If you`re an O2 customer on a 36-month contract, you may be wondering when you can upgrade to a new phone or plan. It`s important to understand the terms of your contract and the options available to you.
First, let`s clarify what a 36-month contract means. This type of contract is a commitment to stay with O2 for three years, during which time you`ll be paying for your phone and plan on a monthly basis. Unlike shorter contracts, which typically include the cost of the phone in the monthly payment, a 36-month contract requires you to pay for the phone separately over the entire contract period.
So, when can you upgrade? Generally, you can upgrade your phone or plan with O2 once your current contract has ended. However, if you`re on a 36-month contract, you`ll need to wait until the end of the full three years before you can upgrade.
That said, there are some options to consider if you`re itching for a new phone or plan before your contract is up. One option is to buy out your contract early. This means paying off the remaining balance on your phone and plan in full, allowing you to switch to a new phone or plan immediately. Keep in mind that this can be costly, as you`ll need to pay the full price of your phone upfront rather than spreading it out over the 36 months.
Another option is to switch to O2 Refresh, which is a plan that separates the cost of your phone and plan. With O2 Refresh, you can upgrade your phone once you`ve paid off the balance of the phone, which could be earlier than the end of your 36-month contract. This also means that you can change your plan without upgrading your phone.
In conclusion, if you`re on an O2 36-month contract, you`ll need to wait until the end of the full three years before you can upgrade your phone or plan. However, there are options to consider if you want to upgrade sooner, such as buying out your contract early or switching to O2 Refresh. Be sure to weigh the costs and benefits of each option before making a decision.