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If, like me, you want a Desire HD for the cheapest possible price and not bothered about the network/contract then this may be the deal for you. Better than shelling out almost £400 in one go for a sim free one. Basically a:-

HTC Desire *HD* (not the normal desire or desire z)
UNLOCKED
NO branding
NO redemption nonsense.

18 month contract on O2 - 100 mins and unlimited texts (no data)

20.42 x 18 = £367.56
less £50 quidco = £317.56

This is cheaper than you can currently buy a second hand one for (and you are spreading the cost over 18 months).

I can confirm it is a sim free unbranded phone as I went for this deal and my work's Orange sim works fine in it also (which is what I wanted the phone for as work pays for all my calls).

Be aware, I'm posting this for a cheap way to get the phone, I realise the actual contract tariff is rubbish - but that is not what this offer is about.

Also, if you do want to use data you get 'Web Daily' as standard with O2 non-data bundle contracts. This means you can use data as you like and pay £1.02 per day (midnight - 11:59PM) for up to 100MB within that day.

DONT FORGET YOU CAN DOWNGRADE YOUR O2 CONTRACT TO £15 AFTER 12 MONTHS to £15 - SO WOULD WORK OUT £285 AFTER QUIDCO!
- sbfc

* Actually sbfc, the T&S's state:
"After the first 9 months of your minimum term you may move down one tariff level per month". So you can move down sooner than after the first 12 months.
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#1
No data?

What's the point on having this phone without using the Internet on the go?
1 Like #2
OP is posting this as a cheap way to get the hardware, spread over 18 months. Its unlocked so bin the O2 sim, stick in something sike a £10/month giffgaff sim, and you are still quids in. Seems a good deal to me if the payment terms suit you.
#3
DanTheManc
No data?

What's the point on having this phone without using the Internet on the go?

did you really not read and understand the deal???

Be aware, I'm posting this for a cheap way to get the phone, I realise the actual contract tariff is rubbish - but that is not what this offer is about.

anyway hot
2 Likes #4
blacklion1725
OP is posting this as a cheap way to get the hardware, spread over 18 months. Its unlocked so bin the O2 sim, stick in something sike a £10/month giffgaff sim, and you are still quids in. Seems a good deal to me if the payment terms suit you.


So that works out at £20 contract + £10 GiffGaff sim. That makes this deal £30 a month overall. It doesn't make sense. You may aswell get a £25 contract which includes more minutes and includes data.
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fil
DanTheManc
No data?What's the point on having this phone without using the Internet on the go?
did you really not read and understand the deal???
Be aware, I'm posting this for a cheap way to get the phone, I realise the actual contract tariff is rubbish - but that is not what this offer is about.
anyway hot


I understand completely.

If your going to own a Desire HD you going to want to put a sim card in it. Why would you buy this at £20 a month and stick say a £10 sim only deal sim card in it? You may aswell get a £30 a month contract which would include more minutes than any £10 sim only deal. Your going to be tied into an 18 month contract regardless.

Cold
1 Like #6
the good thing about these comments every one is right, this is a good deal for a parent who pays for there childrens contract but wants a new smart phone for them selves to have all the other features ie gps, hd camera , aps etc wifi . so good deal for the right person

Edited By: matthewcrobertso on Mar 25, 2011 07:49
#7
Would be pointless without data. The thing is always doing something with data. It can be switched off, but would be pointless.
1 Like #8
Some people really don't get the deal. I use my home wi-fi for the data I don't need the data bit.

If you really want data on O2 then you can bolt on 500mb a month for £5 or pay £1 per 100meg per day pay as you use it.

18month contract is basically an interest free way of getting it. If you like, buy outright on your credit card, and pay it over 18 months and and see what it will cost you (over £400 I'll bet) - it was a no-brainer for me.

My O2 sim will never get used as *I use my work Orange sim in it - work pays for my calls* - thats why I mentioned Unbranded and sim free.

If you are looking for a tarriff with data you can get the same on Orange for £25 per month (from Dial-A-Phone) but you have to fart around with redemptions (taking it down to about £22 per month).

It is the essentially the same deal as http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/18-month-contract-02-htc-desire-z-20-42-per-month-dial-a-phone/861267 but for the HD not the Desire Z. I didn't know you could also downgrade to a cheaper tariff after 9 months which makes this deal even cheaper!

Edited By: hukd10 on Mar 25, 2011 09:04
#9
This is an illogical post 18 x 20 = £360 you can go buy one of these for that much outright, so it doesn't work out as cheap or a bargain, it's just a pay by installments option and as stated above you will still need to get a sim and contract to take advantage of the phones features.
#10
I think you can go to 02 and add a data bundle for about £5 per month - I think this still make it quote a good deal
6 Likes #11
looks like everyone forgot their reading specs today.
#12
DanTheManc
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DanTheManc
No data?What's the point on having this phone without using the Internet on the go?
did you really not read and understand the deal???
Be aware, I'm posting this for a cheap way to get the phone, I realise the actual contract tariff is rubbish - but that is not what this offer is about.
anyway hot

I understand completely.

If your going to own a Desire HD you going to want to put a sim card in it. Why would you buy this at £20 a month and stick say a £10 sim only deal sim card in it? You may aswell get a £30 a month contract which would include more minutes than any £10 sim only deal. Your going to be tied into an 18 month contract regardless.

Cold

Don't think you are understanding this deal at all. The only 18 month contract you will be tied into will be the one which is covering the cost of the phone. You can pay that contract off over the 18 months or if you wanted pay it off all at once at the start (which would make this deal like buying the phone outright for £360ish - Quidco). You can then stick a cheap giffgaff sim in it, which isn't tied into a contract. It means you don't have to be tied into an expensive £30-40 contract for 18-24 months.

I'm not saying I think it is the hottest deal possible, but if it is the cheapest way to get hold of an unlocked Desire HD it must be a deal of sorts.

Also, for some reason I seem to remember that if you pay the entire contract off at the start, you don't have to pay VAT. Not sure if I am making that up, but maybe someone has a better idea. I think it was due to the fact they aren't actually making a VAT-chargeable supply to you anymore.
#13
Cracking deal!! Thanks op
1 Like #14
This is a great piece of hardware with absolutely terrible software. To make this phone survive more than 24 hours in standby mode it needs to be rooted, unlocked and completely re-flashed with custom image. Please keep this in mind before buying. You will need a charger on hand to experience this phone.

Stock software would use 70% of battery in a day without using phone at all. Few phone calls and internet browsing and you need a charger during the day. After flashing custom image full battery lasts two days (48 hours) with light usage.

Edited By: CTPAHHIK on Mar 25, 2011 10:06
#15
agreed with DanTheMac
not alot of mins unfortunately & no internet. thats the same as getting just the phone for £20.42 a month. I'd pay the extra 6 month & get 100 mins unlimited text, internet & email. or 6. & for extra £2 get 300 mins or £8 for 500 mins + internet, text & emails.
DanTheManc
No data?

What's the point on having this phone without using the Internet on the go?
#16
CTPAHHIK
This is a great piece of hardware with absolutely terrible software. To make this phone survive more than 24 hours in standby mode it needs to be rooted, unlocked and completely re-flashed with custom image. Please keep this in mind before buying. You will need a charger on hand to experience this phone.

Stock software would use 70% of battery in a day without using phone at all. Few phone calls and internet browsing and you need a charger during the day. After flashing custom image full battery lasts two days (48 hours) with light usage.


There's another recent post on HUKD which says authoritatively that this is a **** piece of hardware with great software!

Anyone know which it is?

Anyway, hot from me for the deal, and I too would simply give the SIM to a family member.
#17
This phone is massive...way...way too big
The new HTC Desire S is coming out in early April - might be better to hold out if you are a Desire fan.
More info here
http://www.htc.com/www/product/desires/overview.html
#18
i think its hot as the same price to buy one with out even minutes and texts, good for people that buy a pay as you go and dont get any texts or minutes with it! and like me i have the htc but fancy changing but have 8 months left on contract and could sell the one i have and get hd one. I think its still cheaper than a contract with this phone so cant see why a lot are moaners!
#19
Quids
CTPAHHIK
This is a great piece of hardware with absolutely terrible software. To make this phone survive more than 24 hours in standby mode it needs to be rooted, unlocked and completely re-flashed with custom image. Please keep this in mind before buying. You will need a charger on hand to experience this phone.

Stock software would use 70% of battery in a day without using phone at all. Few phone calls and internet browsing and you need a charger during the day. After flashing custom image full battery lasts two days (48 hours) with light usage.


There's another recent post on HUKD which says authoritatively that this is a **** piece of hardware with great software!

Anyone know which it is?

Anyway, hot from me for the deal, and I too would simply give the SIM to a family member.


Do you have a link to that post? I have this phone in my hand. It's 1GHz, with 1.5GB memory and 768MB RAM. 4.3" screen. It's not as good as Super LCD or AMOLED, but that's the only bad things about hardware. User experience is flawless - there is absolutely no delay in running any apps, switching between screens/apps or browsing internet. I have Revolution HD 3.2 on it, not sh*t that came preloaded.
#20
I have had this phone since it was first released over here. I did have hardware issues at the start - I think there was a dodgy batch or something. From what I've heard that has been sorted out now, and the one that I have now is great. I have no problems with the software either though. The battery life isn't great, but I think that is a combination of both hardware and software. I've not flashed any custom roms, I am just using the updated roms that HTC release. I easily get a full day from the battery with a decent amount of use. It does need charging every night, but that doesn't really bother me that much.
#21
How does this deal compare?
phoneboxmobiles
It's a 24 Month deal but you can get 5 of those extra 6 months back via Redemption and you're getting 250mb of data each month? Only £30 Quidco though.

Edited By: abzorba on Mar 25, 2011 10:56
#22
pants deal... esp dial a phone... probably lumber you with some insurance or somink to get a few extra quid outta you... plus we all know that when ur on a contract its never JUST the monthly line rental... always extras...

finally, this phone can be bought off ebay for sub-£300 (e.g. £270!) so why bother with this??

cold cold cold... leaving me hot hot hot... C O-O-O L D!!!
#23
it is SLCD, some earlier models were AMOLED.
Without rooting it is fine, my heavy use of games net and WiFi on half the time gets me 10 hours before root. Now I get about 15-20 with root but only with LeeDroid, with rev HD I got about the same hours as stock out. Maybe u got a dud in software when it was stock.
#24
abzorba
How does this deal compare?
phoneboxmobiles
It's a 24 Month deal but you can get 5 of those extra 6 months back via Redemption and you're getting 250mb of data each month? Only £30 Quidco though.


I personally think, it's a better deal. However, I would not want to bother with redemption.
#25
Inquisitor
it is SLCD, some earlier models were AMOLED.
Without rooting it is fine, my heavy use of games net and WiFi on half the time gets me 10 hours before root. Now I get about 15-20 with root but only with LeeDroid, with rev HD I got about the same hours as stock out. Maybe u got a dud in software when it was stock.

There weren't any AMOLED units of this phone. HTC incorrectly advertised it as AMOLED when they first announced it. Many retailers stated that it was AMOLED but they have always been SLCD.

Edited By: evilskanker on Mar 25, 2011 11:02
#26
Bought one of these a few weeks back on a T mobile contract. Battery life isn't that bad. 2-3 hours browsing a day and a few calls and its still about 30% charge by evening. Not much larger than my previous iPhone as the screen covers more of the front keeping the increase in size to a minimum. The only complaint I have is that it needs restarting once every day or so as it seems to become slow to respond after several hours use.
#27
Dont forget you can down grade your o2 contract after 12 months 1 level to £15 per month so would only work out at £285 all in after quidco so this is HOT!
#28
Chemista
pants deal... esp dial a phone... probably lumber you with some insurance or somink to get a few extra quid outta you... plus we all know that when ur on a contract its never JUST the monthly line rental... always extras...

finally, this phone can be bought off ebay for sub-£300 (e.g. £270!) so why bother with this??

cold cold cold... leaving me hot hot hot... C O-O-O L D!!!



Quick check of ebay and there are no new phones under £350. You can only get used one under £300. Sorry, but opened box and turned on phone is used (it was used for something, but seller does not want to tell). If you wanted to sell as new why did you even unpack it? As soon as you drive car out of dealership it's USED.

You get free insurance for a few month, what wrong with that? If you ever bothered to read insurance agreement it says that it only covers users 18+. Quick phone call saying that you are under 18 gets insurance cancelled.

Yes, it's always JUST monthly rental if you do not use it.
#29
Inquisitor
it is SLCD, some earlier models were AMOLED.
Without rooting it is fine, my heavy use of games net and WiFi on half the time gets me 10 hours before root. Now I get about 15-20 with root but only with LeeDroid, with rev HD I got about the same hours as stock out. Maybe u got a dud in software when it was stock.


I had 1.32 World edition build. There were no OTA available to 1.73. Since updating would require some manual work I decided to go with revolution and it solved all slowness, battery and daily reboots.

LeeDroid from XDA? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=724123
Latest version? Would like to give it a try.
#30
evilskanker
Inquisitor
it is SLCD, some earlier models were AMOLED.
Without rooting it is fine, my heavy use of games net and WiFi on half the time gets me 10 hours before root. Now I get about 15-20 with root but only with LeeDroid, with rev HD I got about the same hours as stock out. Maybe u got a dud in software when it was stock.


There weren't any AMOLED units of this phone. HTC incorrectly advertised it as AMOLED when they first announced it. Many retailers stated that it was AMOLED but they have always been SLCD.


Can't really tell the difference as I don't have AMOLED phone, but it's very hard to use in sunlight.
#31
GeoThermal
evilskanker

There weren't any AMOLED units of this phone. HTC incorrectly advertised it as AMOLED when they first announced it. Many retailers stated that it was AMOLED but they have always been SLCD.

http://www.unwiredview.com/2010/08/25/htc-desire-amoledslcd-displays-compared/
http://www.gsmarena.com/amoled_vs_slcd_htc_desire_screens_fight_it_out-news-1932.php


Thank you for those links to articles about the HTC Desire. Can we get back on topic and talk about the Desire HD now?
#32
I had 1.32 World edition build. There were no OTA available to 1.73. Since updating would require some manual work I decided to go with revolution and it solved all slowness, battery and daily reboots.[/quote]
I have a Desire HD, and whilst I am very happy with it, bettery battery life and speed would be appreciated! So, are you currently using the Revolution update? Where should I go to get this? Any disadvantages of doing this? Any good guides for install?
#33
THis can also work like a small loan.You get the deal sell the phone keep the sim. (100 mins unlimited txts will suit more people than what you think !)

You can have £300+ in your pocket and pay it back over 18 months with a free sim for 18 months which has to be worth a £5 a month ?

Its hot but i wouldn't use it as its ment to like i don't use my OSF for what its capable of.

Nice find it has more + than some 1st think !
#34
sbfc
Dont forget you can down grade your o2 contract after 12 months 1 level to £15 per month so would only work out at £285 all in after quidco so this is HOT!

You can downgrade once half way through, so 9 months in.

Bargain really I think! May be tempted to exchange for my iPhone 4..
#35
GeoThermal
I can see both sides to the argument. However you can get it for much the same price (slightly cheaper) on a 24 month contract with minutes/texts and data

http://www.affordablemobiles.co.uk/contract-mobile-phones/t-mobile/mrc_pound15/htc/desire/15551575.html?source=webgains&siteid=1300
Free Desire
100 minutes
100 texts
"Unlimited" mobile data

£15.32 per month without cashback
Possible £60 Quidco
Possible £25 cashback from retailer.

That is a different phone. The Desire HD is NOT the same as the standard Desire.
#36
Yeah have deleted post. Didn't see the HD! LOL :) Best delete the quote in case someone goes for it.



Edited By: GeoThermal on Mar 25, 2011 11:54
#37
sold mine on ebay.
battery life was so poor even with the battery/app killer application... the screen size and browsing experience is great. but battery such a let down... on a day when you may need to make a few phone calls etc you will run out of battery!
#38
Great stuff thanks.
#39
matthewcrobertso
the good thing about these comments every one is right, this is a good deal for a parent who pays for there childrens contract but wants a new smart phone for them selves to have all the other features ie gps, hd camera , aps etc wifi . so good deal for the right person


Spot on - The unlimited texts that come with the deal is ideal for my teenage daughter in her existing phone, whilst I get the HTC. Hot for me!
#40
It's a big lump of a phone!

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