Alcatel Idol3 Like New at O2 for £29.99
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Alcatel Idol3 Like New at O2 for £29.99

£29.99O2 Deals
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Found 27th Oct 2016
Back in stock now at o2

It will probably sell out fast.

55 Comments

How much to unlock?

How do you buy this for £29.99 without having to buy a top up bundle. This choice is not available on anything I can see on the page.

can't be unlocked

johnnyd57uk

How do you buy this for £29.99 without having to buy a top up bundle. … How do you buy this for £29.99 without having to buy a top up bundle. This choice is not available on anything I can see on the page.



Just add any bundle it does not charge you a top up on O2.

Ordered for holiday

many thanks
missed out last time ordered one this time .Managed to navigate through the jungle of their website to order

finnmaccool

can't be unlocked



What do you mean

Original Poster

ngangekrubally

What do you mean



I think it can be unlocked see here:

hotukdeals.com/dea…480

Got it, Just go through the purchase process having selected your sim at no extra cost. Good reviews and now to find those unlock providers on the previous post.

Oops thanks Gooner77. You were too quick for me.

Edited by: "johnnyd57uk" 27th Oct 2016

Keeps telling something has gone wrong after


entering my bank details.

HEAT !!!!!!!!!! JUST ORDERED , THANKS OP !!

NEEDED A SECOND PHONE..... Does anyone know what this phone is like ? any advice appreciated .

Great phone, similar to the Motorola G in terms of all round performance

Nightmare to unlock though, having a contract with O2 best way

so if none of my friends have an o2 contract, what's the cheapest and easiest way to unlock even if it means having a temporary contract for a month

Sim only data package for a month (£5) request unlock once phone arrives
Cancel package
Edited by: "jh787" 27th Oct 2016

jh787

Sim only data package for a month (£5) request unlock once phone … Sim only data package for a month (£5) request unlock once phone arrivesCancel package



I will give that a whizz...
is their an unlock fee on top after that. ​

have you a link to the sim only £5 data package as i carnt find it

Cheers, rang round their sales yesterday to see if there were any in stock. Nice when deals like this land on payday! Got 2 months left on my O2 contract too so will get them to unlock it for me! Happy days

HEAT!

SoupDragon1

have you a link to the sim only £5 data package as i carnt find it



here

You must select tablet as your device type
Edited by: "jh787" 27th Oct 2016

Thanks, my little brother was complaining he's lost his Android phone so this will do nicely! Ordered one for myself also to have a little play with

Thank you

Out of stock.

oos

Its coming in and out of stock occasionally. Here is a good hands on video: youtu.be/6z3…vt0

Bought this phone a few months back and found it to be a great little phone that much so my wife just ordered one to when they were £49.99 :-) so for me hot and a bargain at £29.99 if you can grab one at this price.

received mine. 2 small marks on the frame. no headphones..

got mine today too ,annoying they didnt include pin to open sim enclosure on the side but looks ok

Sending mine back I think, looked like someone had been trying to get the sim tray to eject with a chisel. Not visibly noticeable but feels rough and annoying. Hardly the "Perfect with no blemishes" from the description

Got mine.
Mint...no quibbles here

Mine is perfect.

A1RN

Mine is perfect.


Swap?!

mine is also perfect

Mine arrived literally like new. Even back case seal still there. Thanks for sharing this deal

anyone with o2 contract willing to unlock mine for a £5 - not sure how to arrange payment prob paypal? apologies if this request is out of place.
will keep mine as im upgrading a relative from a galaxy ace!! heh.

Banned

Long time lurker but had to join to vent my frustrations.

For the love of God don't buy this if its to be gifted. You will look a right prat! Don't do it!

We bought 3 "PERFECT" Idol3's in our household and they were delivered next day. They all gone back for various faults. What a complete waste of time. We never buying non-new devices from O2 site again at ANY price.

1st phone: Plain packaging. No front screen film. NO HEADPHONES! NO SIM REMOVING PIN! Phone looked perfect but battery was completely flat and could not hold any charge. After charging overnight (with charging animation) was still flat in the morning. Could only turn on with charger connected.

2nd phone: Plain packaging. No front screen film. No back film. NO HEADPHONES! NO SIM REMOVING PIN! Phone screen had scuff marks top right about an inch long. Clearly visible and couldn't buff clean. Looked like scratched with sandpaper but screen felt smooth. Came half charged and charged ok overnight.

3rd phone: Plain packaging. No front screen film. NO HEADPHONES! NO SIM REMOVING PIN! Phone had a deep black scratch or crack across the silver bezel near the corner where USB port is. The SIM tray came apart from the SIM cover when removed, and when closed the SIM cover was recessed in more so than the other two phones. Phone came half charged and charged ok overnight.

We considered keeping the 3rd Idol but even using the SIM trays from the other two was still recessed when closed, like it went in too far. The edges of the SIM slot felt sharp when passing your fingers over it. Annoyingly this is right where your thumb would rest when holding the phone to your ear in your left hand. Also could not be certain if the bezel was just scratched or cracked so just returned the whole lot.

/rant

seattle

anyone with o2 contract willing to unlock mine for a £5 - not sure how to … anyone with o2 contract willing to unlock mine for a £5 - not sure how to arrange payment prob paypal? apologies if this request is out of place. will keep mine as im upgrading a relative from a galaxy ace!! heh.


You do realise they would need physical access to your phone?

seattle

anyone with o2 contract willing to unlock mine for a £5 - not sure how to … anyone with o2 contract willing to unlock mine for a £5 - not sure how to arrange payment prob paypal? apologies if this request is out of place. will keep mine as im upgrading a relative from a galaxy ace!! heh.



From previous thread, the contract SIM needs to be used at least once in the mobile to be unlocked:

"[hotukdeals81] You need to put the sim in the phone first. This will register the phone on your contract and then you can request the unlock code. Use the sim, like send a text etc, with the phone for it to be registered with O2. I have done two unlock and it works"
Edited by: "Sqsq" 30th Oct 2016

Original Poster

Sqsq

From previous thread, the contract SIM needs to be used at least once in … From previous thread, the contract SIM needs to be used at least once in the mobile to be unlocked:"[hotukdeals81] You need to put the sim in the phone first. This will register the phone on your contract and then you can request the unlock code. Use the sim, like send a text etc, with the phone for it to be registered with O2. I have done two unlock and it works"



My unlock request has still not come through, I had not sent a text though, I sent a text and resubmitted the request? Hopefully it will work this time?

hotukdeals81

Here is the solution for unlocking. Minimum cost nil/£5 maximum you … Here is the solution for unlocking. Minimum cost nil/£5 maximum you chooseThe easiest way is to have it unlocked by requesting someone who has O2 contract. I could not find anyone in my circle of friends who had O2 contract. Here is what i did after many unsuccessful attempts from unlocking sites. It would take 3 to 4 days.1. Purchased the cheapest sim only contract from O2. £5/month for data sim and it is rolling contract.2. Received the sim next day and straight away requested the unlock code.3. Received the code next day from O2.4. As i had two phones now it is time to have the second one unlocked.Sim comes with 500mb of data, no minutes and 100 text. If you feel that you don't need that sim anymore give 30 days notice and end the contract as per terms. No credit rating issue here aswell, i asssume, as contract is not cancelled whereas it is ended by giving notice. You can also cancel it within 14 days and pay for the allowances used.Just for genuine need and not for abuse.....



Did not work for me. After 4 days I received text and email from mycare@O2 stating that unlatching requests did not extend to Pay Monthly Data Sims. Scared to try again for credit checks.
I'm so frustrated with this mobile. Am also still waiting for a refund from a failed online unlock code too.
Has been worst deal on hukd ever. Reason they're cheap.

drenchilww

Has been worst deal on hukd ever. Reason they're cheap.



If it is still as new condition you can sell on ebay for £40-£70. Or walk into CEX and they'll give you £37 cash or £53 store voucher.

Original Poster

drenchilww

Did not work for me. After 4 days I received text and email from … Did not work for me. After 4 days I received text and email from mycare@O2 stating that unlatching requests did not extend to Pay Monthly Data Sims. Scared to try again for credit checks.I'm so frustrated with this mobile. Am also still waiting for a refund from a failed online unlock code too.Has been worst deal on hukd ever. Reason they're cheap.





The unlock code was emailed to me after I sent a text on the £5 data sim, many thanks to hotukdeals81 for your help.

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