*PAY AS YOU GO* Tesco Mobile - Nokia 5230 (Read Description To Get This Price) - £40 Delivered *Using Voucher Code TDX-KG4T* @ Tesco Direct
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*PAY AS YOU GO* Tesco Mobile - Nokia 5230 (Read Description To Get This Price) - £40 Delivered *Using Voucher Code TDX-KG4T* @ Tesco Direct

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Found 19th Mar 2011Made hot 19th Mar 2011
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READ THE COMMENTS BEFORE APPLYING PROMOTIONAL CODE. THE PRICE OF PHONE IS 49.97. So you need to add any item for more then 3 pence to get this discount. The Cheapest I found was a sim pack for 99p which will make the final price as 40.98. but if you would like to buy some thing on tesco direct for 1 pound or so you can very well do that

yo can buy this for £0.01p to make it £50direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

Use Code:TDX-KG4T

£49.99
£129.99 - but not any more!
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Additional 10 Pounds off on Tesco Direct if you make a purchase for 50

you can buy this for £0.01p to make £50direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx
So costing only 40

30 Comments

It was told the unlocked cost would be around 15POUNDS????

I've got one
But I cant get the Nokia program (downloaded,called Ovi ) to work on my XP puter,
anyone else got it to work on XP ?

you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then flashing generic firmware.

but seriously, symbian is dead. these phones are outdated, slow, insecure, poor battery life, non-user friendly, and generally terrible.
my N95 was awesome, but symbian hasnt advanced in the past 5 years and cannot compete with android and newer phones.

i cant advise anyone to buy a symbian phone now. voted cold

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rossysaurus

you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then … you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then flashing generic firmware.but seriously, symbian is dead. these phones are outdated, slow, insecure, poor battery life, non-user friendly, and generally terrible. my N95 was awesome, but symbian hasnt advanced in the past 5 years and cannot compete with android and newer phones. i cant advise anyone to buy a symbian phone now. voted cold



how to unlock

rossysaurus

you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then … you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then flashing generic firmware.but seriously, symbian is dead. these phones are outdated, slow, insecure, poor battery life, non-user friendly, and generally terrible. my N95 was awesome, but symbian hasnt advanced in the past 5 years and cannot compete with android and newer phones. i cant advise anyone to buy a symbian phone now. voted cold



They are certainly not insecure, they have good battery life and this is only £40. That is how they compete - it's not trying to be a Galaxy II for £500.

HOT

Edited by: "androoski" 19th Mar 2011

androoski

They are certainly not insecure, they have good battery life and this is … They are certainly not insecure, they have good battery life and this is only £40. That is how they compete - it's not trying to be a Galaxy II for £500.HOT



I'd personally rather just pay around £40 more for a san fransico, android, better phone overall. I have this phone as a spare and its okay, not too bad, but the touch screen and navigation is alot harder than it needed to be...Sat nav is useless too..

rossysaurus

you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then … you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then flashing generic firmware.but seriously, symbian is dead. these phones are outdated, slow, insecure, poor battery life, non-user friendly, and generally terrible. my N95 was awesome, but symbian hasnt advanced in the past 5 years and cannot compete with android and newer phones. i cant advise anyone to buy a symbian phone now. voted cold



Get real it's a £40 phone, it does a hell of a lot for forty notes. The Sat Nav is excellent. I own one of these and if it wasn't for following the herd and getting a San Fran (which I regret) then I'd still be using it everyday.

yasser_7862

I'd personally rather just pay around £40 more for a san fransico, … I'd personally rather just pay around £40 more for a san fransico, android, better phone overall. I have this phone as a spare and its okay, not too bad, but the touch screen and navigation is alot harder than it needed to be...Sat nav is useless too..



People will be getting bored with me saying this but I own a Nokia 5230 and a San Fran, the San Fran is quite inferior to the Nokia as a standard making /recieving calls phone, the San Fran thrashes the Nokia as a smartphone, the Sat Nav on the Nokia wastes Google Navigation. Nokia have the best mobile phone Sat Nav out there. For £40 this phone is a bargain. Don't get me wrong I don't really like either of these phones and almost wish I didn't have either of them, but for many people there's no need to go down the San Fran route and pay the extra £50+.

Nokia 5230 :

Great Sat Nav
Works as a standard phone
As a smartphone it's a laggy hopeless mess, Ovi store and the various Ovi apps will have you smashing the phone to pieces within a week.

Orange San Francisco:

Crap as a phone e.g. making and recieving calls and the speakerphone is terrible
As a geeky smartphone with loads of great apps, it's excellent.
Unfortunately I like to make calls with my phone every now and then and Android is a fcking terrible mess in this department. The convoluted and messy way of using contacts is just horrible. The dialler without physical buttons is dreadful.

etc etc you get the idea by now.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 19th Mar 2011

andians

I've got one :)But I cant get the Nokia program (downloaded,called Ovi ) … I've got one :)But I cant get the Nokia program (downloaded,called Ovi ) to work on my XP puter,anyone else got it to work on XP ?


Ovi program works fine on XP, maybe try and download the latest version.
I have this phone and the San Fran, this is a good phone. The San Fran is a good toy to play with but most things you will use on the nokia is standard. The wifi is a draw for the San Fran.
Maps on both struggle without network data

Schlingel

Ovi program works fine on XP, maybe try and download the latest version.I … Ovi program works fine on XP, maybe try and download the latest version.I have this phone and the San Fran, this is a good phone. The San Fran is a good toy to play with but most things you will use on the nokia is standard. The wifi is a draw for the San Fran.Maps on both struggle without network data



Google Navigation struggles a lot more since it has to download each map and doesn't have a local store, whereas if you can get the latest maps sorted using the sh**ty ovi suite then you have a local map repository and much lower data download, in fact you can use the Ovi maps offline.

Can this be unlocked for free? Will appreciate any help

topdrog

Can this be unlocked for free? Will appreciate any help



No

Changing the product willonly allow you flash different firmware(for debranding) it will not unlock the phone

rossysaurus

you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then … you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then flashing generic firmware.but seriously, symbian is dead. these phones are outdated, slow, insecure, poor battery life, non-user friendly, and generally terrible. my N95 was awesome, but symbian hasnt advanced in the past 5 years and cannot compete with android and newer phones. i cant advise anyone to buy a symbian phone now. voted cold


I have this phone, got an unlocked version from carphonewarehouse last year for about double this price. Pretty happy with it overall, has its flaws (lack of wifi a big one for me) but for £40 its great.

Hot, ordered for a friend, good job! Was about to pay £50 + £10 topup for one a few days ago. Would have it Dialaphone's site worked!

I have been in the mobile phone unlocking business for 12yrs and can safely tell you there is no way of unlocking this handset or any new "BB5" with "SL3" security for free! cost's us wholesale around
£30-£40 then we have to make our profit on top of that(we can only do certain one's about 50%). Please don't make "LOL" about changing product code!!!!(amature talk!). That ain't unlocking jack all!

WBR
MobileFoneCentre
Edited by: "MFC" 20th Mar 2011

surly it does not cost 30-40 quid wholesale. more like 15 quid and then the premium for the service. i have a UB box and aparantly it cost £15 to buy new SL3 credits for one unlock.

kashta

surly it does not cost 30-40 quid wholesale. more like 15 quid and then … surly it does not cost 30-40 quid wholesale. more like 15 quid and then the premium for the service. i have a UB box and aparantly it cost £15 to buy new SL3 credits for one unlock.



Plenty of people on eBay unlocking these for £15-£20... Of course not tried these myself!


Hi does make me laugh
MFC

I have been in the mobile phone unlocking business for 12yrs and can … I have been in the mobile phone unlocking business for 12yrs and can safely tell you there is no way of unlocking this handset or any new "BB5" with "SL3" security for free! cost's us wholesale around £30-£40 then we have to make our profit on top of that(we can only do certain one's about 50%). Please don't make "LOL" about changing product code!!!!(amature talk!). That ain't unlocking jack all!WBRMobileFoneCentre

kashta

surly it does not cost 30-40 quid wholesale. more like 15 quid and then … surly it does not cost 30-40 quid wholesale. more like 15 quid and then the premium for the service. i have a UB box and aparantly it cost £15 to buy new SL3 credits for one unlock.


If you input the the wrong code three times the phone will become hardlocked thous you wont be able to use a unlock code from your service provider has mention these no inhouse unlocks for have to be sent away and i charge betwwen £30 to £40 so its better to buy the handset on the network you intend to use it on and please dont be fooled into Calcs!

spitroast

rossysaurus

you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then … you can unlock them yourself by changing the product code and then flashing generic firmware.but seriously, symbian is dead. these phones are outdated, slow, insecure, poor battery life, non-user friendly, and generally terrible. my N95 was awesome, but symbian hasnt advanced in the past 5 years and cannot compete with android and newer phones. i cant advise anyone to buy a symbian phone now. voted cold


The UI works for anyone who has ever used a Nokia before, which probably includes 100million people...
Slow true, but insecure and poor battery life? Most S^1 handsets easily last for 2-3 days on one charge so dont know where you are getting your facts from...

kashta

surly it does not cost 30-40 quid wholesale. more like 15 quid and then … surly it does not cost 30-40 quid wholesale. more like 15 quid and then the premium for the service. i have a UB box and aparantly it cost £15 to buy new SL3 credits for one unlock.


Thats why its just better to get it unlocked from the network provider for about 15-20 quid. Supposedly only one person actually have the algo for SL3 (probably the guy who made it) and when I asked around about unlocking a SL3 handset, everyone said they were wanting 40 quid minimum and told me straight up to goto my network provider.
Not seen these UB boxes but JAF used to do any BB5 and the newer version of JAF still cant unlock SL3 so not a clue!
Edited by: "Betas" 20th Mar 2011

I got one of these for £40 last weekend. I had one on Vodafone about a year ago before I got my San Fran. Even with the latest and greatest 2.2 firmware off Modaco, the SF just eats its battery.

Unlocking the 5230 is a serious pain. At the moment the only non-network provider unlock solution is based on generating an unlock code from a hash key sequence stored in the phone using a seriously powerful ATI graphics card. This process takes from 2-4 days of continuous GPU crunching as it is a brute-force process (i.e. calculate every possible key combination). The entry level ATI graphics card is around £130 plus you will need a 750 W PSU to go with it. Google "Dejan SL3 SLAP Fenix" to confirm this for yourself. If anyone tells you otherwise they do not know what they are talking about. Just for completeness, the Free Nokia unlock calculator which some sites mention refers to a very old 5230 Nokia phone before BB5 and SL3.

If you have been with Tesco for under 12 months then it will cost to £20 to unlock which they advise you could take up to 28 days to provide the 'unlatching' code. If you have been with Tesco 12 months or more then you should be able to get them to unlock this for free.

So, if you're not on Tesco, your £40 phone has now cost £60 which is £20 less than a San Fran. San Frans cost nothing to unlock. If, like me you use GPS a lot, and like your maps on the phone rather than in cloud where you cannot always guarantee access to them then you can make your choice.

The Symbian vs. Android debate is academic as it's always horses for courses. Symbian will be replaced with Windows Mobile 7 soon anyways. Just for fun, my prediction is that Nokia will be 'borged' into Microsoft in 2012.

Nice to see you, to see you...

cheers spitroast!

@PeteJ
That was a very informative post, thank you.

MFC

That was clever!!! you don't have to let everyone know what we pay for … That was clever!!! you don't have to let everyone know what we pay for wholesale unlocking you [email protected]!!! One born everyday???


Why Not?

if this work on o2 then will work surely on GiffGaff.
anyone tried it?

Not goina be helpful to most (only Belfast folks) but when i had my nokia 5230, the phone shop across from tesco's in the city centre done it for £15.

Tesco network customer services told me that the unlock charge would be £20. Regardless of how long I have been with them, its the phone that has to be with them over 12 months to be free, anyone heard differently from them?

Babylover

Tesco network customer services told me that the unlock charge would be … Tesco network customer services told me that the unlock charge would be £20. Regardless of how long I have been with them, its the phone that has to be with them over 12 months to be free, anyone heard differently from them?


I'm nearing the end of my 12 months and yes it's the phone that has to been bought on Tesco for 12 months. Not you the customer for 12 months.

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