HTC Wildfire Black PAYG on Vodafone inc £10 top up. £139.98 @ Argos
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HTC Wildfire Black PAYG on Vodafone inc £10 top up. £139.98 @ Argos

£139.98
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Found 15th Oct 2010Made hot 15th Oct 2010
Stumbled over this while looking for a sim free phone for that Tesco tariff. I know it won't be unlocked but it seems like a fantastic price for anyone on Vodafone or thinking of going on PAYT I've included the compulsory £10 top up in the deal price. Actual phone price is £129.99.

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looks like they will be instock from next week - all my locals have order to be delivered in store on the reservation page.

Original Poster

I've reserved one and it says pick up from Saturday - Monday although the page did say Tuesday - Thursday next week.

Orange San Francisco is a better phone, cheaper and can be unlocked for 99p.

dwl99

Orange San Francisco is a better phone, cheaper and can be unlocked for … Orange San Francisco is a better phone, cheaper and can be unlocked for 99p.



YEP ! I have the San Francisco. It is way better than this phone.

Yep, SF all the way. Had mine a week and it's awesome. Better than the Wildfire once rooted w/Custom Rom.

The SF is not better than the Wildfire I've got both Phones and the Wildfire is far better to use than the SF.Specs don't mean everything until you've used both phones you soon learn the Wildfire is better to use.

i can understand,i reserved it for 129.99,there is no top up

dwl99

Orange San Francisco is a better phone, cheaper and can be unlocked for … Orange San Francisco is a better phone, cheaper and can be unlocked for 99p.



Sorry I have seen the San Fransisco. Have read through a lot of the many post on it. Could you tell me how do you get it unlocked for 99p. Thank you in advance, Mike.

Why are people giving this heat - the price is the same everywhere

Banned

Really good price, few days ago I saw it on shop.vodafone at £139.00 ... Hot HOt...

price is gonaa come down further as newer HTC models arrive in market

mbadestiny

price is gonaa come down further as newer HTC models arrive in market



I keep hearing this, but does anyone know a solid release date?

mike777

Sorry I have seen the San Fransisco. Have read through a lot of the many … Sorry I have seen the San Fransisco. Have read through a lot of the many post on it. Could you tell me how do you get it unlocked for 99p. Thank you in advance, Mike.



via ebay, search blade unlock code

Kingo

via ebay, search blade unlock code





Yeah I used a guy called "imei unlock" came through in a couple of minutes.



Midge.

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alanrowell

Why are people giving this heat - the price is the same everywhere



Can you show me where please?

Its the same basic price give or take a penny at play.com and vodaphone. Was looking around last night as i was tempted.

However im still torn between this and the SF. Anyone know how easy it is to unlock the wildfire??

Number1One

Its the same basic price give or take a penny at play.com and vodaphone. … Its the same basic price give or take a penny at play.com and vodaphone. Was looking around last night as i was tempted.However im still torn between this and the SF. Anyone know how easy it is to unlock the wildfire??



Both are easy to unlock (same procedure) but Wildfire Unlock will cost £17+ and the SF will cost 99p

I've used a Wildfire and wasn't overly impressed (coming from a G1), haven;t used a SF yet but it does look really good from everything I've seen from it.

damn vodafone shop charged me £150 on monday as they said I had to buy top up
Edited by: "bargainhunter2009" 15th Oct 2010

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The SF is not better than the Wildfire I've got both Phones and the … The SF is not better than the Wildfire I've got both Phones and the Wildfire is far better to use than the SF.Specs don't mean everything until you've used both phones you soon learn the Wildfire is better to use.


Definitely disagree.The screen of wildfire is ****. I cannot figure it out wildfire is better at what point. Just the camera. 5mp camera for me is far away enough if you like taking photos with your phone. There are lots of 12mp camera phone in the market. Otherwise, if you mean you like htc sense UI. Wish you have a look at the Android market. There are loads of applications can simulate the sense UI.

Vote for cold definitely. This phone just worth 80 pounds or less. Higher than that is robbery.

I have been to vodafone shop and the guy there told me if you unlock it for other networks may be it wont work correctly on many applications!! i really like this phone but i got Tmobile sim which wont be able to use in this.

pls help me to find a better phone to use for internet. i m not into camera on the phone.
thanks

landwatcher

Vote for cold definitely. This phone just worth 80 pounds or less. Higher … Vote for cold definitely. This phone just worth 80 pounds or less. Higher than that is robbery.



Stop talking crap.

San fran is the worse phone ever its slow on internet n is camera **** :-(
Wildfire is far better a smaller sister to the desire and being upgraded to 2.2 b4 xmas which will make it faster x

K1LLER HORNET

I keep hearing this, but does anyone know a solid release date?



Some time November the first Windows Mobile 7 HTC phone will be out and then more or less at a monthly basis until 2011Q2

savelife

I have been to vodafone shop and the guy there told me if you unlock it … I have been to vodafone shop and the guy there told me if you unlock it for other networks may be it wont work correctly on many applications!! i really like this phone but i got Tmobile sim which wont be able to use in this. pls help me to find a better phone to use for internet. i m not into camera on the phone.thanks



well the Vodafone man would say that, wouldn't he HTC Desire if all you want is a great browsing experience.

I reserved one last night and just got the confirmation that it is ready for me to collect from my local Argos, but it only says £129.99 in the reservation email, no mention about top up.

Hate Vodafone shop - making me buy top up and spending more than most Ahhh

The new windows 7 HTC mozart will be coming out so price of this is sure to decrease further.

vigilante

The new windows 7 HTC mozart will be coming out so price of this is sure … The new windows 7 HTC mozart will be coming out so price of this is sure to decrease further.



The new Windows 7 phones are in a completely different class to this phone so I don't see how it will affect the price of this?

Up on u mate. I will not use this rubbish. If u would like to be fooled, buy this phone though.

Maybe if it comes down to the same price as the SF the Wildfire will be bestest fone ever

Original Poster

landwatcher

Up on u mate. I will not use this rubbish. If u would like to be fooled, … Up on u mate. I will not use this rubbish. If u would like to be fooled, buy this phone though.



Fooled into what? I have a Desire and love it. The wildfire will be ideal for my other half who wants the android features but in a smaller handset.

Why compare it to Windows phones? Android is the main selling point of this handset.

Croftybaby

Fooled into what? I have a Desire and love it. The wildfire will be ideal … Fooled into what? I have a Desire and love it. The wildfire will be ideal for my other half who wants the android features but in a smaller handset.Why compare it to Windows phones? Android is the main selling point of this handset.



He compared it to the Orange San Francisco which is an Android phone,
A quick glance at the Specs
Screen
Wildfire - 3.2" 240 x 320 capacative LCD
SanFran - 480 x 800 pentile capacative AMOLED

Processor
Wildfire - 528mhz (MSM7225 released 2007)
SanFran - 600mhz (MSM7227 released 2009)

RAM
Wildfire - 384MB
SanFran - 512MB

Camera
Wildfire - 5MP Autofocus
SanFran - 3.2MP Autofocus

Price
Wildfire - £140
SanFran - £110

And keeping in mind that the SanFran can be had for £90 (£50 cheaper), it's clear which is the Hotter Deal of the 2.

Croftybaby

Can you show me where please?



FWIW - £129.00 at Woolworths. I think there's a £3.95 delivery charge (perhaps some free delivery vouchers around?) BUT there also seems to be 8% Quidco -

So £118.68 (+ delivery).....

spruceyb

The new Windows 7 phones are in a completely different class to this … The new Windows 7 phones are in a completely different class to this phone so I don't see how it will affect the price of this?



the new range spec are now on the web :- htc.com/uk/…spx

Im just going to wait for Windows 7 Mobile O/S. Seems a very nice O/S and has had very good reviews recently.
thefirstpost.co.uk/699…-7-

dannyzz

the new range spec are now on the web :- … the new range spec are now on the web :- http://www.htc.com/uk/product.aspxIm just going to wait for Windows 7 Mobile O/S. Seems a very nice O/S and has had very good reviews recently. [url=http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/69979]http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/69979[/url],news-comment,technology,apple-fanboy-stephen-fry-boosts-windows-phone-7-



I'm very excited by WP7, am tempted by a a HD7 Pro when it eventually comes out but I'm not sure I can abandon Android just yet (I use a lot of Google services),

What I mean with the previous comment is I dont get vigilante;s logic. It's like saying Ford Fiestas will decrease in price because Jaguar are launching a new car.

WP7 has strict Hardware requirements that mean these phones are not going to be on Pay As You Go (unless its £300+)

If someone can port WP7 to the HTC HD2 and the graphics don't let it down then that will be my next phone. WP7 & Android 2.1 Dual Boot.

mike777

Sorry I have seen the San Fransisco. Have read through a lot of the many … Sorry I have seen the San Fransisco. Have read through a lot of the many post on it. Could you tell me how do you get it unlocked for 99p. Thank you in advance, Mike.

ebay

managed to reserve one kinda locally for today....there are a few about.
one thing putting me off is the expensive unlock charges - cheapest I found on the net is £13 PLUS VAT!
Anyone know a cheaper unlock option?

idbroadhurst

managed to reserve one kinda locally for today....there are a few … managed to reserve one kinda locally for today....there are a few about.one thing putting me off is the expensive unlock charges - cheapest I found on the net is £13 PLUS VAT! Anyone know a cheaper unlock option?



the unlock charges are putting me off aswell. apparently these new ones need authentication or something like that so they need to get it from he main database which is expensive.

found Unlocking.com - used them for my wifes Hero unlock - reporting £10 to unlock and theres a space for a promo code...might chat to them when they wake up and see whats what.
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