Having the latest and greatest handset is something most of us want however with current tariffs sitting at 18 and 24 months and actual call plans costing ridiculous amounts of money to get the top of the range handset, this is not an option.
That is until now!
Vodafone have today announced their Red Hot plan which allows customers to rent a handset from the network for a period of 12 months then at then end of that period they can swap it with another handset or extend their contract for a period of time until the handset they want is available.
This is an excellent plan and though not cheap (£47 /month) it allows customers who cannot afford to buy sim-free, the opportunity to stay in tune with the market.
Vodafone Red Hot gives customers unlimited calls and texts, 2GB of internet and WiFi on a 12 month contract. As an example, you can get the Samsung Galaxy S3 (16GB) for £47 a month or a Note II for £52 per month.
Now we just need the other networks to follow, compete and lower the prices!
15 November 2012
GET YOUR HANDS ON THE HOTTEST DEVICES, EVERY YEAR WITH VODAFONE
- Rent a smartphone, with no upfront costs and change it every year
- Talk and text as much as you want and get loads of internet with Vodafone Red Hot
- Truly unlimited calls and texts available for the hottest handsets
Vodafone UK is today launching Vodafone Red Hot, its first plan designed to allow pay monthly customers to rent some of its hottest phones, changing them every year, without the need to make a large payment upfront. Building on the successful introduction of Vodafone Red, Vodafone Red Hot gives customers unlimited calls and texts, 2GB of internet and WiFi on a 12 month contract.
From £47 a month, Vodafone Red Hot is available on three handsets and includes insurance, a screen protector and a personalised phone case as standard. At the end of 12 months customers can either choose to extend their contract, or swap the phone for a newer model.
The decision to offer customers the ability to rent a phone comes on the back of customer research that demonstrated that many people wanted to change their phones more regularly, but did not wish to make a large initial contribution at the start of their contract. Florie Brizel, Mobilologist and CEO of Los Angeles-based Brizel Media, explains further on our official blog, Vodafone Social http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/redhot/
Srini Gopalan, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK said “We’ve been working incredibly hard to simplify the price plans we offer to customers. Vodafone Red Hot marks another way for customers to stay one step ahead of their friends, having the latest technology in their hands. Coupled with unlimited calls, texts and a massive amount of internet, we think there will be many customers who will see this as a great choice.”
Unlimited means unlimited
Vodafone Red Hot plan offers unlimited calls to all UK mobiles – not just other Vodafone customers – and standard UK landlines, with no restrictions on how long a customer can talk or how many people they call.
Vodafone Red Hot will be available through Vodafone’s retail stores across the UK.
For further information visit vodafone.co.uk/redhot