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This mobile is free with Virgin Mobiles £10.00 per month [giving you 100 cross network minutes + 100 SMS] on 18 month contract. P& P is 4.99

With Quidco casback of £30.00, this is effectively £154.99 for the whole 18 months period with handset and rental for 100 min + 100 sms per month. The mobile itself retails between £120-£170.

The reviews on this mobile are mixed, but on the whole seems good.

Battery Type Li-ion
Bluetooth
Dimensions 104.0 x 49 x 13 mm
Email client
Frames per second 15 fps
GPRS
Infrared Port
Memory Inbuilt or expandable
Memory size** Inbuilt - 70MB
Phone Book Capacity* Up to 1000
Recharge Time** 2 hours
SAR Level (W/kg)** 0.71
Screen size 640 x 360 pixels
WAP
Weight 107g
Wi-Fi

A 4GB microSD card is also included with the package.
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#1
£18 for the nearest Unlimited Internet deal. :(

Wonder if they would budge on the 100Mins/Txts and replace it with Unlimited net...
#2
Took this out and the end of last year. Nice phone.

Mottmania
#3
Anyone after the Zagg invisibleShield for this? I have one brand new for sale
#4
nice.
#5
he6rt6gr6m
£18 for the nearest Unlimited Internet deal. :(

Wonder if they would budge on the 100Mins/Txts and replace it with Unlimited net...


I'm looking for a cheap unlimited internet deal. Don't care about mins or texts. I've got a Blackberry 8900 which I was planning to use just as a mobile internet device and keep my normal phone. Are there any good sim only deals around?
#6
he6rt6gr6m;7896240
£18 for the nearest Unlimited Internet deal. :(

Wonder if they would budge on the 100Mins/Txts and replace it with Unlimited net...


Actually that £18 per month package looks pretty darn good considering the phone is also free.
#7
Anyone know anything about this phone - is it similar to the 5800? I got a 5800 for my daughter about a year ago - quite impressed, I loved BBC Iplayer, it worked great over WIFI.
#8
Very good review here, although I see it doesn't have 3G.
#9
he6rt6gr6m
£18 for the nearest Unlimited Internet deal. :(

Wonder if they would budge on the 100Mins/Txts and replace it with Unlimited net...



Once you are on a Virgin Contract they will let you move "up" to a more expensive tariff but they don't have the option of changing allowances within a tariff. The £18 tariff gives the best value as it includes more talk and texts than the £10 one and unlimited internet.

Be aware through that their unlimited internet is actually limited to 25mb a day (at 30p a day if you pay per day) or 1GB a month if it is included in the tariff.
#10
psybear
Actually that £18 per month package looks pretty darn good considering the phone is also free.


Also just noticed that unlimited web is available for 30p a day, so you just pay when you use it. If the extra mins and texts don;t matter and you will use the internet less than 26 days in the month then it looks like a good deal.
#11
Checked Virgin's other deals - the 5800 Express Music is also available free on the £18pm unlimited internet package... now that does seem to be a superb deal, considering the extra features that phone has.... I'm currently paying £15pm to O2 for a Simplicity SIM only deal for my daughter, with more texts and call-time but she doesn't use her allowance and it doesn't include any internet.
#12
gerard1983
Also just noticed that unlimited web is available for 30p a day, so you just pay when you use it. If the extra mins and texts don;t matter and you will use the internet less than 26 days in the month then it looks like a good deal.
I think the limit is only 35mb., if I am wrong please let me know
#13
Also this deal for more mins plus add on such as internet but a 24 month contract http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/613742/nokia-5800-300mins-300texts-unlimit
#14
Got this phone for my Daughter before Christmas and she is happy with it.

Just one caveat to this - please make sure that you check your phone minutes usage regularly as they say that you have 100 minutes, they don't tell you that as soon as you call someone be it for 1 second or 60 seconds, a minute is taken from your allowance. When you check itemised calls in your online account it doesn't say this and you think that you have more time available than you actually do.

Also the wifi is great for her and although the internet is only 30p per day if used it will jump to 3G even if you are in your own wifi area and connected which adds up over the month. I asked virgin to remove the 3G from my account, which means that internet can only be accessed via wifi, which saves a lot over the months.

That said it is a nifty phone and the music player is good too.
#15
DazzyB
Anyone know anything about this phone - is it similar to the 5800? I got a 5800 for my daughter about a year ago - quite impressed, I loved BBC Iplayer, it worked great over WIFI.


I installed the skyfire browser and over my wifi the iplayer works fine.

I also got my £30 quidco validated after a dispute, and got it for £8.50pm which I gave to my daughter. Everyones happy. :)

Happy to answer questions if it will help, I haven't been charged for 3G costs as yet as far as I know.
#16
Smag
Also the wifi is great for her and although the internet is only 30p per day if used it will jump to 3G even if you are in your own wifi area and connected which adds up over the month. I asked virgin to remove the 3G from my account, which means that internet can only be accessed via wifi, which saves a lot over the months.


The 5530 isn't 3G...:whistling:
#17
Got this same deal in November with £30 quidco cashback. Basically v happy with the deal. Nice phone, that is basically a stripped down Nokia 5800 i.e. no 3G, no GPS, reduced spec camera etc) but does have wi-fi and bluetooth. Great for listening to music (comes with a 2Gb micro sd card) and fm radio. I also use it to watch videos on the daily commute.(although the normally excellent battery life takes a hit) . It may just be me but as with all the small mobile devices i've tried, wi fi internet surfing is not a particularly pleasant experience i.e. slow loading times, browser just hangs there etc. I'm not interested in the social networking 'thing', so cannot comment on how facebook etc works on it.

Got a black flip leather case from fleabay for £2.99 delivered, that is surprisingly good quality.

Overall, at the price offered, for the low volume mobile user, a good deal and recommended.
#18
Great deal, I am the poster of the deal back in November, shame that they no longer have it on the £8.50 existing customers 100+100VM+100 Texts tariff like they did back then.

Really happy with mine, and that finally Quidco has been validated after being initially declined.

New firmware has just been released for this phone for those that have yet to upgrade, you can now do playlists on the fly.
#19
topazz
Got this same deal in November with £30 quidco cashback. Basically v happy with the deal. Nice phone, that is basically a stripped down Nokia 5800 i.e. no 3G, no GPS, reduced spec camera etc) but does have wi-fi and bluetooth. Great for listening to music (comes with a 2Gb micro sd card) and fm radio. .


I hope that was just a typo, it should come with a Nokia 4GB Micro SD Card. Just to note about this phone lacking GPS, you can always buy a bluetooth GPS receiver for it, especially now Nokia Ovi Maps have been made free. This has advantages as it puts less drain on the phone battery, however, the disadvantage is you obviously have to have a seperate (but lightweight) receiver to carry if you were doing a city walk etc. But at least that option is there for those that may be put off by the lack of GPS, although the 5230 is around the same price as this phone but does have GPS (No WiFi, slightly bigger screen, mono speaker, lesser camera without flash, no included Micro SD)
#20
DazzyB;7913701
Anyone know anything about this phone - is it similar to the 5800? I got a 5800 for my daughter about a year ago - quite impressed, I loved BBC Iplayer, it worked great over WIFI.


Yes - it is a slimmer version of the 5800 with a better front end (but I think the 5800 has been updated recently so maybe that is better now too). You lose 3G and GPS though.

Just got this phone on clearance from mobiles.co.uk on vodafone on 24 month contract at £15 per month with 300 mins and unlimited texts. With Quidco and cashback it works out just over £4 per month.
#21
cicobuff;7914481
Just to note about this phone lacking GPS, you can always buy a bluetooth GPS receiver for it, especially now Nokia Ovi Maps have been made free.


But the 5530 is not on the supported list so although you can download the Nokia maps free onto your 5530 you can't actually do any navigation (like TomTom route planner) for free. You can with the 5800 and 5230.

Shame really. I'm having to stick with Sygic for my route planning on the phone.

In theory an external bluetooth GPS should be better than an internal phone one.
#22
Searcher2
But the 5530 is not on the supported list so although you can download the Nokia maps free onto your 5530 you can't actually do any navigation (like TomTom route planner) for free. You can with the 5800 and 5230.

Shame really. I'm having to stick with Sygic for my route planning on the phone.

In theory an external bluetooth GPS should be better than an internal phone one.


Look at the last post here, unless I am (and that poster is mistaken) you can.....
#23
Walked past the Virgin Media store in wood gren on sat, and saw this deal but they also gave you the first 2 months free. So maybe worth looking instore.
#24
cicobuff;7915076
Look at the last post here, unless I am (and that poster is mistaken) you can.....


Thanks. I'll give it a go on my girlfriend's 5530. I don't think it will work on my E51 though - I can download the maps on it but I can't do any navigation. Anyway I will have a play.
#25
I have the 5800 and my wife got the 5530 as she thought the 2 phones were the same. The 5530 has less features and feels cheap compared to the 5530. She sent the 5530 back and got the 5800.
#26
I terms of the firmware upgrade that I did last week, what other improvements?

I have noticed the contacts icons on the homescreen scroll faster, and an icon (can't remember which) has gone from the menu screen.

Mottmania
#27
I also got this deal back in November and on the whole very happy with it. Just a few things to watch out for with Virgin from my own experience is after playing around with the phone settings to make sure I connected to the internet free you can make sure it asks you which connection route you want it to use, but somewhere along the line my connection was charging 30p a days use if I had used it or not day in day out, I had to phone up in the end and they reset things their end and has been OK since. One other grumble is be careful on receiving picture messages or large text messages as passing on these could cost you 30p to each recipient even though I had most of my 100 text allowance left. Oh and my £30 Quidco got declined after initially validating fine and still going through the process of getting it reinstated. But on the whole for a low end user the phone and deal is excellent.
#28
Smag

Also the wifi is great for her and although the internet is only 30p per day if used it will jump to 3G even if you are in your own wifi area and connected which adds up over the month. I asked virgin to remove the 3G from my account, which means that internet can only be accessed via wifi, which saves a lot over the months.


You can easily sort this out yourself so that the phone gives you the choice of wifi or wap every time you open the browser.

Go to settings - connectivity - destinations - options - default connection and select always ask.
#29
Those of you interested in this phone but not wanting to commit to a contract might like to know that the Carphone Warehouse are currently selling the Nokia 5230 on PAYG for £78.95.

As mentioned above, the 5230 and 5530 are both scalled down less expensive versions of the 5800. Main differences being the 5530 has wifi whereas the 5230 has 3G instead. The 5230 also retains the same larger sized screen as the 5800.

[url]www.hotukdeals.com/item/61411/nokia-5230-just-78-95-this-weekend-[/url]

Deal finishes today btw.
#30
I hope that was just a typo, it should come with a Nokia 4GB Micro SD Card.


Happy to be corrected. One final tip. The phone comes with 'free for three months' insurance cover. Unless you specifically need it, make a note in your diary to cancel it before the three months is up or you'll be automatically debited £5.99 per month.
#31
I also have this contact, recieved quidco in 3 months
#32
Searcher2
But the 5530 is not on the supported list so although you can download the Nokia maps free onto your 5530 you can't actually do any navigation (like TomTom route planner) for free. You can with the 5800 and 5230.

Shame really. I'm having to stick with Sygic for my route planning on the phone.

In theory an external bluetooth GPS should be better than an internal phone one.


I bought 3 of these with £10 credit for £100 from e2save, got £21 cashback and sold 2 of them to Tesco for £250!

I downloaded Google Maps onto mine. You can navigate anywhere with that using 2G + the network, it's pretty accurate but obviously not as good as GPS.

The 2G isn't quick enough to do video streaming but works great when wifi is available.
#33
flyingflea;7920552
I bought 3 of these with £10 credit for £100 from e2save, got £21 cashback and sold 2 of them to Tesco for £250!
I downloaded Google Maps onto mine. You can navigate anywhere with that using 2G + the network, it's pretty accurate but obviously not as good as GPS.
The 2G isn't quick enough to do video streaming but works great when wifi is available.

When you say network, do you mean that we should be connected to the Internet while using google maps? Can this not be done via an external Bluetooth GPS receiver and the google map in the 5530 mobile? Your views are appreciated in anticipation.
Saabu
#34
Very tempted to go for it now, given the things some have said.

EDIT: Is it possible to cancel the Direct Debit and pay by other means? DD really isnt one of my strong-points.
#35
he6rt6gr6m
EDIT: Is it possible to cancel the Direct Debit and pay by other means? DD really isnt one of my strong-points.


You can with Vodafone so I'd imagine Virgin would be the same, and they don't charge you any extra for it either.
#36
saabu
When you say network, do you mean that we should be connected to the Internet while using google maps? Can this not be done via an external Bluetooth GPS receiver and the google map in the 5530 mobile? Your views are appreciated in anticipation.
Saabu


Yes, you need to be connected to the Internet (GPRS) to use Google Maps. Using a GPS receiver would mean a more accurate position but unless you have maps pre-installed, you will still need access to Internet to view maps.
#37
DazzyB
Anyone know anything about this phone - is it similar to the 5800? I got a 5800 for my daughter about a year ago - quite impressed, I loved BBC Iplayer, it worked great over WIFI.


iplayer (as in the iplayer app) does NOT work on this mobile (unless someone can set me right), unlike the 5800 which has it's own specific iplayer app. everything i've read suggests the 5800 app should work on the 5530, but i haven't found that to be the case (the 'connecting' circle never stops spinning).

it seems bizarre that the bbc won't support this phone, but there you go.

the closest i've got to iplayer on this phone is with skyfire, but even then the pictures stop moving after about 30 seconds.

lovely phone otherwise.
#38
Taksim_Red
You can with Vodafone so I'd imagine Virgin would be the same, and they don't charge you any extra for it either.


You have to pay by DD

You can top it up using airtime vouchers, but don't cancel your DD as it will cause the system to suspend your sim
#39
RT1981
You have to pay by DD

You can top it up using airtime vouchers, but don't cancel your DD as it will cause the system to suspend your sim


Oh right.

I used to top my Virgin contract up with PAYG vouchers back when I was with them. Used to buy the £20 ones for about £15 from a well known auction site.

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