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Tesco Mobile - Nokia 5230 (Read Description to get this price) @ 40.98 + 3% quidco + free delivery

£40.98 @ Tesco Direct
READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE APPLYING PROMOTIONAL CODE. THE PRICE OF PHONE IS 49.97. So you need to add any item for more then 3 pence to get this discount. The Cheapest I found was a sim pack for 99p whi…
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READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE APPLYING PROMOTIONAL CODE. THE PRICE OF PHONE IS 49.97. So you need to add any item for more then 3 pence to get this discount. The Cheapest I found was a sim pack for 99p which will make the final price as 40.98. but if you would like to buy some thing on tesco direct for 1 pound or so you can very well do that

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£49.99
£129.99 - but not any more!
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Additional 10 Pounds off on Tesco Direct if you make a purchase for 50 today
So costing only 40.98
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#1
Hot from me. And a clever little trick too with the voucher code !
#2
last time i did it found a cable worth 5p to get to £50 then got £10 off.
now i cant find anything cheaper than £1 LOL
#3
Thanks.
#4
I got this at £59 and it came with a £20 top up. My son went on his facebook and the credit mostly disappeared in 15 minutes. His remaining £1 also disappeared the following day even though the only thing he did was to try out voice dial. We did not pick up the phone! Tesco tariff that is!
3 Likes #5
Hampered, unfortunately, by two things - no WiFi and being a Nokia running Symbian.

It's a stripped down 5800, and it's a great price, but pay the extra for a San Francisco. It's well worth it - a far more versatile, far more responsive phone, with infinitely more apps.
#6
Good price but agree the phone is a bit hampered. For example although its a symbian smartphone it won't run SlingPlayer if you were thinking of using it for that. that said, an internet capable smartphone at £40 has to be a bargain.
#7
I definitely fall into the 'Symbian is a dodo' category, but 1 advantage of this phone that could be useful to some people is that it comes with free SatNav on the phone, so it doesn't gobble up any data package.
#8
tyke
I definitely fall into the 'Symbian is a dodo' category, but 1 advantage of this phone that could be useful to some people is that it comes with free SatNav on the phone, so it doesn't gobble up any data package.


That is true, but it doesn't work very well. I found it cumbersome and highly inaccurate, whilst the Google Maps app on the San Francisco worked extremely well. Your point about the data is a good one, though.
#9
Had one of these for a year and have to agree with comments about it being hampered as a smartphone - if you want apps get an Android.

Disagree about the satnav though which is excellent (better then TomTom but not quite as good as my old Garmin). If you're going abroad on holiday you can download maps before you go and remove the sim to be sure you're not running up data roaming charges. For £40 worth it just for that!
#10
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
#11
danjam
I got this at £59 and it came with a £20 top up. My son went on his facebook and the credit mostly disappeared in 15 minutes. His remaining £1 also disappeared the following day even though the only thing he did was to try out voice dial. We did not pick up the phone! Tesco tariff that is!


Using any phone on the internet without a data plan is generally a bad idea. They charge by the megabyte and it doesn't take long to easily spend a small fortune just through small use.
#12
anyone experienced £20 top up included that reflect on how much you gonna be charged by call.
could be £20 top up include at £1 per min call charge.ie £20 20min air time.this is the unlawful way most operator make back their money..???
#13
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
£25 to unllock.
#14
carlokoko
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
£25 to unllock.


ouchhh! thats expensive!
#15
Could you put a Giffgaff sim in this without unlocking it? Aren't both Tesco and Giffgaff on the O2 network?
#16
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
No freebie no inhouse meaning your local phone mobile unlockers will have to send them away costs atleast £30 unlockking have to be sent away or try the service provider first

spitroast
#17
pvp26
carlokoko
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
£25 to unllock.


ouchhh! thats expensive!


http://unlock.nokiafree.org/5230 (Free Unlock)
#18
spit roast
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
No freebie no inhouse meaning your local phone mobile unlockers will have to send them away costs atleast £30 unlockking have to be sent away or try the service provider first

spitroast


YOU CAN ALSO BUY UNLOCKING CODES FROM EBAY
#19
tanujarneja123
pvp26
carlokoko
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
£25 to unllock.


ouchhh! thats expensive!


http://unlock.nokiafree.org/5230
(Free Unlock)
That will not work at all pus if you try the codes more then 3 times the handet will be come hardlocked mean you wont be able to enter the correct unlock code from your network

spitroast

spitroast
#20
This phone has great GPS software that does not need an internet connection
I tried http://unlock.nokiafree.org/5230 and code did not work.
#21
tanujarneja123
spit roast
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
No freebie no inhouse meaning your local phone mobile unlockers will have to send them away costs atleast £30 unlockking have to be sent away or try the service provider first

spitroast


YOU CAN ALSO BUY UNLOCKING CODES FROM EBAY
Why are you shouting? i know you can buy them from Fleabay thats another option but can be a unsafe one

spitroast
#22
tanujarneja123
pvp26
carlokoko
pvp26
how easy is it to get these unlocked? any one unlocked them before?
£25 to unllock.


ouchhh! thats expensive!


http://unlock.nokiafree.org/5230
(Free Unlock)


I dont think this one will work.. this method is for old DCT4 type phones.
i believe newer nokia phones are expensive to unlock
1 Like #23
Poor Nokia... Is anyone ever going to buy any of their phones again... I don't know anyone
#24
U pay 41 for this. get a 2GB card for 7. unlock this for 25. so this wud take u to 73. another 16 quid will give u wifi, far better screen, internet tethering, a superior OS, 3.2 MP camera and 10 quid worth talk time.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/orange-san-francisco-black-includes-10-top-up-89-97-tesco-code-tdx-kg4t-plus-3-q/896817?page=5
but yes, if u have only 41 quid with u, cant fault this deal
#25
Agree, wouldn't messing around with the NOKIA os...

eagertosave
U pay 41 for this. get a 2GB card for 7. unlock this for 25. so this wud take u to 73. another 16 quid will give u wifi, far better screen, internet tethering, a superior OS, 3.2 MP camera and 10 quid worth talk time.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/orange-san-francisco-black-includes-10-top-up-89-97-tesco-code-tdx-kg4t-plus-3-q/896817?page=5

but yes, if u have only 41 quid with u, cant fault this deal
#26
will this work with an O2 sim?
#27
yo can buy this for £0.01p to make it £50

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.111-2070.aspx
#28
Thanks for the voucher code by the way. I was trying to buy something which costs £55 and was contemplating....with this voucher code now i made up my mind and bought the item.

Thanks once again.
#29
baldude
Thanks for the voucher code by the way. I was trying to buy something which costs £55 and was contemplating....with this voucher code now i made up my mind and bought the item.

Thanks once again.


what was that :)
#30
can we unlock this phone for free? thanks
1 Like #31
liver
can we unlock this phone for free? thanks


For goodness sake - take a little bit of trouble and read the thread!
#32
Hot for being a mobile deal not about the San Francisco.
#33
tyke
I definitely fall into the 'Symbian is a dodo' category, but 1 advantage of this phone that could be useful to some people is that it comes with free SatNav on the phone, so it doesn't gobble up any data package.


Need a seperate GPS unit though.
#34
I have a Nokia 5230 (bought 6 months ago) and my gf just bought San Francisco....

All I can say is....don't even think about the 5230, go straight for the San Francisco.

On the 5230 you have less apps, the GPS doesn't work (sometime it takes 30 mins to get aligned)...the OS is rubbish and you can't do 3/4 of the things you can do with a San Francisco.

I totally regret buying the phone.....the main reason I have it is because I needed a gps unit..and guess what...1 week after buying the phone I had to buy a Garmin GPS....

G.
1 Like #35
warren321
tyke
I definitely fall into the 'Symbian is a dodo' category, but 1 advantage of this phone that could be useful to some people is that it comes with free SatNav on the phone, so it doesn't gobble up any data package.


Need a seperate GPS unit though.


Nope - included.
#36
Not any more, phone is coming up at £49.97 now!

HOQUE.CO.UK
yo can buy this for £0.01p to make it £50http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.111-2070.aspx
4 Likes #37
I own both the Nokia 5230 and Orange San Francisco (FLB-Froyo G2 rom), the sat nav on the Nokia is far superior to Google Navigation on the San Fran, the Nokia also works a hell of a lot better as just a phone than the San Fran. The San Fran is a disaster just as a phone, no physical buttons to make or cancel calls, and too often you can lose the dialler on the San Fran and to cancel a call you have to go to the drop down menu, the battery life on the San Fran is completely hopeless in comparison to the Nokia.

The Nokia as a smartphone is a disaster, very slow, laggy, Symbian often screws up, ovi store and the other Ovi apps are convoluted and prone to breaking. The San Fran is massively superior as a smartphone.

Personally I don't really like either of these phones that much, if you like making calls and texting then the 5230 just wins it for me (Swype is available on the 5230 as well as the San Fran), if you want pure smartphone goodness and internet connectivity the San Fran is leagues ahead of the 5230. The San Fran costs £30 to £40 more than the Nokia 5230, I'd have rather smashed my Nokia in frustration and then bought another for £40 than get the San Fran if I'm honest, if you get the Nokia then it's fairly likely you will smash it in frustration at some point.

Summary :

Nokia : Works as a phone, crap as a smartphone

San Fran : Crap as a phone, works excellently as a smartphone.

If I could have a combination of these two phones, I'd probably want to drive over it with a tank.
#38
fishmaster

Summary :

Nokia : Works as a phone, crap as a smartphone

San Fran : Crap as a phone, works excellently as a smartphone.

An excellent summary! ATM I have an Android G1 and in many ways it is a poor phone (despite having a good QWERTY keyboard). There are far too many rough edges on Android in my opinion. Of all the smartphone OSs I've tried, the old Windows Mobile (not Phone 7) and Symbian are actually the ones with the most though-out phone and PDA functionality. But then I don't use multimedia messaging / facebook etc.
However, I really think too many reviews etc. seem to pay too little attention to basic functionality. For instance, the dialer on my Android G1 is particularly poorly done with only partial integration between contacts, SMSs and the dialer.
Regarding GPS, I investigated the 5320 from reviews & user comments. The way aGPS works is by downloading the satellite positions for the next few days, otherwise getting a GPS fix takes ages. But without WiFi that downloading information costs phone credit :-(
So, oviMaps may be the best GPS out there, but it needs a Nokia with WiFi or a data plan.
#39
is O2 sim will work on Tesco handset?
#40
liver
can we unlock this phone for free? thanks
yes, go for it.

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