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buy HTC hero sim free or go contract?

blobq

Novice Member
Hi

i was wondering if its best to go sim free or go contract? looking at contract with mobilephonesdirect.co.uk 18month 300 mins unltd txt & unltd internet for £29 a month phone cost is £87.99

i was thinking of changing the tarrif after 9 months to £25, the mins etc are still the same.

The sim free phone is around £360 so i would look at getting a sim only from voda for say £15 a month + web bolt on.

would the contract be the best option?
 

Rocketronnie

Standard Member
Do some math's :p...

But helping aside 18 month contract plus the £87.99 for the phone = £609.99

Phone for £360 plus 18 month's at 15 pound a month = £630

The only advantage i see is you are not going to be tied in to a 18 month contract and could sell your phone after 12 month's and upgrade.

It's all prefrence on what is going to be the best deal for you :)..
 

broona

Moderator

blobq

Novice Member
i think im going for 18month contract @ £30 p/m then change to £25 p/m after 9 months.

30x9 = £270
25x9 = £225

total for 18 months £ 495, handset price is £90 total of £585.

this is for 300 mins, unltd txt & mobile internet on voda (white handset).

Im getting this from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk

other option was Paying £25 p/m for 18month = £450 & they wanted £177 for the handset that totals £627 saving £42, does not seem alot but i dont have to fork out £177 for the phone
 

2010

Active Member
I've been debating the same options myself but I've finally ordered a sim free Hero today.

Hero £360 ish
O2 simplicity 800 mins/web bolt on £20 per month (with £100 cashback)

Hopefully O2's web is up to the job otherwise I'll be looking for another option :suicide:
 

dmc8

Standard Member
i just got the htc hero on orange
400mins
unlimited txts
1gb of internet (data normally 500mb but i got it doubled just to be safe)
free phone
=£25pm/18month

t-moblie have a good online deal at the moment on the g2 700mins unlimited txts 3gb of internet for £32/18month
 

blobq

Novice Member
I've been debating the same options myself but I've finally ordered a sim free Hero today.

Hero £360 ish
O2 simplicity 800 mins/web bolt on £20 per month (with £100 cashback)

Hopefully O2's web is up to the job otherwise I'll be looking for another option :suicide:

Hi
where did you get the £100 cash back offer?
 

TheDizzle

Standard Member
i just got the htc hero on orange
400mins
unlimited txts
1gb of internet (data normally 500mb but i got it doubled just to be safe)
free phone
=£25pm/18month

t-moblie have a good online deal at the moment on the g2 700mins unlimited txts 3gb of internet for £32/18month

Where did you find the orange deal? Sounds like a great deal.:smashin:
 

blobq

Novice Member
has anyone got the white hero? which is better brown or white, i think the white looks nicer but the handset is more expensive than the brown

any thoughts?
 

2010

Active Member
I received my white Hero today, had a brief look & like it so far.

I found the brown/black Hero to be dearer the the white (sim free).
 

dmc8

Standard Member
Where did you find the orange deal? Sounds like a great deal.:smashin:

call orange up and ask if they can beat the t-mobile deal combie 30 £27pm + the internet @£5 takes it to £32 inc online 10% discount 800mins unlimited txts and 3gb internet,

guy said he would see, and come up with the deal with 500mb, but i said i had been on the forums and that it may not be enough so got it upgraded to 1gb

goodluck
 

toriaoxford

Standard Member
I have this phone SIM free on an O2 SIMplicity rolling 30 day contract :(. I am going to give it up as a) the handset is now going so slowly (and that's despite using 'Advanced Task Killer) it's a complete pain in the proverbial and b) the network coverage on O2 in my area (Oxfordshire) is complete tosh! I am seriously considering moving over to Three with my soon to be unlocked iPhone 3GS - roll on 30 days is all I can say! :clap:

In terms of cost, I think I paid about £360 odd quid for my HTC and pay £20/month (plus VAT of course) on the rolling contract. If I don't go down the Three/iPhone 3GS route, I may opt for the Three/Blackberry Bold 9700 route! Any comments gratefully received. Thanks for reading chaps (and chapesses!). :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Best,


Toria
 

def

Novice Member
has anyone got the white hero? which is better brown or white, i think the white looks nicer but the handset is more expensive than the brown

any thoughts?

I prefer my white hero. It has the nice teflon backing to it, and you can get a smart white pouch for it from the HTC shop.
 

JayCee

Distinguished Member
I prefer my white hero. It has the nice teflon backing to it, and you can get a smart white pouch for it from the HTC shop.

Yes, but that nice white front picks up very hard to shift stains from leather carrying cases.
 

everett_psycho

Distinguished Member
got my white hero for £350 of amazon back in october and i was on three, it was pants and drove me mad, i'm now on the £20 o2 sim only deal which is far better and i can actually use the internet on my phone at home now.

the best thing i found to do when weighing it up was to work out the total for the contract and then get the equivalnt monthly cost, i think the way i worked it i pay less over 2 years than through a network and can always either ditch the network when i want or buy a new phone as i see fit, if i was to be made redundant or something i'll be ok because i'll jump to PAYG
 

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