Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) black on Vodafone PYG
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Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) black on Vodafone PYG

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Found 24th Apr 2016
Cheap and cheerful , unlocking codes are from £1.49 on ebay
Also available to buy instore, but you will have to buy topup there, Quidco provides 3% cashback for purchase instore though (if you registered your card with them and activated their promotion).
To buy without a mandatory top-up:

There is a 'Keep Existing SIM' option at the bottom of the 'Bundles' page, which allows you to purchase a PAYG phone without a top-up. Unfortunately Vodafone now hides this button a few seconds after the page has loaded. You have to be quick to click the button, if you miss it simply hit F5 or the 'Refresh' button on your browser to reload the 'Bundles' page and try again.
- chancooluk
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You can get it unlocked for £1.55 from here

That's brilliant
It's first generation
maj2509

It's first generation:(



Not sure what you are looking at. It's clearly the 2nd Gen Moto E.
maj2509

It's first generation


as per Vodafone site specs it is the 2nd gen
OP could you explain this please

http://i66.tinypic.com/16pixh.jpg
you can choose "keep existing sim" option without topup as well however it is a bit tricky to make that button to appear on their webpage (see comments/instructions on my other vodafone deals e.g. for Smart Ultra 6 etc.)
tyr

you can choose "keep existing sim" option without topup as well however … you can choose "keep existing sim" option without topup as well however it is a bit tricky to make that button to appear on their webpage (see comments/instructions on my other vodafone deals e.g. for Smart Ultra 6 etc.)



It might be worth copying and pasting it onto this thread.
the option without topup is still there- it is just hidden now (read comments how to avoid topup when buying online from Voda, please)
ok, here is one of 2 options to avoid topup:

windoz
1 month, 1 week ago 3 Likes #75
There is a link at the bottom of the page for "keep existing sim" which auto hides on the bundles page.(2nd page). I noticed it disappear, I then took it back a page reselected the phone, clicked "choose phone", it then jumped to the bundles page, I quickly selected "keep existing sim". I placed my order 15mins ago, no issues! Received my confirmation for my order. Thanks for posting deal!
tyr

ok, here is one of 2 options to avoid topup:windoz1 month, 1 week ago 3 … ok, here is one of 2 options to avoid topup:windoz1 month, 1 week ago 3 Likes #75There is a link at the bottom of the page for "keep existing sim" which auto hides on the bundles page.(2nd page). I noticed it disappear, I then took it back a page reselected the phone, clicked "choose phone", it then jumped to the bundles page, I quickly selected "keep existing sim". I placed my order 15mins ago, no issues! Received my confirmation for my order. Thanks for posting deal!



Alternatively you can stay on the 'bundles' page and keep hitting F5 to refresh the page. You have to be quick to click the "Keep Existing SIM" button though, as it quickly hides itself again.

- Added info to the main post.
Edited by: "chancooluk" 24th Apr 2016
Thanks OP ordered
Got Marshmallow on mine last week, pretty darn good.

Great VFM
chancooluk

Alternatively you can stay on the 'bundles' page and keep hitting F5 to … Alternatively you can stay on the 'bundles' page and keep hitting F5 to refresh the page. You have to be quick to click the "Keep Existing SIM" button though, as it quickly hides itself again.- Added info to the main post.


Trick worked. Thanks
Another way to "catch" the keep existing sim button is to use Firefox, click "View - Page Style - No Style" and the text page appears. The button doesn't disappear. Ctrl-F to search for "Keep" and job done. I'm sure other browsers may have this feature, but I have checked this in Firefox on a Mac and it works.
If it's the second generation then it's a really good phone. I paid £89 for mine way back when it came out and have been delighted with it. Does the job fuss free.
Disabling Javascript also works
Had a LG2 PAYG before and it was full of vodafone bloat unfortunately
keep existing sim not working.
Error: We're working hard to fix the issue, so please try again later.
Hi,

Does anyone know if this is Daul Sim. I have a personal number and a work number so like to have them all on one phone rather than carting 2 phones around.
Excellent phone... compact, great battery, marshmallow - amazing for 39 quid and cheap unlock

Most people will be pretty happy with this!

Reasonable people!

Cheapest way to get marshmallow currently

Vodafone clearing for the next Moto E 3rd gen and Moto G 4th gen - both with bigger screens 5 inch for new E and 5.5 for new G ... probably even more expensive, they just keep getting pricier year after year

How's this compared to a 1st gen Moto G?
stevej1982

Hi,Does anyone know if this is Daul Sim. I have a personal number and a … Hi,Does anyone know if this is Daul Sim. I have a personal number and a work number so like to have them all on one phone rather than carting 2 phones around.


No it won't be dual sim.
sajjadashraf

keep existing sim not working.Error: We're working hard to fix the issue, … keep existing sim not working.Error: We're working hard to fix the issue, so please try again later.



​disable JavaScript I just bought 2.
Can't get the button to appear at all on my PC
sold out. been trying for ages to get one...
adamdroitwich

sold out. been trying for ages to get one...



Worked fine for me, just bought another (10:42)
mine has allowed me to now... sorry, it must have been an error my end....
condracky

How's this compared to a 1st gen Moto G?



better - 8gb internal compared to 4gb, bigger processor, micro sd slot, bigger screen

basically much better - closer to original Moto G but less pixel density but better battery - no flash on camera and no compass gyroscope for map rotation navigation
Plus 4G
Just ordered one, had to try hitting a refresh quite a few times before I managed to catch the 'keep existing sim' icon. Hopefully the unlocking codes will work without too much trouble..
nigelbutler

better - 8gb internal compared to 4gb, bigger processor, micro sd slot, … better - 8gb internal compared to 4gb, bigger processor, micro sd slot, bigger screenbasically much better - closer to original Moto G but less pixel density but better battery - no flash on camera and no compass gyroscope for map rotation navigation



condracky was asking about the 1st Gen Moto G, not Moto E.

Both the Moto E 2nd Gen, and Moto G 1st Gen are 8GB, although there is a 16GB Moto G variant, also the 4G version of the Moto G 1st Gen (XT1039) includes a Micro SD slot.

I would go for the 4G version of the Moto G 1st Gen (XT1039) over the Moto E 2nd Gen (XT1524) mainly because of the much nicer screen, and inclusion of a flash for the camera (really needed as the cameras on both are absolutely awful). I would pick the Moto E 2nd Gen (XT1524) over the original Moto G 1st Gen (XT1032) as that one doesn't feature a Micro SD slot.
Edited by: "chancooluk" 24th Apr 2016
these moto phones are good quality.
Managed to find the button. Was appearing for about a second. After many tries was successful and got one ordered.
Really good buy and I wanted a cheap SMART phone for daughter's birthday. Was going for the Vodafone First or Speed but this looks better.

Got nowhere with Firefox as button disappeared in microseconds, but used the rarely touched Edge, followed the F5 refresh instructions and the 'Keep SIM' button stayed for long enough to click first time. Thanks OP
Am i right in saying this phone has no flash for the camera? For some reason Vodafone have listed it as having flash in the specs.
stevej1982

Hi,Does anyone know if this is Daul Sim. I have a personal number and a … Hi,Does anyone know if this is Daul Sim. I have a personal number and a work number so like to have them all on one phone rather than carting 2 phones around.



Yeah it's dual sim, it's got wheels and table and chairs as well.................£39 smartphone that doesn't mention dual sim..... Of course it isn't....

Give me strength....

(_;)
Edited by: "bollybobinson" 24th Apr 2016
If I click keep existing sim will it come unlocked??
Can't blumin click the button when using my phone!
SL7

Can't blumin click the button when using my phone!



Managed it. Ordered for me ma! Cheers OP great timing.
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