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  1. MPFree

    MPFree New Member
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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to get the Galaxy S on contract in the UK. Are there any providers I should avoid for whatever reason, such as filling the phone with their own software? I'm put off by Orange because I know they used to imprint their logo on phones. Is that still the case? Any advice in choosing the best one would be most appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. jatank

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    I'm with orange and very happy with it. Orange and t mobile merged so you can now use both mobile signals. bought from mobiles online shop and the phone came unlocked without any branding. Best to compare the deals on site like http://www.comparemobiledeals.com/mobile-phones/Samsung/i9000-Galaxy-S then decide which deal suits you, I recommend orange but other deals might be cheaper.
     
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  3. bigdyl69

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    I'm with Orange too, have been for years, and I have no problems with them other than the lousy upgrade deal they offered me to get the Galaxy S. I got mine through Phones4U and it came unbranded and unlocked. Best thing to do would be to check out what each operators signal strength is like near to where you live because I know where I live there are massive differences between the different operators.

    I've heard a lot of the networks offer terrible sign up deals on the Galaxy S so if you really want it go through a third party to get the contract, you'll get a much better deal.
     
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  4. MPFree

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    Thanks for the Orange advice. With it depending on where you buy it from, I guess there's no way of knowing whether it wil be branded or not... Going on the coverage maps, the worst in my area is O2 (who I'm currently with on PAYG) so I shouldn't have any worries on who to pick.

    I've had a look on a few comparison sites like comparemobiledeals.com, and they seem a LOT cheaper then going through the big sites. Anyone had experience with mobiles.co.uk or e2save.com, as the deals seem almost too good to be true.

    A lot of the deals with mobiles.co.uk say 'this is a clearance offer'. Does this mean it could be an old hardware revision of the phone, as I'm worried about getting one with poor GPS (as it seems it's still unkown whether it's a hardware or software problem)?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. najiss

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    If you use alot of data, go with T-Mobile. You get 3 gigs plus they don't charge for overage. Coverage is good where I work an live (central london).
     
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  6. GalaxyTDM

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    I've been with Vodafone for well over 10 years now and never had any problems.
    They do put bloatware on their phones but on the SGS there doesn't seem to be much at all.
     
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  7. jatank

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    Im unsure what clearance offers mean, I think it depends on what retailer you buy from.

    I saw a friends htc desire hd over the wkend and it looks very impressive but its a little too big for my liking and the deals on the samsung galaxy s are a lot better. as for the software the phone comes with, you can always update to the latest software yourself using the samsung kies software that comes with the phone.

    I actually went for the
     
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  8. MPFree

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    Found a link on mobiles.co.uk that explained what the clearance deals are. Apparently they're phones that have been returned within the 7 day warranty period, hence not quite brand spanking new and hence they're VERY cheap deals!

    I've decided to go for a (non-clearance) deal with T-Mobile through mobiles.co.uk. Orange were cheaper, but the internet usage is better with T-Mobile and I didn't want the risk of Orange's own software.

    Thanks all for your advice with this!
     
  9. andy-roid

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    if you havnt got one yet get it from car phone warehouse as it will not be branded and full of apps you dont need
     
  10. sleeco

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    Have a look @ giffgaff.com as regards a carrier.
     

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