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IPhone 6 64gb FREE - 24 Months Unlimited minutes/texts + 7gb 4G data + 24 months Sky Sports Mobile (+ £50 Quidco Cashback) £994.00

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So, was searching for the best iPhone 6 deal, and if my maths is correct you can get the 64gb iPhone 6 for £994 all in. (7gb of 4G data, unlimited calls/texts + Sky Sports OR Spotify Premium, which is…
truth Avatar2y, 2m agoFound 2 years, 2 months ago52 Comments
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okram
These phones (iphone 6 16 gb) retail for $199 in the US and for £549 in the UK ....mmmm

Here's another one that can't read.

Nobody tell him why, let's see if he can figure it out for himself.

lmao. He's too dumb to figure it out for himself
okram
These phones (iphone 6 16 gb) retail for $199 in the US and for £549 in the UK ....mmmm


You've overlooked one small detail.
sam1970
BE CAREFUL...phones 4 u have gone into administration this morning

Yea EE F...... Them up big style.
okram
These phones (iphone 6 16 gb) retail for $199 in the US and for £549 in the UK ....mmmm

No they don't lol look again.
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Sony Z1 Compact Sim Free @ Phones 4U £309.95 Plus £6.50 Quidco

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Sony Z1 Compact Sim Free only £309.95 Plus £6.50 Quidco This is an excellent compact phone for anyone wanting a smaller sized phone this is the one.
gorboy Avatar2y, 2m agoFound 2 years, 2 months ago9 Comments
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cold.... the z3 compact is only £40 more. ...
Is this as good as the iPhone 6?
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Xperia Z1 Compact - Qui…: http://youtu.be/LhiLXucb5zc
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I am also not happy with the price, this is probably the cheapest way of buying an iphone 6 plus. Plz do not vote cold. + £10 credit + screen protector (£10) with probabily £6.5 cash back @ phones4u £619.00

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Could save you some £££. It will lock to the 1st sim. You do NOT have to insert the sim that come with the phone. You could sell the sim.
tmac15200 Avatar2y, 2m agoFound 2 years, 2 months ago32 Comments
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UK retailer Phones4U confirmed today in a public statement that it is canceling all iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders as the company enters administration
supadupa
sonypc100
They've just gone bust

They havent gone bust, they have been "Forced" into administration because they will no longer have any product to sell. They still have plenty of cash and probably stock but all the operators have cancelled their contract with them.

All the operators are in cahoots with each other which they totally deny but it is blantant. 24 & 36 month contacts were forced on the market to do exactly what has happened to reduce the contact payment to middle companies and to help the operators bump up there own sales up and make their figures better.

Its such a shame their will be little market left now and we will all have to go with the operators direct through their own sales channels and shops.
Well they may not of gone bust as you say but they certainly are not trading as of today.
My wife has a contract with their mobile network Life mobile and even their website is down today.

Edited By: paulandpam1 on Sep 15, 2014 08:29
sonypc100
They've just gone bust

They havent gone bust, they have been "Forced" into administration because they will no longer have any product to sell. They still have plenty of cash and probably stock but all the operators have cancelled their contract with them.

All the operators are in cahoots with each other which they totally deny but it is blantant. 24 & 36 month contacts were forced on the market to do exactly what has happened to reduce the contact payment to middle companies and to help the operators bump up there own sales up and make their figures better.

Its such a shame their will be little market left now and we will all have to go with the operators direct through their own sales channels and shops.
They've just gone bust
Dryosh
Top tip> Asking people to not vote cold brings on more cold votes.

Putting iphone in the title tends to result in cold votes, not because it's a bad product but because it's got good design but it's overpriced and strangely the market will bear that price. On a side note the Apple watch apparently comes with a unique knob! Makes me smile every time I think about it! :)
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Moto E - 1,000 Mins, Unltd Texts, 500MB Data - 12 Months - £44.98 instore @ Phones4U

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moto E from phones4u super cheap Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
mattcooper348 Avatar2y, 2m agoFound 2 years, 2 months ago16 Comments
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then this title is misleading
basically its a 12 sim only contract which you have to pay each month. phones 4 u have a promotion where if you take one of these 12 month deals out you get a discount on one of their handsets,in this case the moto e. you will have to pay 44 quid in the shop and then whatever the monthly price of the sim you choose is after 2 or 3 weeks.i believe they start at around 15 quid to qualify for the discounted phone
mattcooper348
moto E from phones4u super cheapShared Via The HUKD App For Android.

Pls post clear what's the offer
Finally what's the offer ;;
is this 44 quid including 12 months mins texts etc. that's what the title of this deals is saying
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Nokia 635 Sim Free @ Phones 4U £119.95 Free Delivery

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If you like a Windows Phone this is a great price for a sim free Nokia 635
gorboy Avatar2y, 2m agoFound 2 years, 2 months ago16 Comments
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mchu6am4
More of a company phone than private... No front camera or a flash for the rear camera!


must be some two bob company
Brilliant quick phone
I dont like Windows phones at all, but for those that do this could be a serious option.
Not for me but for the specs the price is good so Heat Added .
gorboy
Not Sim Free so irrelevant if you on Three or want the freedom of using or changing networks
The phone comes unlocked from P4U. I am not sure about Three but works on all othr networks. Picked one up last week. IMO it can easily be mistaken for the Iphone 5C.
mchu6am4
More of a company phone than private... No front camera or a flash for the rear camera!

It's my personal phone, not being a 15 year old girl, I don't need a front facing duck face selfie camera.
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Phones 4u iphone 5c 32gb for price of 8gb plus £50 automatic cashback £29.99 pm @ Phones4U £719.76

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Lots of different price plans but for the low mins user you can get 250 mins unltd texts and data plus £50 automatic cash back.
skegjohn Avatar2y, 2m agoFound 2 years, 2 months ago5 Comments
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my daughter wants a 5c for her birthday, still going for £250 on ebay etc.....i know the minute that i buy one that the 6 will be out and the prices drop by £100
iPhone 6 is due out soon, so there may be more price drops on the 5C. I'd wait for now and see what happens when the 6 is released
My iPhone 5c is still in the cupboard, it's such a boring os now
Price will drop further
Cold iphone 6 coming out soon
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Nokia Lumia 520 £59.95 @ Phones4u

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Nice Phone at a very nice price.... pls pls don't compare this with any other Android Phone like Moto G. Dare to compare this with a similar windows phone... HUKDers got me completely wrong...the…
smartpee Avatar2y, 3m agoFound 2 years, 3 months ago18 Comments
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£10 more now - £69.99 + topup
Thank you for this. I was looking to buy this phone just to use abroad with a new 3 SIM without paying huge Vodafone fees - my phone is unlocked so can use a 3 SIM but my Parents phone's don't work abroad so this was really just for them. This was the one I was going to buy but a refurb one but this was only £3 more. So now I have a backup smartphone for use abroad and my Parents can use this whilst with us in USA so we can keep in contact.
****, I'm on 3.

Many thanks.
pstuart
[quote=raj75]lot of people are mentioning CPW payg upgrade offers above, but very few are eligible.

however this phones4u offer is eligible to all and you also get..
gourmet 1 year membership (worth atleast £15)
£10 top-up
possible quidco/tcb £6.50

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TCB tracks @ £6.56 - where do you get the £10 top-up from?

Not for SIM free one, but on payg ->http://www.phones4u.co.uk/plans?tariffType=PAYG&deviceCode=NOK520BLCK&deviceType=HANDSET&packageType=FTC
[quote=raj75]lot of people are mentioning CPW payg upgrade offers above, but very few are eligible.

however this phones4u offer is eligible to all and you also get..
gourmet 1 year membership (worth atleast £15)
£10 top-up
possible quidco/tcb £6.50

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TCB tracks @ £6.56 - where do you get the £10 top-up from?
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HTC DESIRE 610 CHEAPER THAN AMAZON! £174.95 @ Phones4U

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Cheaper than Amazon!sim free pay as you go on phones4u
alialkorsan Avatar2y, 3m agoFound 2 years, 3 months ago31 Comments
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Omg loool thanks to me they have no more in stock!!
Why didn't I make it to the newsletter
Nice, great phone for the money, smart looking too, have some heat :)
haggisheid
Sliwka
Heat added. This or LG G2?
Yes. I know... it's more expensive
Here it comes! Is this much better than the Moto G 4G?
yes
habiby123
bytemaster
alialkorsan
haggisheid
Sliwka
Heat added. This or LG G2?
Yes. I know... it's more expensive
Here it comes! Is this much better than the Moto G 4G?
Well it is a good phone o think and it has more features from the moto g...I will do an unboxing once I revive it so subscribe to my channel on YouTube (1lokan) you will also revive a free movie that we ate creating for more info visit ****/1lokanThunderclap or go to 1lokan on facebook

Could you please provide English translation? This is Hot UK Deals

And English is the only language spoken in the UK? What about Welsh?

What about Welsh?
It is a generally accepted convention, globally, that postings on English language forums should be in English.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 + Galaxy Tab 3 + Bluetooth speaker + £150 currys gift card - £37.99 per month @ phones4u curry stores £911.76

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MUST BE A PHONES 4U SHOP WITHIN CURRYS Just been in today and they are offering: 1 x Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, unlimited minutes + texts + 4GB data. 1 x Samsung Galaxy 3 Tab7" worth £150 1 x £150…
BenRK Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago4 Comments
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The Manager of Phones4U thought it was the best commission generator he'd ever seen, more like ;)
Fair enough, I thought it was at the time but realise it's not that good now.

Fortunately I didn't take it
That's not even a good deal dude
Nearly a grand for a last generation phone!!! No thanks
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sony xperia m2 £42 a month.. 4gb data..unlimited mins & texts .+ cashback & loads of free goodies @ phones4u instore £1,008.00

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went down to phones for you to upgrade my contract..offered me a xperia m2..showed a interest..for £42 a month.. 4gb data..unlimited mins & texts..i got £250 cashback there and then, a free speaker, g…
bdeva Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago9 Comments
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Since you've been a member for 5 hours I do hope you're just trolling.

If not, return it ASAP!
Ripped off lol
A whole £1,000.

It really makes you think how we are happy to pay £42 a month (well I don't but you know what I mean), but lay it out over 2 years and we're all like, HOW MUCH!!
This has to be a joke one right?
EE offer 4GB of double speed data, unlimited mins/ texts for £26.99 / 24 months = £648 and maybe cashback via TCB or Quidco and that's not even an amazingly great deal

Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 31, 2014 18:58
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Samsung Galaxy S5 £29.99pm - £84 TCB - 1000 minutes, Unlimited Texts, 1GB 4G data, £Nothing up front for handset + Free Glass Screen Protector - EE total price £719.76 (£635.76 after cashback)@ P4U

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Queue the cold votes because of the mention of TCB... I've earned over £1k of free money from this site and never had a problem getting the money so I'm going to count it in the deal! TCB are ru…
linterd Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago13 Comments
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what happens when you go over the 1gb allowance? I'm not a heavy user and I hit 4gb most months
intime
Carphone Warehouse
Offer Vodafone; 24 month contract for the S5
4GB 4G Data
Unlimited Calls + Texts
Also includes 3 months Netflixor alternative

CPW give £100 on any smartphone (even an old broken smartphone) which they immediately take back due to their £100 upfront cost. If you give them a half decent phone, they also give you the value for that phone (i.e, an S3 = £80)
+ £43 TCB

One things I'd say about any 4G 24 month contact is that 4G will drop in price and 1 months from now you may well find yourself using 4G easily, especially if you get used to watching TV on you phone or use other apps.

IMO there is no contest between Vodafone and EE,
EE have gone so far down hill with coverage and customer service that I wonder if they'll still be around in two years.

How much per month?
royals
my deal is better but you cant get it

ultd txts and calks and 8gb 4g data and an s5 for 480 over 2 years

Excellent comment, said no one ever.
Carphone Warehouse
Offer Vodafone; 24 month contract for the S5
4GB 4G Data
Unlimited Calls + Texts
Also includes 3 months Netflixor alternative

CPW give £100 on any smartphone (even an old broken smartphone) which they immediately take back due to their £100 upfront cost. If you give them a half decent phone, they also give you the value for that phone (i.e, an S3 = £80)
+ £43 TCB

One things I'd say about any 4G 24 month contact is that 4G will drop in price and 1 months from now you may well find yourself using 4G easily, especially if you get used to watching TV on you phone or use other apps.

IMO there is no contest between Vodafone and EE,
EE have gone so far down hill with coverage and customer service that I wonder if they'll still be around in two years.
royals
my deal is better but you cant get it

ultd txts and calks and 8gb 4g data and an s5 for 480 over 2 years

My deal is better……..

Infinity texts and calls and 8001mb 5g data and an s6 for 479 over 23 months.

You can get it, but I'd have to kill you once you got it, so not really worth it.
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Nokia Lumia 635 4G ready £109.95 Phones4U PAYG Unlocked

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Cheapest I can find anywhere £10 top up required as with all mobiles but if you're on a contract or sim only deal you can get the £10 credited to your account £109.95 + £10 TopUp = £119.95 Total P…
RicardoFuller Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago31 Comments
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512MB RAM? Oh dear!
This is the second windows phone I have owned and it a pile of disappointingly bad crap 512mb ram so memory for apps is tight. The screen is slow, and as it leaks data like a sieve it is definitely NOT recommended for Pay As You customers unless they have deep pockets. I think they should change the brand name to Dyson, as, apparently they consistently SUCK...!
ryanrob89
BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS.. COLD


Oh look it's the brainwashed fanatics brigade...
ryanrob89
BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS.. COLD
Do you mean the Finnish Company known as Nokia is NOW in the hands of the Isrealis? Nokia

Edited By: RicardoFuller on Aug 10, 2014 10:42: update
BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS.. COLD
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Motorola Moto G 4G (Black or White) SIM Free @ Phones4U (£6.50 Quidco, Free 1 Year Gourmet Society Membership) - £139.95

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£133.45 with Quicdo! This to me looks like the best you can get in terms of price unless you have ClubCard points to exchange. Plus the Gourmet Society cards do go for a few quid on ebay (£8 - £15 by
mynameisthehulk Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago38 Comments
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Alansk1
lovenuts
Just a heads up just received mine and it does not come with a mains
Charger only a USB cable

Fair enough pointing it out, but what phones DO come with a mains charger/adapter these days?

Last 3 Phones I Had Came With Main Charger :

- Sony Xperia Z1
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

A Mains Charger Should Always Be Standard !
The deal is now finished - phones4u whacked this back up to £159.95 pretty quick!
atosha
Transformers
atosha
JoeBoy88
I got mine today and love it.

Time to sell the iPhone 5!

When you get your SD card make sure you get the 32gb class 6 any thing more and it won't work.
So you can't have higher than a Class 6 SD card, errrr why? :|
because Motorola made it that way. if you speak to there customer service department they will confirm it. hopefully they will sort this issue out with the next g2 phone which will have an 8 megapixel rear camera.
DonkeyKonk
Transformers
atosha
JoeBoy88
I got mine today and love it.

Time to sell the iPhone 5!

When you get your SD card make sure you get the 32gb class 6 any thing more and it won't work.
So you can't have higher than a Class 6 SD card, errrr why? :|

...http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?s=bf39656756958fb1f25d645f9de79b9e&t=2783238&page=12

Apparently Samsungs were okay, some brands, particularly Sandisk (but some other brands too) were not. Motorola were aware of the issue, and supposed to have cured it with the 4.4.4 update, but it seems some folk still have issues.

I have often found such problems myself with Sandisk cards in other devices, apart from my recent 64gb otg one, I would always recommend the Samsungs over them.
Okay, thanks guys.
JoeBoy88
Steve1205
JoeBoy88
has anyone updates theirs to 4.4.4?

mine is 4.4.3 and says its completely up to date.
Mine is still 4.4.3 which is Tesco that I got unlocked.

Mine is also on tesco. Might be why we can not get 4.4.4.

Does anyone know how to wipe it as if it was simfree?

Not true. Tesco are known to get Moto G updates before retail.
JoeBoy88
Steve1205
JoeBoy88
has anyone updates theirs to 4.4.4?

mine is 4.4.3 and says its completely up to date.
Mine is still 4.4.3 which is Tesco that I got unlocked.

Mine is also on tesco. Might be why we can not get 4.4.4.

Does anyone know how to wipe it as if it was simfree?


I have the Tesco one from Nov 2013. Update went through 3 days ago.
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Buy the Nokia Lumia 930 by 31st July and get a free wireless charger & speaker (worth £130) & a £20 Windows Store voucher @ Phones4U

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The new Nokia Lumia 930 white edition is available exclusively through Phones 4u. And when you buy it, you’ll also get an exclusive pack including matching white wireless speaker, white wireless charg…
Holly1985 Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago8 Comments
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That's a pretty good deal, as only seen this deal else where on EE so far, and now got an opportunity to buy on different network.
Also Phones 4U phones are SIM Free.
Garts76
broadyo796
I've been using this phone for a couple of days now and am blown away by it very nice hardware and liking the OS too ....was very weary switching from android but don't regret it for a minute
I'm currently on android and thinking of switching to windows and this phone, would you recommend it then?
depends on your needs really ill keep an android tablet for home use for running emulators and other androidy things but as a phone for daily use its like a breath of fresh air I love it
Great phone. Just check you'll get your promised wireless pack, read the 'subject to availability' in the terms and conditions.
Offer not exclusive to P4U.

Whilst it's better than nothing, I personally think MS could do better. I'm tempted but will probably resist and get the next one.
broadyo796
I've been using this phone for a couple of days now and am blown away by it very nice hardware and liking the OS too ....was very weary switching from android but don't regret it for a minute

I'm currently on android and thinking of switching to windows and this phone, would you recommend it then?
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samsung s5 £29 per month with 4G, EE @ phones4u £719.76

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I was looking a mobile and come across this deal, deal is 24 Month 4G 29.99 1000 Minutes Unlimited Texts 1GB Data 1000 Min Unlimited Text 1 GB Data. Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.
Ajmal_Kazmi Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago7 Comments
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simonwright91
I have just taken out this deal and I wasn't happy for some. Reason I had used 40% of the allowance in 6 days! Bearing in mind I had the same apps and did all the same stuff I did on my s4 with the same 1gb data a month and never used that much.

So I rang up and complained, hehe the 1st time I rang they said to get a 3rd party app and see what's using data.

Later that day I rang again and then I was given a better deal ☺
Unlimited min
Unlimited text
5gb 4g data for the same price! £29.99 a month! Thank you EE ☺

U got a good deal then :)
I have just taken out this deal and I wasn't happy for some. Reason I had used 40% of the allowance in 6 days! Bearing in mind I had the same apps and did all the same stuff I did on my s4 with the same 1gb data a month and never used that much.

So I rang up and complained, hehe the 1st time I rang they said to get a 3rd party app and see what's using data.

Later that day I rang again and then I was given a better deal ☺
Unlimited min
Unlimited text
5gb 4g data for the same price! £29.99 a month! Thank you EE ☺
Steamy Wee
Why have the latest 4G phone and virtually no data to experience the 4G with? Plus as others have commented, terrible customer service from this company. Not a good deal.

The only reason I can think of is the lower frequency 4g penetrates buildings better than 3g. but as there is still such a lack of 4g it's a pretty poor reason
Avoid avoid!!
Why have the latest 4G phone and virtually no data to experience the 4G with? Plus as others have commented, terrible customer service from this company. Not a good deal.

Edited By: Steamy Wee on Jul 19, 2014 13:04
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Moto G 4G 8GB Sim Free Smartphone - Black or White - £139.99 @ Phones 4 U. (+ Possible Cashback of £5.25 @ TopCashBack or £6.50 @ Quidco)

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Basic Price of £139.99 which is still the cheapest available. Plus possible £5.25 Cashback for TopCash Back Plus members: http://www.topcashback.co.uk/phones4u/ ________________________________…
Foxy Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago160 Comments
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Now free

Horrible company. Good riddance.
It's £159.95 now.
I was looking at this for £159 on amazon but this is a very good deal :)
Heat!
grillnun
I got mine this week from tesco and it has got one fault that people fail to mention on here that class 8 and 10 sd cards don't work in it they are too fast for it to handle.
Hiya. Just to let you know that Motorola have now dealt with this issue. I received the update dealing with the SD card this morning.
Ralph7
But this is a recent problem, his statement of "only cr4ppy 3g - and its very cr4ppy with giffgaff" is a bit of a sweeping statement.
Ive been with them for 2 years and this is the first problem ive had, and even though im only averaging between 1 and 2mb down my internet is still working sufficiently, so i dont really regard it as a problem anyway.

1-2mb download speed today is not acceptable, tmobile tried to cap everyone at 4mb and they where up in arms but the majority of people whos been complaining on giffgaff has been huge. Its started at least at the end of last year, and there is just thread after thread about it. So yes, it might be the first problem you have had, but its the problem the majority of people are now having. Fine if you want/need 2g services, or the limited 1gb of 4g. but 3g... no.
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Sony Xperia E1 with £10 PAYG credit £79.95 but after TCB £6.82 this unlocked mobile's really costing you £63.13 @ Phones4U - you also get a free Sony bluetooth headset worth £25

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Decent deal, as a sim-free Xperia E1 runs @ £85 so you're saving £22 (these are unlocked). You can choose from various networks for your £10 PAYG credit but you're not tied to them. Decent entry ph…
sircrusticroc Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago25 Comments
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Still good to go & my Sony SBH20 Bluetooth Headset sold for £28
frownbreaker
POWYSWALES
Do the navigation apps work properly on smartphones? do they use a true GPS signal or are they just guessing were you are using wifi or signal coverage. on my phone I have enabled GPS but it also tells me I need to enable wifi, if I don't enable wifi it puts me way off from where I'm actually located. How does enabling wifi work when surely I am only allowed access to my own home router? can it access other people's routers just to get a location despite not having there wep key?

All the Navigation apps use the GPS chipset in the phone. These triangulate your location based on multiple satellites. Wifi is used to determine location where GPS signals are weak or hard to lock onto e.g. in a big city with tall buildings and no line of sight for satellite locks. Having said than most new GPS chips are so good they get a lock even when the phone is in a glove box of a car or in the middle of a house.

Wifi Access points send out lots on information that is in the clear the SSID, the MAC address etc. This is sent out in the clear as devices need to see this to connect. Even when data is encrypted with WEP, WPA etc it is is the data (Payload) that in encrypted the headers are still open. If you take the example of Google Maps they driver cars around that scans all the Wifi data. They log the unique parts of the data and by seeing what was visible by their cars at specific locations they can determine where you are.

Apple and others to much the same. Also for Traffic Google uses the speed of each Maps user to update its real time traffic stats. This allows improved routing as if there are people stuck in traffic you will be routed around this.

If you need there are free off line GPS apps and you can download maps for Google Maps before you leave for a jounery to have off line navigation (of course you will not get traffic related route changes in real time)

FYI WEP should not be used it is broken and can be cracked in seconds, best to use WPA2 with a long (>15 char) key. Hiding your SSID does nothing to improve security.


http://www.macworld.com/article/1159528/how_iphone_location_works.html

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/1725632?hl=en

I've had quite a few problems with getting Google maps to lock on to GPS in rural areas and/or getting data to get me going. I'd recommend having an offline satnav (e.g NavFree or Mapfactor) as a back up if your phone has the space for it.
POWYSWALES
Do the navigation apps work properly on smartphones? do they use a true GPS signal or are they just guessing were you are using wifi or signal coverage. on my phone I have enabled GPS but it also tells me I need to enable wifi, if I don't enable wifi it puts me way off from where I'm actually located. How does enabling wifi work when surely I am only allowed access to my own home router? can it access other people's routers just to get a location despite not having there wep key?

All the Navigation apps use the GPS chipset in the phone. These triangulate your location based on multiple satellites. Wifi is used to determine location where GPS signals are weak or hard to lock onto e.g. in a big city with tall buildings and no line of sight for satellite locks. Having said than most new GPS chips are so good they get a lock even when the phone is in a glove box of a car or in the middle of a house.

Wifi Access points send out lots on information that is in the clear the SSID, the MAC address etc. This is sent out in the clear as devices need to see this to connect. Even when data is encrypted with WEP, WPA etc it is is the data (Payload) that in encrypted the headers are still open. If you take the example of Google Maps they driver cars around that scans all the Wifi data. They log the unique parts of the data and by seeing what was visible by their cars at specific locations they can determine where you are.

Apple and others to much the same. Also for Traffic Google uses the speed of each Maps user to update its real time traffic stats. This allows improved routing as if there are people stuck in traffic you will be routed around this.

If you need there are free off line GPS apps and you can download maps for Google Maps before you leave for a jounery to have off line navigation (of course you will not get traffic related route changes in real time)

FYI WEP should not be used it is broken and can be cracked in seconds, best to use WPA2 with a long (>15 char) key. Hiding your SSID does nothing to improve security.


http://www.macworld.com/article/1159528/how_iphone_location_works.html

https://support.google.com/maps/answer/1725632?hl=en
Free Sony SBH20 Bluetooth Headset
With this deal you will also receive a Sony SBH20 Bluetooth Headset.
Bluetooth 3.0*
•Multipoint connectivity
•NFC
http://www.phones4u.co.uk/plans?packageType=FTC&tariffType=PAYG&deviceType=HANDSET&deviceCode=SONXPRE1BLCK
Can anyone post a link to free sony headset as i can not find it on there website?

Edited By: banny07 on Jul 19, 2014 17:46
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Apple iPhone 5s 16GB on EE @ Phones4u 24M for £29.99 £818.76

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Apple iPhone 5s 16GBSpace Grey 24 Month 4G 29.99 1000 Minutes Unlimited Texts 1GB Data 1000 Minutes Unlimited Texts 1GB Data 1 Year Gourmet Society Membership £99 up front cost, total cost i…
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Image added :)
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Sony Xperia E Sim Free @ Phones4u for £59.95 in 3 colours

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Nice little sim free, basic android phone comes in black, red and white. Specifications: Display - 3.50-inch OS - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Processor - 1GHz Storage - 4GB RAM - 512 MB
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Just bought one from Amazon . I must say it's not as bad as the reviews make out. I bought a 32 G memory card also. Does what it's says on the tin. I use it as a back up as I lost my 5S so it's Mainly for calls and text. The sound is good from the music player. You get what you pay for and for under 60 notes you can't go wrong. Hope this helps.
The reviews are poor for this phone. Does anyone have one and is it as bad as the reviewers state?
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Unlocked Moto G 4g/Lte version 16gb ...Payg Sim Upgrade price In store Phones4u from £139.99

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Was surprised to see this today, in Oxford Street, but it does state 16gb ( I did not think it was out yet). The basic price is £159, but i asked about the Payg Sim Upgrade price, and they showed m…
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Just been in a couple of stores, it is 4g with sd slot, BUT is 8gb, not 16gb.

They have seen the error on their labels and one of them has gone over it with biro :)

still a good price for unlocked 4g one, but i will expire the deal to avoid confusion.

Edited By: DonkeyKonk on Jul 08, 2014 13:00
mcek
on their website this is the correct upgrade price ... for the 3g model.
i think they've made a mistake listing it as 4g, unless they opened one up and showed you the microsd slot? i got 2 of the 8gb 3g models when they were the first to sell them, both unlocked, but sometimes the staff just don't know what they're talking about...

I didnt look at it out of the box, but the display did say 16gb 4g with sd.

Maybe an error by P4U, but others may want to check
on their website this is the correct upgrade price ... for the 3g model.
i think they've made a mistake listing it as 4g, unless they opened one up and showed you the microsd slot? i got 2 of the 8gb 3g models when they were the first to sell them, both unlocked, but sometimes the staff just don't know what they're talking about...
Surprised to see the cold, thought I got a deal of the week here

just to add I did not purchase, but i did enquire. I thought it was odd as I thought there was no 16gb version with 4g, but it said so on the display, and the assistant confirmed it was 16gb, then showed me the Payg upgrade price for £139.
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Steamy Wee
Phones 4U phones are normally not unlocked. This is from experience. Carphone warehouse ones have always been, but not Phones 4U, unless they have changed?

I always had unlocked phones from Phones4u during my purchases since last 5 years including latest purchase this month.

Ohh cool, things have changed then for 'PAYG Phones 4U' phones. They were always cheaper because they were network subsidized and locked to that network. The contract phones were always unlocked but not PAYG. Well done Phones 4U for joining the 21st Century! :)