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I nipped in Orange today and was told that if I buy a PAYG phone - they'll unlock it there and then for £20

anyone confirm/deny that?

sounds like crap to me


No, you need to have been with them for 3 months before they'll unlock it for you. But if you're planning on buying an OMC and you can get them to do that upon purchase, you should snap their hands off for that deal.

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yeah, ask them to do it first, then you pay....

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orange are really trying to clear big OMC stocks...

I repeat if they let people have their unlock codes from the start, they wouldve sold out their entire stock for 149 pounds a piece instead of handing them out now at a loss...

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orange are really trying to clear big OMC stocks...

I repeat if they let people have their unlock codes from the start, they wouldve sold out their entire stock for 149 pounds a piece instead of handing them out now at a loss...


totally agree Posted Image

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Not one SINGLE person has thanked me, for tipping you all off about this price reduction... :(

Thanks.

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orange are really trying to clear big OMC stocks...

I repeat if they let people have their unlock codes from the start, they wouldve sold out their entire stock for 149 pounds a piece instead of handing them out now at a loss...


How do you know that Orange are selling them at a loss? I seriously doubt they pay ZTE more than £119.95 per handset.

It's not in Orange's best interest to hand out unlock codes. They're selling subsidized phones hoping that people will use their network. The idea isn't to make a small, one-off profit on each handset sold; the idea is to have long-term customers who top up their phones every month.

Don't get me wrong, I wish I could get an unlock code off them now too - but allowing us to do that would be very poor business practice on their part.

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How do you know that Orange are selling them at a loss? I seriously doubt they pay ZTE more than £119.95 per handset.

It's not in Orange's best interest to hand out unlock codes. They're selling subsidized phones hoping that people will use their network. The idea isn't to make a small, one-off profit on each handset sold; the idea is to have long-term customers who top up their phones every month.

Don't get me wrong, I wish I could get an unlock code off them now too - but allowing us to do that would be very poor business practice on their part.


Finally, someone ELSE gets that point! :D

Edited by glossywhite, 04 October 2011 - 08:54 PM.

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How do you know that Orange are selling them at a loss? I seriously doubt they pay ZTE more than £119.95 per handset.

It's not in Orange's best interest to hand out unlock codes. They're selling subsidized phones hoping that people will use their network. The idea isn't to make a small, one-off profit on each handset sold; the idea is to have long-term customers who top up their phones every month.

Don't get me wrong, I wish I could get an unlock code off them now too - but allowing us to do that would be very poor business practice on their part.


i get your point but if someone phones up & wants an unlock code its rather obvious there not going to use the orange network, & rather than wait three month start looking elsewhere, meaning they end up not even getting the £20 for the unlock...

i mean imagine a free unlock is available from here tomorrow.. that's gonna be a lot of £20s they loss.

in my opinion the 3 month is kind of stupid.. they should just take the £20 while they can... its better than nothing Posted Image

Edited by tillaz, 04 October 2011 - 09:28 PM.

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Not one SINGLE person has thanked me, for tipping you all off about this price reduction... :(

Thanks.


It's all too easy to miss the finer detail sometimes. I got one so...THANKS :)

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sorry guys, talking way above our heads here, but truthfully Orange are doing a price dump at the moment...119 pounds for the omc....look at all the Skate prices worldwide, they cost more to buy where they are made in china....

and what do they make on their pay and go sims...? same as everyone, very little compared to a contract...its pennies, even with their expensive pay and go options.....

The amount of paygo sims theyve sold helps keep their books looking good, credit rating good and companys shares afloat....

If they sold their omc for 149 pounds without a lock they'da sold out all their omc stocks with thousands of fresh paygo sims....silly buggers

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and as an example of what I mean, look how well the OSF sold for Orange....They've out done everyone with the Blade at 99 quid.....They must've sold hundreds of thousands of those in a year with all the paygo sims for a tenner which I don't think anybody used...The Blade paygo filled Orange tills for a year and still going...you can buy them at argos, tesco, all over...and nobody uses the sims, they get used up and thrown into a drawer...

and I dont think Orange want to turn into an unlock any mobile for 20 quid shop....

Edited by dadashi, 04 October 2011 - 10:09 PM.

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No, you need to have been with them for 3 months before they'll unlock it for you. But if you're planning on buying an OMC and you can get them to do that upon purchase, you should snap their hands off for that deal.



yeah, ask them to do it first, then you pay....



yeah - I'll see if they honour tht tomorrow - or if 'Oscar' was actually talking nonsense

I work for local Govt so get a £20 discount anyway, so that'll pay for the unlock - might try and do it over the phone first as I think they are insisting on you buying £20 of Orange Credit instore (£10 online)

I'll report back if and when I get sorted


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i would rather not have to give orange the £20, think there a bunch of c#n#s for the way they have treated me...

lying about sending replacement parts out & all the other stuff.. if i get this thing unlocked i will be the first to ring them and say good bye.... Posted Image

i dont understand why other networks don't copy orange with the network branded zte handsets

Edited by tillaz, 04 October 2011 - 11:12 PM.

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having been on Orange in the past, I feel pretty much the same about them too

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Orange Monte Carlo is being sold on the Orange Website for £119 permanently it seems....

Lucky new buyers, I had to pay £149 for mine back in August....

Edited by dadashi, 19 October 2011 - 08:16 AM.

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Orange Monte Carlo is being sold on the Orange Website for £119 permanently it seems....

Lucky new buyers, I had to pay £149 for mine back in August....


Combined with the Quidco offer posted recently it works out even cheaper http://www.hotukdeal...-1036629?page=1

Possibly £85 including £10 call credit !

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