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GET A FREE MOBILE CONTRACT - NO SCAM £98.91

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9y, 11m agoFound 9 years, 11 months ago
Hi, i dont know if anyone has mentioned this before but i have found a really easy way of getting a free mobile contract for a year. In order to do it you need to own a mobile phone on orange (or an unlocked phone).

Go to the carphonewarehouse site and select the "clearance" deals on the left hand side. Once there select the LG Chocolate phone. With this phone you have to pay £30 a month for 200 minutes and 75 txts a month, however carphonewarehouse offer a cashback scheme. On the 4th 8th and 12th months of the contract providing you send in your phone bill they will send you a cheque for £87.03. So after the 12 months it has cost you a total of £98.91. Now providing you dont want to keep the LG Chocolate phone, you can sell it on ebay for around £130. This now brings the total amount you pay per year to -£31.09, and if you purchase a mobile contract through quidco they give you £37 cashback so now over the total of 12 months you have gotten 200 minutes and 75 txts a month and you have made £68.09. Not to bad if you ask me.

**ducky note: this is a REFURBISHED handset and therefore is repackaged and may not contain all original accessories and, if your are really unlucky, have minor cosmetic scratches, smudges, etc. Therefore, it's unlikely you'll get the full amound on eBay. It's best to go for a 12 months free deal elsewhere, eg e2save.com

- duckmagicuk2
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#1
Nice post.
#2
Nice find, I wonder if this could be delivered in time for Christmas.
#3
Do some research first:
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=104800 for example
Carphone warehouse have get a terrible reputation for honouring these redemption deals. I have heard so many bad stories from other people, personally I wouldn't touch Carphone warehouse. For example:

"my advice is stay clear of CPW cashback offers. they do not pay up, their customer services are appauling and they lie. avoid like the plague. over 5 1/2 months and still not received the money i am entitled too."
(quoted from above link.)
Google for carphone warehouse redemption deals for hundereds of stories similar to above.
#4
There is always potential for problems on any cashback deal, but the advantage of a big company like carphonewarehouse is that they will almost definitely be around when it comes to paying up (the retailer is responsible for cashbacks, not the network), they are on almost every high street in the land, and if all else fails (and you have kept rigourously to the terms & conditions) they will be forced to pay up if you sue them. There's no point suing Bill Bloggs Mobile Emporium if they can't be found or are no longer in existence.

But yes, do your own research first. The link in the previous post is a good example, although over 12 months old, you will see the majority are content with cpw.

The only problem with this specific deal is that you need to sell the phone on eBay to get the final zero cost - let's hope the buyer is not someone who would like it shipped to Nigeria!

There are numerous deals available elsewhere on cashback deals that do not require you to try and sell the handset to obtain zero cost over 12 months.

The true price of this deal should be recorded as £98.91
#5
Just make sure that the cashback is in fact 'cash back' Sometimes it comes in the form of call credit on your phone. I know this is especially true of the O2 contracts deals.

I have used dialaphone in the past with vodafone and had no problems but always check and just to make it worse, you can't actually trust what they tell you on the phone as they will tell you anything to get the sale.
#6
I have dealt with OSPS, The Link and CPW regarding cashbacks, and found that CPW has the most relaxed system (60 days to send in the cashback forms from the date on airtime bill), and are the most reliable. Just my experience though.
1 Like #7
This is 'cashback' in the form of a cheque :)
#8
selecta
I have dealt with OSPS, The Link and CPW regarding cashbacks, and found that CPW has the most relaxed system (60 days to send in the cashback forms from the date on airtime bill), and are the most reliable. Just my experience though.


Me too actually CPW have always honoured mine.
#9
I have done a cashback deal from CPW and they ended up overpaying me, they might need chasing up but most of them do.
CPW I would say are one of the best cashbacks, just are not mentioned often as they usually do not always have the best deals.
#10
These are new guidelines JUST set out by orange.

I am an orange direct dealer and we have just received these instructions on how cashback can be dealt with. All of the major players will have to abide by these rulings.




inform
bulletin



Minimum business standards for cashback


Are you imposing unreasonable restrictions on your cashback deals?

We have had a large number of complaints from customers in relation to cashback deals offered
by our channel partners. In many cases, customers believe that they will receive a cash or other
benefit but subsequently discover that they are subject to unduly restrictive conditions.

Minimum business standards

We require you to comply with the minimum business standards set out below. We will monitor
your compliance with these requirements and consider any breach to be a material breach of our
agreement with you as well as a breach of your statutory obligations:

• All terms must be clearly communicated to the customer and unambiguous
• Terms must not be such that a reasonable person could not comply with them
• Terms must not be unduly restrictive
• The customer must be informed that the cashback offer is made by you NOT by Orange.
• You must provide details of a customer care number or email address by which customers can contact you with any queries or problems
• You must provide Orange with telephone and email contact details for us to refer on any customer problems we may receive
• You must not unreasonably delay the processing of cashback claims – we consider any delay beyond 5 working days to be unreasonable
Orange considers the following terms to be unduly restrictive:

• A requirement that the customer must submit his or her original statements – copies of statements should be acceptable proof
• Any charge for processing a cashback claim
• A requirement that cashback claims are submitted within an unreasonably short period –
we consider anything less than 60 days to be unreasonable.

If you have any queries regarding any of the information please get in touch with your relevant Orange contact.

11/12/2006.
#11
Like this deal but alot depends on the price you get from ebay which from experience can vary drasticaly
#12
blueroo any chance you can edit that so its more readable?

If that 5 working day limit is true I might chanse up buymobilephones.net as they specify something massive like 56days.

Can anyone confirm this Orange bulletin to Orange mobile resellers?
#13
Carphone Warehouse have been nothing but helpful with their cash back with my contract....I would always go with these guys:)
#14
I've had lots of cashbacks from carphonewarehouse without any problem, as well as their subsidiaries (onestop, e2save). As long as you follow the conditions to the letter, and mail the claim by recorded delivery so it can't be "lost", you'll be fine.
#15
schizoboy
blueroo any chance you can edit that so its more readable?

If that 5 working day limit is true I might chanse up buymobilephones.net as they specify something massive like 56days.

Can anyone confirm this Orange bulletin to Orange mobile resellers?



All done, Dont know how that happened

I would say, give them a chance to alter their t&c's with an email.
After that inform orange, they are really clamping down at the moment,
they are looking to get rid of dealers who dont pay up, so everyone who
does these huge cashback deals have got to be on their toes.
banned#16
elliff
Do some research first:
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=104800 for example
Carphone warehouse have get a terrible reputation for honouring these redemption deals. I have heard so many bad stories from other people, personally I wouldn't touch Carphone warehouse. For example:

"my advice is stay clear of CPW cashback offers. they do not pay up, their customer services are appauling and they lie. avoid like the plague. over 5 1/2 months and still not received the money i am entitled too."
(quoted from above link.)
Google for carphone warehouse redemption deals for hundereds of stories similar to above.


I have had contracts with all the CPW companies for over 6 years never had a problem with cashback as long as you stick to the T & C's you wont have a problem I'm sure that all the negative remarks are from people that didnt get their cashback because they didnt follow the rules.
#17
if you dont care what phone you get go to e2save.com for really good deals
#18
Yeah, there's lots of options where you don't have to sell the phone on and have the hassle of eBay.

Remember, this is a CLEARANCE phone. This means it is REFURBISHED. It's re-packaged and may not contain all of the original accessories, and may even contain cosmetic damage. You're not likely to get as much for it on eBay as a brand new one.

Click here to go to a list of mobile retailers and networks. You'll find links to their websites, feedback, and soon I'll be adding in customer service contact details too...
#19
As this deal relies on you selling your handset on eBay, I don't think that can be included in the cost price. The cost price of this would be £98.91 after cashback, so i have added that price into the OP.
#20
last 3 years i'm with CPW with more than 4 running contracts, never had a problem with cashback.
#21
Hi, regarding selling the phone on ebay, you will only need to sell it for around £60 to get the contract for free, and if you sell it for any more then you are in profit. I can guarantee you that even if the phone is refurbished that you will get atleast £100 on ebay for it. You can actually get a better deal on e2save which is owned by carphone warehouse, however i decided i would rather go with carphone warehouse directly because they are a pretty big and legitimate company, where as most people have not heard of e2save.
#22
I received my first CPW cheque fine, no problems, within a few weeks. The second was taking ages so rang up, they said you have to wait at least 50 days for the cheque. So I waited 50 days, nothing, rang back and they said it must've been lost. So now I have to wait 60-80 days for the replacement. My advice would be to make notes of when you post your bill back and keep copies and records of everything!!
#23
Hey Guys,


I'm just coming to an end of my cashback scheme with The Link and have had no probs with the first two payments but we'll see how it goes with the last.

Im going to cancel this contract and go for another one.
I try to avoid some of the smaller random companies who could disappear. Just wondered which providers are kinda the top 3 in terms of reputation, ease of use and paying up (for any deal)?

Im also trying to avoid those deals which say they are a twelve month contract and twelve months free but actually make you stay signed up longer than 12 months in order to get your last payment. thus negating the point of the deal. Theres a few of them around so be careful and ask about this specifically. Some require you to send your 13 months bill and some require u to send the 12months bill but you have to still be on the contract after this time.

So which providers seem to be the best?

thanks
t
#24
i don't know whats new in this post, many shops do 12 months free contract like OSPS, CPW, e2save etc..
#25
They are pretty good and generally things go smooth. However, if you happen to be unfortunate enough and things do go wrong, then putting them right is a nightmare with these people - believe me!
1 Like #26
matar
i don't know whats new in this post, many shops do 12 months free contract like OSPS, CPW, e2save etc..


I think you've pressed too many 'carriage returns' after your message, hence all the wasted blank space underneath your one liner post :p
banned#27
CPW? Bunch of ******* muppets. I've placed 7 orders with them this year:
[LIST]
[*]3 ipods - never turned up, no explanation, never charged.
[*]1 mobile arrived; the phone was filthy and the box damaged so it was obviously a returned phone and not new. Overcharged by £10.
[*]1 mobile arrived without the freebie it was supposed to come with; emailed them & after 8 days (just outside DSR - what a coincidence!) I got an email back saying that they were too busy to answer emails and that I had to ring an 0870 number @ 10p a minute...
[*]1 KRZR ordered on the 17th November; no replies to emails; phoned them up, transfered 3 times until I got to a guy who promised someone would ring back & they never have.[/LIST]CPW should change their name to CFW; the C stands for complete - I'll let you figure out what the F & W stand for!

Estimated spend with CPW in 2007? Feck all! :pirate:
#28
I have found the same phone but with ten months free on 12 month contract:

http://www.onestopphoneshop.co.uk/index.php?&B[0][next][0]=&B[0][tariff]=PC30C&B[0][handsetcode]=ORAKG800CLE&B[0][giftcode]=F10MF&B[0][network]=orange&banner=Clearance0

I have used them in the past and have had no problem. Also they are part of the carphonewarehouse and if you go via quidco, get £37.50 as well

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