HTC Wildfire S, Tesco Mobile, 250 mins, 5000 texts, 500MB data, £7.50PM 24M @ Tesco Mobile

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2012 at 14:56

£117 for the phone (Amazon's current selling price) makes the contract £2.60ish per month.

Pondlife  Nov. 21, 2012 at 15:59

Seen wildfire s for rather less and it's worth solely what you can sell it for..

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 21, 2012 at 16:47

Seen wildfire s for rather less and it's worth solely what you can sell it for..
And that would have involved a lot more time looking into something I'll never buy.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 01:04

Yeah me neither. Say £80 for it, seems plausible enough, leaves £100 over the two years £4.17/m? and cap it seems pretty handy tariff.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 01:13

Yeah me neither. Say £80 for it, seems plausible enough, leaves £100 over the two years £4.17/m? and cap it seems pretty handy tariff.
Shame it's on O2's network, really.

JayDubya  Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:41

Yeah me neither. Say £80 for it, seems plausible enough, leaves £100 over the two years £4.17/m? and cap it seems pretty handy tariff.
Shame it's on O2's network, really.


Not for everyone it's not. O2 being bar far the most reliable network in my rural neighbourhood.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:49

on 3g? or just 2g?

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:52

Yeah me neither. Say £80 for it, seems plausible enough, leaves £100 over the two years £4.17/m? and cap it seems pretty handy tariff.
Shame it's on O2's network, really.


Not for everyone it's not. O2 being bar far the most reliable network in my rural neighbourhood.

There's always one...every single bloody time anyone mentions O2 being the UK's least reliable 3G network, someone has to go and mention that "at my house" or "where I work" O2 are best.

Obviously I don't know all ~60 million people who live in the UK, but on average O2 have the worst 3G coverage for most people, especially if you happen to travel anywhere on an even half regular basis. I'm sure if you engaged your brain before you typed, you could have worked out that is what I meant.

I really need to keep this little rant saved somewhere so I can C&P it whenever I need it...

JayDubya  Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:52

on 3g? or just 2g?
Is this in reply to my post? If so, smelly old 2G.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:55

on 3g? or just 2g?
Is this in reply to my post? If so, smelly old 2G.

It's O2's 3G network which absolutely sucks, their 2G network is pretty much the same as all the others; 99%+ coverage.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:58

on 3g? or just 2g?
Is this in reply to my post? If so, smelly old 2G.


Yeah it was, I often just forget to quote, at least it was actually below your post this time :)

Well that's not ideal then, still getting calls is better than nothing I guess.

JayDubya  Nov. 22, 2012 at 12:59

Yeah me neither. Say £80 for it, seems plausible enough, leaves £100 over the two years £4.17/m? and cap it seems pretty handy tariff.
Shame it's on O2's network, really.


Not for everyone it's not. O2 being bar far the most reliable network in my rural neighbourhood.

There's always one...every single bloody time anyone mentions O2 being the UK's least reliable 3G network, someone has to go and mention that "at my house" or "where I work" O2 are best.

Obviously I don't know all ~60 million people who live in the UK, but on average O2 have the worst 3G coverage for most people, especially if you happen to travel anywhere on an even half regular basis. I'm sure if you engaged your brain before you typed, you could have worked out that is what I meant.

I really need to keep this little rant saved somewhere so I can C&P it whenever I need it...


I really do apologise for not going along with your sweeping generalisation, which assumed that a) everyone is using 3G b) everyone lives in a bad o2 coverage area.

Your original statement was not restricted to 3G.

Back to the point, it makes a change for a cheap tariff to be on O2 actually. I think, speaking for myself, that they are generally expensive.

JayDubya  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:01

on 3g? or just 2g?
Is this in reply to my post? If so, smelly old 2G.


Yeah it was, I often just forget to quote, at least it was actually below your post this time :)

Well that's not ideal then, still getting calls is better than nothing I guess.


Believe it or not, I do make calls, and send a lot of texts.

This does throw up an important point for me, as I'm pondering my next phone at the moment. I hadn't really considered that the next phone i'll be using will make use of 3G, and that the wonderful coverage I currently enjoy on O2, may not be so good under 3G. I will now have to do yet more research. Thanks a bleedin' lot, all.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:01

Yeah me neither. Say £80 for it, seems plausible enough, leaves £100 over the two years £4.17/m? and cap it seems pretty handy tariff.
Shame it's on O2's network, really.


Not for everyone it's not. O2 being bar far the most reliable network in my rural neighbourhood.

There's always one...every single bloody time anyone mentions O2 being the UK's least reliable 3G network, someone has to go and mention that "at my house" or "where I work" O2 are best.

Obviously I don't know all ~60 million people who live in the UK, but on average O2 have the worst 3G coverage for most people, especially if you happen to travel anywhere on an even half regular basis. I'm sure if you engaged your brain before you typed, you could have worked out that is what I meant.

I really need to keep this little rant saved somewhere so I can C&P it whenever I need it...


I really do apologise for not going along with your sweeping generalisation, which assumed that a) everyone is using 3G b) everyone lives in a bad o2 coverage area.

Your original statement was not restricted to 3G.

Back to the point, it makes a change for a cheap tariff to be on O2 actually. I think, speaking for myself, that they are generally expensive.

Why would you want a smartphone without 3G data? Even loading a basic web page via 2G is an absolute ball ache.

My "sweeping statement" is statistically correct, O2 have the worst data network in the UK. It came from them messing around with Edge (slightly polished 2G) when everyone else was developing an actual 3G network.

JayDubya  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:03

Yeah me neither. Say £80 for it, seems plausible enough, leaves £100 over the two years £4.17/m? and cap it seems pretty handy tariff.
Shame it's on O2's network, really.


Not for everyone it's not. O2 being bar far the most reliable network in my rural neighbourhood.

There's always one...every single bloody time anyone mentions O2 being the UK's least reliable 3G network, someone has to go and mention that "at my house" or "where I work" O2 are best.

Obviously I don't know all ~60 million people who live in the UK, but on average O2 have the worst 3G coverage for most people, especially if you happen to travel anywhere on an even half regular basis. I'm sure if you engaged your brain before you typed, you could have worked out that is what I meant.

I really need to keep this little rant saved somewhere so I can C&P it whenever I need it...


I really do apologise for not going along with your sweeping generalisation, which assumed that a) everyone is using 3G b) everyone lives in a bad o2 coverage area.

Your original statement was not restricted to 3G.

Back to the point, it makes a change for a cheap tariff to be on O2 actually. I think, speaking for myself, that they are generally expensive.

Why would you want a smartphone without 3G data? Even loading a basic web page via 2G is an absolute ball ache.

My "sweeping statement" is statistically correct, O2 have the worst data network in the UK. It came from them messing around with Edge (slightly polished 2G) when everyone else was developing an actual 3G network.


See above - you've reminded me to take this into account next time i switch and not blindly go for O2.

Cheers.

Pondlife  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:13

Believe it or not, I do make calls, and send a lot of texts.

This does throw up an important point for me, as I'm pondering my next phone at the moment. I hadn't really considered that the next phone i'll be using will make use of 3G, and that the wonderful coverage I currently enjoy on O2, may not be so good under 3G. I will now have to do yet more research. Thanks a bleedin' lot, all.


Oh how 90s :)

Sorry, although better to research now than regret not having thought about doing it.

JayDubya  Nov. 22, 2012 at 13:24



Oh how 90s :)

Sorry, although better to research now than regret not having thought about doing it.


Indeed. Its worse than that... I'm currently on Blackberry.

Oh the shame!

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