O2 has announced that its popular O2 Open service is to be expanded to provide teachers with expanded discounts on their phone bills.
The O2 Open discount scheme now includes all state-funded teachers in the UK and will provide a 40 per cent discount on airtime until July 18th, rather than the usual 25 per cent. This applies to O2 Refresh Airtime Plans from 3 GB and above, while any customers on plans below this amount can receive a discount of 30 per cent.
O2 Open allows organisations to give their employees exclusive perks and discounts on phones, tablets and accessories, with public sector employers such as the NHS, police and armed forces among those benefiting from the programme. New organisations from both private and public sector backgrounds are regularly signing up to take part.
The company said: “With O2 Open, customers can make the most of not just one, but two discounts – one for an O2 Refresh phone tariff AND one for a tablet or mobile broadband data tariff.
“In addition, new and existing customers can also share their O2 Open rewards with their loved ones, with two family and friends discounts at 25 per cent on all O2 Refresh Airtime Plans.”
Customers can find out if a given company is registered for O2 Open by texting the word OPEN, followed by the company name, to 61202. Once this has been confirmed, they can sign up online within 28 days of starting their contract to apply the discount.
To take advantage of the new discount, teachers can use the code TEACH and a copy of either their payslip or teacher ID card to demonstrate their eligibility. As O2 Open customers, they will also be entitled to a 20 per cent discount on accessories at O2 stores if they bring along proof of their employment.