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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HCFC Clark, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. HCFC Clark

    HCFC Clark Lurker
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    Hi guys, first ever post so be gentle :)

    I'm looking to sign up to a contract that offers the HTC Desire for free, unlimited texts and internet preferably 1GB. I don't use minutes so not really fussed what it is (100 would easily be fine).

    I'm looking to get all this for under


    HYCAET Guest

    The orange deal includes 500mb also. I think your decision will come down to signal in your area and what each company's customer service is like. I've not monitored my internet usage since having the desire, so not sure if 500mb is adequate. I'm sure someone here will be able to help you out with that though.
  3. Desire D

    Desire D Well-Known Member

    Virgin shops (I still don't think the deal is online yet), give 1GB data, 3000 texts and 600 minutes for
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  4. HCFC Clark

    HCFC Clark Lurker
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  5. Desire D

    Desire D Well-Known Member

    Yep, but looks like the deal may be instore only, don't know if you have of their stores near you.
  6. HCFC Clark

    HCFC Clark Lurker
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    I dont think so althought i'm not 100% certain.

    Is 500mb of data a lot?

    HYCAET Guest

    I just worked mine out and I used about 400mb last month. I'm with t-mobile and it's 3gb unlimited with them. their best contract is 30/month though.

    Like with virgin, not a load of crap dumped on the phone before you even start. I've seen an x10 and a desire on Orange and there's tonnes of branding on them.
  8. HCFC Clark

    HCFC Clark Lurker
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    You say 400mb but was this frequent use or just the odd browse?

    Not quite sure what you mean with the branding. Does vodafone have this too?

    HYCAET Guest

    I dunno,maybe a couple of hours browsing a day.

    By branding, I mean Orange logos and features all over it. Having said that though,if you know no different it's not a bad thing. it doesn't ruin the phone or anything. And if it was that bad I'd remember specifics, but I don't.
  10. HCFC Clark

    HCFC Clark Lurker
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    500mb should be fine for me then, becuase no doubt i'll use it a lot at first but once it becomes a phone and not my new toy I probably won't us it as much.

    Just a few more questions if thats ok?

    Overally, in your opinion, what network is better; Vodafone or Orange?

    Is it safe to buy off the websites I posted?

    Say if the phone was to break accidently, would I have to pay for repairs?

    Are you aware of a cheaper contract then the 2 posted?

    Thanks mate, really appreciate it.
  11. HYCAET

    HYCAET Guest

    I've no idea which is the best network. Each should at least have a signal checker on their websites to see if you're in a good area.

    I've heard of both the websites, but don't know much more than that. I believe I'm right in thinking that regardless of who you use, your contract is with the provider (eg. orange or voda).

    If your phone broke accidentally (as in, an accident caused by you), you'd need to pay for it. If it's a fault with the phone, it'll be covered by warranty.

    I don't know of any cheaper offers. They seem to be the going rate.

    It's been a long time since I got a mobile from anyone other directly through the provider. For peace of mind, I prefer it that way. From my experience, Virgin Mobile offer excellent customer service at all their high street stores, and I've been impressed with T-Mobile since I joined them.

    You're committing to
  12. NUKKY

    NUKKY Lurker

    Tariff You'll get … Monthly Free Gift Selection Phone cost [​IMG]
    Orange Dolphin 25
    (24 months) 300 mins Any
    Network Anytime + Unlimited Texts
    Push Email + 500MB Data [​IMG]
  13. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast

    It's not just the megabytes in your quota, but the transfer speed. Reviews on mobile data I have read suggest that T-Mobile and Vodafone are significantly better performers than the rest. If you buy from T-Mobile you get 3GB of data per month, and even if you go over you won't be charged, instead your data speed will temporarily slow down. I think T-Mobile has the best Desire deals in the UK at the moment.

  14. iango

    iango Newbie

    24 months
  15. Cheule

    Cheule Newbie

    I'm on 3, and I got the Desire with 100 x-network mins, unlimited texts, unlimited 3 to 3 minutes, unlimited (500mb) internet, Free facebook, Twitter etc access, 90 MMS messages for
  16. partridge

    partridge Android Enthusiast

    Vodafone (in the shop) deal =
  17. PARAD0X

    PARAD0X Member

    I'm on T-Mobile, 600 mins, 500 texts, Unlimited Internet, (free phone)
  18. RetroDude

    RetroDude Well-Known Member

  19. cheamtickler

    cheamtickler Lurker

    Just agreed with orange after telling then I was leaving.
    800 mins
    300 texts
    unlimited internet/broadband
    unlimited landline calls (01 02 03)
    free insurance
    18 mth contract

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