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Does anyone know who the flagship network operator will be for the desire HD?

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By dladz, Senior Member on 29th September 2010, 09:57 AM
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THinking of getting the DHD on my network Orange when i'm due for an upgrade in October and i was wondering if it will actually be available? Does anyone know what the flagship network will be?

Please don't say o2 lol, i hate those buggers.
 
 
29th September 2010, 10:36 AM |#2  
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As far as I know, Vodafone is going to be the "flagship". HTC seemed to be bigging them up a lot at the launch event.
Orange and T-Mobile are getting the phone too, but they didn't get a mention.
O2 so far aren't even getting the phone at all!
29th September 2010, 11:35 AM |#3  
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3rd party online stores are offering the HD on T-Mobile, Orange, O2 and Vodafone...always best to get from a 3rd party as to not get a crap branded handset!!
29th September 2010, 11:49 AM |#4  
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3rd party online stores are offering the HD on T-Mobile, Orange, O2 and Vodafone...always best to get from a 3rd party as to not get a crap branded handset!!

Yep, that's what I did with my TP2 and is what I'm doing with my HD
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I have it ordered from a 3rd party on Vodafone. I wonder because it will be the first shipment will it have all the Vodafone crap on it or touch wood it will be sim free ??
29th September 2010, 12:17 PM |#6  
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Depends where you get it from and whether you're first shipment or not.

When I ordered my TP2 from mobilephonesdirect I was first shipment and Voda didn't even have theirs yet - so I got an unbranded one.

I don't know if somewhere down the line Voda got their stock and MPD started selling from Voda stock rather than sim-free stock...

I expect at this stage all stock that doesn't come direct from an operator will be unbranded and sim-free.
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I ordered it from here immediately once they started taking orders so i should be in the first shipment - http://www.mobiles.co.uk/htc-desire-hd.html

Here's hoping its sim free then m8
29th September 2010, 01:21 PM |#8  
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I've just sent Orange an email asking about a release date. I'll post back when I hear something.

I never use a 3rd Party. Insurance is 6.00 a month on Orange. They replace the phone the next day usually no questions asked.

If you buy 3rd party you cannot insure your phone direct. You end up paying about 10.00 a month then if you want to claim they try everything to get out of helping you.

In my experience always buy direct. I know the branding is a pain. Custom Roms get rid of the bloatware. A small badge you can put up with.

If you buy a 3rd party phone the main operator will always tell you to contact who you bought your phone from if there's a fault.

That's where you will start having problems.

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I phoned Vodafone about my TP2 when I got it asking if I can have insurance put on through Vodafone rather than via the reseller and they said "Yep no problem" and put it on for me! Not had to use it, but just saying...
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That's good maybe it's just Orange. I got a phone from Phones 4 you years ago and Orange wouldn't touch me on insurance. I just like to deal direct because I get really good loyalty discounts.

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