O2 Student Discount & NUS Codes Guide

O2 is an award winning mobile network perfect for upgrading to the latest phones including iPhones and Samsung Galaxy amongst others.

And the best news is that there is an O2 student discount of 20% off your Airtime plan when you sign up to O2.

To get it follow these simple steps:

  1. Head to the online shop and purchase your new phone contract. If you already have a contract go to step 2.
  2. Go to this special student page on the O2 website.
  3. Follow the instructions and validate your student status.
  4. You’ll be issued with a unique O2 student code.
  5. Text the code to 61202.
  6. Your 20% will be knocked off. Celebrate by heading down the union bar!

You don’t have to do this last bit but it’s really fantastic news.

The O2 student discount doesn’t work with any other offer, so see below if there are any other ways for you savvy students to save EVEN MORE MONEY in our short savings section. 

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O2 is an award winning network. They’ve won website of the year for 3 years in a row and best PAYG in the Uswitch awards.

It’s great to know that there is an O2 student discount, but there are some great other ways to save. So much so we decided to write this comprehensive guide just to show all you lovely students.

Sitting comfortably, then we shall begin lolz!

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There’s lots of different results when you try to look for O2 student discounts and there are lots of different cards offering different reductions with different brands.

Never fear though, the mighty Squirrel is here to explain all.

1. Get the O2 Student Discount

So the fantastic news is that there is a mega O2 student discount of 20% off when you sign up or upgrade from a current contract.

To get it follow our step by step instructions at the top of the page.

There is tons more advice on how to save though to get even cheaper contracts so keep on reading.

2. Is there a O2 NUS, Unidays or Student Beans discount?

NUS, Unidays, Student Beans; these are the 3 big student discount schemes in the UK. We get asked a lot whether there is a O2 student discount through these schemes.

So while you’ve been revising (or down the union pub, ahem) the Squirrel has been doing the hard graft and researching. And the results are in.

O2 NUS Discount?

There is no NUS Moonpig scheme at the moment for students to save. This includes not being included in the NUS Extra card scheme.

HOWEVER, NUS students qualify to get the O2 student discount. Just head to to this page follow the instructions and you can get a 20% discount on O2 contracts.

O2 & Unidays?

Big news, there is a Unidays O2 discount. Hurrah. It is actually with Unidays that you validate your student status.

You’ll then be issued with a promo code which you have to text back to them. And that giving O2 fairy will hand you a 20% discount on your contract. Woo hoo. This is correct as of March 2018.

Are there O2 Student Beans Discounts?

Nope, there is no association between Student Beans and O2.

It’s Unidays that has the tie up with the O2 student discount.

3. O2 Priority Offers

One big advantage of getting a mobile contract with O2 is you get access to O2 Priority.

O2 Priority is exclusive to O2 customers and gives them special offers such as rails offers, priority ticket releases for gigs and events and high street vouchers.

There are some great discounts there that could help you save money throughout your university career.

The savings don’t stop there though students. Read on to get some more excellent savings tips!

3. Promo Codes, Vouchers & Discounts

So throughout the year there are O2 promo codes that are regularly released that students can take advantage of to save money on their contracts and mobile phones.

Take a look at our savings section which will list all of the currents ones.

Oh and we’re sure that you know about it, but make sure you’ve taken advantage of the 20% off contract voucher code especially for students. All the details are in the previous sections.

DiscountDate ValidatedCode Required
30% Off Everything for Students at Laura AshleyMarch 2018No
Laura Ashley Outlet DiscountsMarch 2018No

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4. O2 Sales & Savings Tips

O2 joins in the sales fun with some great deals to coincide with the big sales times throughout the year. If it’s coming up to these times then you might want to hold on before you buy.

One great tip is did you know that you can upgrade your O2 contract on Carphone Warehouse? Why we like this is because Carphone has a price guarantee so if you ever find a cheaper contract then you get your money back! For full details check out our full guide to upgrading.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

There are some great deals to be had around the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

These include some great contract deals and added data bundles.

Boxing Day & January Sales

O2 do actually participate in the sales around Christmas and January.

They have data deals and great reductions on iPhones and other top quality mobiles like Samsung and HTC.

5. Store Overview & Buyers Guide

We will be bringing the O2 store overview very soon!


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6. FAQs & Summary

We’ll be summing this up soon!

Similar Retailers

As we’ve previously mentioned, check out Carphone Warehouse’s Price Guarantee. They also offer student discounts of up to £200.

For other networks, Vodafone is worth a look. As is Three which offers some good deals.