O2's HTC One X+ owners: no charger, no problem
0. phoneArena 18 Jan 2013, 07:32 posted on
Last fall, U.K. carrier O2 got together with HTC and decided to sell the HTC One X+ without a wall charger based on calculations that 70% of customers already have a charger that would work with the handset; the idea is to save the environment and the carrier is going to take this pilot program and expand it by selling all smartphones without chargers by 2015...
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2. papss (unregistered)
I'm a tech guy but the environment needs consideration
5. buccob (Posts: 1357; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I didn't know "U2" was also in the electronic chargers business, beside music.
10. Droiddoes (unregistered)
U2 makes music? Who knew.
6. xtremesv (Posts: 193; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Sure I have 2 chargers collecting dust in my room but none of those could charge my Galaxy S III quick enough, I think they only put out 0.6 amp. So I assume future smartphones with larger batteries will require higher capacity chargers to keep charging time within a reasonable parameter, so for me, O2 new charger business is not good for consumers.
7. NickPeters (Posts: 64; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
OK, so, you MIGHT be right... but - hey! Think of the environment!
8. xtremesv (Posts: 193; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
My point is simple: nowadays charges also become obsolete and inefficient overtime. My complaint is that this company doesn't do this for the environment but to get a couple of bucks out their customers.
14. rallyguy (Posts: 533; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I Agree, not all chargers are the same, and I'm sure the majority of people don't realize that.
11. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Environmental friends... ok fine Good motive!!! No comments for me
How much did each customer save? and how much did O2 profit from not giving an included charger? I just want to confirm your not showing/using environmental needs to boost your profits...
13. cripton805 (Posts: 913; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
18% is still a large number. What if those 18% feel ripped off. I don't have any extra chargers because I usually sell my phone second hand every couple of months.
I think this is a bad idea for HTC. They are suffering as it is. This little extra they don't offer could push another sale to another phone.
15. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
if your not going to offer a charger lower the dang prices otherwise piss off htc