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  1. Stig's Avatar
    The Nokia Lumia 800 is now available to pre-order on 3, both on contract and pay as you go.

    The PAYG version costs 399, and you need to buy a 10 or 15 SIM. I've checked with 3 and they say it costs 15 to unlock a phone.

    So, an unlocked Lumia 800 via 3 will cost 424, which isn't bad!

    I'm somewhat tempted... despite saying I was happy with my Omnia 7!
    11-09-2011 07:56 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Why could they not have a Titan as well, the miserable gits LOL

    Lumia is no better than the Omnia sigh. :( (The included apps don't interest me)

    Not tempted at all.

    What is tempting you Stig ?

    PS. You can buy it unlocked from mobilephonesdirect at 389
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 11-09-2011 at 08:05 AM.
    11-09-2011 07:58 AM
  3. Stig's Avatar
    What is tempting you Stig ?
    I just think the 800 is a beautiful device. It should be really reliable too. Not that the Omnia 7 is ugly or unreliable. A Focus S would be too big for me; I think a 4 inch screen is really the upper limit.

    Oh, and everyone I have shown my phone to this week has said "Oh, is that the new Nokia?" :lol:

    Doing some calculations: 424 is exactly the same price as buying an unlocked handset in France (€499).
    11-09-2011 08:04 AM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I don't disagree with you on it's design, i absolutely love it, but would never spend that amount on a phone or waste an upgrade to get slightly smaller screen that i already have.

    But that's just me. :)

    Granted it has double the storage space, but i haven't even came near to filling my Omnia's 8GB LOL
    11-09-2011 08:10 AM
  5. Stig's Avatar
    Granted it has double the storage space, but i haven't even came near to filling my Omnia's 8GB LOL
    Now you are doing a great job of talking me out of it: I got my 16GB Omnia 7 for only 185 'as new'.
    11-09-2011 08:14 AM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You like it and want it ? Go for it Stig, don't let me put you off. It's gorgeous. :)

    I'm being very sensible at the moment, which is not like me at all when it comes to mobile phones. LOL

    I just have this feeling if i was to go for my Titan, the Nokia ACE would be announced the very next day.

    Must try to wait till the new year. (It'll be a Struggle) :)
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 11-09-2011 at 08:29 AM.
    11-09-2011 08:16 AM
  7. Pronk's Avatar
    Definitely wait until the new year regardless of what you go for - all the networks keep prices at a fairly stable level as they know phones sell well as xmas presents. After xmas they need to clear stock and don't have as many buyers - sale time!
    11-09-2011 09:23 AM
  8. Stig's Avatar
    Definitely wait until the new year regardless of what you go for - all the networks keep prices at a fairly stable level as they know phones sell well as xmas presents. After xmas they need to clear stock and don't have as many buyers - sale time!
    Sensible advice.

    However, 3 seem to have exclusive rights to the PAYG version in the UK at the moment, and the price is almost exactly what Nokia said it would be.

    OK, there might be big price drops for the phone after Xmas, but I'd be very surprised as the phone will only have been out a couple of months.
    11-09-2011 10:28 AM
  9. nurium's Avatar
    As am on O2 would be tempted to buy on three on pay as you go and unlock but have a few questions:

    Do you know if you will be able to immediately unlock the phone with three?
    Will unlocking the phone void the warranty?
    Will Three have any of their own branding on the phone? Eg. a 3 logo on the back.

    Thanks.
    11-11-2011 05:24 AM
  10. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    As am on O2 would be tempted to buy on three on pay as you go and unlock but have a few questions:

    Do you know if you will be able to immediately unlock the phone with three?
    Will unlocking the phone void the warranty?
    Will Three have any of their own branding on the phone? Eg. a 3 logo on the back.

    Thanks.


    Why don't you tweet them and ask nurium, you will get a reply immediately.

    They will probably do it for you for the normal charge of 15

    Twitter

    http://twitter.com/#!/ThreeUKSupport

    No idea on a splash screen on the Nokia but my Omnia has one and a 3 app. That's it.

    Welcome along to WPC :)
    11-11-2011 05:29 AM
  11. ombadboy's Avatar
    As am on O2 would be tempted to buy on three on pay as you go and unlock but have a few questions:

    Do you know if you will be able to immediately unlock the phone with three?
    Will unlocking the phone void the warranty?
    Will Three have any of their own branding on the phone? Eg. a 3 logo on the back.

    Thanks.
    1) I think so
    2) Dont think so
    3) Certainly not..

    I talked to a support guy from Three couple of days ago before i order ym PAYG.. he said no branding.. as for 1, he didnt mention there was a minimum amount of time I had to have the phone in order to get it unlocked.

    Ad for 2, I've never heard warranty voided when you carrier unlock..
    11-11-2011 06:13 AM
  12. Stig's Avatar
    As am on O2 would be tempted to buy on three on pay as you go and unlock but have a few questions:

    Do you know if you will be able to immediately unlock the phone with three?
    Will unlocking the phone void the warranty?
    Will Three have any of their own branding on the phone? Eg. a 3 logo on the back.
    Expansys now list the Lumia 800 at 439, which is not much more expensive than the 3 offer + SIM + unlock. I'm trying to find what the shipping date is though.
    11-12-2011 12:46 AM
  13. ombadboy's Avatar
    Indeed, but I emailed expansys and they said they still havent received stock and are unware of when these will be shipped..
    11-12-2011 08:50 AM
  14. Stig's Avatar
    Carphone Warehouse list it at 470, and they say delivery expected on the 16th November.
    11-13-2011 12:53 AM
  15. ombadboy's Avatar
    470 is a bit too steep no?
    11-13-2011 04:49 AM
  16. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    470 is a bit too steep no?
    I would think so, seeing you can get the Titan unlocked for 430-450

    I know the Lumia is the required handset, but 470 ? Yikes.
    11-13-2011 04:55 AM
  17. littlesteelo16's Avatar
    I would think so, seeing you can get the Titan unlocked for 430-450

    I know the Lumia is the required handset, but 470 ? Yikes.
    Carphone Warehouse are asking for 520 for a sim-free Titan! I'll take it for 450 from amazon thank you CPW.
    11-13-2011 01:33 PM
  18. MrMan365's Avatar
    As am on O2 would be tempted to buy on three on pay as you go and unlock but have a few questions:

    Do you know if you will be able to immediately unlock the phone with three?
    Will unlocking the phone void the warranty?
    Will Three have any of their own branding on the phone? Eg. a 3 logo on the back.

    Thanks.
    My Queries exactly.. I dont see the point in waiting for a sim free version when you can get a paygo from Three... unless the answers to the above questions are negative...

    ps. dont buy from Mobile phones direct
    http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews168318.html
    Last edited by MrMan365; 11-13-2011 at 08:23 PM.
    11-13-2011 08:17 PM
  19. nurium's Avatar
    For those that do not want to bother with payg, carphonewarehouse appears to have the sim-free lumia back in stock and for delivery within 2 days:

    Nokia Lumia 800 | The Carphone Warehouse
    11-15-2011 07:19 AM
  20. MrMan365's Avatar
    For those that do not want to bother with payg, carphonewarehouse appears to have the sim-free lumia back in stock and for delivery within 2 days:

    Nokia Lumia 800 | The Carphone Warehouse

    Picked up a nokia lumia 800 today from Three store.
    You have to buy it with a pay as you go sim card for 15.
    so total was 415.

    And guess what.. its already unlocked so need to spend another 15 for three to get it done. I tested it with a tmobile sim card

    so this is much cheaper than anywhere else.

    There are no Three branding on the phone EXCEPT when you switch the phone on, a 3G splash screen appears. In addition to this there is a Three app which can be uninstalled.

    Im looking into getting the Three splash screen removed.. possibly a firmware update to the generic nokia firmware should do it.
    But not the end of the world as i probably wont see it again for a while until i have a reason to switch off the phone.


    good luck and enjoy!
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    11-16-2011 10:47 AM
  21. ombadboy's Avatar
    GREAT! Indeed a flash to stock nokia firmware should fix it (I hate carrier bloat on my thing), cant wait for it to arrive on Friday!

    Anyone had theirs shipped shipped yet from Three?
    11-16-2011 01:22 PM
  22. ombadboy's Avatar
    Never again doing business with Three..

    I was supposed to have my Lumia delivered today (18th). Thats what they promised, but apparently they didn't ship them out as they had 'stock problems'. I was then guaranteed I would receive a dispatch email between 6pm-9pm today and had it delivered tomorrow (19th) between 8am and 1pm. No e-mail has arrived and its 20 past 9.. And for some reason I don't see it arriving tomorrow either.

    They're in for a mouthful tomorrow
    11-18-2011 03:21 PM
  23. MrMan365's Avatar
    Never again doing business with Three..

    I was supposed to have my Lumia delivered today (18th). Thats what they promised, but apparently they didn't ship them out as they had 'stock problems'. I was then guaranteed I would receive a dispatch email between 6pm-9pm today and had it delivered tomorrow (19th) between 8am and 1pm. No e-mail has arrived and its 20 past 9.. And for some reason I don't see it arriving tomorrow either.

    They're in for a mouthful tomorrow

    Hi
    Sorry to hear that.
    Did it arrive in the end? What do you think of it?
    11-30-2011 04:45 AM
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