Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Android Phone, free phone £20.31 x 24 months, 300 min / unl text / 500mb web on Orange, - £46 quidco, TCO £441 / £18.39 pm - HotUKDeals
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Just picked up this deal for my dad who asked me to find him his new phone. Cracking phone, I definitely prefer it to my iPhone 3GS. Android 2.1 paired with the most powerful mobile CPU available (90 million triangles per second 3d performance) and a lovely 4 inch AMOLED screen. I'm not going to bore you, google it to find out more :)

As for the deal, it's nothing up front for the phone, and either £20.31 a month (with a redemption dealy) or £24.17 if like me you hate those and take the £20 instant cashback instead. The tariff is fine for most smart phone users (300 min, unlimited text and the all important 500mb - Oranges current idea of unlimited! - internet).

Saves £199 up front over going to Orange direct, and you get £46 cashback via quidco that just tracked for me and that £20 cashback from e2save themselves. 24 month contract.

Currently the best deal on a Galaxy S I can find, and in my opinion, that's the best phone of any kind on the market right now, bigger screen and faster than an iphone 4, ignoring the fact it's a hell of a lot cheaper too. TCO is £441 (inc quidco) over 24 months, the 2700 degree iphone 4 deal is £669 over 12 months... no contest in my opinion!
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#1
no bad, just wish i didnt hold out on the dial aphone deal! Seems like theyve pulled it....dont really want a 24M contract...not a bad deal though! have some heat!
#2
In fact I just noticed this is about £1 more than buying the phone without a contract from Amazon, Play etc .... 2 years of free texts, internet and calls for a quid :)
#3
Voted hot. It's not as good as the now expired dialaphone deal, which came in at £279 over 18 months on O2, but it's still a good deal. Great phone, by the way.
#4
Lies! The Dial-a-phone deal had 100 (instead of 300) minutes and NO DATA!!? Why the hell would you buy a smartphone like this and not have a data tariff? Plus if you times this by 0.75 (24 vs 18 months) it's only £330.
#5
So it's £534 for the 24 months if you don't go for the redemption deal. That's actually very good.
Any idea if Orange unlocks these at some point in the contract?
1 Like #6
I didn't go for redemption for my dad either, too much hassle! Tried (and failed) in the past to keep up with em myself and don't think he'll fair much better! :)

I've not had an orange contract for ages, but the last time I had one they unlocked my treo 600 quite happily for a £20 fee, this was in the last month of the contract. Of course it all might have changed by now, this was several years ago!
#7
Awaken
Lies! The Dial-a-phone deal had 100 (instead of 300) minutes and NO DATA!!? Why the hell would you buy a smartphone like this and not have a data tariff? Plus if you times this by 0.75 (24 vs 18 months) it's only £330.


Quite simple, really - £279 for an unbranded stock £450 phone is a bargain. In other words, it was cheaper to take out the contract through Dialaphone if you wanted the Galaxy S handset than to go pay £450 to play.com and the like. Most people had their own sims to put in them, or went elsewhere for their data needs - like giffgaff. So yes, the Dialaphone deal was better - cheaper and no redemption required. Also, it's daft saying "if you times this by 0.75....". Your deal is a 24 month contract. 500mb data isn't really too good on a phone like this. Giffgaff is truly unlimited on their £10 goody bag, T Mobile is 1gb for non smartphone users and 3gb for smartphone users.
1 Like #8
jmarcelino
So it's £534 for the 24 months if you don't go for the redemption deal. That's actually very good.
Any idea if Orange unlocks these at some point in the contract?


They're coming from E2Save, owned by CPW. They should be stock, unbranded phones - i.e. they shouldn't need to be unlocked.
#9
Yep 500mb is tightfisted but all the major networks are moving this way. It's also going to be much more data than the majority of users actually need - hell, what about BT broadband and the 1gb cap on their home DSL? Enough people didn't even notice when that was in force.

And to say "most people had their own sims to put in them", is distinctly silly. Giffgaff is great, but who's to say they will be around by the end of your contract? They only started in December!

Plus, as every bargain hunter on HUKD should remember... what's the point of comparing anything with expired deals? :)

Prufrock


Quite simple, really - £279 for an unbranded stock £450 phone is a bargain. Most people had their own sims to put in them, or went elsewhere for their data needs - like giffgaff. So yes, the Dialaphone deal was better - cheaper and no redemption required. Also, it's daft saying "if you times this by 0.75....". Your deal is a 24 month contract. 500mb data isn't really too good on a phone like this. Giffgaff is truly unlimited on their £10 goody bag, T Mobile is 1gb for non smartphone users and 3gb for smartphone users.
#10
Awaken
Yep 500mb is tightfisted but all the major networks are moving this way. It's also going to be much more data than the majority of users actually need - hell, what about BT broadband and the 1gb cap on their home DSL? Enough people didn't even notice when that was in force.

And to say "most people had their own sims to put in them", is distinctly silly. Giffgaff is great, but who's to say they will be around by the end of your contract? They only started in December!

Plus, as every bargain hunter on HUKD should remember... what's the point of comparing anything with expired deals? :)

Prufrock


Quite simple, really - £279 for an unbranded stock £450 phone is a bargain. Most people had their own sims to put in them, or went elsewhere for their data needs - like giffgaff. So yes, the Dialaphone deal was better - cheaper and no redemption required. Also, it's daft saying "if you times this by 0.75....". Your deal is a 24 month contract. 500mb data isn't really too good on a phone like this. Giffgaff is truly unlimited on their £10 goody bag, T Mobile is 1gb for non smartphone users and 3gb for smartphone users.


Saying that most people already had their own sims is not silly - go read the thread. T Mobile cannot reduce the FUP without giving people a way out of their contracts. GiffGaff is owned by O2, so they won't be disappearing just yet. On a phone like this, you'd be amazed at how much data you can get through. As for your last point, maybe you shouldn't have replied to my original post by saying I was lying. The figures speak for themselves. £279 is better than paying £450 for the same phone. It was never about the O2 contract...it was about paying nearly half the recommended retail price for an unbranded stock phone.


OK, found a better deal:

http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/Samsung/Samsung-i9000-Galaxy-S/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-15-%2824mths%29/6068702


Works out £480 (with £30 cashback) over 2 years, with T Mobile - you get 300 minutes, 300 texts and Unlimited Data (3Gb FUP - and they don't charge you if you go over, just warn you to be careful). No redemption needs, but you will need to stump up £150 up front. Overall cost and data is better than your deal.
#11
Prufrock
Awaken
Yep 500mb is tightfisted but all the major networks are moving this way. It's also going to be much more data than the majority of users actually need - hell, what about BT broadband and the 1gb cap on their home DSL? Enough people didn't even notice when that was in force.

And to say "most people had their own sims to put in them", is distinctly silly. Giffgaff is great, but who's to say they will be around by the end of your contract? They only started in December!

Plus, as every bargain hunter on HUKD should remember... what's the point of comparing anything with expired deals? :)

Prufrock


Quite simple, really - £279 for an unbranded stock £450 phone is a bargain. Most people had their own sims to put in them, or went elsewhere for their data needs - like giffgaff. So yes, the Dialaphone deal was better - cheaper and no redemption required. Also, it's daft saying "if you times this by 0.75....". Your deal is a 24 month contract. 500mb data isn't really too good on a phone like this. Giffgaff is truly unlimited on their £10 goody bag, T Mobile is 1gb for non smartphone users and 3gb for smartphone users.


Saying that most people already had their own sims is not silly - go read the thread. T Mobile cannot reduce the FUP without giving people a way out of their contracts. GiffGaff is owned by O2, so they won't be disappearing just yet. On a phone like this, you'd be amazed at how much data you can get through. As for your last point, maybe you shouldn't have replied to my original post by saying I was lying. The figures speak for themselves. £279 is better than paying £450 for the same phone. It was never about the O2 contract...it was about paying nearly half the recommended retail price for an unbranded stock phone.


OK, found a better deal:


http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/Samsung/Samsung-i9000-Galaxy-S/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-15-%2824mths%29/6068702


Works out £480 (with £30 cashback) over 2 years, with T Mobile - you get 300 minutes, 300 texts and Unlimited Data (3Gb FUP - and they don't charge you if you go over, just warn you to be careful). No redemption needs, but you will need to stump up £150 up front. Overall cost and data is better than your deal.


I agree with most of that, but... didn't think the 3Gb data applied to reseller deals, only direct? Thought the best you could do was use the 'booster' for 1Gb data (on a FUP too IIRC)
#12
I got this phone to replace my 3gs. Android is great but Samsung have mucked it up by having their own crappy software and not allowing it to sync with a mac. Sent mine back and kept the 3gs. Much better phone
#13
I bought this only 2 days ago via same deal and phone arrived yesterday.

Sitting playing with it in the office as I type infact :)

Crackin deal imho. ( I then sold my existing HTC for 65 quid to envirophone )
#14
Well Apple are holding a press conference on Friday as to The Iphone 4, Recall? Prob Not. A free Bumper for each Iphone 4 User? Probably.
#15
not bad, but no so good neither, and not everybody can put £150 upfront...
#16
Prufrock
Saying that most people already had their own sims is not silly - go read the thread. T Mobile cannot reduce the FUP without giving people a way out of their contracts. GiffGaff is owned by O2, so they won't be disappearing just yet. On a phone like this, you'd be amazed at how much data you can get through. As for your last point, maybe you shouldn't have replied to my original post by saying I was lying. The figures speak for themselves. £279 is better than paying £450 for the same phone. It was never about the O2 contract...it was about paying nearly half the recommended retail price for an unbranded stock phone. OK, found a better deal:http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobile-phones/Samsung/Samsung-i9000-Galaxy-S/T-Mobile/T-Mobile-15-%2824mths%29/6068702Works out £480 (with £30 cashback) over 2 years, with T Mobile - you get 300 minutes, 300 texts and Unlimited Data (3Gb FUP - and they don't charge you if you go over, just warn you to be careful). No redemption needs, but you will need to stump up £150 up front. Overall cost and data is better than your deal.

Excellent deal, Phone up Tmob and they will add the 3gb data and another booster too!!!


Redemption deals are a con IMO!!!
#17
alex--23 - Jul 15, 2010 10:49
not bad, but no so good neither, and not everybody can put £150 upfront...
or pay £450 for a phone outright! I couldn't, probably wouldn't if I could. I'm guessing most people buy a deal with a contract and then use their own tariffs,
#18
Have you ever tried the Orange Customer Service call centre in India? NOT Recommended
#19
if you dont like your iphone 3gs ill have it :D
#20
whats better this, the desire or iphone 4g? I basically use it for browsing, and watching tv, youtube, and occcasionally phoning people
1 Like #21
Prufrock
jmarcelino
So it's £534 for the 24 months if you don't go for the redemption deal. That's actually very good.Any idea if Orange unlocks these at some point in the contract?
They're coming from E2Save, owned by CPW. They should be stock, unbranded phones - i.e. they shouldn't need to be unlocked.

I recently got this phone direct from Orange on my annual renewal and it was unlocked already so I guess it should not be locked..
#22
alexandercooper
Have you ever tried the Orange Customer Service call centre in India? NOT Recommended
well I talked to a nice UK guy recently while renewing my contract...
1 Like #23
Fyi the one I got from e2save was unbranded and unlocked, I have put both an o2 sim and the orange one into it nps.
#24
stunning phone see this iphone 4 vs i9000:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxWx5fw7eVI
#25
This looks good to me, do I have to phone up 02 for a puk code if i want to keep number? If so im sure that'll take ages.
#26
PR1


I agree with most of that, but... didn't think the 3Gb data applied to reseller deals, only direct? Thought the best you could do was use the 'booster' for 1Gb data (on a FUP too IIRC)


Yep only direct, it also ONLY applies to Android phones, not iPhone or other smartphones
#27
I just ordered this phone from buymobilephones.net on T-Mobile:
£15 for 300 mins, 300 texts and 1gb internet (Will soon call T-Mobile directly though, complain a bit and then get transfered to their 3gb Web and walk tariff like everyone else seems to have done)

Can't wait for it to arrive.
#28
Jack Bauer
This looks good to me, do I have to phone up 02 for a puk code if i want to keep number? If so im sure that'll take ages.

It's not PUK code, it's called PAC code. PUK code is also a valid term but it is different.
and no it shouldn't take ages. If you are out of contract, networks are obliged to give your PAC code within a reasonable time (say 2 days).
#29
Looks a good deal but I will never buy another phone from Samsung after their last Galaxy effort. They didn't give it any Android updates and it had so many faults to start with. There is no way to sync the phone to your PC, it crashes, maps are really slow, batter life is terrible and the camera software that comes as standard is rubbish. Do you really want to buy a phone that will get no software updates to fix the inevitable faults???
#30
Sorry if this is obvious but how much internet time would 500mb a month give me?
#31
24 month contract makes this a downer.

Like others I wish I jumped on the free galaxy S for £20/month from dial a phone and then I would of got a sim from somewhere with data.. too bad they pulled the offer.
#32
Andrew[mg
]Looks a good deal but I will never buy another phone from Samsung after their last Galaxy effort. They didn't give it any Android updates and it had so many faults to start with. There is no way to sync the phone to your PC, it crashes, maps are really slow, batter life is terrible and the camera software that comes as standard is rubbish. Do you really want to buy a phone that will get no software updates to fix the inevitable faults???



Samsung is fully backing this phone - it' their flagship phone, in direct competition with the Iphone 4. They've already announced the update to Froyo. As a company, they are desperately trying to eat into Apple's market share now, which means they won't leave this phone high and dry. Also, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the camera software on the Galaxy S. The phone syncs with my pc just fine (running Windows 7). The navigation is super fast on mine. The Galaxy Portal was updated by Samsung to Eclair, by the way.
#33
ROBMCDOUGAL90
whats better this, the desire or iphone 4g? I basically use it for browsing, and watching tv, youtube, and occcasionally phoning people


iPhone 4 obviously

If it's not an iPhone why would I want it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg
#34
emJayO
I just ordered this phone from buymobilephones.net on T-Mobile:
£15 for 300 mins, 300 texts and 1gb internet (Will soon call T-Mobile directly though, complain a bit and then get transfered to their 3gb Web and walk tariff like everyone else seems to have done)

Can't wait for it to arrive.


Make sure you do it within the first few days of getting your phone - then you have the ability to threaten to cancel. It should make them give you what you want. :D
#35
For those getting this, I advise to get Juice Defender. This will increase your battery life no end :)
#36
Alright. I got it on an 18 month contract (Dolphin 35 for £25pm) with £50 phone.

18 x 25 + £50 = £500 over the contract
600 mins, unl texts, data

Prefer the shorter contract tbh. And the phone will go on eBay as I'm an iPhone fanboi these days.
#37
500Mb? Wow... Well done, Orange...
#38
I'd just like to make people aware of Samsung's previous Galaxy that they released last year, aka the i7500. It was stuck on 1.5 for ages, eventually and very late to the party it got a buggy 1.6 release. There's almost a 0% chance that there will be official 2.x support, and the community support is very flakey so as to expect anything very usable any time soon, if ever.

With that in mind I would encourage anyone interested in the Galaxy S to hang fire until it's at least seen how long it takes Samsung to update the Galaxy S to 2.2 (if it ever happens). Not when they say it's going to happen, but when it actually does happen. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a 2 year contract with an outdated version of Android, and judging by their track record that's exactly what's going to happen.
#39
z0mbi3
I'd just like to make people aware of Samsung's previous Galaxy that they released last year, aka the i7500. It was stuck on 1.5 for ages, eventually and very late to the party it got a buggy 1.6 release. There's almost a 0% chance that there will be official 2.x support, and the community support is very flakey so as to expect anything very usable any time soon, if ever.

With that in mind I would encourage anyone interested in the Galaxy S to hang fire until it's at least seen how long it takes Samsung to update the Galaxy S to 2.2 (if it ever happens). Not when they say it's going to happen, but when it actually does happen. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a 2 year contract with an outdated version of Android, and judging by their track record that's exactly what's going to happen.


That was the first Galaxy...at the beginning of this year came the Galaxy Spica (aka Portal), which has been supported and received an update from1.5 to 2.1 in June. Like I said, the Galaxy S is different in so many ways. It's their flagship phone - they are throwing everything at it to sell as many units as possible to take some of Apple's market share away. They are also releasing a Galaxy S Tablet to go up against the Ipad. If you don't believe me, go read up on it.
#40
The bloke who sits next to me in work picked this up two days ago. He paid

£35 for the handset
24 Month contract
Cant remember mins/texts but I think it was 200 of each.

He is paying £15 a month. He called to try and get the Desire but was offered this instead. Got to say I am very impressed and it seems as good as (if not better than my Desire).

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