Samsung Galaxy S3 Red/White/Blue ... Sim Free ... £287.95 (£6 Quidco Cashback Potential) ... @ CPW
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Red/White/Blue ... Sim Free ... £287.95 (£6 Quidco Cashback Potential) ... @ CPW

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Found 15th Jul 2013
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The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the world’s most advanced smartphones. It sees you, hears you, and responds to what you say.
Smart stay - screen automatically stays on or turns off
Automatically recognises your friends in photos


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Cant find it. Can you post direct link?

Edit: carphonewarehouse.com/mob…ITE

Edited by: "BeerGoggles" 15th Jul 2013
How can a deal with quidco/tcb available be cold when a deal without is the hottest deal of the week? Get a grip folks!
jnm21

How can a deal with quidco/tcb available be cold when a deal without is … How can a deal with quidco/tcb available be cold when a deal without is the hottest deal of the week? Get a grip folks!



thank you
Tried ordering the Red one a little while ago, looked fine but no confirmation email and money not taken... Odd.
Edited by: "jukkie" 15th Jul 2013
on the same link just click on the choice of colour,
aramaj36

thank you

No problem - I really struggle to understand this place sometimes (most of the time)! Take the recent S3 deals at mobiles.co.uk - £17/month + £15 upfront vs £14.67/month (no upfront) via redemption - yes it is a little work, but how can the redemption deal at £71 cheaper over all be sub zero while the other is hot - yes redemption deals are not for everyone, so for some the non-redemption is the better deal, but for some the redemption deal for £71 less is the better deal (especially with online submission at mobile.co.uk, a CPW brand - the only site I would do e redemption deal through). There is actually a deal at mobiles.co.uk via redemption & TCB/Quidco gets the S3 cheaper than buying it outright with 18 months interest free credit (and 100 minutes/unlimited texts each month + O2 rewards). I don't know why anyone would bother to post a redemption deal on here though.
Was hoping that Amazon would match the price for the white S3, seeing as they did so for pebble blue.

Filled out the 'Tell us about a lower price' option on the Amazon page this morning; the white S3 is still at £299.99, but hopefully they might bring it in line with CPW.

Anyway, good price here with the Quidco.
jnm21

No problem - I really struggle to understand this place sometimes (most … No problem - I really struggle to understand this place sometimes (most of the time)! Take the recent S3 deals at mobiles.co.uk - £17/month + £15 upfront vs £14.67/month (no upfront) via redemption - yes it is a little work, but how can the redemption deal at £71 cheaper over all be sub zero while the other is hot - yes redemption deals are not for everyone, so for some the non-redemption is the better deal, but for some the redemption deal for £71 less is the better deal (especially with online submission at mobile.co.uk, a CPW brand - the only site I would do e redemption deal through). There is actually a deal at mobiles.co.uk via redemption & TCB/Quidco gets the S3 cheaper than buying it outright with 18 months interest free credit (and 100 minutes/unlimited texts each month + O2 rewards). I don't know why anyone would bother to post a redemption deal on here though.



I think the problem with redemption deals is that even the supposedly most reputable retailers routinely operate sharp practice. Couple those who have had bad experiences with the supposition that a consumer who has had a bad experience is 8 times more likely to circulate that information than someone who has had a good experience, and you can see why such a great proportion of people have no interest in entertaining redemption deals as genuine propositions.

My own experience with mobiles.co.uk (as you say, a CPW brand) was that despite being meticulous in taking screenshots of all original terms, and scrupulously submitting the required information at the correct times, they paid out only 3 of the 4 payments, and 2 of the 3 payments made were 25% less than what had been agreed. Customer service was appalling, and they actively tried to claim different terms until I provided the original screenshots, at which point I usually didn't hear back from them. I personally value my time more than the prospect of saving a little bit over a year or two at the expense of almost guaranteed attempts to mess you about.
Immoraliste

I think the problem with redemption deals is that even the supposedly … I think the problem with redemption deals is that even the supposedly most reputable retailers routinely operate sharp practice. Couple those who have had bad experiences with the supposition that a consumer who has had a bad experience is 8 times more likely to circulate that information than someone who has had a good experience, and you can see why such a great proportion of people have no interest in entertaining redemption deals as genuine propositions.My own experience with mobiles.co.uk (as you say, a CPW brand) was that despite being meticulous in taking screenshots of all original terms, and scrupulously submitting the required information at the correct times, they paid out only 3 of the 4 payments, and 2 of the 3 payments made were 25% less than what had been agreed. Customer service was appalling, and they actively tried to claim different terms until I provided the original screenshots, at which point I usually didn't hear back from them. I personally value my time more than the prospect of saving a little bit over a year or two at the expense of almost guaranteed attempts to mess you about.

Good post - slightly surprised by your experience. By contrast, I struggle to understand how some deals from Bobby's -back-bedroom-mobiles.com get entertained (the promise of 99% off is not worth diddly if the chances they will still exist let alone pay are slim). On the bright side, a lot of the smaller players seem to be being bought over - should hopefully give some stability.
The price of this seems to be dropping daily, still trying to work out the best way of getting one.

Either via a deal like this and Onivo or a contract, not much in it really.
Finally got my confirmation email, so my Daughter will be a happy bunny soon (although she has no idea I've bought it for her).
Edited by: "jukkie" 16th Jul 2013
Red looks lovely, though be warned the back cover coating wears away very quickly compared to the blue and white variants.
fruman23

Red looks lovely, though be warned the back cover coating wears away very … Red looks lovely, though be warned the back cover coating wears away very quickly compared to the blue and white variants.



Thanks for that warning. I may well buy a red one but will also get a clear protective phone cover as well. Hopefully this will also ensure I don't drop it as these plastic cases give little grip.
Genuine question: Why would you pick this phone over a Nexus 4?
Can't decide go with this deal, get a grade b from Smartfone for around £60 cheaper, and get an Onivo sim or tie myself in to a redemption contract, decisions, decisions!!
fruman23

Red looks lovely, though be warned the back cover coating wears away very … Red looks lovely, though be warned the back cover coating wears away very quickly compared to the blue and white variants.



Cheap plastic, doesn't it.
Are these the 4g or just 3g from CPW?
soap_box

Genuine question: Why would you pick this phone over a Nexus 4?



Because Google deliberately cripple their Nexus phones so that they have no micro sd card slot.
Do Currys/Pc World stock these phones instore or is it the kind you have to order to store? If there in store you'd get a price match and 10% of the difference
Good to see the price of this high end devices falling to more realistic prices, at current rate not long before these will be sub £250 brand new, only a matter of time.
I've been looking for a long time for a good deal on the S2, as an upgrade for my S, but the price of the S2 is holding so much that it'll soon be cheaper to get an S3 and miss out the S2!
soap_box

Genuine question: Why would you pick this phone over a Nexus 4?

I know from bitter experience that the Nexus 4's glass is fused with the touch screen 'engine (digitiser), and the screen also happens to be the thinnest of all current flagships. So a small crack on he screen rendered mine inoperable, i.e., complete loss of touchscreen functionality and a hefty repair bill.

The S3 works happily even with a cracked screen and the front glass can be replaced relatively cheaper. Also there's the expandable SD storage, but other than these the N4 is still a cracking phone
soap_box

Genuine question: Why would you pick this phone over a Nexus 4?


i was really looking forward to buying the N4 but the following were deal breakers for me;
lack of expandable memory,
weak all glass body (i dont like the idea of being extra careful with it),
hate on screen buttons (they take up precious screen space which made the screen on this phone short and wide resluting in a screen size similar to my S2),
the camera was pants (for both stills and video).
ChampionshipManager

Cheap plastic, doesn't it.



I'm not sure, does it?
Toon_army

Do Currys/Pc World stock these phones instore or is it the kind you have … Do Currys/Pc World stock these phones instore or is it the kind you have to order to store? If there in store you'd get a price match and 10% of the difference


Technically I'm not certain that Currys/PCW actually sell mobile phones instore ... the mobile phone section is (at least in the branches I go to) a Phones4U operation
Wish HTC one would come down to this price
johnraggett

Can't decide go with this deal, get a grade b from Smartfone for around … Can't decide go with this deal, get a grade b from Smartfone for around £60 cheaper, and get an Onivo sim or tie myself in to a redemption contract, decisions, decisions!!


smartphonestore drop their prices quite often. i bought the white s3 for 255 unlocked grade A. a week later the same phone went down to its currant price of 240. i returned my s3 a few days after purchase for a full refund as the edges of the phone started to discolour and turn a tint of yellow (never been a fan of owning a white phone. also, i found that indoor photos were miles better on my s2, a lot of forum searching suggested it was normal for the s3 to produce grainy indoor photos).
KuK

Wish HTC one would come down to this price



Your wish will be granted in a year or two. maybe
Still overpriced. Should be more £250.
ChampionshipManager

Because Google deliberately cripple their Nexus phones so that they have … Because Google deliberately cripple their Nexus phones so that they have no micro sd card slot.



Is this pretty much your day:

Wake up, scratch nads, make coffee, login to email client and search RSS feed for mobile phone threads here - troll the day away.

I'm genuinely interested, is there any phone you DO like?

Did one hurt you during childhood - a Blackberry break your heart, a Samsung scuttle your Mrs, an Apple get stuck up your ****?
Thanks for post. Am about to buy, but are you sure about the £6 Quidco cashback?

I can only see cashback offers for PAYG phones (which I assume include the PAYG sim).

Nothing for handset only. Quidco can be very misleading.



moob

Is this pretty much your day:Wake up, scratch nads, make coffee, login to … Is this pretty much your day:Wake up, scratch nads, make coffee, login to email client and search RSS feed for mobile phone threads here - troll the day away.I'm genuinely interested, is there any phone you DO like?Did one hurt you during childhood - a Blackberry break your heart, a Samsung scuttle your Mrs, an Apple get stuck up your ****?



I did sign the white S3 for a cool 287.95 bones. It is cheap plastic, but it's the best value for bones deal at the moment for below the 290 mark.
ChampionshipManager

I did sign the white S3 for a cool 287.95 bones. It is cheap plastic, but … I did sign the white S3 for a cool 287.95 bones. It is cheap plastic, but it's the best value for bones deal at the moment for below the 290 mark.



Bones. Ya mental.
moob

Is this pretty much your day:Wake up, scratch nads, make coffee, login to … Is this pretty much your day:Wake up, scratch nads, make coffee, login to email client and search RSS feed for mobile phone threads here - troll the day away.I'm genuinely interested, is there any phone you DO like?Did one hurt you during childhood - a Blackberry break your heart, a Samsung scuttle your Mrs, an Apple get stuck up your ****?



Hee Hee, he said nads!




Hug a hoodie, ignore a troll!

Edited by: "daBluone" 16th Jul 2013
moob

Bones. Ya mental.


Leave 'im alone, 'e can call 'is dog whateva 'e wants to.

Got a Vowney V5 from merimobiles after seeing it recommended on here (about £145) - cracking piece of kit. Will probably not go for a branded phone again (although my s2 is still my best friend)
johnraggett

Can't decide go with this deal, get a grade b from Smartfone for around … Can't decide go with this deal, get a grade b from Smartfone for around £60 cheaper, and get an Onivo sim or tie myself in to a redemption contract, decisions, decisions!!



Was considering the Mobiles.co.uk redemption deal (S3 / £14.67pcm after redemption / 24 months / 300mins 500MB) as well, but managed to avoid redemptions / 24m contracts by getting a decent retention offer from Virgin Mobile.

They offered £20pcm for an S3 on a 24m contract with my current allowances (1200m / 1GB), or to halve the price of my SIM only deal to £6pcm (1200m / 1GB) with no contract (while I buy a SIM free phone elsewhere). Took the latter, seeing as with buying the phone at £287.50 (got John Lewis to price match CPW, as I had vouchers there) the total would work out as £18pcm over 24 months, without being tied down to a contract or having to make any redemption claims.

Obviously even cheaper with Ovivo if you don't need the allowances, but I've ended up with what I wanted so I'm happy enough.
soap_box

Genuine question: Why would you pick this phone over a Nexus 4?



A battery that can be changed easily and charged separately from the phone. Plus as another guy said, the microSD card slot.
One of the best phones I`ve ever owned. Everything is superb but my only gripe is the only 1gb of ram which makes it a bit laggy at times.
johnraggett

The price of this seems to be dropping daily, still trying to work out … The price of this seems to be dropping daily, still trying to work out the best way of getting one.Either via a deal like this and Onivo or a contract, not much in it really.


You probably meant Ovivo, usually with Ovivo you will find the need for another phone, this is why the best choice usually is a dual SIM. After I went Dual SIM, I can't really get back to single SIMs, seems unnatural
This is a phone on pair with the S3 in terms of performance, but £107 cheaper, and Dual SIM: hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2
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