EE buying out customer contracts connected to other networks
EE is paying “hundreds of pounds” to buy out customer contracts connected to other networks.
EE is taking the extreme measure to win new business, regardless of the time left on the contracts.
One user claimed EE called him up offering to buy him out of his contract at a cost of just under £1,000, despite only being four months into a 24-month deal.
“It was strange that I was contacted as I have only just signed with Vodafone. And they [EE] did draw a sharp breath when I told them how much it would cost them to buy me out. It is an unusual tactic.”
A spokesperson for EE said:
“Yes, we are calling people up. We encourage as many businesses as possible to review their contracts. It doesn’t matter whether they are at the beginning or end of existing contracts.”
As a BlackBerry user, this is of great interest, especially come February/March when BlackBerry 10 launches.
A lot of BlackBerry users will be on current contracts when BlackBerry 10 launches and considering that the BlackBerry 10 devices will be 4G enabled, moving to EE will be very appealing as it will still be the only UK network with 4G capabilities. When you consider that EE would actually buy you out of your contract it would make the offer even more appealing.
Stay tuned with Rapid as more of this will be revealed as we move closer to the BlackBerry 10 launch event.