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Best Prepay deal?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones Forum' started by the_sanguine, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. the_sanguine

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    I need to get a cheap mobile just for incomming calls and the odd outgoing call. Where are the best deals? I guess it just comes down to where I can get the best deal on a decent but basic phone.
     
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    How about a nokia 3210, perfect condition, small (but in a girly purple cover)
    with charger and with a new unused Orange PAYG sim (with £1 credit on it)
    or a
    new unused O2 PAYG sim (no credit on it)
    (£10 topup lasts for over a year if you are careful)
    £20 inc delivery
     
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    I can never understand the difference between prepay and SIM free phones. Are Prepay normally SIM locked?
     
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    yes locked to the network they start on, sim free you have to get a SIM card as well, and don't go for the "3" prepays, cos the topups only last 1 month then the credit goes away, used or not.
     
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    orange have got the nokia 3510i on pay as you go for 25 quid and it is a nice simple nokia.
     
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    I wonder if SIM locking could be contested. Although, I guess without it, the hanset prices would be a lot higher
     
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    the main difference is mostly networks add their own logos.themes which you cant get rid of, this is mainly done by orange and vodaphone. also they use their own phone box, instead of staying in a original nokia or sony ericssonetc box they will put it in a vodafone vor orange box. it only costs a fiver to unlock most models but it is little things that define them. sim free is a phone from the manufacturer that takes all compatible sims and comes with original fwatures and packaging.
     

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