Nokia Lumia 520 on Vodafone £75 (potentially £69.75 with TCB) @ prepaymania
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Nokia Lumia 520 on Vodafone £75 (potentially £69.75 with TCB) @ prepaymania

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Found 16th Jan 2014
Seeing that the tesco direct deal for a Vodafone Lumia 520 was getting heat I had a look around and found prepaymania had the same deal, but I consider it's slightly better because of Topcashback at £5.25 making this under 70 quid.

Available in black, white or red

I think I am going to purchase one and wang in an ovivo sim which makes this a very cheap smartphone. And I personally love the windows phone OS.

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Original Poster

Hehe curse of the cold voting sheep.

Doors

Hehe curse of the cold voting sheep.



Too many fanbios around

Heat from me, I'm an iphone user, but want to like windows phones, so fancy a cheap one to try. Nice spot op. Shame it's on Vodafone, but hot phone.

Banned

its same price on amazon, argos too

Original Poster

aramaj36

its same price on amazon, argos too



Yeah but the TCB/quidco makes this potentially 5 quid cheaper

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Doors

Yeah but the TCB/quidco makes this potentially 5 quid cheaper



TCB is not guaranteed ever, so saying that its misleading, if it does pay then fine

Original Poster

Henc

aramaj36

TCB is not guaranteed ever, so saying that its misleading, if it does pay … TCB is not guaranteed ever, so saying that its misleading, if it does pay then fine



Hence the potentially

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Doors

HencHence the potentially



I didn't say anything about the title, Hence your quote below where you say
` I consider it's slightly better because of Topcashback at £5.25 making this under 70 quid.
Edited by: "aramaj36" 16th Jan 2014

Definition of potentially : Use the adverb potentially to describe something that could happen or might be true.

aramaj36

I didn't say anything about the title, Hence your quote below where you … I didn't say anything about the title, Hence your quote below where you say` I consider it's slightly better because of Topcashback at £5.25 making this under 70 quid.

Got this phone for work and its ok, quite small, clear screen and the metro interface is quite appealing on it.

Gadget show said it wasn't that good but came in top 3 budget smartphones
Edited by: "Cro_Baron" 17th Jan 2014

I can see myself sticking with apple for at least few years at the mo but if I do change it will likely be for this OS, love using it, don't like it on tablets but on a phone it's magnificent. Even on the 510 it was so slick and would never lag

Cro_Baron

Gadget show said it wasn't that good but came in top 3 budget smartphones



That gadget show 'review' was pretty ridiculous :). They gave the phone to a bunch of people, and then asked them to instantly try and do the things that they have done on Android/iOS for years. WP8 does things slightly differently - and there is a slight learning curve. What really counted against the phone though was the default bing search...which didn't yield particularly good results. Simply change the default search to Google in 'internet explorer>settings>advanced' - voila ... the same search capabilities via the browser as iOS/Android).
Also, they didn't really factor in the excellent extras that you only get on WP8. For example, the fully offline sat nav, Nokia MixRadio (free), or MS Office/Skydrive sync. It was a pretty rubbish review all told...and definitely wasn't reflective of the actual capabilities of the phone.
Also, one of the things that the reviewers did like about one of the Android phones was voice search capabilities. If you like that kind of thing, the 520 will be getting it in the new software revision (WP 8.1) slated to be released at Microsoft's Build event early this year.

Basically, you can discard the Gadget Show review -- just check out the myriad of other ones available online for an actual balanced review.

Any comments on how easy it is to network unlock this phone?

great value at this price.
great handheld experience to be had
hot

juniper

Any comments on how easy it is to network unlock this phone?



My bro got one the other day and one shop wouldnt unlock it and the other quoted him 30 quid

juniper

Any comments on how easy it is to network unlock this phone?



Easier if you buy one from O2 (they have free unlocking for contract customers...or £15 for pay as you go). Standard Lumia unlock fees are £30+...


juniper

Any comments on how easy it is to network unlock this phone?

juniper

Any comments on how easy it is to network unlock this phone?


wenttoabetterplace

Easier if you buy one from O2 (they have free unlocking for contract … Easier if you buy one from O2 (they have free unlocking for contract customers...or £15 for pay as you go). Standard Lumia unlock fees are £30+...



Thanks both. That's a pain - thinking of one for my daughter on Orange...

Great phone but wait for the dreaded cogs of doom and the faulty power button.I work for a large independent mobile retailer and were starting to see a lot of these back with the same faults.Not the usual Nokia quality and the glass is very easily broken.Good phone but I'd rather spend more and get a 625.Anyone else had this issue then speak up rather then attack people for commenting.

Will this work with an Ovivo SIM, since Ovivo use Vodafone?

Original Poster

Freggles

Will this work with an Ovivo SIM, since Ovivo use Vodafone?


From reading other threads I believe so yes as that's what I intend to do, however I will not know for certain until my phone arrives

Freggles

Will this work with an Ovivo SIM, since Ovivo use Vodafone?



My son has a blackberry 9720 locked on vodafone and I tried my Ovivo sim in his phone just to see if it would work and it does, which has made me very happy

have since ordered two ovivo sims for each son both locked to vodafone ... one has apple iphone 4 s and one blacberry which they both bought with their xmas money from family .... and the ovivo sim has worked in both of them
Edited by: "sues" 20th Jan 2014

muckspreader1

Great phone but wait for the dreaded cogs of doom and the faulty power … Great phone but wait for the dreaded cogs of doom and the faulty power button.I work for a large independent mobile retailer and were starting to see a lot of these back with the same faults.Not the usual Nokia quality and the glass is very easily broken.Good phone but I'd rather spend more and get a 625.Anyone else had this issue then speak up rather then attack people for commenting.



Can you hear that? Silence
You never have positive things to say about Windows Phone devices...just a load of doom and gloom about issues that (according to the Nokia Care Point in Northampton) just don't exist. In fact, their only widespread issue is fixing the proximity sensor issues on Lumia 920's.

wenttoabetterplace

Can you hear that? Silence :)You never have positive things to say about … Can you hear that? Silence :)You never have positive things to say about Windows Phone devices...just a load of doom and gloom about issues that (according to the Nokia Care Point in Northampton) just don't exist. In fact, their only widespread issue is fixing the proximity sensor issues on Lumia 920's.


Same little man who seems to know everything about nothing.Pipe down wee fella your starting to do my head in.I work for note repairing nokias and when you do the same such jib I suggest you crawl back under your tiny bridge.Welcone to my iggy list well done for for an utter ****.

There's not much of a learning curve with Windows phones, that's their strength, they're fast, responsive and just work. I never had any issues moving from Android to WindowsPhone, all the apps I wanted were there.

There are obviously tons more apps on Android and IOS, but there are a lot more duplicates in those app stores than there are in the Windows store.

There's only so many fart machine apps one can take, until it becomes not funny.

Ovivio = Excellent Value For Money! (or Free depending on which tariff you choose)
Edited by: "a_user" 17th Jan 2014

Buy this phone if you don't want to be notified when someone leaves you a voicemail.

windows phone is immensely stupid that you have to scroll down a long list to launch any app that starts with the latter half of the alphabet...

dr_joolz

windows phone is immensely stupid that you have to scroll down a long … windows phone is immensely stupid that you have to scroll down a long list to launch any app that starts with the latter half of the alphabet...



Click the hash # and press the first letter of the app name Or pin to start /folder.

dr_joolzwindows phone is immensely stupid that you have to scroll down a … dr_joolzwindows phone is immensely stupid that you have to scroll down a long list to launch any app that starts with the latter half of the alphabet...



You can put your common apps in any position/order you choose on the main screen, why would you scroll through the app list, unless you were looking for something that you rarely use, in which case having the not-often used apps in alphabetical order makes perfect sense.

Buy this phone if you don't want to be notified when someone leaves you a … Buy this phone if you don't want to be notified when someone leaves you a voicemail.



All of the Windows phones I've had (versions 7 and have notified me of missed calls, voicemails, emails and anything else I would want to be notified off i.e. turns taken on games, new articles on news feeds etc.
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