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Hi guys,

Think i've finally decided how i'm going to get my Vox! I saw someone else post on here saying they'd picked up a t-mobile contract, sold the free phone and bought a vox with the cash. Bit long winded but no way am I sticking with Orange any longer-why release a phone when there is no contract that you can get to make the most of it?! And then to take Windows Live Messenger off there is just disgraceful. Anyways, i've been doing some searching this afternoon-typical sim free price seems to be around £290 give or take a fiver. However, phones2udirect.co.uk have it listed at £259.99-just wondering if anyone has seen cheaper? Also, has anyone bought there Vox (or any other device) from this company? Anything i should know before I place the order?

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I ordered mine two weeks ago from PowerUpMobile for £261 inc VAT. It's shipping today for delivery tomorrow. However I've noticed that they have increased the price to over £280 now. Hopefully I'm only going to be charged for the original amount...


Hi guys,

Think i've finally decided how i'm going to get my Vox! I saw someone else post on here saying they'd picked up a t-mobile contract, sold the free phone and bought a vox with the cash. Bit long winded but no way am I sticking with Orange any longer-why release a phone when there is no contract that you can get to make the most of it?! And then to take Windows Live Messenger off there is just disgraceful. Anyways, i've been doing some searching this afternoon-typical sim free price seems to be around £290 give or take a fiver. However, phones2udirect.co.uk have it listed at £259.99-just wondering if anyone has seen cheaper? Also, has anyone bought there Vox (or any other device) from this company? Anything i should know before I place the order?


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A few quid under 300 seems the likely price you'll pay.

Get a N95 on T-Mo to eBay, and you'll have that plus plenty of change for a 2GB microSD, Bluetooth GPS, CamerAware, MoDaCo Plus etc. etc. ;)

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Thanks for the info Paul, a great help as usual! I was starting to have a look at that this afternoon, even though i'd have to pay £70 to get the nokia n95 it still has a bigger mark up on ebay than the free phones so that looks the best deal. Seeing as i have an spv c600 to sell too I may well invest in some of those recommendations!

On a slightly different point, the contract i'm looking at on t-mob is the flext 35 deal with web and walk plus. I notice in the terms and conditions it states you need to have web and walk PLUS to use instant messages services. Is this the case in reality? Or are alot of people using msn on standard web and walk? Do t-mob have any way of knowing? And if anyone has been caught what was the outcome? I see the plus option is only available on a very few select contracts so surely they couldn't just add the plus option to any people not on these contracts? Any advice very gratefully received!

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Thanks for the info Paul, a great help as usual! I was starting to have a look at that this afternoon, even though i'd have to pay £70 to get the nokia n95 it still has a bigger mark up on ebay than the free phones so that looks the best deal. Seeing as i have an spv c600 to sell too I may well invest in some of those recommendations!

On a slightly different point, the contract i'm looking at on t-mob is the flext 35 deal with web and walk plus. I notice in the terms and conditions it states you need to have web and walk PLUS to use instant messages services. Is this the case in reality? Or are alot of people using msn on standard web and walk? Do t-mob have any way of knowing? And if anyone has been caught what was the outcome? I see the plus option is only available on a very few select contracts so surely they couldn't just add the plus option to any people not on these contracts? Any advice very gratefully received!


I got the Flext 35 with W&W back in February. I've used MSN Messenger (not a lot but now and again) I've streamed audio and video from the web and I've used P2P programs too - all things they say you can't use on that tarriff but not had any word from T-Mob. I'm sure that common sense is prevailing and as long as you're not blitzing the 1Gb "Fair usage" cap every month and using MSN constantly then they really don't mind. Great tarriff though I must admit....leaving Orange behind and joining T-Mob was a great move! ;)

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Hi guys,

Think i've finally decided how i'm going to get my Vox! I saw someone else post on here saying they'd picked up a t-mobile contract, sold the free phone and bought a vox with the cash. Bit long winded but no way am I sticking with Orange any longer-why release a phone when there is no contract that you can get to make the most of it?! And then to take Windows Live Messenger off there is just disgraceful. Anyways, i've been doing some searching this afternoon-typical sim free price seems to be around £290 give or take a fiver. However, phones2udirect.co.uk have it listed at £259.99-just wondering if anyone has seen cheaper? Also, has anyone bought there Vox (or any other device) from this company? Anything i should know before I place the order?


i am also thinking of getting the vox from phones2udirect.co.uk for 260 but am a bit wary of the fact that they are selling it for 40 pounds less than everywhere else. Should I be worried? Maybe the stock is not UK specs? Old firmware?

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Thanks for the info Paul, a great help as usual! I was starting to have a look at that this afternoon, even though i'd have to pay £70 to get the nokia n95 it still has a bigger mark up on ebay than the free phones so that looks the best deal. Seeing as i have an spv c600 to sell too I may well invest in some of those recommendations!

On a slightly different point, the contract i'm looking at on t-mob is the flext 35 deal with web and walk plus. I notice in the terms and conditions it states you need to have web and walk PLUS to use instant messages services. Is this the case in reality? Or are alot of people using msn on standard web and walk? Do t-mob have any way of knowing? And if anyone has been caught what was the outcome? I see the plus option is only available on a very few select contracts so surely they couldn't just add the plus option to any people not on these contracts? Any advice very gratefully received!

I have 2 SIMs, one with WnW and one with WnW Plus. I use IM on both with no issues!

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i am also thinking of getting the vox from phones2udirect.co.uk for 260 but am a bit wary of the fact that they are selling it for 40 pounds less than everywhere else. Should I be worried? Maybe the stock is not UK specs? Old firmware?

Very unlikely...

Assuming they really do have it in stock, it looks like a good deal!

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Thanks Everton (and Paul again!). I think i'll just try my luck with the standard web 'n'walk and if they do find out i'm using it for msn, at leat i'll be on one of the contracts that they can just add £5 per month onto for the plus version...and obviously it's in there interests to keep me spending!

Bakafrog, I might give phones2udirect.co.uk a call later just to confirm they actually do have them in stock. The only other reason for the £40 saving I can think of is that like alot of the other sites, they have an original price of £260ish, but then that changes to around £300 when they actually have it in stock. I beleieve someone else mentioned a pre-order price from a different site that had gone up, and expansys certainly upped there price once they receieved stock

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Yeah, going with WnW normal initially and switching later seems sensible.

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does it have silver or black keypad??



I ordered mine two weeks ago from PowerUpMobile for £261 inc VAT. It's shipping today for delivery tomorrow. However I've noticed that they have increased the price to over £280 now. Hopefully I'm only going to be charged for the original amount...


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i placed order on 20th apr with phones2udirect, jus had email saying i placed order,
but after that haven't had any emails saying its in stock or not, i emailed them few days ago but no reply
also tried to call but message comes up saying ''systems going under maintence, cannot accept incomming calls''

this being going on since 20th

did anyone else place order with them?



Very unlikely...

Assuming they really do have it in stock, it looks like a good deal!

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I placed an order for my S710 a few weeks ago with PowerupMobile for £264 inc. Vat and shipping.
I got a shipping notice on Monday for delivery Tuesday. Today is Wednesday nothing has arrived so I sent them an email re my order. They replied that unfortunately the suppliers ran out of stock and mine hasn't been shipped after all. They've now sourced some new suppliers and will be shipping mine on Friday for delivery next Monday ;) Not happy about that, especially as they didn't update me on the situation and I had to enquire myself.




i placed order on 20th apr with phones2udirect, jus had email saying i placed order,
but after that haven't had any emails saying its in stock or not, i emailed them few days ago but no reply
also tried to call but message comes up saying ''systems going under maintence, cannot accept incomming calls''

this being going on since 20th

did anyone else place order with them?


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gcparis - you are not alone. I also got the shipping notice on Monday that the phone had been dispatched. I just called them, and they started mumbling something about "we thought it had shipped, but it hadn't really, we'll check and get back to you". They haven't yet had the decency to inform me that they never even received the stock they claimed to have shipped to us. :@

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I also placed an order with phones2udirect. That was on Monday (23rd April). I also emailed them the same day as their ordering system didn't allow me to input a separate delivery address. I asked for confirmation it would be delivered to where I asked but like you have not had a reply. Sent a chaser email earlier today chasing a confirmation and asking when it should be shipped. No reply as yet.

I will be very annoyed if they don't actually have stock as the site clearly says they do, and indeed still does.

Let me know if you get any info from them.

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i placed order on 20th apr with phones2udirect, jus had email saying i placed order,
but after that haven't had any emails saying its in stock or not, i emailed them few days ago but no reply
also tried to call but message comes up saying ''systems going under maintence, cannot accept incomming calls''

this being going on since 20th

did anyone else place order with them?


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phones2udirect look dodgy as hell. Powerup are usually OK. Your best bet is expansys or smartdevicesdirect.

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Just got home and my Vox was delivered today!

I didn't get an email to say it was despatched, so maybe their email systems are a bit flakey as well at the moment.

Anyway, for anyone that did order from phones2udirect, relax as they obviously do have stock and are sending them even if they don't tell you it's shipping!

Now to go play with it..... ;)

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Edited by jasnewt, 25 April 2007 - 04:22 PM.

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oh when did you order yours?? i orded on 20th apr.

they phone systems are still down, i sent them emails but no replies yet :D

had automated mail saying we will try to reply in 24hrs.

nothing yet :(

Just got home and my Vox was delivered today!

I didn't get an email to say it was despatched, so maybe their email systems are a bit flakey as well at the moment.

Anyway, for anyone that did order from phones2udirect, relax as they obviously do have stock and are sending them even if they don't tell you it's shipping!

Now to go play with it..... ;)

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I ordered on 23rd April so I don't understand why you didn't get yours before me.

Although it was a decent price I don't think I would use them again. They state on their site that they will email to tell you that your phone is despatched, and of course that they will try to answer emails in 24 hours. They failed to do either of these in my case. I wanted to have it delivered to my work address and requested this straight after ordering. Luckily there was someone in at home when it was delivered so it didn't matter in the end.

The fact that a mobile phone seller can't organise an alternative way for customers to phone doesn't exactly inspire confidence either.

Hope you get your phone today. I'm pretty impressed so far with mine.

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oh when did you order yours?? i orded on 20th apr.

they phone systems are still down, i sent them emails but no replies yet ;)

had automated mail saying we will try to reply in 24hrs.

nothing yet :D


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