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36 month phone loan repayments

By: seacam | 22-09-2019 09:48

It is no secret that the price of the average phone has only increased in the past few years, and sometimes by quite a lot. For those of us who use phone loans to purchase their new devices, paying back on a monthly basis, this means that the potential repayments on new devices are becoming a significant barrier to upgrading.

Especially as phones now regularly cross the £700 mark, having a further option to increasse the length of the repayment period would help manage the financial burden of these, should customers wish to pursue this as an option. This is something that Tesco Mobile does with some success, it also recognises the fact that people are now holding on to their phones for longer and longer.

I'd like to propose that Giffgaff should follow suit, offering this as an option to customers looking to get a new device and stay with the network, and to keep their loan repayments manageable.

I came up with this idea as my phone will come to the end of its contract soon, and I'll be looking to offload it and choose another. Everything that even remotely appeals on this network (which I would like to stay with) will be too big a commitment to take on, as such the option offered by Tesco Mobile (and others) seems to be a good choice for continuing.

Comments

by: mcilwraith
on: 26-09-2019 12:58

sounds ok if thats what you want but of course its not giffgaff who supply the credit

by: chinsndips
on: 24-04-2020 17:30

That is true. Good luck anyway!

by: bertiebat
on: 23-09-2019 21:41

Personally I find it ridiculous to buy a phone that you can't reasonalbly afford and maybe that's why the max is set at 24 months (which is outside giffgaff's control anyway).

by: verityjahane
on: 03-12-2019 14:00

Good idea Not all of us have any extra cash. Some of us have to pay for silly things like Rent Electricity Water rates Food Petrol for work Council tax Road tax Insurance And so on... We don't all live at home with our parents. Or have huge wages. Think about others.

by: bertiebat
on: 14-04-2020 21:28

Buying a £700 phone when you can't afford to pay other bills is madness. Just buy a cheaper or second hand phone like us less well off people do. PS. long time since I lived with my parents but they did teach me to live within my means.

by: tiktak525
on: 28-07-2020 14:21

Good idea

by: pinkunykorn
on: 17-07-2020 20:41

Good idea

by: azizr27
on: 17-07-2020 18:11

Brilliant idea

by: rabz24
on: 16-07-2020 19:55

fantastic idea ????????????

by: shahz87600
on: 27-06-2020 21:01

great idea

by: mareeb25
on: 21-06-2020 16:13

Gooood

by: aqeeb01
on: 21-06-2020 14:13

GREAT IDEA

by: shahz87600
on: 27-06-2020 21:01

Good

by: justeena1
on: 20-06-2020 20:41

I don't like