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ZTE F102 Mobile Phone comes with skype £18.50 delivered @ Very (NO CODES NEEDED)

£18.50 @ Very
Before we start hitting the cold button please remember there is no codes at all involved in this. I was looking for a phone that has skype on so I could make free calls to skype uses. I found th… Read More
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6y, 7m agoFound 6 years, 7 months ago
Before we start hitting the cold button please remember there is no codes at all involved in this.

I was looking for a phone that has skype on so I could make free calls to skype uses. I found this one its a basic phone using the (3) network. It has some decent reviews.

# Free Skype-to-Skype calls
# H 106, w 47, d 12mm
# 2.2in LCD screen
# 2MP digital camera
# Bluetooth; USB
# Weight: 80g

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#1
Was planning to get something similar after some friends moved to Ireland

Thanks for posting!
#2
Thank you
#3
Transfer in your old no & three will give you a £10 credit,
#4
does it come with a payasyougo three sim card?
#5
Am not sure. I will let you know Monday as that is when mine arrives.
#6
Thanks :-)
#7
To verify: Skype is free on 3 network. There's no need to topup.

This also applies to Windows Live Messenger, but I'm not sure if this phone comes with it.
#8
Infinite Element
To verify: Skype is free on 3 network. There's no need to topup.This also applies to Windows Live Messenger, but I'm not sure if this phone comes with it.

yes and the sim(S) are free
https://www.three.co.uk/Pay_As_You_Go/Free_SIM/Order_a_free_SIM
will get you 2 free subject to usual 3 t&c
2 Likes #9
Good phone for price but has one strange quirk ! Skype will NOT connect unless date AND time are correctly set cost me an hour of my life that so hope it helps
#10
Decent buy even if you only use it for Skype.
#11
Must have some sort of limitation: topup every 3 months? Or a billable call every so often?
#12
These phones can also be used as modems I.E connect to a pc/laptop via USB or Bluetooth and you can browse the net on the go i do this on my INQ mini. I dont advise that you download large files with it.
#13
Got it for £10 in argos about 6 months ago, actually a really good phone for the price!
#14
Skype on wifi and 3g?
#15
Wong
Skype on wifi and 3g?


Only over 3G (the F102 has no WiFi), on Three's network in the UK.
#16
Hot if this phone shares the same platform with my inq1
I use my inq1 as a skype handset. Never topped up a penny and been used a year :p

The good thing about these phones are they do not need 24/7 data transmission to stay online with skype so battery could last about 2-3 days like normal phone. If you use a symbian and leave it on skype for a night I am sure the phone wont power on by the time you get up

Wong
Skype on wifi and 3g?

Actually I believe it is just a normal voice call over GSM network through a portal number that is only available to 3, which explains why the service is unique to 3.
When you use skypeout to ring a number outside UK, it will call 3 service number, whom will connect the destination number to your phone. If you ever use a so called 'International call card' in the old days then you should easily understand what I am talking about.

arfster
Must have some sort of limitation: topup every 3 months? Or a billable call every so often?

Not sure if you mean 3 network or skype.
If skype, then yes you need a billable call every 90 days to keep your credit vaild
In my case I have never topped up my 3 sim card any penny for a year! So I guess if you connect to their network and make a few free calls every few months should work.

Edited By: ciro on Oct 09, 2010 17:12: additional info
#17
arfster
Must have some sort of limitation: topup every 3 months? Or a billable call every so often?


Every 90 days
#18
can also be picked up in your local whsmiths on the high street for slightly more £19.99 and yes it comes with a payg 3 sim but you are not forced too buy any credit with it
#19

Not sure if you mean 3 network or skype.
If skype, then yes you need a billable call every 90 days to keep your credit vaild
In my case I have never topped up my 3 sim card any penny for a year! So I guess if you connect to their network and make a few free calls every few months should work.

Thanks. Yes, I guess your skype account has its own 90 day thing.

Useful that using skype keeps the three account alive without need for topups though.
#20
From very site:

"Free stuff, excluding Skype™ and Windows Live™ Messenger, lasts for 90 days from when you top-up. fair use policy applies"


I guess free stuff refers to free texts and 150mbyte internet you get every topup (min £5). Useful if you make few calls but want to have cheap internet on a smartphone (150mb isn't much, but fine for casual checking of email and websites).

Edited By: arfster on Oct 09, 2010 17:32: .
#21
so could I buy 2 of these, send one to someone in another country & call them free?
#22
username123
so could I buy 2 of these, send one to someone in another country & call them free?

Call would be free, receiving wouldn't cos they're not in the UK.
#23
My experience of ZTE phones is that they are cheap for one reason... they are imitation rubbish made with sub standard components. I bought one after someone posted a deal on here for the ZTE X760 (at £20 with £10 of credit included). Mine lasted only a couple of months before the touchscreen display just completely died on me. When I tried to return it (as it was under 12 months old) I soon found out the retailer would not touch them and instead referred me to a third party returns company who wanted to charge me a £17 "admin" charge for the privilege of taking a look at it (with no guarantee of fixing it). Needless to say a google search revealed numerous posts on the subject of "They can`t do that, can they??" with the end result being that (on investigation of consumer rights) it would appear they can indeed charge an (unspecified) admin/handling fee for such items. So the result is people just cut their losses and buy another phone for £20 rather than spend £17 on attempting to fix their old one (Not forgetting you have to factor in the cost of sending the phone to them by recorded delivery too, which no doubt would bring the total return cost to £20, with no guarantee of repair!!!).
With such a pointless returns service and shoddy customer service offered in relation to ZTE phones, it may be little surprise to most that they have just become a trading partner with Tiscali (I wont even go there).
My advice would be DO NOT BUY this sub standard "Made-in-China-with-sub-standard-parts-imitation-of-something-of-real-quality" garbage from ZTE.... just get yourself a proper phone, it'll be cheaper in the long run.
Just my experience.....
#24
ordered 2 for £30 using code xx044 for free delivery hope this helps someone
#25
£18.95 for me? What am I doing wrong :-$...meh 45p
#26
TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY
When I tried to return it (as it was under 12 months old) I soon found out the retailer would not touch them .....

Retailer's responsibility, they sold it. I'd just reverse charge my credit card if someone pulled that.
#27
Unfortunately it was purchased from dial-a-phone via the internet using a debit card, I fully believed I could get my money back with it being under 12 months old... I can't... and thats the law of the land for mobile phones... I had to just accept it and move on... least I could do is try to prevent someone else falling into the same trap... anyone who doubts me, go to the dial-a-phone returns website (http://www.dialaphonerepairtracking.co.uk/Default.aspx?PageControl=identities/DialaphonePortal/bookdirect/bookdirect_imei.ascx) and try to fill out a return form for an Orange Vegas/ZTE X760/T-Mobile Vairy Touch... you will be directed to a £17 fee charging 3rd party. I even tried ringing dial-a-phone, but got the same... ZTE phones are repaired via 3rd party.

Edited By: TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY on Oct 09, 2010 19:29: Add link to repair site
#28
Order it before 3 finds out this error. ^ ^
#29
That's bad you should be able to return a faulty phone to the retailer without any admin charge and should not be forced to send it to a third party.

I had a similar problem when I bought a netbook from Argos Clearance and it was faulty. I couldn't send it back to them only to a third party who do the refurbishment and repairs.

There was no admin charge but I paid to send it back as I could not wait in for them to send a courier to collect.

Received full refund on purchase price but obviously out on the postage to return.

Edited By: halfpenny on Oct 09, 2010 19:40: extra info
#30
Duplicate post.

Edited By: halfpenny on Oct 09, 2010 19:38: duplicate post edited
#31
TOO-TIGHT-TO-PAY
My experience of ZTE phones is that they are cheap for one reason... they are imitation rubbish made with sub standard components. I bought one after someone posted a deal on here for the ZTE X760 (at £20 with £10 of credit included). Mine lasted only a couple of months before the touchscreen display just completely died on me. When I tried to return it (as it was under 12 months old) I soon found out the retailer would not touch them and instead referred me to a third party returns company who wanted to charge me a £17 "admin" charge for the privilege of taking a look at it (with no guarantee of fixing it). Needless to say a google search revealed numerous posts on the subject of "They can`t do that, can they??" with the end result being that (on investigation of consumer rights) it would appear they can indeed charge an (unspecified) admin/handling fee for such items. So the result is people just cut their losses and buy another phone for £20 rather than spend £17 on attempting to fix their old one (Not forgetting you have to factor in the cost of sending the phone to them by recorded delivery too, which no doubt would bring the total return cost to £20, with no guarantee of repair!!!).
With such a pointless returns service and shoddy customer service offered in relation to ZTE phones, it may be little surprise to most that they have just become a trading partner with Tiscali (I wont even go there).
My advice would be DO NOT BUY this sub standard "Made-in-China-with-sub-standard-parts-imitation-of-something-of-real-quality" garbage from ZTE.... just get yourself a proper phone, it'll be cheaper in the long run.
Just my experience.....


Most of phones/electonics are made-in-china now, IPhone, Moto,Samsung, etc. it doesn't means it's low build quality, just my opinion.
#32
I ordered one of these from Three a while back when they were reduced. They had run out of F102s and sent me an F107, the replacement. It's actually a very good basic phone - probably the cheapest 3G phone on the market. You can also unlock these phones for about £8.50 (€10) using DC-unlocker and a USB cable if you want one for use while on holiday with a foreign SIM card etc.
#33
My F102 has been going strong since March. Very impressed with the handset. Only a few small problems which are unavoidable at this kind of price point.
#34
Might sound a stupid question, but I need to ask!!!

Do you need a "3" connection to use it for Skype, or will USB do? I have no 3 signal in my area.
#35
Might sound a stupid question, but I need to ask!!!

Do you need a "3" connection to use it for Skype, or will USB do? I have no 3 signal in my area.
#36
If you get two of these could you talk to each other for free?:|
#37
cool just went to the site and its now £15
#38
gill21
cool just went to the site and its now £15

Delivery is £3.95...if you pay for delivery. :|
#39
HOT! Good backup for my old 3 Skype v1 phone (last time I looked they and the v2's were going for ~£30 used on Bay).

100% free Skype calls to anywhere in the world using 3's (not the greatest) mobile 3G UK coverage. Never even bothered buying a PAYG top up - just the phone and stuck in a free PAYG SIM with 0 credit.
#40
seems hot deal!

However I'm having problem registering an account at Very. I've tried several times just now, it always showing "An error occurred finding your address. Please try again." (never had this problem with other online retailers (my address's not complicated at all, just house number + road name).

Just wondering if anybody got the same error message?

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