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Samsung Galaxy Portal 300 minutes £5 per month @ three -18 month contract as an upgrade on 3
Samsung Galaxy Portal 300 minutes £5 per month  @ three -18 month contract as an upgrade on 3

Samsung Galaxy Portal 300 minutes £5 per month @ three -18 month contract as an upgrade on 3

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3 has offered me a Samsung Galaxy Portal for a fiver as an upgrade. I rung them to cancel my contract and got this deal.

The deal is:
300 minutes x net
Unlimited TEXT
Unlimited 3 to 3
Unlimited internet (I believe it is 500MB)

on 18 months contract.

You won't get this phone for this price even on P-A-G.

(guys if you don't like 3 as a network - don't put this offer to cold. Get a life..... Let other ppl find and get this offer, of course if they like the phone and the deal).

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Original Poster

*Edit* - Haggle haggle and haggle...call again and if it still doesn't work tell them to cancel the contract (if yours ending within 60days) then you may get this deal. Don't forget to ask about other deals they can offer you.

What plan were you on before?

Why is this posted as a deal?

Original Poster

moneysaver9988

What plan were you on before?



£15 for 300 minutes x net and 2000 min 3 to 3 but without the internet. Rest was same as it stands now.

I also read in a thread that they offered T715 for £3 per month for the same offer.

"guys if you don't like 3 as a network - don't put this offer to cold. Get a life..... Let other ppl find and get this offer, of course if they like the phone and the deal"

Well as it's an upgrade then the people who can "get this offer" will already be on the 3 network so if their experiences have been good or bad then they should vote that way.

As a deal then yes it's a good deal. I'm not on 3 so cant have the deal. 3 don't cover where I live (not their fault just the silly place I live at the bottom of a hill on the wrong side of the hill for their mast).

So not voting either way.

Banned

Mad i am just looking at phones and this has just popped up shame am not on contract anybody no any good deals out there please?

Original Poster

GAVINLEWISHUKD

"guys if you don't like 3 as a network - don't put this offer to cold. … "guys if you don't like 3 as a network - don't put this offer to cold. Get a life..... Let other ppl find and get this offer, of course if they like the phone and the deal"Well as it's an upgrade then the people who can "get this offer" will already be on the 3 network so if their experiences have been good or bad then they should vote that way.As a deal then yes it's a good deal. I'm not on 3 so cant have the deal. 3 don't cover where I live (not their fault just the silly place I live at the bottom of a hill on the wrong side of the hill for their mast).So not voting either way.



I agree with you!! and thanks for understanding as this is what I was looking for. Some ppl just go crazy even if they are on some other networks they vote cold. Those who may get benefit from this don't see the deal cuz it is voted cold and freezed.

Some great deals on 3,

Has anybody else managed to get this deal yet?

bit tricky as is this really a deal others may get. An indication of what is out there if you are lucky, persistent or just happen to pick an advisor who struck lucky in the bedroom department the night before. Too many variables really to say whether others will get this so another not voting either way.

yes i put a post days ago and almost got ignored, we have HTc wildfire for 5.00 a month, 250 mins unlimited texts, 3 to 3 mins and 2gb internet, plus Htc desire for £14.00 with 300 minutes and the rest is the same and also a sony T715 for the same tariff for a bargain price of £3.00 a month. all 18 month contracts so the deals are there to be taken.
And this was voted cold, u wont get that good a deal witht the rest.lol..

HI,
I'd complain to 3 if I were you. Just spoke to them and they said no onw has been given an 18 month contract as they don't exist. Also, they have no £5 per month deals on anything. I asked if they were calling you a liar but they declined but just repeated 'they did not have that as the deal does not exist'.

It was worth a try anyway. As for cancelling, they said 'fine, fo ahead'.
JJ

debs160

yes i put a post days ago and almost got ignored, we have HTc wildfire … yes i put a post days ago and almost got ignored, we have HTc wildfire for 5.00 a month, 250 mins unlimited texts, 3 to 3 mins and 2gb internet, plus Htc desire for £14.00 with 300 minutes and the rest is the same and also a sony T715 for the same tariff for a bargain price of £3.00 a month. all 18 month contracts so the deals are there to be taken. And this was voted cold, u wont get that good a deal witht the rest.lol..



Did mention that to 3 and they said you never had it. Cheapest they offer the Desire for is free on a £24 per month contract over 2 years as there are no 18 month contracts for anything.
So, no idea how to get a good deal from them even though I have been a customer for around 8 or 9 years.
JJ

Assuming the phone costs 3 more than £90 and the network use has a cost to them, I have no idea why they would offer you this deal. Not saying they didn't - I just don't see the benefit (to them). Ditto the £17pm over 18m for a desire. If you can get it - smoking hot and a rather entertaining 2 minute read in misc. But not a deal IMO

Just tried for any deal with the 3 team and they offered nothing. 'Go online and check' so I cancelled. They didn't try to talk me out of it or make an offer so that's me gone after 8 or 9 years with them!

How would you know me to tell three, i have the deals, i have two htc wildfires for 5.00, htc desire for 14.00 and sony t715 for 3.00 on 18m, I been with them for years had cancelled the day before giving months notice and rang to ask about x 4 i phones deals and they said they could offer us these mad deals. If you dont beleive me il post paper work when that comes. Others have been offered simular deals too.
I can even change wildfire for samsung wave for 10.00 a month and pay 60.00 for phone as i asked yesterday.

debs160

How would you know me to tell three, i have the deals, i have two htc … How would you know me to tell three, i have the deals, i have two htc wildfires for 5.00, htc desire for 14.00 and sony t715 for 3.00 on 18m, I been with them for years had cancelled the day before giving months notice and rang to ask about x 4 i phones deals and they said they could offer us these mad deals. If you dont beleive me il post paper work when that comes. Others have been offered simular deals too. I can even change wildfire for samsung wave for 10.00 a month and pay 60.00 for phone as i asked yesterday.



I believe you, just wanted to point out it is 3 that are dishing the dirt. They told me earlier today there is no way anyone would have been offered those deals and also if anyone says they have a 18 month contract they are wrong there too as wee (3) only have 24 month ones.
I did point out what you had said and they just stated 'never'.
Anyhow, I didn't like their attitude so cancelled. I have been with them 8-9 years and all they offered me was a PAC for a new provider.

My son just got a desire for £20 a month, so they are lying when they say the cheapest desire contract is £24

I would ring them back and insist on a manager and say ur fed up of being told different plans and they offer a good deal or your off, now you have a pac code they may do something as i had my pac codes and they offered this.

Original Poster

JJG

I believe you, just wanted to point out it is 3 that are dishing the … I believe you, just wanted to point out it is 3 that are dishing the dirt. They told me earlier today there is no way anyone would have been offered those deals and also if anyone says they have a 18 month contract they are wrong there too as wee (3) only have 24 month ones. I did point out what you had said and they just stated 'never'.Anyhow, I didn't like their attitude so cancelled. I have been with them 8-9 years and all they offered me was a PAC for a new provider.



Get PAC. 3 retention dept will call you and offer you a deal. Normally it would be the same phone which you asked when you got PAC but at a lower price. Keep patience - I did the same.

Original Poster

den169

My son just got a desire for £20 a month, so they are lying when they say … My son just got a desire for £20 a month, so they are lying when they say the cheapest desire contract is £24



I don't understand how 3 upgrade or retention dept works!! I fink it depends who you get on phone and how you approach....haggle haggle and haggle.... if still on cooling off period ring em back and say cancel the contract as you are not happy cuz one of your mates got desire for £20. See if that helps.

Original Poster

Here is the catch, as I think so lol

If upgrade dept won't offer you the deal that you are looking (if yours upgrade is due) then wait for few days {look good deals on other networks write them down} and ring cancellation dept. Ask them to cancel your contract. You stand higher chances of getting a good deal. Discuss your wish list of phones and units (minutes). I know from my experience sometime 3 guys are annoying but our objective is to get the deal. If they won't budge you have 2 options: -

Option 1. Ring them later after a week to see if they have changed their mind.
or
Option 2: Cancel the contract

now if you choose option 2
Ask the operator to write in comments that you are looking for e.g. HTC Desire or iPhone for not more than £17 PM. If the deals comes up let me know.

wait for couple of days and someone from 3 will call you to discuss the deals you were looking or they might offer you a good deal. Happy hagglin....

Original Poster

debs160

I would ring them back and insist on a manager and say ur fed up of being … I would ring them back and insist on a manager and say ur fed up of being told different plans and they offer a good deal or your off, now you have a pac code they may do something as i had my pac codes and they offered this.



During my college days I use to work with CPW contact centre. We were divided in to number of teams and each team use to have different sales and retention targets. Based on daily/weekly and monthly performance of team and sometime individuals we use to offer same product on different tariffs. All depends who you talking to. Pure luck!!!

Three will never agree that they have ever given these deals to someone even if we paste our bills here as a proof.

they change deals everytime u ring, i have just paid 60.00 to change from htc wildfire to samsung wave on 5.00 a month lol and paid 100.00 for htc wildfire on the 3.00 a month tariff. I insist on speaking to manager they can do more.
if you have isses ur better off emailing head office as they can do a lot more as last month they gave me nokia n97 free and then i cancelled a few weeks later and got very cheap deal.

Not that surprising a deal as the Galaxy Portal is not a good phone. Could be they are just trying to cut their losses as nobody wants this phone.

BTW, I like Three. I have 2 phones and a modem with them. Just renewed the modem contract and they gave me 5GB and a new modem for £7.50 over 12months without me even having to ask. Three's 3G coverage is pretty good now - I've recently been to Snowdonia and The Lake District and got full signal where I was staying in both areas. OK, the customer support can, I'm told, be dodgy but even Virgin (who have the only friendly support people) are not particularly good (as in "effective"). I'm a bit sick of people knocking Three because they could get a signal in their London dungeon five years ago.

well i got my samsung wave and over all its costing me 7.33 a month for 250 mins, unlimited internet 2gb, texts and 3 to 3, so dont think ul get a better deal than that. if they moan about 3 maybe there jealous of the good deals they do offer.

I'm getting **** off with Three. I cancelled with 3 the other day, got my pac code for 2 phones. I told them I had seen a better deal and when they asked why? I was leaving. 2 days later they call from the retention team and say they got a good deal for me. I said WOW you must be mind readers how do you know what a good deal is? I told them about the samsung galaxy s that was posted on here. 3 said they would give a htc desire 900x 5000 3 to 3 and ul internet for 23 quid, great I said we'll take it on both phones!!! more phone calls ensued from people who said the deal was only for 1 phone. rang up again to confirm it was for two phones they said YEs. another phone call today saying it is for 1 phone. The customer services are seriously taking the **** and seem to think that it's ok to have people call you with no idea what has been said on previous calls. Their favourite line is "please wait while I check ..... for you" not a bad network, but the customer services dont have a **** clue if you have anything that doesnt FIT into the script.
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