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05-11-2019, 09:39   #1
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Google Pixel 3a €249 on Vodafone (In Stock!)

http://shop.vodafone.ie/shop/phones/...-go-just-black

Ok so this seems like a great deal for a very good mid range phone with a flagship camera in it, €399 on the google store at the moment and it will drop to at least €349 on black friday but I cannot see it getting as cheap as €249.

Review here https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-...view-6452.html

Ok so the deal is only valid if you are porting you number to vodafone, so I just ordered a free sim from eir which I received in a few days, popped in my eir sim to get the verification code then put my 3 sim back in and completed my purchase.
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http://shop.vodafone.ie/shop/phones/...-go-just-black

Ok so this seems like a great deal for a very good mid range phone with a flagship camera in it, €399 on the google store at the moment and it will drop to at least €349 on black friday but I cannot see it getting as cheap as €249.

Review here https://www.tomsguide.com/us/google-...view-6452.html

Ok so the deal is only valid if you are porting you number to vodafone, so I just ordered a free sim from eir which I received in a few days, popped in my eir sim to get the verification code then put my 3 sim back in and completed my purchase.
Yeah, it's a good deal, picked up a couple last week. No complaints so far, even managed over 7.5 hours screen on time the other day.

The phone also comes unlocked, so can be used on any network.
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05-11-2019, 10:06   #3
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Great phone and great bargain!

My better half got this phone for €350 about 6 months ago. Has been great. Takes great pictures, look to be as good as my iPhone XS pics and night time pictures are even better then mine!

Screen looks nice, though not up to the top end phones. Haven't heard a single complaint from the missus about performance or battery, all seems good, though she isn't a gamer or heavy user like that.

Every previous Android phone she has gotten, there was always some complaint, camera poor, battery poor, performance poor. This is the first phone she has gotten where I haven't heard a single complaint from her.

So overall, an excellent all rounder for normal users and very good value for money IMO.
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Ok so the deal is only valid if you are porting you number to vodafone, so I just ordered a free sim from eir which I received in a few days, popped in my eir sim to get the verification code then put my 3 sim back in and completed my purchase.

Could someone elaborate on what's required here please?

Why would you need an Eir sim?

What does the verification code do?

Is the discount applied at the time of purchase, or do you receive a refund later?

My wife is currently with Eir, and would probably like to stay with them.

Is it possible to temporarily port her number to Vodafone, before putting her Eir sim into the phone, for free.
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Could someone elaborate on what's required here please?

Why would you need an Eir sim?

What does the verification code do?

Is the discount applied at the time of purchase, or do you receive a refund later?

My wife is currently with Eir, and would probably like to stay with them.

Is it possible to temporarily port her number to Vodafone, before putting her Eir sim into the phone, for free.
The steps outlined above are to have a sim to port without messing with your own or your wife's sim card. The new Eir sim is used solely to have a number to port. Then when you receive the phone just put her current Eir sim in and forget about the ported one.

Not sure of any time periods to wait to port back and forward so using a new sim is just easier.
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Could someone elaborate on what's required here please?

Why would you need an Eir sim?
What does the verification code do?

The offer is for anyone porting their number to vodafone only but if you don't want to port you number to vodafone you can just order a new sim from Eir or Lycra Mobile which provides you with a new mobile number, that way you can port the new sims number instead of your one to activate the offer.

During the purchase of the phone it will ask you for a verification code, this is to prove the number your porting to vodafone belongs to you, to get this verification number all you have to do is pop your new sim into an unlocked phone and you will get a text message with a 5 digit number whihc you have to input in the vodafone website when ordering. Once this is done you just complete the order as normal. Its a very simple process and well worth doing to get this phone as a crazy low price.


Is the discount applied at the time of purchase, or do you receive a refund later?

Its applied at the time of purchase

My wife is currently with Eir, and would probably like to stay with them.

Is it possible to temporarily port her number to Vodafone, before putting her Eir sim into the phone, for free.
No need to do this if you just port a different sim as explained above
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The steps outlined above are to have a sim to port without messing with your own or your wife's sim card. The new Eir sim is used solely to have a number to port. Then when you receive the phone just put her current Eir sim in and forget about the ported one.

Not sure of any time periods to wait to port back and forward so using a new sim is just easier.
Ah. Now I get it. Very clever.
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Savage deal. Pity I paid full price just 5 months ago.
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Sorry but can i just confirm something please? Can i order the phone and then do the eir sim/port business once ordered or do i have to port my new eir sim to Vodafone first and then order the phone? Don't want to miss this deal.

Edit: nvm, just tried to complete purchase and i need the new sim alright. Thanks, will try get a new sim asap!

Also, can you get a free eir sim from in store or just online.

2nd edit: ok, 10 euro to get sim in store, worth it to make sure i can get the deal today but is it 100% unlocked so a Three sim will work without any hassle?

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I bought the dunnes deal in Summer for a vodafone phone. I am having sooooooo much trouble with VF as the handset has intermittent faults. Gone to comreg. I would never buy a phone off a network again, sim free from amazon etc only.
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Sorry but can i just confirm something please? Can i order the phone and then do the eir sim/port business once ordered or do i have to port my new eir sim to Vodafone first and then order the phone? Don't want to miss this deal.

Edit: nvm, just tried to complete purchase and i need the new sim alright. Thanks, will try get a new sim asap!

Also, can you get a free eir sim from in store or just online.

2nd edit: ok, 10 euro to get sim in store, worth it to make sure i can get the deal today but is it 100% unlocked so a Three sim will work without any hassle?
I'm using mine with a 3 SIM, no issues.
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I'm using mine with a 3 SIM, no issues.
Excellent thanks and thanks OP!!
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So is €10 the cheapest PAYG SIM you can buy from a B&M store? I'm looking at getting one from somewhere on my lunchbreak so I can order this today - I have a feeling it won't last.
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So is €10 the cheapest PAYG SIM you can buy from a B&M store? I'm looking at getting one from somewhere on my lunchbreak so I can order this today - I have a feeling it won't last.
Lyca Mobile sims can be picked up in loads of shops for free. Once you activate the sim in a phone it gives you the number.
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Lyca Mobile sims can be picked up in loads of shops for free. Once you activate the sim in a phone it gives you the number.
I'd be careful with Lyca. Here are the terms for one of their porting offers:

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