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    Chloe98
    Mobiles.co.uk, can they be trusted?
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    • 17th Apr 15, 6:07 PM
    Mobiles.co.uk, can they be trusted? 17th Apr 15 at 6:07 PM
    I'm considering taking a contract out with Mobiles.co.uk for a Samsung Galaxy S6 because they're giving me a really good offer. (194.99 upfront & 23.50 a month for 500 mins, 500mb and unlimited texts.

    The negative reviews I've seen of the site all seem to refer to the cashback deals. Do you have to take a cashback deal or can you choose not to?

    Would you recommend mobiles.co.uk or advise against it? If so, what other safe sites can you recommend?
    Last edited by Chloe98; 17-04-2015 at 6:08 PM. Reason: Spelling error.
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    • Marcio45
    • By Marcio45 13th Feb 17, 9:51 PM
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    Marcio45
    Eshul and dirty magic,
    It is not always the case that buying the phone upfront is cheaper.
    When the galaxy s7 edge came out i managed to get a deal for 34 a month. In 24 months that would make just over 800.
    The phone cost at the time was over 600 and considering you still need to get a sim only for at least 10 a month (with 2gb internet), i do think i got a good deal.
    Just need to do the maths.
    • Marcio45
    • By Marcio45 13th Feb 17, 9:57 PM
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    Marcio45
    I normally do cashback with the caskback websites like quidco and topcashback.
    For a sim only of around 20 (15/20gb internet) current cashback is around 50/60 pounds. Vodafone and o2 have current deals.
    Consider as well bt mobile, you can also get cashback and also a amazon/itunes gift card.
    I know not as good, but much less hassle
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 14th Feb 17, 8:07 AM
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    mobilejunkie
    Craig... just make sure you read the reviews for them before you venture. They are well known to mess about with the cashbacks... you have to send a form in particular dates with a copy of a bill, which they often refuse as not being suitable. Also often the cheques they send never arrive.
    Originally posted by Marcio45
    Not with me they don't - though in past years they have tried it on a few times. Nowadays cashback claims are much easier anyway - though deals are nowhere near as good. I'd rather it was the other way round, since I am down to three contracts from a peak of about 10 at times.

    Follow the groundrules and you will get paid - unless the dealer goes bust (as Phones4u among others did):-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=558661&highlight=cashback

    I also repeat; CPW cashback deals have been very inferior to Mobile Phones Direct for the last couple of years. In fact, as a result I now only use the latter - who accept and pay claims like lightening but are (in my view) a slightly higher risk.
    • craigr98
    • By craigr98 14th Feb 17, 8:34 AM
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    craigr98
    Not with me they don't - though in past years they have tried it on a few times. Nowadays cashback claims are much easier anyway - though deals are nowhere near as good. I'd rather it was the other way round, since I am down to three contracts from a peak of about 10 at times.

    Follow the groundrules and you will get paid - unless the dealer goes bust (as Phones4u among others did):-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=558661&highlight=cashback

    I also repeat; CPW cashback deals have been very inferior to Mobile Phones Direct for the last couple of years. In fact, as a result I now only use the latter - who accept and pay claims like lightening but are (in my view) a slightly higher risk.
    Originally posted by mobilejunkie
    They don't seem to have such competitive deals. Notice that the 20GB Vodafone deal is both on e2save and mobiles.co.uk both CPW aren't they? Which one is better to deal with? Don't really understand why they haven't merged both companies.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 14th Feb 17, 11:10 AM
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    mobilejunkie
    Effectively, They have. No difference.
    • GT60
    • By GT60 31st Mar 17, 1:53 PM
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    GT60
    mobiles.co.uk
    Hi just done a bill monitor and they came back with a good deal for a new phone and contract with EE who I am with anyway
    The company I would be buying of is mobiles.co.uk and all the reviews I can find are not good ones
    does anyone on here have any thoughts on them?
    Thank you
    Spending my time reading how to fix PC's,instead of looking at Facebook.
    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 31st Mar 17, 5:24 PM
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    mobilejunkie
    Er.... isn't it all on this thread?
    • GT60
    • By GT60 31st Mar 17, 5:54 PM
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    GT60
    I wasn't aware of this thread
    my post has been put here by someone but now I can read this thread
    Spending my time reading how to fix PC's,instead of looking at Facebook.
    • andrewthomas2008
    • By andrewthomas2008 17th May 17, 6:20 PM
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    andrewthomas2008
    So if I take out a phone through mobiles.co.uk, when the contract is up will I have to upgrade through mobile.co.uk or direct with the network I.e. O2
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