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LISTEN UP ORANGE CUSTOMERS HTC DESIRE £17.50 600 mins unltd txts/internet @ Orange
LISTEN UP ORANGE CUSTOMERS HTC DESIRE £17.50 600 mins unltd txts/internet @ Orange

LISTEN UP ORANGE CUSTOMERS HTC DESIRE £17.50 600 mins unltd txts/internet @ Orange

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Just got off the phone with orange and bagged me a new desire!! i got the brown one but hey ho!!

I initially got offered £25 a month for 18 months for 400 mins and unlimited texts and internet. the rep then offered to double the minutes but i dont need that many minutes so worked my way down to £21 a month for 600 mins unlimited texts and internet and insurance for 24 months but had to pay £50 for the phone.

I was gonna take up £17.50 a month for the same without insurance but he said that if I took insurance he would reduce the tariff to £15 a month - i agreed and heres hoping I can cancel the insrance after a couple of months!!

got a shiny new desire before it got out of stock and a good deal!! woop woop

oh and dont go colding-ing this because i got it through retentions!

32 Comments

Which handset is better, HD2 or the Desire?

bilal101;8314509

Which handset is better, HD2 or the Desire?



Desire by far

HD2 = Windows
Desire = Android

Op, did you get a new deal or were you an existing customer who went through retentions? I'm also interested in the phone. Thanks.

Original Poster

existing customer. got it through retentions.

Hi guys,

got a tip for this deal.

The Customer service reps drop the price of the contract if you take out insurance, BUT as it's a financial product you can cancel it within 14 days of the call, or 14 days of receiving the written Ts & Cs, WHICHEVER IS THE LATER.

That means, use the insurance as a bartering technique, but when you get the insurance paperwork through, you can send a recorded letter to the address on it and cancel the insurance.

The HTC Evo specs look even better so I'm going to wait a bit longer now..

how much did you pay for the phone as the £469.99 is a tad misleading, if you paid £50 or less

your deal sounds interesting but is very confusing. Can you fill out the details on what you finally got to make it a bit easier to understand -
Mins -
Texts -
internet -
line rental -
cost of phone -

thanks

imy300;8314748

your deal sounds interesting but is very confusing. Can you fill out the … your deal sounds interesting but is very confusing. Can you fill out the details on what you finally got to make it a bit easier to understand - Mins - Texts - internet - line rental - cost of phone - thanks



judging by what he put it seems it is 600 mins, unlimited texts and unlimited internet. The line rental is included in the £17.50 and i'm not sure on the cost as it was £50 on a 24 month tariff and i think he's on an 18 monther

centaurandrew;8314656

Hi guys,got a tip for this deal.The Customer service reps drop the price … Hi guys,got a tip for this deal.The Customer service reps drop the price of the contract if you take out insurance, BUT as it's a financial product you can cancel it within 14 days of the call, or 14 days of receiving the written Ts & Cs, WHICHEVER IS THE LATER.That means, use the insurance as a bartering technique, but when you get the insurance paperwork through, you can send a recorded letter to the address on it and cancel the insurance.



Orange Care is about the best mobile insurance you can get though and well worth £5 a month. If anything happens to your phone and it has to go back, they will ship a replacement to you for the next day. I've seen my colleagues and mates try and claim on T-Mobile insurance and the rest and they make you jump through hoops and don't offer anywhere near the same level of service.

Original Poster

lol ok well here goes
deal one - which was offered
Mins - 600
Texts - unltd
internet - unltd (500mb)
line rental - 17.50
cost of phone - 49.99
the cost of this deal is the one mentioned

deal two - which i took
Mins - 600
Texts - unltd
internet - unltd 500mb
line rental - £21 with insurance though
cost of phone - 49.99

deal three - which i hope to get after cancelling insurance
Mins - 600
Texts - unltd
internet - unltd 500mb
line rental - 15
cost of phone - 49.99
i am hoping to achieve this by cancelling the insurance because the cost of insurance is £6.00

That said, I'm on my third diamond so i might keep the insurance....

Windle;8314806

Orange Care is about the best mobile insurance you can get though and … Orange Care is about the best mobile insurance you can get though and well worth £5 a month. If anything happens to your phone and it has to go back, they will ship a replacement to you for the next day. I've seen my colleagues and mates try and claim on T-Mobile insurance and the rest and they make you jump through hoops and don't offer anywhere near the same level of service.



It's not worth anything if your phone doesn't break though. I saved £60 in the past year on the cost of my insurance (by cancelling it), and a further £120+ by the reduction in my contract.

In fact, I don't think any phone i've ever had has broken. Hence why I never take out the insurance.

Has anyone managed to extend the 500mb Unlimited internet qutoa? It's madness considering the Desire allows you to watch iplayer. what is the cost if you go over the 500mb?
Jim

s123;8314914

lol ok well here goesdeal one - which was offeredMins - 600Texts - … lol ok well here goesdeal one - which was offeredMins - 600Texts - unltdinternet - unltd (500mb)line rental - 17.50cost of phone - 49.99the cost of this deal is the one mentioneddeal two - which i tookMins - 600Texts - unltdinternet - unltd 500mbline rental - £21 with insurance thoughcost of phone - 49.99deal three - which i hope to get after cancelling insuranceMins - 600Texts - unltdinternet - unltd 500mbline rental - 15cost of phone - 49.99i am hoping to achieve this by cancelling the insurance because the cost of insurance is £6.00That said, I'm on my third diamond so i might keep the insurance....



Thanks - 24month contract right ? be amazing deal if it was 18 !!!

centaurandrew;8314950

It's not worth anything if your phone doesn't break though. I saved £60 … It's not worth anything if your phone doesn't break though. I saved £60 in the past year on the cost of my insurance (by cancelling it), and a further £120+ by the reduction in my contract. In fact, I don't think any phone i've ever had has broken. Hence why I never take out the insurance.



i used to be like that but once you have a phone that goes and it's outside of the 12 month warranty you'll be wishing you had insurance. I've had phones go before within the 12 month warranty you get with any product, but my last phone went about 14 months into an 18 month contract and they wouldn't replace it, so I had to take out insurance, which the bloke did a deal on and I wouldn't be without it now. My latest phone had to be replaced and they waived my excess (which is £15 with orange) and got another phone to me next day.

Totally agree with the poster about Orange care, you can't fault it and deffo worth the £6 a month

bilal101;8314671

The HTC Evo specs look even better so I'm going to wait a bit longer now..



i hear they will bring something much better than EVO by 2012, so why not wait till than, or 2014 when something even better may come out,, LOL

tigger80;8315249

i hear they will bring something much better than EVO by 2012, so why not … i hear they will bring something much better than EVO by 2012, so why not wait till than, or 2014 when something even better may come out,, LOL


:-D Lol @ that :-D

Mr-Smooth;8315136

i used to be like that but once you have a phone that goes and it's … i used to be like that but once you have a phone that goes and it's outside of the 12 month warranty you'll be wishing you had insurance. I've had phones go before within the 12 month warranty you get with any product, but my last phone went about 14 months into an 18 month contract and they wouldn't replace it, so I had to take out insurance, which the bloke did a deal on and I wouldn't be without it now. My latest phone had to be replaced and they waived my excess (which is £15 with orange) and got another phone to me next day.Totally agree with the poster about Orange care, you can't fault it and deffo worth the £6 a month



It's a good point, but you can say that about any insurance, "You'll wish you had it if it broke", which is the whole point.! I bought a TV from Currys last year which is now out of warranty, if it broke I would wish I had bought the extended warranty, if it doesn't break then any extended warranty would have been worthless.

I suppose it all depends on if you need to give yourself that warm fuzzy feeling. I don't, and it hasn't steered me wrong in 8 odd years of phone ownership.

I usually buy nokia phones, which of late mostly have 24 month warranties. I would rather put the £6 per month away into a bank account, then after 2 years, if the phone hasnt broken, use the £150 odd, towards a new one. If it has broken, use the money to repair it.

I was a low usage customer (15 a month for last 18 months) and got:

Mins - 400
Texts - U/L
Web - U/L (fair usage 500mb)
Handset price 59.99
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JohnBall;8315445

I was a low usage customer (15 a month for last 18 months) and got:Mins - … I was a low usage customer (15 a month for last 18 months) and got:Mins - 400Texts - U/LWeb - U/L (fair usage 500mb)Handset price 59.99Magic numbers (6)



18 or 24 month for the new 1 ?
mrs has been orange for a good few years and way out of contract, just seeing what I could get for her based on these deals

centaurandrew;8315416

It's a good point, but you can say that about any insurance, "You'll wish … It's a good point, but you can say that about any insurance, "You'll wish you had it if it broke", which is the whole point.! I bought a TV from Currys last year which is now out of warranty, if it broke I would wish I had bought the extended warranty, if it doesn't break then any extended warranty would have been worthless.I suppose it all depends on if you need to give yourself that warm fuzzy feeling. I don't, and it hasn't steered me wrong in 8 odd years of phone ownership. I usually buy nokia phones, which of late mostly have 24 month warranties. I would rather put the £6 per month away into a bank account, then after 2 years, if the phone hasnt broken, use the £150 odd, towards a new one. If it has broken, use the money to repair it.



i know what you mean. I could cancel the insurance but going by my recent track record I would probably end up having to fork out for a new phone lol.

On a side note, if you take out insurance on an iphone with orange it will be double which I find disgraceful and it appears to be the same for the other operators too, which I think must be some Apple con.

imy300;8315529

18 or 24 month for the new 1 ?mrs has been orange for a good few years … 18 or 24 month for the new 1 ?mrs has been orange for a good few years and way out of contract, just seeing what I could get for her based on these deals



you should be able to get a pretty good deal, just keep declining what they offer til they get desperate lol

imy300;8315529

18 or 24 month for the new 1 ?mrs has been orange for a good few years … 18 or 24 month for the new 1 ?mrs has been orange for a good few years and way out of contract, just seeing what I could get for her based on these deals



18 mate. I had to work very hard though. Retentions manager etc, but I was a low usage customer

JohnBall;8315547

18 mate. I had to work very hard though. Retentions manager etc, but I … 18 mate. I had to work very hard though. Retentions manager etc, but I was a low usage customer



hmmmmm, she's low useage but still paying ~£25/month (never bothered lowering plan).....hopefully that'll work in my favour.
Did take order a o2 sim with the £200 from quidco, but that hasnt tracked yet so probly cancel that. she can keep the orange contract i get a shiney new phone !!

bilal101;8314671

The HTC Evo specs look even better so I'm going to wait a bit longer now..



Are you even sure its coming to there shores? as its not on the UK HTC site but it is on their US one, and they've got quite a few phones on their which we will never see over here, so is it worth waiting for a phone which will possibly never appear? If you go by that thinking you will always be waiting for the next better phone to be released!

O and on another note Im still tempted by the T-Mobile deals as they have unlimited internet (3GB) included on their plans and even on the £10 month the phone only costs £164 (100 mins, 100 texts and the free booster thing which can make it unlimited texts 24mths though)

does anyone think I could get orange to match this?

My T Mobile G2 / Hero deal @ £15 pm for 300 mins U/L texts & internet is starting to look expensive... still a great phone.
NB Phones are guaranteed for duration of contract 24 months per T Mobile. Their customer service is very good compared with Vodaphone.

dcx_badass;8315691

Expired as retention deals depend on the customer and are not guaranteed.



to a certain extend but not fully. tbh I shouldnt have even got an upgrade with the amount ive been spending, but I got one similar to this sooo it depends on how good you are at bartering.

No point expiring really is there?

Original Poster

why has this expired?

dcx_badass;8315691

Expired as retention deals depend on the customer and are not guaranteed.



I don't see anyone expiring the various "one only left in my store" deals that crop up occasionally on here :whistling:

teerex;8315861

I don't see anyone expiring the various "one only left in my store" deals … I don't see anyone expiring the various "one only left in my store" deals that crop up occasionally on here :whistling:



Classic jobsworths mate.

I think it's time we had some rules on posting "deals I got haggling over the phone" and "deals I got as an existing customer".

I'm not saying we shouldn't have them but they should be clearly marked - that way the jobsworth "I'll expire this because I'm bored" squad can be held to account a bit better perhaps?

We also need rules about people voting down deals just because they can't get them (whether due to lack of a local store, lack of stock of just lack of a clue) - ideally such people will be banned, hunted down and strangled, in-fact

Seriously tho - randomly expiring some things and not others is a bit crap...
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