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Hi all,

Well i went ahead and bought this today by phone from the CarPhone Warehouse as the couple of stores i went into couldn't confirm when they would have stock and felt for me the best deal was from CPW

I have taken it on their Mobile Broadband deal and this is the deal i got

£25pm on a 24 month contract

Dell Streak free with 16GB SDHC card in the box

300 UK Texts pm

3GB UK Data pm

Before i did this i spoke to 02 to try and find out what the unlimited data actually meant and was unable to get a clear definition of fair use but was able to find out that the Mobile Broadband service does get better speeds then the smart phone unlimited data users allegedly.

Now when i asked CPW what the fair use meant on the unlimited data for the Mobile deal i was told it was 500mb which i know isn't unlimited by any stretch of the imagination but is in line with what the other networks offer.

The reason i went for this deal is I'm not sure if this could be my only device or not and i have 8 months left of my current contract so will cancel the data on that and just use it for voice for now until i decide if the Streak can work as my only device or not.

02 now have full pricing up for both the Mobile Broadband Deal and also on either 18 or 24 month smart phone tariffs if you want to check it out.

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Edited by Dogmann55, 04 June 2010 - 03:05 AM.

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Hi all,

Well i went ahead and bought this today by phone from the CarPhone Warehouse as the couple of stores i went into couldn't confirm when they would have stock and felt for me the best deal was from CPW

I have taken it on their Mobile Broadband deal and this is the deal i got

£25pm on a 24 month contract

Dell Streak free with 16GB SDHC card in the box

300 UK Texts pm

3GB UK Data pm

Before i did this i spoke to 02 to try and find out what the unlimited data actually meant and was unable to get a clear definition of fair use but was able to find out that the Mobile Broadband service does get better speeds then the smart phone unlimited data users allegedly.

Now when i asked CPW what the fair use meant on the unlimited data for the Mobile deal i was told it was 500mb which i know isn't unlimited by any stretch of the imagination but is in line with what the other networks offer.

The reason i went for this deal is I'm not sure if this could be my only device or not and i have 8 months left of my current contract so will cancel the data on that and just use it for voice for now until i decide if the Streak can work as my only device or not.

02 now have full pricing up for both the Mobile Broadband Deal and also on either 18 or 24 month smart phone tariffs if you want to check it out.

Marc




I take it that your Streak is still capable of making calls?

Any chance of you posting some vid's on youtube?


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I take it that your Streak is still capable of making calls?

Any chance of you posting some vid's on youtube?
Dai



Also can you post some thoughts on the device etc..... Have o2 customised the device in any way?

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Also can you post some thoughts on the device etc..... Have o2 customised the device in any way?

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I've just been for a play with one at Manchester's O2 shop. Nice device, just within bounds of size for acceptable day to day carry. Feels fast, snappy. The screen isn't any higher res than my Desire, but it *feels* it when using the browser and stuff like Maps. Fairly heavy O2 branding on it by the looks of things.

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Gah, I might have to get one! On the basis I very rarely make calls and the Streak can if needed, it seems a good device for me...

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Gah, I might have to get one! On the basis I very rarely make calls and the Streak can if needed, it seems a good device for me...

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So does anyone know if the £429 Dell Streak on sale at CPW is sim free by which I mean will work with my Orange sim?


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Edited by griff_dai, 04 June 2010 - 12:52 PM.

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Just spoken to CPW and they tell me the stand alone price is still locked to O2.

Which is a bummer seeing i'm on Orange.

Have to wait to see if Dell start selling it themselves now.

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Just spoken to CPW and they tell me the stand alone price is still locked to O2.

Which is a bummer seeing i'm on Orange.

Have to wait to see if Dell start selling it themselves now.

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Dell's page says the end of the month.

Edited by giryan, 04 June 2010 - 01:18 PM.

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Dell's page says the end of the month.



Yeah I see it's going on sale in the states unlocked.

I hope that Dell sell it unlocked. Will have to sit on my hands till then I guess!

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Yeah I see it's going on sale in the states unlocked.

I hope that Dell sell it unlocked. Will have to sit on my hands till then I guess!

Dai :(



I'm confused now. Techradar say the £429 version in sim free and unlocked from CPW!!!!!!

Any modaco user's got the £429 vesion from CPW?

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I'm picking mine up from O2 on PAYG tomorrow, hopefully they'll give me an unlock code...

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I'm picking mine up from O2 on PAYG tomorrow, hopefully they'll give me an unlock code...

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Well if they do let us know fella. I wanted this to replace my Nexus 1 but have 14 months left on my Orange contract. I don't want to have a 2nd contract so if this is unlocked I'll snap one up tomorrow.

BTW if this is £399 on O2 pay as you go why is CPW selling one at £429 unlocked?

I see the Dell UK website is now listing the device as 'exclusive to o2' so not holding out any unlocked version being sold in the UK.....

I suppose I could import one from the states but that is going to add to the costs.....

Also, why would they give you the unlock code? :(

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Why wouldn't they? I'm not locked into a contract, and I like to use local SIMs when abroad. :(

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Why wouldn't they? I'm not locked into a contract, and I like to use local SIMs when abroad. :(

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well do the honours and let us know fella cause I will deffo pick this up then :-)

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Why wouldn't they? I'm not locked into a contract, and I like to use local SIMs when abroad. :(

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Please let us know if you can convince them that way :(
I love big screen, but if you buy it, I can be more sure to buy it. Android is not good without u, Paul :o

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They won't provide you the unlock code;

It's exclusive to O2 and they have the same stance as with the Palm Pre; exclusive to O2 and they won't provide an unlock code.

How do I know? I'm an O2 Guru (Technical Product Specialist).

On another note, just bought mine today for £399 minus my staff discount.

Just turned it on and its got the wow factor already!!

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They won't provide you the unlock code;

It's exclusive to O2 and they have the same stance as with the Palm Pre; exclusive to O2 and they won't provide an unlock code.

How do I know? I'm an O2 Guru (Technical Product Specialist).

On another note, just bought mine today for £399 minus my staff discount.

Just turned it on and its got the wow factor already!!



Well let's see what happens eh!

Dai :)

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Have got phone on Friday from CPW for £429, it is locked into o2, it's exclusive to o2 and cannot get an unlock code from them for it.

I expect o2 have a 30 day head start on dell as part of the conditions, so whether anything changes when dell release on their site I don't know.

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Have got phone on Friday from CPW for £429, it is locked into o2, it's exclusive to o2 and cannot get an unlock code from them for it.

I expect o2 have a 30 day head start on dell as part of the conditions, so whether anything changes when dell release on their site I don't know.



Can we expect someone like Paul or the guys from XDA to have got it unlocked by then though?

Dunno how it works with new devices, how long does it take people to unlock em?

What ever happens I am getting a new phone in 7 days time, can't live with the N1's shite battery life

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I had a chat with O2 support staff and he said if I want to unlock the Streak I have to buy and use it for 12 months before they can give the unlock code. F*** O2 policy. Dont know if this will change when Dell release its unlocked version in US.
Our only hope now may be rebel sim II, which worked with Palm Pre

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