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New upgrade offer suggests O2 is better, Kinected

Jonathan Morris
November 10, 2010

What’s this? A phone network that would rather supply an Xbox (or PlayStation 3) instead of a new phone?

In the run up to Christmas, O2 has come up with a great idea to allow customers to upgrade and receive an Xbox 360, with Kinect, or a PlayStation 3 with Move starter kit, in lieu of a new phone.

It sounds a little crazy, but it might prove tempting for anyone wanting to one of the two must-have gadgets for Christmas, especially anyone that is quite happy to keep their existing mobile phone.

According to O2, customers eligible for an upgrade on their pay monthly mobile contract can get an Xbox 360 with Kinect for £189.99 on a £25 per month, two-year contract. The package includes an Xbox 360 with 250GB hard drive, Kinect for Xbox 360 and Kinect Adventures, plus a choice of Dance Central, Kinect Sports or a 12-month Xbox LIVE membership.

O2 will also sell the bundle separately, without the need to upgrade, for £389.99.

Alternatively, O2 is offering the PlayStation 3 with 320GB hard drive, PlayStation Move starter kit (one Move controller, PlayStation Eye and starter disc) for free when signing on a £35 per month, two year contract.

O2 will also stock a range of popular games at more than 200 stores across the country. Customers can find their nearest O2 store at o2.asymmetry.co.uk

The stores stocking Kinect for Xbox 360 today are: Aberdeen Bon Accord, Banbury, Belfast Victoria Square, Birkenhead, Birmingham 24 New Street, Blackburn, Bluewater Lower Rose Gallery, Brent Cross, Bridgend Caroline Street, Chester St Michael’s Square, Crawley, Cribbs Causeway, Derby East Street, Dundee Overgate, Edinburgh 72 Princes Street & The Gyle, Gateshead Cameron Walk, Glasgow Buchanan Galleries, Guildford High Street, Keighley, Kingston Bentalls Centre, Leeds Commercial Street & White Rose Centre, Liverpool New Mersey, London Kensington High Street & Notting Hill Gate & Westfield, Manchester Market Street & Trafford Centre Unit L78 & Unit L51, Milton Keynes Midsummer Place, Newcastle Elddon Square, Nottingham Listergate, Poole, Sheffield Fargate, Southampton West Quay, Thurrock 80 Lakeside, Torquay, Uxbridge, Wigan Grand Arcade and York Spurriergate.

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