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HTC Wildfire S - Tesco Mobile. Only £75 with £10 off code!
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HTC Wildfire S - Tesco Mobile. Only £75 with £10 off code!

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Posted 30th Oct 2012

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Tesco have reduced the price of the Wildfire S to £85, but with the £10 off £75+ spend code (TD-MXTN) brings it nicely down to £75!

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any idea if its unlocked ?
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a6unx

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nice 1 ...:)
Not worth it.
cabek666

Not worth it.



Agreed, my girlfriend had one and changed her phone after a month as this phone is so slow its unuseable
metastasis2

any idea if its unlocked ?


Bound to be locked to Tesco, (Tesco use O2 Network) but if it's anything like my O2 phone, my GiffGaff sim worked without having it unlocked (as GiffGaff use O2 network too).

Hope this helps.
kencol

Bound to be locked to Tesco, (Tesco use O2 Network) but if it's anything … Bound to be locked to Tesco, (Tesco use O2 Network) but if it's anything like my O2 phone, my GiffGaff sim worked without having it unlocked (as GiffGaff use O2 network too).Hope this helps.



Tesco phones are locked to Tesco you cant use 02 sims
Terrible phone, avoid
This is a slow, old phone to the point where it's not really worth it even at this price. Better off saving a little more for a lot better. Not voting either way but this is not the place to get into smart phones.
kencol

Bound to be locked to Tesco, (Tesco use O2 Network) but if it's anything … Bound to be locked to Tesco, (Tesco use O2 Network) but if it's anything like my O2 phone, my GiffGaff sim worked without having it unlocked (as GiffGaff use O2 network too).Hope this helps.



GiffGaff/Tesco sim cards can work on O2 locked phones.
O2 sim cards CAN NOT work on Tesco locked phones.
a6unx

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Thanks mate
this would have been ok a year ago, but now....
freezing
bought for my 7 year old for xmas , was going to buy the galaxy y but then spotted this, got for £75 and i had a £40 gift card so only had to add 35 ....bargain for me

I've got an old HTC Wildfire, and a newer HTC Sensation. In many ways I prefer the old Wildfire, as it's compact and does everything that's required of it. The screen's a bit small, and it's not much use for games, but it has GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc., is full Android and works with all Google services. Amazing value for money at £75. Not much good though if you're a teenager who needs to show off your expensive fashion accessories, in which case you need an iPhone
not worth
The wildfire s is still a very decent phone in my opinion especially for those who want something light and compact. Great price also.
don't buy if you want to use apps, comes with virtually no storage space - a royal pain and a mistake by HTC which has surely put people off an otherwise good phone maker.
Why is this old tech so expensive still?, theres a ZTE just released in China with quadcore, 1gb ram and 4.3 inch screen with tegra around £99. just waiting so I can buy it. The g300 is the best phone under £100 after that minimum is dual core bigger screen etc, this old tech is silly.
I really don't understand this site. A week or so ago I post a deal for this exact phone on Orange with a £10 top up included for only £70 at Asda and it gets ignored. This is £5 more expensive with no credit and its heated instantly. Go figure.
£75 for Android 2.3? It's a 2 year old OS. Cold.

If you're going budget Android, you can get a Sony Xperia Tipo for less, which runs Android 4.0, so has access to newer apps (such as Google Chrome).
cr*p phone not worth £75
coolcraig999

bought for my 7 year old for xmas , was going to buy the galaxy y but … bought for my 7 year old for xmas , was going to buy the galaxy y but then spotted this, got for £75 and i had a £40 gift card so only had to add 35 ....bargain for me



what?! are 7-year-olds really being given mobile phones these days? How times have changed...
One of the worst mobiles known to man ... Better getting a basic phone like the £10 ones you get on payg as you are less likely to want to smash that on ground or against the wall.... Or using a sledgehammer ...
soton26

what?! are 7-year-olds really being given mobile phones these days? How … what?! are 7-year-olds really being given mobile phones these days? How times have changed...



yes , if my daughter is playing out i like to know i can contact her or she can contact me.. times change and for the sake of £80 i can have piece of mind thats ok with me,
although these comments are starting to put me right off
what is the best budget android phone?
Edited by: "coolcraig999" 30th Oct 2012
best budget droid by a mile (if you can find one) is still the G300

it's a shed trust me I own 1!
avoid...
coolcraig999

yes , if my daughter is playing out i like to know i can contact her or … yes , if my daughter is playing out i like to know i can contact her or she can contact me.. times change and for the sake of £80 i can have piece of mind thats ok with me,although these comments are starting to put me right offwhat is the best budget android phone?



No beef with a kid having a phone to contact you with, but you make a terrible argument. For the sake of £80 you can have peace of mind, yes - but you can an even better peace of mind for £14.95 (including a £10 top-up). Better battery life means there aren't problems if the kid forgets to charge it overnight. Lower percieved value means it's less likely to be stolen - either by classmates or a stranger. Cheaper again, because on something as simple as the Nokia 100, there's no chance of running up a tab by spending on data.

If I've not made the slightest dent, then the Alcatel OT-903 is available for £29.95 on an upgrade. Compared to the Nokia 100 it has apalling battery life, is more difficult to operate, and is more likely to be stolen. Your call.

Nokia 100 deal thread: hotukdeals.com/dea…086
Alcatel OT-903 deal thread: hotukdeals.com/dea…781
Edited by: "hammeredpizza" 30th Oct 2012
bit harsh
hammeredpizza

£75 for Android 2.3? It's a 2 year old OS. Cold.If you're going budget … £75 for Android 2.3? It's a 2 year old OS. Cold.If you're going budget Android, you can get a Sony Xperia Tipo for less, which runs Android 4.0, so has access to newer apps (such as Google Chrome).



Couldn't agree more! Phones4u had it for £58 as Orange PAYG upgrade! Battery lasts forever for smart phone!
I would normally bad mouth a deal (perhaps an Apple one...). But I must say save you £75. With only 100mb this phone is awful.

Even after rooting (a black art I can tell you, I've done my missus, a couple others) and removing the normal bloatware that's on them they still struggle to load any apps on them.

Shame the memory is so shocking...
coolcraig999

yes , if my daughter is playing out i like to know i can contact her or … yes , if my daughter is playing out i like to know i can contact her or she can contact me.. times change and for the sake of £80 i can have piece of mind thats ok with me,although these comments are starting to put me right offwhat is the best budget android phone?

Not worried about all those radio emissions passing through her thin 7 year old skull?
Poundland have got cases in for this phone at the moment...

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****, i thought this was desire s! was about to buy straight away, and btw you can update to 4.0 so suck it
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deleted5143
huewei g300 for around £70 after codes on this site is far better.
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knowitall5

****, i thought this was desire s! was about to buy straight away, and … ****, i thought this was desire s! was about to buy straight away, and btw you can update to 4.0 so suck it



htc.com/www…aq/ no you can't! You can only get custom roms of android 4.0 for this phone.
"Reduced to £85"????? It's been £60 for the last few weeks, and could be got for £55 with a voucher!! I owned one for a bit - it'll drive you demented with its poor battery life and low storage space. Cold, sorry.
hajj_3

huewei g300 for around £70 after codes on this site is far better.



Where exactly is the g300 available on this site for £70 after using codes?
hammeredpizza

£75 for Android 2.3? It's a 2 year old OS. Cold.If you're going budget … £75 for Android 2.3? It's a 2 year old OS. Cold.If you're going budget Android, you can get a Sony Xperia Tipo for less, which runs Android 4.0, so has access to newer apps (such as Google Chrome).


+1, having owned both, the only downside of the Tipo compared to the Wildfire S as far as I was concerned was the lack of a flash.
hajj_3

http://www.htc.com/www/help/android4faq/ no you can't! You can only get … http://www.htc.com/www/help/android4faq/ no you can't! You can only get custom roms of android 4.0 for this phone.



I got one for a spare phone and is now running Cyanogenmod 10 (Android 4.1.2) and overclocked it to 800mhz. Good little phone although I bought mine second hand for £40 with 8GB memory card.
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