Major blow for Hero in the UK


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  1. Pottsy

    Pottsy Member This Topic's Starter

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    Orange have been heavily promoting the Hero in the UK, since Orange couldn't sell the iPhone.

    Walk into an Orange shop, and the Hero takes the pride of place (along with the front cover of their current mag).

    I wonder where the Hero will fit in now this has happened:

    BBC NEWS | Technology | Orange announces UK iPhone deal
     

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  2. computerboyo

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    Hero is better than the iPhone so it is probably more of a case of where will the iPhone fit in now this has happened.
     
  3. trick202

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    That's debatable.

    Technically it's better, but it's not got the "cool" factor. Shame, but there you go.
     
  4. computerboyo

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    Has the iPhone got a cool chin? NO!
     
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    computerboyo Well-Known Member

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    How is the iPhone cooler than an Aston Martin! Stupid people!
     
  7. Slug

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    ....is the correct answer! :D

    Extrapolating the Clarkson Theorum Of Desirability, "Hi there Angelina, would you like to see my Aston?" might just work. "Would you like to see my iPhone?" is just going to get you a sore face.... Therefore an Aston is cooler. :D
     
  8. computerboyo

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    hear hear!
     
  9. phillevy

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    What is being forgotten here is that there is about to be an onslaught of Android devices into the market and it will truly be a force to be reckoned with by the time Orange gets the older iPhone technology - it will be a different ball game by then and I am certain that the iPhone will have lost a lot of the desirability it has had up till now.
     
  10. Merago

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    This could be a good thing for current Orange Hero users though. I daresay swarms of people will take up the iPhone through them. Pretty soon those swarms of people are going to see that their data usage starts to creep ever closer to (or over) the 500MB data ceiling that Orange have, which may force Orange to reconsider setting a higher limit.
     
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    Doubt they will bestow it upon their existing customers though:(
     
  12. Slug

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    They might if it means the difference between keeping or losing that customer. ;)
     
  13. cheggerspop

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    I'm glad that more mobile companies are going to be selling the iPhone, so more sheep can go and get one and leave the proud, happy and cool gang with the Hero to our own devices.

    :D


    Chegs.
     
  14. dukeuk76

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    Just heard that vodafone now has the iphone.
     
  15. phillevy

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    That only seems to matter to them when you are at renewal time:(
     
  16. Slug

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    That's when we have them at their most vulnerable.... mwahahaha! :D
     
  17. G8D

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    I was hoping this would happen.

    I can live with 500MB, but I don't wanna.
     
  18. Madhouse

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    can you plz explain why its a major blow for hero, dont quit understand your tittle, or do you mean major blow for iphone?
    The hero is much better than the iphone, i just sold my new iphone, because i just couldnt get on with it,
    the only thing that lets the hero down for me is the lack of any great games, ive yet to find anything good, unlike the iphone
    regards
    MadHouse
     
  19. tlbj6142

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    Because you can now buy an iPhone on the Orange network. And the OP assumption seems to be that iPhone >>> Hero.
     
  20. Yorkshireman

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    Should be interesting to see how Orange price the iPhone. If the pricing comes to near-enough what I'm currently paying for my HTC Hero I'll be annoyed.

    As for Orange getting the iPhone and that causing the HTC Hero to take a backseat, I doubt it. If anything, it may help; people walk in for iPhone; still too expensive; gets recommended an HTC Hero. ;)
     
  21. Verbal

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    How are you getting 500MB? I've got a 250MB bundle anytime for 7GBP on Orange. I thought that was the best they did.
     
  22. G8D

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    Its part of my contract. I beleive its the best they give?
     
  23. Yorkshireman

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    500MB is the best they do without phoning up - anymore than the 500MB bundle you have to phone up and they'll sort something out for you ...or so I was told in-store.
     
  24. Verbal

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    Ahhh. Any idea what animal you are?
     
  25. G8D

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    Dolphin 30?
     

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