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    Former MSE Becca
    Test our new iPhone comparison tool
    • #1
    • 14th Aug 12, 4:48 PM
    Test our new iPhone comparison tool 14th Aug 12 at 4:48 PM
    Help us test our new iPhone comparison tool.

    The new iPhone 5S and 5C are now available, and we’ve updated our tool to include the two new phones.

    It would be great if you could spare 5 minutes to help us test it, and report back on what you find.

    What we’d like feedback on

    Anything and everything about the tool's functionality. What works for you? What doesn't? Have you spotted any glitches or bugs? Are there any other features you think should be included?

    We've also got a "What can I afford?" tool, which lets you find an iPhone for your budget. Would be great to hear what you think of this.

    What’s not finished?

    We're still working on a number of things, including:
    • There's a slight problem with Carphone Warehouse data, where we're showing some tariffs as 0MB, when they should actually have data included with the tariff
    • We haven't got data from Tesco Mobile yet, so there are no results for the 5S or 5C from Tesco - we hope to add these soon, as Tesco are usually one of our top picks.

    Click reply to post your feedback. For any bugs etc, please include the browser you're using the tool in, and the version of that browser (if you know it).

    Thanks in advance,
    MSE Becca


    www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/cheap-iphone
    Last edited by Former MSE Becca; 23-09-2013 at 2:41 PM. Reason: Ne version of tool - MSE Becca
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    • serverdog
    • By serverdog 14th Aug 12, 5:24 PM
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    serverdog
    • #2
    • 14th Aug 12, 5:24 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Aug 12, 5:24 PM
    When I do a search, the first entry in the All-in cost is £779. But when I then sort that column, the lowest it shows is £837 and I can't see the £779 price.
  • Former MSE Becca
    • #3
    • 14th Aug 12, 5:26 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Aug 12, 5:26 PM
    When I do a search, the first entry in the All-in cost is £779. But when I then sort that column, the lowest it shows is £837 and I can't see the £779 price.
    Originally posted by serverdog
    Thanks Serverdog - can you tell us the specifics of your search?

    Which tab, and which phone etc?

    Thanks,
    MSE Becca
    • nsabournemouth
    • By nsabournemouth 14th Aug 12, 8:33 PM
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    nsabournemouth
    • #4
    • 14th Aug 12, 8:33 PM
    • #4
    • 14th Aug 12, 8:33 PM
    You are aware that not everyone owns or wants an iPhone?
    • serverdog
    • By serverdog 14th Aug 12, 8:39 PM
    • 31 Posts
    • 21 Thanks
    serverdog
    • #5
    • 14th Aug 12, 8:39 PM
    • #5
    • 14th Aug 12, 8:39 PM
    Thanks Serverdog - can you tell us the specifics of your search?

    Which tab, and which phone etc?

    Thanks,
    MSE Becca
    Originally posted by MSE Becca
    Sorry, should have put that in. Compare tariffs tab:

    Your search choices

    Model:iPhone 4S 32GB
    Network:O2, Orange, Three, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tesco
    Contract:18, 24 months
    Minutes:250
    Texts:250
    Data usage:250
    Also, in Chrome for OSX, the radio buttons were not aligned with the images above in the filter section for the model.
  • Former MSE Becca
    • #6
    • 14th Aug 12, 9:09 PM
    • #6
    • 14th Aug 12, 9:09 PM
    Sorry, should have put that in. Compare tariffs tab:

    Your search choices

    Model:iPhone 4S 32GB
    Network:O2, Orange, Three, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Tesco
    Contract:18, 24 months
    Minutes:250
    Texts:250
    Data usage:250
    Also, in Chrome for OSX, the radio buttons were not aligned with the images above in the filter section for the model.
    Originally posted by serverdog

    Thanks serverdog, I've managed to replicate the error in Firefox so will check it out with the tech team

    MSE Becca
  • buscape
    • #7
    • 14th Aug 12, 10:08 PM
    • #7
    • 14th Aug 12, 10:08 PM
    Will there be a compare tool for Android and Windows Phone?
    • baby frogmella
    • By baby frogmella 14th Aug 12, 11:13 PM
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    baby frogmella
    • #8
    • 14th Aug 12, 11:13 PM
    • #8
    • 14th Aug 12, 11:13 PM
    Will there be a compare tool for Android and Windows Phone?
    Originally posted by buscape
    Feeling a bit left out are we?
  • buscape
    • #9
    • 15th Aug 12, 1:15 PM
    • #9
    • 15th Aug 12, 1:15 PM
    Not at all. There are plenty of people who don't want an iPhone, shouldn't there be a comparison tool for them as well?
    • baby frogmella
    • By baby frogmella 15th Aug 12, 6:08 PM
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    baby frogmella
    Not at all. There are plenty of people who don't want an iPhone, shouldn't there be a comparison tool for them as well?
    Originally posted by buscape
    Then please pm MSE Becca to request a price comparison tool for the handset of your choice. No need to hijack this thread.
    • MSE Archna
    • By MSE Archna 17th Aug 12, 2:46 PM
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    MSE Archna
    We are actually planning a similar Samsung Galaxy 3 tool due to its popularity.
    Report inappropriate posts: forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com




    • baby frogmella
    • By baby frogmella 17th Aug 12, 7:09 PM
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    baby frogmella
    We are actually planning a similar Samsung Galaxy 3 tool due to its popularity.
    Originally posted by MSE Archna
    there you go buscape, your wish has been granted
  • thegoodman
    Will there be a compare tool for Android and Windows Phone?
    Originally posted by buscape
    The tool is model based for iPhone 5.
    The android and windows phone are os used by many phones so Android tool is not possible.
    In case if you are not aware the phone and mobile os are not the same
  • Former MSE Becca
    Further testing
    Hi everyone,

    We've been busy making some more improvements to the tool, so if any of you have any time to give it a bit more testing, we would really appreciate it.

    We have fixed everything already reported, but if you notice any bugs, glitches or issues, or have any suggestions about the look and feel of the tool, please let us know.

    Remember to include which browser you're using and how you found the error/bug.

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/cheap-iphone

    Thanks in advance for your help,
    MSE Becca
    • jonny2510
    • By jonny2510 22nd Aug 12, 4:51 PM
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    jonny2510
    On the Let us guide you / top picks tab (and this weeks MSE email), the cheapest 12 month contract with Tesco has an 'All-in cost' of £635

    However, the 'All-in cost' for a 24 month contract with Vodafone is only £624, and that gives you two years worth of calls/texts/data, not just one!

    I realise that it's less minutes, texts and data, but for those who just want an iPhone it seems the cheapest/most logical.

    As the top picks seem to be chosen by MSE, under the heading 'Let us guide you', it's probably worth mentioning this as an alternative, in the 'Why is this a top pick?' box for the Tesco 12 month contract.

    ...if that makes sense!
  • jazztrio
    12 months vs 24 months
    As the previous poster mentions, your price comparisons between short and long contracts do not take into account the cost of using the phone once out of contract. This could be expected to be a minimum of £10 a month, adding at least £120 to the cost of a 12 month contract when compared to a 24 month contract, making 24 month contracts cheaper in many cases.
    Last edited by jazztrio; 19-09-2012 at 11:21 AM.
  • JamesYoung
    The Tesco mobile deal 12 month deal handset price is wrong
    It says £300 in the "top picks" tab, "cheapest short contract", but says £400 on the Tesco Mobile website.
  • CharmOffensive
    iPhone 5 deals entirely wrong!
    Hi,

    Your iPhone 5 deals have been wrong from the start. MILLIONS of people are being mislead, directed over to Tesco and Tesco are profiting from this misinformation!

    Tesco DO NOT charge £300, they charge £400 for the phone!! (That is atrocious as a contract price for a phone which only retails at £550 or less anyway (handset only!) So Tesco charge:

    £400 £30 a month (12 Month contract). This works out a shocking average of £63 a month and a whopping £760 over the course of the contract!

    EVERY TIME I've checked you've never included the cheapest iPhone deal which is O2! Perhaps they don't pay you for affiliation? But you should be getting the honest cheap deals out to the customers. O2 deal is:

    Handset: £249 Monthly: £26 This works out at a far more reasonable monthly average (handset price and monthly price divided by 24 months) £36!

    Great deal. Why is it nowhere to be seen?
  • Mouse1812
    unlocked iPhone 4 direct from apple store only £319, then do sim only deal. Cheeper than 24 month vodafone contract suggested as best deal on iPhone 4S.

    • jonny2510
    • By jonny2510 30th Oct 12, 1:20 PM
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    jonny2510
    The iPhone 4S Cheapest package (Vodafone via Mobile Phones Direct) listed no longer seems to exist...
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