How much does I. Punter pay for that tenner?
Will have to "invest" in that phone and a PAYG sim and then a barclaycard and then the cash is stuck in virtuality. But what's the bill and can I get prepaid barclaycards or even top up the balance with a (bought-with-cash) PAYG voucher? If not, why not?
If the phone's sixty quid, not counting the non-free sim and cc, that's 500 quid in payments in three months to get the investment back from the 10% kickback.
And, of course, added paper trail and therefore trackability. Fun.
Can the thing even so much as pass some amount to another such phone without lots of extra infrastructure, just phone to phone? Or did they "forget" that in the consumer satisfaction delivery model?