T-Mobile Nokia 5230 Comes with Music Mobile Phone - Black - £59.99 inc topup @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Here we go.... I love hotukdeals and have had some amazing bargains so I thought I would try out a post and hopefully not get flamed too death ( unless you are voting hot :-)... No it is not as good as a SF. It is cheaper and has free music. Restricted but easy enough to work round the drm.. Missed this deal last time round.. I thought this was decent because I am looking for a cheap sat nav, 2gb card and the free music seems good value. Oh and it can be used as a back-up phone with 3g... Only minus is the lack of wifi..

Mobile phone features:
•3G mobile and includes unlimited Ovi music downloads for 12 months.
•Candybar handset.
•Up to 458 hours standby time.
•Up to 420 mins talk time.
•Internal memory 70MB.
•Messaging: SMS/MMS/Email.
•GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA internet capability.
•Takes up to 2GB microSD memory card (included).
•2 megapixel camera.
•Video capture and playback.
•Quad band.
•Bluetooth.
•WAP compatible.
•Vibration alert.
•FM radio.
•MP3 player.
•Size of handset H111, W52, D16mm.
•Weight 113g.

You will need to reserve and pick up. http://www.icheckstock.co.uk - cheers BigM..

Price includes top-up. Generally Argos isn't to bad for geographic visibility.. In the immortal words of Johnny Storm - Flame on! Er or off :-0
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#1
decent brand - check
decent specs - check
decent discount - check
value for money - check
heat added - check

:D
#2
What do you recommend for working round the drm?
#3
I have added heat but the temperature has stayed at 0 degrees...nevermind it's worked now..damn slow IE!



Edited By: championmongo1 on May 04, 2011 12:54
#4
No Wi-Fi, so you'll need a data plan instead of the stupid PAYG SIM.
#5
i think i read somewhere that Nokia is canning there comes with music service, but im happy to be proven wrong. Its a great deal if you still get a years downloads.
#7
No stock anywhere (at least not within 50 miles)
1 Like #8
Beware to unlock this phone you have to pay more than £20
#9
no stock anywhere in the glasgow area heat added
#10
Brilliant deal if you get the unlimited music any one tell me more about that also one left in ipswich suffolk retail park
#11
Cheers BigM. I do not think many people know about the link you posted... Hopefully it will assist anyone loooking for what I think is a decent bargain for £60.. Oh and I think there is there is the possibility of free delivery on orders over £50 but not sure...
#12
agree with the above comment no stock near me
#13
Like most argos deals like this - no stock near me. However, this is definitely hot (saw this the other day) for anyone who can get one, and so I have voted as such :)
#14
3 available in leeds............. make that 2

be quick i may buy another!
#15
championmongo1
decent brand - check
decent specs - check
decent discount - check
value for money - check
heat added - check

:D

Decent brand? Decent Specs? Gotta be joking!
I'll say objectively, if you only have £60 to spend on a phone that this may be a deal as it works as some kind of music player.
But you cannot call a resistive 360 x 640 pixel screen with 70 MB storage, 128 MB RAM and a 434 MHz ARM 11 processor good spec. Not to mention the lack of wifi.

I can imagine using this phone would be more annoying than trying to itch your eye with a snooker cue.

If you want a feature phone (IE non-smart phone for under £100) get one with buttons. Otherwise get a good low-end android phone.
#16
Hot and unlimited music download from Nokia music shop
#17
Get the San Fran instead, not much more and much better phone
#18
cold rubbish handset my son and wife had this, the touch screen is not very responsive.
2 Likes #19
Although this may not be as feature rich as a San Fransisco, I would suspect that it is a better "phone". That is to say that it is probably better for making and receiving calls and talking to people. If you want all the extras that you get with a higher specced android phone then this is probably not for you. However, if you just want a phone which is mainly used as a phone, but with the advantage of a pretty good satnav and enough games and stuff to keep you occupied every once in a while, or maybe to watch a film on then this is pretty good. I would imaging that the battery life is better than most android handsets aswell. Free music is a bonus.
3 Likes #20
m20dal
Brilliant deal if you get the unlimited music any one tell me more about that also one left in ipswich suffolk retail park

Quite possibly worthwhile for 2 aspects - the music downloads and the sat navon the phone.

I got one of these as a back up phone from Tmobile's christmas deals. Taking into account the quidco and £30 m&s voucher it worked out at £40, so a no brainer. At this price I would think about whether you really need it.

Here is how the 2 assets of the phone work.

Music: You can download anything you want for 12 months from when you register at the nokia music webstore with the phone. The music is yours to keep forever beyond the year, with no limits on how much you can download in the 12 months. However, the music is DRM protected and the license only allows you to play it on the phone, and on one designated computer. You can download directly on the phone, or on your designated computer and sync what you want onto the phone. This isn't my main phone, so listening on the phone is a bit irrelevant, but I have downloaded pretty much all the music I have ever wanted onto my laptop and listen via that in my office. Apparently you can use the type of DRM workaround software that plays the music at speed through your soundcard and rerecords as another file. Supposedly legal to do this, as you own the rights to the music, and something I may look into at some point. Software that physically removes DRM encoding from MP3 files is apprently illegal.

Sat nav: Sat nav on nokia phones is pretty worthwhile. It is completely free and doesn't use data allowance to download maps as you move. You literally download the country maps that you want and sync to the micro sd card. You can freely download any country map you want as and when you need it. Ideal if yoy travel for work or holidays to USA etc. I have used it in Prague and Hamburg it was flawless. The navigation is very good, not quite as good as tomtom, but pretty impressive.
You also get a car holder for the phone in the box, which is pretty good as it goes.

The phone itself is nothing special. Usable as a back up at the very least. Lacks wifi and the touchscreen can be a bit slow, but other than that it's fine.
As others have said can't be unlocked cheap. Can be used only with T mobile, or Virgin sims ( I have tried).


Edited By: Flake99 on May 04, 2011 18:18
#21
To unlock the DRM use Tunebite. It basically replays the DRM locked file and re-records it as DRM free MP3.

For £60 and all the music you can download for a year (and you own the originals for playback on the phone and your PC .... and with Tunebite anything else you want to play it on) I reckon that is one **** hot deal.
#22
I have a Nokia 5800 Comes with Music phone which is coming to the end of its two year contract in July.

As someone who has used the Comes with Music service, I think my experience might be relevant. You can license one computer and one mobile phone to the service. You can then re-license one device every six months (whilst still maintaining the one computer and one mobile phone limit). If, for example, you format your computer or your phone needs repairing, you will have to use the re-licensing function.

I found myself in the situation where both of these happened at the same time and it meant that I could not play my downloaded music on one of my devices for six months. The poor reliability of the Nokia 5800 - and not lack of luck - was the problem here; I'd advise you to look at the reliability of the device and to think about your chance of losing it if you are considering this phone. In addition, be prepared to deal with other DRM related problems - namely, issues such as missing licenses, etc.

Otherwise, it seems like a great deal. Voted hot.
#23
I was waiting for the SF to come up... I have an iphone, Dell Streak ( thanks hotukdeals!) and a blackberry ( boring work phone ). I wanted a cheap sat-nav that I could use sans data sapping..

I do not want to risk the iphone or dellstreak as a sat-nav = hello Nokia 5230. I get a 2gb card and as much music as I can download in one year. I looove music. It is too easy to get around the ovi music restrictions a few trips to google will suffice to enlighten you... All for £60. How is that not a reasonable deal. :p

This is a good back up phone or one for your kids/nieces/nephews.. Not a main phone unless you do not really care..

I am not interested in rooting and messing about with an SF, although I appreciate it is an awesome budget phone. I wouldn't look twice at the Nokia if it was not goody laden.. It is. Hence my posting and reserving one to add to my little collection.. :3
#24
Terrible terrible piece of kit. Worst phone i ever owned. Avoid.

Touch screen is unresponsive, and phone often freezes.

Go for the San Fran.
#25
I got this phone about a year ago, and despite everything people say about it, it works very well. There are a number of really useful things on the phone. The only annoying thing is that they quote the huge battery life, but I'm lucky if mine lasts for 10 hours. I don't know if it's a faulty handset, but the features certainly make up for the annoying battery life.
#26
You can download the free music to your PC and then copy it across to your phone, if you get a lead with it. If not you may need to buy a micro usb lead.

You can download thousands of tracks, I have.

It is not perfect, there are problem with it, and the service is ending and therefore there is a risk that the amount of music available reduces.

I bought one of these when it was more expensive, but I am still having problems with activating it and over a month since I requested Nokia to resolve the problem, they still have not, and I have been chasing them regularly.
#27
£20 or more to UNLOCK(_;)
#28
Argos getting lot of free advertising and attention.This been here for ages ,and guess what always OUT OF Stock.NOT SURPRISED.
#29
out of stock as usual, crap phone anyway
#30
They have stock in S. Wales.
1 Like #31
zack_zzz
I have a Nokia 5800 Comes with Music phone. You can license one computer and one mobile phone to the service. You can then re-license one device every six months (whilst still maintaining the one computer and one mobile phone limit). If, for example, you format your computer or your phone needs repairing, you will have to use the re-licensing function. I found myself in the situation where both of these happened at the same time and it meant that I could not play my downloaded music on one of my devices for six months.

That’s pretty bad luck on your part but you can phone them and ask for an override if something like that happens. It’s 90 days and not 6 months according to [url=music?ccf_name=ovi-music/guide/GUID-988BC893-3562-4F97-9281-1F3E6A82DC7A_FILE001.html#]Nokia:[/url]

"You can change the mobile device or PC registered to your membership once every 90 days for a period of two years, and copy your music collection to it. You cannot change both at the same time."
#32
Do not pay any topup. I paid mine via Tesco and the top up never appeared. I had to phone to find out how to top up and was told it would appear within 24 hours. After that, it was nowhere to be seen. I phoned again and it did not appear until 36 hours later. Then I was charged £4 per mg and was charged when we did voice dialled even when we did not pick up the phone. As you can imagine, £4 per mg is scandalous as roaming abroad cost £7. Beware of any TOPUP as you will have to phone 0845 to beg them to put it on as credit whereas you already had paid for it. Better buy your own topup in shop.
#33
I have the 5230 and love it, the touchscreen works perfectly with either finger or plectrum and the battery life is good for me, charging every 5 days or so. (I'm not a heavy user)

Some people say their handset freezes, this may be due to having too many things open at once. If you hold down the middle/white button for a few seconds it shows you a list of what is open. It is quite easy to leave too much open at once.

The web browser was a bit slow so I downloaded Opera and it's great :)

Only problem I have is with the calendar reminders, it repeats the alarm over and over and over until you swipe the screen. When it eventually times out then the reminder is missed and no onscreen alert is left. Just my own gripe, many would not have a problem with this.
#34
Brilliant deal had this since fri downloaded 20 albums so far for free and play them through my car stereo this deal should be so much hotter
#35
I like this phone,HSDPA and a touch screen with FREE SAT NAV get a grip people its a great phone!
Lets not forget the symbian issues though can be a little trying at times! THIS PHONE IS GREAT as you can wear gloves and use screen, the camera is ok compared to a lot of same budget phones and I can use it at work and not worry about dropping it or scratching the screen. HOT
#36
Bought my son the last one in London putney exchange last week and guess what !!! It broke in 30 mins now will not charge or turn on great phone not lol,
#37
Got one of these from e2save when they were £39.99 as it was the cheapest way to strap a satnav to my bike. Works well.

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