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I hope I am not double posting.
I did a search and it came out with nothing.

so here it goes.
Amazon UK (yes it is Amazon UK not other seller in Amazon Marketplace) is selling sim free HTC Desire for £386.99 from £439

little need to be said about the phone. the best HTC android phone on this side of the Atlantic. latest Android 2.1 .. etc etc.
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#1
The thing is if you can not get or do not want a contract then fine, but you will need a sim with Web Access, so min that is going to cost is £15 a month.

so after a year you have spent £567, just does not make sense to buy it other than on a contract
#2
Not latest Android, latest is 2.2.
#3
Cheapest price so far (well, apart from 3 on payg, but as their staff refuse to sell them on payg because they make more commission on contract. . . ).

Hot from me, but have a feeling it might drop more when the iPhone 4 hits next week ?
#4
Aeschylus
The thing is if you can not get or do not want a contract then fine, but you will need a sim with Web Access, so min that is going to cost is £15 a month.

so after a year you have spent £567, just does not make sense to buy it other than on a contract


3 pay as you go gives you 3 months free stuff 150mg of data free and free txt and some other free stuff,
#5
super_leeds_86
Not latest Android, latest is 2.2.


not yet, but its coming as an update

http://top10.com/mobilephones/news/2010/05/android_2_2_update_confirmed_for_htc_desire/
#7
Well the latest Android is 2.2 but your up to the mercy of when HTC want to update the Desire to 2.2.

So technically Android on the Desire is upto date on 2.1 but your not upto date in terms of Android OS. The point being a new phone is out of date OS wise 3 months after release, with nothing but speculation as to when it will be updated.

That is the major flaw of Android OS.
#8
Aeschylus
The thing is if you can not get or do not want a contract then fine, but you will need a sim with Web Access, so min that is going to cost is £15 a month.

so after a year you have spent £567, just does not make sense to buy it other than on a contract



Can you post an alternative contract deal then please.

thanks..
#9
ofc guys .. although it s on android 2.1
but it s fully root-able. courtersy of Paul from modaco
http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/307365/14-jun-r6-riskfreeroot-htc-desire-rooting-guide-now-with-hboot-0-80-and-os-to-1-21-support/
Once rooted, you can apply custom rom which has Froyo 2.2
#10
Aeschylus
The thing is if you can not get or do not want a contract then fine, but you will need a sim with Web Access, so min that is going to cost is £15 a month.

so after a year you have spent £567, just does not make sense to buy it other than on a contract


phone on its own cost £386.99
O2 Smartphone simplicity 12 months contract
300mins + "unlimited" data + Unlimited Text = £15 per month = £180
Total = £567
which is much better than any other contracted deals out there.
#11
mcchicken2k
phone on its own cost £386.99
O2 Smartphone simplicity 12 months contract
300mins + "unlimited" data + Unlimited Text = £15 per month = £180
Total = £567
which is much better than any other contracted deals out there.


That's what I thought...

The 18 month with 300 mins = (£35x18) + £99 (phone) = £729
The 24 month with 300 mins = (£30x24) + £99 (phone) = £819

12 month simplicity @ 18 months = £270... + £386.99 = £659.99
12 month simplicity @ 24 months = £360... + £386.99 = £746.99

So, £70 cheaper than an o2 contract.
#12
Voting Hot though I reckon the Samsung Galaxy S is a much better Android phone so I'm waiting for that
#13
mcchicken2k
phone on its own cost £386.99
O2 Smartphone simplicity 12 months contract
300mins + "unlimited" data + Unlimited Text = £15 per month = £180
Total = £567
which is much better than any other contracted deals out there.


totally depends on usage and needs.
very first site i looked at (tmobile) has 18 months @ 35 for 600mins unlimited data+text
= 630
so for a difference of 63 quid you get 6 months usage - so a higher pack for less than your 12 monther.
#14
£460 for 18 months at phones4u after quidco on orange (seems a better deal to me)
#16
What you need to do is what I done, get it from 02 for £285 non contract. Join 02 through quidco to get a massive kick back on £10 a month simplicity plan, phone them up using these instructions

http://myhtcdesire.com/deals/deal-htc-desire-285-on-o2
#17
Samsung Galaxy S is a better Android phone. Out SIM-free next week for £449 or now on Vodafone contract.
#18
Aeschylus
What you need to do is what I done, get it from 02 for £285 non contract. Join 02 through quidco to get a massive kick back on £10 a month simplicity plan, phone them up using these instructions

http://myhtcdesire.com/deals/deal-htc-desire-285-on-o2


Can we get that even if we're not currently on contract with o2? I'm currently on PAYG with them but would gladly upgrade to a simplicity contract (as long as it gives unlimited web and over 600 texts).
banned#19
I'm voting hot, because the deal is for sim-free. Comparing it by saying you have to get a contract is rubbish. What about all the people who already have sims with web access, maybe they want a desire but are currently in contract elswhere that they cannot upgrade from, so this would be ideal.
I can't find it cheaper elsewhere so surely a good deal.

+ people bashing the deal cos 2.2 is not on the phone yet ... 2.2 is not on any other (unmodifiied) Desire yet either so I don't feel thats exactly fair. I could understand if for example "there are Desires with 2.2 from seller X that are the same price"
#20
Hmm - just got a cracking deal from the retention department from Vodafone.
18 Month contract
900 mins
1300 texts
1 GB data
Passport
Free HTC desire
£20 a month!!!
So £360 for all that. There are deals to be had!!
#21
Aeschylus;8857673
What you need to do is what I done, get it from 02 for £285 non contract. Join 02 through quidco to get a massive kick back on £10 a month simplicity plan, phone them up using these instructions

http://myhtcdesire.com/deals/deal-htc-desire-285-on-o2


That's an awesome deal!
#22
Aeschylus
What you need to do is what I done, get it from 02 for £285 non contract. Join 02 through quidco to get a massive kick back on £10 a month simplicity plan, phone them up using these instructions

http://myhtcdesire.com/deals/deal-htc-desire-285-on-o2


**THIS**
#23
Aeschylus
What you need to do is what I done, get it from 02 for £285 non contract. Join 02 through quidco to get a massive kick back on £10 a month simplicity plan, phone them up using these instructions

http://myhtcdesire.com/deals/deal-htc-desire-285-on-o2


Just rang up o2 and this is possible. Gonna call back and order in a bit.
#24
Dancc
Samsung Galaxy S is a better Android phone. Out SIM-free next week for £449 or now on Vodafone contract.


State reasons why you think it's better ...
#25
benjamine1979
Hmm - just got a cracking deal from the retention department from Vodafone.
18 Month contract
900 mins
1300 texts
1 GB data
Passport
Free HTC desire
£20 a month!!!
So £360 for all that. There are deals to be had!!


I got this out of Vodafone retentions yesterday:

£26 a month over 12 month contract.
Free HTC Desire
800mins
unlimited text,
"unlimited" data


Vodafones sales figures must be borked this month :w00t:
#26
I have just done mine over 02

it is very possible, and for those of you who dont want 02, cancel the sim within your 14 day cooling off period.

remember keep trying, if you get knocked back, ring up again
#27
Dancc
Samsung Galaxy S is a better Android phone. Out SIM-free next week for £449 or now on Vodafone contract.



to get the phone free though they want £35 a month over 2 years, does not compare pricewise mate.

Better phone or not, if the prices are not similar it does not bear fruit
#28
Moka-Bear
Can we get that even if we're not currently on contract with o2? I'm currently on PAYG with them but would gladly upgrade to a simplicity contract (as long as it gives unlimited web and over 600 texts).



you need to be on their 1 month simplicity plan at least.
#29
Aeschylus
you need to be on their 1 month simplicity plan at least.


Could I not take that out at the same time I call them up?

Also, will a normal simplicity sim work in the desire or does it need to be a special smartphone sim? According to http://www.o2.co.uk/explore/tariffs/paymonthly/simplicity, the 30 day and 12 month plans don't have anything about internet usage. (I'm looking for "unlimited" aka 3gb.)
#30
Aeschylus
What you need to do is what I done, get it from 02 for £285 non contract. Join 02 through quidco to get a massive kick back on £10 a month simplicity plan, phone them up using these instructions

http://myhtcdesire.com/deals/deal-htc-desire-285-on-o2


I just wish O2 would offer that to everyone, not just contract customers. I would snap that deal up in a second if I could :whistling:
#31
rhodyate
3 pay as you go gives you 3 months free stuff 150mg of data free and free txt and some other free stuff,


That's what I use and it works very cheaply for my needs. Much cheaper than a contract.
#32
gizmouk
I got this out of Vodafone retentions yesterday:

£26 a month over 12 month contract.
Free HTC Desire
800mins
unlimited text,
"unlimited" data


Vodafones sales figures must be borked this month :w00t:


I have been trying to get a good deal from Voda for weeks. Do you know person name who offered you this?
#33
brilly
totally depends on usage and needs.
very first site i looked at (tmobile) has 18 months @ 35 for 600mins unlimited data+text
= 630
so for a difference of 63 quid you get 6 months usage - so a higher pack for less than your 12 monther.


really? I thought they were all 24m now?
#34
they will tell you it does need to be special sim, ignore that ****, palm them off. unless you are happy to pay that.

all I did was get the standard web bolt on.

I would go through quidco Moka Bear, as you will get cash back etc, and as it is for current customers, so by all means try, but I reckon you will struggle.


Dont panic this offer has been like this for a couple of months now. it seems it is a generic price for their customers
#35
Rebel1
I have been trying to get a good deal from Voda for weeks. Do you know person name who offered you this?


IIRC it was Rachel

Told her that was the price / tariff I could get it for at work with employee discount. She matched it immediately.
#36
benjamine1979
Hmm - just got a cracking deal from the retention department from Vodafone.
18 Month contract
900 mins
1300 texts
1 GB data
Passport
Free HTC desire
£20 a month!!!
So £360 for all that. There are deals to be had!!


gizmouk
I got this out of Vodafone retentions yesterday:

£26 a month over 12 month contract.
Free HTC Desire
800mins
unlimited text,
"unlimited" data


Vodafones sales figures must be borked this month :w00t:


benjamine1979 and gizmouk were you on expensive price plans before your upgrade or did you often go over your normal monthly price? I rang vodafone upgrades 2 weeks ago and they didn't offer me any good deals at all so rang retentions last week and said I was leaving because other people were getting much better deals and quoted a few I'd seen people had got on here (they weren't as good a deal as you 2 got though) and they said they couldn't come close to offering me those deals and sent me my PAC! I've had 2 contracts with them for about 10 years now and they won't offer me any decent deals
#37
Ordered mine. Should arrive tomorrow. It was £285 and I have been on a 12 month simplicity plan for 4 months.

They didn't try to sell any other bolt on's or sims. Was quite straightforward actually. The first girl I spoke to said yes straight away. I then went away to think about it and rang back later. The 2nd guy I spoke to wanted to check with his manager first (as he said sometimes you can't buy a phone from them if you've been on the contract less than 6 months).
#38
gizmouk
State reasons why you think it's better ...

Better screen (Super AMOLED), bigger screen, almost double the amount of RAM, weighs less, thinner, has FM radio. Need I go on?

Samsung Galaxy S is a smarter buy if you're prepared to pay a bit more.
#39
Aeschylus
The thing is if you can not get or do not want a contract then fine, but you will need a sim with Web Access, so min that is going to cost is £15 a month.

so after a year you have spent £567, just does not make sense to buy it other than on a contract


5 quid here. http://threestore.three.co.uk/dealsummary.aspx?offercode=1SO0D003 ;-)
#40
Aeschylus
The thing is if you can not get or do not want a contract then fine, but you will need a sim with Web Access, so min that is going to cost is £15 a month.

so after a year you have spent £567, just does not make sense to buy it other than on a contract


T-Mobile do internet access for PAYG. I presume other carriers also do. Depends what you want the thing for. Personally I almost never use the phone, so it's mostly a gadget (ebooks, games, Google Maps, etc.) so PAYG is better value (at £20 for 6-months).

If you want to, like, talk on the phone and stuff, then doubtless a contract is better value. But PAYG can make sense even for smartphones.

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