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Offered new contract on phone - advice required

geek84geek84 Trusted RegularMAAT Posts: 567
Hi Folks



I have been offered a new 24 month deal on an HTC Wildfire S model - I will be charged £13.20 a month for 100 minutes talk time & unlimited text. This price also includes internet usage and insurance for the phone.



Does that sound like a good deal?



Thanks

Comments

  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    The Wildfire S, while not as high-tech as other phones costing much more, is still a great value handset for Android entry and has fantastic build quality. 100 minutes is a bit low so if you could get them to increase these to 300 for £15 a month all in, including insurance (which usually costs around £6 a month by itself), I'd say it's a superb bargain...

    Tech Radar review of Wildfire S: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/htc-wildfire-s-930921/review
  • geek84geek84 Trusted Regular MAAT Posts: 567
    Hi blobbyh

    Thanks for your reply.

    Does anybody else think it is a good deal that I am being offered?

    Thank You.
  • geek84geek84 Trusted Regular MAAT Posts: 567
    Hi Folks

    Can anybody offer any further advice on this?

    Thank You.
  • JaffasGirlJaffasGirl Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 387
    It depends on the service provider. This sounds like a three mobile deal, and their network is rubbish. I used them about three years ago, so it may have improved but it used to take hors sometimes for texts to come through, if they did at all.
  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    Three network... mmmm.

    If things are working okay with them, all's well and good. However, when things go wrong with Three, they go wrong badly. They use foreign call centres so it can be a complete nightmare and you often end up going round in circles, repeating the same fault to different call handlers. They can also be aggressively clueless with their sales pitches and fault diagnostics, making you equally aggressive back in return only for them to threaten to disconnect the call and put you back at square one.

    Such fun...
  • geek84geek84 Trusted Regular MAAT Posts: 567
    Hi folks

    It is a T-mobile network. They are going to give me a call tomorrow to see if I want to take up their offer.

    Please advice.

    Thank You.
  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    I have T-mobile and they are great, if you are not in T-mobile signal it will automatically switch to Orange.

    Their customer service is good too.
  • JaffasGirlJaffasGirl Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 387
    Blimey, never heard of a company doing that! Lol is this an upgrade? Or is it not from t-mobile themselves?
  • BluewednesdayBluewednesday Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,624
    It's because orange bought t mobile (or vice versa) so it switches at no extra cost - don't get orange wednesday unfortunately though
  • JaffasGirlJaffasGirl Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 387
    Sorry, I meant I had never heard of a company calling you back to see if you will take up a deal. They are normally take it or leave it type things. I'm having to harass every phone store in my area to get my hands on an iPhone 4S. No where has any stock, and they can't reserve one even if they did. Oh the fun of Apple and their lack of deliveries.
  • MakkusuMakkusu Feels At Home BournemouthRegistered Posts: 94
    What network is it on?

    Be sure to check websites such as Quidco because they do good cashback/discounts on contracts. I got £100 paid straight into my bank when I first got a 12 month O2 contract, reduces the monthly cost greatly!

    I currently got a HTC Sensation free for £26 a month on O2, 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB internet usage (downgraded from 1GB for £4 less). Great network and a great phone, most attractive thing for me was the free handset at the time. All depends on use and preference really.
  • milton keynes taximilton keynes taxi Just Joined Registered Posts: 2
    When i was due to renew my contract rather than upgrade to another phone i asked can i have a laptop instead and i got given a toshiba satellite
  • geek84geek84 Trusted Regular MAAT Posts: 567
    Hi milton keynes taxi

    That sounds good !

    I hope you don't mind me asking - How much do you pay for the contract? I pay £6 per month which includes unlimited texts and unlimited calls to UK landline phones, and 300 minutes calls to other mobiles.

    When my contract was up for renewal, T mobile said they would only offer a new handset. When I asked for a laptop, the guy on the other line said something along the lines of 'Are you having a laugh'!!
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