Sony Ericsson W580i, T-mobile, 12 mnth cashback deal. £140 term cost (but...) - HotUKDeals
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Righty-o, a bit of a convoluted deal here. Please bear with me!

Due to the lack of deals on mobiles at the moment, and my pressing need to keep my own number...I went for this.

Get the phone, web n walk, 300 mins and 200 texts per month for £35.
8 months are free, so the outlay for the year is £140.

If you go via quidco you get £40. If you were to trade the phone at cex.co.uk you'd get £63.

This means you get a year's calls / mins / web for around £37.

My criteria for this deal was to

a) Keep my number.
b) Get a good price for a year's contract.
c) Get a decent quota of call time
d) Web access without a large bill

This deal in a roundabout way suits me best. I'm not after loads of heat here and don't expect it, with the anti-cashback brigade about to pounce and the trade in aspect may not suit everyone (but Christmas is round the corner, and a few wii or 360 games will keep the family entertained!).

But hopefully some will find this deal useful.

You need to cancel both the gadget insurance and the phonecare insurance...it's free for 1 month though.

The link takes you to the site, but you'd have to find it manually on T-mobile (£30+£5 web n walk). I found it via phone-splat, and I'm having real problems adding the link directly.

There's a voucher for a headset, although it wouldn't add it for my order.
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#1
ok, bit confused about the whole keep your number thing.

You request a PAC code from your old supplier (O2, 3,t-mobile, whoever) you give this to your new supplier and 2 days later your number transfers.

Bit of a complicated way you have just to avoid doing this isnt it?
#2
disneyfan
ok, bit confused about the whole keep your number thing.

You request a PAC code from your old supplier (O2, 3,t-mobile, whoever) you give this to your new supplier and 2 days later your number transfers.

Bit of a complicated way you have just to avoid doing this isnt it?


disney - the only really good deals at present are on Vodafone....but you have to take a new number. I need to keep my existing number and my contract has ended, so like a lot of people unable to use a Voda deal. I use my number for business and can't go weeks on PAYG waiting for areally hot deal to come up, so I did some research and found this. It's a deal with a hopefully reputable company and a good price overall for what you get.

It's a pity that the trade in value for that phone just dropped from £71 to £63.

You could always try one of the newer cashback companies (like Beepy) but they've no history and you're taking a risk.

This is a deal that gets you quite a bit back (cash and voucher), whilst keeping a decent amount of call time and texts, plus the benefit of web use.

I've looked for a few weeks and couldn't find anything decent...but if you've no use for the voucher it might not appeal, though you could always sell it.

Looks like it's going to snow...getting chilly in here :roll:
#3
you say there is a lack of deals...........check the comparison sites there are some crackers right now. check lg renoir, smsung omnia 8gb and for a quality basic phone the nokia 6300
#4
heat1976
you say there is a lack of deals...........check the comparison sites there are some crackers right now. check lg renoir, smsung omnia 8gb and for a quality basic phone the nokia 6300


If you've found some then please post them. I'd love to see them. My phone comes Monday so I'm still open-minded.

My find ticks all of my boxes mentioned above. I've no need for an upgraded phone, can't use Vodafone and unwilling to take a chance with certain companies.

I do want web use and would ideally like to either make a profit or break even...as these aren't about, I've chosen this deal.

What's your overall costs per year?
#5
why can't you use vodafone?
#6
k9plus1
why can't you use vodafone?


You can't take your old number over - instore only.
#7
heat1976
you say there is a lack of deals...........check the comparison sites there are some crackers right now. check lg renoir, smsung omnia 8gb and for a quality basic phone the nokia 6300


Cheapest deals:
LG Renoir = £330 for year

Samsung Omnia = £297.50

Nokia 6300 = £80 (Vodafone), or £90 from 'buymobilephones'. (Never heard of them).
Phones4u )the next known retailer) is £120 with a better quota of mins, but the cex trade in on this is only £50...still costs you £70 overall before any quidco (which at £30 leaves you at -£40 but you get more mins/texts).

However, no web n walk with any of these.:p

I've seen posts on here where people are jumping at the chance to pay £5 a month for the internet....that alone stands you at £60.

I just wish people would say where there is a better deal rather than just hitting cold! I've a period of grace when I can return my phone....if there are better deals out there at the minute.

Creative thinking got me this deal, and I'm sticking by it!:thumbsup:
#8
I'd have just kept my budiness number onto PAYG, & got the new contract for outgoing calls.

At the end of the contract you can just cancel it & get the next best deal going, no more ever waiting for network change overs. no more getting PAC codes, no more messing about.
#9
I did go on PAYG. I went through a tenner in the space of 2 days!

I'm not even a heavy user but Orange's tarrif on PAYG must be extortionate.

The option of carrying 2 phones (1 for business and 1 a free contract) is inconvenient. You can get dual sim phones, but I need to keep my 5 megapixel phone for work.

So I really don't mind paying £37 for the year for this deal. Especially when I only had t'internet on weekends only with Orange - I've now got it 24/7.
#10
I bet that if I had put '8 months free, 300 min/200 texts, internet, plus Lego Batman,+ Fallout 3 - total cost £100', it wouldn't be so cold in here!

I'm putting my gloves on!
#11
Joss - come on have you not found me a better deal than this !!!!
#12
Credit crunch man Ali! Beggars can't be choosers!

Even duckmagic has been quiet lately.

Are you on PAYG, or did you find a contract since the last deal expired? I thought I'd survive a few weeks on Orange PAYG but jeez - I made a couple of brief calls to a mobile, asked for my balance a couple of times then find I've got a quid credit left!

There's always this deal I got for my missus...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/276151/samsung-j700-12-mnth-11-free-700min/

It's slightly warmer than this one...
#13
Yeah - Still on PAYG, having to use my home phone. !!!!!!

I started to sign up to one of their 12mth free deals on M2YD and then when I went to checkout it wasn't in stock !, I am debating the vodafone deal, but not sure whether to hold out or not.
Hmmmmm
#14
Well it came today.

Good news:
Although the headset voucher didn't work, I did send them a message saying I couldn't add the voucher code.
Was pleased when it came in the box! ~My email worked!
Phone is in very good condition, although no manual for it.

Bad news:
However the phone was locked to Virgin and won't work with the T-mobile sim card! I know it's a refurb but you'd think they'd make sure it was unlocked first! Jeez!!

Added bonus?:
Pity, as I see that an unlocked w580i is worth £82 at cex.co.uk ! I wonder if they'd accept it even though it's got Virgin software on it?
Tempted to return it and re-order next week and try another cashback site for a double your money bonus...

How much profit would that make me......

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