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T Mobile Pulse with 800mins, unlimited texts, unlimited internet, 18months
T Mobile Pulse with 800mins, unlimited texts, unlimited internet, 18months

T Mobile Pulse with 800mins, unlimited texts, unlimited internet, 18months

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I was a PAYG o2 customer.
I rang T mobile and said I liked the Android style phone but I always felt the first year is a rip-off on a contract.
With no further pursuading they gave me:

Free T Mobile pulse with a 2gb memory stick
800mins
unlimited texts
unlimited mobile internet
£25 a month for 18 months

Basically I have the combi 35 plan with web n walk added, with 2 discount codes applied so instead of £41 a month it is now just under £25 a month for the entire contract (they did this over the phone - I had no idea about the discount codes, the codes on my bill date to 22nd Nov so if they say this deal has expired they are lying).

Call them on 0845 412 5000 (number on their website)
**DO NOT USE THE ONLINE CHAT THING AS THEY DON'T GIVE YOU A BETTER DEAL THAN WHAT IS ON THE WEBSITE**

43 Comments

donnow about the phone but the mins texts and unlim internet make it hot.....
Tmobile are hte best for mobile internet coz they dont charge, but just warn, you if you go over limit

Thanks for the deal & welcome to HUKD mglover070588

good find

Original Poster

The phone is made by Huawei who as far as I know are quite big in telecommunications, just not on mobile phones.

The phone is reviewed well here:
trustedreviews.com/mob…/p1

I have had it a week and it is good, not quite as good as an iphone, but then an iphone for 18 months doesn't cost £450:thumbsup:

baldude;6771821

donnow about the phone but the mins texts and unlim internet make it … donnow about the phone but the mins texts and unlim internet make it hot.....Tmobile are hte best for[COLOR="Red"] mobile internet coz they dont charge[/COLOR], but just warn, you if you go over limit



Its unlimited internet so how can you go over..;-)

crazylegs;6772366

Its unlimited internet so how can you go over..;-)



There is no such thing as UNLIMITED in UK.

crazylegs;6772366

Its unlimited internet so how can you go over..;-)



lol ,i guess it depends how fair the fair use policy is:roll:

ro888;6772439

There is no such thing as UNLIMITED in UK.



theres no such thing as unlimited full stop.

mglover070588;6772093

The phone is made by Huawei who as far as I know are quite big in … The phone is made by Huawei who as far as I know are quite big in telecommunications, just not on mobile phones.The phone is reviewed well here:http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/review/2009/10/05/T-Mobile-Pulse-Google-Android-Smartphone/p1I have had it a week and it is good, not quite as good as an iphone, but then an iphone for 18 months doesn't cost £450:thumbsup:



In my opinion it is much better than an iPhone simple because it runs the Android OS. which will be the dominate platform for mobile phones within the next 2 years. Already you are seeing new android phones being released or announced weekly meaning the support for the OS will be fantastic.

Plus if, like me, you write software for mobile devices, you will find an Android phone is quite open and the SDK for it will run on pretty much anything... no nasty lock-in like you see on Apple products.

In every way that matters, this phone will be as good as an iPhone for most people and for those who like to tinker, it is much better than an iPhone.

Thanks OP:thumbsup:

Anybody else got this yet?

Does the customer service fair well against vodafone or is it more 3?

Original Poster

damnstudents;6777102

Does the customer service fair well against vodafone or is it more 3?



From my experience they have been good. Customer service is a free call from the phone.

I rang them last night, told them who I was and said can my friend have the same contract, they said yes.

if you get a tmobile contract do you get the wifi hotspots free?

crazylegs;6772366

Its unlimited internet so how can you go over..;-)



T Mobile's fair usage gives you a limit of 1gb which is twice as much as Vodafone's 500mb

i have ordered this phone.
fair use policy is 3 GB / month with this phone.and then they inform and warn.. they dont charge.
Managed to get 800 min, 500 text and unlimited internet for £25/month.
been reading the reviews all evening.. looks good so far.

Original Poster

drskm;6786400

i have ordered this phone.fair use policy is 3 GB / month with this … i have ordered this phone.fair use policy is 3 GB / month with this phone.and then they inform and warn.. they dont charge.Managed to get 800 min, 500 text and unlimited internet for £25/month.been reading the reviews all evening.. looks good so far.



Mine was 500, then when I rang up to ask for the child lock to be taken off the internet (you have to be 18 for a contract anyway!!) they said its unlimited as part of an offer at the moment and made it unlimited.
The phone is good, working out at £450 for 18 months. The new iphone is about £900 total for 18 months and no way is it worth that!

Make sure you give them a call, as the package I am on is the combi 35 plus web n walk *just heavily discounted).


EDIT: The fair usage on mine is 1gb from what I remember, however if you go over they don't charge you any more.

amazing phone..really pleased.
been with windows mobile for 6 yrs and bit bored with them
have an ipod touch and been to the apps store.. well..ok.
But android is just a different world..soooo much to explore..and so good layout..
wish they had the universal usb connector and 3.5 mm jack.. other than that i dont think i can fault much.
really happy the way life is organised with google mail pushed in, google calender google talk chats and google maps..
yes i bow to google.. and not to apple...do i care!

johnnywashngo;6776132

In my opinion it is much better than an iPhone simple because it runs the … In my opinion it is much better than an iPhone simple because it runs the Android OS. which will be the dominate platform for mobile phones within the next 2 years. Already you are seeing new android phones being released or announced weekly meaning the support for the OS will be fantastic..



Unless you are going to keep the phone for yearrs I'm not sure how Android being the dominant platform in 2 years makes any current Android phone better or worse then any other phone.

johnnywashngo;6776132

In every way that matters, this phone will be as good as an iPhone for … In every way that matters, this phone will be as good as an iPhone for most people



I think the popularity of the iPhone and its market position has shown that not to be the case. I tihnk the point that people miss is, there's a huge swathe of the market that don't want a complicated smart phone. They want a straight forward, easy to use smart phone with a refined consistant interface, out of the box. I do believe Android will eventually deliver that (provided the market doesn't become too fragmented and some consistancy remains from one device to the next), but it definately isn't there yet. And the fact you started your post talking about Androids position in 2 years makes me think deep down you'd agree.

Cost comparrison this comes to £450.

The cheapest equivelant iPhone package would be:

Pay go iPhone 3GS 16GB = £440
18 x equivelant Simplicity = £360
Total = £800

Quidco are currently doing £100 off a 12 month Sim only O2 contract if you can be bothered with that. Which would change the costs to:

Pay go iPhone 3GS 16GB = £440
12 month O2 Sim only = £140 (after quidco rebate)
Total = £580

Either way, just the paygo iphone alone will set you back as much as this T-mobile deal including the phone. Things might change when Orange and Voda pick up the iphone in the coming months.

Can you get Quidco with this offer?

johnnyshuttle;6812754

Can you get Quidco with this offer?



No, unless you can figure out how to do it all online

T-Mobile are also doing the same call package with the HTC Hero for £30 per month for 18 months which is a good deal for an excellent 'phone. If interested the offer is available both instore (Old Broad Street London told me it was a general offer) and on the 'phone (I called the number on their website). Delighted with mine!:thumbsup:

For low use users, they do Combi 20 + internet (18 months) online for £22.50/month, and you would get Quidco I guess. My misses is interested in that.

I got the exact same deal... but with the HTC HERO.
tell them a sales team member offered u the deal with the HTC HERO (25/p/m for 18 months) and u aksed them to ring u back, but they never called back
they'll feel bad.. and myt giv u the HTC HERO at 25 p/m , 800 mins, unltd texts, unltd net
thats what i did
basically theyll give u the Combi 35 mega deal with a 5.00 loyalty discount.

Don't forget the Pulse is also on pay as you go for about £180 + topup

Very similar to a plan i just took out with t-mobile. Went for the Hero instead of the Pulse... Not sure exactly what the differences are but pretty sure the hero is the better specc'd phone.

I got the G2 Touch (HTC Hero), [for free]
Combi 35 MegaDeal (£25) which is 800mins and unlimited texts
+ Unlimited internet (3gb fair use) (£5)
On an 18 month contract.

So £30 a month for 18 months.
Not sure how you managed the £25 a month, but good on ya for getting it.

Captain Hook;6786010

T Mobile's fair usage gives you a limit of 1gb which is twice as much as … T Mobile's fair usage gives you a limit of 1gb which is twice as much as Vodafone's 500mb



3gb fair use on my contract...:thumbsup:

i went in to my local t-mobile branch and they said they are having a 40%return rate from contract phones, mainly due to the variations that the manufacturer makes to the android software. From a Tmobile employee (they did not suggest another phone so it was just advice) do not get this phone. (Believe me i went in to tmobile intending to buy this phone)

drskm;6805837

wish they had the universal usb connector and 3.5 mm jack.. other than … wish they had the universal usb connector and 3.5 mm jack.. other than that i dont think i can fault much.



HTC Hero (G2 Touch) has a proper audio jack.... And their funny usb slot will actually accept a standard micro-usb lead for charging/data transfer.

I was going to get an iphone but the htc really does beat the pants off it....

HTC Hero vs iPhone 3GS

Other main advantages of HTC Hero, besides the cost are:

1) The HTC Hero has a non-gloss, Teflon-coated, plastic case that is excellent at keeping fingerprints at bay -- unlike the iPhone 3GS' glossy, fingerprint-magnet backing.

2) The Hero's 5-megapixel camera dwarfs the iPhone's 3.2-megapixel camera, but both are missing a flash.

3) The HTC Hero is charged via a standard mini-USB port, while Apple's iPhone 3GS uses a proprietary charging port.

spaaa;6814878

Very similar to a plan i just took out with t-mobile. Went for the Hero … Very similar to a plan i just took out with t-mobile. Went for the Hero instead of the Pulse... Not sure exactly what the differences are but pretty sure the hero is the better specc'd phone.I got the G2 Touch (HTC Hero), [for free]Combi 35 MegaDeal (£25) which is 800mins and unlimited texts+ Unlimited internet (3gb fair use) (£5)On an 18 month contract.So £30 a month for 18 months.Not sure how you managed the £25 a month, but good on ya for getting it.



This ]deal was available online from T-mobile...so I guess you missed Quidco

On second thought, I think you got the Internet plus (3GB) package and saved yourself £5 pm.

johnnywashngo;6776132

In my opinion it is much better than an iPhone simple because it runs the … In my opinion it is much better than an iPhone simple because it runs the Android OS. which will be the dominate platform for mobile phones within the next 2 years. Already you are seeing new android phones being released or announced weekly meaning the support for the OS will be fantastic.Plus if, like me, you write software for mobile devices, you will find an Android phone is quite open and the SDK for it will run on pretty much anything... no nasty lock-in like you see on Apple products.In every way that matters, this phone will be as good as an iPhone for most people and for those who like to tinker, it is much better than an iPhone.


Lock-ins are for n00bs
I am using my iphone with all the custom software I want (themes, wallpapers, background apps etc..)

Just checked Quidco, £35 is the going rate for cash back at the moment

drskm;6805837

amazing phone..really pleased.been with windows mobile for 6 yrs and bit … amazing phone..really pleased.been with windows mobile for 6 yrs and bit bored with themhave an ipod touch and been to the apps store.. well..ok.But android is just a different world..soooo much to explore..and so good layout..wish they had the universal usb connector and 3.5 mm jack.. other than that i dont think i can fault much.really happy the way life is organised with google mail pushed in, google calender google talk chats and google maps..yes i bow to google.. and not to apple...do i care!



I have an iPhone and use Gmail, they do support push email to the iPhone and I guess all mobile devices. I am stuck on a contract at the moment but may well give an Android phone a try when I get the chance. I too worship at the temple of Google!

:-D

Heat & rep to the OP - corking 1st deal!

ukmax2k;6815862

This ]deal was available online from T-mobile...so I guess you missed … This ]deal was available online from T-mobile...so I guess you missed QuidcoOn second thought, I think you got the Internet plus (3GB) package and saved yourself £5 pm.



It was an upgrade as i've been with t-mobile for 2 years. Can't get quidco on upgrades.

This deal seems pretty good, I think think the phone is nice (if a bit plasticy). However if you're going to speak to CS to get a special deal, you might as well haggle for the HTC Hero for £22.50/ month over 18months, which DanHandy posted on here 2 weeks ago. On a side note, I got off the phone from Three CS yesterday, who offered me the Hero with 500 mins, 100 texts & unlimited internet (up to 1GB) for £17.51 over 18 months. (Ok this was for an upgrade & I've been with them for over 4 years, but I'm happy!). Let's just hope that when the contract arrives I get no nasty surprises!

P.S. don't ask me why it's £17.51 instead of £17.50, it's probably coz I was paying £17.50 on my previous contract and the sales people get brownie points for signing people up to a higher tarriff. I didn't argue the toss though, I'll work a bit of over time and scrape together the extra 18p :thumbsup:

Was with T-mobile for 7 years and the only reason i left was i wanted a iphone 3gs. T-mobile so far are 10 times the company O2 are from my experience however their upgrade policy can suck.

I am comtemplating getting this phone but recently went to t-mobile's shop and they had the hero on working display but not this one and the assistant said this phone is a little faster than the Hero so if anyone has tried both and could you confirm.

I think I will get this on pay as you go and stick o2 sim in as I don't want to be tied in for 18 months whereas the sim only deal currently with o2 works out to be just over £11 a month with quidco for 12 months.

ukmax2k;6815828

HTC Hero vs iPhone 3GSOther main advantages of HTC Hero, besides the cost … HTC Hero vs iPhone 3GSOther main advantages of HTC Hero, besides the cost are:1) The HTC Hero has a non-gloss, Teflon-coated, plastic case that is excellent at keeping fingerprints at bay -- unlike the iPhone 3GS' glossy, fingerprint-magnet backing. 2) The Hero's 5-megapixel camera dwarfs the iPhone's 3.2-megapixel camera, but both are missing a flash.3) The HTC Hero is charged via a standard mini-USB port, while Apple's iPhone 3GS uses a proprietary charging port.



1) The Teflon coated plastic is great for durability. My brother had one which he used for a while and got rid of it to my cousin. He's now had it for a bit and its still in excellent condition. However they aren't all Teflon coated, from memory the white ones are, and T-Mobile had an exclusive on the black teflon coated (non t-mobile black ones weren't coated).

2) :lol:Please don't compare cameras based on megapixel count. You could cram 10k megapixels on to a sensor the size most phone cameras have and it still wouldn't dwarf one with a few k megapixels. Infact it may even detract from the quality of the camera. In short like most cameras found in phones, they are both average if not poor.

3) Guess it could be a plus if you have access to mini usb cables everywhere. I tend to find Apple and mini usb cables with equal frequency right now. Largely due to the popularity of the iPhone/iPod/etc.

The only real negative I have about the Hero is that stupid kink in the bottom. I thought it detracted from its aesthetic appeal (admittadly subjective), but more importantly it makes it seem bulkier in your jeans pocket.
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