Reply to post: Re: Hmm...

Sticking with one mobile provider gets you... Oh. Price rises, big exit fees, and lovely, lovely lock-in

JetSetJim Silver badge
Holmes

Re: Hmm...

There is a more sensible solution, but the operators won't like it. All that has to be done is separate the effiectively-an-HP-agreement for a new shiny from the phone/data subscription, so that at the end of the HP aspect of the contract, the subscriber drops down onto the pre-agreed contract rate, rather than the current default of keeping the extra payment for the phone going in perpetuity. Mandate that the repayment of the phone subsidy portion of any contract for supply terminates after a fixed period of time. It still allows for the balloon payment if you leave before you've repaid (and then some) the phone subsidy, and makes it quite clear just where your money is going.

Simples

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