1. chancooluk's Avatar
    Just a heads up for anybody in the UK who is after the new 735. CPW have launched it on PAYG for 149+10 top up on Orange and T-Mobile networks, or for 129 on PAYG upgrade (requires an active PAYG SIM in use for more than 6 months).

    All phones from CPW are SIM Free / unlocked, regardless of the network you choose when you buy them.

    Payg Upgrade 129
    PAYG New SIM - 149
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    10-03-2014 03:10 AM
  2. Fishyboy's Avatar
    I saw that, was going to post it here too. 70 off the sim-free price is great. Not that sim-locking is ever a problem with CPW. I was going to buy a 735 from here if the upgrade price was 150 or less, but now I am wondering what the 830 will come in at, payg upgrade-wise. May be worth holding off the purchase for a week or so until the 830 is released.

    I feel very bad for anyone who bought a 735 from those sites offering it for 220+.
    10-03-2014 07:49 AM
  3. anon5658834's Avatar
    Your kidding me?? i just got one of these this morning at Carphone for 199 sim free :(
    10-03-2014 09:29 AM
  4. chancooluk's Avatar
    Your kidding me?? i just got one of these this morning at Carphone for 199 sim free :(
    Take it back and ask them to do it on PAYG instead. All they do is pair an unlocked phone with a new sim. You can then sell the sim as it will have 10 credit included, and keep the unlocked phone. Bought so many great deals this way from CPW over the years.
    10-03-2014 10:22 AM
  5. chancooluk's Avatar
    I saw that, was going to post it here too. 70 off the sim-free price is great. Not that sim-locking is ever a problem with CPW. I was going to buy a 735 from here if the upgrade price was 150 or less, but now I am wondering what the 830 will come in at, payg upgrade-wise. May be worth holding off the purchase for a week or so until the 830 is released.

    I feel very bad for anyone who bought a 735 from those sites offering it for 220+.
    I'm surprised CPW have priced it so low. They could have the 830 for 200-220 on payg, it should be in stock on Monday. Shame I decided not to wait, loved my 720 so much, just had to buy the 735.
    I do feel sorry for anybody that paid 200+ for it. They were ripped off.
    10-03-2014 10:27 AM
  6. anon5658834's Avatar
    Well,yesterday it never showed on their website under pay & go only contract & sim free. If only I had checked this morning
    10-03-2014 03:52 PM
  7. yazan mawed's Avatar
    Can any body explain this Payg thing , I don't get it , and why is price difference so big?
    Last edited by yazan mawed; 10-06-2014 at 02:16 AM.
    10-05-2014 06:04 PM
  8. chancooluk's Avatar
    Can any body explain this Payg thing , I don't get it , and why is price difference so big?
    PAYG (Pay As You Go) is a non-contract 'pay in advance' network plan where users must first top-up their SIM card with credit, prior to being able to make a call. There are no monthly charges or direct debits.

    PAYG phones are usually cheaper as they are discounted by the network which they are purchased on. The difference in price is made back by the networks in the form of money spent on credit for the SIM card. Networks make a lot of profit from credit top-ups, which means they can offer the phone for a lower price.

    PAYG phones are usually locked to the network which they are purchased on (e.g. If a phone is purchased through the O2 website, the phone will only accept O2 based SIM cards. SIM cards from other networks would be blocked from use without first unlocking the phone, which usually requires a small fee).

    The difference with Carphone Warehouse is that the phones they offer are not locked to any specific network. If you choose a PAYG phone on the O2 network at Carphone Warehouse it will work with SIM cards from any network, not just O2 based networks. This effectively means that there is absolutely no difference between phones sold as PAYG or SIM FREE apart from the cost of the phone.

    Carphone Warehouse also offer a way to get the phone even cheaper through their Pay As You Go Upgrade plan. You can get a further discount on the original PAYG price if you already have a PAYG SIM (on O2, Orange, T-Mobile or Vodafone) which has been in use for 6 months or longer, and has been topped-up with credit at least once. Once again the phone will be unlocked for use on any network, so it's effectively the same as buying a SIM Free phone, but it doesn't cost anywhere near as much.
    yazan mawed likes this.
    10-06-2014 03:59 AM
  9. Tom87's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads-up chancooluk. I've passed this on to a friend who's now ordered a 735 from CW for his girlfriend to replace their old 630.

    Nice one.

    Tom
    10-06-2014 08:02 AM
  10. Fishyboy's Avatar
    To update on this, seems like the honeymoon period is over. The PAYG Upgrade price is now 159, the new sim price is now 179 (Sim free is sill 199). It's a shame, only a day or so ago it had the "UK's Lowest Price" label across the phone, but not anymore.
    10-17-2014 05:18 AM
  11. Adam_WP's Avatar
    Bought a 735 from Carphone Warehouse on Saturday, and was told unless I wanted one locked to a network, I had to buy the SIM-Free phone.

    I paid 179.95 for the SIM Free Lumia 735 in Cyan colour, and I love it! This isn't my first Windows Phone, i've also had the Lumia 800, 820, 625 and the 8X in the past, but this is the best one i've had!

    11-17-2014 06:20 PM
  12. Etios's Avatar
    Bought a 735 from Carphone Warehouse on Saturday, and was told unless I wanted one locked to a network, I had to buy the SIM-Free phone.

    I paid 179.95 for the SIM Free Lumia 735 in Cyan colour, and I love it! This isn't my first Windows Phone, i've also had the Lumia 800, 820, 625 and the 8X in the past, but this is the best one i've had!

    Can you please post the pics of the Lumia 735 cyan colour? never seen that colour on 730/735 as its an carphonewarehouse exclusive colour for now.
    11-17-2014 08:28 PM
  13. ThrowbackSam's Avatar
    I'm looking to get it in green, O2 are giving a wireless bundle away with it.
    11-18-2014 07:44 AM
  14. Adam_WP's Avatar
    Can you please post the pics of the Lumia 735 cyan colour? never seen that colour on 730/735 as its an carphonewarehouse exclusive colour for now.
    Sure, ill have to have a look at how to add photos onto here but ill take a few now. :-)
    11-18-2014 09:52 AM
  15. Adam_WP's Avatar
    I'm looking to get it in green, O2 are giving a wireless bundle away with it.
    I found that deal right after I bought mine 😐 but they only offer grey or green phones. Would be nice to get the wireless charger though.
    11-18-2014 09:53 AM
  16. Adam_WP's Avatar
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    Here are the photos of the Cyan colour on the Lumia 735. It is matte rather than glossy, and looks really nice!
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    11-18-2014 06:32 PM
  17. Etios's Avatar
    Here are the photos of the Cyan colour on the Lumia 735. It is matte rather than glossy, and looks really nice!
    It looks fabulous in cyan colour, best amongst all i would say, hopefully they will sell these in other countries too.
    11-19-2014 06:26 AM
  18. Adam_WP's Avatar
    I think it looks great too. I wish they did red version like with Lumia 520. Hopefully they release Cyan version your country! :)
    11-19-2014 10:21 AM

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