Free Orange San Francisco, 100 mins / unltd landline / 100 texts / 500mb £7.66/month 24 months (+ £5 extra for ultd texts) - HotUKDeals
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Thought this might be a good deal for those looking for a San Fran AND a new contract. Just got this by phoning up Orange. I'm a current PAYG customer and I spend about £10 every 2 months, so this is a HOT deal as I want the San Fran.

100 xnet minutes
100 texts
500mb internet (if you go over you don't get charged they said, they just slow you down)
unlimited landline calls

for £7.66 month for 24 months. For an extra £5 you can add unlimited texts, and you can change this every month (so for example if this month you realised you need more than 100 texts, you can pay an extra £5 to get unlimited next month).

Might be a retention deal as I threatened to request a PAC, but worth a go regardless.
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#1
Why £7.66? Seems a random amount. Is that what they offered or did you haggle from a tenner?! Want to give it a go 'cos spending about a fiver a month too and fancy a San Fran.
#2
Xadryxil
Why £7.66? Seems a random amount. Is that what they offered or did you haggle from a tenner?! Want to give it a go 'cos spending about a fiver a month too and fancy a San Fran.


I have no idea. I just said I wanted something around the £10 mark, and that was what I was offered. I *think* it's a £15ish contract halved?
#3
Worth a try, the actual price of the contract is £4 per month which is smashingly good
#4
cracking deal......... hats off
#5
oh even better if you can get 10% corporate discount!!! must be worth a try.
#6
I fancy this too but is it only retention? Has anyone else tried it?
2 Likes #7
Xadryxil
Why £7.66? Seems a random amount. Is that what they offered or did you haggle from a tenner?! Want to give it a go 'cos spending about a fiver a month too and fancy a San Fran.


Its £7.50 with 20% VAT instead of 17.5%
#8
buy it on PAYG £99, unlock it - but a tesco £10 sim and your in business (500mins, unlimited txt and 500mb data)
#9
badmac
buy it on PAYG £99, unlock it - but a tesco £10 sim and your in business (500mins, unlimited txt and 500mb data)


people might not need 500 minutes or unlimited texts...
#10
Well, looks like you were lucky! I've just had a chat and they won't go anywhere near that. Been with Orange for years but didn't push the PAC request too hard, so maybe someone else will have more joy.
#11
I thought I recognised that name + photo, small world!
#12
plasticniki
people might not need 500 minutes or unlimited texts...


They might not, but everyone wants more for their money.... no long 24month contract.... this alternative deal is an open to all.... not just those trying to push retentions for a deal that not everyone will get. Not everyone has the confidence to demand a deal.
#13
PS I have an OSF too, it's great :)
#14
badmac
buy it on PAYG £99, unlock it - but a tesco £10 sim and your in business (500mins, unlimited txt and 500mb data)


Yeah, they did offer me the £30 off a phone over £50 deal that's been mentioned a few times so could get a San Fran for £80 (have to buy £10 top-up still!) and unlock as you say. Not half as good as the OP's deal though.
#15
I only use about 50 minutes a month so for people like me this seems fine
#16
If anyone else actually gets this deal please post here so I can phone 'em back with a bit more leverage (_;)
#17
I've been with them for years and they have offered me: 200 mins, unlimited texts, 500mb Data and free SF for 24 months (£10.21 per month) AFTER I threatened to quit. Been pushing them harder but they won't budge. I have requested PAC code to see if that makes them give me more data. Will update everyone on what happens.
#18
good deal...but it seems to be individual to the OP so not voting either way
#19
I have just left Orange for T-Mobile but am now looking at having to pay for my Broadband (its free on Orange as long as I am an Orange Mobile customer). It would cost less to buy this than fork out £20 odd quid a month on BB.
#20
heads up to any accademic staff out there, Orange give 10% discount to us all, but you have to ask
#21
badmac
buy it on PAYG £99, unlock it - but a tesco £10 sim and your in business (500mins, unlimited txt and 500mb data)


99+(10*24=240)
=339

This deal is only 184 over the same period!! (£155 saving so nearly double!!)

And you are not using TESCO (who charge £4/mb!!!)

You must be a typical tesco user who spends more than you need to and gets easily fooled by tesco making more money for them!
#22
i have a san fran and the battery life is awful
1 Like #23
24 months seems an awfully long time for a phone which will be extremely outdated in 2 years.
#24
You can also get a giffgaff sim - £10 a month which you can stop at any time and this gives you 250 mins, unlimited texts and unlimited internet. I unlocked the Orange San Francisco for free via the MoDaCo website and follow the instructions on there or previous hotukdeals posts.

It's a great phone for it's price range.
1 Like #25
Couldn't think of a worse smart phone to be tied to for 24 months has Hukd gone mad! !!
#26
rang orange and they said there wasn't such a deal
1 Like #27
sheffgrow259
i have a san fran and the battery life is awful


Battery life on pretty much all decent smartphones is not good.

I have a Galaxy S .... have to charge every night. Extra charge at teatime if it's been heavily used during the day.

Girlfriend has iPhone 4. Battery life is even worse than the Galaxy S. But it does seem to charge more quickly.

Ex-gf has an HTC Desire. It seems to be the worst of the bunch. Even light use and it's out of gas in no time. The HD version is meant to be even worse.

In short ...... want a decent smartphone? Be prepared to charge it (at least) every night.

Don't see why this one would be any different.
#28
I just rang Orange. It's user dependent. They offered me 100 mins, unltd landline, 1100 texts and internet for £12.66 for 24 months. Pretty good deal still. I managed to get a PAYG Orange SF for £79 inc top up off the guy, and I wouldn't have bothered calling if it wasn't for OP. So thank you very much OP! Glad you got a sweet deal :D
#29
24 months...... no thanks...... sim only use and sell / bin
#30
at £4 a month, if you calculate the phone as worth £99, its a no brainer even if it was a 36 month contract if you know your usage over a long period of time. If you don't like the phone after say 10 months or 12 or what ever.. just buy a new phone... the contract is still only effectively costing you £4 a month!
#31
mofokiss
heads up to any accademic staff out there, Orange give 10% discount to us all, but you have to ask

It's as well you don't have to ask in writing...
#32
no such deal
#33
meh Im not that impressed. buying a SIM only contract and the phone separately would work out at a similar price but you could get many more mins/txtx/data.
#34
just rang orange didnt get the same deal but they offered me 300mins/unlitd landline/100 txts for £10.21
30 day contract

Edited By: arabianchief on Jan 21, 2011 21:46
#35
When i went to cancel mine approx a month ago, i got 500 mins, unlimited text and unlimited data for £8.00 per month
#36
24 month contract = FAIL

Buy it sim-free you Muppet and get a monthly sim-only deal. Can alsways sell in 6 months if you get fed up and they are currently going for £130 unloked and FROYO-d on eBay.
#37
badmac
buy it on PAYG £99, unlock it - but a tesco £10 sim and your in business (500mins, unlimited txt and 500mb data)


Tesco £10 SIM deal ends Sunday 23rd Jan.
#38
Shock
badmac
buy it on PAYG £99, unlock it - but a tesco £10 sim and your in business (500mins, unlimited txt and 500mb data)


99+(10*24=240)
=339

Tesco is 1 month deal, not 24 months, so no need to miltiply by 24 months.
#39
rodman
Shock
badmac
buy it on PAYG £99, unlock it - but a tesco £10 sim and your in business (500mins, unlimited txt and 500mb data)
99+(10*24=240)=339
Tesco is 1 month deal, not 24 months, so no need to miltiply by 24 months.
I have two of these phones I bought one for my son for Xmas, and was so impressed I got myself one a few weeks ago. Firstly they have downgraded the screen on the new phone, the new screen is fine, but the older one was outstanding up to i phone standard.
I unlocked this for free over the internet and use my Tesco sim in it, which works fine. I’d recommend rooting the phone there is an app to do this and then you can remove all the orange crapware.
One of the other great benefits of rooting it is that you can use apps like barnacle, which enables you to use the phone as a modem for you laptop or net book. There is also a problem with this phone in that it keeps dropping the connection to wifi, but there is an app you can download for this.
For the £90 I paid at Argos for the phone and £10 for Tesco pm for 500 mins etc I really don't see it is worth entering into a contract for a low end android!

Edited By: Brad on Jan 22, 2011 09:17
#40
sancheez
sheffgrow259
i have a san fran and the battery life is awful
Battery life on pretty much all decent smartphones is not good.I have a Galaxy S .... have to charge every night. Extra charge at teatime if it's been heavily used during the day.Girlfriend has iPhone 4. Battery life is even worse than the Galaxy S. But it does seem to charge more quickly.Ex-gf has an HTC Desire. It seems to be the worst of the bunch. Even light use and it's out of gas in no time. The HD version is meant to be even worse.In short ...... want a decent smartphone? Be prepared to charge it (at least) every night.Don't see why this one would be any different.

I have to disagree the battery is fine charge overnight and last all day with quite a few calls web use etc. (Have a look at reviews) Of course if you are going to fiddle with it all day and play games like my kids, then yes the battery life is poor!

Edited By: Brad on Jan 22, 2011 09:23

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