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  1. dionick

    dionick Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Slightly ot but does any body know if there is anyway Orange will allow me to upgrade from my Hero to the Desire early???:confused:
    Can i start a new contract or maybe just pay towards the new handset??.As it is i can't do it until December but not sure i want to wait that long:D.
     

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  2. tojjer

    tojjer Well-Known Member

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    You can always upgrade early by doing it ONLINE, but I believe it's only two months earlier than it was due, they will then add those two months onto any new contract....ie: an 18 month contract would then run for 20 months. That's what I did to get my Hero.
     
  3. Xyro

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    I don't think they'd let you get rid of this contract unless you bought yourself out of it, which can be pretty expensive (You basically pay for all the remaining months of the contract + possibly a cancellation fee).

    Maybe Orange have some kind of deal for people who want to switch phones but not contracts, I dunno. EDIT: What tojjer said :p
     
  4. dionick

    dionick Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah thats what i can do in December but was hoping there was a way to do it earlier.As i said,even if its starting a new 18 month contract or paying towards it,i just want one:D
     
  5. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

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    Phoones 4U will give you upto
     
  6. tojjer

    tojjer Well-Known Member

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    I suppose it depends how much you wanna put towards a Desire. You could flog your Hero, and add the difference to get one.......depends how badly you want one !!!
    :)
     
  7. SithSurfer

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    It also depends on how much you spend on your contract. I supposed to be able to upgrade in Dec '10 but I've been told in the Orange shop I can do it on 1st May :)

    I just don't know if it's worth it to upgrade from Hero to Desire or to wait for next gen ;)
     
  8. Bunjiweb

    Bunjiweb Well-Known Member

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    The Desire is nice, granted, but is it really a big enough upgrade from the Hero? For me it wouldn't be....
     
  9. SithSurfer

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    I'd wait for Desire-like device with keyboard ;)
     
  10. StevenChap

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    I now how u feel, i got my Hero a few days before the desire came out, and now i have to wait 24months to get a new one, i hope we have a new htc by then :D
     
  11. SithSurfer

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    Hehe, I've managed to get the Hero on the Day 1 when it hit the Orange shops :)
     
  12. MF1

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    Why don't you just give Orange a ring and see what they will do for you :)

    Let me know if you get a deal, mine renewal is December as well!!!
     
  13. dionick

    dionick Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Am full of a cold so have e-mailed them.Will let you know what they say.Fingers x.:D
     
  14. SithSurfer

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    Weirdly I've been offered better deal @ the shop than from their customer services. Try it after you'll crawl out of the bed ;)
     
  15. Griever

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    To my knowledge, Orange allows you to upgrade alot earlier than most other SP's, I upgraded to the hero 6 months before my 18 month contract ended. But for the most part I think you need to buy yourself out of the contract.

    @Jaffa, P4U can give you upto
     
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    I wouldnt touch phones4U with a barge pole. Crooks IME.

    And yes, the Desire is worth it. For starters, it's twice as fast as the Hero. I loved my Hero, as does Lekky, but the Desire.....mmmmmmmm

    Sell the Hero, drop the price plan on the Orange contract, buy it out then upgrade.
     
  18. Jaffa

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    Never had a prob with P4U
     
  19. dionick

    dionick Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just an update.

    Spoke to Orange today R:E upgrading to a desire,First person i spoke to said that as i already have 3 phones on contract with them they were sure they would be able to do something for me:D so was passed onto sales team.
    Got my hopes up too soon:(,was told that the BEST???? they could do was to add a Desire to my existing 3 handsets for
     
  20. SithSurfer

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    Muahaha, classic :D I'd be in the same situation if Orange wouldn't offer me an early upgrade on 1 May :) Good luck on the battlefront soldier! Gotta get the upgrade from Hero to Desire asap :)
     

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