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Apparently, according to the manager of my local Orange retail store, the price of the Orange Monte Carlo will drop to £119, at least for tomorrow anyway. I've known this guy years (since he was working at "Tandy" - shows HOW long!) and I trust his word. He said they were busy printing out fliers to promote this price drop...

So go and take a look at YOUR local Orange retail!


[EDIT]

Just spoke to my local Orange shop again, and this is a promotion for THIS WEEKEND ONLY... so better snap one up fast!

[EDIT AGAIN]

It would appear that the new, lower price of £119 has been extended past the weekend promotional period. Interesting...

Edited by glossywhite, 03 October 2011 - 12:52 PM.

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sounds good, hopefully it will attract more devs to the device, it seems dead at the moment Posted Image

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It was £119 when it came out ,That included £10 credit. Iv'e given up on an unlock here i'll just wait till the 3 months is up then ring orange for the unlock code.

Edited by den169, 29 September 2011 - 05:28 PM.

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thats a great price! how can we buy it?

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It was £119 when it came out ,That included £10 credit. Iv'e given up on an unlock here i'll just wait till the 3 months is up then ring orange for the unlock code.


only for orange customers it woz 119, i payed 149 from the online store

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only for orange customers it woz 119, i payed 149 from the online store


The manager I spoke to said that the £119 was an outright discounted price, not exclusive to existing Orange customers etc.

Edited by glossywhite, 29 September 2011 - 06:02 PM.

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The manager I spoke to said that the £119 was an outright discounted price, not exclusive to existing Orange customers etc.


yeah, i mean before this, orange customers could apparently get it at that price but 149 for non orange customers

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Is that £119 online price tomorow or just in that particular shop...I'll buy another for £119...

yeah, i mean before this, orange customers could apparently get it at that price but 149 for non orange customers

I've been an Orange costumer for a few years but still had to pay the full £149

Edited by dadashi, 29 September 2011 - 06:34 PM.

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Is that £119 online price tomorow or just in that particular shop...I'll buy another for £119...


I've been an Orange costumer for a few years but still had to pay the full £149


I've told you all I know, sorry. If I knew more, I'd tell more.

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I've told you all I know, sorry. If I knew more, I'd tell more.


best thing to do is ring orange customer services on 0870 870 8888 its free, that number is inside the little read me first booklet Posted Image

Edited by tillaz, 29 September 2011 - 06:42 PM.

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best thing to do is ring orange customer services on 0870 870 8888 its free, that number is inside the little read me first booklet Posted Image


Sorry, but I trust the manager of one retail store, more than the scripted replies from Orange customer services... oh, and it's 0800 801080 or 0800 079 2000, not some 0870 number. Don't make people pay when they needn't.

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Sorry, but I trust the manager of one retail store, more than the scripted replies from Orange customer services... oh, and it's 0800 801080 or 0800 079 2000, not some 0870 number. Don't make people pay when they needn't.


don't make people pay..... its a free number, try reading the booklet mentioned above, i personally ring this number every time i have a problem with 0.1p credit.

and as you said to the member that asked if available online you said you don't know, so ringing the free number would be the only way to find out.....

Edited by tillaz, 29 September 2011 - 06:58 PM.

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don't make people pay..... its a free number, try reading the booklet mentioned above, i personally ring this number every time i have a problem with 0.1p credit.

and as you said to the member that asked if available online you said you don't know, so ringing the free number would be the only way to find out.....


My friend, you have maybe assumed, wrongly, that just because an 0870 number is free for you, that this will be the case for anyone calling it, or any other 0870 number. If they're free, then that's great for you, but 0870 is well known to be of the "national rate" tariff, and not free. I understand you are being helpful, but 0870 numbers are not classed as free, no matter what anyone may say. Besides, why would you risk it, when there are myriad other FREEFONE 0800 numbers for Orange, and also:

http://saynoto0870.com

Thank you.

Edited by glossywhite, 29 September 2011 - 07:11 PM.

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My friend, you have maybe assumed, wrongly, that just because an 0870 number is free for you, that this will be the case for anyone calling it, or any other 0870 number. If they're free, then that's great for you, but 0870 is well known to be of the "national rate" tariff, and not free. I understand you are being helpful, but 0870 numbers are not classed as free, no matter what anyone may say. Besides, why would you risk it, when there are myriad other FREEFONE 0800 numbers for Orange, and also:

http://saynoto0870.com

Thank you.


do you even own a orange monte carlo to know that this number is not free? (i guess not). i actually own the phone & know the number is free it says so in the manual. i think you have assumed wrongly.

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do you even own a orange monte carlo to know that this number is not free? (i guess not). i actually own the phone & know the number is free it says so in the manual. i think you have assumed wrongly.


Why would you assume people who want to find out the price of an Orange product, have already purchased it, or are already ON Orange? Why would I be calling them to ask them the price of the OMC, had I already bought it? :-/

You are assuming everyone is already WITH Orange, which is one bold assumption. Anyhow, we're wasting time here, and evidently this is quite a circular debate.

0800 = free
0870 = not free

Known fact.

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Why would you assume people who want to find out the price of an Orange product, have already purchased it, or are already ON Orange? Why would I be calling them to ask them the price of the OMC, had I already bought it? :-/

You are assuming everyone is already WITH Orange, which is one bold assumption. Anyhow, we're wasting time here, and evidently this is quite a circular debate.

0800 = free
0870 = not free

Known fact.


ok i will just post a picture of the actual page from the booklet, and yes the above are normally very true... but not in the case of this number

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ok i will just post a picture of the actual page from the booklet, and yes the above are normally very true... but not in the case of this number

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Would you please drop it? It doesn't even matter, when people can call 0800 numbers - THEY'RE EVERYWHERE ON GOOGLE!

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Would you please drop it? It doesn't even matter, when people can call 0800 numbers - THEY'RE EVERYWHERE ON GOOGLE!


just proving my point that the number i gave is FREE & takes you directly to orange... not going to made out as if i am misleading people

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Would you please drop it?...

you too glossywhite.....

get back to the topic.....lets have a link to this supposed £119 deal....

Orange are still selling for 149 pounds online...

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dadashi whens your xsim due as i ordered 1 from portugal

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