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IPhone 5 contract - Any advice?

Thinking of Telenor but reading bad reviews...

karmadroid
post 12.Nov.2012, 12:06 PM
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I'm thinking of signing a 24month contract with Telenor for an iPhone 5 but the more reviews I'm reading about Telenor the more I'm feeling this might be a bad option. Has anyone got an advice or experience with them? Any help will be much appreciated.

Tack
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byke
post 12.Nov.2012, 12:18 PM
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Telenor is "ok" ... but I wouldn't sign a 24 month contract for any phone.
Especially as you can buy the iphone 5 for 530 UK pounds , factory unlocked.
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karmadroid
post 12.Nov.2012, 12:55 PM
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Thanks byke! Yes that was my first thought but I've also heard that they make it really hard to have a sim only setup here for the iPhone 5. Is this just sales talk to make you go with a contract?
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byke
post 12.Nov.2012, 01:06 PM
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Its very easy to have a sim only setup.
Just walk into any store and ask ... I have it and it has saved me a fortune.
The sales people just want to sell you more than you need ...
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 12.Nov.2012, 02:40 PM
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Buying an IPhone 5 on 24 month contract from Telenor costs 240kr/month for the phone itself, i.e. a total of 5760kr. Add 350kr for unlocking the phone an the total is 6110kr or 596 GBP, so you save about 66 GBP by paying up front for an unlocked UK phone.

However, if you still want a Telenor subscription you lose a discount of 30kr/month, or in total 720kr or 67 GBP, by not buying the phone from them, so in total you don't save much by buying an unlocked phone if you want a Telenor subscription.
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karmadroid
post 13.Nov.2012, 11:07 AM
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Thank you very much for the information, it's much appreciated!
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Pooya
post 19.Aug.2014, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE (karmadroid @ 12.Nov.2012, 01:06 PM) *
I'm thinking of signing a 24month contract with Telenor for an iPhone 5 but the more reviews I'm reading about Telenor the more I'm feeling this might be a bad opt ... (show full quote)


try Comviq or tele 2 if you can.
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djdjdj
post 19.Aug.2014, 02:23 PM
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I use 3 because of the Global calling plan. I pay an extra 29kr a month as an add-on to my subscription and then get cheap rates to call back home (Canada, though they have cheap rates for most countries I think). Worth a look if you make international calls regularly.
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StefanP
post 20.Oct.2014, 11:42 PM
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QUOTE
I use 3 because of the Global calling plan. I pay an extra 29kr a month as an add-on to my subscription and then get cheap rates to call back home (Canada, though they have cheap rates for most countries I think). Worth a look if you make international calls regularly.


Can you elaborate, what is '3'. I am about to move from Vancouver to Stockholm and am trying to determine cell phone cost over there. Cheap calls to Canada are definitely part of the plan!

Thanks.
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Opalnera
post 21.Oct.2014, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (StefanP @ 20.Oct.2014, 10:42 PM) *
Can you elaborate, what is '3'. I am about to move from Vancouver to Stockholm and am trying to determine cell phone cost over there. Cheap calls to Canada are definit ... (show full quote)


I would not go near 3 with a 10 foot barge pole. Get Skype, Viber and WhatsApp and use wifi to make your overseas calls.
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