Some hours ago, or possibly days (I’m not totally sure as Mobile World Congress week is always pretty insane at the best of time), we mentioned that giffgaff are to offer the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Now they’ve announced that the HTC One M9 will be joining the fun too.
As usual it’ll have it’ll be unlocked and available as a separate entity to the talk plan – aka “goodybag” – so you can tweak that to whatever you like.
giffgaff seem to be matching the “major” networks by ranging the devices at the moment. They operate on the O2 network and offer a community-based support network.
giffgaff Adds the Unlocked HTC One M9 to Ever-Growing Phones Portfolio
giffgaff, the UK’s multi-award-winning ‘contract-free’ mobile network is adding the eagerly awaited HTC One M9 to its growing phones portfolio very soon.
At the Mobile World Congress yesterday, giffgaff announced that the new HTC One M9 phone, the newest flagship in the globally acclaimed HTC One family, will be available for purchase at a competitive price on the network’s site.
As giffgaff is a contract-free mobile network, the new phone will come unlocked, and ready to plug and play with a giffgaff PAYG SIM, benefitting from 3G and 4G ‘goodybags’ – ranging from £5 up to £18. For £18, members get 1,000 UK minutes, unlimited texts, 5 GB of data and free giffgaff to giffgaff calls and texts, ensuring they can push their new piece of HTC kit to the limit*.
Mike Fairman, giffgaff CEO comments “When we started to sell phones in late 2013, we promised to keep increasing our range to bring our members the latest phones for the best value. The launch of this latest HTC will be yet another fantastic addition to our ever-growing range of phones. Without being tied in to a contract, our members can enjoy all the features the highly sought-after HTC One M9 has to offer.”
Making ‘No-Contract’ Accessible
In true giffgaff style (giffgaff means mutual giving), phones can be purchased using peer-to-peer (P2P) financing, via RateSetter**. This involves one person lending to another without a bank getting in the way.
By working with RateSetter, giffgaff helps to match people with some spare cash with people who want to buy a phone, and pay for it over a period of time.
Members are able to select how much they pay up front, and how long they would like to have to pay back the loan – starting at 6 to 24 months.
giffgaff currently stocks a variety of mobile phones for purchase, including HTC, Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Motorola, LG and Apple.
*Check out giffgaff’s goodybags T&Cs here
**Check out how giffgaff and RateSetter work together here