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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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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:45 5

1. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

yay more environment friends!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:54 2

2. papss (unregistered)

I'm a tech guy but the environment needs consideration

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 07:56 3

3. lallolu (Posts: 543; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


posted on 18 Jan 2013, 08:08 3

4. duwiegeneral (Posts: 48; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

great move!!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 09:12 2

5. buccob (Posts: 2678; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

I didn't know "U2" was also in the electronic chargers business, beside music.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:03 2

10. Droiddoes (unregistered)

U2 makes music? Who knew.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 09:50 4

6. xtremesv (Posts: 298; 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.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:46 5

7. NickPeters (Posts: 74; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

OK, so, you MIGHT be right... but - hey! Think of the environment!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:08 3

8. xtremesv (Posts: 298; 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.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 21:53 1

14. rallyguy (Posts: 620; 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.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:47 3

9. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

sure its very interesting.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:11 4

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...

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:17 1

12. cripton805 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

I was thinking the same thing.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:19 2

13. cripton805 (Posts: 1481; 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.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 03:23

15. belovedson (Posts: 1050; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

if your not going to offer a charger lower the dang prices otherwise piss off htc

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