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Samsung F700 free on 12 month contract (plus £90 Quidco) like iPhone

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You also get a free pair of Bose headphones and a 1gb memory card, amazing quality. £30 pm gets you 200 mins & 500 text or for £35pm you get 500 mins & 250 text. Ordered mine on Thursday and it came y… Read More
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You also get a free pair of Bose headphones and a 1gb memory card, amazing quality. £30 pm gets you 200 mins & 500 text or for £35pm you get 500 mins & 250 text. Ordered mine on Thursday and it came yesterday morning, Oh, for an extra £1.99 per week, you can download as much music as you like (and they wont even charge you for the data!) the full qwerty keyboard flips out from underneath or use the touchscreen, the choice is yours. I love it and the £90 cashback with Quidco is a bonus, plus not a 18 month contract so next xmas see whats going then :) This phone is currently being sold on ebay for £250-£300 so with quidco, free headphones your looking at around £400 to buy but you pay nothing!

Fun features
Camera: 3 Megapixels with flash

Video Messaging: Y
Changeable Covers: N
Games: Y
Video Streaming: Y
Polyphonic: Y
MP3 Player: Y
FM Radio: Y
Mobile TV: Y
Best for music: Y
Standard features
Memory Slot: Y
Memory Card: Y 1gb
Bluetooth: Y
Infrared: N
Car Kit Compatible: N
Hands Free: Y
Voice Activated Dialling: Y
Quadband: N
Triband: Y
Organiser: Y
Email: Y
GPRS: Y
Alarm: Y
Visually Impaired: N
Hard of Hearing: N
Limited Dexterity: N
Fully-fitted Car Kit: N
Mobile Internet: Y


Specifications
3G
Weight 139g
Talk Time (up to*) 4.5 hrs
Standby time (up to*) 350 hrs
Dimensions 112 x 56 x 15.9 mm
Phone book capacity 1000
Video call time 2.3 hrs
SMS Storage Variable
Active Flip
Downloadable Realtones
Data Modem
Voice Memo Recorder
Additional Features

Bandwidth 900 / 1800 / 1900


*Operation times may vary and are dependant on usage.
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#1
Looks like a great phone. I would get it if I weren't so scared of contracts.
#2
why you scared of contracts? YOU'RE in control. The way I looked at it was I used to top up my other phone with about £25 a month so whats the difference, except you get the latest phone :P
#3
Are you syaing the phones free or the phone and contract is free for 12 months (via cashback)?
banned#4
you had the choice not to top up before
#5
There is a problem with contracts - if the phone is stolen the thief can run up a sizeable phone bill for you, and the network will be less than sympathetic. Further, I have not managed to get to get any network to impose a reasonable limit on my contract usage to safeguard against this. Of course if you know immediately when the phone is stolen, and can contact the network immediately then you should be ok. I don't believe that setting a PIN number provides a great deal of protection.

On the positive side, having a contract does mean that you are better listened to by the network when you have any complaint about the service, and are more likely to get a rebate off your contract.

Just remember to start the canacellation process 1 month in advance of the end-of-contract date, and lap up the offers they may make to keep you as a customer.

Don't rely on cashbacks from internet-only companies. preferably don't rely on cashbacks at all when selecting a appropriate deal. Rememeber that the airtime contract is with the network, the cashback/freebies conttract is with the supplier. If the supplier and network are the same then you should be guaranteed of getting all the promisied benefits.
#6
tazxxx
Are you syaing the phones free or the phone and contract is free for 12 months (via cashback)?


The phone is free, the contract is payable. I suppose with the quidco incentive that equates to 3months free though.....
#7
anydiscount
There is a problem with contracts - if the phone is stolen the thief can run up a sizeable phone bill for you, and the network will be less than sympathetic. Further, I have not managed to get to get any network to impose a reasonable limit on my contract usage to safeguard against this. Of course if you know immediately when the phone is stolen, and can contact the network immediately then you should be ok. I don't believe that setting a PIN number provides a great deal of protection........



Insurance usually covers this - on O2 you are covered for several thousand pounds, should give you enough time to inform the network you have had your phone pinched. Of course this does add more to the cost of the contract, depends on the cost of your phone and how you feel about risk I guess, I have my phones insured - Blackberry and iPhone - as they would cost a lot to replace, if either are stolen/lost/damaged I get a new one within a day or so - have had to claim once when I dropped a Blackberry and the replacement experience was pain free.

Contracts are good for some people, bad for others, I use my phones all the time and a contract is the cheapest way to go for me, but my partner is on a contract yet sends only a handful of texts per month and makes little to no calls, basically wasting the money she pays each month - at least she always makes sure she gets the best handset possible every 12 months come upgrade time!

This Vodafone deal is not bad, you can get deals for less but you get a good phone with lots of extras. I would be cautious of the 'free music downloads' though, my guess is its a Napster type subscription that means you lose all the music when you stop paying, and you won't be able to take the music off of the phone - basically like a radio with music on demand more than a music downloads service - I may be wrong though!
#8
Omnifone launches MusicStation, a music industry backed next generation music service coming to a mobile phone near you in partnership with 23 mobile network operators

12 February 2007, 3GSM World Congress, Barcelona - Omnifone, a UK based mobile music company, today launches MusicStation, an all-you-can-eat (AYCE) full-track mobile music service which will be rolled-out in partnership with major music labels, mobile operators and mobile industry partners across the world. The service will allow users access to the world's music on their industry-standard mobiles for £1.99 per week.*

"The launch of MusicStation heralds the next generation mobile music experience for the hundreds of millions of mobile phone subscribers worldwide who want a simple, easy-to-use digital music experience," said Rob Lewis, CEO of Omnifone. "MusicStation will give users of any music-capable handset the ability to legally access, download and enjoy an unlimited amount of music, from a global music catalogue supported by the music industry, all for a small weekly fee, wherever they are."

As well as working in collaboration with the world's major music labels, Omnifone has already signed partnerships with 23 mobile network operators, who have subscribers in 40 countries and a total customer base of 690 million subscribers.

Rob Wells, Senior Vice President, Digital, for Universal Music Group International said "Universal Music Group International are looking forward to the launch of MusicStation, it's one of the most consumer friendly and secure platforms we have seen and the worldwide potential of the MusicStation platform and its ability to make music instantly accessible to consumers via their mobile phone is enormous."

About MusicStation

MusicStation will run on all 2.5G and 3G music compatible mobiles, accounting for approximately 80% of all mobile phone handsets sold in Western Europe today. MusicStation is available in Java (J2ME) for launch and Symbian shortly afterwards. MusicStation's user interface and functionality are virtually identical across all manufacturer handset models, providing the same intuitive user experience on every handset.

Downloaded MusicStation tracks and user playlists are stored centrally so that if a mobile is stolen, lost or upgraded, the replacement handset will automatically restore the same music experience the first time MusicStation is switched on. MusicStation automatically stores a user's favourite tracks on the phone's internal or removable memory. Whilst some phones can store thousands of tracks, others can store less than one hundred. MusicStation maximises the capabilities of any mobile phone by using unlimited downloads from the network to provide access to any of the catalogue at any time. MusicStation's intelligent parallel download architecture ensures that the memory allocated on the phone is always used to store the user's favourite and about-to-be-played music. This means that users can access their favourite tracks when in Flight Safe mode and access the full catalogue when connected to a 2.5G or 3G data network.

In-built networked community functions, including the ability to share playlists and tracks with other users over operators' data networks mean that MusicStation provides consumers with a truly compelling community experience on the mobile for the first time. MusicStation users will be able to:

Discover the MusicStation Play Charts (tracks that are being played the most, rather than purely purchased or downloaded, the most)
Access playlists created by other MusicStation users;
Use collaborative filtering and nearest-neighbour technology to identify new tracks, artists, albums and other users that are likely to be of interest;
Publish playlists for other users to access, and achieve a 'cool' status based on their popularity;
Message other consumers, sending recommended tracks, albums, playlists and messages;
Receive music news, gig dates, single and album releases and messages from artists, automatically personalised based on what music the consumer listens to the most frequently.
About Omnifone
#9
Shame It's Not WiFi Enabled :?
#10
my GF just got this phone its a very nice piece of kit
#11
The title needs changing; it's a little misleading, looks like the 12 month contract is free. Should be something like "Samsung F700 free on 12 month contract (plus £90 Quidco)".
1 Like #12
Great phone add vodablue1 at checkout for a free blue tooth headset
#13
Blue172;1395319
Great phone add vodablue1 at checkout for a free blue tooth headset

Looks like a great phone and a great tip above :thumbsup: Voted Hot
banned#14
Wheres the direct link ?

So this phone is free, and you dont pay anything for the contract??
#15
Got this phone it's excellent. Came with Bose headphones (wired) supposedly £70. To convert avi files to run pick an ipod setting of 320 x 240 and this should be fine.
#16
what is the 90 quid quidco cashback?
#17
From my experience I would warn away from vodaphone.

The network coverage is awful, was much better with 3G!! Incredible I know

I live near Liverpool and the same in the case across the Northwest
#18
maureen65
what is the 90 quid quidco cashback?


Go to [url]www.quidco.com[/url]
Sign up
Go to Vodafone through Quidco
Earn £90 if you take the phone contract out
Quidco charge you £5 a year which will come out of the £90 you have just made

Andy
#19
I actually mis-read this to read '12 months free contract' (which, of course, it isn't). Just to warn others.
#20
I dont understand this contract, cant see any info regarding cashback
#21
CorpJones
I dont understand this contract, cant see any info regarding cashback



Thats because there is none
#22
Sorry but what has the iPhone got to do with anything? It refers to the iPhone in the title of the deal for seemingly no reason. Its like all the Xbox 360 posts saying "Like PS3" or all the Plasma TVs saying "like LCD".

I know I'm being a hard **** here, but can we stick to factual information in the headings?

Good deal though, so thanks for posting it :P
#23
belovedmonster
Sorry but what has the iPhone got to do with anything? It refers to the iPhone in the title of the deal for seemingly no reason. Its like all the Xbox 360 posts saying "Like PS3" or all the Plasma TVs saying "like LCD".


Looks like someone didn't get any last nite / this morning ;-) :whistling:
#24
belovedmonster
Sorry but what has the iPhone got to do with anything? It refers to the iPhone in the title of the deal for seemingly no reason. Its like all the Xbox 360 posts saying "Like PS3" or all the Plasma TVs saying "like LCD".

I know I'm being a hard **** here, but can we stick to factual information in the headings?

Good deal though, so thanks for posting it :P


Maybe because the poster knows its like an iphone.
Cant see any problem with the title
#25
thanks andy!
ok, i have done that so do i just go to vodafone through quidco and thats it? than what happens?
#26
belovedmonster
Sorry but what has the iPhone got to do with anything? It refers to the iPhone in the title of the deal for seemingly no reason. Its like all the Xbox 360 posts saying "Like PS3" or all the Plasma TVs saying "like LCD".

I know I'm being a hard **** here, but can we stick to factual information in the headings?

Good deal though, so thanks for posting it :P


"What's more, the Samsung F700's sleek, curve-edged design makes it an obvious rival to Apple's iPhone as one of the must-have items of the year."

This phone has similiar features to the iPhone so theres nothing wrong in this :thumbsup:
#27
maureen65
thanks andy!
ok, i have done that so do i just go to vodafone through quidco and thats it? than what happens?



Thats about it! the £90 should show as tracked within a day, and you should be paid in 2 months.
When you sign in just click on earnings and it will show you the status of the transaction,

Andy
#28
My first message on here, i have been looking for a phone for months, which had a keyboard, as i currently have an XDA Mini and love the keyboard and touch screen. After deciding on 2 phones and not being able to get either in the UK, i had all but given up till i saw this.

While i did not want a contract, was so happy to see a phone i liked with a keyboard, i went for it anyway.

It was my first time useing Quidco also, and within about 2 minutes of completing the order for the phone my £90 was tracked in my Quidco account.

With the free headset, headphones that are worth £70, the memory card and the £90 back this is a sure bargain.

Thanks very much for posting this deal.
#29
dragonuk
Wheres the direct link ?

So this phone is free, and you dont pay anything for the contract??


http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/index.cfm?source=DGM&WT.mc_id=DGM-07-04-2006-D001&ENC_PID=13849&ENC_REF=DGM&dgmPubId=13849&dgmPubId=13849

the phone is free, the contract is payable. Have changed the title to avoid further confusion...!
#30
Thanks for changing the title I thought the 12 months were free!!
#31
I still thought it was free (including line rental free) for 12 months but maybe its just me and the way I read it...

Anyway more than happy with my XDA Orbit so not bothered!!

M
#32
great deal, however the phone isnt that good, is not windows mobile and doesnt sync with outlook :(
#33
Did anybody get a confirmation e-mail from Vodaphone? I am a bit worried that i never got one, even though i know it has gone through as my £90 quidco is tracked.
#34
Depends what you want. I always keep an eye on this type of phone cos I change models constantly, and this has some useful specs:

Compared to the Iphone, the screen is same(ish) resolution, but quite a bit smaller, so it's not as good for internet/video. The camera looks to be about the same, despite being higher megapixels. Interface is nowhere near as good.

On size, the Samsung is a fair bit thicker, 16mm vs 11mm or so, but that's because of the slideout keyboard - for a keyboard smartphone it's very thin
(tytn is 28mm or so). Keyboard is excellent, so for lots of email/sms it's a good choice. Whether this is worth the increase in thickness is down to how you use it, and how you carry it - personally I don't text/email a massive amount, and like to use a shirt pocket, so the Iphone is clearly better. If you carry it in the pocket this doesn't really matter.

3G is the same problem as always with small smartphones: battery drain means they have to use a weak processor, so the faster download speed is crippled by slow page rendering. You might as well use edge, it makes no difference.

Where it scores is in the silly mobile related failures of the iphone: A2DP bluetooth for stereo headphones, video recording etc.
#35
yeah great phone had mine 2 weeks now really good went through qudico for that £90 but never given to me so far really annoying and ive complaind nuffin done thou so far :(:(:(
#36
I have had this phone for nearly a month now and it is pretty neat. Wish I had thought to go through Quidco though, never thought of it.
#37
My GF has this phone and its great.
#38
nice bit of kit i'm sure but an awful tariff choice!
#39
I have had this mobile since the launch date, 'cos I really wanted one with a qwerty keyboard and mp3 ringtones and expandable memory and this is the first phone I found to have everything.

It is really pretty, it impresses everyone who sees it, BUT it is awfully long-winded to do anything simple like answer a call, make a call, or send a text - the basics !!!!

I'm stuck with it for a year, so I will have to look at the manual and see if there is a quick way ~ justa lika my Nokia useta do it !

It also has Bluetooth .... unlike the iPhone, and 3G :-D
#40
An iphone is way better. You can buy an iphone for 269 and use it on Tesco pay as you go for free.

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