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Aside from ebay? Prices around the net seem to be floating between £500-515 and while i'm probably thinking wishfully that i'll find it cheaper. I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. Obviously I'm looking for a Sim free and unlocked device. Anyone have any cheaper prices?

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Check in Germany, its cheaper here

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Check in Germany, its cheaper here

I believe 3 sell it for £499 unlocked. Well I think it's unlocked - I bought mine on contract from them and I was able to use my Vodafone SIM fine, although YMMV.



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I believe 3 sell it for £499 unlocked. Well I think it's unlocked - I bought mine on contract from them and I was able to use my Vodafone SIM fine, although YMMV.

In germany you can get a factory unlocked model for 450 pounds (520 euros) but currently all are out of stock and I was lucky to get one :)

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Its available from a seller on amazon germany if anyone interested for 522 euros (450 pounds approx)

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So I caved and went to a three store near work and picked up a payg device.

@drewstiff Yep £499 at three, my device ended up being unlocked and i've put both my giffgaff and my o2 sim in it. Putting on the MCR now.

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So I caved and went to a three store near work and picked up a payg device.

@drewstiff Yep £499 at three, my device ended up being unlocked and i've put both my giffgaff and my o2 sim in it. Putting on the MCR now.



Congrats :)

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Congrats :)


Cheers, thanks for the germany advice too! Just waaay to impatient some times lol! Loving it so far though.

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Welcome to the brotherhood! :D

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I would just tweet @vodafoneukdeals who can offer the phone for £36 a month over 18 months, handset free. You get 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 750mb data, and 2gb of BT Openzone. In total this works out at £648, assuming the handset is £500, you're paying just under £9 a month for that tarriff, better than any SIM only deal. Plus, if you have a problem with the phone, they will send you a replacement next day.

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If you are a current customer with O2, you can get it from them for £450, it is locked to O2 though.

O2 will unlock it free if you have been a contract customer for a while or you can pay £7 and get a code on eBay?

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I just purchased a 3 grade B from CEX for £400, was going to get it sim unlocked stuck my T Mobile sim in and it recognised straight away. So effectively mine looks mint is unlocked and cost £400 quid. Unsure of best new price but I thought I'd post this in case it was helpful

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I just purchased a 3 grade B from CEX for £400, was going to get it sim unlocked stuck my T Mobile sim in and it recognised straight away. So effectively mine looks mint is unlocked and cost £400 quid. Unsure of best new price but I thought I'd post this in case it was helpful


A couple of guys over on xda bought it for £425 from vodafone !

http://forum.xda-dev...&postcount=1086

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I just purchased a 3 grade B from CEX for £400, was going to get it sim unlocked stuck my T Mobile sim in and it recognised straight away. So effectively mine looks mint is unlocked and cost £400 quid. Unsure of best new price but I thought I'd post this in case it was helpful


A couple of guys over on xda bought it for £425 from vodafone !

http://forum.xda-dev...&postcount=1086

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damn it!

just bought one from 3 this afternoon. :(

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Here's how I got mine:

£159.99 For Handset from Affordable Mobiles
-£60 Quidco
£10.50 p/m on o2 50 (Remove £10 internet bolt-on)

Total Price = £351.99 + an emergency sim for the car! :-) (Subject to 24 month contract - no need to downgrade, redemption and any other malarky!)

For more info: http://www.hotukdeal...mobiles-1064151

Edited by r5ingh, 24 December 2011 - 12:33 PM.

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No internet??? That's got to be a deal breaker.

Here's how I got mine:

£159.99 For Handset from Affordable Mobiles
-£60 Quidco
£10.50 p/m on o2 50 (Remove £10 internet bolt-on)

Total Price = £351.99 + an emergency sim for the car! :-) (Subject to 24 month contract - no need to downgrade, redemption and any other malarky!)

For more info: http://www.hotukdeal...mobiles-1064151




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I paid £150 to do a handset only upgrade with phones 4 u. This kept me on my same 18mth Orange contract £26/mth Not bad as I probably wouldn't have gone to a much cheaper contract anyway and can upgrade in 15 months.

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No internet??? That's got to be a deal breaker.


I think the point is you keep the sim as a spare or throw it away :P - Its cheaper this way than buying it offline.

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No internet??? That's got to be a deal breaker.



Nah, I use another sim in the phone! Where else can you get a Nexus for £10p/m at 0% interest? :D It beats it buying sim free! :)

Edited by r5ingh, 24 December 2011 - 05:12 PM.

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