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8 Likes #2
24 months contract? No thanks.
4 Likes #3
heat added. Expect cold votes just because people dont like Nokia
#4
find it cheaper before give cold
#5
as i said
3 Likes #6
haq
heat added. Expect cold votes just because people dont like Nokia
No, expect cold votes for a two year contract.
By the time you're a quarter of the way through the contract your phone is two years out of date ! X)X)
#7
PhilK
haq
heat added. Expect cold votes just because people dont like Nokia

No, expect cold votes for a two year contract.
By the time you're a quarter of the way through the contract your phone is two years out of date ! X)X)


Agreed. Why you want a 24 months contract...
#8
haq
heat added. Expect cold votes just because people dont like Nokia
...And people who don't like Tesco Mobile, Heat added as this phone has a decent camera. The call/text/data allowance is pretty good too. Tesco clubcard points and £35 quidco cashback, best deal around at the moment.
#9
Problem is most contracts seem to be 24 months now if you want a fair price. I think this is a good deal, definately voting hot!
#10
for anyone out of contract this is a great deal imo.
#11
one problem might be, is that i doubt tesco would allow firmware updates.
You might have to debrand the phone first.
#12
phone has a good camera, but thats it.
good contract price tho.
for those who want a half decent smart phone for standard phone prices.
4 Likes #13
mattyb15
Problem is most contracts seem to be 24 months now if you want a fair price. I think this is a good deal, definately voting hot!


But Tesco themselves do 12 month contracts. Personally I will never touch contracts, all my phones have been PAYG, I pay a fraction of the contract price.

But for those prepared to sign up o 24 months, this is a very good deal for a surpisingly good phone.

Best camera on any phone by a long way. Solid aluminium body, tough gorilla glass screen, good battery life and signal strength and a set of updates to the firmware and UI coming in a couple of months that will be like a new phone again.

My preference would be to buy for £285 at Tesco and pay £20 to unlock and then find my own cheap PAYG deal. But if you prefer contract then hot.
1 Like #14
Hot from me - 750/5000 and data for £20 is good, throw in the phone and it's better, but 24 months is a minus.
#15
Im not voting either way, hot for the phone and allowances at that price but cold for 24 month contract
#16
if you want a good camera, buy a camera!
heat added, for this deal
HalfDemonHero1982
haq
heat added. Expect cold votes just because people dont like Nokia
...And people who don't like Tesco Mobile, Heat added as this phone has a decent camera. The call/text/data allowance is pretty good too. Tesco clubcard points and £35 quidco cashback, best deal around at the moment.
#17
MOB MINS TEXTS GREAT BUT I AGREE 24 MONTH CONTRACT IS COLD COLD COLD
#18
I thought most phones were 24 month contracts now a days.
#19
posted already

1 week 5 days ago
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/24-month-contract-tesco-mobile-nokia-n8-mobile-phone-750-mins-5000-texts-1gb-dat/899861


also could do with more info in the actual body of the deal :(


Edited By: flintstone on Mar 29, 2011 12:54
#20
llaarrggee
I thought most phones were 24 month contracts now a days.

They are and the reason is simply down to the cost of the handsets, you'd think the big players would get decent discounts on the handsets, but they don't.

Most mobile companies will have a break even point in a contract, at around 11-12 months on an 18 month contract, and its around month 16 on an iPhone contract.

I personally dont think it will be too long before we end up with even longer contracts, especially with the 4G auctions coming up soon.
#21
The N8 is a great phone if you're just looking at the hardware. But you're tieing yourself into a platform (Symbian) which Nokia has all but abandoned for Windows Phone 7, and which in its current state is years behind the likes of iOS, Android, and WP7.
#22
tesco mobile have discontinued the n8, that's why it's come down to this price, my store hasn't had received n8 stock for over a month now
#23
weiran
The N8 is a great phone if you're just looking at the hardware. But you're tieing yourself into a platform (Symbian) which Nokia has all but abandoned for Windows Phone 7, and which in its current state is years behind the likes of iOS, Android, and WP7.


I agree, by next year ALL the Nokia smartphones will be Windows Phone 7 (and maybe some basic models will run Symbian).

The hardware of this phone is great, but the software (Symbian) is a dead platform. Nokia killed it by announcing they are switching to Windows Phone 7. So nobody will develop new apps for Symbian, and this means that your shiny smartphone won't get all the new apps (but Android, iPhone will, maybe WIndows Phone 7 too)
1 Like #24
I've tried the N8 and could not live with it for 2 years, not voting either way
#25
Great phone, software lets it down. If it wasn't for the software this phone would be a lot better
#26
llaarrggee
I thought most phones were 24 month contracts now a days.


Only for those that are clueless when it comes to negotiating.
I never have a mobile contract longer than a 12 months

Smartphones are out of date within months of release, so why would someone want to keep one for 24 months ?
This is a crap phone on a long contract. Why Nokia keep flogging the Symbian dead hose is beyond anyone in the industry, and I "guess" is the reason why Nokia have lost so much market ground.
Cold.

Edited By: gizmouk on Mar 29, 2011 13:21
#27
Helps if you mention the contract length in title.
#28
could be hot,, but feel 1Gb a month is too less, esp with all the online stuff u can do ,,, like watching bbc iplayer,, downloading games, etc.

for a couple of quid you can get unlimited internet with a different network, which is a better option in my opinion.
1 Like #29
androoski
[quote=mattyb15]
My preference would be to buy for £285 at Tesco and pay £20 to unlock and then find my own cheap PAYG deal. But if you prefer contract then hot.


I'd also much prefer to own the phone and go with whoever I wanted for calls/data as time went on but looking at the price difference, it gets complicated.

If you go with this deal you're essentially paying £480 for the phone and two years worth of calls/data. If you buy it, you quote a price of £305 unlocked. With the tesco deal you're getting points and possibly quidco at £35. Not sure how many points you get / what the monetary value of that is so ill skip that. So comparing the two

£445 for Tesco deal
£305 buying it yourself. I'll assume a £10 a month payg plan for two years = £240. If you got lucky you might get a £5 a month deal so that would be £120.

£445 Tesco
£425-545 buy yourself

I'm not calling that a fraction of the cost to own it yourself but you do at least have the option to dump the phone in a year if it feels old hat compared to everything else. I bet with clubcard points it works out the same as buying it and getting a £5 a month plan for two years.

So really it seems to come down to, do you have the cash up front and are you willing to bet on getting 2 years worth of calls/data at £5. Prices for these could go up or down over time. So you could save or lose.

*wanders off tapping feverishly into a calculator*
#30
So total cost is £480 over the course of 2 years. Sell the phone to mobilephoneexchange.co.uk for £140 (and that's if you're lazy, you could fetch much more selling it privately). That leaves £340 tops - that's £14.16 a month for 750 min, basically "unlimited" texts and "unlimited" data (who goes over 5000 texts or 1GB roaming?! Use wifi when at home!). Throw the SIM in your current phone and voila!

Or, you could keep the N8, which I'll give the devil its dues, it is arguably the best camera a mobile phone has seen. But aside from that, the app store isn't as solid as the Android or iPhone app stores. If that doesn't bother you, this is a steal!
#31
haq
heat added. Expect cold votes just because people dont like Nokia


though its no iphone or android its the best camera phone so far :3
#32
gizmouk
llaarrggee
I thought most phones were 24 month contracts now a days.


Only for those that are clueless when it comes to negotiating.
I never have a mobile contract longer than a 12 months

Smartphones are out of date within months of release, so why would someone want to keep one for 24 months ?
This is a crap phone on a long contract. Why Nokia keep flogging the Symbian dead hose is beyond anyone in the industry, and I "guess" is the reason why Nokia have lost so much market ground.
Cold.


That's not really a very accurate picture. A new smartphone that's 1-2 years more recent is going to be faster, have better spec and more recent versions of the OS but those don't necessarily invalidate anything that went before it.

Lets fast forward a year and assume that all smartphones are now dual core, great gpu, latest android and so on. You're still on your froyo 1ghz phone but the battery life is about the same unless there is a leap in battery technology that I'm not reading about. The handset build is about the same, the upgrade of the OS is probably possible and try as I might, I just can't see any games on android really being 2 core essentials. The world market will still be one core centric and that's what developers will target, except in some rare cases where a game will push the hardware.

I think it would be more accurate to say that a phone can last you two or more years if you choose the right platform and hardware to begin with. And bare in mind that some hardware advances are not essential. My current 5mp camera is still just fine in a year when 8mp or higher is a standard.

So with careful selection of what you're buying, you can expect a year of joy, another year or it'll do until next year and on year three when people are using their new smartphones as hoverboards, sure you'll want to get rid.
#33
gizmouk
llaarrggee
I thought most phones were 24 month contracts now a days.
Smartphones are out of date within months of release, so why would someone want to keep one for 24 months ?


How on Earth are smartphones out of date a few months after release? My HTC Desire is up there with anything on the market at the minute and I've had it for close to a year now. Daft comment.
#34
Orbital
gizmouk
llaarrggee
I thought most phones were 24 month contracts now a days.
Smartphones are out of date within months of release, so why would someone want to keep one for 24 months ?


How on Earth are smartphones out of date a few months after release? My HTC Desire is up there with anything on the market at the minute and I've had it for close to a year now. Daft comment.


I'd say the desire was a good example of a phone that had legs, now if it had been a wildfire, that low res screen would gradually be eliminating it from more and more apps as they all start to move towards higher res as a default.
1 Like #35
gizmouk


Only for those that are clueless when it comes to negotiating.
I never have a mobile contract longer than a 12 months


ok mr smarty pants how do you get a new phone, say a htc desire hd, iphone 4 etc (which is where nokia thinks this phone lies) or such on a 12 months contract without paying over £30 a month and paying for the actual handset?? that also includes similar minutes, texts etc to this one
imho this deal is good if you A, like the phone and B, would use the allowances otherwise payg [i]might[/i] work out a fraction cheaper
i myself didnt like how the phone performed so i opted for the htc desire hd, only time will tell if i made the right decision


Edited By: irradiated on Mar 29, 2011 14:12
suspended#36
I was in the vodafone shop the other day because I am yet again having problems with my sony ericsson satio which I took out on a 24 month contract (please heed the warning of others), I still have 6 months left even though this phone was outdated about a month after launch.

Anyway, was chatting with the guy in the shop and he asked about what phone I'd be thinking of next and I told him I was thinking of getting the N8, he just gave me the look of horror and told me it's basically the same phone as the one I've had so much bother with. He told me that there have been no end of problems regarding the software and that I really would be best to avoid it, and I shall.

His advice was to go with the i phone and I know it's petty but I just don't want to buy into the whole apple thing.

Don't know what I'll get but I know it wont be an N8.
#37
Ive got the N8 and i prefer it to the htc desire that i just got rid of.....never liked that one.
1 Like #38
Hissy Miss
I was in the vodafone shop the other day because I am yet again having problems with my sony ericsson satio which I took out on a 24 month contract (please heed the warning of others), I still have 6 months left even though this phone was outdated about a month after launch.

Anyway, was chatting with the guy in the shop and he asked about what phone I'd be thinking of next and I told him I was thinking of getting the N8, he just gave me the look of horror and told me it's basically the same phone as the one I've had so much bother with. He told me that there have been no end of problems regarding the software and that I really would be best to avoid it, and I shall.

His advice was to go with the i phone and I know it's petty but I just don't want to buy into the whole apple thing.

Don't know what I'll get but I know it wont be an N8.

Go with a good Android phone, you won't regret it!
#39
dont think it will be too long at all i read somewhere the new samsung galaxy will be 600 quid!!!!!madness
goonasuk
llaarrggee
I thought most phones were 24 month contracts now a days.


They are and the reason is simply down to the cost of the handsets, you'd think the big players would get decent discounts on the handsets, but they don't.

Most mobile companies will have a break even point in a contract, at around 11-12 months on an 18 month contract, and its around month 16 on an iPhone contract.

I personally dont think it will be too long before we end up with even longer contracts, especially with the 4G auctions coming up soon.
#40
Hissy Miss
I was in the vodafone shop the other day because I am yet again having problems with my sony ericsson satio which I took out on a 24 month contract (please heed the warning of others), I still have 6 months left even though this phone was outdated about a month after launch.

Anyway, was chatting with the guy in the shop and he asked about what phone I'd be thinking of next and I told him I was thinking of getting the N8, he just gave me the look of horror and told me it's basically the same phone as the one I've had so much bother with. He told me that there have been no end of problems regarding the software and that I really would be best to avoid it, and I shall.

His advice was to go with the i phone and I know it's petty but I just don't want to buy into the whole apple thing.

Don't know what I'll get but I know it wont be an N8.

Oh dear, you fell for the dont touch that phone its rubbish, have the IPHONE instead...it will make the sales assist and vodafone much more money from your pocket....Dont listen to sales assistants, most of them dont have a clue and all they are interested in is getting as much money out of you as possible.

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