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  1. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Just got an email from Vodafone letting me know Torch is now available for pre order and I thought I'll pass it on.

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    09-15-10 06:09 AM
  2. NSheld's Avatar
    Yeah I had it last night, checked the prices..Laughed..and deleted it.
    09-15-10 06:32 AM
  3. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Lol, shock me, how much?

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    09-15-10 06:34 AM
  4. darkone338's Avatar
    frankly laughable...

    40 quid a month on a 2 years deal and the phone is free, but drop down one level to 30 quid a month and the phone leaps to a staggering 199 quid!

    On 18 month deals, at 45/mnth the phone is free and dropping down a level to 30 quid a month the price leaps to 299 quid!

    All this and despite Android and Jesusphone users getting a 1GB allowance, BB users are again discriminated against with 500MB...

    (PS: If you decide to take the phone on the lowest available tariffs on 18 and 24 months, the phone is gonna set you back 399 quid!... Im glad i paid $550 and had one shipped from the US.... With my SIMonly deal, Ive already saved!)
    09-15-10 06:38 AM
  5. NSheld's Avatar
    Thanks for replying Darkone, I didn't have the prices to hand or I would have quoted them.

    They are indeed laughable. I'm sure they'll have plenty of stock left at them prices.

    Shame really, as I'm really fired up for this phone.

    I'm currently on o2, so I hope their deals are a **** of a lot better, or I'll just import one in.
    09-15-10 06:43 AM
  6. NSheld's Avatar
    frankly laughable...

    4.. Im glad i paid $550 and had one shipped from the US.... With my SIMonly deal, Ive already saved!)
    Do you mind if I ask you where you purchased it from please?
    09-15-10 06:45 AM
  7. darkone338's Avatar
    A guy called Techno Trader on Ebay. Ordered on a Sunday, phone arrived on the Wednesday morning.

    (I got stung for 25 quid import tax, but other than that, not a problem with the phone)
    09-15-10 06:48 AM
  8. Tweeg's Avatar
    Whats the price off contract? And dammit I want it in the Netherlands also
    09-15-10 06:59 AM
  9. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Well, the 9700 and the Storm 2 were pretty much the same when they came out but prices dropped pretty fast. Does the 40 contract include insurance by any chance?

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    09-15-10 07:06 AM
  10. darkone338's Avatar
    not that i see. you can check for yourself tho in the VF website under Plans
    09-15-10 09:24 AM
  11. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Well, I'm not up for upgrade for another year, who knows what blackberrys will come out by then. I remember a time not so long ago when there were no free blackberry with any contract, hope it's not going back to that.

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    09-15-10 10:17 AM
  12. kevintweedie's Avatar
    I've just ordered mine from Vodafone, their price plans are normally very good. I think when it arrives on O2 that they will probably be the same prices but less minutes on O2. Maybe like the iPhone?
    09-15-10 12:05 PM
  13. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I've just ordered mine from Vodafone, their price plans are normally very good. I think when it arrives on O2 that they will probably be the same prices but less minutes on O2. Maybe like the iPhone?
    Just out of curiosity, do they let you upgrade early if you pre order the torch?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-15-10 12:25 PM
  14. darkone338's Avatar
    yes, on vodafone, if you upgrade online you can do it anytime in the last 6 months of your current contract. Be warned tho, the new contract, even tho you get the phone now, does not start until the expiration of the current contract. So if you upgrade with 6 months left, to an 18 month contract, you actually arent out of contract for 2 years.
    09-16-10 03:37 AM
  15. els822's Avatar
    i used the early upgrade option on vodafone yesterday...hoping to have my torch on the 27th september....cant wait

    its on the same priced contract as i was on before...with 300 mins extra (1200mins) and 3000 texts (which i will never come close to using up now due to BBM) and 500mb internet which is more than enough for me.
    personally i think that is a good deal...but thats just my opinion
    09-16-10 04:29 AM
  16. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Sometimes I think of going to a sim only contract and just buy the phone outright, the only thing holding me back is the insurance(3.50 a month) and the replacements you can have next day. When you rely on the blackberry to run your business it's peace of mind.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-16-10 05:01 AM
  17. dfuk's Avatar
    Received email this morning from vodafone saying my preordered torch has been shipped and should arrive tomorrow.

    Getting on a 25/m 24month contract as a free upgrade from my storm.

    dfuk
    09-29-10 04:36 PM
  18. NSheld's Avatar
    That's great news! Post us a pic when you get it today

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    09-29-10 11:52 PM
  19. pshutton's Avatar
    Mine is on route so I am looking forward to finally getting my hands on this.
    09-30-10 01:10 AM
  20. dfuk's Avatar
    i have in my hand a shiny new blackberry torch
    just have to charge it and set it up
    09-30-10 07:29 AM
  21. Martin.R's Avatar
    Is it branded 'Vodafone' on the rim of the keyboard?
    Can't see from the picture.
    09-30-10 08:55 AM
  22. st_temps's Avatar
    It's available instore in both Vodafone and Phones4u!

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    09-30-10 09:57 AM
  23. Martin.R's Avatar
    Branded or un-branded?
    09-30-10 10:30 AM
  24. weezul's Avatar
    cracked and got mine from Phones4u just now on 40 a month with orange... i guess my loyalty switched from o2 to blackberry without me realizing!! It comes with .245 irrc, but im just swapping sim and data and stuff now. I have no self control. It's also fully unlocked
    09-30-10 11:15 AM
  25. weezul's Avatar
    the software is .246, platform.105? haha still buzzing right now!
    09-30-10 11:45 AM
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