Free phones (including HTC Magic, Nokia 5800 and Samsung Jet) on Vodafone £10/month 12 month contract (ONLY CONFIRMED FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS)
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Free phones (including HTC Magic, Nokia 5800 and Samsung Jet) on Vodafone £10/month 12 month contract (ONLY CONFIRMED FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS)

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Found 3rd Aug 2009
I took out Vodafone's £10/month 30 day rolling contract about 2 months ago. For this I got 100 minutes and 500 texts, which is one of the better deals out there. However, I discovered that if you upgrade from this to a 12 month contract you can get a free phone and keep your current price plan. So, assuming you are on the Vodafone £10/month 30 day contract, Vodafone's online system allows you to upgrade to a new phone in the last 70 days of your contract, so technically you are, like myself, eligible. So if you login to your online account, there should be a link under 'My products and plans' called 'Upgrade my phone'. Click this link and fill in the details required. Then ,once on the upgrade site, click the link on the left hand side saying 'Upgrade my phone'. Select the '12 month' option at the top of the list of phones and you should see a number of phones, including the HTC Magic, listed as being free. Add it to your basket and it should show no cost for the phone with the all-important phrase 'Your existing price plan' underneath. So by committing to £120 worth of contract you should be getting a phone worth £350 + VAT (according to Vodafone themselves) and your minutes and texts.

The phones available for free include:
Samsung Jet
BB Storm
SE C905
HTC Magic
BB Bold
Samsung Tocco Ultra
BB 8110
Nokia 5800
SE C902
Samsung Lucido
BB Curve
Samsung Blade
Samsung U700
Nokia 6300
SE C510
SE W595
Nokia 6210
SE W715
Nokia N97 (£63.25 on 12 month)

Good luck and I'm here to help should it be needed

EDIT: See post 10 for evidence

EDIT #2: You should be able to get £15 Quidco online for the SIM-only deal, making your potential losses, at worst, £5.

EDIT #3: Quote from rmg:

Hi, I can confirm that I have just done this.

Currently on 30 day 100+500.

Upgraded to N97 for 12 months on existing tariff for 63.25.

Went through quidco as well.

What a deal, thx a million to the OP.

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What minutes and Texts ? and does it have an internet plan ?

Also mate have you done this ?

So far this sounds HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
(not voted yet)

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wow if thats true its a fantastic loophole.

i've got a magic and its an amazing phone.

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Yeah I did this last week - worked fantastic for me
The minutes and Texts are 100 minutes 500 texts, which, considering the free phone, is pretty good

NOTE: ONLY CONFIRMED FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS

scouting_gerbil;5918935

Yeah I did this last week - worked fantastic for meThe minutes and Texts … Yeah I did this last week - worked fantastic for meThe minutes and Texts are 100 minutes 500 texts, which, considering the free phone, is pretty good



AND YOU GOT A FREE MAGIC ?

Original Poster

And you may be able to add an internet plan for £5/month
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yup got the Magic for free and can't put it down it's so great

scouting_gerbil;5918949

yup got the Magic for free and can't put it down it's so great



right shut up showing off coz this probably wont work for me ! :L

Great deal tho ! HOT

Also do you think i could get the £15 sim and do this ?

Thanks alot OP :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Yeah I've heard it works for the other SIM-only contracts too
More info on this thread: ]http//fo…534
Proof is coming in a mo

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/3784705872_eeb438d66e_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/3784706848_858997b8cb_o.jpg

So your saying if I buy a SIM only plan, next month I can upgrade?

The Magic sells for £220+ on eBay, which means your looking at about £200 back, whereas the 12 month contract is only £120...

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Jakg;5919021

So your saying if I buy a SIM only plan, next month I can upgrade?The … So your saying if I buy a SIM only plan, next month I can upgrade?The Magic sells for £220+ on eBay, which means your looking at about £200 back, whereas the 12 month contract is only £120...



Yeah, it seems silly but if Vodafone are going to leave such a massive loophole it's going to be used :whistling:

scouting_gerbil;5918976

Yeah I've heard it works for the other SIM-only contracts tooProof is … Yeah I've heard it works for the other SIM-only contracts tooProof is coming in a mo




This is quite possibly the HOTTEST deal i have EVER seen on here.

Also how would i go about getting it, since i am not already with Vodafone.

Cheers :thumbsup: :-D :-D

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james_lfc;5919030

Okay mate, where you getting the proof from ? And this is quite possibly … Okay mate, where you getting the proof from ? And this is quite possibly the HOTTEST deal i have EVER seen on here.Also how would i go about getting it, since i am not already with Vodafone.Cheers :thumbsup: :-D :-D



Well you could take out the SIM-only contract, try to upgrade and if you can't just cancel it (it's 30 day if you do not upgrade)

Scouting_Gerbil

Vodafone's online system allows you to upgrade to a new phone in the last … Vodafone's online system allows you to upgrade to a new phone in the last 70 days of your contract, so technically you are, like myself, eligible



Seeing as the initial contract we have to take out is only a 30day rolling one, does that mean we are eligible for upgrade straight away then? (or at least wait a few days after receiving the sim pack)

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Cuddy;5919042

Seeing as the initial contract we have to take out is only a 30day … Seeing as the initial contract we have to take out is only a 30day rolling one, does that mean we are eligible for upgrade straight away then? (or at least wait a few days after receiving the sim pack)



Well I waited a month or two, simply because I never realised I could upgrade. But perhaps you could do it straight away... I'm not sure tbh

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If someone who is on a SIM-only deal atm could get a screenshot of the upgrade page, this would be awesome (I can no longer access it as I'm not due an upgrade until next May now)

scouting_gerbil;5919040

Well you could take out the SIM-only contract, try to upgrade and if you … Well you could take out the SIM-only contract, try to upgrade and if you can't just cancel it (it's 30 day if you do not upgrade)



So are you saying you can upgrade as soon as ?

Or do i have to wait for a certain period of time.

Im going France for 4 weeks on Friday so i might so go for one of these anyway as they have no roaming charges

Cheers James

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james_lfc;5919057

So are you saying you can upgrade as soon as ? Or do i have to wait for a … So are you saying you can upgrade as soon as ? Or do i have to wait for a certain period of time. Im going France for 4 weeks on Friday so i might so go for one of these anyway as they have no roaming chargesCheers James



Well I'm not sure as the only reason I waited was because I was unaware of the upgrade website at the time. As I said before, if it doesn't work you can cancel with 30 days notice :thumbsup:

This sounds smoking:thumbsup:

if i order the sim only over the net could i upgrade before i recieve the sim?

im tempted to go vodafone shop now then upgrade as soon as would this work?

cap8000;5919081

if i order the sim only over the net could i upgrade before i recieve the … if i order the sim only over the net could i upgrade before i recieve the sim?



+1 id also like to know this.

Also from the OPs screen shot i could see he wasnt paying £10 a month is that just because of the VAT Change ?

Cheers everyone ! :thumbsup:

omg so u can get the sim only. next month upgrade to 18months and get a FREE N97 nwhilst still on a tenner a month?!?!?

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cap8000;5919097

im tempted to go vodafone shop now then upgrade as soon as would this … im tempted to go vodafone shop now then upgrade as soon as would this work?



You could go into the store and get the SIM-only contract, but it might be wise to wait a few days just to avoid awkward questions from Vodafone :thumbsup:

Quidco is at £20 for the rolling contract.. - quidco.com/vod…ne/

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magicbeans;5919110

omg so u can get the sim only. next month upgrade to 18months and get a … omg so u can get the sim only. next month upgrade to 18months and get a FREE N97 nwhilst still on a tenner a month?!?!?



In theory yes. This has worked for me with the HTC Magic so I don;t see why it shouldn't work for you. There's little risk on your part if it doesn't work, as the most you will be paying is £20 for two months of contract before you cancel.

cap8000;5919097

im tempted to go vodafone shop now then upgrade as soon as would this … im tempted to go vodafone shop now then upgrade as soon as would this work?



1) They will most likely try and up-sell you onto a higher monthly cost contract since they make commission. As such they could refuse the upgrade regardless of whether you kick up a fuss etc.

2) This might alert Vodafone to this loophole (assuming it's one they're not aware of) and thus remove it.

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Jakg;5919113

Quidco is at £20 for the rolling contract.. - … Quidco is at £20 for the rolling contract.. - http://www.quidco.com/vodafone/



£15 for the £10/month one, so you are cutting your losses even more

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Cuddy;5919125

1) They will most likely try and up-sell you onto a higher monthly cost … 1) They will most likely try and up-sell you onto a higher monthly cost contract since they make commission. As such they could refuse the upgrade regardless of whether you kick up a fuss etc.2) This might alert Vodafone to this loophole (assuming it's one they're not aware of) and thus remove it.



I think he/she was referring to getting the SIM instore and upgrading online

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And also my Quidco has tracked and is due for payment in August

scouting_gerbil;5919119

In theory yes. This has worked for me with the HTC Magic so I don;t see … In theory yes. This has worked for me with the HTC Magic so I don;t see why it shouldn't work for you. There's little risk on your part if it doesn't work, as the most you will be paying is £20 for two months of contract before you cancel.



If i went for the £10/month one to start off with when upgrading could i change price plan too.

cheers

scouting_gerbil;5919132

I think he/she was referring to getting the SIM instore and upgrading … I think he/she was referring to getting the SIM instore and upgrading online



correct def upgrade online

scouting_gerbil;5919119

In theory yes. This has worked for me with the HTC Magic so I don;t see … In theory yes. This has worked for me with the HTC Magic so I don;t see why it shouldn't work for you. There's little risk on your part if it doesn't work, as the most you will be paying is £20 for two months of contract before you cancel.



wow!! considering quidco is 20quid u cant lose!!!! HOT HOT HOT!!! repped!

(looking at this for hubby....i just got a new 24month contract :-( )

gutted, ive just canned my sim only contract after 2 months.... :-(

cap8000;5919081

if i order the sim only over the net could i upgrade before i recieve the … if i order the sim only over the net could i upgrade before i recieve the sim?



I think you would at least have to wait until the contract was confirmed and you had registered the sim ...and perhaps use it?...and by the time you have done that every man and his dog will have registered and bye bye loophole :whistling:

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james_lfc;5919147

If i went for the £10/month one to start off with when upgrading could i … If i went for the £10/month one to start off with when upgrading could i change price plan too.cheers



I wouldn't upgrade the price plan if I were you. When I upgraded, it was offering me the same number of texts and minutes for £25/month if, I quote, was 'happy with my current phone'. :?

cap8000;5919150

correct def upgrade online



go for it ! :L take the risk for all of us :P i would go down to the local town now to do it but im 16 and if i was to get this my mum would have to sign up for it online.

Cheers James:thumbsup:

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twinkle;5919154

I think you would at least have to wait until the contract was confirmed … I think you would at least have to wait until the contract was confirmed and you had registered the sim ...and perhaps use it?...and by the time you have done that every man and his dog will have registered and bye bye loophole :whistling:



Well with some luck you guys should get it too. Can anyone who is currently on SIM-only confirm it is still open?

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james_lfc;5919159

go for it ! :L take the risk for all of us :P i would go down to the … go for it ! :L take the risk for all of us :P i would go down to the local town now to do it but im 16 and if i was to get this my mum would have to sign up for it online.Cheers James:thumbsup:



lol I'm in the same position - try convincing Vodafone that you are your mum with a deep teenage boy-voice

scouting_gerbil;5919155

I wouldn't upgrade the price plan if I were you. When I upgraded, it was … I wouldn't upgrade the price plan if I were you. When I upgraded, it was offering me the same number of texts and minutes for £25/month if, I quote, was 'happy with my current phone'. :?



Ok mate cheers, well i think im going to try this with the £15/month one instead because im looking for unlimited texts.

Cheers James
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