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What a bargain ? Sony Ericsson K800i is available for 12 months Free (12m contract) @ Phoneboxdirect.com.

Sony Ericsson K800i is an excellent 3.2 megapixel 3G cyber-shot handset with all the advanced functions you'd expect. This is the only 12 months FREE deal available on K800i now.

About the Deal : 12 months FREE line rental which is an equivalent after cashback. Monthly cost is £35 and a total cashback of £420.00 should be claimed in 5 stages. Tariff is Vodafone Anytime 500 which includes 500 Any network minutes + 250 Text messages every month. Go via Quidco for £30 cashback which is a profit !

Sony Ericsson K800i : A Cyber-shot digital camera and a small and sophisticated feature-packed 3G phone all in one. Bring the K800i with you and you have a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, image and video stabilizer and built-in Xenon flash ready for any moment, anytime. BestPic technology lets you capture several images in quick succession with one press of the camera key. When youve taken a photo, you can share it straight away using Bluetooth, multimedia messaging or blog it.
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#1
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/bucketandbucket/Sony20Ericsson20K800i.jpg
#2
12mth free contract on this phone is a bargain, but it might worth waiting when coolnewmobile start to offer for those a sceptical about phonebox direct. nevertheless they are of the same group.
#3
Excellent deal on that one Edi. Voted hot +++
#4
cashback is always a risk. Great phone tho, had it since september...love it! Some problems though: bit bulky, white screen crashes(may not be present on newer versions), not v. loud compared to other SE phones and no camera light like other SE phones...although a much better camera.
#5
I'll give it an extra 12 degrees :lol:
#6
Quidco cashback is now £30 ;-)
#7
£30 QuidCo would make a difference.

do you know whether you can port a number into voda?
#8
Thanks guys :)

at15
Quidco cashback is now £30 ;-)


Grrrreat.. :thumbsup:
#9
How do these cashback deals work?
#10
superd00d
How do these cashback deals work?


Basically they charge you full wack for usually a quarter at a time and you have to ask for the cash back from them. This is then sent to you via cheque through the post.
#11
superd00d
How do these cashback deals work?


Cashback is by redemption meaning you pay the monthly cost upfront to the network and then claim it back from PhoneBoxDirect in 5 stages from month 6 onwards. After all five claims, the equivalent term cost is £0.00 for the whole term.

Go via www.quidco.com for £30 cashback (separately) which is a profit. If you dont understand any bit, pls ask :)
#12
this was posted last week - my fella applied but was turned down due to credit apparently though his credit score is excellent (just been approved for new bigger mortgage). They rang and asked if he would prefer the 3G contract as they are nicer with credit - sounded like a con to me. Other people had their application refused saying it was out of stock when clearly in stock on website.
#13
Cover slides open when in your pocket.. = bad

Also bare in mind this is now an old model phone. K810i replaces it.
#14
sorry I was talking about the w800i
banned#15
I'd never deal with phoneboxdirect, or any of their associated companies, and I'd encourage nobody else to either - they are one of the biggest solicitors of completely irrelevant personal data I've ever come across. Talk about information creep! Given that your credit card effectively 'underwrites' your contract costs, there is absolutely no need whatsoever for phoneboxdirect to ask whether you own your home or are a tenant, how many other adults and how many children live at that address, or even what you do for a living. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm a staunch guardian of my privacy and I take a great deal of convincing before I pass ANY private info on!
#16
I have used phoneboxdirect over the past two years and never has a problem with them.

The k800i is a great phone. Excellent for taking pics. Voted hot!
#17
travellers
....Given that your credit card effectively 'underwrites' your contract costs, there is absolutely no need whatsoever for phoneboxdirect to ask whether you own your home or are a tenant, how many other adults and how many children live at that address, or even what you do for a living. .....


Sorry, this is STANDARD industry practice to know if you are credit worthy. Owning your home is positive sign of credit worthiness as is having children & other dependants.

All contract deals go through a process called credit scoring and your details will be checked with Experian or Equifax as well as electoral register. The network then decides, based on your credit score, whether or not to allow you a contract.
banned#18
edi
Sorry, this is STANDARD industry practice to know if you are credit worthy. Owning your home is positive sign of credit worthiness as is having children & other dependants.

All contract deals go through a process called credit scoring and your details will be checked with Experian or Equifax as well as electoral register. The network then decides, based on your credit score, whether or not to allow you a contract.


Oh yes I fully understand why they'd want to do it, I'm merely questioning the necessity for it! Put it this way, this contract promises to pay me money at a future date in consideration of a payment from me now. So what safeguards will they give me to help me decide whether they are worthy of my trust? Show me your accounts for the last three years please, and how long have you operated from these offices? Whadya mean you're not going to tell me?:oops: :oops:

The fact that its standard industry practice is itself proof that the average joe in the street is far too willing to part with his data and place trust in organisations who have no need of it. Your credit card covers the bills, end of! Anyway, sorry, none of this is relevant to this particular deal any more than any other. Its just something I have strong feelings about! :whistling:
#19
travellers
Oh yes I fully understand why they'd want to do it, I'm merely questioning the necessity for it! Put it this way, this contract promises to pay me money at a future date in consideration of a payment from me now. So what safeguards will they give me to help me decide whether they are worthy of my trust? Show me your accounts for the last three years please, and how long have you operated from these offices? Whadya mean you're not going to tell me?:oops: :oops:

The fact that its standard industry practice is itself proof that the average joe in the street is far too willing to part with his data and place trust in organisations who have no need of it. Your credit card covers the bills, end of! Anyway, sorry, none of this is relevant to this particular deal any more than any other. Its just something I have strong feelings about! :whistling:


The fact that you are missing here is that the company themselves do not want or need the information, Vodafone (or 02, T-mobile, orange...) insist on receiving the information as part of the application.
#20
travellers
Oh yes I fully understand why they'd want to do it, I'm merely questioning the necessity for it! Put it this way, this contract promises to pay me money at a future date in consideration of a payment from me now. So what safeguards will they give me to help me decide whether they are worthy of my trust? Show me your accounts for the last three years please, and how long have you operated from these offices? Whadya mean you're not going to tell me?:oops: :oops:

The fact that its standard industry practice is itself proof that the average joe in the street is far too willing to part with his data and place trust in organisations who have no need of it. Your credit card covers the bills, end of! Anyway, sorry, none of this is relevant to this particular deal any more than any other. Its just something I have strong feelings about! :whistling:


I couldn't agree more. Such companies give too much importance to themselves and as a result the customer may feel it is standard practice when in fact it is not. Sorry Edi, but the CPW Group and mobileshop have never asked such questions in my experience at least.

Bear in mind that any contract that carries unreasonable terms that have been set out by their in house solictor can easily be questioned and can be made disputable in a court of law. Any unfair terms, and it will be an instant loss for them.

Take insurance for example, I have seen people here take the cheapest they have seen which is not a bad thing as such, but a lot of the time even reputable companies are cheap for a reason, take Zurich for example which had a healthy incentive through quidco. See the fine print and read between the lines and you may find that in the event of a claim you may be at a complete loss. Therefore sometimes it may not be worth saving of say £100 for cheaper cover when there are £££££££££ at stake.
#21
Please everyone buy a contract with these people as I am very worried they may be in trouble and I have 800 cashback and 30 quid quidco outstanding. They have recently got very slow to pay cashback and the quidco has rolled over two months when it was expected so as long as they keep bringing out deals that are well out of line with the rest of the market and people keep signing up the pyramid can go on...
#22
I have been waiting for a k800i free contract.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997

(see post 5)

However 5 cashbacks is a big ask. Will think about it but may wait a bit longer and go with a better known company with less cashbacks. Convince me otherwise;-)(Currently waiting for £360 cashback on two phones from mobile outlet)

Also here is the thread regarding feedback from this company, worth reading before purchase.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20790
suspended#23
spanner82
this was posted last week - my fella applied but was turned down due to credit apparently though his credit score is excellent (just been approved for new bigger mortgage). They rang and asked if he would prefer the 3G contract as they are nicer with credit - sounded like a con to me. Other people had their application refused saying it was out of stock when clearly in stock on website.


Does he have a Voda contract already? I got turned down once due to "bad credit", when I queried them (after getting my credit report with nothing on it) they said, it's standard practice for turning people down (instead of telling the truth, that they don't want to give you another free phone soon after a contract ends) . Apparently it's only Vodafone who do this
suspended#24
regarding saying the phone is out of stock e2save said the same thing with my refurb k710i 9months ago saying it wont be instock for 2 weeks but they could give me a different shitty phone instead, i said i'd wait and the phone arrived 2days later. its a lie, they might be tracking that you used quidco and that they will prob loose money, say you will wait!

wish there was a k810i on free contract! really want 1 of them, i like my k710i, but the k810i has some nice updates.
#25
As far as I can tell, you pay the £35 pm up front and then claim it back in stages so that it is equivalent of Free. So what's in it for the supplier??? Do you have to pay for the calls on vodaphone?? Any other catches??
#26
Blanco
.........Sorry Edi, but the CPW Group and mobileshop have never asked such questions in my experience at least.......


I'm surprised that you were given a contract mobile without a routine credit check :?

BTW, here is a screen shot of Carphone Warehouse's credit check process...


http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w302/bucketandbucket/creditcheckcpw.jpg
#27
ragingpup
As far as I can tell, you pay the £35 pm up front and then claim it back in stages so that it is equivalent of Free. So what's in it for the supplier??? Do you have to pay for the calls on vodaphone?? Any other catches??


Neither have I full understood the cashback process... I think the money comes from the huge commission & the slice of line rental the network pays to the sellers. The major effert will be to retain you beyond 12 months + any income they make when you exceed the monthly allowance...

Welcome to HUKD ragingpup :)
#28
I think this is a better deal from them for the replacement to this phone, the K810i:

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[COLOR=#94954f]12 month contract, £350 cashback so term cost is £70 but of course you can get Quidco.. On a decent tariff too, Vodafone Anytime 500 with 250 txts.[/COLOR]
suspended#29
thats a pretty nice deal publicme, its £40 after the £30 quidco.

Please can somebody explain the tarrif to me:

Handset package: Sony Ericsson K810i with a handset price of £0.00
Tariff Details and monthly charge: [LEFT]http://www.phoneboxdirect.com/phones/sonyericssonk810i.jpg

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=2][SIZE=2]Crossnet 500 & 250 SMS @ £35.00 per month[/SIZE] [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][B][SIZE=2][COLOR=#ff0000][COLOR=#000000]Standard tariff package includes:[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B]
[LIST]
[*][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]500 Cross Network Minutes [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]Minutes can be used any time to any network [/SIZE][/LEFT]

[SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2]
[*]250 Texts
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]Itemised Billing £1.50 [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]10p per minute to landlines, other Vodafone mobiles & voicemail [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]35p per minute to cross network mobiles [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]12p per SMS [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]36p per MMS [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]GPRS 0.235 per kb portal [/SIZE]

[LIST][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=2]
[*]
[*][LEFT][SIZE=2] [/SIZE][/LEFT]


[/SIZE][/FONT][/LIST] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT][/LEFT]
Cashback: £350.00 Deal Description : 10 months Free Line rental on a 12 month contract - Equivalent after cash back
[/SIZE][/FONT][/LIST][/LEFT]

do i get 500 minutes to landlane or mobile at any time of the day?
do i get 250 texts to any network at any time of the day?
is the itemised billing included in the monthly fee or is it £1.50 ontop and can i cancel this?
is voicemail free to listen to?

THANKYOU:)!
#30
hajj_3
thats a pretty nice deal publicme, its £40 after the £30 quidco.

Please can somebody explain the tarrif to me:

Handset package: Sony Ericsson K810i with a handset price of £0.00
Tariff Details and monthly charge: [LEFT]http://www.phoneboxdirect.com/phones/sonyericssonk810i.jpg

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=2][SIZE=2]Crossnet 500 & 250 SMS @ £35.00 per month[/SIZE] [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][B][SIZE=2][COLOR=#ff0000][COLOR=#000000]Standard tariff package includes:[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B]
[LIST]
[*][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]500 Cross Network Minutes [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]Minutes can be used any time to any network [/SIZE][/LEFT]

[SIZE=2][/SIZE][SIZE=2]
[*]250 Texts
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]Itemised Billing £1.50 [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]10p per minute to landlines, other Vodafone mobiles & voicemail [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]35p per minute to cross network mobiles [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]12p per SMS [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]36p per MMS [/SIZE][/LEFT]
[*] [LEFT][SIZE=2]GPRS 0.235 per kb portal [/SIZE]

[LIST][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=2]
[*]
[*][LEFT][SIZE=2] [/SIZE][/LEFT]


[/SIZE][/FONT][/LIST] [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT][/LEFT]
Cashback: £350.00 Deal Description : 10 months Free Line rental on a 12 month contract - Equivalent after cash back
[/SIZE][/FONT][/LIST][/LEFT]

do i get 500 minutes to landlane or mobile at any time of the day?
do i get 250 texts to any network at any time of the day?
is the itemised billing included in the monthly fee or is it £1.50 ontop and can i cancel this?
is voicemail free to listen to?

THANKYOU:)!


yes, minutes and texts are to any network and at any time. I think the cross-network is a bit misleading, all these deals are cross-network.
The itemised billing is an EXTRA 1.50, I don't know if it will be included automatically with that deal, it wasn't with mine. If it is, you can cancel it.
voicemail is free, it comes out of your minutes.
#31
hajj_3
.............do i get 500 minutes to landlane or mobile at any time of the day?
do i get 250 texts to any network at any time of the day?
is the itemised billing included in the monthly fee or is it £1.50 ontop and can i cancel this?
is voicemail free to listen to?

THANKYOU:)!


500 x-net anytime minutes + 250 texts every month. X-net includes landine & mobiles (exc 0845, 0870, 07744 numbers)

Itemised billing is optional. Not sure abt voice calls but I think its Free.
#32
The k810i deal seems to have reverted to a 2 month cashback not 12.:x
#33
I went for that K810 deal, no phone yet after 1 wk although they say they are in stock. I notice now that they've changed the deal to 2month cashback not 10.

They took £2.50 (some one-off admin charge I remember reading about) out my bank account already by direct debit.

I believe some ppl have been having trouble with these guys, wished I'd looked into more at the time.
Am gonna try calling customer support 0870 0427 895

http://saynoto0870.com/companysearch.php

01270 412345

Are they also known as Cool New Mobile?

I'll let u know how I get on....





Handset package: Sony Ericsson K810i on the Vodafone Anytime 500 tariff. with a handset price of £0.00
Tariff Details and monthly charge:
Crossnet 500 @ £35.00 per month Standard tariff package includes:

*
500 Cross Network Minutes
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250 Texts
*
Minutes can be used any time to any network
*
Optional Itemised Billing £1.50 per month
*
10p per minute to landlines, other Vodafone mobiles & voicemail
*
35p per minute to cross network mobiles
*
12p per SMS
*
15p per long SMS
*
36p per MMS
*
GPRS at 0.235p per KB
*
10p per minute WAP charges through the Vodafone portal


All mobile packages come with the benefit of 1 Months Free Insurance. The cover is automatically added unless you tick the relevant box below.
After the 1st month, the cover costs £5.99 per month which is automatically collected by direct debit from the bank details you provide at the time of purchase. Click here to view the full insurance terms and conditions. By ticking the “I confirm the package” box below, if you have selected to take insurance, you confirm you accept the terms and conditions. You may cancel the cover at any time by contacting the insurance administrator.

Please tick the box if you do not want the 1 month free insurance (By ticking the box you will receive no insurance cover):

Please choose your tariff carefully as you will be required to remain on this priceplan for a minimum of four months.

Before continuing, please have your bank details and credit/debit card details to hand, as these are required to process your application.
#34
Taken from PhoneBoxDirect Terms and Conditions:
http://www.phoneboxdirect.co.uk/terms.htm


£201 to £600 claims

Instalment 1: - Send us the claim form and original monthly bill showing your name, address, mobile number and tariff you are connected on, that arrives showing you have been connected for 4 months. i.e. if you were connected on the 1st of January, you need to send in the bill that is dated around the 1st of May. This is 120 days (4 months) after connection. See porting below

Instalment 2: - Send us the claim form and original monthly bill showing your name, address, mobile number and tariff you are connected on, dated 180 days (6 months) after connection.

Instalment 3: - Send us the claim form and original monthly bill showing your name, address, mobile number and tariff you are connected on, dated 240 days (8 months) after connection.

Instalment 4: - Send us the claim form and original monthly bill showing your name, address, mobile number and tariff you are connected on, dated 300 days (10 months) after connection.

Instalment 5: - Send us the claim form and original monthly bill showing your name, address, mobile number and tariff you are connected on, dated 360 days (12 months) after connection.

Again please read the thread link below so that you can plan and prepare properly for cashback contracts and not lose hundreds of pounds which is what they are banking on:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47909

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