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Offline mishca09

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Have you found that you receive the best  deal by phone, online or in the store from your carrier?


I've done a little bit of research and some ppl have said the best deal is at the store because sales agents could give you free accessories.

which one has worked for you?

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Re: The Best Deal for buying a cellphone . (your success stories? )
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 05:07:26 PM »
I've always found that the best deal is to look online for what deals are available from any one provider, and then call Carphone Warehouse, Chitter Chatter or the now defunct, Phones4U, and they'll better the best deal by quite a margin.

I pay 26 a month to T-Mobile for an S3 on a blah blah deal, and my missus pays 20 for the identical deal from Chitter Chatter.
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Re: The Best Deal for buying a cellphone . (your success stories? )
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 12:48:38 AM »
Never heard of chitter chatter ??
Once the company has you their not interested in you anymore so shop around  ;)

None of my family has a contract phone, we all have a sim only deal from Virgin.
Cheap as chips at around 33 a month for us all.

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2015, 03:05:46 PM »
Never heard of chitter chatter ??

You can negotiate as they have room to manoeuvre with their deals. Of course, with any 3rd party supplier you have to sacrifice customer service. But I'm not sure that actually exists any more.
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Re: The Best Deal for buying a cellphone . (your success stories? )
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 08:57:38 AM »
tmobile offered $40 off of cell phone bill or $40 credit towards accessory if I buy a new phone.

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Re: The Best Deal for buying a cellphone . (your success stories? )
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015, 11:28:19 PM »
depends if the tariff is expensive if its a good deal

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Re: The Best Deal for buying a cellphone . (your success stories? )
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2015, 08:31:13 AM »
a of people now seem to be buying so called Elephones (larger screens) outright from Chinese sites like BangGood, Tmart, etc., they're Android, have good reviews, quite reasonable in price, and, i believe, come unlocked. i got lucky myself, almost 3 years ago i got a Galaxy S II refurb from a provider's staff only online store for $199 (which was a hot deal at the time), a staff member on a forum was good enough to give me his login credentials, and i didn't even know him. anyway, a lot of people seem to be buying these Elephones as a cheaper alternative to Galaxies and iPhones.

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2015, 08:42:37 AM »
Elephones. good spec (depending on which) work well. Best of all for me on these Chinese imports are the android is vanilla, no added manufacturer rubbish  :)

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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 11:24:34 PM »
 ::) Have just purchased a Elephone Be Touch 2. A tad on the large side, but I can now read my text's on it  ;D ;D.
Not my first choice , wanted a
OnePlus One- Slightly out of price range. https://oneplus.net/uk/one
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Meizu MX4- So Expensive. http://www.meizu.com/en/products/mx4/features.html

Took my time on my choice and after being out bit twicw I finally got hold of the Ulefone BeTouch 2.
http://ulefone.com/products/betouch2/features.html
Awaiting arrival  :)  As per previous post I like Vanilla Android system that is installed with no bloat wear as per all major manufacturers

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Re: The Best Deal for buying a cellphone . (your success stories? )
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 05:54:09 PM »
a lot of positive reviews for the one plus one.

samsung is offering a $200 rebate if you buy a note4 for before the 7/26. So I decided to get one. I kind of love it already.

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2015, 11:23:22 PM »
friend has the note3, large phone but full of "kit", A lot of ingenious prog.

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2015, 11:17:59 AM »
::) Have just purchased a Elephone Be Touch 2. A tad on the large side, but I can now read my text's on it  ;D ;D.
Not my first choice , wanted a
OnePlus One- Slightly out of price range. https://oneplus.net/uk/one
or a
Meizu MX4- So Expensive. http://www.meizu.com/en/products/mx4/features.html

Took my time on my choice and after being out bit twicw I finally got hold of the Ulefone BeTouch 2.
http://ulefone.com/products/betouch2/features.html
Awaiting arrival  :)  As per previous post I like Vanilla Android system that is installed with no bloat wear as per all major manufacturers


That's a shedload of kit for the money.  I'm interested as to how it performs in the real world as it could be my new work phone.

Keep us posted.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 11:43:34 PM »
will keep you updated. So far so good. Cannot get 4g as Virgin only has a business plan which I don't have.
Be told to obtain a free o2 pay as you go to try.

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2015, 09:08:21 AM »
so far so good.
connection to pc easy, appears as a external device.
cast screen of phone to Smart tv easily.
Fast on internet over wifi.
3g much faster than my old Inew V3 phone.
screen crisp playing hd vid's
Battery not too bad, but Still draining the battery to achieve max usage - will keep informed.
Plenty of power options included in settings.
Loading sim and google account for numbers fast and easy.
dubious on using finger print scanner as yet, if anything went wrong then wife couldn't use phone?!
light to hold, it doesn't feel a 5.5 inch phone in my dainty hands. Quality build.
Loving the 5.1 Lollipop android look.
Camera quality  - No idea as yet as too wet to try out.

Will try out the 3g / 4g options when i get a 4g card. Only thing I am eager to try out I cannot.
Unsure as why the "home" button is a button not just a touch option.feels as though this will
wear first ( as per apple).

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2015, 09:35:49 AM »

Unsure as why the "home" button is a button not just a touch option.feels as though this will
wear first ( as per apple).

My S3 has a physical button and I much prefer it. My Z3 doesn't and I can never be sure whether the phone is on/off/crashed.  At least of you push a button and get nada, there's a good chance the phone is off.
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

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