Wanted Mobile Phone - an appeal.

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  1. Mattyxboxfan

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    Morning all,

    A couple of weeks ago, a work colleague of mine was mugged at a train station at 1am in the morning. We had all been out on a works do. It was raining, she got the wrong train and got off at the wrong station. She got her phone out to try and call a taxi.

    A young kid (15 or so) came up to her on his push bike and at first he seemed sympathetic until he pushed her to the ground and stole her phone. As he rode of on his bike he shouted and taunted her. The cheeky little brat even shouted sexual abuse and hurled insults at her.

    Thankfully, my colleague was unharmed but she has not been out socially since this happened. The police have been notified but all she has to show for the event is a crime reference number :mad:

    Anyway, the phone was a Galaxy S3 and was only 3 months old. It was a contract phone with another 21 months left on the contract. Her phone company are very unsympathetic and have refused to help her out with a new phone or give any lenience on her contract. My colleague is now paying £30+ a month for a phone she no longer has and has been told that a new phone will cost over £300 :eek:

    She has contacted her home insurance company but although the phone is covered at home for accidentally loss or damage (or burglary) it is not covered in any way away from the house.

    So, the question is, does any kind person out there happen to have a half decent handset gathering dust that they could kindly donate. We have found an old nokia handset which is little more than just a phone (no email etc). Has anyone had an upgrade recently and has no use for their old handset.

    We are not looking for anything valuable, just a phone with the usual "smart phone" things like email and app store.

    This is a genuine appeal and I hope it does not contravene any rules on the forum - clearly if it does then I will immediately close the thread. I would hope that my history (and trading history) on the forums would be proof enough that this is a genuine request for help.

    Many thanks
    Matt

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  2. markie76

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    Sorry to hear about your colleague :(

    Try your local freecycle group...
     
  3. Mattyxboxfan

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    shameless bump :p
     
  4. old striker

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    How about forum members all chipping in a couple of quid towards a replacement phone ? Not sure if this is allowed or people would agree but I will chip in if it's okay.
     
  5. Mattyxboxfan

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    Thanks Old Striker - a lovely idea but I don't think it would work.

    The rest of my team have been discussing the idea of a collection but the others want to know what a (half decent) phone would cost first. I have no idea but I know a replacement S3 is £250+ which we wont be able to raise between the three of us.

    Perhaps instead I should change the thread to ask if anyone has a handset they are willing to let go for a "cheaper" amount - and no, I am not expecting an S3!!

    Matt
     
  6. old striker

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    Difficult one really Matt. Loads of views and I'm sure it's true and honest and I would love to help. I have old phones kicking about but nothing that would be up to date enough to cover day to day tasks for this day and age.

    The police must be running out of crime numbers to hand out as that's about as far as things go these days.

    I will keep tabs on the thread for updates, keep me posted matey:)
     
  7. chipbutty55

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    Hi mate, I am currently on the hunt for a new phone. If your friend would be willing to wait until I source another phone, I would be willing to offer my Sony Xperia U. Not a powerhouse like the S3 I know but thought I would offer it!
    It is like new, with box and unused accessories and also has a spare battery and will provide the case I have for it as well.
    I shan't be offended if its not for her though :)
     
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  8. Mattyxboxfan

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    Sure, I am certain there is no rush.

    What phone are you looking to get rid of, and what would you want for it? . I can start trying to organise the team this end.
    Thanks Matt
     
  9. chipbutty55

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    Sorry mate, more info above, my tablet decided to submit the reply while I was still typing!!
    The U is black by the way with a black and spare pink end cap. A screen protector on it from new and a spare one in the box
     
  10. Mattyxboxfan

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    Thanks chip butty!

    I must admit I don't know anything about that phone, but assuming it does email, Internet, photos etc then it would be perfect I'm sure.

    Claire (my colleague) is using an old Nokia that it nothing more than just a phone, it's the only phone we had lying around spare.

    In terms of cash, what would you want for it?
     
  11. chipbutty55

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    I wouldn't ask anything for it mate, sounds like she's had a pretty horrible experience and would like to help boost her faith and confidence in humanity :-D
     
  12. Bullfan

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    What a lovely gesture cp:)
     
  13. Mattyxboxfan

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    Chipbutty you are a star!

    You must at least let me organise to pay you the postage.

    I just watched a youtube video about the phone and I can see it runs android which is perfect for her:D

    Thank you so much. ;)

    Matt
     
  14. chipbutty55

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    No worries at all mate and don't worry about postage, it's on me :thumbsup:
    Just let me find a phone:)
     
  15. Synax_Injector

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    Really decent of you matty and chippy :) there are still decent people around!
     
  16. chipbutty55

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    Do you want to give me the postage details and as long as you are sure the phone will be suitable I can get it sent off when I get my new one :)
     
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    Morning mate, looks like I have managed to secure myself another phone, so as long as your colleague is happy to wait until I receive that (should hopefully be Monday, if not Tuesday next week), I will then post the Xperia U off RMSD so will be received the next day.
    Let me know all ok with this and that she is happy to have this phone. Sorry I don't have anything bigger/better to offer - but then that's the story of my life :rotfl:
     
  18. TsaraBomba

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    Well done chipbutty. Credit to the forums and then some. :smashin:
     
  19. Mattyxboxfan

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    I must insist that you let me organise paying for the postage - lets take to PM.

    :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
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    +1. I do love reading a thread with a happy ending.

    Top man chipbutty :thumbup:
     
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    Came across this thread by chance, but had to stop and say well done for the tremendous gesture. Also to the OP for helping out a stricken colleague.

    A credit to the forum, both of you:)
     
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    Chipbuttys karma levels must be out the roof. Top bloke.
     
  23. Mr-Mixalot

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    I second that

    His ticket to heaven is guaranteed

    :clap:
     
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    Quite! Well done Chipbutty :smashin:
     
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    Nice 1 chipbutty, lovely gesture. :clap:
     
  26. Mattyxboxfan

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    Just a quick update for anyone tracking this thread.

    The donated phone arrived today from Chipbutty - he really is a man of his word.

    A million thanks to his fantastic generosity.

    Matt
     
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    Considering i have to deal with scumbags and chancers that frequent this forum, it's a refreshing change to see the forum spirit alive and kicking.
    Well done to chipbutty, it truly is refreshing to see human compassion at it's very best.
     
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    Top Man CB, carry on doing good karmas and you will be happy always. Well done to Matt for helping out a colleague in need. Human compassion at the highest level there. Both guys should be commended and respected here :)
     
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    faith in humanity restored big kudos here to chipbutty
     
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