General Desire HD - Orange UK

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  1. SpencerUk

    SpencerUk Well-Known Member
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    Just called up Orange upgrades and they have no knowledge of the handset.

    I even told them to check there internal matrix system (used to work for Orange) and there's no sign of it.

    Quite amusing considering the Desire is their best seller and yet not announced anything for the HD..Ah well..If needs be, i'll shift to T-Mobile (Orange is disguise) and get my deal for the HD with them.
     

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  2. SithSurfer

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    Try checking with Carphone Warehouse - I know I'm going on like an old record, but they might be able to offer it on Orange and, what's really important - without any branding bollocks in the OS.
     
  3. SpencerUk

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    I have it pretty much confirmed now that Orange UK won't directly supply it from the outset.

    1: Doesn't exist in matrix system
    2: Doesn't show in handsets testing depts
    3: Exec office @ Darlington states won't be from the off, not through official channels

    They pretty much said to me to join their sister network as they have confirmed it.

    Ah well, not a problem for me.

    Oh and if you want to change onto a HTC Desire (standard), check what customer band you are on (1-5)..I'm on 3 and it would cost me
     
  4. SithSurfer

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  5. SpencerUk

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    Better off going the T-Mobile route and get it on an 18month deal..All part of the "Everything Everywhere" company now after all...Also as my post goes on to mention, 3rd party will probably offer it as we are starting to see.
     
  6. SithSurfer

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    The only problem is that my contract runs out in January so effectively I can upgrade for free in November. Thus, if I'd like to go with T-Mobile I'd have to sign a new contract or wouldn't I?
     
  7. gabbyevs

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    ive pre ordered mine through mpd they have an expected dispatch date of oct 7th

    would theres be unbranded?
     
  8. SithSurfer

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    Best thing to do is to ask them. If not get it from different retailer.
     
  9. gabbyevs

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    i did ask they said they dont know

    typical
     
  10. SithSurfer

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    How in the hell they can say something like that? I'm sometimes wondering how some companies survive on the market. Idiots... it's their job to know.
     
  11. gabbyevs

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    i know they said they havent got the phone in yet so couldnt tell me anything
     
  12. SithSurfer

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    Either way they should know their in-house policies :) Oh well, if you won't like it you can always send it back :)
     
  13. SpencerUk

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    Technically as they operate as different brands, you would be in a new contract.

    Hard to say. I had an N900 from them and it was unbranded :)

    How can they not know!!

    Agreed
     
  14. gabbyevs

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    i know silly really maybe i should speak to someone else might have more knowledge
     
  15. SpencerUk

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    Ok, had an interesting chat with MobilePhonesDirect

    To their knowledge, they are getting them "unbranded" although they cannot 100% confirm until they physically get them, but they said 95% of the phones they sell are unbranded and all previous HTC's they have sold have been too.

    So good signs. When I get mine off them, I will test with a different sim to see what happens.
     
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  16. gabbyevs

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    thanks for that spencer you obviously spoke to someone more in the know than i did
     

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