Microsoft Lumia 550 on Pay as you go £39 on Vodafone delivered
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Microsoft Lumia 550 on Pay as you go £39 on Vodafone delivered

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Found 6th May 2016
.No top-up is required, simply select 'Keep your existing SIM' at the bottom of the SIM bundle page (just prior to checkout).

Microsoft Lumia 550

Dimensions (mm): 136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9
Weight (g): 142
Operating system: Windows 10
Screen: 4.7" touchscreen
Camera: 5 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
Microsoft Lumia 550
Data support and connectivity
SIM type: NanoSIM
4G network: yes
3G network: yes
Network region: Quad-band
SatNav: yes
Wi-Fi connection: yes
Wireless tethering: yes
Synchronisation
Windows: yes
Apple Mac: yes
Specification
Internal memory: 8GB
Expandable memory: yes
Processor: Quad core 1.1 GHz
HD voice calls: yes
Entertainment
Music player: yes
App store: yes
Camera / Video
Camera flash: yes
Video recording: yes
Front-facing camera: 2 megapixel
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19 Comments

How much to unlock??

is it possible to root and replace with android?

vassy201187

How much to unlock??



Cheapest on ebay is £12.49, but they have limited success with Lumia's on Vodafone, especially brand new handset as they have to wait for Vodafone to release the unlock codes (can take up to 30-days from sale of the phone).

It might be best to try with a local phone unlocking shop.

Bubuka83

is it possible to root and replace with android?



No, that is not possible.

Not a bad price for this phone if you are happy to stick with Vodafone (or TalkTalk / Talk Mobile). It has a good quality screen and camera for the price. Just make sure to update the OS, Firmware and Apps before using it for anything. The factory installed software experience is a bug riddled mess.

vassy201187

How much to unlock??

Bubuka83

is it possible to root and replace with android?



thanks a lot for the above, very useful information.

I must be blind because I can't for the life of me see where I can choose to keep my existing SIM. When I scroll down it ends at the £30 SIM option?

Original Poster

You have to be quick it disappears very quickly either press F5 keys or disable the java script in your browser

sajnan

You have to be quick it disappears very quickly either press F5 keys or … You have to be quick it disappears very quickly either press F5 keys or disable the java script in your browser



That worked but now I just get a white screen when I click it? Anyway around that?

sajnan

You have to be quick it disappears very quickly either press F5 keys or … You have to be quick it disappears very quickly either press F5 keys or disable the java script in your browser



Never mind I managed it by adding a paid sim then going to change it once the device was already in my basket. Cheers for the Java hint!

chancooluk

Cheapest on ebay is £12.49, but they have limited success with Lumia's … Cheapest on ebay is £12.49, but they have limited success with Lumia's on Vodafone, especially brand new handset as they have to wait for Vodafone to release the unlock codes (can take up to 30-days from sale of the phone).


thanks..unless you are on vodafone,this deal is useless then.not worth it at all.
was looking for a temporary backup phone.

Lol, microsoft

Bubuka83

is it possible to root and replace with android?



No! and rooting doesn't apply to this phone at all. Completely different system.

Rooting: To gain root access applies to Unix/Linux variant operating systems only. Windows as in the form of desktop Windows uses a clumsy system called UAC which means User Account Control. Again this doesn't apply to Windows Phone in my experience.

On Unix/Linux variant systems a user can be an administrator but still not have full access to the system, this can be achieved by the superuser (root). Logging in as root is a security risk, therefore to obtain root permissions for some tasks temporarily the command sudo is used (superuser do). UAC on Windows attempts the same thing, whereby a user account is an administrator but requires user intervention, however on Unix/Linix systems, a password is mandatory, with UAC it is not, therefore this leads to the general user thinking oh another window that is interrupting me, I'll click OK and get rid of it, therefore negating any benefit UAC attributed to the system.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 7th May 2016

Thanks, ordered one for the bike, wanted an mp3 player/radio and this should do the trick.

Just hope Vodafone's online system/CS is better than the last fight I had a few years back.

Does anyone know if one of those 3.5mm metal buttons for Android would allow loudspeaker FM radio on this?
Edited by: "Bossworld" 7th May 2016

fishmaster

No! and rooting doesn't apply to this phone at all. Completely different … No! and rooting doesn't apply to this phone at all. Completely different system.Rooting: To gain root access applies to Unix/Linux variant operating systems only. Windows as in the form of desktop Windows uses a clumsy system called UAC which means User Account Control. Again this doesn't apply to Windows Phone in my experience.On Unix/Linux variant systems a user can be an administrator but still not have full access to the system, this can be achieved by the superuser (root). Logging in as root is a security risk, therefore to obtain root permissions for some tasks temporarily the command sudo is used (superuser do). UAC on Windows attempts the same thing, whereby a user account is an administrator but requires user intervention, however on Unix/Linix systems, a password is mandatory, with UAC it is not, therefore this leads to the general user thinking oh another window that is interrupting me, I'll click OK and get rid of it, therefore negating any benefit UAC attributed to the system.



"however on Unix/Linix systems, a password is mandatory" - oh the smell of windows BS - ssh key authentication - just one of the many ways.........

yakkers

"however on Unix/Linix systems, a password is mandatory" - oh the smell … "however on Unix/Linix systems, a password is mandatory" - oh the smell of windows BS - ssh key authentication - just one of the many ways.........



Helps if you actually read what I wrote before commenting of course.

Great phone for the price. Had loads at work and are really nice for a cheap phone. My advice however would to reset it first turn phone on and go to settings and about at click reset phone. Then do all available updates and app updates and it will work so much better.

Mine's arrived today. Planning to use it as a bike radio/mp3 player/GPS - no idea if it'll work but worth a try

EDIT: I can see why it's only £40. An hour on and it's still not installed the updates, had to do the hard reset as mentioned above to get it to even download the update in the first place.
Edited by: "Bossworld" 10th May 2016

Bossworld

Mine's arrived today. Planning to use it as a bike radio/mp3 player/GPS - … Mine's arrived today. Planning to use it as a bike radio/mp3 player/GPS - no idea if it'll work but worth a tryEDIT: I can see why it's only £40. An hour on and it's still not installed the updates, had to do the hard reset as mentioned above to get it to even download the update in the first place.



If you had just left it alone it would have finished the updates eventually. It is rather buggy when you first get it without updates. The person above you gave a good suggestion. Although, I'd say that really has very little reflection on the price since even £400+ phones can and do launch with bugs.


Edited by: "Rumitus" 12th May 2016

Rumitus

If you had just left it alone it would have finished the updates … If you had just left it alone it would have finished the updates eventually. It is rather buggy when you first get it without updates. The person above you gave a good suggestion. Although, I'd say that really has very little reflection on the price since even £400+ phones can and do launch with bugs.



Other online reports suggest phones still stuck at 0% after three days. The hard reset the chap recommended worked, but it's hardly a great user experience.

I guess it depends on how you value your time, I hate to cite a cliche but my 6S just works and if there have been any bugs, I've certainly not come across any show stoppers in normal use.

This lumia will be fine for radio and offline Deezer playback once I've figured out the best/neatest solution for a small antenna without headphones (possibly one of those android 3.5mm click buttons), but I wouldn't want it as my daily device.

please expire or update - it's not £50
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