Great news, we can confirm that there is an O2 Unidays code where students get 20% off all airtime plans. To get it, go to this special page on, verify your student status with Unidays and you’ll get 20% off all airtime plan.


We also like that there is a great offer for 6 months of Disney Plus free with new contracts.


There’s also a cracking iPhone 11 deal from just £34.95/month. It is a great package and also includes free Disney plus for 6 months too.


We’ve also found some other cracking ways to save with 02 with our top money-saving tips including:


In our comprehensive and handy guide to saving money on mobile, tablets and broadband, we will take you through the best ways to save both in-store and online at this superb and popular store, on both products and services, including pay monthly plans.

The 02 Unidays promo code doesn’t work with any other offers, so you might actually get a better offer directly so make sure you check out our other offers, such as up to 40% off with a family plan.

O2 is an award-winning network and air-plan provider. They’ve won website of the year for 3 years in a row and best PAYG in the Uswitch awards, so it’s easy to see why they are so popular across the UK.

“It’s great to know that there is an O2 students 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!

There are lots of different results when you try to look for O2 discounts and there are lots of different cards and schemes offering different reductions.

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


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

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 Unidays 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.

This 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.


o2 student discount


We often get asked ‘Does O2 do a Unidays discount?’ Well, the excellent news is that there is a Unidays O2 code to get 20% off Airtime plans and also now off selected accessories too!

To get it, you need to head to the page, get the Unidays code and then follow the instructions. It’s easy to use the code and is well worth it for 20% off.

There are a couple of other student discount schemes in the UK such as NUS Totum and Student Beans and below we now look into whether they offer a discount too. This information is correct as of July 2020.


There is no NUS Totum O2 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 discount. Just head to this page follow the instructions and you can get a 20% discount on O2 contracts.


Nope, there is no association between Student Beans and o2.



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, a great device plan, priority ticket releases for gigs and events and high street vouchers. There are some great 02 online discounts there that could help you save money throughout your university career.



So throughout the year, there are O2 promo codes that are regularly released to take advantage of to save money on their contracts and mobile phones – as well as sometimes broadband and tablets.

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

O2 Discounts Discount Expires
20% Student Discount 20% 31/12/2020
40% Off O2 Family Plans 40% 31/12/2020
iPhone 11 From £34.95/month n/a 31/07/2020

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.



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.


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.


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, as well as offers on a device plan and pay monthly options.


Did you know…?:

  • o2’s full name is actually Telefonica UK Limited!
  • If you didn’t guess from that name it is a Spanish company!
  • However… its headquarters are in Slough!
  • It is the second-largest mobile provider in the UK
  • It was formed in 1985 and was originally called Cellnet.
  • It employs over 21k staff – that’s a big Xmas party!
  • o2 is the chemical symbol for oxygen
  • Their slogans have changed over time and have included “See what you can do”, “We’re better, connected”, “Be More Dog” and “More for you”
  • They have a fab priority scheme
  • They currently sponsor the England rugby team

Frequently Asked Question

  1. I am a student looking for the best airtime plans around, offers on mobiles and general student airtime plans such as o2 refresh. o2 looks a good option but I am also looking at Three and Vodafone, which do suggest?” Not a straight forward question, firstly we think that the 02 student discount is one of the best deals on the market today but you’ll need to personally think about how you are going to use it. Do you need lots of free minutes? A new phone? Tablet? How much data do you need? Once you have that info you can effectively cross-check all of them and see which is the best that may be o2 refresh as you say.
  2. Are they the best phone contracts for students or should you use other offers like an o2 promo code?”Good question. Mainly you won’t beat the student discount. Student discounts, in general, are the most generous a company can give. It is a good idea though when seeing an 02 promo code and looking for a new contract, to see where you can combine an o2 promo code with students discount, to get more savings. It will depend on terms and conditions but worth a go.
  3. As well as discounts on phones and o2 airtime plans can you get discount in tablets? As well as discounts on airtime plan o2 offer student discounts across products as well, so check online and in-store.
  4. Can you combine an o2 promo code, general sales offer and the student discount?” This is down to the retailer, sometime they will allow you to combine and double up offers. It’s always worth an ask. o2 are a great retailer and often generous so pop in-store or online and they will be helpful.

Popular Questions

✅ Does o2 give student discount?

Students can get 20% off an Airtime Plan when signing up to O2 Refresh with a phone, tablet or mobile broadband device. This brilliant deal covers all phone calls, texts messages and data usage. A great way to save.

✅ How do I get student discount on o2?

Check out our full guide to show you how to get your discount as well as other top money savings tips at this brilliant mobile supplier.

✅ What is an airtime plan o2?

O2 Refresh splits the pay monthly bill into two parts. The first is called the Device Plan, this is the cost of your phone or device. The second part is the Airtime Plan which is the cost of your data, minutes and texts.