rocks, on May 27 2006, 23:08, said:
hi sporky, thanks for the reply.there is nothing wrong with the phone, well apart from a slightly loose slide, and the more annoying error about low memory, when taking some pics, even though i have a 512 meg card. i think the p[hone is great in all other areas. the reason i was havin second thoughts was about being with orange, based on all the neg feedback they are getting on here. was thinking would i be any better getting the n80 with vodafone. could tell me where i would stand about my trade in phone with orange if i cancell my new contract..
You can get your Buyback phone returned to you from the Orange store you got it from if you go through the 14 day return procedure with them. If a phone trainer who doesnt know what s/he's doing says you can't have it back - ask for the manager, as you CAN have your handset returned (they're only collected once a month, and even then you can request the handset be returned as they are tracked by IMEI).
I wouldn't recommend Vodafone myself, as people I've known have never had good experiences with them. Mind you, they are renowed for being quite unpopular here in the midlands. Perhaps in your area they are a bit better with coverage etc?
I personally would say have a look at Tmobile for size. They may not be getting the N80, but then if you're having issues with it, look at something else. The MDA Vario is a cracking handset, and not too large either.. then there are other great phones like the 6280, N70 etc that Tmobile carry.
They're allegedly having a handset refresh next month, so if I was in your shoes, I'd cancel the Orange contract, have a good look through the competition like o2 and tmobile, and then wait for June to roll around (not long now!).
You can't go far wrong by leaving Orange
Hope that helps Stu.