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N97 on three! From £15 on texter and £35 on mix and match @ Three

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http://threestore.three.co.uk/priceplans.aspx?phonecode=NON97B3DSL Just found this link to deals for N97 on three. Earliest shipping date 03/07/2009 Mix and match starts from £35 Texter from …
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Just found this link to deals for N97 on three. Earliest shipping date 03/07/2009

Mix and match starts from £35

Texter from £15. (£20 with internet package) This involves cash up front but in some cases works out below £500 over 15 months.

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#1
Does anyone know if you get quidco if you renew a contract online?

I might do the 20 a month. (15 texter+5 max internet) with cash up front with a view to sell the phone in 15 months for £200. :whistling:
#2
Not a bad deal, not bad at all!

Take into account the £25 texter tarriff for 12 months = £300, plus £200 for the phone. So total of £500.

Then consider £60 RAF (you and say your mom/dad etc. £30 each), plus £62.50 quidco.

So at a total price about £375! INCLUDING 500mins and unlimited texts - stonking deal! Even though three are rubbish, lets be honest.

It's VERY rare to get a deal where the price of the phone and mins is MUCH less than what they sell for on ebay. SO JUST FOR THE PHONE this is one hell of a deal. I can see this getting hot very very quickly.
#3
not sure if the code "gadget" still works for the free internet add on if you don't choose it as part of your tariff. i.e add the internet on as an add on and put in the code it might still work.
#4
Also £3 off Mix and Match 700 code here on HUKD aswell.
#5
rash
Not a bad deal, not bad at all!

Take into account the £25 texter tarriff for 12 months = £300, plus £200 for the phone. So total of £500.

Then consider £60 RAF (you and say your mom/dad etc. £30 each), plus £62.50 quidco.

So at a total price about £375! INCLUDING 500mins and unlimited texts - stonking deal! Even though three are rubbish, lets be honest.

It's VERY rare to get a deal where the price of the phone and mins is MUCH less than what they sell for on ebay. SO JUST FOR THE PHONE this is one hell of a deal. I can see this getting hot very very quickly.


The texter plan excludes internet packages. Thats £5 a month.

Not sure how soon you can renew a 12 month contract. If its 10 months that would be interesting.

Most of 02/Orange/t mobile packages are around £40 a month.
#6
Any of these latest first released intellignets firmware is load of bugs apart from the mobile price is being expensive.
I would rather wait for its price to comedown as it did with its bro Nokia 5800 and wait for the initial teething bugs with firmware are updated to a usable level and then go for it.

Nevertheless, ofr this price at thesemany mins it PRETTY HOT deal, albeit 3 sux when it comes to coverage and reliability.
have some heat....
#7
gummby
The texter plan excludes internet packages. Thats £5 a month.
Not sure how soon you can renew a 12 month contract. If its 10 months that would be interesting.
Most of 02/Orange/t mobile packages are around £40 a month.


I was looking at it from a 'buying the phone only perspective', so internet does not matter if like me you will just unlock it and use your own simcard. I got the internet package quite some time ago when I had a 3 contract. They let me cancel the internet whenever I wanted - min term was 1 month, was called x-series back then.

baldude
Any of these latest first released intellignets firmware is load of bugs apart from the mobile price is being expensive.
I would rather wait for its price to comedown as it did with its bro Nokia 5800 and wait for the initial teething bugs with firmware are updated to a usable level and then go for it.

Nevertheless, ofr this price at thesemany mins it PRETTY HOT deal, albeit 3 sux when it comes to coverage and reliability.
have some heat....


Dude your written english is very bad, I could just about understand what you are saying. The first sentence of your post is complete gibberish to me.
#8
Does any one know if this will be given as an upgrade to existing customers due an upgrade?

Mines due in 14th August 09...but was due an upgrade 4months prior on the highest tariff 1100 mins £24....tried to speak to one of them one line cyber dollies but no joy...thought maybe someone can help on here?!
#9
baldude
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I would rather wait for its price to comedown as it did with its bro Nokia 5800


The 5800 launched at £200 in cpw and then went up to £250 not long after. I don't think the new 5800s have come down as low as their launch price yet - there are clearance ones on refurb for less though.

But N97 will come down £370ish in 12 months SIM free. Best to wait and definitely best to avoid the 3 network.
#10
androoski
The 5800 launched at £200 in cpw and then went up to £250 not long after. I don't think the new 5800s have come down as low as their launch price yet - there are clearance ones on refurb for less though.

But N97 will come down £370ish in 12 months SIM free. Best to wait and definitely best to avoid the 3 network.


I took out a brand new nokia 5800 on a redemption deal....went through quidco with dap and gotten it for 50 quids after cashback. I expect same sort of deals with N97 coming out after 3 months from the launch.
I love to grab bargains thats why I lurk on HUKD, I never buy PAYG phones throwing my hard earned money.
#11
rash
I was looking at it from a 'buying the phone only perspective', so internet does not matter if like me you will just unlock it and use your own simcard. I got the internet package quite some time ago when I had a 3 contract. They let me cancel the internet whenever I wanted - min term was 1 month, was called x-series back then.



Dude your written english is very bad, I could just about understand what you are saying. The first sentence of your post is complete gibberish to me.


Sorry mighty was in a hurry.....
#12
It looks likely that 3 will be selling this on PAYG for £369 + £10 top up from tomorrow too, which is the route I'm going to take as I have a really good retention contract with them.

See:
Mobile Industry Review - read the comments
and
ITProPortal

As regards 3's service, they always seem to come in for a lot of flak, but I suspect that a large part of this is from people with no direct experience (like the bad rep that Skoda took years to move away from).

I've been with them for nearly four years and have generally found them to be excellent. OK the call centre isn't always perfect, but I've never had to use it that much, and even when I have, they've always managed to resolve issues. Certainly for VFM they're pretty hard to beat.
#13
Please please read reviews of the N97 before buying one.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/06/24/review_phone_nokia_n97/

Even this: http://www.stephenfry.com/blog/2009/06/19/iphone-therefore-i-am-stephen-reviews-apples-iphone-3gs/

"I am panting to try out the Palm Pre and the HTC Magic and have been looking forward to Nokia’s new entry for months and months. It distresses me more than I can say therefore to announce that the N97 is a crushing disappointment"

"But the Symbian S60 operating system that drives the device is achingly old-fashioned, sluggish and unfriendly. Setting up ‘access points’ is fiddly and horribly yesterday. I am aware that Nokia want to position this as a kind of ‘My First Smartphone’ for users who might be put off by the radical nature of the iPhone or the businesslike qualities of the BlackBerry, but a resistive touchscreen (another way of saying a touchscreen you have to keep tapping until it decides to obey you – damn it, they even include a stylus) that displays blocky icons that remind you of the ugly horror of their E63 unit is no way to inspire confidence in the Finnish giant’s commitment to modern smartphones. It really pains me that I can’t rave about this device. I love what Nokia has given to the market – I was devoted to the Communicator for years – but no one who has used an iPhone would do anything other than laugh, weep or bray with contempt at the N97. It just isn’t good enough and that is a terrible pity. It is nothing like as godawful as the BlackBerry Storm, but then nothing is. "
#14
Is NHS discount available on this package?
#15
RAF only available if you take out a 18 month contract :-

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#16
i have this phone and it is great, please dont let bad reviews put you off, in my experience bad reviews come from a bad user, if you know symbian you will love it.
As for getting it from 3 to use on another network, i doubt very much 3 will give you the unlock code until the contract has ended.
As for early firmware issues they are mainly down to the network branded models (why cant they leave it as nokia made it) unbranding will probably be possible, but will void the warranty
good deal but only if you are happy to use it on 3 imo
#17
spenz09
i have this phone and it is great, please dont let bad reviews put you off, in my experience bad reviews come from a bad user, if you know symbian you will love it.
As for getting it from 3 to use on another network, i doubt very much 3 will give you the unlock code until the contract has ended.
As for early firmware issues they are mainly down to the network branded models (why cant they leave it as nokia made it) unbranding will probably be possible, but will void the warranty
good deal but only if you are happy to use it on 3 imo


You don't need three to unlock it, you should be able to get it done from a normal shop, although it will set you back about £20.
#18
well im going to cancel my contract with these i've been due an upgrade since march for 2 yes 2 phones!
when I phoned before they're makin' out there doing me a deal when its the same price as a new coustomer!!! when i was looking online so told them there not being that fair as i'm going to start another 2 contracts and they wont even make it a good deal
#19
Well once your in the basket why should they care?

Not sure I entirely trust their customer service. When i first joined I signed up with 18 month half price line rental. Minor issue was after 12 month they denied this.

After 30 mins arguing on the phone they agreed to credit my account.

Lies and deceptions.

If i do renew I will make sure i get a copy of the offer printed. ;)

Question is N97, e71, blackberry, iphone or an HTC magic. Hmmm choices choices.

I am tempted by the N97.
#20
amazonboy
not sure if the code "gadget" still works for the free internet add on if you don't choose it as part of your tariff. i.e add the internet on as an add on and put in the code it might still work.


I'm not sure this one will work. I think for a start it was only on one handseet wan't it? Also, it won't work if you put in for a £20 voucher, but the internet is better value across the 18 months so I'd go with that if it works.

rash
You don't need three to unlock it, you should be able to get it done from a normal shop, although it will set you back about £20.


New handsets (particularly 1 day old handsets) generally cost a bit more. I would expect that £20 is right at the bottom end of what you'd expect to pay and that's if you shop around a lot. I'd expect somewhere closer to £40.
#21
rash
You don't need three to unlock it, you should be able to get it done from a normal shop, although it will set you back about £20.


Nokia keep changing the unlock algorythm, so most shops probably won't be able to do it.
It took the shops well over a year before they could unlock the N95, hopefully it wont take that long for this model
#22
Can someone please confirm something to me.

Instore one of the lady said to me that you get Fre spype to skype call with this mobile and you also get Free MSN messenger (even if you don't have the internet package) this would be superb. I guess if you have access to MSN for free then I'm up for it. Anyone on 3 could confirm this please?

I guess I could always use internet through the Wifi at home or work and if I really want the internet then I can simply add the plan for £5.
#23
spenz09
i have this phone and it is great, please dont let bad reviews put you off, in my experience bad reviews come from a bad user, if you know symbian you will love it.


I know symbian and use an e71 daily. the N97 needs a lot of work and S60 is not good enough to use as a touch OS.
#24
DB2k
I know symbian and use an e71 daily. the N97 needs a lot of work and S60 is not good enough to use as a touch OS.


S60 works very well with a touch interface. It even has handwriting recognition. The millions of 5800s out there are working very well. I don't understand how it is not good enough to use when I use mine and find it perfectly good.

S60 is the user interface layer on Symbian which is a direct descendant of the Psion EPOC32 which had a touch interface on Psion products in...............1996.

Old hat for Symbian.
banned#25
androoski
S60 works very well with a touch interface. It even has handwriting recognition. The millions of 5800s out there are working very well. I don't understand how it is not good enough to use when I use mine and find it perfectly good.

S60 is the user interface layer on Symbian which is a direct descendant of the Psion EPOC32 which had a touch interface on Psion products in...............1996.

Old hat for Symbian.


Maybe you're biased because you've spent money on a phone you don't want to think is bad in some way? It's perfectly natural.

Personally, I wasn't that impressed by this phone. Prefer a nice capacitive touchscreen, although this seems a good price.
#26
This phone is terrible, had a demo of it in carphone warehouse the other day. Avoid.
#27
FilthAndFurry
Maybe you're biased because you've spent money on a phone you don't want to think is bad in some way? It's perfectly natural.

Personally, I wasn't that impressed by this phone. Prefer a nice capacitive touchscreen, although this seems a good price.


It's not a bias, I use it it works. I'm not too fussed about phones doing fancy stuff, as long as it has a reasonable camera, fits in my pocket and is cheap. I got it because it was cheap, I actually wanted a phone with proper buttons but phones with similar features that had proper buttons were double price. And there is no such thing as a capacitive touch phone that is compact and small enough to fit nicely in my pocket. All fundamental stuff but all much more important than a fancy user interface.
How does it not work? It's very popular too:
This is Carphone Warehouse list for 2009:

http://mynokiablog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/5800.jpg?w=385&h=531
#28
asandino
Can someone please confirm something to me.

Instore one of the lady said to me that you get Fre spype to skype call with this mobile and you also get Free MSN messenger (even if you don't have the internet package) this would be superb. I guess if you have access to MSN for free then I'm up for it. Anyone on 3 could confirm this please?

I guess I could always use internet through the Wifi at home or work and if I really want the internet then I can simply add the plan for £5.


yes, you can use msn messenger for free ( but only to chat not checking your emails) and you don't need any internet add-ons. if u want i can give you my number so u can use for recommend a friend scheme.:whistling:
banned#29
Here is my situation.

Both me and my wife took new contracts out with three about 15 month sago, we're both now due an upgrade. We were on the mix & match 1100 any network plus 300 3to3 free mins for $20 pounds per moth.

Ive just upgraded
Nokia E63 for me and LG U990i Lite for Mrs.....I now pay $22pm to cover the cost of the handset but for that extra $2 i get additional 20 free video calling. The wife still pays $20pm.

sorry for using dollar symbol, my keyboard is messed up.

Anyway because i upgraded 2 contracts at the same time we now also get an additional 2000 minutes each free 3 to 3 only, plus 1100 mix and match plus 300 3 to 3, not to mention free skype, thats a total of 3,300 minutes per month all for the same cost really.

Anyway now this is the important part, my wife hates her touch screen phone and i didnt fancy the complexity of using the touchpad, i know its a lazy attitude but we are so used tu using keypads. On the other hand I am in 2 minds about the E63, great phone really but slightly wide in the palm and the qwerty keyboard needs getting used to but im told its gr8 once you get used to it by someone who has the blackberry. Ive seen the curve and its looks gr8 but i would never get it within this budget. I would consider the N97 but really dont like touchpad, maybe its something you can get used to but untill you have tried the touchpad for a test dont rush into getting one. The LG is definitely going back and im still in 2 minds about the E63, which has wifi but at home i prefer to use my laptop in any case.
#30
OK let me get this right

Phone £195.73
Monthly Payment £ 15 * 12 = £270

Total = £ 465.73

If we take away the following

Using voucher for accesory £20 (possible £30 don't know how to do it though)

Refer a friend credit £30
Quidco £32.50

So potentially we are talking that the phone is costing you

[COLOR="Blue"][SIZE="7"]£383.58 [/SIZE][/COLOR]


That is so cheappppppppppppp and extremely [SIZE="6"][COLOR="Red"]hot [/COLOR][/SIZE]:thumbsup:


PS: Does anybody knows how can I pay with American Express online ? (They accept AMEX over the phone) but I need to get it online to get quidco, etc. If I can pay with AMEX that would save me a further 5% of the £195.73 (around £10)
#31
Hi Guys

I cannot see the link for the £15 tarrif on a 12 month contract.:?

I can only see 12 month contracts on the £25 and £35 Texter tarrifs.
#32
androoski
It's not a bias, I use it it works. I'm not too fussed about phones doing fancy stuff, as long as it has a reasonable camera, fits in my pocket and is cheap. I got it because it was cheap, I actually wanted a phone with proper buttons but phones with similar features that had proper buttons were double price. And there is no such thing as a capacitive touch phone that is compact and small enough to fit nicely in my pocket. All fundamental stuff but all much more important than a fancy user interface.
How does it not work? It's very popular too:
This is Carphone Warehouse list for 2009:

http://mynokiablog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/5800.jpg?w=385&h=531


These lists from carphone warehouse will be affected by how many networks run each phone. For instance Iphone is only on 02. So stats like this mean nothing really. Its more about which phone each network would like to flog.
#33
androoski
S60 works very well with a touch interface. It even has handwriting recognition. The millions of 5800s out there are working very well. I don't understand how it is not good enough to use when I use mine and find it perfectly good.

S60 is the user interface layer on Symbian which is a direct descendant of the Psion EPOC32 which had a touch interface on Psion products in...............1996.

Old hat for Symbian.


no it doesn't. Its not designed to be poked.. its designed to be navigated using a keypad. It does work sort of, but the screen isnt sensitive enough so you end up jabbing bits loads of times.
#34
DB2k
no it doesn't. Its not designed to be poked.. its designed to be navigated using a keypad. It does work sort of, but the screen isnt sensitive enough so you end up jabbing bits loads of times.


It's basically capcitive versus resitive touch.

Capacitive means you can only use your finger - almost NOTHING else will work.

Resistive means you can use almost ANYTHING - pens, pins, gloves anything. So its good for handwriting and it's more accurate.

Each has its strengths and weaknesses but choosing between the two depends on what you need to use it for.
#35
DB2k
no it doesn't. Its not designed to be poked.. its designed to be navigated using a keypad. It does work sort of, but the screen isnt sensitive enough so you end up jabbing bits loads of times.


That's not quite right. There is no need to touch it loads of times, just a light touch works (on mine) and in 5th edition (like on the 5800 and N97) Nokia have added another screen especially for touch that is not for navigation with a keypad. It shows big finger sized icons for regularly used features on a transparent overlay. Access it though the icon with three horizontal lines.

3rd Edition has keypad only navigation.
5th Edition has additional touch user interface controls and IS designed to be poked. 5th edition is on the 5800 and N97.
1 Like #36
rash


Capacitive means you can only use your finger - almost NOTHING else will work.



Almost right. According to iPhone users, you can actually use your old chap as well as a finger. Judging by the way they go on about their iPhones, I think a lot of them do.
#37
asandino
OK let me get this right

Phone £195.73
Monthly Payment £ 15 * 12 = £270

Total = £ 465.73

If we take away the following

Using voucher for accesory £20 (possible £30 don't know how to do it though)

Refer a friend credit £30
Quidco £32.50

So potentially we are talking that the phone is costing you

[COLOR="Blue"][SIZE="7"]£383.58 [/SIZE][/COLOR]


That is so cheappppppppppppp and extremely [SIZE="6"][COLOR="Red"]hot [/COLOR][/SIZE]:thumbsup:


PS: Does anybody knows how can I pay with American Express online ? (They accept AMEX over the phone) but I need to get it online to get quidco, etc. If I can pay with AMEX that would save me a further 5% of the £195.73 (around £10)


Refer a friend credit is only available for 18 months or more contract.....
#38
http://threestore.three.co.uk/dealsummary.aspx?offercode=T500D127

Nokia N97 Black
With the £25 Texter Offer (VT500 PLUS with Unlimited Texts) plan, you get
500 Minutes
Unlimited Texts

Add Internet Max
Free SIM for your mate
FREE Skype-to-Skype calls forever


http://www.quidco.com/mobiles-utilities/mobile-phones-plans/3-mobile/

£62.50 for Mix and Match 900/1100, and Texter £25


£25 a month (x12 = £300) + £195.73 up front cost for mobile = £495.73 - £62.50 = £433.23

If you add internet max that's another £5 a month £60 in total

£30 a month for 500 mins, unlimited txts, and internet max. seems not bad for an N97 not seen any deals around with unlimited internet cheaper over 12 months :thumbsup:
#39
Sir Charles
This phone is terrible, had a demo of it in carphone warehouse the other day. Avoid.


so you had a (10 minute) demo and that obviously means you now know all about the phone, as opposed to me who has used it every day since tuesday:-D
#40
spenz09
so you had a (10 minute) demo and that obviously means you now know all about the phone, as opposed to me who has used it every day since tuesday:-D


Have you used the Nokia 5800? How does it compare with that? How is web browsing speed when loading a proper HTML webpage?

I'm not convinced, I have an N95 8GB and a Nokia 5800 - and it's not *that* much of an upgrade from either. It adds 5MP camera, H/W Keyboard and N-Gage from 5800. And only adds a larger screen, S60 9.4 and qwerty keypad from a N95 8GB. Not that big a deal.......

Anyone think this is good enough of a reason to spend around £400? The N95 8GB and 5800 are sub £150 - and both very good at what they do.:thumbsup:

voodoomox
Refer a friend credit is only available for 18 months or more contract.....


Mistake in that post 15 x 12 is not £270, 15 x 18 = £270. So RAF will be OK.

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