HTC Desire S - FREE - Includes Internet + £90 Cashback (NO REDEMPTIONS) - £13.50 per month @ o2 - HotUKDeals
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The 2010 phone of the year - evolved. The HTC Desire S has all the best bits of its predecessor but makes it better. It's smaller, lighter and stronger with an upgraded processor and graphics chip along with more RAM. It also comes with the latest 2.3 android.

This phone is available for £329 PAYG which itself is a cracking deal but this is a contract and still ends up being about £100 cheaper! The best thing about is NO REDEMPTIONS, just £90 cashback via Quidco/TBC which is much more reliable and hassle - free.

This is what you get:
FREE phone
50 mins
250 texts
100mb internet

£13.50 per month for 24 months. If you want more internet, its £3 a month extra for 500mb internet or £7 more for 1gb. This makes the deal very flexible but if you want more minutes/texts, the price starts to get a bit steep but you'll still get the cashback. Therefore, this deal is very appealing for the light user.

100mb internet: £13.50 for 24 months = £324 + £90 cashback makes it £234

500mb internet: £16.50 for 24 months = £396 + £90 cashback makes it £306

1gb internet: £20.50 for 24 months = £492 + £90 cashback makes it £402

Specs:
- 115 x 59 x 11.5
- 3.7" S-LCD WVGA 800x480 capacitive multi touch screen
- 130g
- 768mb RAM
- 3G - HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 5mp camera
- 720p video recording @ 30 fps
- Runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon (Scorpion) processor, Adreno 205 GPU
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- 1450 mAh Li-ion battery
- Up to 430 h standby
- Up to 7 h 10 min talk time

Stingy tip: Buy an accessory with the phone and you'll get £101 cashback so if you choose an accessory costing less than a tenner, you'll get a free accessory as well as extra cashback! ;)


O2 WILL UNLOCK HTC DESIRE FOR FREE
- robot1000
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1 Like #1
Forgot to mention the sleek unibody aluminium design
#2
tempting
#3
the only risk is that sometimes quidco may not track or O2 may refuse to honour it..
#4
hmmmm...plus 30% discount for being in an eligible job...works out £226 over the 24 months...minus £90 = £136!! seems too good to be true!! cheers mate
#5
does any one know if this is easy to unlock ?
#6
Smuggling Pnuts
hmmmm...plus 30% discount for being in an eligible job...works out £226 over the 24 months...minus £90 = £136!! seems too good to be true!! cheers mate


Eligible job? More details on this please :)
#7
assume you still get free o2 to o2 calls
#8
the carrier's must be clearing there stocks ready for the new dual cores thate are coming out soon.
1 Like #9
With only 100mb you'd need to be a very light user.
#10
thegazman
Smuggling Pnuts
hmmmm...plus 30% discount for being in an eligible job...works out £226 over the 24 months...minus £90 = £136!! seems too good to be true!! cheers mate

Eligible job? More details on this please :)

Not sure on all jobs, but Police, NHS, (assume fire service), possibly council. you have to get a code from work...although thinking about it now you have to ring up to complete so won't get cashback.
#11
agmayu
the only risk is that sometimes quidco may not track or O2 may refuse to honour it..

But even without cashback, it still works out at £324 which is still cheaper than the PAYG £329.
#12
If you want to go 18 month contract it works out at £333.
#13
yehhh people dont think about buying out the contract to get the phone for 234.. saves you the hassle of paying monthly and being tied to a contractttttttt...
#14
oh man... great price but I really need to hold out for the Atrix or the Galaxy S2.... by need I obviously mean "have convinced myself I need to" - if this is genuinely better than the original Desire in any way it'll be a great phone.

No optical trackball any more though which is a shame (or did I just miss it?)
1 Like #15
damn i saw this this morning and you just beat me to it.....

therefore cold ;)

(only joking)
#16
PR1
oh man... great price but I really need to hold out for the Atrix or the Galaxy S2.... by need I obviously mean "have convinced myself I need to" - if this is genuinely better than the original Desire in any way it'll be a great phone.

No optical trackball any more though which is a shame (or did I just miss it?)

To be honest, I found it to be kind of useless so they probably removed it to free some space - hence the smaller design.
#17
Hi,

I went for this and attempted to get the quidco cashback but not done it before so not sure I did it right. Went to O2 via quidco and have checked out but nothing is showing on my quidco account as yet - can it take a while or have I messed up?
#18
Joltek
Hi,

I went for this and attempted to get the quidco cashback but not done it before so not sure I did it right. Went to O2 via quidco and have checked out but nothing is showing on my quidco account as yet - can it take a while or have I messed up?


From what I know, it takes 1 - 2 days for Quidco to track your purchase. If they don't, then you are able to manually appeal for it.
#19
Can take upto 24 hours sometimes. It'll be fine.
#20
Joltek
Hi,

I went for this and attempted to get the quidco cashback but not done it before so not sure I did it right. Went to O2 via quidco and have checked out but nothing is showing on my quidco account as yet - can it take a while or have I messed up?


It may take some time to track. Nowadays they usually send tracking emails
#21
A solid handset (http://whatnewmobile.com/android/htc-desire-s-reviews/) but not at the cutting edge any more. The upcoming HTC Sensation and in particular the Samsung Galaxy S II are for those that want to fly at the seat of their pants, although you obviously won't get those phones at a deal anywhere remotely close to this one.

Good deal.
#22
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Whyyyyyyyyyyy..... I have bought Xperia X10 refurb there a week ago =(
#23
If its better than the original desire then at this price its a no brainer. Heat added.
#24
The sony ericsson Arc is also available at the same price..Which ones better - Arc or Desire S
#25
very tempting...but I suspect it might come up cheaper as the dual cores really hit...
#26
I've had nearly £300 off O2 through topcashback (simplicity plan £200 and broadband £75)

Never had any issue getting the cash, very smooth. Took a few days to track and a few months to pay but thats the norm.

As long as you use a different browser or clear you cookies, you shud be reet
#27
JFL
The sony ericsson Arc is also available at the same price..Which ones better - Arc or Desire S

To be honest, Arc is better... Maybe I should repost the same deal but with Arc =P
#28
TypicalAsianFindingDeals
JFL
The sony ericsson Arc is also available at the same price..Which ones better - Arc or Desire S

To be honest, Arc is better... Maybe I should repost the same deal but with Arc =P

Actually, for that, you have to pay £150 upfront
#29
Looks like a pretty good deal. Vodafone tried to flog me one for £35 a month earlier =\
#30
Having played with this and the ARC, the ARC wins hands down. No front facing camera but it's slime, light and the screen is amazing. That said, for the price, this may be my backup phone.

Thanks op. :D
#31
7iain7
does any one know if this is easy to unlock ?

of course it is. Just call O2. They will do it for free.
#32
TypicalAsianFindingDeals
TypicalAsianFindingDeals
JFL
The sony ericsson Arc is also available at the same price..Which ones better - Arc or Desire S

To be honest, Arc is better... Maybe I should repost the same deal but with Arc =P

Actually, for that, you have to pay £150 upfront

Or pay £24 a month, and get the phone "free"
#33
Good deal. Might have been tempted if I hadn't just ordered the same phone earlier this evening.
#34
7iain7
the carrier's must be clearing there stocks ready for the new dual cores thate are coming out soon.


Seems like it. Think i'll wait for dual core to come into the market in the next few months and then opt for one of these!
#35
It reads to me that the £3 data is added onto the £16.50 making a total of £19.50????
#36
much cheaper then to take Samsung Galaxy S contract

is it a mistake?
#37
admirable
It reads to me that the £3 data is added onto the £16.50 making a total of £19.50????

When you click on the link, 500mb data is selected as default. You have to click the dropdown box and select 100mb data to get it to £13.50.
#38
I was considering the £13.50 price tariff thing (only because it makes it easier to increase to the higher internet allowance should I wish to, than get it lowered).

Could anyone tell me if O2 can offer an automatic cap at 100MB, or will it continue to go over? Alternatively is there an app (or similar) that will cap my internet on a monthly basis?
2 Likes #39
JFL
The sony ericsson Arc is also available at the same price..Which ones better - Arc or Desire S

"Theres only one way to find out.........................FIGHT!"
1 Like #40
3g watchdog is useful for keeping tabs on your 3g usage.

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