*18 MNTH* Motorola Defy - Free Phone, 100 Mins, Unlimited Txts, T-Mobile Network - £20.42 Per Month @ Affordable Mobiles - HotUKDeals
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I'm looking to get a good-value monthly contract deal on a Defy. T-Mobile provide free data up to 500MB and so it's worth using the flexible booster for calls or texts.
Affordablemobiles offer 10mths free line rental by redemption on this deal giving an effective cost = £9.08 p/mth.
Topcashback give £60.60 which drops effective cost to £5.71 p/mth.
Total contract cost = 18 * 5.71 = £102.78

While affordablemobiles has not received particularly good feedback, (buymobilephones seems better if you follow the redemption rules),
is this deal too good to be true?
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#1
looks good, do phones from them come unlocked?
#2
Is it more difficult to unlock this than the San Francisco?
#3
Bargain rated a very good phone ive been looking at this one !!!!!!!it was posted last week on here for £238.00 from Amazon and that was with approx 100 quid off so if yousend your bills off at the right time by registered post cost approx £1.14 everytime but worth it ....and you use Topcashback then this is too good to be true !!!!!

Edited By: TommyCooper on Mar 30, 2011 21:27: ,
#4
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sim-free-motorola-defy-238-delivered-amazon-more-buying-choices/906502 PAYG post as stated in my last post

Edited By: TommyCooper on Mar 30, 2011 21:27
#5
The deal you have posted doesn't say Data is included - where did you see that T Mobile provide 500MB free?
#6
I have seen it mentioned on a previous post and confirmed with T-Mobile via their Live Chat.
banned#7
Out of stock?
#8
robski63
I have seen it mentioned on a previous post and confirmed with T-Mobile via their Live Chat.


If this is the case it could be a massive selling point - they normally charge an extra £5 bolt on to add the 500MB data (this is now their 'unlimited' level as used to be 3GB). If you can find relevant posts that confirm this is guaranteed it could be very beneficial to a lot of people, eg, get a contract handset through Buymobilephones.net, AffordableMobiles etc that is on T Mobile but offering just texts and minutes and then utilise this 'free' add on without paying an extra £5 per month.
#9
Call me sad, but this is an extract from the transcript of my Live Chat:

Me: I have read somewhere that with a T-mobile contract on an Android phone, that there is no point on making the Flexible Booster free internet, as Android phones come with free data, and therefore you are better off choosing another option, e.g. unlimited texts. Can you please confirm this is correct.
Kevin: Yes that's correct!!
Me: That's good. So with the Motorola Defy for example, if I was to do this and select unlimited texts, how much free data would I get, e.g. 500MB?
Kevin: Yes you are right, you'll get 500 mb download limit
#10
I don't get this - the link goes to a basket containing the deal, but when you go via TCB or Quidco there aren't any options for this package. Anybody explain?
#11
tyke
I don't get this - the link goes to a basket containing the deal, but when you go via TCB or Quidco there aren't any options for this package. Anybody explain?



Could be that the OP found the deal through a '3rd party' comparison site such as mobilephonechecker.co.uk - I find this a few times. If you go through sites such as the one mentioned they seem to have deals that are not available when you search the likes of AffordableMobiles by going direct to the website.

I would then say that you won't get the option for Quidco or Topcashback hence the reason you can get a slightly better deal - hope this makes sense.
#12
stuart9787
tyke
I don't get this - the link goes to a basket containing the deal, but when you go via TCB or Quidco there aren't any options for this package. Anybody explain?


Could be that the OP found the deal through a '3rd party' comparison site such as mobilephonechecker.co.uk - I find this a few times. If you go through sites such as the one mentioned they seem to have deals that are not available when you search the likes of AffordableMobiles by going direct to the website.

I would then say that you won't get the option for Quidco or Topcashback hence the reason you can get a slightly better deal - hope this makes sense.

Sure does ...... but 60 quid makes a hell of a difference :(
#13
I would clarify that data allowance. Tmobile do say on their website that their contracts that come with an android phone include data for free. But resellers buy sim only contracts from the likes of o2, Vodafone etc and pair them up to their own phone stock. So to t-mobile you haven't bought an Android phone from them so may not honour the free data? The transcribe above doesn't make it clear to the online agent that you are intending to buy it elsewhere.
#14
TommyCooper
Bargain rated a very good phone ive been looking at this one !!!!!!!it was posted last week on here for £238.00 from Amazon and that was with approx 100 quid off so if yousend your bills off at the right time by registered post cost approx £1.14 everytime but worth it ....and you use Topcashback then this is too good to be true !!!!!

Just checked Affordable's website and you can send your cashback claims by email, which is a great saving and more convenient. You also have a massive 90 days in which to send your claim. I've had lots of cashback contracts in the past, but none with Affordable, but I would say their t's and c's are very clearly stated.

The down side is the phone is out of stock. :(

Edited By: tyke on Mar 31, 2011 09:11
#15
stuart9787
The deal you have posted doesn't say Data is included - where did you see that T Mobile provide 500MB free?


T-Mobile always provide 500MB data (used to be 3GB!) on contracts initiated with an Android handset. At least, they do if you go direct - some customers have reported difficulties when initiating through a third-party reseller. You'll also usually get a better deal over the term of the contract if you pay something upfront for the handset (if you get it "free", you're effectively just getting it on credit, and paying it back along with interest as part of the monthly payment).

Also, T-Mobile don't charge extra if you go over the 500MB FUP limit; they will just throttle the speed.

This deal saves £23.20 (plus 18 months interest on £115, I suppose - say £5 or so at 3%) over the 18 month term compared with going direct to T-Mobile and paying £115 upfront for the handset and £15.32 per month. OTOH, you've got the redemption hassle and the risk that you may not get the free data included. Pays yer money and takes yer choice...


Edited By: cowbutt on Mar 31, 2011 10:54
#16
I did go through a 3rd party found simply by typing 'motorla defy contract deals' into google (I previously stated the website, but keep getting referred.)

Also, I just phoned affordablemobiles and 1) Defys are currently out of stock, due in middle of next week, 2) they stated that no resellers offer the T-Mobile deal of free 500MB of data. They do offer 100mins, 100 texts and unlimited (500MB) data at the £9.08/mth for 18mths, free phone.

Assuming I can't get the TCB as I have to go through a 3rd party, this reverts the deal to a total contract cost of £163.44, which is still the cheapest I can find.

Next best on the same contract appears to be buymobilephones, but they offer only 7 months free line rental, so effective cost is £12.48/mth, but you can access this though TCB who give £30.30 reducing the effective cost to £10.80/mth and an overall contract cost of £194.40
#17
robski63
I Also, I just phoned affordablemobiles and 1) Defys are currently out of stock, due in middle of next week, 2) they stated that no resellers offer the T-Mobile deal of free 500MB of data. They do offer 100mins, 100 texts and unlimited (500MB) data at the £9.08/mth for 18mths, free phone.

Thanks for the explanation. Who's 'they' above - Affordable or other resellers? Is it via the phone as, again, I can't see 100/100/500 online?

Edited By: tyke on Mar 31, 2011 13:14
#18
tyke
robski63
I Also, I just phoned affordablemobiles and 1) Defys are currently out of stock, due in middle of next week, 2) they stated that no resellers offer the T-Mobile deal of free 500MB of data. They do offer 100mins, 100 texts and unlimited (500MB) data at the £9.08/mth for 18mths, free phone.

Thanks for the explanation. Who's 'they' above - Affordable or other resellers? Is it via the phone as, again, I can't see 100/100/500 online?

Bestcontractmobilephone listed the deal, which I confirmed was available when I phoned affordablemobiles.
#19
robski63
Bestcontractmobilephone listed the deal, which I confirmed was available when I phoned affordablemobiles.

Wow, some good offers on there that more than compensate for the lack of TCB/QC. Shame they don't have stock as I'm going on holiday on Monday and wanted it before then. Will need to re-check when I get back.
#20
I agree. The monthly and total cost seem appealing. However, the before-redemption cost is £30.64, which you pay every month and (as with the deal I'm interested in) you're reliant on affordable mobiles paying the cashback. The feedback from various sources suggest that experience with them (and others like buymobilephones) is not always good and customers should not rely on cashback.
#21
I had a look at various deals available through bescontractmobilephone and the best deal I could find for the Motorola Defy was free phone, 600 mins, 500 texts, unlimited (500Mb) data at £30.64 with 14 months free, which is equivalent to £6.81 pcm and total cost of ownership £122.56 - bargain!

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