Pre-order HTC Desire from T-Mobile UK from Monday @ NOON!


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  1. JimmyT85

    JimmyT85 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was on the t-mobile forums before, and it was confirmed that NEW T-MOBILE CUSTOMERS can pre-order the HTC Desire from NOON on MONDAY! The phone will then be released on Friday 26th.

    If you are currently with TMob (Like me), then you have to wait until Friday to upgrade (if you're due an upgrade).

    I phoned customer services to ask about this, and she said that at launch they'll have around 700 handsets!! Seems very low to me!! She said they'll get more stock though as soon as the 700 go.

    I'm not sure what to do, to be honest. I don't know whether to upgrade with TMob in April, or whether to go with Vodafone?

    Anybody got any opinions on who is the better network between TMob and Voda?
     

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  2. Lukehluke

    Lukehluke Well-Known Member

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    I would stick with T-Mobile.
    I looked at their fair usage police on their data plan and unless I misread it, its 3GB fair usage and it used to be 1GB.
     
  3. nx1977

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    Is that over the phone only, or in-store?

    700 is way too low. I bet they shift those in minutes!
     
  4. Lukehluke

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    I agree.

    They would have a lot more handsets than that, thats not even considering how popular this phone is.
     
  5. twist123

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    T-mobile branding/custom FW sucked on the Hero, hopefully wont be the same for the Desire.
     
  6. JimmyT85

    JimmyT85 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Apparently you can pre-order in-store also, aswell as online/phone.
     
  7. nx1977

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    Ooh, my nearest stores gonna love me phoning every 5 mins on Friday, lol.
     
  8. matt542

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    I've seen T-mobile contracts for this phone on a different website , but it says release W/C 5th April . Since T-mobile get theirs in on the 26th March do you think these deals will be the same , as the later release ? It would make sense (well to me anyway) that a website selling the phones on the same network would be the same as buying direct from the official carrier ?

    I just need to find the number of my nearest t-mobile store and they can expect calls around the clock .... :)
     
  9. nx1977

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    I think the 26th is direct with T-mobile or their stores.

    Their resellers are likely to be later. Remember how many handsets are only available direct. Carphone warehouse still dont list many new arrivals such as the Galaxy Portal. That came out in Jan!
     
  10. lukeyboymac

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    Went in to my local store last Sunday and asked about it. The young girl serving (well standing around looking at her nails) turned to the manager and said "flippin eck, everyone wants one of these".

    Shame I'm out of contract with T-Mobile and I don't get first dibs. Going to be straight on to retentions when I can. Wish they still had 12 month deals though.

    It's been a long journey since I got my HTC canary (SPV).
     
  11. Lukehluke

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    Virgin Mobile will be getting these as well.
     
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    Does anyone know if I can preorder one then switch my number from o2 once I have received the phone and started the contract?

    I don't want to be without a phone for a week but I want to transfer my o2 number over and I want to preorder. What do I do!?
     
  13. matt542

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    When you're ordering there should be a box to say something about your current network . You'll need your pac key from O2 to give to your new contract provider . Once that's done they should take care of it . I asked about what happens during the intermission period between networks and they said your number remains active .

    Hope this helped .
     
  14. matt542

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    I just called up T-mobile . The lady I spoke to confirmed the pre-order for tomorrow and that it'll be released by the end of the month (26th March) . Unfortunately they said no contracts will be displayed tomorrow , and will only be shown on the Friday .

    Ordering over the telephone is apparently quicker then online ,where a Saturday delivery is guaranteed if you order on the Friday , while the internet you would get the phone around Wednesday .

    Sounds good to me , hopefully their deals can compete with other websites .
     
  15. TimMatrix

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    I'd stick with T-Mo, for one simple reason. The UK coverage will be brilliant when T-Mo merges with Orange. Imagine no radio signal from T-Mo in one particular area, but strong signal from Orange, so any T-Mo users will be able to use Orange masts once the merger takes place (April 2010).
     
  16. Lukehluke

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    I hope T-Mobile will still have the best prices though as Orange have always been expensive.
     
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    For now I dont think we'll see any difference until they finally merge customer bases, plans etc.

    HOPEFULLY we'll get the best of Tmobile with added bits like Orange weds, and not silly branding Orange riddles devices with.

    T-mobile is often the 1st choice of ex orange customers. I know so many that finally ditched Orange 2-3 years ago for t-mobile and are much happier for it.
     
  18. JimmyT85

    JimmyT85 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the heads up regarding Orange, I wasn't aware of the soon-to-be merge
     
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    Hey, new here. Just ordered this phone on T-Mobile for
     
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