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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

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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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    insideman
    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!
    Awaken
    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 :)
    Prufrock
    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.
    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.
    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?
    Awaken
    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!
    Prufrock
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    PR1
    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)
    andy182
    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
    Nieros
    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 )
    hotukdealz
    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.
    alex--23
    not bad, but no so good neither, and not everybody can put £150 upfront...
    tomlewis007
    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!!!
    equalityforall
    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,
    alexandercooper
    Have you ever tried the Orange Customer Service call centre in India? NOT Recommended
    groverboy
    if you dont like your iphone 3gs ill have it :D
    ROBMCDOUGAL90
    whats better this, the desire or iphone 4g? I basically use it for browsing, and watching tv, youtube, and occcasionally phoning people

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