Tesco Mobile Motorola Moto E™ (2nd Generation) Black £59 @ Tesco Direct
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Tesco Mobile Motorola Moto E™ (2nd Generation) Black £59 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 10th Apr 2016
Best price I can see for this good phone

You can get an unlock code for less than £2 on ebay

Free cliick and collect

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Bargain for the money,daughter has had one since xmas.Cant fault it, more so at this price.

I've used kevinlow82 on ebay for my Moto unlock codes, they've all worked first time and I had them within the hour - £1.59.

Hi OP, Tried to submit HUKD but didnt know how. Basically same Moto E 2015 4G/LTE Vodafone locked at Big Sainsburys at 50pounds instore(saw it at two branches)
However, cannot see it on main Sainsburys website nor its phoneshop website either.
Hope this might be useful.

Great backup phone while your bootlooping LG G4 is gettng repaired. Or maybe that's just me...

I bought one of these in the States last week for £38 inc tax. Works well enough. Would pay this for one.

watchcam

I bought one of these in the States last week for £38 inc tax. Works well … I bought one of these in the States last week for £38 inc tax. Works well enough. Would pay this for one.



​I bought one of eBay from America and it didn't have a sim card slot doh !

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.



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djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.



Congratulations on winning today's dumbest post challenge

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.



Er, you do realise the phone isn't actually free, right? You're paying for it in your contract price.

horsepills

Congratulations on winning today's dumbest post challenge


You should have more consideration for vulnerable people

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.



http://i.imgur.com/DZ82D2T.gif

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.



You pay for your "Free Phone" oO through your contact the phone isn't free, you probably paid a lot more than this costs over the length of your contract.
Edited by: "Sprograt" 10th Apr 2016

Any recommended good cheap wallety cases for this?
What do you think a stand up type?

Hammondhammond

​I bought one of eBay from America and it didn't have a sim card slot doh … ​I bought one of eBay from America and it didn't have a sim card slot doh !


True ... I only use in the states.

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.


Sim only deals are far cheaper. They are not charging you for a phone ...

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.


Please tell me you are joking.

watchcam

Sim only deals are far cheaper. They are not charging you for a phone ...


I was paying £7.50 anyway for my sim only contract with tesco , now got this as an upgrade phone for free with tesco and still paying same £7.50 , only difference is contract is 24 months, which is ok for me as would be staying with tesco.

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.




Not worth tying yourself into a contract for a cheap phone. Dear do.

ciderno1

I was paying £7.50 anyway for my sim only contract with tesco , now got … I was paying £7.50 anyway for my sim only contract with tesco , now got this as an upgrade phone for free with tesco and still paying same £7.50 , only difference is contract is 24 months, which is ok for me as would be staying with tesco.



Yes, but only 250mins and 500gb data. I get 1000mins and 3gb data for £5.50. As other have pointed out, you are paying for the phone in your contract. If something sounds too good to be true blah blah.

aturner

Yes, but only 250mins and 500gb data. I get 1000mins and 3gb data for … Yes, but only 250mins and 500gb data. I get 1000mins and 3gb data for £5.50. As other have pointed out, you are paying for the phone in your contract. If something sounds too good to be true blah blah.



Your payg sim deal sounds too good to be true. I would wager you never use the 3gb cos it hardly ever works.

djh1975

I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better … I signed up for this phone on contract last week and I love it. Better battery than the iPhone & Galaxy. I have to vote cold on this deal though, because there is no point wasting money on a phone when you can get it free on contract. Sim only deals are no better than contract deals with a free phone.


Not true, No-one can beat my Tesco unlimited everything for £10.21 per month so when I need a new phone I buy a sim free one everytime

I just went onto uswitch and the sim only deal is the same price as the deal i just signed up for with a free phone. Sorry to disappoint you all but I'm right. My phone is FREE!!!

999kernow

Not true, No-one can beat my Tesco unlimited everything for £10.21 per … Not true, No-one can beat my Tesco unlimited everything for £10.21 per month so when I need a new phone I buy a sim free one everytime



Yeh, right. I've had Tesco contract for £10/month with unlimited internet since 2011 and I was happy until I exceeded 1GB and got charged a fortune after that. And guess what Tesco's CS replied to me when I mentioned that my contract states "Unlimited data"! They said: "Yes Sir, you are right but you can not exceed 1GB". What a laugh!!!

tleecher06

Yeh, right. I've had Tesco contract for £10/month with unlimited internet … Yeh, right. I've had Tesco contract for £10/month with unlimited internet since 2011 and I was happy until I exceeded 1GB and got charged a fortune after that. And guess what Tesco's CS replied to me when I mentioned that my contract states "Unlimited data"! They said: "Yes Sir, you are right but you can not exceed 1GB". What a laugh!!!



Oops, mixed it up with EE. Tesco did not charge me, they just texted me warning at around 750MB, and at 1GB just blocked my data till next month. Obviously I waved to them the very next month for "unlimited data limited to 1GB"

Typing on one now. £40 about four months ago, I assumed it was being discontinued.

Terrible camera by any standards. No flash. No compass oddly. Screen a little less sharp than previous model due to just being stretched but ok.

However for webrowsing and general use its excellent. All the basic iPlayer and stuff works fine. They support unlocking the bootloader so you can use cyanogenmod ROMs to keep up to date. Official updates don't seem to happen...

So a fairly safe bet generally you don't care about taking decent photos. But I think £60 is a fairly normal price not really a bargain plus its getting a bit old anf must be due an update soon so if you can I'd wait a month or two and get something better for the price.

djh1975

I just went onto uswitch and the sim only deal is the same price as the … I just went onto uswitch and the sim only deal is the same price as the deal i just signed up for with a free phone. Sorry to disappoint you all but I'm right. My phone is FREE!!!



How long is your contract?

tje1978

How long is your contract?


24 months, the same price as the same sim only deal. Not much in the contract, I don't have to pay for the phone as far as I can see.

djh1975

24 months, the same price as the same sim only deal. Not much in the … 24 months, the same price as the same sim only deal. Not much in the contract, I don't have to pay for the phone as far as I can see.




So 24 x £7.50 = £180

The phone can be had for £60 new, that means your contract for min/text/data over 24m is £120 now that maybe good or bad i do not know but the phone you are getting is not free its paid for is your overall cost of contract.

djh1975

24 months, the same price as the same sim only deal. Not much in the … 24 months, the same price as the same sim only deal. Not much in the contract, I don't have to pay for the phone as far as I can see.



Yes Tesco tell you how much you pay for the phone in your monthly contract. I bought the Moto G 8gb last week and I pay £13.50 a month for two years. £9 for my package and £4.50 for the phone. After two years my monthly payment will drop to £9 per month.

tje1978

So 24 x £7.50 = £180 The phone can be had for £60 new, that means your co … So 24 x £7.50 = £180 The phone can be had for £60 new, that means your contract for min/text/data over 24m is £120 now that maybe good or bad i do not know but the phone you are getting is not free its paid for is your overall cost of contract.



250 mins 5000 texts and 500 mb data is costing him £5 per month on top of the phone cost, not a bad deal if you are happy with the phone.

macro duck

Yes Tesco tell you how much you pay for the phone in your monthly … Yes Tesco tell you how much you pay for the phone in your monthly contract. I bought the Moto G 8gb last week and I pay £13.50 a month for two years. £9 for my package and £4.50 for the phone. After two years my monthly payment will drop to £9 per month.


The bit I'm struggling to understand is that the same sim only deal is also £7.50 a month. Nothing in my contract to suggest extra payments for the phone, which makes the phone free.

I'm not trying to be rude as we all have different means and budgets but for 95p extra you can have a bit more and you are not tied to a long contract.

uswitch.com/mob…ost

If a better deal comes along then you can move on.

djh1975

The bit I'm struggling to understand is that the same sim only deal is … The bit I'm struggling to understand is that the same sim only deal is also £7.50 a month. Nothing in my contract to suggest extra payments for the phone, which makes the phone free.


Exactly.

djh1975

The bit I'm struggling to understand is that the same sim only deal is … The bit I'm struggling to understand is that the same sim only deal is also £7.50 a month. Nothing in my contract to suggest extra payments for the phone, which makes the phone free.



You honestly think a company is genuinely giving you a £60 phone for free? Why would they?

I just looked on uSwitch, this is what I found:

http://i.imgur.com/13XcRVb.jpg

So no, Sim Only is 12 months. You're locked in for an extra 12 months, to cover the cost of the phone. I've never heard of a 24 months sim only deal, that would be ludicrous.

Weenie Beenie

You honestly think a company is genuinely giving you a £60 phone for … You honestly think a company is genuinely giving you a £60 phone for free? Why would they? I just looked on uSwitch, this is what I found:So no, Sim Only is 12 months. You're locked in for an extra 12 months, to cover the cost of the phone. I've never heard of a 24 months sim only deal, that would be ludicrous.


You've proved me right, the phone is free. After 12 months, you will need another 12 months at a similar monthly price. Both deals come to the same amount over 24 months but one has a free phone and the other doesn't.

djh1975

You've proved me right, the phone is free. After 12 months, you will need … You've proved me right, the phone is free. After 12 months, you will need another 12 months at a similar monthly price. Both deals come to the same amount over 24 months but one has a free phone and the other doesn't.



Yes if you continued on another 12 months it would cost the same but the point is you're not locked in to doing so, because there is no cost of the phone to pay off.

Phone + Sim over 24 months, you are legally locked into paying £180.
Sim over 12 months, you are legally locked into paying £90.

That is how they can offer you the 'free' phone, because they know they'll get the cost back over the two years. With the sim only deal you can cancel and not pay them anything more, get a better deal elsewhere.

You're not getting the phone for free, you're paying for it by being locked into paying them for 2 years, guaranteeing their reimbursement. Yes, if you're going to be paying for two years anyway getting a contract is obviously a better deal but that's not why people buy Sim-Only. You buy SO for two reasons, if you already have a phone paid off and if you don't want to be locked into a legal contract for 2 years, if for any reason you can no longer afford it you can cancel it sooner.

Also as others have pointed out there are better deals than that on Sim Only.

Your total cost over 24 months is £180.

I could buy this handset at £59 and take this sim only deal:

http://i.imgur.com/KwqodNM.jpg

£179 total but double the data and I would have the chance to switch to a better deal at any time in the two years, on a monthly basis. You're locked in for two years. Better deal.

I could even take this one:

http://i.imgur.com/WohSErO.jpg

Which is a total of £201 but 4x the minutes, double the data and again that freedom to cancel every 30 days.

Wellhung

Your payg sim deal sounds too good to be true. I would wager you never … Your payg sim deal sounds too good to be true. I would wager you never use the 3gb cos it hardly ever works.



Afraid you would lose!

Weenie Beenie

Yes if you continued on another 12 months it would cost the same but the … Yes if you continued on another 12 months it would cost the same but the point is you're not locked in to doing so, because there is no cost of the phone to pay off. Phone + Sim over 24 months, you are legally locked into paying £180.Sim over 12 months, you are legally locked into paying £90.That is how they can offer you the 'free' phone, because they know they'll get the cost back over the two years. With the sim only deal you can cancel and not pay them anything more, get a better deal elsewhere. You're not getting the phone for free, you're paying for it by being locked into paying them for 2 years, guaranteeing their reimbursement. Yes, if you're going to be paying for two years anyway getting a contract is obviously a better deal but that's not why people buy Sim-Only. You buy SO for two reasons, if you already have a phone paid off and if you don't want to be locked into a legal contract for 2 years, if for any reason you can no longer afford it you can cancel it sooner.Also as others have pointed out there are better deals than that on Sim Only.Your total cost over 24 months is £180.I could buy this handset at £59 and take this sim only deal:£179 total but double the data and I would have the chance to switch to a better deal at any time in the two years, on a monthly basis. You're locked in for two years. Better deal. I could even take this one:Which is a total of £201 but 4x the minutes, double the data and again that freedom to cancel every 30 days.


Thanks for your reply, I can see both sides of the coin. I only need the texts, as I rarely use the mins & data on my phone every month. A couple of my mates, said Tesco was the best for coverage, even half way up a mountain as one of them is a triathlete. I didn't want to go with a company I've never heard of and I believe I get club card points as well with this deal. The battery life was also a factor for me, as I know that Apple & Samsung are useless for batteries.
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