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Sonyericsson W890i refurb £29.99 @ Savers

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banned6y, 7m agoFound 6 years, 7 months ago
This is only available in store

Refurb W890i on 3 (locked to 3), picked one up today and seems brand new really, no marks at all on the phone and everything with it inc the 2gb memory card.

Not sure if you have to buy a £10 top up as I was buying one anyway.
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#1
from.......?
banned#2
kurv
this website looks trash and i cant find the deal


This is only available in store
#3
yeah just noticed oops :)
banned#4
boroborn1983
from.......?


ah ha - yeah that would have helped - savers
#5
free unlock with aerix for this phone :thumbsup:
#6
grabbit
free unlock with aerix for this phone :thumbsup:


Excuse my ignorance but what is aerix?
1 Like #7
Korny88
Excuse my ignorance but what is aerix?


a program you can download free to unlock some SE's,do a google search for aerix download
#8
You do have to buy a 10 top up and only 1per customer, Sunderland had about 6 left. think this should be hot!!
1 Like #9
grabbit
free unlock with aerix for this phone :thumbsup:


Korny88
Excuse my ignorance but what is aerix?



http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/393877/free-unlock-and-debranding-of-se-a2
#10
rhf69
You do have to buy a 10 top up and only 1per customer, Sunderland had about 6 left. think this should be hot!!


Might have just been that the checkout girl didn't know but I didn't have to buy a topup. Justthe phone for £29.99, charged it up, unlocked with aerix (big thanks to the folks on here for the heads-up, I've repped ya) & dropped my existing O2 SIM in, works a treat.
The "3" branding is a bit overpowering so need to get round to debranding it, but otherwise it's a cracking phone, no way can you tell it's a refurb. The box contained all the software disks, charger, data cable, headphones/"handsfree" and a2GB Sandisk memory card. I can't believe this hasn't gone red hot!
#11
I'm not voting on this as I think it would be unfair to the original poster. I will however, add my two cents;

This phone is absolutely bull$hit. It's - hands down - the most unreliable, temperamental and frustrating mobile phone I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of using. I picked it up for £110 last July (on o2), and after a month's use, it began experiencing / showing an array of the following;

- Freezing mid text
- Going into Flight Mode at random
- Going silent during conversations
- Button's sticking so typing the letter 'T' ends up TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

&, the proverbial cherry on the sh1t cake;

- IT TURNS ITSELF OFF ALL THE TIME. ALL OF THE DAMN TIME. I'm being serious. Fifteen / Twenty times a day, mid ANYTHING (texting, calling, talking, 'surfing' the web of doom). It's already done it's party trick twice this morning alone. And yes, you may ask 'WHY HAVE YOU STILL GOT THE PHONE THEN?!' but, in short, I'm stoical when it comes to money spending and I refuse to let myself effectively throw away such an large amount. So I’m going to stick with the *******. (That and I very rarely need to use my phone).

There are plenty of reviews knocking about over the internet with a similar tone / conclusion to the one I'm offering here, so please don't think I've been unlucky with a duff handset. This may in fact be the case, & if so, it's superb value for money both because the (potential) functionality of the phone & comparatively against how much it cost me. Personally, however, I think it's a massive bag of sh1t.
#12
well I have one and my experience is the eaxct opposite - dropped it hundreds of times and generally not taken care of it and its the BEST phone Ive had - great camera quality and never failed in any way

awesome price
#13
isarthard
I'm not voting on this as I think it would be unfair to the original poster. I will however, add my two cents;

This phone is absolutely bull$hit. It's - hands down - the most unreliable, temperamental and frustrating mobile phone I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of using. I picked it up for £110 last July (on o2), and after a month's use, it began experiencing / showing an array of the following;

- Freezing mid text
- Going into Flight Mode at random
- Going silent during conversations
- Button's sticking so typing the letter 'T' ends up TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

&, the proverbial cherry on the sh1t cake;

- IT TURNS ITSELF OFF ALL THE TIME. ALL OF THE DAMN TIME. I'm being serious. Fifteen / Twenty times a day, mid ANYTHING (texting, calling, talking, 'surfing' the web of doom). It's already done it's party trick twice this morning alone. And yes, you may ask 'WHY HAVE YOU STILL GOT THE PHONE THEN?!' but, in short, I'm stoical when it comes to money spending and I refuse to let myself effectively throw away such an large amount. So I’m going to stick with the *******. (That and I very rarely need to use my phone).

There are plenty of reviews knocking about over the internet with a similar tone / conclusion to the one I'm offering here, so please don't think I've been unlucky with a duff handset. This may in fact be the case, & if so, it's superb value for money both because the (potential) functionality of the phone & comparatively against how much it cost me. Personally, however, I think it's a massive bag of sh1t.


So why haven't you invoked your warranty or pulled the Sale Of Goods act on them? You're putting yourself through all that for no good reason.
#14
isarthard
I'm not voting on this as I think it would be unfair to the original poster. I will however, add my two cents;

This phone is absolutely bull$hit. It's - hands down - the most unreliable, temperamental and frustrating mobile phone I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of using. I picked it up for £110 last July (on o2), and after a month's use, it began experiencing / showing an array of the following;

- Freezing mid text
- Going into Flight Mode at random
- Going silent during conversations
- Button's sticking so typing the letter 'T' ends up TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

&, the proverbial cherry on the sh1t cake;

- IT TURNS ITSELF OFF ALL THE TIME. ALL OF THE DAMN TIME. I'm being serious. Fifteen / Twenty times a day, mid ANYTHING (texting, calling, talking, 'surfing' the web of doom). It's already done it's party trick twice this morning alone. And yes, you may ask 'WHY HAVE YOU STILL GOT THE PHONE THEN?!' but, in short, I'm stoical when it comes to money spending and I refuse to let myself effectively throw away such an large amount. So I’m going to stick with the *******. (That and I very rarely need to use my phone).

There are plenty of reviews knocking about over the internet with a similar tone / conclusion to the one I'm offering here, so please don't think I've been unlucky with a duff handset. This may in fact be the case, & if so, it's superb value for money both because the (potential) functionality of the phone & comparatively against how much it cost me. Personally, however, I think it's a massive bag of sh1t.


i've had one for about a year and i actually like the phones features, but yes, mine turns itself off a lot too. Usually during an imporant text. Does it a few times a day and you have to wait on it restarting. Usually says invalid sim but its never invalid. Apparently a common problem in some SE's
#15
Ive also got one of these which ive had repaired 3 times on O2. *however* when it does work, its excellent. Nice and responsive, decent ( ish ) camera and really really slim and full web browsing if you install opera mini and even google maps can be installed!
#16
Amazing deal, but be warned this phone is pretty awful! I had it and it would turn itself off if i wanted to make calls / receive messages! About 25% - 50% of the time. apparently new Sony Ericsson are much better, but i think i am scared for life...

not voting
#17
Had a 750 and found it great. No problems. Had Samsung since (latest is a Pixon 12) due to Sony not honouring my warranty on screen problem on an MP3 walkman (an nw829b - so I'll never buy Sony again, basically. Be wary of Sony's "warranty")
#18
isarthard
I'm not voting on this as I think it would be unfair to the original poster. I will however, add my two cents;

This phone is absolutely bull$hit. It's - hands down - the most unreliable, temperamental and frustrating mobile phone I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of using. I picked it up for £110 last July (on o2), and after a month's use, it began experiencing / showing an array of the following;

- Freezing mid text
- Going into Flight Mode at random
- Going silent during conversations
- Button's sticking so typing the letter 'T' ends up TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

&, the proverbial cherry on the sh1t cake;

- IT TURNS ITSELF OFF ALL THE TIME. ALL OF THE DAMN TIME. I'm being serious. Fifteen / Twenty times a day, mid ANYTHING (texting, calling, talking, 'surfing' the web of doom). It's already done it's party trick twice this morning alone. And yes, you may ask 'WHY HAVE YOU STILL GOT THE PHONE THEN?!' but, in short, I'm stoical when it comes to money spending and I refuse to let myself effectively throw away such an large amount. So I’m going to stick with the *******. (That and I very rarely need to use my phone).

There are plenty of reviews knocking about over the internet with a similar tone / conclusion to the one I'm offering here, so please don't think I've been unlucky with a duff handset. This may in fact be the case, & if so, it's superb value for money both because the (potential) functionality of the phone & comparatively against how much it cost me. Personally, however, I think it's a massive bag of sh1t.


lol, well said. I have one, paid the same as you and can't be faffed taking out a lawsuit or whatever some people on here think is a sensible way to spend days of my life...

it scratches immediately even when great care is taken, reboots randomly (but always at the worst possible time) and the entire keypad feels like it has become loose and will simply break away. i had a w800i before this and loved it, lasted years and all i wanted was a reliable slimmer replacement.

think that's it for me and se phones...
#19
Been looking for one of these for my son, however no local stores have any stock. If anyone is near a store and is willing to pick one up for me, I will gladly pay the postage.
#20
mcnally32
i've had one for about a year and i actually like the phones features, but yes, mine turns itself off a lot too. Usually during an imporant text. Does it a few times a day and you have to wait on it restarting. Usually says invalid sim but its never invalid. Apparently a common problem in some SE's


I think it's the battery that causes it to turn off rather than the phone itself. It's something about the shape of the battery not completely filling out battery compartment.

Me and my gf both had SE W810's mine used to turn itself off all the time like yours but her one didn't. I swapped batteries with her and guess what all of a sudden mine stayed on all the time and her one suddenly began switching itself off!
#21
To those with switching off problems - have you tried updating the software from a PC using the SE software?

I had this phone (I went for style over substance!) and after a firmware update it didn't happen so much. In fact, for the first month or so after the update it didn't crash at all.
#22
Does this come in the original box or a plain white / brown one?
#23
isarthard
I'm not voting on this as I think it would be unfair to the original poster. I will however, add my two cents;

This phone is absolutely bull$hit. It's - hands down - the most unreliable, temperamental and frustrating mobile phone I've ever had the (dis)pleasure of using. I picked it up for £110 last July (on o2), and after a month's use, it began experiencing / showing an array of the following;

- Freezing mid text
- Going into Flight Mode at random
- Going silent during conversations
- Button's sticking so typing the letter 'T' ends up TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

&, the proverbial cherry on the sh1t cake;

- IT TURNS ITSELF OFF ALL THE TIME. ALL OF THE DAMN TIME. I'm being serious. Fifteen / Twenty times a day, mid ANYTHING (texting, calling, talking, 'surfing' the web of doom). It's already done it's party trick twice this morning alone. And yes, you may ask 'WHY HAVE YOU STILL GOT THE PHONE THEN?!' but, in short, I'm stoical when it comes to money spending and I refuse to let myself effectively throw away such an large amount. So I’m going to stick with the *******. (That and I very rarely need to use my phone).

There are plenty of reviews knocking about over the internet with a similar tone / conclusion to the one I'm offering here, so please don't think I've been unlucky with a duff handset. This may in fact be the case, & if so, it's superb value for money both because the (potential) functionality of the phone & comparatively against how much it cost me. Personally, however, I think it's a massive bag of sh1t.


Can confirm the above, i am in the process of looking for a new phone as my w890i has done all of the above - its been returned to sony ericsson 3 times under warranty - comes back and is ok for a couple of weeks then goes up the spout again - I agree its the most frustrating phone ive ever owned, and i had an 850i before it which was an awesome phone i loved it but because of the experience with this 890i i am unlikely to ever buy a sony ericsson again!
#24
bchirpy
Can confirm the above, i am in the process of looking for a new phone as my w890i has done all of the above - its been returned to sony ericsson 3 times under warranty - comes back and is ok for a couple of weeks then goes up the spout again - I agree its the most frustrating phone ive ever owned, and i had an 850i before it which was an awesome phone i loved it but because of the experience with this 890i i am unlikely to ever buy a sony ericsson again!


BTW i paid a painful £150 a year ago for mine trade in £18 - :x
#25
and apparently only in selected stores / areas. none in Goole last weekend when i checked following post
#26
bchirpy;8488880
Can confirm the above, i am in the process of looking for a new phone as my w890i has done all of the above - its been returned to sony ericsson 3 times under warranty - comes back and is ok for a couple of weeks then goes up the spout again - I agree its the most frustrating phone ive ever owned, and i had an 850i before it which was an awesome phone i loved it but because of the experience with this 890i i am unlikely to ever buy a sony ericsson again!


It's a shame, as I loved the Sony Ericsson interface!

I switched to a Nokia 6303, swapping style for substance. It's a fair bit chunkier but works flawlessly. I also just bought P&G (£80) and went sim O2 sim only. It's saving me a fortune (esp since I haggled down to half price payments!).
#27
I picked one of these up today. There were quite a few in stock, behind the counter. No top-up needed.

But after reading all these posts, I'm wondering whether I should just take it back without opening it. I've had the w880i for years and it's been great to me, but it's starting to show its age now. I thought with this being just one model up, it'd be a safe buy.

And my mum, brother and friend have all had this model and I've never heard them complain about it.

So... does anyone else have a positive experience of this phone?

Also: it's worth pointing out that the text on the back of the box says it has a 12 month warranty. I think that will probably be with 3, won't it? Since they're the ones who refurbished it?
#28
Wait... why is this expired?
#29
dandandandan
I picked one of these up today. There were quite a few in stock, behind the counter. No top-up needed.

But after reading all these posts, I'm wondering whether I should just take it back without opening it. I've had the w880i for years and it's been great to me, but it's starting to show its age now. I thought with this being just one model up, it'd be a safe buy.

And my mum, brother and friend have all had this model and I've never heard them complain about it.

So... does anyone else have a positive experience of this phone?

Also: it's worth pointing out that the text on the back of the box says it has a 12 month warranty. I think that will probably be with 3, won't it? Since they're the ones who refurbished it?


dandandandan
Wait... why is this expired?


For the sake of £30 I'd stick with it. They sell for upto £50 2nd hand on eBay so you could still make your money back if you decide to get rid later down the line. Though I should point out that unlocking it invalidates the warranty.

You get some idiots who'll expire a deal just because their local shop hasn't got any in, or simply for the sake of it anyway, which is probably what has happened here.

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