Here at Harvey Norman we know how restrictive smartphone contracts with mobile networks can feel, which is why we want our customers to break free and take charge of their phones.
Long contracts can bog you down with the same old smartphone for far too long and you may miss out on the latest and greatest devices because you’re tied down to one device.
Or you might miss out on an incredible new deal offering unlimited everything because you cannot change contracts without paying a seriously large fee.
We know how frustrating mobile network contracts can be, so we introduced Freedom, a new SIM Free buying option for all of our smartphones.
Why Go SIM Free?
For those of you unfamiliar with SIM Free smartphones, they are smartphones that are sold as the manufacturer supplies them; without a SIM card and not locked to any mobile network.
Mobile network providers prefer to sell smartphones with long and expensive contracts as it allows them the recoup the value of the phone from the user.
While perfectly legal, this practice isn’t particularly fair to the customer as it prevents them from changing phone or contract for a long period of time (usually 24 months), or charges them a hefty fee if they do want to end their contract.
SIM Free phones are completely free from the hassle that comes with mobile network contracts, allowing the customer to use any network, tariff or plan during the phone’s lifetime and helping them save money in the long run.
SIM Free smartphones are more practical to use than those locked into mobile network contracts as you can simply swap your current SIM card out for a foreign network SIM card when travelling.
Most mobile networks offer great value SIM-only plans that are perfect for SIM Free phones, so you’ll be able to find the ideal plan with your preferred network provider.
Freedom from Harvey Norman, a practical SIM Free smartphone plan for people who want to take charge of their phone.