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    lordra
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    HTC One X BEST Pre Order - lordra
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    • 4th Apr 12, 1:07 AM
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    HTC One X BEST Pre Order - lordra 4th Apr 12 at 1:07 AM
    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_contract_details.asp?ItemKey=592515&NetKey=2# 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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  • haruhi
    • #2
    • 5th Apr 12, 12:10 AM
    • #2
    • 5th Apr 12, 12:10 AM
    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.
  • lordra
    • #3
    • 7th Apr 12, 1:26 AM
    • #3
    • 7th Apr 12, 1:26 AM
    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?
  • lordra
    • #4
    • 7th Apr 12, 8:56 AM
    No dre beats headphones!!
    • #4
    • 7th Apr 12, 8:56 AM
    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.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 8th Apr 12, 12:33 AM
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    jenniewb
    • #5
    • 8th Apr 12, 12:33 AM
    • #5
    • 8th Apr 12, 12:33 AM
    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.
    Originally posted by lordra
    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).
  • lordra
    • #6
    • 15th Apr 12, 2:31 PM
    • #6
    • 15th Apr 12, 2:31 PM
    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!
    • boots_babe
    • By boots_babe 5th May 12, 6:30 PM
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    boots_babe
    • #7
    • 5th May 12, 6:30 PM
    • #7
    • 5th May 12, 6:30 PM
    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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