HTC Desire (Sim Free) - 300 Minutes, 1000 Texts, Unlimited Data - £18 per month @ Carphone Warehouse - HotUKDeals
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Exactly the same deal as the Galaxy S which is set to expire on the 18th of this month.

*Note the deal for the desire will start in store on the 18th of April*

Talkmobile (Vodafone signal)

300 Mins
1000 Texts
Unlimited Data
Free Sim Free HTC Desire

24 Months.
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1 Like #1
What network? In 24 months, the Desire is going to be really out of date.
#2
Talkmobile, will add now.
#3
£216 a year, or £432 until contract is over.
#4
i have my desire, it is amazing, but a 24 month contract?
#5
[quote=garbage456]i have my desire, it is amazing, but a 24 month contract 1 year after it came out?
hands up who here has a phone that is 3 years old?
1 Like #6
garbage456
[quote=garbage456]i have my desire, it is amazing, but a 24 month contract 1 year after it came out?
hands up who here has a phone that is 3 years old?


Trouble is though, with a platform such as Android that is developing so rapidly, you will quickly be left too far behind. It's fine with "dumbphones" where you really only use the main functions (call, text, camera) etc. But with Android, give it a year or so and the hardware as such will be well beyond the desire. And then, the inevitable will happen where all the apps in the market won't support these older, slower phones. And what good is a smartphone without it's apps?


Edited By: williamj1 on Apr 16, 2011 11:23
#7
garbage456
[quote=garbage456]i have my desire, it is amazing, but a 24 month contract 1 year after it came out?
hands up who here has a phone that is 3 years old?

Hands up here. Though a HTC phone wont last that long and the battery will be rubbish.

Hot deal for phone so voted as such mind.
#8
williamj1
What network? In 24 months, the Desire is going to be really out of date.

In 2 years time everything will be out of date, the iphone 5 coming out later this year, hell even the iphone 6 (out next year?) will be outdated.
2 Likes #9
You can't keep worrying about a new phone coming out though or you would never buy a new phone ever. Good phone so good deal
#10
How can it be sim free and a contract? Surely you get a contract sim card with it?
#11
DJBucko2009
How can it be sim free and a contract? Surely you get a contract sim card with it?


Poster probably means "Unlocked".. like (if I'm not mistaken) most of the other phone deals from CPW.
1 Like #12
I've had pretty much 2 year contracts since I got into having a phone and you'll be surprised how quickly the time passes. You tend to get into a rhythm of the apps you use, which don't become outdated, because you've already got them and fit in with the way you use the phone.

I've just upgraded from a wildfire (which wasn't a 2 year contract that time!), but the only reason I've upgraded is because I can and I would imagine there's plenty of other people like me.
1 Like #13
put it another way

300 mis and unlimited data plus unlimited sms - got to be worth £10 / month

so where are you going to get a new Desire unlocked for £190?

good deal to me

you pays your money .......

if you want the flexibility then go on rolling one month contract and buy a phone - but you would pay more tahn £190 for such a handset

EliTom
#14
Good deal
#15
Hot deal for me... but I would be very happy to go if its HTC Desire S... :)
Just wondering why LG 2X are not much hit in the market even though it has dual core processor :(
#16
Elitom where do you get £190?. I thought this deal was £432 (£18x24mths)
#17
Ah ok youve deducted £10 i get what you mean
#18
Am I right in thinking you can get the "RATE EXPIRES IN 4 DAYS £55 for TalkMobile 'never pay for the internet' PAYM contract" from quidco on this one? or is it instore only?

Edited By: carsick77 on Apr 16, 2011 13:29
#19
I thought the Galaxy S deal was on until May?
#20
williamj1
What network? In 24 months, the Desire is going to be really out of date.


So will every other phone out there you numbskull!!
#21
williamj1
garbage456
[quote=garbage456]i have my desire, it is amazing, but a 24 month contract 1 year after it came out?
hands up who here has a phone that is 3 years old?


Trouble is though, with a platform such as Android that is developing so rapidly, you will quickly be left too far behind. It's fine with "dumbphones" where you really only use the main functions (call, text, camera) etc. But with Android, give it a year or so and the hardware as such will be well beyond the desire. And then, the inevitable will happen where all the apps in the market won't support these older, slower phones. And what good is a smartphone without it's apps?


what a pessimist. it really wont.
If like me, and every other first time iphone/htc user, the novelty of the apps run out after a month or 2... and you start using the phone for what it is. A PHONE.
#22
mister.c.
Though a HTC phone wont last that long and the battery will be rubbish.

iPhone fan by any chance?
2 HTC phones in the house, both been in long contracts and never had a problem with either, despite them taking the odd bump and knock.....oh, and ones a HTC Desire :D

I also get a days battery life if im using apps non stop and playing games.

Edited By: powerful_Rogue on Apr 16, 2011 14:37
#23
Are you sure that it comes with Unlimited Texts? Says on the TalkMobile website 1000 Inclusive Texts. Not that I would ever use that amount anyway but I there are people who would breeze through 1000 texts in no time. Could you confirm for us which it is. Thanks.
#24
Sorry 1000 texts.
#25
This contract will cost £432 and you can get the phone for around £250 so the contract would cost £182 at £7.58 per month and you can get a 12 month sims for around £180 with just as much min, texts and downloads.

So for a 12 month contract with buying the phone would cost similar prices.


Edited By: noddle36 on Apr 16, 2011 23:16: correction
#26
Just wondering where I can get truly unlimited internet with these minutes and texts for below £8.00?

Cheers.
#27
Yeah Id like to know too
#28
At the moment there are some excellent deals with the Desire , there is even £12 deal from Car phone warehouse. there is excellent deal from 3 and T mobile.....I got mine from 3, and the your first app has to be angry birds........Remember to add case, maybe insurance to your purchase...
#29
Jacob_Kreed
At the moment there are some excellent deals with the Desire , there is even £12 deal from Car phone warehouse. there is excellent deal from 3 and T mobile.....I got mine from 3, and the your first app has to be angry birds........Remember to add case, maybe insurance to your purchase...


Any chance you can post a link for the £12 per month deal at CPW for the Desire (doubt you will get a free HTC Desire on a £12 per month contract).
1 Like #30
Your text here
Modmedia
Just wondering where I can get truly unlimited internet with these minutes and texts for below £8.00?

Cheers.

Here is a some sims which runs on the o2 network, PAYG and has unlimited texts and internet:

£10 a month for 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited Internet
£15 a month for 400 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited Internet
£20 a month for 600 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited Internet

and also

Calls and texts to giffgaff Free
Calls to other UK mobiles and landlines 8p/min
Texts to other UK mobiles and landlines 4p
Voicemail 8p/call
Mobile Internet 20p a day
0800 numbers Free

LINK

So you could buy the phone for around £230 (in white) or £250 (in black) from Dial A Phone.

and if you only need 250min and unlimited texts and internet, in 12 months (or less) you can get a new phone. This would only cost £230 + (12*£10) = £350 (for a black phone £20 more).

for the 400min and unlimited texts and internet, in 12 months (or less) you can get a new phone. This would only cost £230 + (12*£15) = £410 (for a black phone £20 more).

The £410 (or £430 for the black phone) would cost similar prices to this 24 month or for a little less min would cost £350 (or £370 for the black phone) but you could back out of a PAYG whenever you like which is better for some.

Edited By: noddle36 on Apr 17, 2011 10:16: update
#31
tj9at_jp
williamj1
What network? In 24 months, the Desire is going to be really out of date.


In 2 years time everything will be out of date, the iphone 5 coming out later this year, hell even the iphone 6 (out next year?) will be outdated.


iphone 5 won't be out till next year

This

Most new HTC phones are single core 1ghz, the main future proof problem the Desire faces is internal memory, with apps getting bigger and bigger. Unless apps support app2sd.

It will get Gingerbread

Desire update
#32
It seems to be £100 for the phone on that tariff!
#33
Just got an Orange retentions deal. Speaking to them on three separate occasions couldn't get anything decent from them. Ended up with -
HTC Desire
18 months
£20.42 per month for 18 months
£62 initial phone cost.
Orange - 400 mins
1300 Texts
500MB Data
Its not the best deal I have seen but can't get anything better at present.





Edited By: supergolf on Apr 17, 2011 18:24
#34
Does this deal actually exist? Been checking online for the last couple of days and just popped into a store. No sign of this offer. The Desire S is still on the £25 a month tariff. Was trying decide whether to go for this or the Galaxy S, but looks like I've been wasting my time, unless someone can point me in the right direction. And this has got 400 degrees...
#35
That's what I want to know.
I'm waiting for this deal but if it's not happening then I will go for the Galaxy S but am sure I've read that the Galaxy S deals expires today.
What to do?
#36
correct me if i am wrong but this is the plain HTC desire? you can get the HTC Desire HD for around £18 per month after quidco from mobiles.co.uk (part of CPW)
#37
SirHugo
Does this deal actually exist? Been checking online for the last couple of days and just popped into a store. No sign of this offer. The Desire S is still on the £25 a month tariff. Was trying decide whether to go for this or the Galaxy S, but looks like I've been wasting my time, unless someone can point me in the right direction. And this has got 400 degrees...
It's in store only so the website will be all over the place with different offerings.

I went into the Bath CPW store today and there wasn't any promo materials for it, but the staff knew about the offer, but the systems weren't ready for it yet. They'd removed the Galaxy offer as it expired yesterday. I asked if it would be on the system tomorrow but was given no promises...
#38
jakepjohnson
SirHugo
Does this deal actually exist? Been checking online for the last couple of days and just popped into a store. No sign of this offer. The Desire S is still on the £25 a month tariff. Was trying decide whether to go for this or the Galaxy S, but looks like I've been wasting my time, unless someone can point me in the right direction. And this has got 400 degrees...
It's in store only so the website will be all over the place with different offerings.

I went into the Bath CPW store today and there wasn't any promo materials for it, but the staff knew about the offer, but the systems weren't ready for it yet. They'd removed the Galaxy offer as it expired yesterday. I asked if it would be on the system tomorrow but was given no promises...


OK, that sounds a bit more promising. The Galaxy offer was still on in my local store. Spent all last night reading comparisons between the two phones, pretty hard to choose between them really, but I think I prefer the better build quality of the HTC phone. I take it then that it is just the plain Desire and not the 'S'. Was also hoping the deal would come online in time for the £55 cashback still on.
#39
Ferret
correct me if i am wrong but this is the plain HTC desire? you can get the HTC Desire HD for around £18 per month after quidco from mobiles.co.uk (part of CPW)


Cheapest tariff I can see on that site is £25 a month and that's on Orange. Doesn't look like they do the TalkMobile plans (which is weird if they're part of CPW). Thanks anyway.
1 Like #40
noddle36
This contract will cost £432 and you can get the phone for around £250 so the contract would cost £182 at £7.58 per month and you can get a 12 month sims for around £180 with just as much min, texts and downloads.

So for a 12 month contract with buying the phone would cost similar prices.



noddle36
Your text here
Modmedia
Just wondering where I can get truly unlimited internet with these minutes and texts for below £8.00?

Cheers.


Here is a some sims which runs on the o2 network, PAYG and has unlimited texts and internet:

£10 a month for 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited Internet
£15 a month for 400 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited Internet
£20 a month for 600 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited Internet

and also

Calls and texts to giffgaff Free
Calls to other UK mobiles and landlines 8p/min
Texts to other UK mobiles and landlines 4p
Voicemail 8p/call
Mobile Internet 20p a day
0800 numbers Free

LINK

So you could buy the phone for around £230 (in white) or £250 (in black) from Dial A Phone.

and if you only need 250min and unlimited texts and internet, in 12 months (or less) you can get a new phone. This would only cost £230 + (12*£10) = £350 (for a black phone £20 more).

for the 400min and unlimited texts and internet, in 12 months (or less) you can get a new phone. This would only cost £230 + (12*£15) = £410 (for a black phone £20 more).

The £410 (or £430 for the black phone) would cost similar prices to this 24 month or for a little less min would cost £350 (or £370 for the black phone) but you could back out of a PAYG whenever you like which is better for some.


Thanks for the detail in your post. Unfortunately I can see two issues.

First you are saying that you can get the same result with a 12 month deal as you can with this 24 month deal. But why is this better? The cost of this CPW deal is for ALL YOUR COSTS over TWO YEARS. With your proposed alternative you still have to find the cost of all your calls etc, for the 2nd year, which your own analysis shows adds a further £120-£180. That means you are likely more than £100 worse off after two years. Why is that better?

Secondly, you also presume that you just have £230-£250 lying around to be able to buy the phone up-front? I doubt that will be true for everyone, and for those who have those funds they may feel that capital (cash) is better deployed (producing more income for example!)....

I'm sorry but I just don't see the sense in your proposal. If you want to propose a deal that gives you an "out" at 12 months AND which doesn't penalise you (i.e. costs £280 or less for one year) then I'm all ears, otherwise this CPW deal is pretty hot.

Finally, comments on the Samsung CPW deal suggest that there is a possible £50 of cashback for this deal. I think that pretty much makes this deal impossible to better (at either 24 months or 12 months!). In effect you are getting your second year of network costs for free.

Edited By: qyestionmark on Apr 18, 2011 20:03

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