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Cheaper way to get a HTC hero?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaaacob, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. jaaacob

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    Hi guys, I'm currently thinking about buying a Hero because it looks awesome :p

    I was thinking about it the other day and have come up with a much cheaper solution to buy it and thought I would share it with you guys :D

    As I am currently on 3 I will use this as my example however it will work with any network.

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  2. Cropstar

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    Well, I got one on T-Mobile, 24 months, free Hero, 300 mins, unlimited texts, web, push email for
     
  3. jaaacob

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    Do t-mobile call it the G2 touch?

    If so then the best deal is
     
  4. Cropstar

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    Phone them up and haggle, or go for a 24 month contract.
     
  5. jaaacob

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    Ive never been with T-Mobile before. Would you recommend them? and do they clog up the phone with all their company logo and everything?
     
  6. Sumo

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    Im with T mobile uk too,i got:

    300 mins
    unlimited texts
    unlimited internet
    free Hero

    all for
     
  7. jaaacob

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    thats an amazing deal was it standard or did you haggle?!?!!

    but i looked on the coverage and I would only have 3G coverage in the town i live in but not where I go to college or where i go most weekends so I dont think T-mobile are for me :(

    But thats such a good deal!!
     
  8. Sumo

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    Do yourself a favour and call the phone line,not shop or internet to get the best deal and be chaty/happy it does wonders!

    If you look on the internet site prices you should get
     
  9. bzzzzz

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  10. hero_101

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    I got mine on Orange,
    Hero
     
  11. striker26uk

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  12. lekky

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    Orange do a couple of internet bundles. The ones I know of are the 250mb, 500mb, 1GB, and the truly unlimited with no cap (I have this one :p)
     
  13. hero_101

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    Striker26uk, the deal I have is directly from Orange and I did confirm with them, it is 1GB, thanks for the information.

    Lekky you are correct on the values, but I am pretty sure I have the so called Unlimited one, but when I read the T&Cs and called CS they confirmed a fair use policy of 1GB, and if you exceed it, then for me its capped at
     
  14. K-Holed

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    T-Mobile
    18 month contract

    Free HTC Hero
    Unlimited internet (3gb)
     
  15. lekky

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  16. hero_101

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    Hi Lekky, thanks, I checked the online account and there is no "fuel gauge" thing for the internet, on my old package I had it, so as you say it may be unlimited! It doesn't say 1GB as well, so I may be in luck not that I can use it, as it defaults to GPRS here due to poor 3G connectivity! Thanks for the tip
     
  17. lekky

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    Ring them up and check, I made the person i was talking to make a note on my account that they explicitly told me there was no cap and no extra payments. I spoke to someone at an English call centre too, don't know if that makes a difference (the foreign call centre wasnt very helpful to me)
     
  18. jaaacob

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    Woah wasn't expecting that response!

    Thanks guys, some ideas to think about there :p

    I always thought internet got the best deals but it seems like phoning is the way to go!

    Jacob
     
  19. MattW

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    I bought a sim free Hero from Amazon (
     
  20. themonkster

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    Orange

    24.50 a month
    900 mins
    Unlimited Net
    1 Gb month
    18 month

    Sweet Deal
     
  21. lekky

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    The best thing about Orange for me is I get at least 3G nearly everywhere, and more often than not im on HSDPA, their network really is amazing.
     
  22. hero_101

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    Thanks Lekky will do as you pointed out! I find Orange where I live now to be terrible, only 1bar and just gprs, but as you say where I used to live even on my old phone HTC Touch Dual, it used to be H and my, google was as fast as a pc!
     
  23. MartinS

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  24. Warrior 3000

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    i had a samsung instict for 1.5 years and my plan wasnt up so i just said F it and i bought a HTC hero off crigslist for like 350 bucks. im happy with the buy and now once my plan is up ill think about maybe getting a even better phone that might come out for sprint.
     
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