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Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Samsung Galaxy S4 in Technical; Morning all, Over the weekend I saw a pretty good deal at 3 for this phone, and as I'm just ...
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    Samsung Galaxy S4

    Morning all,

    Over the weekend I saw a pretty good deal at 3 for this phone, and as I'm just 10 days away from an upgrade I thought I would find out more.

    Turns out it's £35pm on Pre-order, with no up-front cost. Sounds like a decent price, so agreed to go in and pre-order. Phoned O2 to let them know that I would be leaving and hey presto, they match the deal.

    Phone arrives on 26th!

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    Is that including vat?

    Sounds like a good deal considering the total cost is about £850 quid over the 2 years.

    You could buy the phone then get a giff gaff or 02 PAYG sim for a tenner a month. And then not tied into any contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Phoned O2 to let them know that I would be leaving and hey presto, they match the deal.

    Phone arrives on 26th!
    I used to be with 02 and tried that and just got fobbed off and told they can't match it and just left them - aarrggghhhh - annoying !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Is that including vat?
    Yes...VAT included.

    I used to be with 02 and tried that and just got fobbed off and told they can't match it and just left them - aarrggghhhh - annoying !!
    I just phoned 202 from my current phone, and started chatting. Said that I wanted to buy out my contract to go to 3, and the bloke was most insistent that I listened to what he had to say first! I kinda thought that that would happen anyway....so it WAS just a leverage tactic, but I think I did make it seem as if I was genuinely leaving at THAT moment.

    I never play my hand before I have to, in these situations. I always tell them that the offer I've had probably won't get matched, so I'm offski...Never ask them to match the quote!

    He did say that LOADS of people were phoning with that same 3 deal, so that's why he was ready to sort it straight away!

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    Didnt even do that. Just said im off to 3 cos of there deal and just let me go without matching or upgrading etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Didnt even do that. Just said im off to 3 cos of there deal and just let me go without matching or upgrading etc
    That's pretty poor, mac...

    Maybe it was the person you got on the day? My wife will be trying the same tactic in about 2 months time!

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    Yep yep it is. Would like to go back to 02 as there network so far seems better. See what there 4g is like etc

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    I've never had a problem with coverage with O2, and so I was a bit worried about going to 3 because I'm sure that their coverage is a bit less than O2.

    Really happy that O2 have done this though....Now can't wait for next friday (26th) and getting it delivered to work.

    Hope to make my iShiney friends a little bit jealous!!!!

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    Lol - least you managed to stay with o2 and like u say ref coverage

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    Who do you trust?

    Last week, I had a right pain in the rear when I couldn't change the delivery address with O2. What a 'mare they are! Anyway, after cancelling my order, and re-doing the pre-order for the new delivery address everything seems set fair for a friday delivery at work.

    Now....Here's the thing....

    I read on Techradar, the other day, that Samsung have told them that the delivery will slip back to the Saturday, as they want to release simultaneously around the world....This would give me a problem as I would then have to change delivery address AGAIN!

    However, when I contacted O2 on twitter, they assured me that there are no plans to change the delivery date for their phones.....

    So, the question is....Who would YOU believe?

    (If O2 feck this up, I am gonna be very unhappy with them!!)

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    New version of the S4 announced that is waterproof, dustproof and more rugged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    New version of the S4 announced that is waterproof, dustproof and more rugged.
    Link ?????

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    So.....Mine is due to arrive between 12.30 and 16.30....

    What time are you due to get yours???

    Post here when it arrives, and we can start discussing how brilliant/rubbish it is!!

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