Vodafone have published a page on their website offering owners of Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II or iPhone 5 handsets a deal for upgrading to a 4G version of their device. It is a bit of an oddity as Vodafone don’t currently have a 4G network and the auction for them to buy spectrum hasn’t happened yet.
Essentially the ‘deal’ is that if your handset is in ‘as new’ condition you can pay up the remainder of your contract with a 70% discount. You are then free to start a new contract at normal prices with a 4G handset. There are quite a few other stipulations in the T’s &C’s, which are quite hard to fathom out, particularly as
they contradict themselves:
|How do you qualify?
|When does the offer end?
On the 31st December 2013.
Vodafone are unable to list their 4G handsets yet, or give a date when their 4G network will be up and running.
It seems to me that this is a bit of a pointless offer to be advertising now – who in their right mind is going to take this up without knowing when they can get a device, and more importantly, when they can use the 4G network.
Vodafone Offer Page: http://bit.ly/TdWmLO