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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 15th Sep 18, 11:27 AM
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    Tech temptation i phone xs.
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    • 15th Sep 18, 11:27 AM
    Tech temptation i phone xs. 15th Sep 18 at 11:27 AM
    Continueing from title.
    With 3rd party mobile re cycle sites offering upto £360 for my i phone 8.
    I find myself approx £95 debit if I were to pay off this device which I think isn't bad at all considering I'm only a few months since purchase.
    Which brings me onto why, simple i phone xS temptation.
    Found sky mobile 0 upfront cost -£37 per month/£12 or £15 monthly data plan -I think 3 gig runs a bit close sometimes for data so 8gig@£15 per month would more than sufffice.
    Point being I'm currently paying :-

    I phone 8 £24 per month device cost
    21.67 4 gig data
    11.66 insurance

    E.g. data bill Aug to Sept
    £52.37
    Device+Data+Insurance
    £76.37
    Edited minus 9.54 i pad pro data
    Correct i phone 8 total is 66.63

    I honestly think switching provider to take advantage of total £52 per month xS cost -is a considerable saving + a new tech mobile.

    Any thought mser's
    Last edited by Dandytf; 15-09-2018 at 1:01 PM.
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    • simonbk
    • By simonbk 15th Sep 18, 2:51 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 2:51 PM
    Better still, pay off what you owe on the iPhone 8 and switch to a SIM-only deal. You can get unlimited minutes and texts with 6Gb of data for £10 a month these days...

    Put aside the money you save and you'll have enough to buy a secondhand XS next year...
    • keith1950
    • By keith1950 15th Sep 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 3:04 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 3:04 PM
    Did you notice that the £37/month option is on a 30 month credit plan......not your usual 24 months ?
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 15th Sep 18, 3:50 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 3:50 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 3:50 PM
    Thanks mser's both valid points
    I did run i phone 6 after 24mths contract for 1 year approx 10gig sim only-before moving to SE.
    I did read 30mth contract via Sky mobile-and calculated total xs cost including data-+1.56k approx.
    I haven't yet ordered as 21st Sept is earliest order date -I would need to time re cycling iphone 8 or re cycle immediately and use basic Sony handset which I have with Sky.
    Cost difference in re cycling with current provider is £115 debit rather than 3rd party £95 debit.
    With the latest i phone release I feel i phone 8 may de-value rapidly though I,m no expert at all
    Last edited by Dandytf; 15-09-2018 at 3:58 PM.
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    • simonbk
    • By simonbk 15th Sep 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 4:48 PM
    With at least one new iPhone model being released EVERY year your shiny new iPhone will be out of date in about 10 months or less! I gave in to temptation and bought an iPhone 7 a couple of years ago (the limited edition Jet Black) but have no intention to upgrade again as none of the new features appeal to me.

    My iPhone does everything I want it to do - and more... I won't be upgrading to the X series until they are £200 or less (second-hand obviously), which I'm guessing may be around 2020-21 (maybe sooner!)

    Personally, I find simply installing the newest iOS makes me feel like I have a brand new phone each year so as long as the 7 remains upgradable, I'm happy!
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 15th Sep 18, 5:08 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 5:08 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 5:08 PM
    thanks simonbik

    I only upgraded 8 to ios12 last night.
    oled screen could be xs upgrade feature, 8 is nice phone and excellent condition.
    haven't yet decided, though slightly tempted
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 15th Sep 18, 5:55 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 5:55 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 5:55 PM
    As others said, forget the "I can upgrade".

    Go SIM only, stop buying phones on credit, do something useful with the huge amount of money saved each month.
    • grumbler
    • By grumbler 15th Sep 18, 8:51 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 8:51 PM
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    • 15th Sep 18, 8:51 PM
    With 3rd party mobile re cycle sites offering upto £360 for my i phone 8.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    Usually what they actually pay is much less than what they "offer" - yet another point to be aware of
    Last edited by grumbler; 04-10-2018 at 10:21 PM.
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    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 16th Sep 18, 12:17 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 12:17 AM
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    • 16th Sep 18, 12:17 AM
    iOS 12 has brought a new lease of life to my SE and 8.

    As Grumbler points out some recycling companies quote good prices then knock you down on value when they test it but I’ve personally found Mazuma Mobile and Envirofone to be the best (so far).

    Envirofone sometimes email you saying they’ve not received the handset yet and allow you to extend it for a further seven days before quoting you the ‘up to’ value on their website.

    Personally? I would hang onto your 8 for a wee while longer yet, save some cash, go SIMO then buy a “new” iPhone second-hand further on down the line.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 16th Sep 18, 7:34 AM
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    iOS 12 has brought a new lease of life to my SE and 8.

    As Grumbler points out some recycling companies quote good prices then knock you down on value when they test it but I’ve personally found Mazuma Mobile and Envirofone to be the best (so far).

    Envirofone sometimes email you saying they’ve not received the handset yet and allow you to extend it for a further seven days before quoting you the ‘up to’ value on their website.

    Personally? I would hang onto your 8 for a wee while longer yet, save some cash, go SIMO then buy a “new” iPhone second-hand further on down the line.
    Originally posted by 20aday
    As I'm only 6 mths into 24 mths contract -sim only isn;t an option as yet.
    Only thing that stopped me ordering xs last night is that it isn;t going to be available from 21st Sept at the earliest -possibly later
    I did use music magpie as posted when I re cycled i phone se -and completed successful transaction -I could go this route again0if I were to choos for example RPC re cycle then it keeps my deification cost down to £95 approx whereas music magpie would be £115 deficit.
    I'll be dropping my mobile number to change provider which is a nuisance though not a great concern.
    Thanks meser's valid financial savings suggestions.
    This is a tech decision with some monthly savings though greater overall costs occurred.
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    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 16th Sep 18, 8:27 AM
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    Usually what they actually pay is much less than they "offer" - yet another point to be aware of
    Originally posted by grumbler
    Yup. That's the reason why I like O2 Recycle. I've found that they do actually pay what they offer provided the phone is in reasonable condition for its age. But some other recyclers do offer more just to get the attention of the seller and then actually pay much less. Then we have the hassle of refusing and then waiting for the phone to be returned and then selling it again. But ebay is always an option.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 16th Sep 18, 12:06 PM
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    Yup. That's the reason why I like O2 Recycle. I've found that they do actually pay what they offer provided the phone is in reasonable condition for its age. But some other recyclers do offer more just to get the attention of the seller and then actually pay much less. Then we have the hassle of refusing and then waiting for the phone to be returned and then selling it again. But ebay is always an option.
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    O2 recycle are excellent though their valuations have dropped considerably past few mths possibly years.
    Music Magpie are a bit slower though I got full valuation for my SE last year -which reminds me maybe I'll use them again and get a little less than rpc -their reviews are also hit and miss -though I don't like the use of scam/avoid at all costs type reviews.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 16th Sep 18, 12:13 PM
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    Recycle considerations -note o2 has dropped again over weekend.

    I phone 8
    o2 290
    RPC -362
    Music Magpie -341
    Last edited by Dandytf; 17-09-2018 at 9:19 AM.
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 17th Sep 18, 7:20 PM
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    Xs ordered couldn't resist.
    3-4 weeks deliver.
    Plent of time to re cycle i phone8
    Approx 48-49 pound monthly with 8 gig data-new contract though small re payment saving slightly beating i phone 8 though total cost across 30nths far exceeeds i phone 8.

    Thanks mser's this is tech decision-the savings were kindly mentioned, hopefully xs will last a few yrs and I'll return to sim only eventually.
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    • Goldcrypto
    • By Goldcrypto 17th Sep 18, 9:28 PM
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    Phones on credit are always usually a consumer trap. Tempting people for a shiny new phone instead of just paying upfront for the phone (waiting until that models has dropped in price before buying or choosing a cheaper alternative phone that does all the same functions) and going SIM only with no contract - always cheaper in nearly every case, no credit slave or issues with credit ratings if billing goes wrong and in dispute and free to hop around on different SIM deals whenever you like.

    Long credit packages of 24 months to 36 months are telecom/phone manufacturers dreams. They have locked into your money for a few years!
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 17th Sep 18, 9:55 PM
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    Phones on credit are always usually a consumer trap. Tempting people for a shiny new phone instead of just paying upfront for the phone (waiting until that models has dropped in price before buying or choosing a cheaper alternative phone that does all the same functions) and going SIM only with no contract - always cheaper in nearly every case, no credit slave or issues with credit ratings if billing goes wrong and in dispute and free to hop around on different SIM deals whenever you like.

    Long credit packages of 24 months to 36 months are telecom/phone manufacturers dreams. They have locked into your money for a few years!
    Originally posted by Goldcrypto
    I daren't disagree valid points, thanks
    I enjoy my tech.
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    • GTR King
    • By GTR King 18th Sep 18, 6:22 PM
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    I like the look of the Iphone XS/X But contract prices are way to expensive...

    Still use my Iphone 7 32gb
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 18th Sep 18, 7:23 PM
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    I like the look of the Iphone XS/X But contract prices are way to expensive...

    Still use my Iphone 7 32gb
    Originally posted by GTR King
    Very expensive though my 8 is also expensive as I agreed to insurance which added extra cost monthly total payments.
    In terms of monthly payments xS is 10-15 quid less
    The 30 mths total cost of xS is extortionate.
    I. Need to stop these early re cycles.
    IPad Air to pro 10.5
    Iphone se to 8
    8 to xS
    That's 3 early recycles
    At least iPad Pro finishes mid 2019-I'll complete that contract and save almost 30 quid monthly next year and i'ts a great home browsing device.
    There's lots of 6/7/8/x owners not upgrading yet.
    I haven't been de,lighted with 8 hopefully xS has better call volume-not sure if it was cause I activated wifi calling a few months earlier-lots of people are mentioning they can't hear me clearly which is disappointing.
    Last edited by Dandytf; 18-09-2018 at 7:44 PM.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 18th Sep 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 18th Sep 18, 11:38 PM
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    News article

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    Originally posted by DoaM
    Brilliant!!
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