02 have an exclusive deal to carry the handset. In one month however this deal runs out, and as such Three UK have announced they will stock it, yet amazingly they have added a huge amount of pound coins on to the off contract price of the handset defying belief in the process.
If you so choose to try and shop for the smartphone off contract with Three, you’ll be shocked to hear that the UK network provider wants £399.99 from you, when the retail price for the handset from the Google Play store is just £239.99 for the 8GB version and £279.99 for the 16GB version respectively. Of course, Three will be looking to sell a lot more of the handsets on contract than off contract, yet for consumers not in the know the off contract pricing of the smartphone by Three is a rather extortionate tactic to cash in on the Nexus 4’s current status as being hard to get. Here is what Three is offering all in all for off contract customers:
The smartphone will be available on Pay As You Go for £399.99 plus a top up. The All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to All-You-Can-Eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers All-You-Can-Eat data, 500 minutes and 3,000 texts and for a 30-day period.
All of the above from Three is a sour deal whichever way you cut it. Consumers will be better off purchasing the Nexus 4 sim-free direct from Google when available and simply get a Giff-Gaff sim-card where for just £10 per month, you can grab 1GB of data to tweet and poke your mates until your heart is content.
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