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Nuby musical cot mobile - Aldi £7.99 instore

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Musical cot mobile which also lights up. Rrp apparently £24.99 marked as reduced to £10.50 from £14.99 Scanned for £7.99 It was in the treforest shop and plenty left would imagine same price in all… Read More
Musical cot mobile which also lights up. Rrp apparently £24.99 marked as reduced to £10.50 from £14.99 Scanned for £7.99 It was in the treforest shop and plenty left would imagine same price in all…
moneysavingbluebird Avatar4h, 9m agoFound 4 hours, 9 minutes agoAdd Comment
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Water resistant bike mobile holder (max screen 5.5") was £2.000 now £2 @ Asda

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£2.00 @ Asda
Asked member of staff I know, national reduction. Manufacturer webpage: http://www.sbsmobile.com/en-gb/products/893-bike-holder-for-smartphone-up-to-55.html Read More
Asked member of staff I know, national reduction. Manufacturer webpage: http://www.sbsmobile.com/en-gb/products/893-bike-holder-for-smartphone-up-to-55.html
seaniboy Avatar23h, 51m agoFound 23 hours, 51 minutes ago20 Comments
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seaniboy
It's a palava of a comment lol excited no wonder the UK is skint we've no motorists to fine LOL

I laughed so hard and forgot to read the rest of the comment, just read it now and missed this bit "I never speed and have never seen any other driver speed or break any laws break laws as in wearing seat belts, using phone whilst driving, Illegal Maneuvers, illegal parking. All the money is to be made from cyclists no wonder more cycle lanes are being made lol
marcuszipp723
Do we need cyclists messing around on their phones and not concentrating when the roads are choc a block with motorists doing it?Seems like a recipe for disaster! I guess the only difference is motorists are in a ton plus of metal - and we risk 6 points if getting caught so higher insurance premiums. I say make sure cyclists are taxed and insured and wear numberplates so we can snap a picture of them on our mobile when they do something that annoys us motorists!!I never speed and have never seen any other driver speed or break any laws. But cyclists - them lycra louts don't know the rules of the road!!
You must be kidding. Have you never used a GPS? That's pretty much the use for a mobile holder in a bike.

About you never seen any other driver speed or break any laws, you need to consult an optometrist ASAP. And stop driving in the mean time just in case. 8)
MR1123
Lol never seen a motorist speeding

It's a palava of a comment lol excited no wonder the UK is skint we've no motorists to fine LOL
Darzen
Someone did 5 days ago, it's currently -33 .Lol

Wow! "no good for me" = cold. I'm a little more centric than that lol I focus on the value, thankfully - adversity in life challenges or others life changes are easier all round to support (y) we live in a self centred toxic universe unfortunately! Link me, I'll add heat strong
seaniboy
Looks like it's for a serious (alleged Lycra wearing)geek biker lol I'm more about just keeping fitter than all that palava - great biker Xmas gift if anyone can find them tho! Post it up as a deal mate (y)

Someone did 5 days ago, it's currently -33 .Lol
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Football Manager Mobile - £2.99 @ App Store

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£2.99 @ iTunes
Been waiting for this to drop. 66% off. Got last years and spent most of my life on it. Football Manager Mobile is the perfect travel companion and it's 66% off now for iOS, Android and Amazon device… Read More
Been waiting for this to drop. 66% off. Got last years and spent most of my life on it. Football Manager Mobile is the perfect travel companion and it's 66% off now for iOS, Android and Amazon device…
asar1 Avatar1d, 11h agoFound 1 day, 11 hours ago28 Comments
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PurplePerson
usetheforceluke
next version out in a few months. not worth it
But I'm not going to buy the next version (at full price) when it is released. I'll probably buy it in another year when it's £2.99 (like this).

yeah true m8. looking at it now, probably a good buy
MrRee
sinxa
tfish
sinxa
Thanks, I have the Football Manager iPad version, do you know if they sync? Also maybe 2018 is being released hence the price?
This is the ipad & iphone version.
It called something different on my ipad, "Football Manager Touch 2017" on the iPad and cost me £19.99

You paid £20 for an App????????????

That was more than a weeks wage in my day ............... :)



Football Manager Touch 2017 by SEGA
https://appsto.re/gb/x5Ttbb.i yes £19.99 , it's identical to the computer version so I believe worth it.
tfish
sinxa

It called something different on my ipad, "Football Manager Touch 2017" on the iPad and cost me £19.99


Do you have a link?


Football Manager Touch 2017 by SEGA
https://appsto.re/gb/x5Ttbb.i
Thanks for the heads up, I was waiting for a price drop on this.
cocogumbo
It's great! Unlike the PC version you don't have team talks, press interviews etc so it's quicker to play through the seasons. The £19.99 iPad version (FM Touch or something like that) means you can sync it up with the PC version so you can play either on iPad or PC. What I tend to do is download player shortlists, maybe a basic tactic I can work on onto the PC version, then sync it across to the iPad. As you can't download tactics, shortlists etc directly to the iPad.A great forum to use to look for 'wonderkids' is FM Base.
Cheers it's a very tempting price!
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HYPERX Cloud II Pro 7.1 Gaming Headset (Red) at Amazon for £51.78

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£51.78 @ Amazon
Gaming headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, etc. 7.1 surround sound available for PC through USB sound card and stereo for PS4 & Xbox One. Memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions for comfort.… Read More
Gaming headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, etc. 7.1 surround sound available for PC through USB sound card and stereo for PS4 & Xbox One. Memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions for comfort.…
TightFistedGit Avatar2d, 2h agoFound 2 days, 2 hours ago14 Comments
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Bizzle83
lucifon
Got these a few months back. Great headset for the money, very comfy over long periods and the sound quality is noticeably better than my previous headsets. The microphone however is sadly not the best for any kind of recording. I use an external dac to improve it somewhat but it's a bit of a bandage solution. Totally fine for gaming voice chat though!
Are your using these on console or pc? I like the look of them but am not overly enamoured at paying for features I can't use having not joined the PC Master Race X)

I'm using these on PC. I don't use the virtual 7.1 though, imo virtual surround in general is a bit naff. Still have zero problem locating sounds positionally. It's a great headset for the money in terms of comfort and general audio quality.


Edited By: lucifon on Jul 21, 2017 11:08
Bizzle83
TightFistedGit
I'll be using them on console but I am thinking about getting a PC and you can use them with both options so future proof :)
I know they will work, they just seem a bit bog standard on console with half the features disabled. Not sure whether they're worth £50 or not. I'd like them to be!

Well, they seem to do well in the reviews I've previously read and as they are normally £75 and can be used on multiple devices, it seemed like a good deal to me but you can get even cheaper headsets if you're not fussed :)
TightFistedGit
I'll be using them on console but I am thinking about getting a PC and you can use them with both options so future proof :)

I know they will work, they just seem a bit bog standard on console with half the features disabled. Not sure whether they're worth £50 or not. I'd like them to be!
I'll be using them on console but I am thinking about getting a PC and you can use them with both options so future proof :)
lucifon
Got these a few months back. Great headset for the money, very comfy over long periods and the sound quality is noticeably better than my previous headsets. The microphone however is sadly not the best for any kind of recording. I use an external dac to improve it somewhat but it's a bit of a bandage solution. Totally fine for gaming voice chat though!
Are your using these on console or pc? I like the look of them but am not overly enamoured at paying for features I can't use having not joined the PC Master Race X)
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HYPERX Cloud II Pro 7.1 Gaming Headset (Red) for £49.99

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£49.99 @ Currys
Gaming headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, etc. 7.1 surround sound available for PC through USB sound card and stereo for PS4 & Xbox One. Memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions for comfort.… Read More
Gaming headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, etc. 7.1 surround sound available for PC through USB sound card and stereo for PS4 & Xbox One. Memory foam on headband and leatherette cushions for comfort.…
TightFistedGit Avatar2d, 2h agoFound 2 days, 2 hours ago17 Comments
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QuickProfits
I'm still here and I still don't understand why this went cold. Thanks.

They are expensive. These should be around £30 by now.
QuickProfits
I'm still here and I still don't understand why this went cold. Thanks.

The eternal mystery of HotUKDeals
I'm still here and I still don't understand why this went cold. Thanks.
Great headset and awesome price! Definetly HOT!
holeymoley18
The Curry's price is actually £49.99 with free delivery. Have just purchased to DS1 as he was waiting for them to come on offer somewhere. Very pleased, so many thanks OP!


DS1?
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Samsung s8 unlimited mins unlimited text 5gb data only £27.99 a month plus £130 upfront mobiles.co.uk total £801.76

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Samsung s8 for only 27.99 a month. Only £130 upfront, Use code 110OFFS8 to get the offer. Unlimited text, mins and 5gb data. Contract is with ee £35 quick too. £801over the contract. Read More
Samsung s8 for only 27.99 a month. Only £130 upfront, Use code 110OFFS8 to get the offer. Unlimited text, mins and 5gb data. Contract is with ee £35 quick too. £801over the contract.
superfamiking Avatar2d, 8h agoFound 2 days, 8 hours ago22 Comments
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My husband called EE today as his existing deal finishes next week. Managed to haggle s8 down to £30.99 pm for 5gb data & £0 upfront. Stonking deal. I'm jealous as just got an s7 (which was a pretty decent deal too at £20.99 pm for 2gb data).
siejus
Still better deal was on o2. £125 upfront cost, £27 monthly and 6gb. Plus £25 on quidco. Through e2save.
You have a time machine?
Still better deal was on o2. £125 upfront cost, £27 monthly and 6gb. Plus £25 on quidco. Through e2save.

Edited By: siejus on Jul 22, 2017 18:50: Edited from the official Android app
firex148
Its direct through the ee website, just click shop>samsung phones>s8+ 'good as new', its the plan with the 3gb data and 79.99 upfront with 42.99 monthly HOWEVER if you use the unidays 20% discount code it comes down to £34.39 monthly so makes it £905 over the 2 years, its also the 'good as new' version which is better than refurbished i heard so wouldnt be an issue

The phone hasn't been out that long so unless it's been owned by Edward Scissorhands i imagine itll be pretty much mint. Probably just a return.
ajd
Have you got a link to the deal on the plus model you mention?


Its direct through the ee website, just click shop>samsung phones>s8+ 'good as new', its the plan with the 3gb data and 79.99 upfront with 42.99 monthly HOWEVER if you use the unidays 20% discount code it comes down to £34.39 monthly so makes it £905 over the 2 years, its also the 'good as new' version which is better than refurbished i heard so wouldnt be an issue
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Virgin mobile, retention deal, 1500 Anytime Minutes, Unlimited Texts, 1gb data, 30 day contract, £5.00 a month @ Virgin mobile

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Been with virgin mobile for 2 months. was paying £4 a month. my phone used about 150KB of data which in turn cost me £2 on 2 days, i phoned up to cancel told them about the Plusnet offer, so has inc… Read More
Been with virgin mobile for 2 months. was paying £4 a month. my phone used about 150KB of data which in turn cost me £2 on 2 days, i phoned up to cancel told them about the Plusnet offer, so has inc…
garbage456 Avatar2d, 12h agoFound 2 days, 12 hours ago15 Comments
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mmachine
eslick
virgin are moving to 12 month contracts, even retentions try and get you to sign up to that length. A customer service manager who I escalated to told me that it was Ofcom forcing them, Ofcom said they no nothing about it. Terrible customer service.
yep thats gotta be complete bs just to get you to sign up for longer
The reason is most likely bs, but it seems true they're not offering 30 day rolling contracts as I don't see it on the website anymore?
Flyfisher
Called up beginning of the week to cancel , bloke I spoke to said that they could not offer anything close to the Plusnet offer, they must have woken up to the number of customers they have lost.
you should have said thats ok i will be cancelling,then most likely they would get back to you to offer you a better deal,the thing about virgin they have always treated new customers better than there own loyal customers,unless you ring and try to cancel
eslick
virgin are moving to 12 month contracts, even retentions try and get you to sign up to that length. A customer service manager who I escalated to told me that it was Ofcom forcing them, Ofcom said they no nothing about it. Terrible customer service.
yep thats gotta be complete bs just to get you to sign up for longer
Called up beginning of the week to cancel , bloke I spoke to said that they could not offer anything close to the Plusnet offer, they must have woken up to the number of customers they have lost.
marcuszipp723
Sure there will be plenty of completely unbelievable retention deals on here that only one person could get.
If I was cynical I'd say that it was Virgin placing moles. But I'm not - sure loads of others get this and the other VM retention deals?!!!

Moles ???? They have offered me LESS than the plusnet deal ? Not very good for moles lol
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Xiaomi Ultra-thin 10000mAh Mobile Power Bank 2 £12.35 Delivered w/code @ Gearbest

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£12.35 @ GearBest
Only 14.1mm thick, this would be a perfect travel companion to keep your devices topped up whilst on the go. Supports quick charge, and small current discharge, which is great for smaller devices like… Read More
Only 14.1mm thick, this would be a perfect travel companion to keep your devices topped up whilst on the go. Supports quick charge, and small current discharge, which is great for smaller devices like…
msmyth Avatar3d, 11h agoFound 3 days, 11 hours ago10 Comments
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Quids
Cool. Hot deal imo

Of course it's your options ;)
This isn't quick charge 3, and it isn't really quick charge 2 either, it changes to the correct voltages as quick charge 2, but doesn't output at 18W, hence why it doesn't brag about having quick charge 2 capability

Got it for £11.47 - thanks very much! :-)

First order from tomtop :-)
Cold, the tomtop deal posted above is still active and a few quid cheaper. Gearbest is also full of fakes.
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SIMO DEAL: 30GB data (inc tethering), unlimited texts, 600 mins, + calls & data roaming in 60 countries from Three Mobile.12m total £228. Same deal for £17 + £65 Topcashback if taken as an additional SIM deal) £19.00

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Impressive data allowance at a very good price which allows tethering of the full 30gb, and data/calls/text roaming in 60 countries including USA. The trade off is 600 minutes, rather than unlimited.… Read More
Impressive data allowance at a very good price which allows tethering of the full 30gb, and data/calls/text roaming in 60 countries including USA. The trade off is 600 minutes, rather than unlimited.…
ScroopEgerton Avatar3d, 14h agoFound 3 days, 14 hours ago33 Comments
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The EE 14.50 only goes up with RPI every year it's a great deal as its rolling. I'm hoping for a free double up to 64 after paying one year but that's at their discretion. I just want more data now
Every 5 months or so EE put the deal on here. It's due in august as the last one was march. I was on unlimited with three for a year till June that was 14 but the quidco took 6 months. Three played hardball last June so glad i overlapped it. The thing is I'm finding it hard to keep inside 32 my football streaming is high. Three know the sweet spot for unlimited data is 16 which is why it's so hard to get it. I thinking of paying a few weeks on a new three SIM and stepping up to it but i don't really want the money exposure on extra data that pushes me above my 16 limit for paying.incidentally I have successfully put a 200 minutes unlimited data three sim in a Sony xperia m4 aqua and the tethering didn't go down so i got effective one plan, that's why I'm wanting three again
pengwyn
6ixFoot1
Chaostheory
6ixFoot1

You don't use the word 'upgrade'. Say you want to more data or mins and you're only looking to pay a pound or two extra. If you say you aren't happy they normally escalate as a complaint to another person who is able to give you further discount
I'm currently on the plan they offered me when they cancelled my One plan which is £16 for 4GB and 600 minutes. I didn't use the word upgrade but said I wanted to change my plan preferably to 30GB and 200 minutes for around £10 like I had seen others get. As my plan is currently £16 I don't want to pay extra but get it reduced. Any further advice is greatly appreciated.
If you are unhappy with the first advisor, they will put you through to someone from the complaints department who will probably give you at least £2 off your current plan. Then you can contact them again a week later and say you'll pay a pound more for the 30GB plan. I know it's not the best but at least you'll be on a decent plan for £15.
I think I've been given good deals as I was always offering to pay more than what I was on (started on a £9pm contract). From 4gb data and unlimited min @ £9pm I went to £10 for 8gb data then to £11 for 30gb data and 200mins and now on 30gb data and 600mins for £12.
100% the complaints department will give you a discount for the plan you're on. Or ask them to change the plan for you as they offered me what I'm currently on for £15 straight away before I negotiated it down.

Could you go from 30 to unlimited by saying 2 pound more and pay 14. Ive seen lots of people on 16 unlimited. Im happy with my 14.50 32 EE but if i could have a year with Three unlimited again for 15 id canx EE and take my chances. Unfortunately i dont have a Three data sim to go at and if i canx EE you can't get that back till the offer is on again


I'm not sure. I could try it I guess but I don't really want to spend anymore and 30GB is plenty for me.

You only get 30GB hotspot allowance on unlimited data though.

How did you get the £14.50 deal? And will the price go up at the end of the contract? My wife is currently on an old T-Mobile, £21 for unlimited data.
6ixFoot1
Chaostheory
6ixFoot1

You don't use the word 'upgrade'. Say you want to more data or mins and you're only looking to pay a pound or two extra. If you say you aren't happy they normally escalate as a complaint to another person who is able to give you further discount
I'm currently on the plan they offered me when they cancelled my One plan which is £16 for 4GB and 600 minutes. I didn't use the word upgrade but said I wanted to change my plan preferably to 30GB and 200 minutes for around £10 like I had seen others get. As my plan is currently £16 I don't want to pay extra but get it reduced. Any further advice is greatly appreciated.
If you are unhappy with the first advisor, they will put you through to someone from the complaints department who will probably give you at least £2 off your current plan. Then you can contact them again a week later and say you'll pay a pound more for the 30GB plan. I know it's not the best but at least you'll be on a decent plan for £15.
I think I've been given good deals as I was always offering to pay more than what I was on (started on a £9pm contract). From 4gb data and unlimited min @ £9pm I went to £10 for 8gb data then to £11 for 30gb data and 200mins and now on 30gb data and 600mins for £12.
100% the complaints department will give you a discount for the plan you're on. Or ask them to change the plan for you as they offered me what I'm currently on for £15 straight away before I negotiated it down.

Could you go from 30 to unlimited by saying 2 pound more and pay 14. Ive seen lots of people on 16 unlimited. Im happy with my 14.50 32 EE but if i could have a year with Three unlimited again for 15 id canx EE and take my chances. Unfortunately i dont have a Three data sim to go at and if i canx EE you can't get that back till the offer is on again
6ixFoot1
Chaostheory
6ixFoot1

You don't use the word 'upgrade'. Say you want to more data or mins and you're only looking to pay a pound or two extra. If you say you aren't happy they normally escalate as a complaint to another person who is able to give you further discount
I'm currently on the plan they offered me when they cancelled my One plan which is £16 for 4GB and 600 minutes. I didn't use the word upgrade but said I wanted to change my plan preferably to 30GB and 200 minutes for around £10 like I had seen others get. As my plan is currently £16 I don't want to pay extra but get it reduced. Any further advice is greatly appreciated.
If you are unhappy with the first advisor, they will put you through to someone from the complaints department who will probably give you at least £2 off your current plan. Then you can contact them again a week later and say you'll pay a pound more for the 30GB plan. I know it's not the best but at least you'll be on a decent plan for £15.
I think I've been given good deals as I was always offering to pay more than what I was on (started on a £9pm contract). From 4gb data and unlimited min @ £9pm I went to £10 for 8gb data then to £11 for 30gb data and 200mins and now on 30gb data and 600mins for £12.
100% the complaints department will give you a discount for the plan you're on. Or ask them to change the plan for you as they offered me what I'm currently on for £15 straight away before I negotiated it down.

Thanks for your help, i'll have another go :)
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20000mAh Ultrathin Digital Display Large Capacity Polymer Mobile Power Supply £16.79 Delivered (Black / White available) @ MiniInTheBox

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£16.79 @ Mini in the Box
Thought this was a pretty decent price for 20000mAh, not quickcharge compatible unfortunately, but would be a decent bit of kit for when you are on your holibobs, and just need to post pics on your so… Read More
Thought this was a pretty decent price for 20000mAh, not quickcharge compatible unfortunately, but would be a decent bit of kit for when you are on your holibobs, and just need to post pics on your so…
msmyth Avatar4d, 10h agoFound 4 days, 10 hours ago10 Comments
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StolenDiagram
I would be impressed if 20k was the ACTUAL capacity given it's size and thickness. Sounds like another store in the vein of banggood and all those other dodgy suppliers of not as advertised tat.
Quoted power is never the actual truth. I found an explanation here

https://www.review-hub.co.uk/aukey-pb-17-power-bank/

Guess it's like 'up to' speeds for broadband..?
StolenDiagram
I would be impressed if 20k was the ACTUAL capacity given it's size and thickness. Sounds like another store in the vein of banggood and all those other dodgy suppliers of not as advertised tat.

Quoted for truth. It should be top comment.
rdbradshaw
msmyth
rdbradshaw
Does this have pass through charging also I think this is not eligible for free delivery
Not eligible for expedited shipping due to being a battery, but free standard delivery is included :D
Ok , closer look it says between 10000 and 20000 so it's like an estimate oO
That looks like the catagory to me.
9 % tcb not bad
msmyth
rdbradshaw
Does this have pass through charging also I think this is not eligible for free delivery
Not eligible for expedited shipping due to being a battery, but free standard delivery is included :D
Ok , closer look it says between 10000 and 20000 so it's like an estimate oO
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Samsung S8 @ mobiles.co.uk through uswitch. Unlimited text and mins, 5gb of data for £27.99p/m + £235 upfront (£110 cash back with voucher code = £796.76 for 24m)

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Samsung S8, works out just over £33 a month over 24months. Unlimited text and mins, 5gb of data. Code to bring upfront cost down 125USWITCHS8 Read More
Samsung S8, works out just over £33 a month over 24months. Unlimited text and mins, 5gb of data. Code to bring upfront cost down 125USWITCHS8
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Samsung galaxy S8 10GB with EE for £37.99p/m £911.76 term (£84 cashback available) - mobile phones direct

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Hello, It's my first post here, so I'm really sorry if this isn't up to the standard. Mobile phones direct "prime day" promotion gives Free 64GB Galaxy S8 with EE 10GB data for 34.49 per month and… Read More
Hello, It's my first post here, so I'm really sorry if this isn't up to the standard. Mobile phones direct "prime day" promotion gives Free 64GB Galaxy S8 with EE 10GB data for 34.49 per month and…
HUKD69 Avatar6d, 9h agoFound 6 days, 9 hours ago24 Comments
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Anyone that got this deal know if the phones come locked or unlocked. I'm just curious if they come locked and if so do they lock to the first inserted sim card.
ibrahim33233
I got your point but I've used apple, Samsung and other brands like everyone else and they hit your pocket big time and claims "faster" and "lighter" "thinner" in their over hyped announcements! And their all latest devices makes your video and browsing time a second faster than other phones! I think battery life is the crucial factor, imagine world's most powerful phone with half day's battery!!
You're pretty much spot on there. I use my Samsung quite a bit, it's an awesome phone, but two full charges a day, and no replaceable battery? That's not good enough for a £1000 telephone in my opinion, but that's how much it cost me
Heat because it's your first post - and you have a nice pic too ☺️
£300+ cheaper at amazon.it
Jinkz
I don't think that's how you compare phones...

I got your point but I've used apple, Samsung and other brands like everyone else and they hit your pocket big time and claims "faster" and "lighter" "thinner" in their over hyped announcements! And their all latest devices makes your video and browsing time a second faster than other phones! I think battery life is the crucial factor, imagine world's most powerful phone with half day's battery!!
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Iphone 7 £22.99 per month with £110 up front with code £661.76 term and £25 quidco @ Mobiles.co.uk

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Seems like a cheap way to grab an iphone 7 on EE which you can always sell for a quick £400 or so. Choice of gold, rose gold or silver Only 2gb of data which isn't great these days , unlimited texts… Read More
Seems like a cheap way to grab an iphone 7 on EE which you can always sell for a quick £400 or so. Choice of gold, rose gold or silver Only 2gb of data which isn't great these days , unlimited texts…
thedvdmonster Avatar6d, 14h agoFound 6 days, 14 hours ago49 Comments
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elvislives77
Contract up, rang retention's at EE to match deal, no luck so ordered as above. Have received phone in black. Quidco only tracking at £10 but hey ho. Very happy, thanks for posting deal.
You're supposed to wait for them to call you back.
I'm waiting on o2 as they offered me this deal for £50 a month lol.
Asked for PAC code, hopefully retentions call Monday.
Contract up, rang retention's at EE to match deal, no luck so ordered as above. Have received phone in black. Quidco only tracking at £10 but hey ho. Very happy, thanks for posting deal.
Looking for max £200 upfront cost and £10 a month deal with 1Gb or 2Gb Data. :(
dannyarrr
Why is there so much negativity in the comments?...
People are looking for iPhone Deals but ridiculously expensive prices making them angry :p:p
thedvdmonster
muckspreader1
eliHd452
AM an android fan and i think you are a troll. That 12mp is better than 95% of android smartphones out there. If you know anything about camera is not about the amount of MP is a about the sensor and image processing. Personally 32gb is not enough for me however if i manage my files i think it is more than enough. What i dont like about Apple is the restriction that they have on their devices however Imo Apple make good phones!
You my friend are a know it all but knows nothing.I have and iPad and have learnt unlike yourself that 32gb isn't enough when it comes to future proofing your devices that's why is always buy a 128gb.Its not about how many pounds it costs it dosent mean it's a better device and there's plenty of android phones out there with cameras the same as this amd just as good.If there's anything else you would like to know please comment. (poo)
I have a 32gb iphone.
Over 900 songs on it, a stack of tv episodes, podcasts, photos, magazines and the like.
Still 1.6gb available.
32gb is fine.
Annoying that Apple got rid of the 64GB model with the iPhone 7. 32GB a bit on the low side, 128GB way too much.
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VODAFONE - SIM ONLY DEAL £19 a month for 12 months includes 16GB Data, Unlimited Texts & Calls | Spotify Premium or NOWTV or Sky Sports Mobile | Roaming | Beats by Dre EP Headphones - £228.00

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I just signed up to this great deal. I currently pay £10 per month for Spotify Premium, so I get this plus a pair of Beats by Dre headphones worth £75. When I do the math it works out - £19 x £12 (… Read More
I just signed up to this great deal. I currently pay £10 per month for Spotify Premium, so I get this plus a pair of Beats by Dre headphones worth £75. When I do the math it works out - £19 x £12 (…
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Got this from mobiles.co.uk with £99 cashback, just an excellent deal, with Spotify premium too.. works out about £10.50 a month
misterjoint
tennyalad
Hi, I'm interested to see if you did get the entertainment package as there is nothing on the front page indicating that it's included.
I got it yes, no problems. Activated Spotify within 10 minutes and all up and running, the other entertainment extras are there when choosing also (y)
Thank you for replying.
miffyl
When did they tell you that? If it was after 1 June 2017, it was against their own terms. If it was after 15 June 2017, it was against EU legislation http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/mobile/data-roaming/?s_intcid=con_intban_dmedia_content__q2_mob_rlh1

3 people from chat..I'm not allowed to use FEEL AT HOME in the first 6 months..They asked me when I'm coming back to uk, I told them and they sayed that will ring me then to talk about this :D ) my God..


Global Roaming is a replacement for the World Traveller service. No need to beware, clearly states roaming is free within the Europe zones and £5 per day in most other locations within Global Roaming.
NibblyPig

Because they changed the deals on their website, and changed my package name to a different tarriff.

If you believe you were mis-sold a service, complain to Ofcom by clicking the link below and completing our online form.
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Three mobile sim only 8GB data £13.00p/m 1 month rolling contract (retention offer)

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Phoned through to cancel my three contract & was offered 8GB of data, unlimited minutes & texts on a 1 month rolling contract on their essentials plan. Plan can be used in Europe, but nor the Read More
Phoned through to cancel my three contract & was offered 8GB of data, unlimited minutes & texts on a 1 month rolling contract on their essentials plan. Plan can be used in Europe, but nor the
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I'm paying around the same to EE for 15GB with unlimited minutes/texts, and its a Max plan that includes tethering and full roaming.

Three really are beginning to be seriously useless...
hellor3r3
Can buy this deal through quidco with £20 cashback which also lets you have hotspot or £55 cashback @ £12/month for 1 year contract.

True, I noticed the offer, but this way you don't have to hand in 30 days notice & it started straight away, so saved £17 not having to wait out 30 days. Plus this is a 1 month rolling contract, so not tied into 12 months.
Three have lost it. Terrible retention offers, no LiveChat option to cancel so they can claim that offers you've seen for them and other providers don't' exist - as you can't provide the link. Too much faff to cancel, have your number transferred to a PAYE SIM and then transferred back again when you take out a new contract.
Three retention offers are becoming less attractive. If 600mins is OK, it's same £13 monthly price but benefit of £20 Quidco for a new 8GB unlim SMS 30day SIMO but Advanced plan so inclusive hotspot and extended inclusive roaming via Feel-At-Home. https://www.quidco.com/three-sim-only-contracts/

Edited By: AndyRoyd on Jul 15, 2017 16:16: add monthly allowances
Can buy this deal through quidco with £20 cashback which also lets you have hotspot or £55 cashback @ £12/month for 1 year contract.
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5% Cashback (no limit) on mobile payments with Santander Lite account. 17/07 -30/09. £1 per month fee.

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Credit to MSE. New and existing customers. I've linked the MSE article because it's very informative. From Monday if you've got the Lite account, you can get 5% back when you spend on your Santande… Read More
Credit to MSE. New and existing customers. I've linked the MSE article because it's very informative. From Monday if you've got the Lite account, you can get 5% back when you spend on your Santande…
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I applied to change over from the Santander 123 Account to the Santander Lite 123 Account yesterday, and today I got an email through saying it had been done. I was only making about 97 p a month interest on the full account, so now realise that I'll be a bit better off having the Lite Account - probably about £6 a month (after the £1 monthly fee has been taken out) back from my utility bills, whereas before I was only making about £1.80 (after the £5 monthly fee had been taken out). Thank you for this post, as I wouldn't have know about the Lite Account otherwise.
Sophiasky
I have the normal 123 account and didn't know about this Lite account. I pay £5 a month to use my account and after getting money back for my utilities, only make a profit of around £1.80 a month. I haven't looked into the percentages for money back on utilities yet, but if it is the same, I might see if I can change over to the Lite account.


Cashback levels exactly the same.

Generally if you keep an average balance of less than £3k in your 123 account you're better off on a lite.

If you want a savings account as well open one of the 5% regular esavers alongside

Edited By: ses6jwg on Jul 18, 2017 20:12: Edited from the official Android app
Santander are the best bank I've been with
Could I not just go to a store ask for cashback and keep tapping my phone and getting cashback the getting the 5% aswell
I have the normal 123 account and didn't know about this Lite account. I pay £5 a month to use my account and after getting money back for my utilities, only make a profit of around £1.80 a month. I haven't looked into the percentages for money back on utilities yet, but if it is the same, I might see if I can change over to the Lite account.
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Three Mobile Sim Only Advanced 12GB 600Min ULT Txt £15 a month over 12 months - £180.00 (£11.00 PM with £48 cashback) - @ Mobile Phones Direct

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Good deal for the advanced plan with good data from MPD Select Three network from list and above 7gb to filter 30GB also avail for 15 PM Read More
Good deal for the advanced plan with good data from MPD Select Three network from list and above 7gb to filter 30GB also avail for 15 PM
FlahertyDeals Avatar1w, 10h agoFound 1 week, 10 hours ago2 Comments
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TCB didn't track for me so had to put it in manually
Looks good deal, Heat added
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SIM Only -4GB data, 1500 mins, unlimited text - £6.00p/m - 30-day rolling contract @ Virgin Mobile

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Called by Virgin mobile-offered the above deal on 30 day rolling contract. EE could not match so took the deal! I am a virgin TV/broadband customer already! Read More
Called by Virgin mobile-offered the above deal on 30 day rolling contract. EE could not match so took the deal! I am a virgin TV/broadband customer already!
rgwebster Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago12 Comments
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What's happens if you get a 12 month mobile contract then move your home broadband away from virgin? Do you lose any discounts etc?
Hello,

I got this deal today.
Somnus Thanks a lot. Unfortunately the deal posted does not work, but your link is great timing as I totally forgot about their existing customer offers page. All ordered for £8 month with 4Gb and 2500 minutes
Somnus
Here's the page I was looking at: existing customer offers I've just been taking a look at the out-of-bundle charges and they're steep for data. £3 per day for each 1GB over your allowance. In this case it's probably worth making sure that your usage is less than the allowance and possibly paying a bit more.


Thanks worked

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Unlimited calls and texts + 500mb data £5pm Sky mobile (O2) £5 p/m - £60.00 (sky customers - via phone call)

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Unilimited calls and texts + 500mb data for £5 per month. It's by Sky and they use O2 for signal (excelent around our area) On their website, it says you have to add the 500mb data for £5 per month
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No go for me, they said it wasn't available any more without TV.
One excellent aspect that should be highlighted with this deal is that any unused data per month can be rolled-over for up to 3 years - yes, THREE years.

https://www.sky.com/shop/mobile/features#feature-roll

"Your data is yours to keep.

At the end of every month, we’ll automatically Roll over whatever’s left into your Sky Piggybank, to use whenever you like.

There’s no limit to how much you can store and you can keep it for 3 years.

If you run out, you can simply Roll back data from your Sky Piggybank to use instantly whenever you need it."
Be aware sim will not work in an O2 phone, only a Sky provided phone or unlocked phone
Best deal if you had sky package then mobile deal is half price from what is advertised
whw
My Sky broadband contract ends in a week, would that be enough time to nab this deal and pay just the £5pm for the next 12 months?

best give them a call
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Google Pixel 32GB Phone Black, Unltd Mins, Unltd Txts, 16GB 4G Data, £29 PM on Vodafone, £30 Upfront @ Mobiles.co.uk (£726.00 total)

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*** STILL IN STOCK, BLACK ONLY *** Google Pixel 32GB Phone Black Includes: Unlimited Mins Unlimited Texts 16GB 4G Data £29 PM on Vodafone with £30 Upfront Silver and Blue out of stock at the mom… Read More
*** STILL IN STOCK, BLACK ONLY *** Google Pixel 32GB Phone Black Includes: Unlimited Mins Unlimited Texts 16GB 4G Data £29 PM on Vodafone with £30 Upfront Silver and Blue out of stock at the mom…
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Still available in black
trakker1
Who keeps expiring this deal?? I have clearly mentioned that the only colour in stock is the black one which at this moment is still in stock at the price stated.

iSheep, true story.
Who keeps expiring this deal?? I have clearly mentioned that the only colour in stock is the black one which at this moment is still in stock at the price stated.
[quote=te721]I was so hyped for this phone, following it for ages before it came out, having had almost every phone google made. but although one of if not the best phone ever made the pricing of it just didn't make it a choice for me, my concern is new pixel will be the same :( , hopefully when the new one comes out I'll be able to justify this one
Not sure why it was expired when it's still in stock? You have to change the colour of the handset to black
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VODAFONE SIM ONLY DEAL 16GB 4G DATA WITH UNLIMITED MINS & TEXTS, & 1 year Entertainment Bundle for £129.00 after cash back (£19pm or £10.75 per month w/ cashback) via mobiles.co.uk

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16GB Data Unlimited Mins Unlimited Texts Save £99 Cashback by redemption £10.75 per month after cash back. £19.00 before cashback £129 total cost over 1 year. Plus tcb/ quicdco ..... ............… Read More
16GB Data Unlimited Mins Unlimited Texts Save £99 Cashback by redemption £10.75 per month after cash back. £19.00 before cashback £129 total cost over 1 year. Plus tcb/ quicdco ..... ............…
singhisking68 Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago38 Comments
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gogboy
Either way do you keep your existing log in or if you port out would you lose that, just wary with vodafone as when there are issues they seem hard to rectify, is there a UK number or trick, by that I mean to avoid talking to an Indian who hasn't a clue or have I just been unlucky


I'm just coming to the end of my first year having ported out, and then potted back in using mobiles.co.uk. You lose your existing log on.

For me, I need to be careful to move my sure signal to a family member before doing the do
Either way do you keep your existing log in or if you port out would you lose that, just wary with vodafone as when there are issues they seem hard to rectify, is there a UK number or trick, by that I mean to avoid talking to an Indian who hasn't a clue or have I just been unlucky
Bargain_lady
But if I give 30 days notice to switch to.payg this deal may not be active still in one month so will have to choose something else or whatever is available after 1 month - is that correct?
You have to buy this contract and keep with you now before this deal ends and same time give 30 days notice to vodafone to end your contract.

2nd option is ask for PAC CODE & switch to any pay as you go sim on any other network. This is because it will switch to other network with in 24hrs and then it will generate the final bill on the day you switch to other network & then after than from other network ask for pac code and come back to your new vodafone sim / contract. Bit of hassle but save you couple of quid.... depends... how you want it. .... confused
But if I give 30 days notice to switch to.payg this deal may not be active still in one month so will have to choose something else or whatever is available after 1 month - is that correct?
droid1978
In terms of moving from Vodafone to Vodafone. Move your account to Vodafone pay as go or get your pac code and move to another network. You can get a free sim from three. I did the latter and moved to three and then ported back to Vodafone.
You can port your number within vodafone to Vodafone ... just cancel your contract and they will convert your sim into pay as you go after end of your contract. After that you are ready to switch you number to any other network or any vodafone number/sim.
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Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 32GB with code and next day delivery £329.99

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I was looking around for a phone for my mother and found the Samsung site selling the A5 2017 model for £349. I found a code bringing it down to £329. Decent phone. Use code "SAMSUNGSAVE20" Read More
I was looking around for a phone for my mother and found the Samsung site selling the A5 2017 model for £349. I found a code bringing it down to £329. Decent phone. Use code "SAMSUNGSAVE20"
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Cracking phone! I brought it 3 weeks ago from Amazon for £299. I was willing to pay £330 for it. The s7 might be better but still at least £200 more. Heat added!
nah I ordered my s7 edge from a company called eglobal, they import to the uk from hong kong, you are protected if you use a credit card for ur purchase so have faith but mine has arrived and I have zero problems its bloody great! You can get the price of the s7 edge down if you hunt for a discount code
Lucifer_UK
pfff get an s7 edge. Better phone and same price now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoW5r4yGFMQ
Where is this then because it's certainly not via samsungs own website?
pfff get an s7 edge. Better phone and same price now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoW5r4yGFMQ
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4GB for £10 (Was £17) 12 month SIM plan + £45 Poss. TCB @ 3 Mobile - total cost: £120.00 (pre TCB)

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£10 x 12 months = £120 - £45 = £75 (£6.25 after TCB) - Unlimited Mins + Texts - 4GB Personal Hotspot - Feel At Home Around the World Read More
£10 x 12 months = £120 - £45 = £75 (£6.25 after TCB) - Unlimited Mins + Texts - 4GB Personal Hotspot - Feel At Home Around the World
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seaniboy
or go to the existing customers page on Three website and use a Three payg number to get Go Binge & Feel @ Home for £10, even possible to get Quidco/TCB too ! £45 = £6.25 a month
That's what this deal is about! :p
No its not, its not the Advanced £12 plan with £2 discount I mention - its the marketing of a recent £9 plan that long ago was £17/£18 and is now £10 without tethering/GoBinge included - read the link: 4GB for £9 (Was £17) 12 month SIM plan.
All-you-can-eat minutes & texts. Then scroll down another 5 plans: 4GB 12 month 4GB Advanced plans. All-you-can-eat minutes & texts. *Includes tethering & use your allowances in 60 destinations worldwide*


Three plans explanation of Essential (was £18 Sep last year) does not include Go Binge or tethering, so using a payg number as a current customer gets [email protected] and Go Binge/tethering for the same plan price. http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/Essential_Plans_PriceGuide_080916.pdf


Edited By: seaniboy on Jul 14, 2017 20:50
fantastic deal, works out 5.25 if TCB works
seaniboy
or go to the existing customers page on Three website and use a Three payg number to get Go Binge & Feel @ Home for £10, even possible to get Quidco/TCB too ! £45 = £6.25 a month

That's what this deal is about! :p
or go to the existing customers page on Three website and use a Three payg number to get Go Binge & Feel @ Home for £10, even possible to get Quidco/TCB too ! £45 = £6.25 a month
Meant to say it's £10 extra to add feel at home
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Three Network, Unlimited Minutes Texts 30GB data, £30 per month, 24 months contract £720.00 @ Affordable Mobiles

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Free phone with big data allowance Topcashback paying £40 cash back. Same deal with mobilephonesdirect but with £30 cashback. Fairly decent all round purchase. Read More
Free phone with big data allowance Topcashback paying £40 cash back. Same deal with mobilephonesdirect but with £30 cashback. Fairly decent all round purchase.
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slaha11
this is an essential plan, beware.
Also have a £9.99 initial payment. please add to OP.
It was a free phone until I posted this deal. They are quick to increase the price. May be clicks were too many. Hope moderators can correct it.
Heat, sell the Android crapware & up plan to unlimited data it is then real cheap on a 24 month sim deal.
And don't pay out on advertised cashback rates without giving any sort of reason.
mobilephonesdirect open the box before they send it to you.
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Free £10 London black cab credit with Wuntu app (Three mobile users only) via mytaxi app

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The Wuntu app is offering Three mobile users a free £10 credit towards any London black Cab ride when using the mytaxi app. Taxis can be hailed remotely anywhere in London using the app and there is… Read More
The Wuntu app is offering Three mobile users a free £10 credit towards any London black Cab ride when using the mytaxi app. Taxis can be hailed remotely anywhere in London using the app and there is…
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Use my code too! "hoaz4glj5"
Anyone want mine? 18zdz0jfz
rans
mattmerch
rather a blck cab than those dodgy rickshaw bikes in the west end wuntu done me proud this week 15 quid of amazon vouchers and ten quid cab credit :D
how did you get the Amazon vouchers?
thru wuntu app on Tuesday were giving out 5 quid amazon vouchers managed to snag 3 from diff sims and stack the lot on one amazon account

Edited By: mattmerch on Jul 13, 2017 12:43
mattmerch
rather a blck cab than those dodgy rickshaw bikes in the west end wuntu done me proud this week 15 quid of amazon vouchers and ten quid cab credit :D
how did you get the Amazon vouchers?
mattmerch
dbizal
A free 2min ride in a black cab? Woohoo!
rather a blck cab than those dodgy rickshaw bikes in the west end
wuntu done me proud this week
15 quid of amazon vouchers and ten quid cab credit :)

Haha that's true. I would never get on one of those things!
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iD Mobile, 2gb 4g data, 500 mins and 5,ooo texts price match cheapest for 2gb plus rollover - uSwitch exclusive £6.00

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Items Pay today Pay monthly iD Pay Monthly SIM FREE QTY: 1 Stock: In stock 1 month contract (4G) £6.00 500 minutes 5000 texts 2GB data uSwitch exclusive 4G as standard with all our plans All pay mo… Read More
Items Pay today Pay monthly iD Pay Monthly SIM FREE QTY: 1 Stock: In stock 1 month contract (4G) £6.00 500 minutes 5000 texts 2GB data uSwitch exclusive 4G as standard with all our plans All pay mo…
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I had a bad experience with this company ... beware
iD Mobile have the worst CS I have ever encountered. Please avoid, there are way better MVNOs out there, even if the deal does look good on the surface.
fiqqer
If you really want proper one month rolling contact Giff Gaff, it wont automatically roll over, unless you want it to and you don't have to give any notice. You can end it there and then - also you get the exact package you require exactly when you want it, not the take it or we rip you off approach that ID mobile use.

dont try and tell people to go with GG they have the worst speeds on 4G of any company, 2Mb, 2 no more, other companies 3G gets 16 +. GG MD tells you they are making a fortune, all at the expense of poor customers.
Used to be with them, price was decent and customer service was good but the signal in South Wales is absolutely s**t.
If you really want proper one month rolling contact Giff Gaff, it wont automatically roll over, unless you want it to and you don't have to give any notice. You can end it there and then - also you get the exact package you require exactly when you want it, not the take it or we rip you off approach that ID mobile use.
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Original Xiaomi Ultra-thin 10000mAh Mobile Power Bank 2 - BLACK, £17.30 delivered, Plus Quidco, from Gearbest

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Note: Can get it for £13.80 if you have a free delivery code or something like that Main Features: - Super large capacity 10000mAh portable power bank - Bidirectional quick charge, more effective, wh… Read More
Note: Can get it for £13.80 if you have a free delivery code or something like that Main Features: - Super large capacity 10000mAh portable power bank - Bidirectional quick charge, more effective, wh…
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I think this post would have been so much hotter without the 'PS' at the end.

I bought one, i didnt know pass thru wasn't a thing in most as i've never owned a powerbank but the way you put this across is just looking for 'colds' which is nerfing the heat it could have got.

But anyway bought one !
fulous
omgpleasespamme
fulous
AMasters007
118luke
Well - think a bit more and there is one blatantly obvious use for pass through power banks.
You could use passthrough power banks for this purpose, but why on earth would you? I can't see them lasting more than a few months (if that) in a hot car constantly being overcharged (unless you only make short journeys?), this is speaking from experience. You would be better off with a higher quality/capacity power bank, there are many out there, and charging the power bank when needed. Yes, it means a bit more effort setting up each time etc. but will save you A LOT of time and effort in future not having to keep buying the same thing every few months.
I'm not bashing I'm just saying this really isn't that good a deal. I currently have a 20,000 mAh (can't remember the brand for the life of me) set up which lasts me a few days of heavy use, more if I don't use my car, although admittedly I turn it off at night as my garage is plenty secure :)
If you have NEVER needed pass-thru charging, then you will never understand. The inefficiencies that you have gone on about nobody cares about them. We do not care about longevity of these powerbanks against portability and convenience. I use mine as a UPS for my Raspberry Pi which I NEED to be very mobile (moving it from room to room) without having to shut it down (same for Amazon Echo, Universal remotes/IR blasters etc...) and also car dashcam when I need to run it for long and to make sure it continues running even when the car gets parked.
Using the power-banks with pass thru DOES NOT mean that you keep them connected to mains every-time, you may only have to charge the powerbank during the night when the connected device is drawing almost nothing, meaning most current goes to the powerbank, but this comes with the benefit of not having to power-cycle your connected device.
Then on the issue of bashing pass-thru charging, a lot of people do not realise that this feature's efficiency and usefullness DEPENDS on the nature of the circuitry employed. Its not clever to bash all pass-thru charging power banks.
To explain this in a much easier way, imagine having a usb charger that has got 2 ports. You can connect the chargre to your phone, to charge your phone on one port, then connect the other usb port to your powerbank to charge it.
Now imagine having a single device that contains a usb charger and powerbank (already connected to one port) in a single packaging, with the other port (from the charger, just passing-thru to the output port of the packaging)
You will only then need a circuit to make sure if the inside charger is connected to mains, the phone uses pass-thru port to charge, if not, the phone takes charge from the inside power-bank.
Do we actually know how this power bank works? If as you say, it checks for a mains source of power before using the battery then that's a useful feature. If as others have described it always charges from the battery while the battery is charge from mains then that seems like a fire hazard. Plus I don't believe that people wouldn't care about the longevity of this considering is priced on the high side for a 100000mAh battery pack.
I hear you mate, my comments about people not caring about longevity, are similar and echoed by general use of mobile phones whilst on the charger. A lot of people including me, use their phones (playing games, music or even calls) whilst the phone is being charged (connected to a mains charger or even powerbank)
Effectively, the phone battery will be charged at the same time as being discharged by the phones's circuitry that will be drawing current from the battery as you play games.
The same behaviour is also common with LAPTOPS, people use their laptops whilst connected to mains charger (the battery will be charging and discharging at the same time) and you probably are also guilt of this :D
This behaviour, as you correctly highlighted, reduces the phone's battery life, BUT a LOT of people do not care. like me, they rather choose to enjoy the convenience, over loss of a few months of battery life. They buy a new battery or a new phone when that one packs up....

If we could find out just how intelligent the charging circuitry is in this then that would be useful. In the case of phones and laptops it's pretty advanced and charging speed will be limited if a battery gets too hot or once the battery gets to around 90% charge when in use. Also, if you're using these devices then you're present to deal with them in the event of thermal runaway for example. However if you use this battery pack as a UPS unattended then it's possible it's asking for trouble.

I got an e-mail today saying the 10000mAh Anker I ordered for £14 will be delivered to the pick up location monday so I'm trying to decide if I should cancel and go for this instead. It would be nice have a power bank that charges from USB C like my phone although I'm not a big fan of quick charge as this new phone has a fixed battery and will likely be knackered in no time by the heat.
fulous
NO, you are comparing different items. The powerbank which is exactly the same as this one, on Ali-express is the following (https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/10000mAh-Xiaomi-Power-Bank-2-External-Battery-18W-Quick-Charge-Ultra-Slim-for-Mobile-Phones-Fast/2134163_32819374388.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.QCt11z)which costs $20 but also with longer, unreliable post (unlike Gearbest's Sweden Post). Generally, as it is evident here, the power bank could be much cheaper at Gearbest with free postage codes, than at Aliexpress. comparing something else different may mean a lot of other factors in play so not a good idea, eg. the 20000mAh from Aliexpress is NOT v2, no QC and largely FAKE, from experience, see Voodooboard's post above.

Oh man, you just simply can't take it that this deal sucks... I'm not comparing products, just simply state that for +£2 one can double power bank capacity hence no brainer really...
omgpleasespamme
fulous
AMasters007
118luke
Well - think a bit more and there is one blatantly obvious use for pass through power banks.
You could use passthrough power banks for this purpose, but why on earth would you? I can't see them lasting more than a few months (if that) in a hot car constantly being overcharged (unless you only make short journeys?), this is speaking from experience. You would be better off with a higher quality/capacity power bank, there are many out there, and charging the power bank when needed. Yes, it means a bit more effort setting up each time etc. but will save you A LOT of time and effort in future not having to keep buying the same thing every few months.
I'm not bashing I'm just saying this really isn't that good a deal. I currently have a 20,000 mAh (can't remember the brand for the life of me) set up which lasts me a few days of heavy use, more if I don't use my car, although admittedly I turn it off at night as my garage is plenty secure :)
If you have NEVER needed pass-thru charging, then you will never understand. The inefficiencies that you have gone on about nobody cares about them. We do not care about longevity of these powerbanks against portability and convenience. I use mine as a UPS for my Raspberry Pi which I NEED to be very mobile (moving it from room to room) without having to shut it down (same for Amazon Echo, Universal remotes/IR blasters etc...) and also car dashcam when I need to run it for long and to make sure it continues running even when the car gets parked.
Using the power-banks with pass thru DOES NOT mean that you keep them connected to mains every-time, you may only have to charge the powerbank during the night when the connected device is drawing almost nothing, meaning most current goes to the powerbank, but this comes with the benefit of not having to power-cycle your connected device.
Then on the issue of bashing pass-thru charging, a lot of people do not realise that this feature's efficiency and usefullness DEPENDS on the nature of the circuitry employed. Its not clever to bash all pass-thru charging power banks.
To explain this in a much easier way, imagine having a usb charger that has got 2 ports. You can connect the chargre to your phone, to charge your phone on one port, then connect the other usb port to your powerbank to charge it.
Now imagine having a single device that contains a usb charger and powerbank (already connected to one port) in a single packaging, with the other port (from the charger, just passing-thru to the output port of the packaging)
You will only then need a circuit to make sure if the inside charger is connected to mains, the phone uses pass-thru port to charge, if not, the phone takes charge from the inside power-bank.
Do we actually know how this power bank works? If as you say, it checks for a mains source of power before using the battery then that's a useful feature. If as others have described it always charges from the battery while the battery is charge from mains then that seems like a fire hazard. Plus I don't believe that people wouldn't care about the longevity of this considering is priced on the high side for a 100000mAh battery pack.

I hear you mate, my comments about people not caring about longevity, are similar and echoed by general use of mobile phones whilst on the charger. A lot of people including me, use their phones (playing games, music or even calls) whilst the phone is being charged (connected to a mains charger or even powerbank)
Effectively, the phone battery will be charged at the same time as being discharged by the phones's circuitry that will be drawing current from the battery as you play games.
The same behaviour is also common with LAPTOPS, people use their laptops whilst connected to mains charger (the battery will be charging and discharging at the same time) and you probably are also guilt of this :D
This behaviour, as you correctly highlighted, reduces the phone's battery life, BUT a LOT of people do not care. like me, they rather choose to enjoy the convenience, over loss of a few months of battery life. They buy a new battery or a new phone when that one packs up....

Edited By: fulous on Jul 13, 2017 01:34: more details
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AMasters007
118luke
Well - think a bit more and there is one blatantly obvious use for pass through power banks.
You could use passthrough power banks for this purpose, but why on earth would you? I can't see them lasting more than a few months (if that) in a hot car constantly being overcharged (unless you only make short journeys?), this is speaking from experience. You would be better off with a higher quality/capacity power bank, there are many out there, and charging the power bank when needed. Yes, it means a bit more effort setting up each time etc. but will save you A LOT of time and effort in future not having to keep buying the same thing every few months.
I'm not bashing I'm just saying this really isn't that good a deal. I currently have a 20,000 mAh (can't remember the brand for the life of me) set up which lasts me a few days of heavy use, more if I don't use my car, although admittedly I turn it off at night as my garage is plenty secure :)
If you have NEVER needed pass-thru charging, then you will never understand. The inefficiencies that you have gone on about nobody cares about them. We do not care about longevity of these powerbanks against portability and convenience. I use mine as a UPS for my Raspberry Pi which I NEED to be very mobile (moving it from room to room) without having to shut it down (same for Amazon Echo, Universal remotes/IR blasters etc...) and also car dashcam when I need to run it for long and to make sure it continues running even when the car gets parked.
Using the power-banks with pass thru DOES NOT mean that you keep them connected to mains every-time, you may only have to charge the powerbank during the night when the connected device is drawing almost nothing, meaning most current goes to the powerbank, but this comes with the benefit of not having to power-cycle your connected device.
Then on the issue of bashing pass-thru charging, a lot of people do not realise that this feature's efficiency and usefullness DEPENDS on the nature of the circuitry employed. Its not clever to bash all pass-thru charging power banks.
To explain this in a much easier way, imagine having a usb charger that has got 2 ports. You can connect the chargre to your phone, to charge your phone on one port, then connect the other usb port to your powerbank to charge it.
Now imagine having a single device that contains a usb charger and powerbank (already connected to one port) in a single packaging, with the other port (from the charger, just passing-thru to the output port of the packaging)
You will only then need a circuit to make sure if the inside charger is connected to mains, the phone uses pass-thru port to charge, if not, the phone takes charge from the inside power-bank.

Do we actually know how this power bank works? If as you say, it checks for a mains source of power before using the battery then that's a useful feature. If as others have described it always charges from the battery while the battery is charge from mains then that seems like a fire hazard. Plus I don't believe that people wouldn't care about the longevity of this considering is priced on the high side for a 100000mAh battery pack.
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Motorola Moto X White 4G LTE Android Wifi 2GB RAM 32GB Unlocked Smartphone £89.99 @ eBay / a2z-technologies

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I have owned this Moto X 1st gen phone for almost a year and i can't recommend it enough. Captures some pretty good photos. One Year Warranty, 10MP Camera. Box Contents: 1. Phone 2. Charger
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The eBay listing states that its the XT1058, which is the AT&T US model. As a result, it doesn't support any of the UK 4G bands. 2G and 3G will work fine.

willmyphonework.net says 4g may work with BT, EE, Go Mobile, Post Office, Virgin and Vodafone on Band7-2600MHz
The eBay listing states that its the XT1058, which is the AT&T US model. As a result, it doesn't support any of the UK 4G bands. 2G and 3G will work fine.
I looked at this phone whilst phone shopping for HPwoMAN, attractive as it is i couldn't convince myself that a 4 year old handset could be new so I deemed it a return, after being bitten by 'new' N4's a couple of years ago I decided to avoid.
Horses for courses, if you are looking for a 4.7" phone that won't break the bank then this is fine. Going to get for the Mrs who only surfs/makes calls/emails and doesn't want a huge phone. Thanks OP.
This is a little better than a Nexus 4, they both share the same chipset. I can't see any reason to buy this phone especially at this price. If you're using a task killer on Android then you're doing it all wrong anyway. Don't use task killers! Sorry but this is cold.
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I bought the DJI Osmo last year. It's decent but broke after only being used 4-5 times.

Couldn't be arsed sending it back.
neiiilers
dark_shadow
neiiilers
dark_shadow
Crazy money.
Will wait til chinese sellers start producing cheapo copies.
They have and they're absolute garbage. Zhiyun is not even near the quality of DJI.
Dzinglazz
Zhiyun Smooth Q
Don't bother with the Smooth Q. Watch the review and comparisons on Youtube.
From my experience it takes a while for the market to become saturated. I'm in no rush to buy. I can see the appeal for those that need it.
I'm good to wait a few years
That's good. But if I were to suggest, I would get the DJI Osmo. I bought a used one for £320 to use for my travel videos and it's amazing. My latest vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2UaBEtZFKg&t=4s
That looks brilliant, good selection of shots and music - thanks for the share!
dark_shadow
neiiilers
dark_shadow
Crazy money.
Will wait til chinese sellers start producing cheapo copies.
They have and they're absolute garbage. Zhiyun is not even near the quality of DJI.
Dzinglazz
Zhiyun Smooth Q
Don't bother with the Smooth Q. Watch the review and comparisons on Youtube.
From my experience it takes a while for the market to become saturated. I'm in no rush to buy. I can see the appeal for those that need it.
I'm good to wait a few years

That's good. But if I were to suggest, I would get the DJI Osmo. I bought a used one for £320 to use for my travel videos and it's amazing. My latest vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2UaBEtZFKg&t=4s
What are people using to edit iPhone videos?
Need to cut and re-stitch some videos - easily, and hopefully free....
neiiilers
dark_shadow
Crazy money.
Will wait til chinese sellers start producing cheapo copies.
They have and they're absolute garbage. Zhiyun is not even near the quality of DJI.
Dzinglazz
Zhiyun Smooth Q
Don't bother with the Smooth Q. Watch the review and comparisons on Youtube.
From my experience it takes a while for the market to become saturated. I'm in no rush to buy. I can see the appeal for those that need it.

I'm good to wait a few years
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[Save £120] Samsung Galaxy S8, EE £125 upfront, 5GB data, Unlimited mins/texts £27.99pm £797.00 total @ Mobiles.co.uk

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Decent voucher code offer here. Upfront cost reduced from £235 to £125 Discount code: PRIMETR This offer's available in Coral Blue (hmm, nice) and Orchid Grey Blue https://www.mobiles.co.uk/samsung… Read More
Decent voucher code offer here. Upfront cost reduced from £235 to £125 Discount code: PRIMETR This offer's available in Coral Blue (hmm, nice) and Orchid Grey Blue https://www.mobiles.co.uk/samsung…
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Put in code ...says expired or invalid
The deal finished on Wednesday
KennyAnnan
Put in code ...says expired or invalid

Probably because the deal is finished. I'm pretty gutted too. There's a deal for this phone with O2 still active at £135 upfront and a total of 826 I think. But i don't know if o2 is worth going to.
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neilshilson
Whatnot1986
Currently allowed an early upgrade on my ee contract. Would I be able to buy this as upgrade and keep my number etc? Seems like a good deal.
Give EE a call and go through to retentions and they should be able to match or better this deal. That's what I did - got it for £25.99p/m £99 for phone (total cost £723 over 2 years)
In my experience operators can never ever match deals found elsewhere - it's such a ball ache, especially since to keep your number you have to transfer to a different network first :-|

If you at the end of your contract push for your PAC code to get to retentions for the better deals.
StuiWooi
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tomw647
I'm seriously debating whether to get this. I think nearer £750 for a complete deal and I'll bite. But don't know how long it'll be for that to happen
I understand setting yourself a threshold but equally some perspective: the difference of £47 over the life of the contract is less than £2 per month...
Inaccurate
How so?
797-750 = 47
47/24 < 2
A simpler way to look at it is 24*2 = 48
1.958333333
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1000 minutes - 5000 texts - 4gb data - 30 days sim only @ ID Mobile £9.00 month

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I had a bad experience with this company.. Beware
lisaneedsbraces
Avoid ID Mobile like the plague. Took weeks to cancel a contract and then they still took more money from the now closed account. I wouldn't say this about a lot of companies but their customer service is appalling.
Agree... their deals look great on the surface but they're sharks
Avoid ID Mobile like the plague. Took weeks to cancel a contract and then they still took more money from the now closed account. I wouldn't say this about a lot of companies but their customer service is appalling.
lukeandslipknot
Can you get the sim without paying the top up until it arrives in the post?
It's a 30 day contract, you pay by direct debit or pay via your account sooner if you like.
Can you get the sim without paying the top up until it arrives in the post?
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Samsung Galaxy S8 EE 24month contact £37.00 p/m 24 months £888.00 Free handset (30gb data unlimited min and text) @ Mobile phones direct

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Looks a cracking deal. More internet than you could use in a month. Comparing to any other shops you're saving £10~ a month
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Posted several times already :(
Isn't it three rather than ee.. But we do get ripped off
Probably a good deal. I personally feel the UK is being ripped off with phone contracts.
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Have had some experience with this phone and if you're looking for a rugged smartphone this is definitely one of the best. Decent performance, better camera than a lot of import phones and good batter…
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on £140 on GearBest, probably cheaper on some other Chinese sites, but not a bad price for actual warranty
Yep agreed but for some ppl next day delivery and no haggle return policy is probably worth £30
on £140 on GearBest, probably cheaper on some other Chinese sites, but not a bad price for actual warranty
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1000 Minutes - Unlimited texts - 2gb data - 30 days sim only - uSwitch Exclusive @ Plusnet Mobile £7.50 month

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1000 Minutes Unlimited texts 2gb data 30 days sim only uSwitch Exclusive Inclusive minutes include calls to UK landlines starting 01, 02 or 03, voicemail and any UK mobile network. Inclusive standar… Read More
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They run on 3 so u get 4g speeds :D
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Gollywood
From '3'
They run on EEhttps://www.plus.net/mobile

My friend, he asked the guy that mentioned ID Mobile what network they were on. ID is on '3'

I know PlusNet is via EE - I have 2 of their sims...

Edited By: Gollywood on Jul 10, 2017 22:30: Thim
Gollywood
From '3'

They run on EE
https://www.plus.net/mobile
mrman007
Who do they piggy back off please? thanks :D
From '3'
mrman007
JesStain
For an extra 50p u can get 1extra gb of data at id mobile
Who do they piggy back off please? thanks :)

They use EE's network
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Vodafone Red Entertainment SIM ONLY £25 inc Spotify/NowTV etc + £100 Auto Cashback! £200.00 @ e2save

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Was shopping around for a good sim only deal, as a current Spotify user (£9.99/mo) this seemed like a good deal! 25gb Data Unlt. Text Unlt. Minutes Plus Vodafone Roaming (more than others) £25 p/m
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I am planning on going for this from Mobiles.co.uk to replace my 20gb entertainment tariff for the last year with cash back working out at £10.50 per month, Vodafone couldn't even match this deal, No issues at all with mobiles.co.uk or Vodafone 4g everywhere I need it and there European roaming is far better than my experience with 3


Is it easy to get another deal like that as I also took one from mobiles like that.

Do you have to close the account and start a fresh?
Vodafone connected me through to the police once mid complaint call, instead of another department. Aswell as many other problems. Took 2 months to get a 12 month sim working properly and hours of complaining. Then still had issues. For 6 months i had refunds on all my bills due to problems. Thats 50% of the time. 4g also tops out at 30mb everywhere i go, but on average its 3-20mb!! 3g is also pretty slow, and overall coverage is average-good.

Luckily i can cancel this rubbish in a month or so.

I also vote avoid!
I am planning on going for this from Mobiles.co.uk to replace my 20gb entertainment tariff for the last year with cash back working out at £10.50 per month, Vodafone couldn't even match this deal, No issues at all with mobiles.co.uk or Vodafone 4g everywhere I need it and there European roaming is far better than my experience with 3
Jaws_78
I have bought from e2save numerous times and had no problems whatsoever. I am not sure what you guys have been buying or doing but their T&C's are pretty obvious. With auto cashback there is no faffing around and should be fairly straight forward..
Have you ever had any problems with any other company ever before? If so there are people who haven't had an issue with that company.... So they might decide to ignorantly proclaim "I am not sure what you have been buying or doing but their T&C's are pretty obvious" lol

The point is every company can slip up from time to time, (this one does fairly often by the sounds of it) but it's how that problem is resolved in the end that matters. In my case it wasn't at all by them, awful experience

mobile-phonesA Guide to Find the Best Mobiles at Cheap Prices

These days, your mobile phone is as important as your car, your home, or your central heating. Equipped with incredible processing power, modern mobiles make life so much easier, whether we are checking sports scores, browsing fashion catalogues or watching the latest dramas on Netflix.

The problem is that the mobile market is constantly changing and extremely complex, at least to novices. When you search for good deals on mobile handsets, contracts and accessories, it can be hard to be sure you are getting a good price. This buyer’s guide explains how to avoid paying over the odds and how to find a phone that meets all of your individual needs.

Communication On the Go: Mobiles

Mobile phones have become such a large part of our lives, that we sometimes find it hard to remember how recently they were developed. While rotary or push button landline phones have been around for well over 100 years, mobile phones (or cell phones) only began to appear in significant numbers in the mid-1980s, and then usually as car phones and oversized units with very poor battery charge.

Things really started to change in the mid-1990s, when models like Nokia’s 3210 were introduced. Smaller, with multiple features (and games like Snake), phones like the 3210 immediately caught on. You could charge your phone in an hour or so and have it ready to receive calls, send SMS messages and even surf the web, all day long.

Then, in 2007 everything changed yet again when Apple’s iPhone appeared the scene. Launched in February 2007, the first-generation iPhone included radical new features like a touchscreen and the iOS operating system. With more power under the hood, an easy-to-use interface and a much larger screen, smartphones like the iPhone quickly became dominant.

To this day, smartphones are the leading form of mobile phone, but they aren’t the only choice. Larger “phablets” which mix the screen size of tablets with the calling abilities of mobile phones are on offer, along with updated versions of old-style phones. And within the smartphone sector, a complex division has emerged, with huge price variations between different makes and models.

How do Mobiles Work?mobile never miss what matters most

Modern mobile phones work on a cellular basis. That is, the world is divided into cells, with mobile phone masts or booster stations forming the corners of each cell. Signals from individual phones are beamed to mobile phone boosters which then transmit them to a point as close to your target phone as possible. They are then transmitted to the target from a nearby station and their handset does the rest, translating raw data into audible sound.

Smartphones also feature Wi-Fi and (often) Bluetooth connectivity, which enables them to tap into any available nearby internet connections. This allows you to use services like Google Apps pretty much wherever you are, and also to use messaging and calling services like WhatsApp or Skype.

The actual interface of mobile phones will be powered by a couple of different operating systems. iOS, developed by Apple, is used with iPhones and iPads, while Android covers almost every other manufacturer (although Windows is expanding its reach as well). These operating systems provide a way to load up and run apps, help to secure your phone and power functions like the camera and touchscreen. There are some differences between iOS and Android devices, which you may want to bear in mind.

Choosing Between the Different Types of Mobile Phones

When you come to hunt for mobile deals, you’ll find that there are several basic kinds of phone on offer:

  • Basic mobile phone handsets – These ultra-cheap handsets resemble the old Nokia 3210 in that they have no touchscreen, just a keypad. They can make and receive calls, send SMS messages and run primitive apps like schedulers and alarms, but they aren’t really designed for that kind of functionality. Instead, they are a good option for people who simply need to stay in touch, while spending as little money as possible. Popular current models include the Samsung Entro and the Alcatel One Touch. You can also choose between normal and flip-phone designs, depending on how you’d prefer your phone to look.
  • Basic smartphones – Entry level smartphones are cheap, functional but under-powered. Don’t assume that the lack of power is a huge problem, though. Most people don’t use their souped up smartphones to their full potential, and many users will be quite happy with basic phones like the Vodafone Smart Prime 7 or the Motorola Moto G. You won’t get as much memory or storage space and the camera won’t be professional quality, but everything you need will be present.
  • High-end smartphones – This category is the kind that you’ll be most familiar with, as it’s the classic image of a smartphone: powerful, beautifully styled information processing beasts like the iPhone 7 or the Samsung Galaxy S7 are expensive, but crammed with features and bursting with power. Do you really need them? Yes, if you value HD video or photos, want to pack your phone with apps, love fast streaming and want to cut the risk of your phone failing at a critical moment.
  • Specialist phones – There are several kinds of specialist mobile within the smartphone sector that may well be worth your while. For example, the Google Pixel is an exceptional camera phone, beating out high-end rivals like the Galaxy S7 Edge. Then there are music phones like the Marshall London (the same Marshall that makes the famous speakers) and phones that are optimised for gamers, like the Moto Z Play, with a gargantuan battery life.

Hellomoto: Moto Z

Making Sense of Mobile Specifications

One of the most challenging aspects of buying a mobile is the arsenal of specifications you’ll encounter whenever you call up a mobile phone listing. So it’s worth explaining what a few key specs are all about:

  • Camera – When you are looking for a high-quality camera, try to find one with the most megapixels (MPs) and features like automatic focus and image stabilisation, both of which will result in more reliable, better-looking images. Check for 4K video recording as well – as this will be much, much crisper.
  • Storage – All phones need to store data, whether its MP3s, apps or video. However, storage needs vary. If you really need plenty of space for multimedia files, go for something with 64GB and above, but for most people even as little as 8GB will do fine.
  • Processors – These days, you’ll probably find processors listed as “dual-core”, “quad-core” or “octa-core”. Basically, the highest end phones have powerful octa-core processors, which can handle advanced apps and games. Dual-core is being phased out, but is still fine for making calls and browsing the web.
  • Memory – Not the same as disk storage, RAM is short term space that your phone uses to carry out its operations. ‘More the better’ is a general rule (6GB is good), although you’ll still get by with 2GB or 4GB of RAM in most cases.
  • Battery life – A crucial consideration for most mobile users, how long your battery lasts can ruin your gaming experience, put you out of contact at key moments and generally cause trouble. Each phone differs, and some phones with superficially good battery life can actually perform poorly when they are running a number of apps, so read the fine print closely.
  • Connectivity – A vital part of how any mobile works is how it connects to other phones and devices. Good phones will come with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as GPS for more efficient navigation (and fitness tracking functions).
  • Compatibility – How your phone can be expanded by accessories. Some phones may come with limited initial storage, but can be expanded via  Micros SD cards (famously, the iPhone doesn’t fall into this category). Others are better equipped to handle headphones, some have specialist charging accessories and protective cases.

Another thing to think about is whether to go for a 3G or a 4G mobile phone. These are broadband standards that determine how quickly your phone can transfer data (with the 4G standing for “fourth generation”). 4G is becoming the new norm, with far faster download speeds than 3G, but 3G still holds up pretty well (and specifically 3G phones will be slightly cheaper). Not all phones can handle 4G, so if you intend to upgrade your network connection, be sure to check in the listings.

Android or iOS: Does it Matter?samsung galaxy s8 unbox your phone

Yes, to be it as briefly as possible, it does matter whether you go for an iOS or Android device, but it’s not a major factor. Both OS’ are well-designed and easy to use. However, there are some key differences.

One benefit of iOS is that you can run Google Play apps on Apple phones, but Apple services like the iCloud and iTunes aren’t accessible from Android devices. However, this works both ways. Many TV boxes rely on Android software, so it won’t be easy to synch up your iPhone with many streaming boxes.

Android is also more flexible. You can customise the way it looks and tinker with its inner workings in a way that Apple makes impossible. For really advanced users, Android is also by far the better platform for app development.

Almost all of the apps you’ll find on an iPhone 7 are available on Android equivalents (including apps that mimic the helper app, Siri), so there’s not a great deal of competition from the perspective of the ordinary mobile buyer. Just go for a phone with the specs you need, and don’t worry too much about the OS.

How Do You Pay for Mobile Phone Usage?

The way you pay for your mobile can determine how cost effective it is, so it really helps to find the right package for your needs.

Fundamentally, mobile phone packages come in two forms:

  • Pay as You Go – On Pay as You Go packages, you’ll receive a handset and SIM card, that you’ll need to top up with credit as and when required. No contract is involved at any point: you just top up and start calling.
  • Contract – With contract packages, you’ll sign a contract over a set period of time (which could be a year or 24 months). You’ll then receive the handset and a set quota of data and calls/messages, and there’s no need to top up at any stage. Generally, the handset is bundled in with the contract for free, and you’ll be offered an upgrade as new models become available.

Which payment method is best for you? On the face of it, it makes sense to take out a mobile phone contract. You’ll get a cheaper deal on your handset and may well save money on call minutes and data, if you choose wisely. However, that’s the problem. Not all contracts will suit your needs (or be competitively priced). Many people take out a contract phone, only to find that they don’t need the data (or need more).

Pay as You Go is a flexible payment method that may well be cheaper, at least in the short term. It’s particularly cost effective if you stick to cheaper mobiles, but the benefits evaporate fast as you go up the smartphone scale.

One alternative is to opt for a SIM only contract deal. With conventional contracts, your network supplies a phone and call services. With SIM-only deals, the network just supplies the call services, via a unique SIM card. The SIM can be used in a wide range of devices, but you have to purchase the handset.

The benefits of this type of contract can be significant. If you shop around at sites like HotUKDeals, you’ll find plenty of handset deals (and contract offers) that can make SIM-only deals much cheaper than full-blown contracts.

The disadvantage is that you’ll need enough cash to make the initial investment, which isn’t the case when you buy your handset via a monthly contract. Different people will have different situations and requirements. Find a payment method that works for you.

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Choosing the Perfect Range of Mobile Accessories

Mobile phones are nothing without the right collection of accessories, and there’s a huge selection of different products to choose from. Some of the most useful and popular options include:

  • Cases – An invaluable way to protect your smartphone and its fragile screen against damage, cases come in a wide range of colours and materials, with plastic, moleskin, leather, and rubber options all available. You can also customise their look in an almost infinite variety of ways via services like PhotoBox.
  • Mobile phone chargers – Nobody wants to be caught without the battery charge they need to make a crucial call, so having the right charger is a must. You’ll find specialist iPhone chargers, swivel chargers that allow multiple devices to be charged at the same time, travel chargers with different plug adaptors and USB chargers to allow your phone to feed off your laptop’s charge.
  • Memory cards – Many phones include the ability to add extra storage space, which can be a handy way to dump holiday photos and free up space on your phone. Companies like SanDisk offer SD cards with between 32GB and 128GB of capacity, enough to store plenty of movies, let alone a few travel snaps.
  • Screen protectors – Specialist forms of cover that snap over your smartphone’s screen, adding another layer of protection (and avoiding smudges). It’s worth buying a high-quality protector that is specifically designed for your phone model. Poorer quality products will risk damaging your phone and compromising its touchscreen functions.
  • Power banks – Another way to avoid running out of charge at a critical moment are power banks – portable charge storage devices. Pick one that is as small as possible but still packs enough charge to really make a difference. There are even solar-powered models on the market, which could be ideal for long days at the beach.

How to Find the Best Mobile Deals

By now, you should have a fairly clear idea of how to buy your next mobile and the kind of handsets to look for. However, there are a few more things to remember when it comes to actually hunting down the right mobile and contract deal.

First off, shop around for phones with the right specs for you. Don’t settle for deals at the nearest mobile phone shop. Get online and compare prices. Compare contract deals too. You may find that a SIM-only deal and a Samsung Galaxy deal are more cost effective than taking out a contract.

It all depends on which deals are available and the best way to find this out is by regularly checking the HotUKDeals mobile listings. There you’ll find deals on handsets, contracts and accessories – everything you need to assemble the perfect mobile deal.

The HotUKDeals platform features the UK’s biggest mobile retailers, including phone makers like Samsung, LG, Sony and Apple, as well as retailers and network providers like EE, Virgin Mobile, Sainsbury’s, Vodafone, uSwitch and Argos. It’s the ideal place to compare prices and specs.

Finally, think about buying your mobile at the right time. Good times of year include Black Friday and Cyber Monday (mid-November) and the January Sales, but deals can also emerge as new models are launched, so stay alert.

The Cheapest Mobiles at HotUKDeals

Having the right mobile phone is a vital part of modern life, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, surf the web and run the apps you love. Find all the latest and best phone deals by bookmarking the HotUKDeals mobile listings and save money on your next handset, contract or accessories purchase.