Went into Phones 4 U at lunch time today on the off chance they might have the 8520 on pay as you go, and suprise suprise they do!
The gimp behind the till sold me the more expensive one (O2 - £169.99 + £10 credit) without telling me there was one on Orange.
JUST after I'd paid for it, glanced over at the wall and they have it for £149.99 + £10 credit on Orange!
Obviously I asked if I could switch to that one, seeing as the phone was unlocked, unbranded 'GSM vanilla' stock, but no, he said they no longer have a 14 day change of mind period, URGH! So I'm going to a different branch tomorrow to plead ignorance :P
Anyway, this phone is still at least £180 everywhere else BEFORE the credit, so this should be hot!
Oh, and both black or white ones available :)
This might only be available in selected Phones4u stores as some are able to sell the GSM phone with sim bundled in on PAYG, whereas other stores are currently unable to do this. This should clear up any confusion as to why some can and some cant buy the phone. Its worth ringing around local stores to see who is doing this - otherwise a wasted journey!