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HTC TyTN II (aka V1615) For Tariff only on Vodafone
HTC TyTN II (aka V1615) For Tariff only on Vodafone

HTC TyTN II (aka V1615) For Tariff only on Vodafone

First tip, so be kind! :-)

Have just had a call from a Vodafone rep regarding the new HTC TyTN II PDA phone. This "superphone" comes fully packed with Sat-Nav pre installed (Tom Tom), GPRS, 3G, 3mp Camera, Bluetooth, Email, Wi-Fi, Qwerty Keyboard and the best thing for me was that it now comes with Windows Mobile 6 as originally Vodafone told me it would only be Windows Mobile 5!

It seems that Vodafone has a limited number of these phones (V1615) in stock and I was quoted on a £37.50 per month tariff that the phone would be free for a 24 month contract, or £83 for an 18 month contract. Not ideal but considering I am already with Vodafone a great deal as the phone sim free is the best part of £450. The tariff was 275 minutes with stop the clock (equivalent to 1800 minutes), 500 texts and 120mb data package.

This seems like an awesome offer to me, especially if you are looking for a new PDA as this is by far the best phone out there at the moment and very expensive. Compared to the iPhone this thing is untouchable.

I spoke to the "upgrades" team, so well worth trying to get through to them as they seem to be the guys who are holding these phones.

Looking forward to Monday for a change! :-)

Hope this helps someone anyway.

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Welcome to hotdeals Bigtime

is there a serious problem with vodafone online shop

Mmmmm

My friends getting this phone through Orange
Free phone and £25 per month, 800mins, 100 text and free evening+weekend landline calls.
He got this through their disconnections dept.

Truly a great phone though.

£37.50 x 24months = £900:w00t:

When it comes to features this is much better than iPhone. But iPhone have the best GUI (Graphic User Interface) which is what catches people attendant, so easy to use.

Original Poster

Thanks Jay,

s1lang, might be worth checking if it's this one he's getting or the TyTN 1? I know when I spoke to Orange they weren't giving this phone away free. If that's true, get him to make a post fella, that's a great offer!

£37.50 IMO isn't a lot of money on a phone with nearly 2000 minutes and 120mb data (pretty heavy business use). For me it replaces the need to buy Sat Nav as well, so well worth the price. I was already paying £30 a month, so not a big jump.

If someone is a Vodafone customer already and wants this phone (like me) it might make more sense for them? :thumbsup:

Original Poster

I have never been impressed with them online for shopping and perhaps I've been lucky a few times but I have had two or three top of the range phones from them now for next to nothing. The first was given to me for free as it was one that had been returned in the 7 day trial period. They normally reserve these for friends and family incentives but if you talk to the reps they will usually sort you out.

This phone is superb (far better than any other htc phone - more RAM, more ROM, faster, more features), but the deal a bit pricey. I pay £15/month to T-Mobile sim-only for my minutes (75, enough for me) + unlimited data.

So this phone would cost me £22.50 * 24 = £540 extra

Only a good deal if you are a heavy voice user.

I think 24 mth contracts is taking the p1ss a bit tbh

I've just bought one of these through Vodafone having spoken to telephone reps.

I've had my previous phone for 27 months on an 18 month contract with Vodafone, so I went for a 24 month contract with 75 mins talk and 120Mb data. They offered £24.50/month and £125 for the phone. You can add 50 texts for an extra £3/month. If you're interested in an 18 month contract, they offered me £190 for the phone.

Thanks for the tip BigTime.

This is a rubbish phone, big and bulky and worst of all such a poor resolution for a top end phone. HTC pretty much stick to the 320*240 display which is ancient, and even worse on a large screen (it'll look all blocky).

Compare to the upcoming i-mate 8150 which is slimmer, lighter and has an excellent resolution of 640*480 so its actually workable (this is FOUR times the resolution of the HTC).

Check it out here pdadb.net/ind…719

Doesn't look like it has a keyboard though which is a complete deal breaker for me - I think just because you clearly dislike the Tytn II doesn't make it a 'rubbish' phone. 320x240 isn't a particularly low resolution for the size of screen, it definitely doesn't look blocky.

John

There is a keyboard:

http://i.expansys.com/i/b/b151713.jpg

As to 'rubbish' phone, well... I've got MDA Vario (or HTC Wizard, the predecessor of first TyTN) and 320x240 is enough for just about anything.

yes the res is a bit low, but thats not to say its ****, has done me fine, had a wizard, then the tytn, and if royal mail get back to work ( ******s ) ill have this one soon on T-mobile only 100 for an upgrade for me!

Banned

Most smartphones / PDA with phone capability of this size are QVGA (320x240); there are very few VGA devices and all of those are quite expensive (e.g. the Glofish E500+ is £320ish sim free).

I've moved to an iPaq 514 which is a true phone sized device and the 2.0" 220x176 screen is good enough - and I moved from a Dell Axim X50v which had a 3.7" VGA screen!

Kommunist

There is a keyboard:As to 'rubbish' phone, well... I've got MDA Vario (or … There is a keyboard:As to 'rubbish' phone, well... I've got MDA Vario (or HTC Wizard, the predecessor of first TyTN) and 320x240 is enough for just about anything.



Heya, I was referring to the post above me which was talking about the i-mate 8150 which only seems to have a number pad unlike the Tytn II which does have a keyboard. Personally I think this is one of the strongest aspects of this device series (I've had an XDA Mini S and Vodafone VPA III), the keyboards work extremely well and for a device like this being able to input data at a decent speed is a necessity.

John

Ah... sorry.

Then S730 will be ideal for you

http://www.htc.com/product/PRODUCTS_IMAGES/s730_141x228.jpg

fil

yes the res is a bit low, but thats not to say its ****, has done me … yes the res is a bit low, but thats not to say its ****, has done me fine, had a wizard, then the tytn, and if royal mail get back to work ( ******s ) ill have this one soon on T-mobile only 100 for an upgrade for me!




What sort of tariff are you on? I'm trying to work out whats the cheapest way to get this phone. Don't need a tariff with plenty of minutes. Just one with the least cost over the year.

ScoobyDoo

This is a rubbish phone, big and bulky and worst of all such a poor … This is a rubbish phone, big and bulky and worst of all such a poor resolution for a top end phone. HTC pretty much stick to the 320*240 display which is ancient, and even worse on a large screen (it'll look all blocky).Compare to the upcoming i-mate 8150 which is slimmer, lighter and has an excellent resolution of 640*480 so its actually workable (this is FOUR times the resolution of the HTC).Check it out here http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=719



You have got to be kidding. That phone is heavy for a phone without a keyboard and it doesn't have GPS either.

Glofiish got there first to that kind of device.

The HTC TyTN II is a LOT better, although I do agree that it would be nice if they'd move to VGA screens - I'll probably wait till they do

Kommunist

Ah... sorry.Then S730 will be ideal for you


Is this available yet? I've had the S710 for a few months and am just waiting for the extra 3G connectivity of the 730.

____________________
Be good, Dio :thumbsup:

Diodorus-siculus

Is this available yet? I've had the S710 for a few months and am just … Is this available yet? I've had the S710 for a few months and am just waiting for the extra 3G connectivity of the 730. ____________________Be good, Dio :thumbsup:



Don't think that it is available now. Expansys got it as preorder though: expansys.com/p.a…428

how does this compare to the o2xda orbit ?
iv just ordered one ... i got it on an 18 month contract for £25 a month with 1000 min and 100 texts (which i never use anyway)
but wondered how the phone compared to this one

thanks in advance
andrew

No 3G and slower CPU.

]http//wi…com

I have an HTC P3600 (also known as Orange SPV M700) that has all the features of the TyTn II except the keyboard but it's nearly half of its size.

The HTC P3600 comes with Windows Mobile 5 but you can easily upgrade to Windows Mobile 6 from either the HTC web site or from the XDA-Developers web site at ]http//fo…359

I got it off eBay for nearly £200, delivered.

Kommunist

No 3G, no GPS and slower CPU.]http://wiki.xda-developers.com



I've had the XDA Orbit and it DOES have a built-in GPS receiver.

refaey

I've had the XDA Orbit and it DOES have a built-in GPS receiver.

Yup, you're right, sorry. Still, lack of 3G is a deal breaker for me. Changed that post.

Detailed comparison is here:pdadb.net/ind…628]

masterblaster

how does this compare to the o2xda orbit ?iv just ordered one ... i got … how does this compare to the o2xda orbit ?iv just ordered one ... i got it on an 18 month contract for £25 a month with 1000 min and 100 texts (which i never use anyway)but wondered how the phone compared to this one thanks in advance andrew



Have both in my office, and this (Tytn II) is definitely a nicer phone..... But not worth this much more money perhaps.

I was pretty damd eager to get one of these (to the point of arranging it all while in Canada!). It was deliever on Friday and I must say that it is an excellent phone!

I got it for £17.50 on a 12month renewal. I could have gotten it for free on an 18 month contract. I was previously on a £60/month tarrif. They have also reduced that to £35 for the same minutes/texts.

To get this deal I phoned and asked for a PAC code to leave. Disconnections/Retentions always give better deals than upgrades!

How many mins/texts do you get, and are you with Vodafone?

Tytn II should be good and waiting for a good deal to upgrade from Tytn, HSDPA supported Tytn is excellent for high speed broadband

dudedude

Have both in my office, and this (Tytn II) is definitely a nicer … Have both in my office, and this (Tytn II) is definitely a nicer phone..... But not worth this much more money perhaps.

penyekz

What sort of tariff are you on? I'm trying to work out whats the cheapest … What sort of tariff are you on? I'm trying to work out whats the cheapest way to get this phone. Don't need a tariff with plenty of minutes. Just one with the least cost over the year.



was on a pre flext t tarrif, 750 mins off peak one, #14.99 per month, witha web'n'walk addon of 7.50, and got the phone for 100, subject to 12months contract:thumbsup:

I got this free on T-Mobile, Flext 35 with web and walk

just called tmobile. Their prices for this phone are here:

t-mobile.co.uk/sho…ns/

If you call up they offer £30 off the price listed there for the phone.

So £22.50/month for 18 months for 170 minutes, unlimited web + £139.99 for the phone.
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