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How much for that 6680?

Matt's discovery of the Nokia 6682 for 25 USD is pretty keen, ok you're tied into a contract, and it makes the direct price from Nokia US of 600 USD look steep. But, I'm glad I paid nothing like that much for my 6680s!

All the major UK networks seem to be finally carrying the 6680, the best deals however appear to be on 3 and Orange. You'd be foolish to go for the 3 deal though, remember that their data access is only to their limited walled garden of content, so your internet capable smart phone would be severly hamstrung on 3. Analogies to sportscars stuck in carparks are pretty apt.

So I chose Orange, where the basic price for the Nokia 6680 is just under £80 on a £25 per month contract. Not bad at all, but it gets better, read on:

Orange stores were doing two a 3G phones for the price of one offer (on two seperate contracts of course), since the wife and I were looking to upgrade this was good. So two 6680's for a mere £80

Also in Orange stores they have a "member get member" scheme where you get a £50 credit on your first bill if you know another Orange customer, and they get a £25 credit too; so two 6680s for £30.

Even better, Orange give you money when you hand back an old GSM mobile, so out of the drawer of crufty hardware at home came a brick-sized Motorola and a Siemens C35, 30 quid back per phone meant I had two shiny 6680s in my hand for a grand outlay of minus £30! Orange paying me to take the phones away seems too good to be true, but it's how it worked out!

Now I just need to find a couple of people willing to switch to Orange every month and I'll never have to pay another phone bill!

[Mon, 01 Aug 2005 13:55] | [mobile/Nokia6680] | #

Fringe-casting? More Ewan watching

The Edinburgh Fringe starts next week, four weeks of culture, comedy, and lunacy. The World's biggest arts festival. It's nice to see that Ewan is adding his own twist to the mix with the Edinburgh Fringe Show providing daily coverage of the Fringe.

It really is festival season!

[Mon, 01 Aug 2005 13:25] | [general] | #

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