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Xperia SP joins O2 charger-less scheme

Xperia SP joins O2 charger-less scheme

by Nirave3 June 2013

As part of their ongoing environmental change initiative, O2 are offering the Xperia SP without a charger in the box.


The Xperia SP users a microUSB charger and O2 research found there are 70 million of these chargers lying unused in households. This research led to the charger-less scheme, which initially rolled out with the HTC One X+ last year.

Ronan Dunne, CEO of O2, said:

“As an industry, we have a duty to our customers to behave in a way that is environmentally responsible, making our business leaders in sustainability.

Taking chargers out of the box is a small change that has a huge environmental benefit – cutting down not just on waste, but also the environmental costs of transport, storage and component manufacture.

Sony backing our campaign is a major step towards making chargers out of the box the norm in the UK and I very much hope that we will see others joining us over the course of this year.

The Xperia SP isn’t the only smartphone joining the scheme. O2 and Nokia have teamed up to offer the Lumia 925 without a charger in the box.

The Lumia 925, which O2 just put up for pre-order, is launching on June 13th and is Nokia’s latest Windows Phone flagship smartphone.

For phones sold without a charger, O2 allows you to buy one for just £2.60, which they claim is at cost price and without profit.

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