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Nokia N97 Sim Free Unlocked/Unbranded £499.00 15% Quidco=£74.85 So £424.15

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I'm posting this as there seem to be alot of Nokia N97 deals out there but costing over £700 or alot more in total and sim free I can't see this cheaper than £480 elsewhere. Which seems nuts to me … Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
I'm posting this as there seem to be alot of Nokia N97 deals out there but costing over £700 or alot more in total and sim free I can't see this cheaper than £480 elsewhere.

Which seems nuts to me when you get this for £425 and put it on a retention deal with your current mobile network or on a 12month/virtually 18month free deals that are about

Let the cold voting begin :)
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#2
Paying £425 for any phone seems nuts to me.
#3
deek72;5436349
Paying £425 for any phone seems nuts to me.


Compared to 18x£40=£720? lol
#4
schizoboy
Compared to 18x£40=£720? lol


Why not see if you can find it even more ridiculously expensive and make this deal look even better?
#5
Hot from me, i dont want to be tied to an 18/24 month contract and this is the best price i have seen so far on this phone!

If anyone else finds a better deal then please post, otherwise i'm spending a lot of hard earned money on this baby.
#6
deek72;5436414
Why not see if you can find it even more ridiculously expensive and make this deal look even better?


That comparison is for those wanting to get this and get a seperate contract.

On it's own this is still the cheapest you can get this phone that I can see, it is amusing to see how cold this will get though :)
banned#7
looks rubbish 2 me

voted cold
#8
Tara Pinkerton;5436498
looks rubbish 2 me

voted cold


LOLOL
banned#9
Tara Pinkerton;5436498
looks rubbish 2 me

voted cold



I bet its not as good as your bose.:whistling:
#10
Tara Pinkerton looks rubbish 2 me

voted cold


Have you got any idea what an N97 is?

Obviously not!

With your "Intelligent" comments maybe you should not reply to things you obviously know nothing about.

Why do we let these people vote (LOL)
#11
billyhl;5436598
Have you got any idea what an N97 is?

Obviously not!

With your "Intelligent" comments maybe you should not reply to things you obviously know nothing about.

Why do we let these people vote (LOL)


But it's so predictable and amusing :whistling:
#12
Again a good deal being voted by cold (possibly) by those people think it is too expensive for a mobile, i personal think this is a good deal IF anyone can find cheaper please post
#13
packard;5436612
Again a good deal being voted by cold (possibly) by those people think it is too expensive for a mobile, i personal think this is a good deal IF anyone can find cheaper please post


I'm still waiting for them to find it cheaper, easier to just vote cold as it looks expensive though :roll:
#14
Of course its going to be expensive.

Its Nokia's new Flagship Model.

Some people prefer to pay on an 18/24 month contract at £35/40 per month with not a lot of minutes!

I prefer sim only deals or PAYG, better minutes/ texts/ internet and i change my phone and Network to suit me.
#15
N20Y1D
I bet its not as good as your bose.:whistling:


Hehehe - it's because it hasn't got an LED screen :whistling:
#16
billyhl;5436685
Of course its going to be expensive.

Its Nokia's new Flagship Model.

Some people prefer to pay on an 18/24 month contract at £35/40 per month with not a lot of minutes!

I prefer sim only deals or PAYG, better minutes/ texts/ internet and i change my phone and Network to suit me.


That is what I've been thinking lately, but I'm still indecisive on which phone to get, plus some are still scheduled for release.

Also looks like the iPhone v3 is just about to be announced:
http://www.engadget.com/
#17
sorry if this is a stupid question but waht does this do that a basic camera phone with wifi doesnt
#18
micoo;5436771
sorry if this is a stupid question but waht does this do that a basic camera phone with wifi doesnt


http://www.mobileburn.com/review.jsp?Id=5799
#19


cheers but i have to say at 500 its ridiculous the only distinguising thing that i could see (all be it i skimmed the article) was the slide out qwerty keyboard, which i happen to think is just silly would much rather have one on the touchscreen

cold from me then sorry
#20
Not voting either way on this one.
Why would anyone want to go out and pay nearly £500 on a mobile phone with no minutes, text, Internet etc included.
I thought the whole purposes of having an all singing all dancing phone was to surf the net, send email picture messages, GPS etc.

Now you can get this phone on a 12mth contract with vodafone (unlocked) on dialaphone with various packages for £600 per annum £50 per month.

One of the best ones £45 per month rental inc 600mins, unlimited text and unlimited internet.
Phone cost £64.49 so it effectively costs £50.49pm spread over 12mths.

Take off £50 for quidco and you get it for approx £46 per month total £550 per annum.

Just over £100 more than this deal but with a bundle that would cost anything from £25 per month on sim only to £80 per month PAYG.


This deal is heavily dependent on quidco paying out as well
banned#21
£424.15 for a phone? All you need is a w880i, and to carry around a decent 6 megapixel camera bought for £50. Works out around £80 max and saves you alot of money, especially when people are prone to losing things, and get items of such value nicked! Just a thought...
#22
margamboy
Not voting either way on this one.
Why would anyone want to go out and pay nearly £500 on a mobile phone with no minutes, text, Internet etc included.
I thought the whole purposes of having an all singing all dancing phone was to surf the net, send email picture messages, GPS etc.


There is no way I'm ever lashing myself to a phone contract, I don't use many minutes because I have access to landlines that are free, I send the odd text and have access to all the free WiFi I can eat so I can pay out occasionally for 3.5G internet when I need it. For me to get a contract would be chucking money away. I don't use voice mail either because people hate voicemail, if they call you and you don't answer they still have to pay for a call.

Email picture messages, net surfing etc all go over WiFi. GPS doesn't have to use 3.5G data, it is only necessary to improve reception, otherwise it is free. When GPS does use data it's only a tiny few KB. Some things will only work on WiFi, BBC iPlayer won't go over the mobile networks.

I always wait until the phone has been out a while and I can collar one cheap so I wouldn't go for this, but if I was in the market for an N97 I wouldn't touch a contract with a remote controlled barge pole thanks very much.
#23
No disrespect but I would of thought you would be in the minority, from what you are describing then surely you would be better off with netbook or laptop.
To spend £500 a mobile with 3.5" screen to surf the net and sent emails and rarely use it for its main purpose I just don't get it.
I like having the facility to surf on the phone and sent email, but that is only for convenience of having all in one place, if I was just surfing or using GPS and using it to make voice calls on rare occasions I would go with a bigger screen and proper keyboard.

Each to their own I suppose
#24
It's the best price for the phone...

I have an N82, bought outright - don't need the N97 yet, but will 'upgrade' when phones advance enough to make it worth while.
Each year I just renew my contract and get a good deal ( currently a £35 contract but costing £5 a month after i claim cashback).

If you do this you pay for a good phone for every 2/3/4 years (depending how quickly they really improve).

In the longer term it works out cheaper (for me) than getting a new phone on a new contract (you also get loyalty rewards if you just 'renew' each year).

Anyhoo, it is a hot deal if you want to buy this phone - for whatever reason. If you want the phone with a contract this is still a good deal...
#25
margamboy;5437344
No disrespect but I would of thought you would be in the minority, from what you are describing then surely you would be better off with netbook or laptop.
To spend £500 a mobile with 3.5" screen to surf the net and sent emails and rarely use it for its main purpose I just don't get it.
I like having the facility to surf on the phone and sent email, but that is only for convenience of having all in one place, if I was just surfing or using GPS and using it to make voice calls on rare occasions I would go with a bigger screen and proper keyboard.

Each to their own I suppose


Just as people are happy with a £50 mobile and £300 laptop people are happy with a £400 mobile and a £2000 laptop :)

As you said each to their own, but it's a shame so many people have to vote cold as it seems expensive, despite noone able to post this item cheaper which was the point of this deal in the first place :)
#26
Tobor;5437438
It's the best price for the phone...

I have an N82, bought outright - don't need the N97 yet, but will 'upgrade' when phones advance enough to make it worth while.
Each year I just renew my contract and get a good deal ( currently a £35 contract but costing £5 a month after i claim cashback).

If you do this you pay for a good phone for every 2/3/4 years (depending how quickly they really improve).

In the longer term it works out cheaper (for me) than getting a new phone on a new contract (you also get loyalty rewards if you just 'renew' each year).

Anyhoo, it is a hot deal if you want to buy this phone - for whatever reason. If you want the phone with a contract this is still a good deal...


You've hit the nail on the head there

If you want a mid to top range mobile and either new contract or retention what tends to happen is for a phone that's available for £200 sim free but they'll rip you off by £300 extra on top of what the tariff is worth so getting a mobile from a retailer or network works out quite expensive unless it's a very rare deal the likes of which Duckmagic seems able to find which most deals can't be compared to due to the rarity.
#27
It seems the iPhone3G(S) is $299 32GB + a 18-24month contract in the US, I wonder how extortionate it'll be over here.
#28
margamboy
No disrespect but I would of thought you would be in the minority, from what you are describing then surely you would be better off with netbook or laptop.
To spend £500 a mobile with 3.5" screen to surf the net and sent emails and rarely use it for its main purpose I just don't get it.
I like having the facility to surf on the phone and sent email, but that is only for convenience of having all in one place, if I was just surfing or using GPS and using it to make voice calls on rare occasions I would go with a bigger screen and proper keyboard.

Each to their own I suppose


A mobile phone fits in a jeans pocket, except for the iPhone which needs a rucksack. It's a phone so you are carrying it anyway. Then when you want a camera or GPS or check emails or listen to music or watch iPlayer downloads or play a game it's there. And there is no bulky item(s) to lug around.
#29
That's a good price for an N97. It works out cheaper than any of the currently advertised contracts. Just a shame they went with the resistive screen. Still hot from me though.
#30
androoski
A mobile phone fits in a jeans pocket, except for the iPhone which needs a rucksack. It's a phone so you are carrying it anyway. Then when you want a camera or GPS or check emails or listen to music or watch iPlayer downloads or play a game it's there. And there is no bulky item(s) to lug around.


As long as your near a wifi hot spot that you can use, otherwise its going to cost you without a contract.
Thats why I don't get this buying a £500 mobile to solely pick up WiFi,kind of defeats the whole mobile thing, like I say may as well get a netbook with 10" screen and surf properly and use a £10 phone to make and receive calls.
#31
margamboy
As long as your near a wifi hot spot that you can use, otherwise its going to cost you without a contract.
Thats why I don't get this buying a £500 mobile to solely pick up WiFi,kind of defeats the whole mobile thing, like I say may as well get a netbook with 10" screen and surf properly and use a £10 phone to make and receive calls.


So you would carry a netbook with you all the time then? I wouldn't. Would you use your netbook to take photos and videos? I repeat again, the phone fits in a pocket.

They (netbooks) are not as portable, in fact they are barely portable at all and their batteries last about 10 minutes. They are large and bulky and I can't just stand and operate a netbook out and about because it doesn't have the same one handed interface.

I have WiFi at work, WiFi at home, WiFi at friends, WiFi on the train. I have access to 3.5G internet already, costs 2.50 for five days unlimited use on T-Mobile, but I hardly get to use it because there is no need, I might use it if I was going away somewhere, but even then 3G coverage isn't that great, hardly better than WiFi in some places. The HSDPA data on 3.5G is only one feature of this phone. I have paid for Internet in the past but it was such a waste of money because WiFi was always better. Using WiFi doesn't defeat the mobile thing because WiFi IS mobile, and better and free.
I wouldn't write off any phone because I don't use one feature. Believe me, I've tried the options and have settled on the one that works best and cheapest.
#32
This is meant to be about is it a deal not about will you use the phone or is it any good. This is by far the cheapest way to get hold of this phone!! I am on O2 simplicity, less than £20pm, no contract, loads of txts. mins and unlimited web. I have looked at all the deals available most of which don't include unlimited web and they all work out more expensive and tie you into either an 18/24 month contract.

I preordered this phone from nokia using this deal a couple of weeks ago. I will have one of the very best phones available on the market and this will obviously cost more than a cheap PAYG, you wouldn't be able to purchase a brand new Ferrari for the price of a Ford Fiesta now would you?? So you need to look at it that way before you vote cold!!! I can't wait for this phone and the best thing for me is if a better one comes out next year im not tied into a contract. I can just sell my phone and buy a new one!! Just like i'm doing with this one ... anyone want a N95 8Gb lol.
#33
Nokia has long practiced the art of market skimming. All their phones launch at a high price and prices drop within a month. So unless, you are in some race with friends to get this first, I would suggest wait for a while. Now that iphone 3Gs is coming out the same time and also Palm Pre, they might reduce prices sooner- thats what my feeling says
#34
I've got the N96, with a year left on contract, so i'm looking to buy either this or the iPhone 3GS. I am truly torn between them, but this is a top class phone and worth it for what is packed into a good looking phone, People don't carry netbooks around with them and also you dont get phone insurance for free, if you got it via vodafone, you're paying about £10 a month for it.

Hot from me, if i can get the N97 for £400, i'll do it, the 3GS seems to be far too pricey, it's £280 on a new 18 month contract on O2, £280 on a £35pm contract! The N97 comes with 32Gb and easily upgradeable to 48, the iphone has to have 2 options!
1 Like #35
i have a mobile for phone calls and a laptop for internet wow i just saved my self £500 :thumbsup:
#36
Go with the iphone 3G/3GS if you want the best gadgety phone available.

Nothing can rival the appstore.
#37
theleedslads
Go with the iphone 3G/3GS if you want the best gadgety phone available.

Nothing can rival the appstore.


yawn, android is probably the most cost effective way to get a true smart phone with a decent app store. Iphone drones are the worst.
#38
£424.15 / 18= £23.56 per month equivalent line rental.

Not bad if you keep your calls / voice / data spending under £ 12, then it's equivalent to take out a £35 a month contract for 18 months.
#39
£496.79 at Handtec

Pocket-lint quick review

The good
Full of features, more storage than you can shake a stick at, excellent media playback functionality
The bad
Clunky and outdated Symbian operating system, slightly odd QWERTY keyboard
Verdict
Fantastic piece of hardware, but a missed opportunity to make a great touchscreen variant of Symbian
Key specs
3.5mm jack, 3G, 5 megapixels, Bluetooth, FM radio, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, Li-ion battery, microSD, MP3 player, Touchscreen

7 out of 10


Personally, it seems a lot for a very small underpowered laptop that will be £500 out of date in 3 months time and only as good as its first drop on the pavement.
#40
Good deal cannot be found any cheaper = HOT

Why do cheapskates bother commenting when its not related to the deal.

Yes you can have a piece of crap phone but some people like nice things

I will be purchasing the Iphone 3gs on the 19th as my contract ran out in February and I decided to wait. I have had the Iphone Original since it came out and I dont want any other phone. A member of my family has the HTC Magic andriod and yes its nice but the apps aren't there yet.

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