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HTC Desire (2.1 Android) - Free Phone, O2, £20 p/m 18 Month Contract @ Phones 4 U
HTC Desire (2.1 Android) - Free Phone, O2, £20 p/m 18 Month Contract @ Phones 4 U

HTC Desire (2.1 Android) - Free Phone, O2, £20 p/m 18 Month Contract @ Phones 4 U

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Free HTC Desire on an 18 month, O2 contract @ £20 p/m.

O2 100 - 18 Months

HTC Desrie - FREE
£20.00 p/m x 18 months
100 mins
3000 texts

The Phone:

This is, in my opinion one of the best phones around. Although running android 2.1 at the moment, a 2.2 (froyo) update is coming in the next few weeks which brings

- 720p video recording
- Faster performance
- Turns the phone into a mobile hotspot for wifi.

Phone Specs:

- 3.7" AMOLED Touchscreen (Super vibrant and sharp and bright Screen)
- 1 Ghz Snapdragon Processor
- 5 megapixel camera + flash + (soon - 720p video recording)
- Full flash 10.1 integrated into the browser.
- Android OS
- A - GPS


Also, considering this is about £400 sim free and £320 in O2 on pay / go, you're getting this for £360 but including all minutes and texts. Hence, I think its pretty reasonable.

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anyone know if it is possible to add a Data bolt on to this - either through P4U or directly with O2? I can't see a way to add a data bolt on to this through the P4U website.....

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Magic01273

anyone know if it is possible to add a Data bolt on to this - either … anyone know if it is possible to add a Data bolt on to this - either through P4U or directly with O2? I can't see a way to add a data bolt on to this through the P4U website.....



I'm thinking the exact same thing.... If I find out ill let you know.

if this had the internet bolt on, it would be red hot !!!

The data bolt on is £10 on this tariff, and only gives 500mb - that is the real shame of O2!

O2 recently changed all their data tariffs and the bolt-ons........and are cutting their own throat imo as their just simply not competetive any more!

yep - pretty pointless having a Desire with no data allowance and if it really is £10 for only 500mb through O2 then that is a real shame :0(

£35 Quidco

Original Poster

For £5 more p/m you can get it on orange with 300 mins, unlimited texts and that crucial web bolt on.

phones4u.co.uk/sho…y=4

I got one of these on the same tariff via the Dialaphone thread (same deal, & Dialaphone is a subsidiary of phones4u). Once you've got the phone, you can log on to MyO2 and add the bolt-on (£10) BUT - it only takes effect from your next billing date, so you have a month without the 500mB data bundle.

I turned my data off rather than rack up a huge bill.

cleudo

I got one of these on the same tariff via the Dialaphone thread (same … I got one of these on the same tariff via the Dialaphone thread (same deal, & Dialaphone is a subsidiary of phones4u). Once you've got the phone, you can log on to MyO2 and add the bolt-on (£10) BUT - it only takes effect from your next billing date, so you have a month without the 500mB data bundle.I turned my data off rather than rack up a huge bill.




in my opinion,any android phone with out data is pointless.....why buy it to start with

Banned

The phone damn well should be free for that price!

I always intended to add the bundle anyway - just didn't have the option at time of purchase.

On another note - did you know that the Desire allegedly doesn't work with BT Openzone? Lots of people are complaining about it on the O2 forums - a breach of t&c's by O2 ?

No-penalty exit?
Edited by: "cleudo" 14th Aug 2010

I was going to get a desire from orange but some people say the branding wrecks the phone anyone give me a fair appraisal of the desire on orange? Thanks

hi guys, sorry if i'm de-raling this thread/deal, but I just have a quick question which I hope someone could answer for me.

I've just bought the above phone via dialaphone rather than phones4u, like the poster above. Just wondering though, is it easy to cancel this 'gadget helpline' and insurance that's been added with the phone? I'm especially wondering who I should call- dialaphone or orange?

cleudo

I always intended to add the bundle anyway - just didn't have the option … I always intended to add the bundle anyway - just didn't have the option at time of purchase.On another note - did you know that the Desire allegedly doesn't work with BT Openzone? Lots of people are complaining about it on the O2 forums - a breach of t&c's by O2 ?No-penalty exit?



I have just read about this & seems O2 dont really give a s***
Why are companies allowed to continue selling a product (service) when they know damn well
it is not working as it should do & going against their own t&c's

nepenthes

hi guys, sorry if i'm de-raling this thread/deal, but I just have a quick … hi guys, sorry if i'm de-raling this thread/deal, but I just have a quick question which I hope someone could answer for me.I've just bought the above phone via dialaphone rather than phones4u, like the poster above. Just wondering though, is it easy to cancel this 'gadget helpline' and insurance that's been added with the phone? I'm especially wondering who I should call- dialaphone or orange?



Orange don't have a gadget helpline, so it would be dialaphone

Alan123

Orange don't have a gadget helpline, so it would be dialaphone



Yeah, I had a look at the faq before I made the purchase. Cheers anyway

Hi cant beleave this isnt hotter same deal as the dialaphone which went to 600 has every one who bought from dialaphone found aproblem

This is a very poor deal.

You need to pay £10 extra for 500mb data per months so that is:

100 minutes, unlimited texts and 500mb for £30 a month.

Total rip off.

O2 are very uncompetitive when it comes to data pricing and as such I will not be able to consider them as my provider until they change this.

nepenthes

is it easy to cancel this 'gadget helpline' and insurance that's been … is it easy to cancel this 'gadget helpline' and insurance that's been added with the phone? I'm especially wondering who I should call- dialaphone or orange?



It's easy to cancel the gadget helpline - just login to the gadget helpline website and follow the cancellation procedure. Not sure about the insurance yet - think that will mean a call to Dial-a-phone (and a cancellelation of the direct debit)
Edited by: "cleudo" 16th Aug 2010

B0rker

This is a very poor deal.You need to pay £10 extra for 500mb data per … This is a very poor deal.You need to pay £10 extra for 500mb data per months so that is:100 minutes, unlimited texts and 500mb for £30 a month.Total rip off..



If you don't make a lot of phone calls, then it's not a bad tariff - considering it's an 18 month deal.

tgbyhn10

I was going to get a desire from orange but some people say the branding … I was going to get a desire from orange but some people say the branding wrecks the phone anyone give me a fair appraisal of the desire on orange? Thanks

They certainly dont ruin it, they add a few applications and demos of their own which can't be removed which is very annoying but hardly wrecked.

If you are technically minded (or have a family member who is) then you can flash the software back to standard relatively easily.

As pointed out the problem with this deal is no internet. This phone without internet is just a complete waste of time.

Im getting this phone on Tuesday from 'Three'. I was about to leave them and go PAYG but they offered me this deal yesterday: 100 mins to any network, 2000 texts, 5000 mins to 3 phones, 1GB internet, 2000 mins to landline numbers AND this phone for FREE.....all for a 24 month contract at.... £10 a month!!!! Bargain of the year for me!!
Reviews for this phone are great too: mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/htc…htm

cleudo

If you don't make a lot of phone calls, then it's not a bad tariff - … If you don't make a lot of phone calls, then it's not a bad tariff - considering it's an 18 month deal.



Cleudo, the point is not how many calls you make or texts you send. The whole point of a phone like this is internet access, apps etc... which you need a decent data allowance for. To get the data allowance with O2, based on this deal, you end up paying £30pcm, which is £5 more than the 18months deal you can get via Orange. If you don't need quite as powerful a phone then the Wildfire is not far behind but you can get for £15 pcm (or less if you don't mind dialaphone + redemptions)

is it just me who can only find vodafone tariffs for the desire on P4U now?
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