General Discussion: The iPhone thread


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india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

24 Oct 2015 13:54
whats best way to get a cheap new iphone (large GB)? out of contract so can do anything.

or buying a phone and then get a contract?

thanks
DuffMan
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14183 posts since 21/2/07

24 Oct 2015 14:11
Probably depends what you want (how much data?), who you've been with as you can get decent deals on retention still and whether you can be arsed with those deals where you have to claim cashback
Honnete
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224 posts since 15/10/15

posted 24 Oct 2015 14:20, edited 24 Oct 2015 14:20
I got mine last month with three as I found they did the most decent deal for phone with tariff after a lot of research on the net,and I've had no problems so far and they are decent enough even though people often say they are not actually that decent of a service provider!
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

24 Oct 2015 14:29
am on o2 (have been for years and contract ran out) but not looked around or spoke to them.

whats normal data? am always checking emails.

why, whats all these cashback deals?
DuffMan
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14183 posts since 21/2/07

24 Oct 2015 16:55
couple of gig data probably fine assuming you use it a lot but just for email / browsing etc

worth checking what prices are like then calling o2 up and seeing what they'll give you

companies (not networks) offer deals where you get cashback off that you have to claim, but it seems to be a hassle
jogon321
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545 posts since 13/4/12

24 Oct 2015 18:15
Mobile Phones Direct sometimes have good deals on iphones with contract. Have used them a couple of times in the past.
carl lewis
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23174 posts since 14/10/04

25 Oct 2015 07:52
Most networks are looking to get rid of 'unlimited data' well on the cheap anyway.

Best to go a sim only deal and like Duff saying with cashback
Jesus
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5959 posts since 7/10/08

25 Oct 2015 08:13
I'm still on that EE Full Monty 31 Sim only deal, don't think my bills been above 20 quid a months for a couple of years,

I'm guessing there is nothing better out there?
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

25 Oct 2015 11:58
yeah, i can say or type on here get such and such. link to some or post em. tell me exactly.

carl lewis
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23174 posts since 14/10/04

25 Oct 2015 12:54
My deal is £14 a month unlimited everything but the changes have come in now, use it also as a hotspot for my iPad with no issues.

http://store.virginmedia.com/virgin-media-mobile/sim-only/pay-monthly-sim.html
illwill
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3011 posts since 17/5/04

25 Oct 2015 18:41
Need a hands free system for my bird's car as the div is constantly calling me while she's driving.

Anything Bluetooth will be too much of a faff for her so preferably something she can plug in to the phone and plug in the the car's aux input.

Any suggestions?
india
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5656 posts since 31/10/05

7 Nov 2015 13:36
how do you select photos on your phone to put on icloud?

i got an idea how to put every single one on but i dont want to do that.

thanks
stoney
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17222 posts since 22/1/05

20 Nov 2015 07:14
Anyone run a duel sim ? If so whats the best way of doing it ?

I carry a shitty work phone around as well as 6+ so would be good to run 2 lines out of that. Ta.
freedom
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748 posts since 25/4/12

posted 14 Dec 2015 19:48, edited 14 Dec 2015 19:48
can anyone help me out here?.. shattered the screen of my iPhone 6S+ on Saturday. rang a lot of repair shops and they're all telling me that they don't really stock the screens for this model and Apple is my best bet, but the closest appointment i can get is next week. I've gone online and had the option to send the phone away in a box they'll provide, but when i get to the check out it was £256. Is this my only option? seems expensive
Davinho
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2171 posts since 2/12/08

14 Dec 2015 20:18
My mate smashed his screen up last week and got it repaired at Apple for £80, I think that's how much he said it was anyway.
Gizmo
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4197 posts since 20/10/09

posted 14 Dec 2015 20:40, edited 14 Dec 2015 20:40
freedom wrote: can anyone help me out here?.. shattered the screen of my iPhone 6S+ on Saturday. rang a lot of repair shops and they're all telling me that they don't really stock the screens for this model and Apple is my best bet, but the closest appointment i can get is next week. I've gone online and had the option to send the phone away in a box they'll provide, but when i get to the check out it was £256. Is this my only option? seems expensive

Yeah the apple store will do it free for you, you can chance it by popping into a store and waiting to be seen, last time i queued up at covent garden, the queue was massive but they are so efficient it moved very quickly and I was seen in about 30mins.
freedom
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748 posts since 25/4/12

14 Dec 2015 21:17
Davinho wrote: My mate smashed his screen up last week and got it repaired at Apple for £80, I think that's how much he said it was anyway.

was that a 6s+ mate?



cheers gizmo will have a try tomorrow.
Master
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2837 posts since 1/10/03

14 Dec 2015 22:03
pretty sure its £100+ for the plus
Mookie_blaylock
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1554 posts since 19/7/06

14 Dec 2015 22:18
Screen replacement £109 for the 6+.
Make sure you back up your data as they sometimes don't bother changing the screen and give you a brand new phone instead
amin
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1200 posts since 5/11/06

14 Dec 2015 22:19
£126

https://www.apple.com/uk/support/iphone/repair/screen-damage/