O2 is part of the Telefonica group, one of the largest telecommunications companies on the world.
Rebranded from BT Cellnet in early 2002 Telefónica O2 UK Limited is the UK’s largest mobile phone provider. In the UK alone they have over 21 million mobile phone customers and over 500,000 fixed line broadband customers.
More and more people are flocking to O2 every year, not least because O2 came out top in for customer satisfaction according to the J.D. Power and Associates UK Mobile and Fixed Broadband Studies (2009) for both fixed broadband & UK mobile customers.
O2 home broadband offers connection speeds up to 16Mbps in a range of different packages each of which has its own benefits and restrictions. All packages, even those offering unlimited downloads, are restricted by a fair usage policy.
Most O2 home broadband deals come with a free wireless router and most are offered on a 12-month contract with a few available on 30 day contracts. Bigger savings are often available for customers who combine their home broadband package with a mobile phone subscription.
O2 The Basics
O2 The Basics – As the name suggest this is O2’s most basic home broadband package. Users can expect connection speeds of up to 16Mbps although they are restricted to 20GB of downloads per month.
O2 Basic & calls – This is the same as the above package but with the added bonus of unlimited free evening and weekend calls to UK land lines.
O2 Basic & anytime calls – If you’re a heavy phone user then this may be the package for you. It has the same download restrictions as above but with unlimited free calls to UK land lines at any time, even during peak business hours.
O2 The All Rounder
All rounder – If you’re a heavy downloader then this package beats the basic package hands down. It still promises connection speeds of up to 16Mbps but with no limit to the amount you can download each month.
All rounder & calls – This package gives you the same unlimited downloads with the added bonus of unlimited free calls to UK land lines all weekend and every evening.
All rounder & anytime calls – This All Rounder package will suit the heaviest phone users with free unlimited calls to UK land lines at all times.
O2 The Works
O2 The Works – The Works is O2’s package for gamers and movie fans. There are no download limits and it boasts higher upload speeds than their other packages as well as 16Mbps downloads.
O2 The Works & calls – As above but with the added boon of unlimited free phone calls to UK land lines all weekend and each evening.
O2 The Works & anytime calls – Perfect for the chattiest users this package includes free calls all day, every day.
O2 currently offers a number of great mobile broadband packages, some of which include some great freebies. Whatever you need from a mobile broadband package and whatever your budget chances are O2 will have a deal to suit you.
Most packages are also available on a range of contracts from 1 to 18 months or as contract-free pay-as-you-go deals. You can also save more money by combing one of these deals with a home broadband package from O2. Connection speeds are up to 3.6Mbps.
O2 Mobile Broadband Pay & Go
If you’re new to mobile internet why not try out a pay-as-you-go package? Package options are £2 for 1 day, £7.50 for 7 days or £15 for 30 days and you can choose from a pink or white modem.
O2 Mobile Broadband 1GB
A great basic package for mobile broadband. Usage limits are capped at 1GB per month but users do get a free O2 dongle in a colour of their choice. Available on 1 or 18 month contracts.
O2 Mobile Broadband 3GB
If 1GB isn’t going to be enough for you then for a small increase in monthly charge gets you a much more respectable allowance of 3GB per month. Available on 1 or 18 month contracts.
O2 Mobile Business Broadband 3GB
For business users this package is a must. 3GB of downloads, free USB dongle and access to thousands of wi-fi hotspots around the country. Minimum contract length is 24 months.
O2 Mobile Broadband + Samsung N150
A great deal: No contract to sign, 3.6Mbps connection speeds and a brand new Samsung N150 laptop which features a 10.1” screen, 1GB RAM and a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor. Comes with Windows 7 preinstalled. Contract length is 24 months.
O2 Mobile Broadband + Asus UL30A
This is similar to the above deal in terms of connection details and contract length however the computer supplier is the excellent Asus UL30A Notebook. In addition to Windows & the UL30A boasts 4GB of RAM, and Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a screen measuring 13.3”.