HTC Hero £23.45pm (750min/Unlmtd Texts)18 Month Contract on 3 (+ £80 Quidco) - HotUKDeals
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For the patient buyer; they won't get any more stock in until early March

Add £5pm for Unlimited (well 1GB but that's pretty good) Internet

Seems like a good deal to me

£422.10 (£342.10 incl Quidco) total cost over the 18 months, add £90 total for the Internet bolt on thingy
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#1
On average, T-Mobile does the Hero (G2) for £25 x 18 months, plus internet (£20 x 18months + £91 handset fee) with 300 min's and 300 text so cheaper if you want the internet bolt-on (but near enough the same price as the OP), but less min/text than the OP.

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-phones/phones/pay-monthly/t-mobile/g2-touch/price-plans/
#2
T-Mobile gives you 3GB Internet download as well per month.
#3
Thing is T-mobiles internet and phone coverage is appalling compared to orange, o2 and three. I've been withe T-mobile for the past 18 months and am sick of the low coverage, where everyone else's works. Also T-mobile you have to pay for voicemail (doesnt get taken out of your allowance)... unless you call yourself.
#4
However, HTC Hero needs a internet add on whether or not you like/use it. Coz even for date and time HTC Hero depends on internet connection.
#5
Has anyone any experience with QuidCo and 3? I found a thread on QuidCo's site where people report problems: http://www.quidco.com/quidclans/3-mobile-declined-cashback-beware/discussions/1

I've ordered the deal as described by the OP, but I'll be disappointed if the QuidCo doesn't pay. I performed the transaction via QuidCo using a browser I'd never used to visit the Three site before (and deleted all history before starting just in case). If they play the 'another marketing channel' card, as described in the thread I quoted, I won't be backing down in a hurry.

Update...
The QuidCo has tracked as £32.50, rather than the £80 I was expecting. £32.50 is described on QuidCo's site as "for Mix and Match 300/500/£15 Texter plan/ £15 Internet texter plan", whereas I've ordered Texter 35 which should be £80. Perhaps it's because it's only £23.45 a month, but I would have thought that justifies at least as much cashback as the Texter 20 plan, which is £47.50.

So, if it pays, it looks like the cost, including the internet add-on, is £23.45 + £5 per month, a total over 18 months of £512.10, minus £32.50 QuidCo, giving £479.60, making it £26.64 per month. The T-Mobile alternative works out at £28.11 a month, although that comes down to £26.22 if you can manage with a smaller amount of minutes/texts. So, the absolute cheapest 18 month deal appears to be T-Mobile, but given that people seem to rate 3 over T-Mobile for coverage, the 42p per month extra is probably worth it.
#6
24mths internet texter tariff looks better
#7
bellamy_47
24mths internet texter tariff looks better


Does it? £35 a month for 24 months? Assuming you get the full £80 QuidCo for that, it's £31.67 a month, so about a fiver more and for a longer period.
#8
It's a decent deal. £80 quidco and £30 RAF. Got this deal for a mate a few days ago, hes happy.

This is one of the better deals out there for the HTC Hero, it's the white one so looks better and is worth more. And you can start and stop internet access anytime you want with 3.

T-mobile may have 3GB internet but on a mobile it's a bit pointless especially if you have wireless at home and internet at work.
#9
rash
It's a decent deal. £80 quidco.


Has anyone had this track at £80? See my earlier post regarding it only tracking for me as £32.50.
#10
ericdopiaza
Has anyone had this track at £80? See my earlier post regarding it only tracking for me as £32.50.


Are you sure it's £32.50? Mine has tracked at £32.00. (not £32.50), I think it should be corrected to £80 once it's validated.

Quidco says £80 so don't see why they shouldn't pay. I say this because £32.00 is not mentioned on quidco!

Mines been validated but not at £80, they better not mess me about, otherwise we should get 3 removed and BANNED from quidco.
#11
rash
Are you sure it's £32.50? Mine has tracked at £32.00. (not £32.50), I think it should be corrected to £80 once it's validated.

Quidco says £80 so don't see why they shouldn't pay. I say this because £32.00 is not mentioned on quidco!

Mines been validated but not at £80, they better not mess me about, otherwise we should get 3 removed and BANNED from quidco.


I checked my QuidCo account again and it's £32, like you say. Whether it said £32.50 last time I looked, or I made a mistake, I don't know.

I noticed there is a £32 item in the list, described as "for Mobile Broadband 1GB", which is clearly not what we've ordered.

I know it's dangerous to rely on QuidCo definitely paying, but I've never had a problem before with my 100+ transactions. I did factor the £80 into the equation when making a decision on this deal though, and it is looking less sweet with only £32.

From what I've read on the QuidCo thread I mentioned above, I feel it might be better to wait and see if I receive anything at all before rocking the boat. That said, I'm in two minds, and if anyone else is questioning it at this stage, I'd be really interested to hear how you get on. Perhaps leaving it until later would prompt QuidCo to reject the enquiry based on it being too long after the purchase date (especially as my phone isn't due to arrive for 3 weeks anyway).
#12
Never had any major problems with Quidco, but recently 3 have been a real pain, they declined my £20 on a PAYG phone. So just wait and see. However the £18 per month Nokia 6700 deal tracked fine at £62.50.

Mine has been validated though, so hopefully will receive £80 instead of £32!
#13
ericdopiaza
Does it? £35 a month for 24 months? Assuming you get the full £80 QuidCo for that, it's £31.67 a month, so about a fiver more and for a longer period.


£25 a month.... :thumbsup:
#14
bellamy_47
£25 a month.... :thumbsup:


Internet Texter plans

£25 Internet Texter

24 month contract

Plan detail
Unlimited Internet
Unlimited Texts

500 minutes (anytime, any network)

£25 a month


:)
#15
ericdopiaza
Does it? £35 a month for 24 months? Assuming you get the full £80 QuidCo for that, it's £31.67 a month, so about a fiver more and for a longer period.


£25 x 24 months = £500 - £80 quidco = £420 that equals £21.66 a month :thumbsup:
#16
bellamy_47
£25 x 24 months = £500 - £80 quidco = £420 that equals £21.66 a month :thumbsup:


Ah, you mean the £25 tariff. That one's £25 :)

Looking at QuidCo's cashback table, I interpret it as saying the £80 only applies to £35pm plans.

Anyway, I agree that the lowest per-month cost appears to be the £25 x 24 plan, but you're tied in for longer. If you are only a light call/text user, you could could potentially pay less overall with the 18 month contract, followed by switching to PAYG + data. Alternatively, the Hero will probably be considered ancient tat and you'll be gagging for something newer after 18 months anyway.

By the time 3 actually have the handsets in stock, I'm sure I'll have convinced myself it's a poor deal and cancelled it anyway. :lol:
#17
bellamy_47
£25 x 24 months = £500 - £80 quidco = £420 that equals £21.66 a month :thumbsup:


[SIZE="4"]£25x24 = £600 - NOT £500![/SIZE]

So it's not a good deal. £23.50 per month for 18mths plus £80 quidco and £30 RAF is a way better deal.

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