Motorola Defy 300 Mins, 300 Text, Internet Booster. £15.32 Gross (24M). Only £8.86 after Quidco and £120 Redemption - Phones4U - HotUKDeals
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Motorola Defy 300 Mins, 300 Text, Internet Booster. £15.32 Gross (24M). Only £8.86 after Quidco and £120 Redemption - Phones4U

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Before the nay-sayers start. Yes it is T-Mobile, but their coverage is better for me than O2, who I was with before. Yes it is a redemption deal, but £120 is worth a little hassle. Yes I have al…
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6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago
Before the nay-sayers start.
Yes it is T-Mobile, but their coverage is better for me than O2, who I was with before.
Yes it is a redemption deal, but £120 is worth a little hassle.
Yes I have allowed for Quidco, but it tracked in less than an hour.
Yes it is a 24 month deal. That doesn't bother me for a deal like this.

The Defy has performance and capabilities in line with all of the top Android phones, plus it is splash resistant and waterproof to 1M. This phone has recently received some excellent reviews. Just check with Google.

I got mine about three weeks ago and it is an excellent phone, far better than than the Orange San Francisco that I was using.

Mine arrived unlocked and unbranded. Now running Froyo. The official Froyo release is due soon.

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#1
looks like a very good deal. nice review here
#2
Is the £5 monthly bill credit automatic or is that the redemption?
#3
good find and £45 cashback from Top Cashback.

Edited By: ISJ66 on Feb 15, 2011 08:43: .
#4
skgwho
Is the £5 monthly bill credit automatic or is that the redemption?

I wondered that too.

It is automatic, T-Mobile bill you £15.32. I can confirm this as I have my first bill.

T-Mobile bill at £15.32 for 24 Months (Which is a £20.32 Tariff with £5 credit automatically applied by T-Mobile)
You can claim back £120 from Phones4U
You can claim £35 by ordering via Quidco.

The daft thing is that Phones4U also have same deal without cash-back. I enquired as to the difference, and it is just whether you want cash-back or not.

Edited By: bytemaster on Feb 15, 2011 07:31
#5
To compare, if you buy this direct from T-Mobile (http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-tariffs/pay-monthly-15-24m/unlimited-text/motorola-defy/), then you pay £75 for the handset, but your data allowance doesn't use the single Flexi Booster, so you can use that for unlimited texts (or one of the others). No £120 cashback, though. The £75+£120 over 24 months is £8.13, whereas the normal price for a Flexi Booster is £5.10 pcm.
#6
the 600min deal isnt bad either, 300 more mins 200more texts around £13 with all the discounts
#7
looks worth considering , have to check coverage as never used t mobile b4
1 Like #8
desdan
looks worth considering , have to check coverage as never used t mobile b4


Bear in mind that T-Mobile and Orange are merging their networks, so you can roam onto Orange for voice and GPRS (3G in the future, I think). This should go some way to make up for them using 1800MHz for voice, rather than 900MHz like O2 and Vodafone.
#9
This seems great. How hard is it to claim back the £120 from phones 4 you?
#10
AshMcConnell
This seems great. How hard is it to claim back the £120 from phones 4 you?
It looks pretty straight forward, and it seems that they have recently widened the window within which you must post the claims.
#11
Good stuff, I've gone for it. Hopefully I can do a bit of game development for it to justify it :). Although I am topping up a similar amount on PAYG anyway.

Hoping to upgrade to 2.2 and remove the blur stuff (people seem to hate it)

Seems to be a lot of info here: - http://motoroladefy.com/index.php?/topic/44-ultimate-motorola-defy-owners-guide
#12
AshMcConnell
Good stuff, I've gone for it. Hopefully I can do a bit of game development for it to justify it :). Although I am topping up a similar amount on PAYG anyway.

Hoping to upgrade to 2.2 and remove the blur stuff (people seem to hate it)

Seems to be a lot of info here: - http://motoroladefy.com/index.php?/topic/44-ultimate-motorola-defy-owners-guide


I don't think you will be disappointed. I am running the Higgsy_Modded_3.4.2_GB_Froyo_RC2 rom.
Higgsy_Modded_3.4.2_GB_Froyo_RC2 rom. I think that the motoroladefy site is mainly information cribbed from the xda-developers site, you might as well go to the source. As for Blur, I think it is bit of a Marmite thing.

When you come to flash it, make sure you follow the instructions carefully, Motorola use an encrypted bootloader so you do need to get it right.

BTW. I reckon I get almost twice the battery life compared to my San Francisco.


Edited By: bytemaster on Feb 15, 2011 14:18
#13
I bought this deal about this time last month when I saw it on here but everyone voted it cold. Pretty good phone to be honest so much you can do with it, I have friends with a desire and desire HD I their really isnt much difference apart from the size of the HD, good phone overclock it to 1ghz and you have yourself a waterproof desire for about half the cost!
#14
Bobdigby21
I bought this deal about this time last month when I saw it on here but everyone voted it cold. Pretty good phone to be honest so much you can do with it, I have friends with a desire and desire HD I their really isnt much difference apart from the size of the HD, good phone overclock it to 1ghz and you have yourself a waterproof desire for about half the cost!
Agreed. I was looking for a Desire or Galaxy S as an upgrade from O2, but they wouldn't drop much below £30. So I walked, really glad I stumbled across this phone, it hasn't had much publicity but it really is in the same class as those top phones. Beautiful screen, only the Iphone 4 has a higher resolution, and easily clocked to 1GHz. From what I have read o/c doesn't seem to adversely affect battery life, and the gossip is that the official Froyo release will probably run at 1GHz. I think the Defy is an undiscovered gem. It is thicker than some of the competition, but it is also shorter, nice and compact, the face is nearly all screen.
#15
Be careful, this phone has had a ton of problems with the speaker failing, rooting it will probably void the warranty too...
#16
edaw
Be careful, this phone has had a ton of problems with the speaker failing, rooting it will probably void the warranty too...


Mine is a "BF09" so it looks like they are shipping more recent stock without that problem. This was a problem with early batches, but it seems to be fixed now. As for rooting, if I choose to mess around with software on any device, then that is a risk I accept. I have hacked IPhones, WIIs, Xboxes and other phones. If I screw up, on my head be it. Are Motorola notorious for being touchy about this?
#18
desire hd is the phone to get atm ....
#19


More than a month ago! In that time Phones4U went out of stock, so deal not available. Defy is now back in stock and the deal is on again.
#20
Very good reviews from many sites: http://whatnewmobile.com/android/motorola-defy-reviews/

However, with all the new handsets being announced at the Mobile World Congress this week I would be cautious going on a 24-month contract. There are some amazing new handsets due in the UK in a few months.
#21
Does anyone knows what is Internet Booster MB amount?
2 Likes #22
THRILLER-DEEJAY
desire hd is the phone to get atm ....
Link to the phone for £8.86 a month effective, or even £15.32 a month, or quit posting pointless posts.

No point comparing phones that are not trying to compete with each other. This is a low-mid range phone.
#23
siqass
Does anyone knows what is Internet Booster MB amount?
500
#24
would you recommend this deal over the htc wildfire e2save redemption deal:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-wildfire-for-117-works-out-at-6/847726

its 6.50 a month for 1 months but only 100 mins and 100 texts as well as internet.

Please note i don't know a lot about phones
#25
@siqass it's 500mb, but of you do exceed that you can still browse the web, use Google Maps and other apps.

What you will lose after 500mb though is the ability to download files or watch YouTube.

On my 3gb FUP, those restrictions have only applied during the hours of 4pm - midnight too.

When it comes to internet allowance they won't charge you extra. They're pretty good.
#26
midnightz
Very good reviews from many sites: http://whatnewmobile.com/android/motorola-defy-reviews/

However, with all the new handsets being announced at the Mobile World Congress this week I would be cautious going on a 24-month contract. There are some amazing new handsets due in the UK in a few months.


Agree on this...dual core chip phones are coming out in less than 6 months...
As for me, I'll just stay in the sidelines till my contract expires in Jan 2012... :-(
1 Like #27
Excellent phone, have one myself but be prepared to set aside some time to get it working exactly the way you want it to :)
1 Like #28
@dealslover

This is a marvellous phone, so much better than the Wildfire. It trumps the wildfire in every spec!

I'd go for this, but you also have to remember cashback deals are never guaranteed, so consider the value the both pose without cashback.
2 Likes #29
dealslover
would you recommend this deal over the htc wildfire e2save redemption deal:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-wildfire-for-117-works-out-at-6/847726

its 6.50 a month for 1 months but only 100 mins and 100 texts as well as internet.

Please note i don't know a lot about phones

Defy is miles better than Wildfire.
#30
Got 300 m, 300 txts, unlimited landlines and unlimited internet up to 3GB direct from t-mob for the same price at the end of last month so cold from me.

Edited By: 666wez666 on Feb 15, 2011 22:18
#31
polskasweetiepie
midnightz
Very good reviews from many sites:[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> http://whatnewmobile.com/android/motorola-defy-reviews/

However, with all the new handsets being announced at the Mobile World Congress this week I would be cautious going on a 24-month contract. There are some amazing new handsets due in the UK in a few months.


Agree on this...dual core chip phones are coming out in less than 6 months...
As for me, I'll just stay in the sidelines till my contract expires in Jan 2012... :-(
Yes but these sparkly new phones will not be free for £15 a month for a loooonnnggg time - not to mention that a fair few of them don't be seen in shops for a good few months, by which time there will be more sparkly phones being shown off.

The good thing with Android phones these days is that they can be upgraded as new versions come out, so some of the new features will become available to you, whereas before you would have to buy a whole new phone.
#32
THRILLER-DEEJAY
desire hd is the phone to get atm ....


Find me it for < £9 / month ;)

You can't really compare. Also the performance is meant to be similar when its updated to Android 2.2 @ 1000Mhz
#33
AshMcConnell
THRILLER-DEEJAY
desire hd is the phone to get atm ....


Find me it for < £9 / month ;)

You can't really compare. Also the performance is meant to be similar when its updated to Android 2.2 @ 1000Mhz


Wasn't comparing, just saying the best phone to get atm is the desire hd imo. This deal is a very good deal.
#34
alexHD
THRILLER-DEEJAY
desire hd is the phone to get atm ....
Link to the phone for £8.86 a month effective, or even £15.32 a month, or quit posting pointless posts.

No point comparing phones that are not trying to compete with each other. This is a low-mid range phone.

+1
#35
bytemaster
edaw
Be careful, this phone has had a ton of problems with the speaker failing, rooting it will probably void the warranty too...

Mine is a "BF09" so it looks like they are shipping more recent stock without that problem. This was a problem with early batches, but it seems to be fixed now. As for rooting, if I choose to mess around with software on any device, then that is a risk I accept. I have hacked IPhones, WIIs, Xboxes and other phones. If I screw up, on my head be it. Are Motorola notorious for being touchy about this?


Oh I just meant it might be a bad idea buying a potentially broken phone that you cant get fixed (as i bet 99% of people will root it ) Good to hear that the issue is being sorted though, I really like this phone.
#36
THRILLER-DEEJAY
desire hd is the phone to get atm ....


Sure if you don't mind running out of battery after 6 hours.....
banned#37
good deals X)
#38
THRILLER-DEEJAY


Wasn't comparing, just saying the best phone to get atm is the desire hd imo. This deal is a very good deal.


That's like saying "an Aston Martin DB9 is the best car to get" in a "VW Golf is half price" thread ;)
#39
bytemaster
Bobdigby21
I bought this deal about this time last month when I saw it on here but everyone voted it cold. Pretty good phone to be honest so much you can do with it, I have friends with a desire and desire HD I their really isnt much difference apart from the size of the HD, good phone overclock it to 1ghz and you have yourself a waterproof desire for about half the cost!
Agreed. I was looking for a Desire or Galaxy S as an upgrade from O2, but they wouldn't drop much below £30. So I walked, really glad I stumbled across this phone, it hasn't had much publicity but it really is in the same class as those top phones. Beautiful screen, only the Iphone 4 has a higher resolution, and easily clocked to 1GHz. From what I have read o/c doesn't seem to adversely affect battery life, and the gossip is that the official Froyo release will probably run at 1GHz. I think the Defy is an undiscovered gem. It is thicker than some of the competition, but it is also shorter, nice and compact, the face is nearly all screen.


You mind want to look at this.
http://www.e2save.com/mobile-phone/contract/samsung/Samsung-Galaxy-S-refurbished.html?tariffcode=EZ308FEB10
I took the Tmobile deal with 600 mins, Unlimited Data. Only downside, 24 months contract but work out just slightly expensive than 18 months after cashback n quidco.
#40
666wez666
Got 300 m, 300 txts, unlimited landlines and unlimited internet up to 3GB direct from t-mob for the same price at the end of last month so cold from me.

Wow, you did well - all that for £8.86 a month (_;)

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