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The upgrade price on orange any t-mobile as of tomorrow (28/02/13). Will be £119.95.

Requires you to have a sim with that network for 6 months and you need to have the sim with you.

Upgrade price on O2 and Vodafone is £139.95.

New phone price £149.95 + 10 top up.
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digitalzooneuk
Is this from orange or EE shop ?


There is a big phones 4u logo as the image. I would say that must mean it's carphone.....

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#1
Is this from orange or EE shop ?
23 Likes #2
digitalzooneuk
Is this from orange or EE shop ?


There is a big phones 4u logo as the image. I would say that must mean it's carphone.....
#3
ive no idea why is this being voted cold ... hot for me
4 Likes #4
digitalzooneuk
Is this from orange or EE shop ?

Its from DFS, their latest range
#5
I have given heat, their upgrade payg phone choices are getting interesting
#6
say your on an orage contract for past 2 years and want to just buy a phone and not sign up to new contract after my current one ends, am I eligible?
#7
Good price for the phone.

Are Phone4U handsets network locked as per CPW ?

Any sim (payg, contract) over 6 months old, get the phone for £119 no contract, just payg on Orange for £119 ?
#8
say your on an orange contract for past 2 years and want to just buy a phone and not sign up to new contract after my current one ends, am I eligible?
#9
Will be in the q first thing in the morning, luvvyy jubbly!
#10
NX3
Good price for the phone.

Are Phone4U handsets network locked as per CPW ?

Any sim (payg, contract) over 6 months old, get the phone for £119 no contract, just payg on Orange for £119 ?


All handsets are unlocked to any network.
#11
NX3
Good price for the phone.

Are Phone4U handsets network locked as per CPW ?

Any sim (payg, contract) over 6 months old, get the phone for £119 no contract, just payg on Orange for £119 ?



You have to be on paygo orange or t-mobile for 6 months. Won't work if you're on contact.

If you want it new it's 149.95 + 10 top up on a new sim. (You could still put a contract sim in though).
#12
So is the 149.95 + 10 top up unlocked
1 Like #13
JRadia
So is the 149.95 + 10 top up unlocked


All phones are unlocked.
It's 119.95 if you are already on paygo orange or tmob

139.95 for O2 or Voda

And as a brand new sale with as new paygo SIM card 149.95 + 10 top up

All the phones are unlocked.
banned 1 Like #14
Windows operating system. Cold
#15
Do you need to have topped up in last 3/6/9 months if you are on Orange/T-Mobile PAYG?

Thanks in advance for any relevant info.



Edited By: ac1mx on Feb 28, 2013 13:03
#16
ac1mx
Do you need to have topped up in last 3/6/9 months if you are on Orange/T-Mobile PAYG?

Thanks in advance for any relevant info.




You need to have regularly topped up over a ) month period. But it's worth going in to see if you can upgrade anyway.
#17
05jamhad
ac1mx
Do you need to have topped up in last 3/6/9 months if you are on Orange/T-Mobile PAYG?

Thanks in advance for any relevant info.




You need to have regularly topped up over a ) month period. But it's worth going in to see if you can upgrade anyway.

* 6 month
#18
Can someone explain how this works to someone who is new to mobiles and contracts.
I have a contract t mobile sim only, does that mean i can buy this for £119.95?
#19
Last time there was a P4U upgrade like this I rang both them and T-Mobile and they both pretty much laughed at me in dismay saying that PAYG phones are already heavily discounted and aren't eligible for upgrades.
#20
This is an amazing deal! The phone was almost double this unlocked just a couple of months ago, only EE had it for cheaper @ £179.99 + £10 top up. But that would likely have been locked and they were sold out most of the time. Just got a new phone which is better than this otherwise I would have been interested in purchasing one, might still get one for a relative though as its such a great deal.
#21
Amazing how windows 8 is so refreshing and going to change the world but why do these phones drop so quickly in price?Not my cup of tea but ideal for mums and dads who want something simple to use.
#22
they look nice but little app support, kinda the same with blackberry except their paid a bunch of developers $1000 or something to port apps over. Its great that win8 can have apps that are 90% as functional as any other platform but if they're slow to update because they aren't on the devs mind a whole lot then people wont buy
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I have the 920 and I couldn't be happier. Windows Phone 8 is a beautiful mobile OS - sleek, fast and easy to use. People often use the latter point to label products that would suit children or older people - why? Just because I might have a degree in Physics doesn't mean I fancy spending several hours changing a certain setting on my phone. More important to note is that you don't sacrifice the customisability for this simplicity.

To address the application situation is difficult. Some people fill their phones with a plethora of apps, and yes, you will struggle to do the same at this current moment in time with Windows Phone 8. However, since I like a phone that works as a phone (and I am not knocking those who use them for other purposes) it has not been a problem for me. I've still be able to install other the applications I use regularly such as National Rail and eBay etc...

Browsing the web feels like a new experience after moving on from my Android device - and I think the benchmarks back this up. Certainly something to bare in mind for those who are often googling on the run.

Well, that's my two cents. Hope it helps someone.
2 Likes #24
aramaj36
Its from DFS, their latest range

But, the DFS sale MUST end Sunday!
#25
are these Windows phone easy to get unlocked? and for how much?
#26
gobanana
are these Windows phone easy to get unlocked? and for how much?


All phones from phones 4 u are unlocked. Even when bought with a sim they are still unlocked.
#27
ashkayuk
Can someone explain how this works to someone who is new to mobiles and contracts.
I have a contract t mobile sim only, does that mean i can buy this for £119.95?


Unfortunately, this price is only for pay as you go existing customers.

You could buy it at the new price £149.95 + 10 top up and then put your contract sim in the phone though.
#28
yellowputty
I have the 920 and I couldn't be happier. Windows Phone 8 is a beautiful mobile OS - sleek, fast and easy to use. People often use the latter point to label products that would suit children or older people - why? Just because I might have a degree in Physics doesn't mean I fancy spending several hours changing a certain setting on my phone. More important to note is that you don't sacrifice the customisability for this simplicity.

To address the application situation is difficult. Some people fill their phones with a plethora of apps, and yes, you will struggle to do the same at this current moment in time with Windows Phone 8. However, since I like a phone that works as a phone (and I am not knocking those who use them for other purposes) it has not been a problem for me. I've still be able to install other the applications I use regularly such as National Rail and eBay etc...

Browsing the web feels like a new experience after moving on from my Android device - and I think the benchmarks back this up. Certainly something to bare in mind for those who are often googling on the run.

Well, that's my two cents. Hope it helps someone.

I've used all the major mobile operating systems over the past few years and very much liked Windows Phone 7. However, I couldnt deal with the lack of apps (amazon, tapatalk were missing) and things like whatsapp and youtube were kn dreadfuk quality in comparision to iOS and Android.

Like I said though, I really liked the operating system so I can see why the lack of apps don't bother you. If this improves significantly I'd consider going back, however I'm not sure much can compare to my Note 2 at the mo. Especially in terms of battery life.
#29
yellowputty
I have the 920 and I couldn't be happier. Windows Phone 8 is a beautiful mobile OS - sleek, fast and easy to use. People often use the latter point to label products that would suit children or older people - why? Just because I might have a degree in Physics doesn't mean I fancy spending several hours changing a certain setting on my phone. More important to note is that you don't sacrifice the customisability for this simplicity.

To address the application situation is difficult. Some people fill their phones with a plethora of apps, and yes, you will struggle to do the same at this current moment in time with Windows Phone 8. However, since I like a phone that works as a phone (and I am not knocking those who use them for other purposes) it has not been a problem for me. I've still be able to install other the applications I use regularly such as National Rail and eBay etc...

Browsing the web feels like a new experience after moving on from my Android device - and I think the benchmarks back this up. Certainly something to bare in mind for those who are often googling on the run.

Well, that's my two cents. Hope it helps someone.

I have the 8S, and it is one of the best phones I have ever had. Everything is slick and just works. I'm not one for apps but I have a few games to keep me busy and the main apps are there. I love just having everything on my homescreen and just a quick tap away. I have to agree that browsing is a beautiful experience, the lack of flash doesn't bother me at all and transitions are buttery smooth. I also find battery life to last just over a day with GPS (for walking) on all day and listening to about 3 hrs of music a day with everything syncing. I can get 2 days out of this over the weekend when not using the GPS function.

Beats audio isn't anything more than an equaliser but it does give an added bass boost which is nice if you like that sort of thing.

With WP8 you can just drag and drop music and videos which saves a lot of hassle. It also plays .avi files with ease.

Love the design too, I paid £180 around xmas time, at £120 this is an absolute steal!

Dont be put off by the specs because Windows phone doesn't need quad core processors and 2gb of RAM to run smoothly.

I tested against my SGSIII on loading youtube videos, both connected to 3g and this was a little quicker. Not that that's overly scientific but seriously it is a nippy little phone.
#30
gingertilly18

Dont be put off by the specs because Windows phone doesn't need quad core processors and 2gb of RAM to run smoothly.

+1
#31
for sure one of the weird things about android is how power centric it is, how come you need 4-8 cores to run a mobile OS ? lol
hopefully MS keep pushing the platform though, I could see my next phone being windows if they gather enough support
#32
digitalzooneuk
Is this from orange or EE shop ?
Doh!
#33
This instore only as cannot find the deal on its website
#34
I have a lumia 800, is it worth changing over to this? i like the idea of a slightly bigger screen and windows 8...

Also, i have an orange sim that i use as backup so not topped up regularly, will they do it for £119 u think? will i have to pay top up?

Cheers
#35
li0nhead
This instore only as cannot find the deal on its website


Only in store I think. Like it says in the title :)
#36
li0nhead
This instore only as cannot find the deal on its website
PAYG upgrades are instore only as they need to transfer your SIM into the phone to make a setup call to get the upgrade authorised in their system (they call some number which returns a code number that they type into their sales terminal to authorise the sale) + they don't advertise the prices on the website (carphonewarehouse do tell you anbout PAYG upgrades on their website but only give details on a handful of low end phones and tell you to go instore to find out more)

Did this to get a Galaxy Ace 2 for my son earlier this week .... haven't tested yet but pretty sure phones are unlocked as salesman picked one up from the store cupboard before asking me which network I was upgrading on!
1 Like #37
francozola
I have a lumia 800, is it worth changing over to this? i like the idea of a slightly bigger screen and windows 8...

Also, i have an orange sim that i use as backup so not topped up regularly, will they do it for £119 u think? will i have to pay top up?

Cheers


They don't have a choice they enter the mobile number into the till and it either says no or yes as a result from your network.
#38
deshepherd
li0nhead
This instore only as cannot find the deal on its website

PAYG upgrades are instore only as they need to transfer your SIM into the phone to make a setup call to get the upgrade authorised in their system (they call some number which returns a code number that they type into their sales terminal to authorise the sale) + they don't advertise the prices on the website (carphonewarehouse do tell you anbout PAYG upgrades on their website but only give details on a handful of low end phones and tell you to go instore to find out more)

Did this to get a Galaxy Ace 2 for my son earlier this week .... haven't tested yet but pretty sure phones are unlocked as salesman picked one up from the store cupboard before asking me which network I was upgrading on!


Correct all phones are unlocked :)
#39
05jamhad
francozola
I have a lumia 800, is it worth changing over to this? i like the idea of a slightly bigger screen and windows 8...Also, i have an orange sim that i use as backup so not topped up regularly, will they do it for £119 u think? will i have to pay top up?Cheers
They don't have a choice they enter the mobile number into the till and it either says no or yes as a result from your network.

Cheers, i might give it a go after work. I'm sure there was a deal on here not long ago for £208 from amazon so this seem like a great deal...

Do they just need your mobile number or the number off the sim?

Edited By: francozola on Mar 01, 2013 10:20
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francozola
I have a lumia 800, is it worth changing over to this? i like the idea of a slightly bigger screen and windows 8...

Also, i have an orange sim that i use as backup so not topped up regularly, will they do it for £119 u think? will i have to pay top up?

Cheers

I think that if you have a Lumia 800, a logical upgrade for you would be the new Lumia 720 just announced at MWC. It won't be available until around April, but despite the lower series version number it's a significant jump up from the L800. The 720's camera is looking like being quite special, and battery life should be longest of all the 2013 Lumias. It is expected to launch at about £250 PAYG unlocked in UK, although based on the Lumia 620 with O2, this might possibly be found as low as £200 fairly rapidly. You may find the build quality of the HTC a bit lacking compared to your L800 and if you use all of the Nokia exclusive apps you will miss them on the HTC.

HTC only have two WP8 phones, the 8X and the 8S. They consider their 8X to be top tier and the 8S to be entry level. During 2013, Nokia will build the Lumia range to include five (possibly 7) models: 520, 620, 720, 820, 920. The HTC 8S hovers around the specification of the Lumia 520 (no front camera) which has been announced to cost about £150 in the UK PAYG unlocked (could be as low as £120 fairly quickly). The higher priced HTC 8X is competing with the Lumia 820.

I really think that the new Lumia 720 will be the pick of the bunch for WP8 this year if you prefer PAYG and want to hit hit the price/value curve sweet spot.

Despite all the above, I still rate this offer on the HTC 8S hot especially if you are a fan of HTC (which obviously I'm not).

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