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10-11-2019, 17:05   #76
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Mine arrived Friday, very quick delivery. It's a present so putting it away for a while. Thanks again OP, savage deal!
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10-11-2019, 22:03   #77
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Have the phone a few days now. Camera and battery superb.

For €250 this is an absolute no-brainer.
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10-11-2019, 22:10   #78
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Good to hear.

I've been scaremongered by the reports of the issues with Android 10 but can't live with this phone notifying me to update constantly so I might just update to hell and get it over with!
The only issue I have had so far is it said the leap card app wasn't compatible so it might not work. I installed it anyway. It did have issues recognising my leap card when I first tried it (it took a few goes) but it's been grand ever since.
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11-11-2019, 10:26   #79
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Has anyone had issues with the order taking a long time? I ordered last Wednesday but still waiting. Contacted customer service but they seem to be trying to fob me off.
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11-11-2019, 10:44   #80
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Has anyone had issues with the order taking a long time? I ordered last Wednesday but still waiting. Contacted customer service but they seem to be trying to fob me off.
I ordered mine Wednesday night and it was delivered on Friday.
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11-11-2019, 10:46   #81
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I ordered mine Wednesday night and it was delivered on Friday.
Thanks for the reply, yes something must be wrong, I may try going to a vodafone store instead maybe they can give me one there.
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11-11-2019, 16:03   #82
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I'm thick and don't understand the whole thing re 'porting' etc. I'm EIR, want to stay that way. Wondering can I buy this as ppl are saying it's unlocked / what's the craic with ppl buying sims...?
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11-11-2019, 16:11   #83
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I'm thick and don't understand the whole thing re 'porting' etc. I'm EIR, want to stay that way. Wondering can I buy this as ppl are saying it's unlocked / what's the craic with ppl buying sims...?
To get the special offer price you need to move (port) a current number to Vodafone, so that VF think they are getting your business. People in the thread above are giving advice on how to get a new SIM and number for free, in order to move *that* number to VF, rather than your current one you want to keep.

In your case, you should be able to get Eir to send you a new PAYG SIM for free (https://www.eir.ie/mobile/prepay/free-sim-cards/). When you receive it, you don't need to top it up, you only need to receive a text later. You would pop it in your current phone, go and get the offer, and port that new number to VF. The reason it needs to be contactable at the time is to get a code so that VF know it's you.

You would then just forget about that new number, and never use the VF SIM when it arrives. As the phone is unlocked, you would be able to use your current Eir SIM in it - if it was locked to the seller's network (as most are) you'd have to pay to get it unlocked.
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To get the special offer price you need to move (port) a current number to Vodafone, so that VF think they are getting your business. People in the thread above are giving advice on how to get a new SIM and number for free, in order to move *that* number to VF, rather than your current one you want to keep.

In your case, you should be able to get Eir to send you a new PAYG SIM for free (https://www.eir.ie/mobile/prepay/free-sim-cards/). When you receive it, you don't need to top it up, you only need to receive a text later. You would pop it in your current phone, go and get the offer, and port that new number to VF. The reason it needs to be contactable at the time is to get a code so that VF know it's you.

You would then just forget about that new number, and never use the VF SIM when it arrives. As the phone is unlocked, you would be able to use your current Eir SIM in it - if it was locked to the seller's network (as most are) you'd have to pay to get it unlocked.
Beautiful - crystal clear. Thanks a mill. Will do this - I'd prefer the white or purple but I don't think I can argue with €250 vs €399!
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Beautiful - crystal clear. Thanks a mill. Will do this - I'd prefer the white or purple but I don't think I can argue with €250 vs €399!
Assume that Google will be discounting this to close to €250 on Black Friday. Might wait till then as less hassle.
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Assume that Google will be discounting this to close to €250 on Black Friday. Might wait till then as less hassle.
Its currently €400ish and I've seen rumours of it being discounted by $100 in US so I'd suspect it'll go down to €300 here
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Its currently €400ish and I've seen rumours of it being discounted by $100 in US so I'd suspect it'll go down to €300 here
But they have purplish. Surely that's worth an extra €50
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But they have purplish. Surely that's worth an extra €50
I got the 3A for €315 on the 21% off deal for Google's birthday a couple of months ago (thanks to the BA forum!). Can confirm, the purplish is worth the extra
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Assume that Google will be discounting this to close to €250 on Black Friday. Might wait till then as less hassle.
Prob the sensible thing to do I'd say...
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Assume that Google will be discounting this to close to €250 on Black Friday. Might wait till then as less hassle.
It really is not that much hassle.
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