The offer is available immediately for new subscribers, “before the end of the year” for current subscribers, promises the telephone company. Free , who based his entire strategy on marketing packages “naked” (without phone), will offer its subscribers rent their multifunctional high-end phone.
The operator proposed so far to acquire expensive terminals through a consumer credit with an independent credit, but looking for some time to propose a new system to customers, without however use the handset subsidies costly for the operator and opaque to clients. To ensure “transparency” of the lease, the package price and the monthly rental of mobile distinguished on the invoice, unlike subsidized phone deals with its competitors, the group said in a statement.
Free offers three models for hire – the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – € 12 per month, plus an initial payment ranging from 49 to 129 euros. Free stresses becomes the first mobile network operator to offer the rental of “smartphones”. It ensures that its customers can achieve savings of 40% compared to the acquisition of the same phone. After 24 months, the customer can return the phone and get one later.
However, if the customer wishes to cancel his subscription to Free Mobile before 24 months, he continued to pay rent for the terminal with a financial penalty of € 5 until the end of 24 months. Also for smartphones sold below 200 euros, Free Mobile now offers a spread payment over 24 months, without consumer credit.