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Old October 2nd, 2009, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile pulse payg available?

where can i buy a pulse payg near Exeter Devon?

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Old October 2nd, 2009, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 04:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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where can i buy a pulse payg near Exeter Devon?
I couldn't get hold of one in Oxford today, so I suspect they're going to be hard. It's a T-Mobile exclusive, and none of the other shops seem to be even aware of it's existence. I think you're likely to be stuck with ordering from the T-Mobile website for the time being.

Anyone know if the ones sold on the website are simlocked?
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Old October 9th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I called the Milton Keynes shop (t-mobile) yesterday and they said it was not available on payg yet and had no idea when it would be. The link on their website says "coming soon" now too. I guess the payg tag-line was just marketing hype for now <sigh>

Hopefully it'll be available soon
coz I really need a new phone and the pulse seemed to be it.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default For what it's worth..

I went into the store at the Trafford Centre 4 October, and they had a poster up. The guy said they were getting demo units in 2 weeks, so I'd look for it this weekend.

I really want this phone, it's got everything I've been waiting for!
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Default Its Available!

I went to my local T-Mobile (Ipswich, Suffolk, UK) this lunchtime, asked the bloke and he said it just came out today (Wed 21st October). I bought it and am using it now.

They offer two internet booster packages:

Text "monthweb" to 441 for 1 months internet access (5)
Text "6monthweb" to 441 for 6 months internet access (20, save 10)

It works, and its a wicked device. Go get it boys and girls!

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Old October 21st, 2009, 11:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You've made me a happy man jinglemansweep, thanks for the quick run down
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Old October 21st, 2009, 11:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Speaking to T-mobile Today they say the PAYG pulse will be available online on Monday
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Old October 21st, 2009, 02:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Will this be free on a 20 contract with unlimited texts (not for me, I'm happy with Hero :P)
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No. The phone is approx 180, plus two lots of 20 (for 6 months internet booster), that equates to 220 per year, which is 18.33 per month. This obviously excludes call costs and texts.

However...

I didn't want a contract, I hardly ever make phone calls, and its free to receive, and text messages are a total waste of money, considering most (if not all) my friends have email/IM on their mobiles now.

Don't get me wrong, your deal sounds extremely good, but contracts, free minutes and free texts are not everybody's "cup of tea". Personally, I wanted a nice device, without a contract, mainly for internet, GPS, music etc., as well as for developing Android apps.

And to be fair, there aren't many devices on the market that are as functional as Android devices (e.g. GPS, Compass, Metal Detector, MP3 Player, Phone, Mobile Browser, Mobile Email, SSH Terminal, Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc. etc.) for 180, with or without data/call charges.

Anyway...

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Thanks for the heads up jinglemansweep!

Picked one up after work yesterday from the Birmingham Bullring t-mobile store!
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Default Having some trouble with the price plans on the pulse!

It appears t-mobile have been giving away the wrong sim card with these phones. I've had a 1hour chat with customer services and it appears that some of the sim cards that come with the phone are actually set up as 'mobile broadband' accounts (the ones that come with the USB dongles).

Long story short: the 'monthweb' and '6monthweb' internet boosters don't work with these sim cards and you pay a wallet blowing 1.96 per day for internet access!

I've been told the only way around this is to go back to the shop you got the phone from and get them to give you the right sim card! There's nothing you can do over the phone as the customer services folk don't have the access to change things.

Anyone else having this problem?
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Hi meegaha

I think I'm having the same issue. Phoned Tmobile on Sat to get my old number ported onto my pulse and the guy at the other end said that my sim was for a mobile broadband stick. He went away and came back and said it was ok but I've tried texting '6monthweb' to tmobile but I'm not getting any response (plus I've been charged 1.96 for the last 2 days for internet access).

Have you been in to the shop and were they able to resolve this issue? When I bought my pulse from the shop they didn't know anything about '6monthweb' or 'monthweb'.

Anyone know more?
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I think I'm having the same issue. Phoned Tmobile on Sat to get my old number ported

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didn't know anything about '6monthweb' or 'monthweb'.

Anyone know more?
hmm... I wouldn't be surprised if this has happened all over the place. My wife got the same phone and she's got the very same problem too. And we got hers from a completely difference shop in a difference city altogether!

Haven't gone to the t-mobile shop yet. I actually got it from Birmingham and I live close to London so it's going to have to be next week now... Problem is the customer services person said I should try and get this sorted before my 7 days are up (to get a refund, etc.)

Not sure what will happen next week but if I were you I'd try and get it sorted before your 7 days are up too.
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7 days? I thought the cooling off period for purchases was 14 days?

Thanks for the heads up, is there any way to check this when purchasing? I've finally got my money together, so I will be picking up this phone this week, and being able to check this in-store would save me an extra trip to the shops.
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7 days? I thought the cooling off period for purchases was 14 days?

Thanks for the heads up, is there any way to check this when purchasing? I've finally got my money together, so I will be picking up this phone this week, and being able to check this in-store would save me an extra trip to the shops.
I don't know if they'd be able to find out from their in shop systems. From what I can gather if you get the t-mobile shop to call up customer services they should be able to tell you what the particular number is registered as though. You may need to topup the phone before it becomes active though (but that's not a problem as you must buy 10 credit when getting the phone on payg anyway).

I must say this is a great phone but I could really do without all this messing about from T-mobile... I'm spending a fortune on this daily internet tariff too

Good luck!
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I managed to get my 6monthweb switched on by phoning tmobiles customer service line. She was able to switch my call plan over the phone, so it doesn't look like you need to go in to the shop.

I'm now hoping to get back the credits used up on internet access for the last few days! Fingers crossed!
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Another victim of the 'wrong sim' -- I was charged for 4 days @ 1.96 before I managed to get through to a human on the CS phoneline.
After a few sharp exchanges, CS suddenly agreed to switch me to PAYG Mates Rates tariff and activate the 2.50/5days booster.

Incidentally when I bought the Pulse, the shop mentioned that the new boosters were being announced on Nov 1st.
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