HTC HD2 for 12 months on Vodafone or T-Mobile via mobiles.co.uk from £570 less £50 quidco - HotUKDeals
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Much as I'd rather buy this outright, it seems there are precisely zero realistically priced calls-plus-broadband PAYG tariffs in existence so I'm going to have to break the habit of a lifetime and sign up to a subsidised phone contact. Anything more that 12 months is out of the question so at £90 + 12 x £40 = £570 this seems a reasonable deal for what would otherwise be a £500 phone. This from Vodafone and includes 300 minutes of calls plus unlimited texts and internet. Similarly from T-Mobile there's a £160 + 12 x £35 = £580 package that includes 300 minutes, 200 texts and unlimited 'web browsing'. There a potential further £40 or £50 to be had back via Topcashback or Quidco so we could be talking £520 for the phone and 12 months of all the telecommunications anyone could conceivably need.

I don't know anything about mobiles.co.uk, so any insight on their reliability gratefully received. I also know nothing about either of these networks so would be interested to hear anyone's opinion on either. On the basis that 200 texts a month might as well be unlimited there's nothing between these two for me, unless T-Mobile's ominous use of the term 'web browsing' rather than 'internet' really means other internet protocols are blocked.
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#1
i would go Vodafone rather than T-Mobile purley due to coverage area (Thats in my area)

Do you think the price of the phone will decrease after xmas ?
#2
I think they are part of Carphone Warehouse. Bought my HTC Touch Pro 2 from them, Quidco (£40) paid within a month.

Do make sure you cancel the Gadget Support and insurance :).
#3
A windows mobile phone... eugh ;)
#4
htc mobiles are great but their software and touchscreens are crap. i've had 2.
#5
EDEN188
I think they are part of Carphone Warehouse. Bought my HTC Touch Pro 2 from them, Quidco (£40) paid within a month.

Do make sure you cancel the Gadget Support and insurance :).


Yes they are... also look at E2savemobile who are also part of CPW

Rick
#6
PC Pro have just reviewed this phone and they gave it an excellent review.
Different touch screen to previous models as well
#7
No offence, but I still can't justify paying £520 for a phone on a 12 month contract. My currently expiring contract had a total cost of £210 with a free W595 on a 12 month (sometime near launch). How do you guys part with the cash? The prices are extortionate!
#8
S23
No offence, but I still can't justify paying £520 for a phone on a 12 month contract. My currently expiring contract had a total cost of £210 with a free W595 on a 12 month (sometime near launch). How do you guys part with the cash? The prices are extortionate!

Well £210 is about £150 more than I've been paying every year year for the past 10 years on a non-subsidised Virgin tariff, so I might ask you how you parted with the additional £1,500 over the same period, though admittedly my Nokia 6130 is getting past it now.

You're right though it is a crazy amount of money to be spending on a phone. I wouldn't normally dream of it, however I need an HTC HD2!
#9
Been trying to get one of these direct though Voda, being told very limited stock and HTC are only releasing very small batches of these out and maybe no more at all after the "next drop" ???

Lovely bit of kit though and their "skin" for WM6.5 is looooovely (very useable)

Now do I just wait till Jan for the iPhone on Voda ...
hmmmmmm :?
#10
Can't you get an iPhone 3Gs for less?
#11
thinktony
Well £210 is about £150 more than I've been paying every year year for the past 10 years on a non-subsidised Virgin tariff, so I might ask you how you parted with the additional £1,500 over the same period, though admittedly my Nokia 6130 is getting past it now.

You're right though it is a crazy amount of money to be spending on a phone. I wouldn't normally dream of it, however I need an HTC HD2!


Have you looked at other softwares, mate? Window 6.5 is just 6.1 with a facelift, and if you've used 6.1 at all you'd know how bad it is. I know what its like to want a phone, but I'd really suggest looking at another software platform. Android would be a great start.
#12
Domokun
Have you looked at other softwares, mate? Window 6.5 is just 6.1 with a facelift, and if you've used 6.1 at all you'd know how bad it is. I know what its like to want a phone, but I'd really suggest looking at another software platform. Android would be a great start.[/QUOTE

[QUOTE=Domokun]Have you looked at other softwares, mate? Window 6.5 is just 6.1 with a facelift, and if you've used 6.1 at all you'd know how bad it is. I know what its like to want a phone, but I'd really suggest looking at another software platform. Android would be a great start.


not entirely see it from your view point. but also do see it your way i'll explain .
While I'm no authority on winmobile i've been messing with windows based handsets for 10 years....if you're just looking at it from 'ease of use"...."boutique factor " etc then by all means look at an iphone or some other platform..however if you're looking for a platform you can completely gut out and get into then a windows mobile is great fun.....look @ it this way most folks use their pc's without wanting /needing to know what's going on under the hood..same with windows moble..if you're really into the platform you look beyond stat>programs> etc ...there are lots of respectable resources such as xdadevelopers....any winmo fan will tell you...phones can be reflashed with custom (cooked) romss to optimise memory usage ,startup times,even dual boot as an android phone(i.e. use the same handset htc hero like & or as a std wm6. 5
...further i hope i'm wrong but this particular handset may go the way of the omnia I , which everyone rushed to get when it was first launched...yes omnia had widgets( to stop you seeing the windows side ) but past the widgets & people started coming unstuck...the reuslt was that the handsets wwere quickly returned by all but diehard fans, it was then reincarnated as a symbian 60 phone (nokiaware) which ofc ourse made it easier to use for some & therefore more appealing again.
the average bloke in the street wouldn't know what to do if this phone went tits up...a winmo fan would consider it a "project" to revive it

p.s excuse any typos..as writing this on a 5" laptop not much bigger than the HD2's 4.3" screen!
nuff said
#13
darklight;7107785
[QUOTE=Domokun]Have you looked at other softwares, mate? Window 6.5 is just 6.1 with a facelift, and if you've used 6.1 at all you'd know how bad it is. I know what its like to want a phone, but I'd really suggest looking at another software platform. Android would be a great start.[/QUOTE



not entirely see it from your view point. but also do see it your way i'll explain .
While I'm no authority on winmobile i've been messing with windows based handsets for 10 years....if you're just looking at it from 'ease of use"...."boutique factor " etc then by all means look at an iphone or some other platform..however if you're looking for a platform you can completely gut out and get into then a windows mobile is great fun.....look @ it this way most folks use their pc's without wanting /needing to know what's going on under the hood..same with windows moble..if you're really into the platform you look beyond stat>programs> etc ...there are lots of respectable resources such as xdadevelopers....any winmo fan will tell you...phones can be reflashed with custom (cooked) romss to optimise memory usage ,startup times,even dual boot as an android phone(i.e. use the same handset htc hero like & or as a std wm6. 5
...further i hope i'm wrong but this particular handset may go the way of the omnia I , which everyone rushed to get when it was first launched...yes omnia had widgets( to stop you seeing the windows side ) but past the widgets & people started coming unstuck...the reuslt was that the handsets wwere quickly returned by all but diehard fans, it was then reincarnated as a symbian 60 phone (nokiaware) which ofc ourse made it easier to use for some & therefore more appealing again.
the average bloke in the street wouldn't know what to do if this phone went tits up...a winmo fan would consider it a "project" to revive it

p.s excuse any typos..as writing this on a 5" laptop not much bigger than the HD2's 4.3" screen!
nuff said


Rep added just for your detailed explanation of your needs,:thumbsup:
#14
thinktony
I don't know anything about mobiles.co.uk, so any insight on their reliability gratefully received


mobiles.co.uk are part of the Carphone Warehouse empire. I brought a whole load of phones for business before they become part of CPW and they were brilliant. This was some four or more ago.

I brought the XDA Mini S (x2) on a 12 months contract @ £13 p.m. (inc. VAT), the phone was free. So for TWO XDA Mini S which were worth over £450 (£900 total) each at the time, I paid a total sum of £312. I brought four business contract so got £3600 worth of phones for £1248. I bargain I would say. Mind you, the contracts didn't have any minutes included, you had to pay for all your calls; although they were a reasonable 7 pence per minute.
#15
thinktony
I also know nothing about either of these networks so would be interested to hear anyone's opinion on either.


It really depends where you are. Except 3, all the other networks (o2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone) are almost identical. In some areas they will be superb, in other areas they will be pretty rubbish (especially for indoor coverage).

Best thing to do is get the FREE PAYG SIMS that all these networks provide, then use an existing phone to try out each networks coverage in areas you are most likely to use your phone. Bear in mind though this is not foolproof, but a very decent indication of the type of coverage you will get. Also, the model of phone can have a bearing on connection quality.
#16
buju247
htc mobiles are great but their software and touchscreens are crap. i've had 2.



Agreed, but this touch screen is fantastic, as is the phone, only heavly let down by windows mobile 6.5
#17
thinktony
Well £210 is about £150 more than I've been paying every year year for the past 10 years on a non-subsidised Virgin tariff, so I might ask you how you parted with the additional £1,500 over the same period, though admittedly my Nokia 6130 is getting past it now.

You're right though it is a crazy amount of money to be spending on a phone. I wouldn't normally dream of it, however I need an HTC HD2!


...my tariffs £9.79 for 600 AT/XN minutes ,UL- Texts , UL-internet..on voda ...works a treat!!
#18
darklight
...my tariffs £9.79 for 600 AT/XN minutes ,UL- Texts , UL-internet..on voda ...works a treat!!

That sounds an excellent deal. I might just buy the HD2 unlocked if I can get that tariff. Where did you find it? (And what does AT stand for by the way?). Cheers.
#19
thinktony
That sounds an excellent deal. I might just buy the HD2 unlocked if I can get that tariff. Where did you find it? (And what does AT stand for by the way?). Cheers.


Any Time/Cross Network?

OP: Cooked ROMs aren't just for WinMo, but I'll trust your instincts. Best of luck!
#20
I just have to say + REP for actually putting the overall cost of the contract.

Too many people just put the price for one month. This should be made a rule on HUKD :)
#21
thinktony
That sounds an excellent deal. I might just buy the HD2 unlocked if I can get that tariff. Where did you find it? (And what does AT stand for by the way?). Cheers.


hi ...my tariffs a 12 month sim only voda..as I've always preferred to obtain my own winmo handsets myself ..from as far afield as dubai!
AT-anytime XN - cross network
..by the way if anyone needs to call 0800 numbers which networks tend not to be include in your free mins apart from Tmobile, then try using this number 01229330800 and follow the instructions ...this number lets you dial 0800 via your regular "inclusive minutes"...saves a fortune esp if you're in a call queue! even if you're tmobile , it works out cheaper to do it this way as 40p a minute for 0800 numbers anyway outside your allowance.
#22
Domokun
Any Time/Cross Network?

OP: Cooked ROMs aren't just for WinMo, but I'll trust your instincts. Best of luck!



winmo "cooked" roms do work .... for instance A2DP was made available long before it became common place by hacking a bluetooth stack from another setup, there are several other bluetooth profiles most of which are never used by your average joe but can be opened up on an a winmo. HID protocol interfaces were being cooked long before they appeared on the TG01 or the HD2 .. HID lets you plug a normal keyboard into your winmo's mini usb port ...I actually prefer plugging in my wireless keyboard dongle ..good for those long messages where you do not want to be pecking at a screen with a stylus ,MIFI (now being touted as the new mobile wifi) again was possible on some modified winmo handsets
..sure cooked roms can be buggy and they need to be modified but that's the whole fun of it ...it's what software developers spend their time doing .. ironing probs out of progs so you don't get to complain about how buggy vista is! if you're techy-minded , then head over to xda developers... if you're new to the whole windows mobile scene read the forum anyway .. you wont be disappointed!!
,..a bit long winded i know..nuff said
#23
just placed my order.

how do i go about getting cashback with the voda deal?

i have a quidco account but not used it
#24
cold check out mobile phones direct, got my last HTC from there ( unlocked and no network branded too )

http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/Brands/HTC/b509/n447/p27241.aspx t- mobile deals 12 months

they want £85.99 instead of the £160 youve quoted for the £35 per month tarrif

have had it as this price since it come out

free 2gb card too
#25
i dont trust tmobile tbh, want a more reliable network
#26
fil
cold check out mobile phones direct, got my last HTC from there ( unlocked and no network branded too )

http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/Brands/HTC/b509/n447/p27241.aspx t- mobile deals 12 months

they want £85.99 instead of the £160 youve quoted for the £35 per month tarrif

have had it as this price since it come out

free 2gb card too


ordered the phone yesterday through carphonewarehouse, made me pay £160 for the phone, just checked that site and the same deal had the phone for free...will be cancelling my CPW order and have just placed the order on that site:-D:thumbsup:

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