11-10-2012, 01:16 PM #203
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Yes! Finally got my hands on one of these elusive beauties after months of waiting!
Like a lot of you here I have also done the rounds of scouring the web, phone calls and visits to shops trying to get hold of one. I posted in another thread regarding P4U and how they are simply confusing the whole 'sim-free' situation with their misleading website and incorrect information being given out by customer support staff. Even shop staff don't have a clue about the products they are selling!
I was phoning round this morning and one local store insisted they had all 4 colours in stock (red, yellow, black and white) and they were all totally unlocked to all networks.
When I arrived at the shop they only had black and white. that was ok as I wanted a black one anyway. When I tried my O2 sim in it didn't work, just came up with the message that it was locked to other networks and to contact customer support. So much for being totally unlocked!
After handling the device I simply couldn't walk out empty handed so I signed up for a 12 month contract with EE.
Its been a long frustrating wait at times but the wait has been worth it, its an awesome device and I'm a very proud new owner! :D
- 11-10-2012, 03:27 PM #205
11-10-2012, 04:04 PM #206
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Does anyone know if the phone gets locked to the first network you choose or can you move between network (within the EE group, of course).
For example; if you insert an Orange sim will the phone still work on a T-mobile sim afterwards or is now locked to just work with Orange?
11-10-2012, 09:32 PM #208
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'Cos the guy I spoke to was insistent that on the £28.50 tariff my only option was to pay £140 and no discounts were possible. So if I actually could have got a better deal, I won't be happy with them.
11-11-2012, 01:49 AM #209
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11-11-2012, 01:53 AM #210
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Just to confirm to everyone - my NOKIA Lumia 820 SIM Free arrived yesterday morning and it is superb, it makes the 800 it's replacing look like cheese mould and it may actually be more like a 900 in many ways.
Either way, I'm bloody happy to now FINALLY own a NOKIA with Windows Phone 8, now the 920 can take all the time it wants with its 'Exclusivity Period'...I'll wait forever if I have to thanks to the epic 820!!
- 11-11-2012, 01:59 AM #211
We talked about the phone for a while, I told him I would need to think t it.
- 11-11-2012, 02:06 AM #212
Sorry.... Phone is playing up.
I explained, that I was looking for more like the price my gf got on her HTC One S earlier in the year. He asked if I would hold for while. When he came back he agreed to put me on a £28.50 plan with 600 mins, 1GB data, unlimited texts plus two swapables.
I told him to sign me up. During that process my Orange contract details would not go on to his system. So we are going to have to finish it Monday.
I also confirmed that I would get the speaker and charging plate.
- 11-11-2012, 03:29 AM #213
Am I right in thinking anyone that gets the phone on contract gets the charging plate and the bluetooth speaker, but if you get sim free you only get the charging plate?
I went to 2 Phones4U shops yesterday about the charging plate. One of them said you can get the charging plate but you apply for it online. The other one said you can't do it online and you have to go in store to get it (from next weds as thats when their delivery is).
They never cease to amaze me these people - which one is it?
11-11-2012, 03:55 AM #215
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There is no 'official' at P4U I think each store makes it up as they see fit, according to how much they want your business.
FWIW, I think the pad is a Nokia redemption offer, I got a sticker with a serial number to redeem with Nokia online, with my sim-free purchase, and the website T's and C's mention buying a phone, not a contract.
I suspect the 'speaker' is definitely a contract deal, only for new carrier deals. Again the website only mentions this deal against carrier tariffs. I certainly didn't get anything with sim-free.
By the way, is it only me that thinks the term sim-free should just mean 'sold off contract', and not 'carrier unlocked'? I kind of think people complaining at mis-advertising are possibly in the wrong. It's also been made clear the phones sold at P4U are carrier locked to EE companies, officially by 2 to 3 sources. Even the display material instore strongly supports this. It's just the often clueless staff confusing things.
11-11-2012, 06:20 AM #219
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There is too much confusion with this launch; do you get a free wireless charger, speaker, is SIM free really SIM free?
For my part the most confusing thing is I don't understand why Nokia are not selling the product SIM free. I have no idea of figures but surely the number of people buying SIM free who are also free to switch to Orange without penalty before the exclusive period expires can't be that large. Can it?
- 11-11-2012, 07:15 AM #221
just been in to Wakefield town centre to have a glance at the range of colours. I don't want glossy idealy but I would like to see a red one, so I can be sure.
Didn't find a red one, but saw all the other colours. The guy in the P4U shop (they had yellow and white on display) said that the deal I was offered (see above) is highly unlikely to be achieved, but I had a promise over the phone from P4U, so that is up to them.
The yellow one looked a little too fluorescent yellow for me. The white looks nice, but damn they are grease magnets. Having said that, I anticipate that the white would show them the least of all the gloss colours.
Went in to the ee shops, they had a black one on display in one shop and none on display in the others. The also have a sim free price of £399, which I thought was good (obviously Orange,Tmobile,ee only).
I spoke to the guy in one of the shops, he asked if I wanted to see a demo model. I felt slightly guilty as I had no intention of buying, but said yes anyway. He brought out a white one. Oh, lord that screen looks good. I had a brief play around with it. Not used a Windows Phone before. Looks so nice. I even took a picture to see what the quality would be like. Looked great on the screen, obviously I would need to blow it up to tell for sure, but looked great.
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- 11-11-2012, 08:43 AM #223
£399 for sim free? Pics or it didn't happen. It's not on their site or anything.
I went into my local store today and got my wireless charging plate sticker thing. Glad I did because there's a unique code on these things you have to enter into the nokiafreecharger.com site when it opens up.
I'm also beginning to hear whispers of P4U asking for people's email addresses to email them unlock codes. I haven't been offered one, I was told you either get a refund or keep it and unlock it yourself.
EDIT: Also I posted a review on the P4U website the other day saying how the phone was great but P4U is advertising these as Sim-Free when they're locked to the EE network. Unsurprisingly I was just emailed to say the review has not met the guidelines of posting and will not be put up on the site. Lol!
- 11-11-2012, 09:11 AM #224
So guys, is it possible to buy Lumia 920 in phones4u sim free, without any contract and UNLOCK it somehow? I am tempted to buy one for my use in Ireland, but I suppose it will take a while until it is possible to release sim lock?
11-11-2012, 09:14 AM #225
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