HTC Hero Unlocked White 18m contract T-mobile @ £24.47pm and £7.99 phone @ MobilePhonesDirect - HotUKDeals
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price of phone is £7.99 and then 18 months for £24.47. I had my eye on this contract for a few weeks and the price was significantly reduced from the phone price of £38.99 to £7.99. Will be ordering tommorow hopefully. As it is unlocked it doesn't have any t-mobile branding which is a plus for me personally.
You get 300mins and 300texts which could go up to 600texts (combi25)
This is a new flagship device by HTC featuring Google's Android with a fantastic makeover and full flash support. I checked the specs and it seems that this phone has more ram than the iphone 3g
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#1
Multitouch too :) good deal if you get good t-mobile coverage.
#2
This dosnt include web and walk so ur data charges will be big, its extra fiver a month for that,.
#3
hell even without data I really didn't expect to get this phone on 18months for this money so soon.
sweeeeeet. might have to get one :)
#4
I dont know if its such a good deal, without a decent contract, whats the point really? With this phone you will want the internet, web'n'walk is a must really!
#5
i saw a review of this phone on cnet: http://videos.cnet.co.uk/39043240.htmand the os was slow.web and walk is a must as well.
#6
DsK
I dont know if its such a good deal, without a decent contract, whats the point really? With this phone you will want the internet, web'n'walk is a must really!


agreed go for the Combi 20 + Web'n'Walk for £24.47 and the phone is still only £31.99
#7
the white one is also teflon coated to keep the dirt and grime off it.
1 Like #8
Deal posted earlier includes unlimited internet.... http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/449518/htc-hero-t-mobile-12-month-contract/

Great Phone
#9
Apparently as the Hero uses theSD Card as a swap file, if you uses a SDHC Card the sluggishness is eliminated or vastly improved.

Has anybodt else heard of this slugishnes fix?
#10
Thxs ... I went for the 12mth Combi 25 (inc web/walk).

BTW: When ringing Orange for PAC they try to match the deal with an 18mth, £127 handset, £29 per mth, Unlimited Web/Text + 600 mins.
#11
ssvirk;5878195
Apparently as the Hero uses theSD Card as a swap file, if you uses a SDHC Card the sluggishness is eliminated or vastly improved.

Has anybodt else heard of this slugishnes fix?


Where did u hear this? does the Hero come with a standard SD card then? I already have a SDHC to swap in anyway.
#12
I doube the Hero will use a swap file. The HTC Magic has had custom roms built using the Hero build, but due to lower memory in the Magic these have been quite slow. To get around this, some of the rom builders have used the memory card to swap to, and also install apps to. A class 6 memory card is recommended if the memory card if used for a swap file.
#13
Tempted but I'm still tied in to my contract for another 5 months!
#14
cant find the offer stated by op on the website anymore ?
can anybody else confirm, the cheapest i could see is £29.36/month on a 18 month deal
banned#15
I would personally steer WELL clear of t-mobile contracts. The coverage is horrendously bad - I never ever get more than 2 bars signal ANYWHERE I go. My home is in the middle of a fairly large town, no signal at all. My mums house is in the middle of a large town, no signal at all. My best mates house is in the middle of a medium sized town, no signal whatsoever. They also have many hidden charges making them more expensive than the other providers for the same contracts.

Complete crap.

I would recommend instead, [url]www.mobiles.co.uk[/url] have a great offer on a vodafone contract, Your Plan 300.

£35 a month, 12 month contract. 300 minutes and unlimited texts. Phone is £19.99 but you can get £40 quidco back. No data, but you can bolt that ontop for an extra £5 pm. Effectively you get a much better provider, miles better coverage, unlimited texts, better roaming coverage/rates, for pretty much the same price (infact, you save a considerable amount over the term of the contract). Which makes it a bargain.
#16
Love Android and my G1, and the Hero looks sweet. However it's not a "Google Experience" phone and I use Gmail / GCal / Gmail contacts, and I'm not sure how this would affect my experience on the Hero.

Also, I think my big sausage fingers would miss the QWERTY keyboard :(
#17
a7awo
Thxs ... I went for the 12mth Combi 25 (inc web/walk).

BTW: When ringing Orange for PAC they try to match the deal with an 18mth, £127 handset, £29 per mth, Unlimited Web/Text + 600 mins.


Orange tried to palm me off with a Blackberry 8900 for free, with a standard Panther contract with free web - sounds like the one above for £29. I pointed out that that a new customer can get the Hero for free with a ~£30 contract and he couldn't really compete.

The O2 SIM only deal for £20 p/m, TWELVE mth contract, with £100 quidco cashback and an 8900 for £180 from ebay clearly wee's all over Mr Orange man's deal (if happy to take a punt on a fleabay phone).

Orange need to get a grip on their existing customer - 10 years and I'm going to be leaving in the next few weeks if they can't offer something competitive.
#18
coach_mcguirk
Love Android and my G1, and the Hero looks sweet. However it's not a "Google Experience" phone and I use Gmail / GCal / Gmail contacts, and I'm not sure how this would affect my experience on the Hero.

Also, I think my big sausage fingers would miss the QWERTY keyboard :(


Got a G1 too - I really really really want to see what the next QWERTY Android phone's like... :-D
#19
I have the G1 and my girlfriend got the Hero with Orange on Tuesday, 1200 mins, unlimited texts and 500mb internet for £35.

The phone is incredible, beats the G1 hands down imo. The interface is so slick, and the way it intergrates with flickr, facebook and twitter is amazing. Basically take the G1 and add a bit of iPhone style and you have the perfect phone.

I would prefer a physical keyboard, but the onscreen is easier to use than the G1, not sure why, think its a little bigger and seems a bit more responsive.

I haven't seen any sluggishness that the American reviewers are reporting, to be fair, I didn't have the twitter widget going with everything else. But still had 7 sful screen widgets going and its was running very smoothly.

If you are sitting on the fence, just go for it, its a gorgeous phone (she has the grey/brown) and has so much functionality. I'm even more excited for android now than I ever have been and can't wait until my contract is up in 12months to see the hardware that will be carrying the OS.

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#20
good deal voted hot.

This will replace my iPhone - its a great phone with flash and you dont have to use the piece of sh*t that is iTunes!!!!!
#21
Had one of these phones since yesterday (A black one on TMob upgrade).

Tis class - had an iphone before and I prefer this. It's a bit more complicated but that's a good thing surely :)

As for the lag reported in reviews - I've experienced next to none up to now. All I can think is review phones were an early beta, or Tmob include faster SD cards....

Would recommend the phone, browser is faster than the iphone - and basic flash support is an added bonus. And the actual phone functionality seems better (no reviews seem to mention this any more) e.g. you can just start typing a number or initials or part of someones name and brings a filtered list straight up.

App devs actually have control over stuff Apple deem too scary - they can run in the backgroup, can turn off wifi/bluetooth at night or based on GPS location, or use the built in camera. Much easier to develop for as well (java > objc).

Cam is better than reviews make out imo - not great in low light but would say overall better than the iphone.

And the HTC Widgets give it all a nice sugary coating...speaking of coatings the teflon coating is nice, if anyone has an Harmony remote feels just like one of those :thumbsup:
#22
Anarchist
I would personally steer WELL clear of t-mobile contracts. The coverage is horrendously bad - I never ever get more than 2 bars signal ANYWHERE I go. My home is in the middle of a fairly large town, no signal at all. My mums house is in the middle of a large town, no signal at all. My best mates house is in the middle of a medium sized town, no signal whatsoever. They also have many hidden charges making them more expensive than the other providers for the same contracts.


Just to balance this I've been on t-mobile for the past 18 months and have never had a problem with signal in various parts of the country. Having said that the god awful adverts would put me off getting one! ;)
#23
I managed to haggle a cracker of a deal out of Orange.
£20pm - 900mins, Unlimited Texts (3000), and unlimited web (500mb).

Phone was only £60, so works out as £23 a month :) Phone should be here tomorrow.
Just haggle if your due for an upgrade :)

I've heard that if you go for a Class 6 SD card it actually increases the performance of the phone, plus the os will hopefully get updates to also improve performance.
#24
bez
Had one of these phones since yesterday (A black one on TMob upgrade).
And the HTC Widgets give it all a nice sugary coating...speaking of coatings the teflon coating is nice, if anyone has an Harmony remote feels just like one of those :thumbsup:


Just to let you know, only the white phone has the Teflon coating. Black/Graphite doesn't.

Oops sorry for double post.
#25
Ihateyourface;5893947
I managed to haggle a cracker of a deal out of Orange.
£20pm - 900mins, Unlimited Texts (3000), and unlimited web (500mb).

Phone was only £60, so works out as £23 a month :) Phone should be here tomorrow.
Just haggle if your due for an upgrade :)

I've heard that if you go for a Class 6 SD card it actually increases the performance of the phone, plus the os will hopefully get updates to also improve performance.


What was the duration of the contract?

500mb != unlimited :roll:
#26
Does anyone know if the Hero accepts a micro SDHC or only micro SD?

Its states SD 2.0 ... I'm assuming this is SDHC.

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