At the moment OVO doesn't sell phones or tablets - we're all about great value prepaid plans and when you sign up we ask that you 'BYO' device. We do give you the option of buying a WiFi modem when you sign up to OVO Mobile Broadband but that's the only devices we sell.
I guess that raises the question 'Well where can I buy a new phone without being locked into a contract?' And, that's a good question! There are heaps of shops (like JB HiFi)and online stores where you can get a great deal on brand new phones and tablets.
We'd really encourage you to shop around for a great price - and if you can, buy it outright so that you're not paying extra and not locked into a contract.
Big telcos love you to buy on contract because it means they’ve secured your business for 12 – 36 months and they’ve got guaranteed income from you. That would be ok if they were offering really competitive plans and moved you to their latest and greatest plan when they introduce something that’s more competitive – but they don’t. And when you think about the fact that data gets cheaper every year, as a customer you should make sure that if you're signing up to a plan that's getting cheaper (or better value) every year too.
So, if you’re shopping around start online – there’s heaps of great comparison websites and of course there’s JB HiFi or the retailers if you’re really not sure. Just be smart - don't pay a full retail price and don’t buy on contract!