HTC Desire FREE HANDSET on Three £17 p/m 24 mths, 100 mins, unlimited texts and Internet - HotUKDeals
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I cancelled my order with dialaphone as their customer service was terrible and they couldn't tell me when my phone would arrive. I saw the £22 p/m contract online with Three but decided to go in store to see what they'd offer. I was initially told this offer but for £19, however they didn't have any in stock so they ordered it online for me. Online includes a discount of £2 (apparently) which took it down to £17 a month in store. If you go in store, ask for them to order it online for delivery to your home to get this deal.

This is EXACTLY the same as the Internet Texter 100 plan on their site but it's only £17 per month.
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#1
Don't expect better customer service with 3! :S
#2
Minstadave
Don't expect better customer service with 3! :S


At least they can tell me when my phone is going to arrive. I've lost my patience with dialaphone. This way I don't have to mess about with cash back too.
#3
They're fine when you're joining, it's if you try and leave or have any problems they just don't care.
#4
Minstadave
They're fine when you're joining, it's if you try and leave or have any problems they just don't care.


That's like anywhere then. :( Vodafone had absolutely terrible after sales when my phone kept breaking. I also have another phone with o2 now..... haven't had any probs though.... touch wood. :thumbsup:
#5
i want to buy out what,s left on my contract and get this deal but three won,t let me . And i cant take out a new contract because i have to keep my number. this is a great deal.
#6
I've had the same problem oliver. My contract ends next month, they won't give me the Desire. I'll be leaving 3 next month. They're a bunch of clowns
#7
Are you sure it's definately unlimited texts? On their site the Internet Talker 100 package is this price which gives you 100 minutes OR texts. I think the shop may have led you up the garden path.
#8
Luggworm
Are you sure it's definately unlimited texts? On their site the Internet Talker 100 package is this price which gives you 100 minutes OR texts. I think the shop may have led you up the garden path.


It does say unlimited texts on line too - http://threestore.three.co.uk/dealsummary.aspx?id=1400&offercode=24TX10D003
#9
scott1andrews
At least they can tell me when my phone is going to arrive. I've lost my patience with dialaphone. This way I don't have to mess about with cash back too.


Have they given you a guaranteed date ? I said in another thread about the same phone that their's a shortage of Desire handsets in the country due to the flight disruption the volcano caused.
If they have not got them in stock then I wouldn't hold your breath on whatever date they've given you being definate.
#10
smokingplunger


But thats the £22 deal this £17 deal looks very much like this http://threestore.three.co.uk/dealsummary.aspx?offercode=24TL10D001
#11
Does anyone know how 3 are for locking their phones and putting their own firmware on???

Really considering this one.

Cheers,

RIch

Ps. Just logged onto the online help and asked about the fair usage policy, turns out it's 500Mb per month, but the Lady I spoke to offered me a £20 accessory voucher to sweeten the deal, just in case anyone is thinking about doing this......
#12
smokingplunger


3 have a fair use policy on texts so unlimited texts is actually 2000 text, not really unlimited but still a lot.
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the first batch of desires are unbranded and unlocked. but the second batch with the firmware etc is due soon i think. so get in quick. I recon the branding will probably be fairly basic anyway. there will just be one or two icons with links to the music store that you will not be able to get rid of.

As for knowing when the phone is going to arrive? I wouldnt be so confident scott, check out blog.three.co.uk for lots of angry customers still waiting for phones to be delivered.
#14
No need to worry about firmware or branding, you can always put a custom ROM from xda-developers.com - here is the link for the desire: http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=594

I've had HTC phones for nearly 8 years and always did that no problems. I've even made my own ROM for the HTC Touch HD last year.
#15
blaser
3 have a fair use policy on texts so unlimited texts is actually 2000 text, not really unlimited but still a lot.


I get 4000 texts a month on my 'unlimited' text deal with 3
#16
I'm on unlimited texts too and they gave me 2000, it's no wonder I can't wait to leave them.
#17
been looking at quidco but which plan qualifies it so confusing?
#18
hey can anyone confirm if this £17 deal is available with unlimited texts as per the original post, if you visit the deal online it states a mix of 100 minutes and texts? i know the £22 deal is available with unlimited texts and 100 minutes.
#19
if you want a RAF number contact me each get £30
deal will then work out £378
#20
This would do me fine - however I simply do not believe this deal exists. I will go to Three store tomorrow lunchtime and report back tomorrow.
#21
I'm with you phatboy, if it's good gets my h+r and I get my clammy little hands on this baby!
#22
Ahhhh. You are right......... this is the Internet TALKER plan, so I've actually been misled (but I think it was a genuine mistake on their part) however I think I'll keep it, as I'm going to use it as a second phone and not as my main phone. Sorry!
#23
when someone receives the phone please can you confirm its unlocked and unbranded?
#24
Thanks for this info. Please can you tell us where you read this info? I have been waiting for a good deal for the HTC Desire and keen to avoid a badly branded and locked phone.

notnic
the first batch of desires are unbranded and unlocked. but the second batch with the firmware etc is due soon i think. so get in quick. I recon the branding will probably be fairly basic anyway. there will just be one or two icons with links to the music store that you will not be able to get rid of.

As for knowing when the phone is going to arrive? I wouldnt be so confident scott, check out blog.three.co.uk for lots of angry customers still waiting for phones to be delivered.
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kewl
Thanks for this info. Please can you tell us where you read this info? I have been waiting for a good deal for the HTC Desire and keen to avoid a badly branded and locked phone.


its on the three blog the admin wrote that at the start of April
#26
Cool thanks!

Micah
its on the three blog the admin wrote that at the start of April
#27
for £30 or £25 if your a virgin media customer oon a 24 month contract get 600 mins 3000 texts ultd net 1gb fup and free htc desire. if tour a virgin media customer its good
#28
its unlocked and unbranded but vodafone have a better deal. Get through to Three Returns is a pain.
#29
Ordered the £17/month (24 month contract) deal from 3's website on Wednesday (05/05/2010) afternoon, being told it would be delivered on 14th May at the earliest. But to my surprise it arrived this morning. Very very happy :)

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