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HTC One X BEST Pre Order - lordra
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Old 04-04-2012, 1:07 AM
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Default HTC One X BEST Pre Order - lordra

Okay, I went into a frenzy yesterday and was looking for the best Pre-Order deal for the HTC One X. I did not know about o m nia.com or mobilephonechecker.co.uk which would have saved me a lot of time, but there were still so many deals to sort through!

I trawled through a dozen sites, then went to the HTC site to pre-order and clicked through all their links as well.

The result of 4 hours of searching and calculations resulted in the following table. There are a few points to note though.

1. The objective was to find the cheapest, yet BEST VFM deal online. I think I may have hit two birds with one stone here.
2. This deal gives you a free HD Media Link (worth 80) that you can connect to your DLNA tv and watch your phone screen on, the same thing that you can do with Apple mobile products.
3. I’ve found that quidco gives 70 cashback for this particular deal as well, that’s the cherry on top.
4. Free delivery.
5. 3 months of insurance for just 9 then you can cancel (optional)
6. Delivery date is 7th of April 2012.
7. This is for a medium-light user of a mobile phone.


The deal is:
Vodafone Your Plan MI 36 - 12 Months 36.00

You get 300mins, 3,000 texts and 500mb data. 149 for the phone. That’s fine for me.


According to my calculations:

1. A new phone costs 490 from Amazon. There is a 10 variance online though, give or take. This way your total cost over 12 months is just 582 including the upfront cost of 149.

2. This deal gives you 70 cashback.

3. You get the Media Link in 28 days after your phone worth 80.

4. Subtracting 2 & 3 from 1, we get: 582-70-80=432 for the phone AND the contract for ONE YEAR! If you only consider cash in hand, then 512 for the whole deal! BRILLIANT!

5. It’s not available on the Vodafone site. I’ve checked.

6. Don’t forget to pass on this information to anyone you know who may need it.

7. You’re welcome!


Table follows

HTC One X price plans.

THREE

Essential Internet 500 500 minutes
5,000 texts
250MB data
24 month contract 32 a month =768

Essential Internet 100
100 minutes
5,000 texts
250MB data
24 month contract 27a month. =648 + 99 = 747

Ultimate Internet 300 300 minutes
5,000 texts
All-you-can-eat data 24 month contract
33a month. =792 + 69 = 861

Ultimate Internet 100 100 minutes
5,000 texts
All-you-can-eat data 24 month contract
30a month. = 720 + 99 =819

Essential Internet 300 300 minutes
5,000 texts
250MB data
24 month contract 30a month. = 720 + 69 =789

Ultimate Internet 500 500 minutes
5,000 texts
All-you-can-eat data 24 month contract
35a month. = 840


Ultimate Internet 1000 1,000 minutes
5,000 texts
All-you-can-eat data 24 month contract
36a month. = 864


The One Plan 2,000 minutes
5,000 texts
All-you-can-eat data 24 month contract
38a month. = 912


Vodadone:
Vodafone 20.50 - Save 10.50
300 minutes
3,000 texts
250MB data
24 month contract
20.50 a month = 492 + 180 = 672

Vodafone 26 - 24 Months
100 minutes
500 texts
250MB data
24 month contract
26a month. =624 + 120 = 744

Vodafone 26 - 18 Months Save 5
100 minutes
500 texts
250MB data
18 month contract
26a month. =468 + 120 = 588

Vodafone 31 - 18 Months
100 minutes
500 texts
250MB data
18 month contract
31a month. = 558 + 90 =648

Vodafone 31 - 24 Months Save 10
900 minutes
3,000 texts
500MB data
24 month contract
31a month. = 744 + 90 =834

Vodafone 31 - 24 Months
300 minutes
3,000 texts
500MB data
24 month contract
31a month. = 744 + 90 =834

Vodafone 36 - 24 Months
600 minutes
3,000 texts
500MB data
24 month contract
36a month. = 864

Vodafone 36 - 12 Months
300 minutes
3,000 texts
500MB data
12 month contract
36a month. 432 + 150 = 582


Vodafone 46 - 24 Months
1200 Minutes 3,000 texts 750MB data + European + 100 CB 24 month contract 46a month =1,104



O2

O2 250MB Data 200 Bonus - 24 Months
200 minutes
Unlimited
250MB data
24 month contract
21.50/month = 516 + 160 = 676

O2 300 - 24 Months
300 minutes
Unlimited None 24 month contract
26/month =624 + 120 = 744

O2 600 - 24 Months
600 minutes
Unlimited None
24 month contract
31/ month=744 + 90 = 834

O2 500MB Data 300 - 24 Months
300 minutes
Unlimited 500MB data
24 month contract
32/ month= 768 + 90 =858

O2 1GB Data Unlimited On & On - 24 Months
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited 1GB data
24 month contract
36/ month= 864

O2 900 - 24 Months
900 minutes
Unlimited
None
24 month contract
36/ month= 864

O2 1GB Data 300 - 24 Months
300 minutes
Unlimited
1GB data
24 month contract
36/ month= 864

O2 750MB Data 300 - 18 Months
300 minutes
3,000 texts
750MB data
18 month contract
37/ month=666 +90 = 756

O2 900 - 18 Months
900 Minutes
Unlimited
None
18 month contract
41/ month=738+ 60=798

O2 1GB Data 300 - 18 Months
300 Minutes 3,000 texts 1GB data 18 month contract 41/ month= 738+ 60=798

NB: if it says 'None' it means NO DATA!

Link to the site: http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_...#offer_details

Don't forget quidco.

Last edited by lordra; 04-04-2012 at 1:10 AM. Reason: Included the upfront cost
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:10 AM
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hope that u have already taken the best deal.
free HD Media Link promotion has been withdrawn from phones4u, but they are giving out 2 years 500Mb free WiFi instead.
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Old 07-04-2012, 1:26 AM
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Who needs that silly WiFi. I'd take the media Link any day! But then again, I need a DLNA tv in order to access its functionality. And mine doesn't have that! Lol. What deal did you get?
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Default No dre beats headphones!!

Just GoT the phone. No dre beats ear phones, just normal white Htc ear buds. YouTube shows that Europe has the normal white ones and that's VERY irritating!
I expected mine to have dre beats ear buds.
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Just GoT the phone. No dre beats ear phones, just normal white Htc ear buds. YouTube shows that Europe has the normal white ones and that's VERY irritating!
I expected mine to have dre beats ear buds.
Thanks for letting us know- I'd assumed as the handset offered the beats technology they'd come with the designated earphones, it is strange that they don't. I know someone who was interested in this handset for that reason (not because they wanted the earphones but because they had thought about selling them).
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Apparently HTC is stopping beats ear phones from now onwards in normal retail packing. They say that consumers buy thier products not for the ear-phones but for the phone themselves and the ear-phones don't influence the sale. Well... I don't know about that!
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I found the best option for me, was to buy the handset outright, then get a SIM only deal from 3.

Worked out at 21 per month and I'm only tied in for 12 months instead of 24. 600 mins, 1gb internet, unlimited texts. Way more that I would ever need so am very happy, as cheapest I could get on contract was 26 per month and 24 month tie in.

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