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Newer HTC Desire S £18/month (1000 txts, 300 mins, unltd data) plus £55 Quidco @ TalkMobile
Newer HTC Desire S £18/month (1000 txts, 300 mins, unltd data) plus £55 Quidco @ TalkMobile

Newer HTC Desire S £18/month (1000 txts, 300 mins, unltd data) plus £55 Quidco @ TalkMobile

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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR THE NEWER HTC DESIRE S WITH ANDROID 2.3 GINGERBREAD AND NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE OLDER LOWER SPEC STANDARD DESIRE.

NO REDEMPTIONS OR CASHBACK CLAIMS REQUIRED.

Looks a pretty good deal albeit for a 24 month contract as the phone costs about £350-£400 to buy on PAYG.

Maximum cost over the 24 months is £377 (assuming Quidco pays out at £55) or £432 if Quidco doesn't pay.

A sim only deal for this amount of minutes, texts and internet would probably cost at least £10 per month (£240 over 24 months) therefore, you could be getting phone for equivalent of £137.

Granted, not everyone likes 24 months but seems good value for a new Desire S with all the extras.

Spec taken from GSM Arena below.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, March
SIZE Dimensions 115 x 59.8 x 11.6 mm
Weight 130 g
DISPLAY Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches
- Gorilla Glass display
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- HTC Sense UI
- Touch-sensitive controls
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 1.1 GB ROM, 768 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB
DATA GPRS Up to 114 kbps
EDGE Up to 560 kbps
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization
Video Yes, [email protected], check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- SNS integration
- Digital compass
- Dedicated search key
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
- DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh
Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 455 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 9 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 10 min (3G)

Would be much appreciated if you can find a better deal then please provide a link.

TalkMobile are part of Carphonewarehouse and use the Vodafone network.

Posted a similar deal from same company last week regarding Wildfire S and people commented on slow updates regarding order - think this coincided with a Bank Holiday and low staff levels (hopefully they have addressed this issue and improved but thought it best to point out).

165 Comments

Ordered this for my wife, but on the 12 month contract which gets you the same but costs £25 a month, and the handset it £80 (but with quidco available)
Great phone, but it's not cutting edge compared to what's coming out in the next month or so, so wouldn't want to be tied in for more than 12 months
Picked it up instore at CPW so even handier

A word of warning I'm on this network(which is vodaphone)and there 3G Internet is rubbish

When it says, truly unlimited internet, does this allow for tethering???

Joe90_guy

When it says, truly unlimited internet, does this allow for tethering???


urm i believe your answer is no.
Terpoma emailed to their customer service, check out post 144
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=3

The 3 terms and conditions are :

No USB tethering.
No portable hotspotting.
No Skype calls

Original Poster

thesecretsanta

Ordered this for my wife, but on the 12 month contract which gets you the … Ordered this for my wife, but on the 12 month contract which gets you the same but costs £25 a month, and the handset it £80 (but with quidco available)Great phone, but it's not cutting edge compared to what's coming out in the next month or so, so wouldn't want to be tied in for more than 12 monthsPicked it up instore at CPW so even handier



That sounds like a good deal and possibly better than the one I posted - do you a link for this deal so I can take a look. Despite posting this deal I haven't ordered myself but might consider the one you mention. Thanks.

Original Poster

Swindlerz

urm i believe your answer is no. Terpoma emailed to their customer … urm i believe your answer is no. Terpoma emailed to their customer service, check out post 144http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/newer-htc-wildfire-s-running-android-2-3-gingerbread-available-black-white-free/932094?page=3The 3 terms and conditions are :No USB tethering.No portable hotspotting.No Skype calls



Had a quick scan through the TalkMobile Terms and Conditions and can't see anything relating to this -

talkmobile.co.uk/hel…tml

Disco Dave

A word of warning I'm on this network(which is vodaphone)and there 3G … A word of warning I'm on this network(which is vodaphone)and there 3G Internet is rubbish



No its not, depends on where you live.

hot deal there maybe a load of dual core phones coming out soon but this is still a fantastic phone

I got a similar deal with 800 mins, unlimited landlines, 1300 txts and free insurance for two years for 18 from Orange. Only bummer is phone is S-On so no root for me yet

Smoking hot deal though
Edited by: "narcist" 13th May 2011

Now that would have been better than the Galaxy S I got last month on same deal

thesecretsanta

Ordered this for my wife, but on the 12 month contract which gets you the … Ordered this for my wife, but on the 12 month contract which gets you the same but costs £25 a month, and the handset it £80 (but with quidco available)Great phone, but it's not cutting edge compared to what's coming out in the next month or so, so wouldn't want to be tied in for more than 12 monthsPicked it up instore at CPW so even handier



That's not great. £50 less for 12 months less usage.

Plus I've never understood the rationale behind getting the latest phone every year - my £80 Android looks similar to, and does just about anything that everyone I know with £400 iPhones use their phone for. Each to their own though, it's your money so none of my business!

Disco Dave

A word of warning I'm on this network(which is vodaphone)and there 3G … A word of warning I'm on this network(which is vodaphone)and there 3G Internet is rubbish



Completely depends on where you live, so not fair to say its rubbish. I have great mobile internet on vodafone. Like this deal and sure you could flog the phone half way through to mazuma or the like and get a new cashback deal.

callum9999

That's not great. £50 less for 12 months less usage.Plus I've never … That's not great. £50 less for 12 months less usage.Plus I've never understood the rationale behind getting the latest phone every year - my £80 Android looks similar to, and does just about anything that everyone I know with £400 iPhones use their phone for. Each to their own though, it's your money so none of my business!



For me I like 12 month contracts because I like to stay updated. The Galaxy S2 is light years ahead of the Desire it just replaced. I also like them because most phone warranties are only 12 months too. Bit crap being tied into and 18 month contract if your phone dies in the 13th month.

How do you redeem quidco cashback as the talk mobile is not listed on quidco....

sakibdabhoya

How do you redeem quidco cashback as the talk mobile is not listed on … How do you redeem quidco cashback as the talk mobile is not listed on quidco....



CLICK

May I ask which phone is better
This one or the Galaxy S on same tariff?
talkmobile.co.uk/pay…9DQ

Nice find, but... the 'old' Desire isn't actually lower spec at all.......

Is this phone better than the Galaxy S which was recently in the same deal?

I also bought the 12 month deal, though I have to say, I think this is a better deal because if you think of it rationally, after 12 months, you could dump the simcard and you'd still have only paid the same as the normal 12 month deal!

Think of the total cost, not the contract length. If 24 costs < 12 month, just get the 24 month!
Edited by: "jazzyb88" 13th May 2011

MattyBoi

Completely depends on where you live, so not fair to say its rubbish. I … Completely depends on where you live, so not fair to say its rubbish. I have great mobile internet on vodafone. Like this deal and sure you could flog the phone half way through to mazuma or the like and get a new cashback deal.



Surely it completely depends on where you ARE, not where you LIVE?

I'm on TalkMobile and so far its been fine. Internet is fine. Sometimes the data thing will switch between a 'H' and '3G' - no idea what it means but it still seems quite quick.

stuart9787

That sounds like a good deal and possibly better than the one I posted - … That sounds like a good deal and possibly better than the one I posted - do you a link for this deal so I can take a look. Despite posting this deal I haven't ordered myself but might consider the one you mention. Thanks.



This is the link to the current deal - looks like they've put the handset price up though as it's now £129 - might be worth a call to them and seeing if they'll do it at £79.99 - that was last weekend that I bought it so only a couple of days ago
carphonewarehouse.com/buy…CON

Galaxy S has better specs than this device, for those asking. Only battery and build quality are an advantage of this device.

thesecretsanta

Ordered this for my wife, but on the 12 month contract which gets you the … Ordered this for my wife, but on the 12 month contract which gets you the same but costs £25 a month, and the handset it £80 (but with quidco available)Great phone, but it's not cutting edge compared to what's coming out in the next month or so, so wouldn't want to be tied in for more than 12 monthsPicked it up instore at CPW so even handier



Sorry to ask you, I am interested in this 12 month contract for my wife as well, but I couldn't find it on the website, did you found it through talkmobile or through CPW? I know I am not being too smart...

mrew42

Nice find, but... the 'old' Desire isn't actually lower spec at all.......



erm, yes....... it is.

crave.cnet.co.uk/mob…25/

Looks good deal that, nice one. I have the old desire and this does look better but not ready for upgrade yet and will probably get a dual core or the galaxy looks nice.

Great phone but would not want a 24 mth contract. I'm nearly at the end of an 18 mth deal and that was too long.

bigmike20vt

erm, yes....... it … erm, yes....... it is.http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/htc-desire-s-vs-htc-desire-whats-the-difference-50002925/



Erm barely...

bigmike20vt

erm, yes....... it is.



It is on paper, but in reality (by that I mean real user experience) the only big advantage it has is a FFC and more storage for apps (but rooting generally solves this issue anyway, along with adding an individually baked slice of Gingerbread and a few other rooted goodies to boot, which you cannot do with the S!).
Edited by: "rb40" 13th May 2011

Original Poster

Gazbert

For me I like 12 month contracts because I like to stay updated. The … For me I like 12 month contracts because I like to stay updated. The Galaxy S2 is light years ahead of the Desire it just replaced. I also like them because most phone warranties are only 12 months too. Bit crap being tied into and 18 month contract if your phone dies in the 13th month.



One of the things I like about HTC phones is that HTC offer 24 month warranty (from date of original purchase) for handsets and 12 months warranty for accessories.

mrew42

Erm barely...



maybe so but you said it is not lower spec at all. (I was not trying to be arsey I just truly believe the little improvements do set this phone up from the older model)

the S has more ram, more storage, an improved gpu, better battery usage and has a forward facing camera.

These things may only be slight but its certainly worth bearing in mind - the front facing camera is the biggie for me.

Back to this deal...
I have not experience the battery on the desire so i can only comment on my S, but i was very impressed with my phone last weekend, as an experiment i charged it Friday lunch time.

and it lasted through to the Monday morning (the warning light came on on the Sunday evening)

this included around 90 mins of gaming, the wireless being on most of the time, some web surfing, maybe 40 texts and 10-15 mins talk time.

pretty good.

rb40

It is on paper, but in reality (by that I mean real user experience) the … It is on paper, but in reality (by that I mean real user experience) the only big advantage it has is a FFC and more storage for apps (but rooting generally solves this issue anyway, along with adding an individually baked slice of Gingerbread and a few other rooted goodies to boot, which you cannot do with the S!).


But it does have a lower spec. What you can do with hacking your phone and voiding its warranty isn't part of the specifications of the product.

Front facing camera, more RAM, more storage, faster GPU, longer battery life, wireless N, faster 3G speeds = higher spec.

4.4. Certain uses of the Services are prohibited and not included in your Tariff. Examples of prohibited uses include without limitation the following; illegal internet based streaming services, non Talkmobile voice or video services over the internet, peer-to-peer file sharing, redirecting television signals for viewing on mobile devices

Does this mean stuff like Youtube? Sorry I'm new to 3G and this deal looks good but can any Talkmobile users confirm exactly what the unlimited internet allows for video streaming. Thanks

spacepea

4.4. Certain uses of the Services are prohibited and not included in your … 4.4. Certain uses of the Services are prohibited and not included in your Tariff. Examples of prohibited uses include without limitation the following; illegal internet based streaming services, non Talkmobile voice or video services over the internet, peer-to-peer file sharing, redirecting television signals for viewing on mobile devicesDoes this mean stuff like Youtube? Sorry I'm new to 3G and this deal looks good but can any Talkmobile users confirm exactly what the unlimited internet allows for video streaming. Thanks


Hmm. It's not 100% clear, but it sounds like it might be referring to video calls. Or perhaps they've worded it that way on purpose.

Good phone. Worth the money personally. Thanks op for posting.

Just to point out that the title is misleading as there is NO "truly unlimited interenet". I am not being a stuck in a mud but its wholey misleading and all mobile phone contracts have a download limit ..

taras

Just to point out that the title is misleading as there is NO "truly … Just to point out that the title is misleading as there is NO "truly unlimited interenet". I am not being a stuck in a mud but its wholey misleading and all mobile phone contracts have a download limit ..


agreed , There has to be a limit otherwise everyone would just run there home networks from it and never need an ISP again
Edited by: "KapA" 13th May 2011

shame the handset price has gone up but good spot

Original Poster

KapA

agreed , There has to be a limit otherwise everyone would just run there … agreed , There has to be a limit otherwise everyone would just run there home networks from it and never need an ISP again



Have adjusted the 'Title' and omitted the word 'Truly' for the sake of clarity.

Original Poster

GingerDi

shame the handset price has gone up but good spot



The handset price is still showing as 'Free' for me - is this what you meant?
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