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HTC Desire PAYG black or brown £179.99 + £10 top-up @Orange in store (possible discount) £189.99

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Spotted in my local store in Halifax.
HTC Desire on Pay As You Go only £179.99 plus £10 top up. They had the black one on display but was told thay if they have the brown ones in stock, they're also the same price.
Possible discount for existing customers or NHS workers, but I'm not sure with this one so if somebody will confirm I'll update the price.

edit:

1. Deanoaka: PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

2. Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Desire is ready for download from HTC's website.

3. Be aware that the ^ 2.3 Gingerbread update on the HTC Website will remove the ability to root the phone, and applying the update cannot be reversed. So ultimately, if you do the update, you are stuck on 2.3 GB and cannot root. I would advise rooting, then just using a custom version of that HTC update from XDA instead.
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    cabek666
    nnj10
    Good deal, but waiting for LG Optimus 2X to drop to similar price in next 3 month or so.
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off
    twe
    Not bad but a 2yr old phone now, should be cheaper....
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

    what's this "PERK" business ??
    Deanoaka
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

    what's this "PERK" business ??


    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka

    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)

    wow really ?
    i googled but can't see an obvious site, where do i find info / a list of folk who do it ?
    Uridium
    twe
    Not bad but a 2yr old phone now, should be cheaper....


    Still a great handset though and a better phone than the other Android PAYG handsets in this price range. Root it then throw a decent homebrew Gingerbread rom on and it will look and feel just like current Gen HTC's... InsertCoin v1.08 is a good fast and stable one. grab it from XDADev site....
    Deanoaka
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka

    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)

    wow really ?
    i googled but can't see an obvious site, where do i find info / a list of folk who do it ?


    Yes really! There is nothing online about the deal, it's an in store only promotion. Just go in and ask if the company who you work for is on the list. If you know someone who does work for someone on the list, bring them in with you when you sign up/buy and you still get the discount, as long as they bring a payslip.

    You can have up to 5 PERK discounts under the 1 customer name at any one time.
    MadeDixonsCry
    Bad phone due to limited internal memory. If you like installing applications then either root and install a different software version, or get a phone with higher internal memory.
    Uridium
    MadeDixonsCry
    Bad phone due to limited internal memory. If you like installing applications then either root and install a different software version, or get a phone with higher internal memory.


    doesn't make it a bad phone...just an annoyance.
    steve1221
    Deanoaka
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

    what's this "PERK" business ??


    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)


    I understand that this discount is being dropped from the end of this month (more penny pinching from Orange). Don't know if the shop staff know yet, they do tend to be treated like mushrooms. . .
    Uridium
    steve1221
    Deanoaka
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

    what's this "PERK" business ??


    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)


    I understand that this discount is being dropped from the end of this month (more penny pinching from Orange). Don't know if the shop staff know yet, they do tend to be treated like mushrooms. . .


    to be honest a lot of them do have the same IQ as a mushroom.....
    steve1221
    Uridium
    MadeDixonsCry
    Bad phone due to limited internal memory. If you like installing applications then either root and install a different software version, or get a phone with higher internal memory.


    doesn't make it a bad phone...just an annoyance.


    Agreed. For only 30 quid more it knocks spots off the Monte Carlo. . .
    cabek666
    Uridium
    steve1221
    Deanoaka
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

    what's this "PERK" business ??


    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)


    I understand that this discount is being dropped from the end of this month (more penny pinching from Orange). Don't know if the shop staff know yet, they do tend to be treated like mushrooms. . .


    to be honest a lot of them do have the same IQ as a mushroom.....

    Please, don't offend the mushrooms.
    I remember some time ago going to one of the stores to ask for a symbian phone:

    Lady form the store: (Seeing me browsing through the displayed handsets) Hello, can I help you with anything?
    Me: Hi. I'm looking for a symbian phone.
    Lady: Do you mean sat-nav?
    Me: No, I mean symbian... an operating system.
    Lady: All our phones come with a software CD included in the box.
    Me: OK, thank you, you were verry helpful.

    Edited By: cabek666 on Aug 20, 2011 13:36
    Uridium
    cabek666
    Uridium
    steve1221
    Deanoaka
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

    what's this "PERK" business ??


    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)


    I understand that this discount is being dropped from the end of this month (more penny pinching from Orange). Don't know if the shop staff know yet, they do tend to be treated like mushrooms. . .


    to be honest a lot of them do have the same IQ as a mushroom.....

    Please, don't offend the mushrooms.


    Apologies...i wasn't singling out Orange shop staff as mushrooms.

    ...i actually meant people who work in any of the phone shops..

    (btw...only kidding...)

    Edited By: Uridium on Aug 20, 2011 13:47: info
    Deanoaka
    steve1221
    Deanoaka
    niceguyrichy
    Deanoaka
    PERK Discount available for a lot of companies, as long as you take your last payslip. Emergency Services, Council Workers, NHS etc - £20 off

    what's this "PERK" business ??


    It's just what they call the discount offered to different companies when you buy a phone in store. 25% off contracts in store, and £20 off any PAYG over £30 currently. About 2000 companies on the list, as I said, most people who use it are from the public service sector, as listed above. Loads of other companies on there, like Shell, Morrison's, Asda etc. Just go in and ask, IN STORE only :)


    I understand that this discount is being dropped from the end of this month (more penny pinching from Orange). Don't know if the shop staff know yet, they do tend to be treated like mushrooms. . .


    Were not all like that :D

    It was originally 10% on contracts and the same price for PAYG, but we haven't heard anything other then the current price. It was originally due to stop in June, but it's continued, and long may it :D
    broadyo796
    You can update to 2.3 from HTC website, it doesn't solve the infuriating internal memory problem but frees up about 50mb, but you lose your warranty and my tethering app doesn't work anymore ! Wish I hadn't done that
    cabek666
    broadyo796
    You can update to 2.3 from HTC website, it doesn't solve the infuriating internal memory problem but frees up about 50mb, but you lose your warranty and my tethering app doesn't work anymore ! Wish I hadn't done that

    Why would you lose your warranty? It's an official update from HTC. And what app do you use for tethering? Is the stock tethering feature in settings workin fine?
    blizzard7
    twe
    Not bad but a 2yr old phone now, should be cheaper....


    Tell that to Apple :p

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