Sony Ericsson W300i - 11 months free line rental on 12 month contract (Profit with QuidCo) - now with free speakers - HotUKDeals
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**UPDATE 23/01/2008: This now includes FREE Sony Eric. MPS60 Portable Speakers worth £9.99**

e2save.com have the Sony Ericsson W300i Walkman phone for free on a 12 month o2 contract with 11 months free line rental. So, for £35 (after cashback) you get the Sony Ericsson W300i (for free), 12 months line rental, 400 any time, any network minutes and 500 texts per month. This works out at £2.92 per month after cashback.

The W300i mobile phone is a small and neat clamshell music phone designed to give you a quality Walkman music experience. The phone comes with a stereo headset, USB cable to connect to a PC and Disc2Phone music management software allowing you to manage your music files on your PC and download them to your phone. The W300i also has a FM radio for quality entertainment around the clock. The dedicated music keys and a shuffle function making it a great music player and easy to use. Memory can be expanded to an incredible 1GB allowing even more music files to be stored. The W300i also has a built in digital VGA camera with 4x digital zoom and video recording for all those unmissable video sequences.

This offer works by cashback which you claim from e2save at specified intervals. You have 30 days to send the claim. You must have paid each bill in its entirety, so please only use this deal if you can afford to pay the bills on time and remember to keep on top of the cashback. Use recorded delivery when sending the claims. e2save are a part of the Carphone Warehouse group and reliable when sending cashback.

Purchase via QuidCo.com for £36.50 cashback - that's £1.50 profit. **Remember to decline/cancel the insurance that they try to give you as it can be very expensive!!**
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#1
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Those of you who ordered the W200i may be able to switch by ringing up.
#2
looks a good deal especially if e2save are good at honouring cashback deals.
Review here http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/sony-ericsson-w300i.htm
#3
PHONE: I've had this one for over a year and am perfectly happy with it, to the extent that I actually kept it when I took out a new contract (that also came with a decent new phone) recently.

E2SAVE: Having had several cashback deals with various providers in the past, I'd like to think I'm pretty good at all things to do with paperwork (never lost a single cashback instalment). However, let me warn you that e2save appear to make it particularly difficult with lots of individual claims to send in (5 claims over a 12 month contract! - A bit over the top maybe?), conflicting information on how to claim, and so on.

If you're confident you can manage, then this should be a decent deal imho.
#4
If you miss a claim do you lose the right to claim subsequent cashbacks? I thought e2save did this but I've had a good look around the site but can't find any mention of it. It may be something to do with price match deals...anyone?
#5
Yeah, I believe it was with pricematch deals only and these aren't pricematch. :)
#6
I purchased one of these 12 months ago for my daughter on E2save cashback. Phone is brill and the cashback has been fine ( unlike my coolnewmobile one)
#7
All, be aware we have had one of these deals with a company in Watford and they have just gone bust along with over 50 other companies. It has left Vodafone, T Mobile and the others with a real problem. The crafty thing is however the cash back contract is with the internet company and the airtime is with the service provider (vodafone etc) so if the internet comapny go bust you are FULLY liable for the airtime costs for the rest of the contract. This can be an expensive risk so make sure you do your homework first before taking out one of these deals. They also have the right to withdraw or change the amount of cash back at any time without notice...something to think about.
#8
Again, got this phone over a year ago with e2save. Fantastic phone & no probs claiming cashback.:thumbsup:
#9
I have this phone on O2 payg, got it for £49 from Argos I think about 6 months ago, was from a deal on here naturally ;) Great phone I love it. Camera is **** that's the main disadvantage. Has awkward keypad but have to expect that from Sony Ericcson hehe. Nokia copying em with N82 keypad which is horrible,
#10
briggsa30;1484539
All, be aware we have had one of these deals with a company in Watford and they have just gone bust along with over 50 other companies. It has left Vodafone, T Mobile and the others with a real problem. The crafty thing is however the cash back contract is with the internet company and the airtime is with the service provider (vodafone etc) so if the internet comapny go bust you are FULLY liable for the airtime costs for the rest of the contract. This can be an expensive risk so make sure you do your homework first before taking out one of these deals. They also have the right to withdraw or change the amount of cash back at any time without notice...something to think about.


There is some good advice in this....but E2Save are part of the CarPhone Warehouse - who are one of the most profitable mobile companies in the UK. The chances of E2Save going bust are slim. The biggest problem with E2Save seems to be them trying to get out of payin - just follow the procedure and hassle them if necessary.

Another good deal is the Samsung J300 at 99p for 11 months - I had a look in town today and it is a much slimmer number than the W300i.
#11
fishmaster;1485408
I have this phone on O2 payg, got it for £49 from Argos I think about 6 months ago, was from a deal on here naturally ;) Great phone I love it. Camera is **** that's the main disadvantage. Has awkward keypad but have to expect that from Sony Ericcson hehe. Nokia copying em with N82 keypad which is horrible,


**** camera and keypad?!?!?!? So what do you like about it then?? I hope there is something as I have one arriving tomorrow! :)
#12
I think the main trouble I've had with E2save/OSPS is that they like to send valid claims back saying that you sent them too early.

Like others have stated make sure you know the dates you have to send the bills in and don't take phone (mis)advisors word as gospel.

I've managed to get all my cashback and even talking to the numptys seems a small price to pay for getting paid to have a new phone with inclusive texts/minutes IMHO.
#13
fishmaster
Camera is **** that's the main disadvantage.


OK, not the greatest camera on this one, but then it's a W (=Walkman, i.e. primarily music) model.

Also, you can adjust the camera settings (apologies if you already know - took me quite a while to find out), but it's hidden away a little: Menu > Camera > More > Picture Quality > Fine (the factory setting is "standard"). This produces somewhat better results.
#14
I like the fact that this phone has a nice interface and is pretty easy to use, fairly robust as well. You'll see when you get it, there's just something about it hehe.
#15
In my experience e2save did everything they could, including lieing, wasting my time, making me ring back on a different number only to be put thru to the person sat next to them (hilarious) and generally doing everything they could to avoid dealing with my issue (they sent me a faulty phone).

e2save seems to specifically deal with customers in a 'market stall' type way so as to keep cpw relatively unblemished.

Everyone may have a different experience of them but mine was abysmal.
#16
Have had cashback with Carphone Warehouse when they first started doing them several years ago and all was great.

Then was with Three on one of their own deals, and their customer services were dispicable (to the point of me making a point to never ever subscribe with them again!)

The next company I had cashback with years ago (SmartTek who were VERY good back in the day) have recently done a runner leaving behind millions of pounds worth of debt.

And after being stung over 5 contracts with Cool New Mobile I'm now VERY wary over any cashback deals going on to the point where I feel this is the absolute end of any "cashback".

I don't like the idea of Company A trading as Company B as I'm not sure what the liabilities are. I have this sneaky suspicion all will go awry and CPW will back out of saving E2Save citing a legal loophole.
#17
I had to take e2 save to the small claims court to get my cashback , i would never deal with them again.
#18
tef89;1486138
In my experience e2save did everything they could, including lieing, wasting my time, making me ring back on a different number only to be put thru to the person sat next to them (hilarious) and generally doing everything they could to avoid dealing with my issue (they sent me a faulty phone).

e2save seems to specifically deal with customers in a 'market stall' type way so as to keep cpw relatively unblemished.

Everyone may have a different experience of them but mine was abysmal.


Granted it was a couple of years ago - but when I had the last contract I took out via E2Save right at the end of the contract I took my handset (which was not charging reliably) to my local CarPhone Warehouse branch and they sorted out the repair for me. Couldn't have been simpler. I think I could have even borrowed a phone in the meantime. I wouldn't have thought this would have changed... but it could have.
#19
Searcher2
Granted it was a couple of years ago - but when I had the last contract I took out via E2Save right at the end of the contract I took my handset (which was not charging reliably) to my local CarPhone Warehouse branch and they sorted out the repair for me. Couldn't have been simpler. I think I could have even borrowed a phone in the meantime. I wouldn't have thought this would have changed... but it could have.


i think nokia's and sony ericsson phones come with a 2 year warranty, and my local carphone warehouse is a local repair centre. Thy will repair your phone as long as you have some sort of proof to show it is still in guarantee, they don't do it for free they make money out of it.
#20
Just received my W300i & O2. Checking my account online E2Save has set me up with itemised billing - which is chargeable. I presume cancelling this extra charge doesn't affect the cashback claim as there is no mention of it in the T&Cs.

The unit is brand new and unlocked but does not appear to come with a memory card.
#21
I have just rung 02 to ask about the package I am on and I thought this information may be useful to people thinking of taking out the package - or have done.

1. You are set up automatically with itemised paper billing. You need to ring 202 (free) to remove this. Itemised bills are available online.

2. Minutes and texts to not rollover.

3. You are set up for international roaming. It's better to ring to check how you have been set up though. I asked about the text and call charges when in Spain for a guide. 35p per minute to call the UK. 18p per minute to receive a call. A text uses 4 of your inclusive texts or 25p if there are no inclusive ones left. Great!! Free texting from abroad!!! Voicemail is 99p though so she advised switching it off or not accessing messages until you got home.

4. You can port your number within 30 days of the contract starting - despite what E2Save tell you.

5. Voicemail is free. 901 to retrieve and personal your voicemail (including requesting a text when you get a voicemail). 1750 to activate and personalise your voicemail PIN. 1760 to switch voicemail off. Voicemail can be collected from a landline.

6. You need to ring 202 or go online to check the number of inclusive minutes and texts you have left. This is not bang up to date either... it is within 24 hours.
#22
any other phones available on this deal?
#23
AVOID E2SAVE

They wouldn't honour a cashback deal because we moved house. Also they had supplied the wrong dates for cashback return of forms.

save yourself the bother...
Just my experience of course!
#24
marcosdjcm;1490286
any other phones available on this deal?


Go to the E2Save site (via Quidco) and press 'Deal Creator'. You will see the phones order by cost per month after cashback.

stapsell;1490652
AVOID E2SAVE

They wouldn't honour a cashback deal because we moved house. Also they had supplied the wrong dates for cashback return of forms.
save yourself the bother...
Just my experience of course!


I have been reading through the frequently asked questions on the E2Save website. You are allowed to move house and retain as long as you give proof of your moving. I appreciate E2Save have got worse recently...but follow their T&Cs, print them out when you take out a contract and keep a copy of everything you send them. Be prepared to take them to court if necessary. You will get the deal! I haven't had a problem in the past with them - but I am prepared to do battle if need be.
#25
I am stilllll waiting for quidco after nearly 11 months. Submitted a enquiry in MAY and nothing, they are the only ones not to pay out on a succesful transaction so i wouldn't count on quidco. Also they are very good at ringing you trying to sell you stuff or upgrade and won't take no for an answer.Be carefull of no reollover minutes as well as i have had 8 bills below the free call limts and 2 above which have basically negated 2 of the cashbacks.
#26
newbie1001;1490932
.Be carefull of no reollover minutes as well as i have had 8 bills below the free call limts and 2 above which have basically negated 2 of the cashbacks.


Why was this? As long as you pay your bills it shouldn't matter how many minutes you use. I can't see any T&Cs that mean this negates the cashback offer.
#27
what i meant was the cost of going over twice was the equivalent of 2 cashback payments. Calculating what minutes i have used i am under the inclusive amount in total but because i used more on 2 months it put me over the limit and incured extra call costs which i would have avoided if i had chosen a rollover contract. I know it is my fault for going over but sometimes in a month you have to use it more after all thats what its for.You can go 7 months and use half your inclusive minutes but 1 month of double your allowance then its buy buy to a large sum of money.
#28
Thanks for that Newbie. Had me confued there. Orange have rollover minutes - but it is not as you may expect. Say you have 200 minutes a month. The first month you use 100 minutes. The next month you have 300 minutes (200 + 100 rolled over). Month 2 you use 200 minutes. In month 3 you may expect to have 300 minutes ...but you don't - you have 200. The rolled over minutes are not used first so you lose them. This is not how it used to work. The rolled over minutes used to be used first. When I rang to query it even the Orange operator didn't understand it and gave me a refund. The next time I queried it the manager told me I should have read the T&Cs. When has anyone ever seen any T&Cs about rollover minutes? Some of her staff certainly hadn't.

Your example is hardly E2Saves fault. It is down to the operator you chose. I know I will be fine with 400 minutes. If I end up paying £10 a month for it I will also be happy...but I intend to try to get it down to £0 per month by following the rules.
#29
Not saying its E2saves fault, just if you are disorganized as i am costs can rise quickly and a bargin can turn into a cash cow reading the T&Cs with a fine tooth comb is a must (which i did not). If you are higly disciplined cash back deals are great. The quidco part annoyed me most though as i met all the terms and conditions (Thats one set of T&Cs i did read correctly). I just carried away with the deal of a cheap phone without researching it properly.
#30
when i rang them on monday pm they only had 3 in stock
#31
This now includes these speakers: Sony Ericsson Speakers.
#32
duckmagicuk2;1493306
This now includes these speakers: Sony Ericsson Speakers.


Can't see it on the 400 mins 500 text offer... but can on the 10 month at 99p 600 mins 500 text offer.

Incidentally - found out how to get text delivery reports - for those of you who have never used O2. You have to start your text with *0# .
#33
i have just purchased the samsung e250 on the 11month free on 12 month contract. Dont know if anyone already knows but you get £136 cheque sent out to you without you claiming after 2 months into your contract providing that you haven't changed it.
Lol remember to cancel insurance and optimized billing.
#34
Searcher2
There is some good advice in this....but E2Save are part of the CarPhone Warehouse - who are one of the most profitable mobile companies in the UK. The chances of E2Save going bust are slim. The biggest problem with E2Save seems to be them trying to get out of payin - just follow the procedure and hassle them if necessary.

Another good deal is the Samsung J300 at 99p for 11 months - I had a look in town today and it is a much slimmer number than the W300i.

Dont be Fooled !! Cool New Mobile and Mobile affiliates were part of the cauldwell group (huge !! , they own phones4u amongst many others) and we all know what happened to them .
They exist in their own right and if they go bust it wont bring down the big named company it hid behind , it will indeed detach itself and die while the big named company continues to trade without batting an eyelid ...... all cashbacks that offer the full contract contract back or close to it are somewhat of a gamble.
The reliable ones I would say have to be dialaphone but then again their offers arent great but at least you are much less likely to be screwed when it comes to cashback time.
#35
I was considering getting one of the e2save deals advertised in the Jan sale. I gave me 30 days notice on my 3 contract a few weeks ago, and it is due to be terminated in a week. But when I phoned them up to ask for my PAC code, they told me if I want my PAC now they will charge me another months line rental, and reset my termination date from net week till 30days from now. Can they do this charge me another month when I already have a termination date of next week?
#36
Anyone take this offer out and get their automatic cashback within the 2 months as per the T&Cs? I haven't so will be on the phone tomorrow to them. I would like to know if anyone actually did or didn't so I have some more ammo when I ring them up.
#37
Anybody? Either got automatic cashback or not? I tried to ring this morning but got put in a queue with no indication of how long I would be in it on an 0870 number so gave up in the end. Will try again though.
#38
hi Searcher2,

i'm also in the same boat. took out the contract in Jan 2008 and no news of the Automatic redemption cheque. tried ringing them for the same, put on hold, passed on from one person to another. nothing happened till now - it's 4 months.

did you manage to get this cheque- pls could you give me the details on how you went through with this
thanks in advance

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