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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Incredibly Annoyed - iPhone 5

Just want to know what best deals you've managed to get for your iPhone 5 in the UK ?

Orange are offering me 36 per month, unlimited calls/text 1GB internet . 109.99 for the handset. Which is the same deal they offer to new customers and I am annoyed at the face I do not get any discount on it .


I was offered 5 of per month when I spoke to a person in the call centre, but I couldn't go through with the deal then for various issues; now they do not seem to offer that at all and state "we do not offer loyalty discounts on the iPhone".

How can this be possible when I spoke to someone who could ?

Very annoyed and putting me off purchasing the iPhone 5 at all !
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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Get the galaxy S3
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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Get the galaxy S3
why do you say that ?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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why do you say that ?
its just as good or better. could be a better option for you

the new iPhone5 wasnt good enough for me to get another one

The Galaxy S3 has a nice bigger screen what the iPhone should have done
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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Orange are terrible for customer loyalty discounts, I was with them for 4 years and at both renewals all I got offered was some cheap crappy android phone for free or 1 a month off my bill. A decent phone upgrade would cost me the same as what a new customer would pay - thankfully the company pays my phone bill now and I'm happy with the iPhone 4
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Yep. Loyal customer here and I was offered the exact same thing. It really does suck.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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Get the galaxy S3
What if he doesn't like it? And why'd you recommend the S3, when theres the nexus 4 which is better in every way but 3 ways: removable battery, LTE, and storage. Plus, the nexus 4 is half the price, so I don't see any reason to justify that much money for those few features
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:40 PM   #8
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What if he doesn't like it? And why'd you recommend the S3, when theres the nexus 4 which is better in every way but 3 ways: removable battery, LTE, and storage. Plus, the nexus 4 is half the price, so I don't see any reason to justify that much money for those few features
So it doesn't have 2 of the most important features to people who buy smartphones at this level. Gotcha.

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:26 PM   #9
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I was offered 5 of per month when I spoke to a person in the call centre, but I couldn't go through with the deal then for various issues; now they do not seem to offer that at all and state "we do not offer loyalty discounts on the iPhone".
That was probably something their supervisor allowed them to do at the time, not a policy. If you get through to someone else they could be more or less generous. It should be common sense that if an offer isn't advertised you should grab it with both hands when you can.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:57 AM   #10
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So it doesn't have 2 of the most important features to people who buy smartphones at this level. Gotcha.
They aren't oimportant. The iPhones never had removable batteries, but they sold really well. LTE, yes is important. But not worth $300
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:44 AM   #11
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They aren't oimportant. The iPhones never had removable batteries, but they sold really well. LTE, yes is important. But not worth $300
I was referring to storage.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:59 AM   #12
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If you do the sums, it's cheaper overall to buy the phone outright, and get a sim-only plan. Of course, that does mean you need a large outlay, but it might be worth looking into how much credit would cost for the same period.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:05 AM   #13
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If you do the sums, it's cheaper overall to buy the phone outright, and get a sim-only plan. Of course, that does mean you need a large outlay, but it might be worth looking into how much credit would cost for the same period.
That's what I do. Buy outright and pay O2 15 a month. Works out cheaper in the end. Plus I'm free to move around and upgrade when I like. I tried an orange sim and the signal was awful. I had the offer of an orange work phone a few years ago but turned them down due to poor reception.
As for the people offering other phone brands with LTE, don't make me laugh. He's in the UK!
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just tell them your leaving, deals will suddenly appear.
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I was referring to storage.
Well, that's the matter of the OP
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:23 AM   #16
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They dont offer discounts on the iPhone 5 simply because they don't need to

They know people want it and will most likely buy it no matter what the price is
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:42 AM   #17
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I got a 12 month contract with EE, turrently the only 4G provider in the UK.

56 a month for unlimited calls and texts, plus 3GB of data.

16GB iPhone 5 for 49.99

This works out only 10 more over the 12 months than buying the phone outright and getting a cheap 15 a month SIM (which wouldn't have 4G). Plus the cost is spread out.

Sounded too good to be true, and it was. The phone price was a mistake on the website, it went up to 159.99 the day after I ordered. EE did the right thing and honoured it though!

4G speed is terrific when you can get a signal on it. 11Mb down and up. Faster than my fixed line broadband.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:58 PM   #18
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I got a 12 month contract with EE, turrently the only 4G provider in the UK.

56 a month for unlimited calls and texts, plus 3GB of data.

16GB iPhone 5 for 49.99

This works out only 10 more over the 12 months than buying the phone outright and getting a cheap 15 a month SIM (which wouldn't have 4G). Plus the cost is spread out.

Sounded too good to be true, and it was. The phone price was a mistake on the website, it went up to 159.99 the day after I ordered. EE did the right thing and honoured it though!

4G speed is terrific when you can get a signal on it. 11Mb down and up. Faster than my fixed line broadband.

Wow it's expensive ! But still yuo get more data than i'll be getting.

I'm getting the o2 unlimited mins/text 26 per month 1GB data 260 for the phone..
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