This is an 18 month alternative to the 12 month Wildfire S deal found here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/newer-htc-wildfire-s-running-android-2-3-gingerbread-available-black-white-free/932094
FOR ME THE 12 MONTH DEAL HAS GONE SOUR - You now need to put down a £100 deposit which you will get back after 6 months, lots of people are also complaining about slow and poor service. Mobiles.co.uk said to me on the phone thatif I order before 16:00 it will be with me the next day!
A break down of the way this deal works:
25.54*18 = 459.72
12.77*17 (half price for 17months deal) = 217.09
459.72-217.09 = 242.63
TOTAL COST = £242.63 (or £192.63 after £50 quidco)
The 17 months @ 1/2 price works like this:
You email/snailmail your 6,9,12,15,18 monthly bills to mobiles.co.uk and they credit the money back to you, simple as that (I spoke to a sales representative). That works out to be £43.41 back for each of these periods.
It works out to be £10 more in total over the above 12 month deal, but is spread out over 18 months instead of 12, and you get 100 more minutes and 700 less texts (I'd rather have the 100 more minutes, I don't need 1000 texts!)
The main bonus over the other deal above is that there is no £100 initial outlay (for the deposit). It is also on T-Mobile which people seem to generally prefer because they share the network masts with orange - resulting in better 3g signal coverage
HTC Wildfire S Details:
If you are after a small, attractive Android device which sharp social networking integration, the HTC Wildfire S may well be for you. The handsets main selling point has to be its superb social networking integration, which ensures you are always just one step away from your friends and contacts on Facebook. The Wildfire S offers quirky features such as displaying a caller¿s facebook status, and the Friend Stream, which groups all your friends¿ social network updates together - whether it be Facebook™, Twitter™ or Flickr™. Further to its social network capabilities, the handset has a 5.0 megapixel camera, 3.2" high resolution display, and 3G Support, ensuring users can quickly and effectively use the internet.
TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Android v2.3 OS
5 Megapixel Camera
Up to 32GB microSD Card Support
Social Network Integration