O2 UK Launches Dongle Amnesty Scheme In Manchester

Telefonica owned O2 has announced that it will be allowing mobile broadband users to swap their current mobile broadband network dongle for a free O2 dongle and try out their services.

The campaign will initially take place in Manchester at around 20 stores and could well act as a trial which will run until the end of the month. The offer will apparently run until the end of the month and interested parties will receive a free Pay as you go O2 E160 USB Dongle.

Jonathan Earle, head of pay monthly at the company, said: "We believe that O2 mobile broadband provides the best quality service available but we don't want to just say it, we want people to try it for themselves. With O2's mobile broadband amnesty we are giving other mobile broadband users the chance to give us a try without having to commit to a lengthy contract"

O2 has also confirmed that mobile broadband subscribers will now have unlimited access to BT Openzone WiFi hotspots.

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Only customers of rival broadband networks who are not satisfied with their networks' services are likely to use the Amnesty facility. Furthermore, punters who are stuck in a contract won't be able to do so, leaving only those on Pay as you go.

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