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The best student mobile phone deals?
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barginboyrob
Old 31-08-2005, 4:52 PM
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Question The best student mobile phone deals?

Hi, i was just wondering what the best student (or any) mobile phones deals are.
I know that orange offer 1000 free texts a month and 120mins for 25, but i am only looking to spend max 20 (as i can use my PC to call home anyway )

I will need alot of texts and calls during peak times to other mobile networks?

Thanks for you help!

oh, and i also want a good phone, like the k750i
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Old 31-08-2005, 5:17 PM
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O2 online 50 gives you 500 free texts and 50 anytime/anyone minutes for 19/month.

Check out www.o2.co.uk

And for anyone who is worried about having an online contract, I have had one for 4 years with no problems whatsoever!
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Old 31-08-2005, 9:54 PM
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I'm starting Uni in september and wanted a cheap tariff and the best i have found is on o2.
Its the o2 Online Tariff which gives you 100 anyone/anytime minutes and 100 free texts a month when you top up 10. Once you've finished your allowance of texts you can use the 10 which will give you 100 further texts so overall:

10 per month for 200 texts and 100 anytime minutes.
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Old 31-08-2005, 10:32 PM
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Thats good, but i also want a new phone,

i found this which is fairly good (18month contract though) http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/index.cfm...ariationID=133

are there any similar which are not 18 month? As in the second year(Jan 2007) of Uni i'm leaving in the second semester to malaysia campus , so i don't want to be paying while i am in a different country!

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Old 31-08-2005, 10:45 PM
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I got a T-Mobile contract. Its 18mnths, you get 300 anytime any minute calls and 100 free texts. Its 16.50 a month for the first 8, then 30 for the next 3, then the lifetime of the contract (month 11 until you cancell or upgrade) is back to the 16.50. You can also get a decent phone with this for free, i got the V3 black RAZR, gr8 phone.
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:45 AM
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uhhhh... vodafone offered 12 month contracts as well as 18 month on that link.

I dont think the k750i has a 2MP camera BTW :confused:
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:48 AM
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Well you get a new phone with an o2 online if you commit to a contract
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:54 AM
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The idea of saving money but also wanting a new phone doesn't really go together. Certainly the O2 Payg deal is the best out there at the moment - Uni is expensive enough without suddenly getting hit by a 50 quider, coz you forgot how much you were using it!
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Old 01-09-2005, 2:51 PM
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something like this: http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/com...n=SPECIALOFFER

one of the best offers, free nokia 6680, 3.99 rental for 6 months, after that 30 pm but you can downgrade to a lower tariff if wanted after 8 months, inclusive 500 free minutes anyone anytime a month and 100 texts
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Old 01-09-2005, 5:32 PM
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I'd avoid all "cashback" schemes from the likes of e2save and carphone warehouse like the plague. I'm still fighting for 180 refund from e2save and have had to send off several very firm letters.

Stick to a contract where you pay for what you get if you pay 25 a month you will get a package that reflects that. If you want to pay 3.99 (or less) a month you will still pay 25ish per month and get refunds after 6 and 12 months. The hassle involved in getting this back is not worth it. I'm regretting the day that e2save ever recieved a phone call from me signing up for a new contract.
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Old 01-09-2005, 5:54 PM
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Switched to Vodafone 18 month deal. best so far and have not had to pay over the monthly line rental. It's called stop the clock, you pay only the first three minutes of your off peak calls, doesn't matter how long you talk for. It's valid for cross network calls as well. It doesn't work for a 12-month contract though, which is a shame.
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Old 11-09-2005, 8:35 PM
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Best student deal I found was with Orange they do it for both pay month and pay as you go. I'm on the pay monthly one standard features on this are 1000 free texts and then once you use your minutes you get 50% off calls to landlines! I've found it's quite good.
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Old 11-09-2005, 8:37 PM
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yeh, i was ringing around to day, i didn't get offered anything apart standard sudent tariffs, i only wanna spend 20 or less as i can call home using the pc.
Three do 100min and 1000tx but orange wouldn't match it.....grrrrrrrr
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Old 11-09-2005, 8:51 PM
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on orange i pay 19 and get 60 anyone anytime mins and 1000 txts. Depends how much u call and if u can call land lines after ur minutes are used up
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Old 11-09-2005, 9:16 PM
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yeh, thats true but i told them i wanted a k750i or w800i as then i don't have to buy a seperate digital camera as 2 megapixel is good enough.

Might go to the 60 + 1000tx deal and see what phones they do offer ( considering my dad is also on orange)

One time i rang orange though today (afternoon), they told me that student tariffs start from 25, but they told my dad they start from 19 (this morning).

Whats going on!
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Old 11-09-2005, 9:29 PM
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there is a 25 where you get the same amount of text but you get 120 minutes and a choice of more phones.
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Old 11-09-2005, 9:38 PM
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yeh i know, but i can't spend more than 20 a month!
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Old 12-09-2005, 4:16 PM
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Vodafone do some tariffs with unlimited text - plus you get stop the clock so if you send a lot of texts and chat off peak it works out really cheap

Good selection of phones too
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ooops - forgot the url

http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/index.cfm...7-08-2005-B002
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Old 12-09-2005, 4:47 PM
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The vodafone is definatley worth a look. 25 a month gets you 125 anytime, anynetwork minutes, stop the clock (only pay for the first three minutes of an off peak call - up to an hour on any network) and unlimited free text and picture messages.....sound like a bargain to me!

Yes it is an 18 month contract, but the longer the contract the longer you get free messages!

www.vodafone.co.uk/students
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