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HTC Desire sim free - £307.20 delivered @ Pixmania

DD98 Avatar
5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
Seems like the best price for this handset at the minute (sim free) however this causes me a bit of concern

"This product requires a mains adapter for the UK. Pixmania supplies a free adapter when you buy this product. UK import: QWERTY keyboard and operating system in English"

Would this be the same as buying from say amazon/play in terms of htc accessories included within the box?

And I know pixmania isn't the most liked retailer out there but it is a good price for the phone.
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#1
My mobile phone contract for 18 months with a HTC Desire: Total Cost £370.00 including 200 min, unlimited texts and internet.

This makes this, in my opinion, cold.
banned#2
highguyuk
My mobile phone contract for 18 months with a HTC Desire: Total Cost £370.00 including 200 min, unlimited texts and internet.

This makes this, in my opinion, cold.

this

why do people bother buying sim free phones
#3
The phone uses a standard USB charger so buying one with a UK moulded plug is not a problem and not an expensive issue! If you can't get a contract, then its a good deal I suppose.
#4
highguyuk
My mobile phone contract for 18 months with a HTC Desire: Total Cost £370.00 including 200 min, unlimited texts and internet.

This makes this, in my opinion, cold.


Would this still be available? What network provider is it with?
#5
hey, guys. i thought this is a good price for HTC desire.
#6
Zer0Cool


why do people bother buying sim free phones


because anything free is good, right ? oO
#7
This is hot. I'm with orange and a contract with a free Desire would cost me £600 over 24 months. Hmmmm, a £600 contract or £307.20 sim free. Which is cheaper?
1 Like #8
why do people bother buying sim free phones


If you dont use them for calls / text much but still want a decent device to watch movies, listen to music, play games etc. then it can be a lot cheaper.

Also most operators unlimited data is a load of bull (fair usage policies and caps where you have to spend more if you go over). GiffGaff (sim only) offer truely unlimited data and much lower call / text charges.
#9
eaglewolf
This is hot. I'm with orange and a contract with a free Desire would cost me £600 over 24 months. Hmmmm, a £600 contract or £307.20 sim free. Which is cheaper?


Yeah have been looking at contract prices and most of them seem to be for 24 months @ £30 to get any decent minutes/texts..

Only thing putting me off buying this sim free one is that it is a UK import..does anyone know if this makes any difference to the phone? Thanks


Edited By: DD98 on Dec 29, 2010 13:49
2 Likes #10
I wouldn't like being tied in for 24 months though.

24 months ago the iPhone 3G was a good phone but the competition hadn't really arrived.

24 months from now, Phones might do amazing things like talk to you or make coffee. Do you want to be the only one without a coffee making phone in 2012. I thought not.
#11
SamuraisShadow
I wouldn't like being tied in for 24 months though.

24 months ago the iPhone 3G was a good phone but the competition hadn't really arrived.

24 months from now, Phones might do amazing things like talk to you or make coffee. Do you want to be the only one without a coffee making phone in 2012. I thought not.


In my opinion this is not a valid argument. If you shop around you can get (or could have got) this phone for under £400 overall when it first came out on a 24 month contract. There's nothing stopping you from buying a sim-free phone half way through to use the remainder of your contract on and selling the original contract handset. As far as I'm concerned the only negative to a contract is that the phone will most likely be locked and branded.
#12
Hot.

Although the contract over two years would work out better value.

Don't forget not everyone can actually get a contract.
#13
are there any 'sub-£400 all in' contract deals currently? I thought they'd dried up (which obviously makes this hotter than say 12 months back when there were some)
#14
The best deal I could find today is:

mobiles.co.uk: mobiles.co.uk deal
Orange Dolphin 25
300min/Ult txt/500Mb
Free phone - unlocked - unbranded
£25x24 = £600
8 mths free redemption = £200 (always a gamble as per reviews on the net)
potential quidco = £50
potential total over 24mths = £350

I just want to know whether the O2 instore deal £15x24 or £20x18 (no data is still available)
#15
spitfire51
The best deal I could find today is:

mobiles.co.uk: mobiles.co.uk deal
Orange Dolphin 25
300min/Ult txt/500Mb
Free phone - unlocked - unbranded
£25x24 = £600
8 mths free redemption = £200 (always a gamble as per reviews on the net)
potential quidco = £50
potential total over 24mths = £350

I just want to know whether the O2 instore deal £15x24 or £20x18 (no data is still available)


Anyone thinking of doing the redemption deal, have a look here first

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=18088173
#16
DD98
spitfire51
The best deal I could find today is:

mobiles.co.uk: mobiles.co.uk deal
Orange Dolphin 25
300min/Ult txt/500Mb
Free phone - unlocked - unbranded
£25x24 = £600
8 mths free redemption = £200 (always a gamble as per reviews on the net)
potential quidco = £50
potential total over 24mths = £350

I just want to know whether the O2 instore deal £15x24 or £20x18 (no data is still available)


Anyone thinking of doing the redemption deal, have a look here first

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=18088173
well it seems that lately they are paying indeed and on time
MSE
1 Like #17
I buy SIM free phones for the flexibility. Sure some people can get it cheaper on contract but not for the same benefits that I can get a SIM-only deal. If I am not happy with the current deal, I am switch providers quickly and easily. If I want to upgrade, I can sell my device and get something I fancy when I feel like without paying operator's (dis)incentive for your loyalty.

@DD98 - Check the warranty coverage with Pixmania and HTC.

Redemptions are a pain in the back side. Some people have success with them but a lot of them don't. In the end you pay a lot more for the phone than necessary
#18
ok, but 1/ with data (contract worthless otherwise) and 2/ without redemption ?
#19
spitfire51
DD98
spitfire51
The best deal I could find today is:

mobiles.co.uk: mobiles.co.uk deal
Orange Dolphin 25
300min/Ult txt/500Mb
Free phone - unlocked - unbranded
£25x24 = £600
8 mths free redemption = £200 (always a gamble as per reviews on the net)
potential quidco = £50
potential total over 24mths = £350

I just want to know whether the O2 instore deal £15x24 or £20x18 (no data is still available)


Anyone thinking of doing the redemption deal, have a look here first

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=18088173
well it seems that lately they are paying indeed and on time
MSE


ahh just did a quick google and didn't really look into it much. Thanks
1 Like #20
bbbazman
Zer0Cool
why do people bother buying sim free phones
because anything free is good, right ? oO
SamuraisShadow
I wouldn't like being tied in for 24 months though.24 months ago the iPhone 3G was a good phone but the competition hadn't really arrived.24 months from now, Phones might do amazing things like talk to you or make coffee. Do you want to be the only one without a coffee making phone in 2012. I thought not.

I bought my desire for £285 from 02

For the above reason I didn't want to be tied in for a long period and wanted to make sure I had the best internet coverage. I pay Virgin £10 a month on a 30 day rolling contract - as their mobile internet speeds are the quickest where I live and work


I have had contracts but not this time

Hot price
#21
I bought my desire for £285 from 02


How did you unlock the handset? Did you have to pay for it?

I am going to get one at instore O2 @ £20 x 18 mths and give the contract to OH (PAC her SIM to O2).

Then will PAC my SIM to giffgaff and use their rolling contract (goody bag) @ £10/mth (I know that giffgaff SIM wotks on O2 handset, just to be on save side).

Personal experience with Pixmania was terrible. Won't deal with them anymore. Had to RMA a graphics card and it took ages to get money back.
#22
comes up as 360 now.
banned#23
ukvip
comes up as 360 now.
This.
#24
I know it's a bit late now, but I got one of these, works perfect and the charger is just a spanish one with an adapter for the uk, quite a well built adapter at that.......just means if I go to france or spain I don't need a converter :D

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