Confucious, on May 19 2008, 07:36, said:
Not including 08 numbers is a real pain, isn't it? I just avoid them like the plague! They are a real con and should be banned IMHO
Tell me about it! I couldn't agree more
The reason TimTechs quote in USD is because they are in the US aren't they? Which means you will have to pay tax and duties when the phone comes into this country - I would be surprised if it works out any cheaper - find out before you order! Also, will the warranty be valid in this country if you buy from abroad?
Yes, TimTechs is a US company. The only fees I will have to pay for is shipping and delivery which I have calculated come to about 33 British pounds. That puts the cost of the phone, shipping and delivery to about £280, which is cheaper than the £314.95 British companies are charging. However, I spoke to an assistant today who informed me that they will be a creating a .co.uk version of their website so shipping and delivery costs won’t be as great as the phones would be sourced from UK soil.
As for the warranty, it still would be valid as most of Tim Tech’s phones come from the European market. However, if a fault occurred with the phone, It’d have to be send it to the European company. Extended warranty for 1 year at the cost of £30 is also on offer.
If you have to pay >£300 for the phone that is the equivalent of £25/month over 12 months so if you could get the phone free on contract....
I did consider this, however I feel pretty restricted by contract phones. Also, £25 per month on a T Mobile 12 month contract (and before you suggest I will never consider an 18 month contract) provides a poor amount of minutes.
I have looked at T Mobile's solo 30 day contract. For just £15 per month, you can get 350 minutes or 650 texts! I certainly have found what suits me.
PS two of your links ain your last post actually point to the review not where they are supposed to!
Oh, and sorry about the links. Here are the correct links
This link directs you to a list of sim unlocked phones. It doesn't offer a price for the F480, but you can view the cost of the Samsung Soul which is a bit over $500/£250.