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The Key

Member
Jan 29, 2003
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facility #4, west
Hi,

Does anyone know a good place to buy a cheap O2 XDA?
Some people claim it can be bought (with no subscription) around 500 Euro's.
I was unable to find a place where I can buy them for that price.

A shop around Amsterdam would be nice, but online ordering is no problem too ...

Thanx ....
 

The Key

Member
Jan 29, 2003
6
0
facility #4, west
Thanks for the reply :)

Good thinking, but we can't buy them from e-bay.
We need more then one, all with receipt.
And I think the risk of not getting the devices, or
(slightly) broken/buggy models is too big.
 

Tim C

Member
Feb 7, 2003
16
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London
try O2 shop in Holland if they have them

in the UK they are selling reconditioned 32mb XDA's for 99 GBP with contract (can be data only), missing a few bits - headphones and software, but you can get these separate anyway.

I just cancelled my O2 data contract and bought another XDA with standalone data contract with PAYG voice.

Regards
Tim
 

killercheung

Senior Member
Feb 20, 2003
170
1
Tim C said:
try O2 shop in Holland if they have them

in the UK they are selling reconditioned 32mb XDA's for 99 GBP with contract (can be data only), missing a few bits - headphones and software, but you can get these separate anyway.

I just cancelled my O2 data contract and bought another XDA with standalone data contract with PAYG voice.

Regards
Tim

You mean UK O2 shops are selling reconditioned XDA for 99 GBP ?
It's unbelievable.
 

Tim C

Member
Feb 7, 2003
16
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London
yes 99GBP - I bought mine yesterday from O2 shop in Bluewater, (01322 623860) but I guess any of the larger O2 shops will do them - I didn't check the O2 shop in Lakeside which is smaller.

It had no headphones, leather case or software.
The headphones you can get for £20 GBP
Those horrible cases you can get for £20 GBP (or a decent one off ebay for $30)
and I have the software anyway - and would imagine you could obtain easily from this forum anyway.
It had the USB cradle, power plug - uk & european pins, little serial power adaptor, stylus x 2. The xda was in near perfect condition , only the label on the back was slightly lifted, where i guess the technicans have changed something. Maybe others will be different.

If you already have a 12 month voice contact, the data part is probably only 3 months. So i cancelled my data contract and will give the sim to someone and took out a new data contract (12 months if data only) with PAYG phone since i rarely use the phone (which most sales reps won't tell you - and the data contract works out £10 a month less for me anyway.

and now i just have to decide which XDA I keep, and sell the other one.

Regards
Tim
 

bdarras

Senior Member
Mar 18, 2003
67
3
London
O2 is still selling these refurbished PDA for 99£ in all their stores I've seen in London.
I am worried about the absence of software.
What software usually comes, but is absent on the refurbished XDA?

Is it software to install on your PC/Laptop or is it softawre for the XDA?

Thanks
 

ahazim1

New member
Apr 23, 2003
2
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USA, UAE, Switzerland :)
WOW 99 pounds I want one but without service - Possible ?

99 pounds WOW

I am really interested in finding out this software missing part .....

1- Please, let me know. If this software can be downloaded from somewhere around here then I would contact them immediately to buy one.

I don't need any service I just need the device. Is that possible ? is this price for the device only without any service ?

2- Is this tri-band !!

Thanks a million guys. This is a great piece of information.

:D
 

einas_canada

Member
Apr 18, 2003
43
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GONE

No more. All gone.
Can some 1 in UK tell us how much will it cost to buy one in UK with the plan? I don't need the plan but it seems that this is the only way to get1, right?
 
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bdarras_

Guest
There's nothing on their website but go ask in their shop

I've bought mine a month ago now for 99 pounds in London, in Hammermith Kings Mall, but the two shops on Oxford Street also had them for 99 pounds.


I admit I haven't checked since then, but when I asked last month they said this wasn't a temporary offer and it would go on.

They don't actually advertise them anymore, but just ask for the "REFURBISHED" XDA in the store!



As far as I can tell the "missing software" is the 2nd CD-ROM provided by Microsoft which contains Microsoft Activesync (and probably other free Microsoft software) which you can download for free from the microsoft website. http://www.microsoft.com/mobile/pocketpc/downloads/activesync35.asp
(version 3.6 is also available, but other users on this forum suggest you do not use it (yet))

It did come with the O2 CD-ROM

It did not come with the headphones, no replacement stylus, no leather case

It is NOT tri-Band
 

bdarras

Senior Member
Mar 18, 2003
67
3
London
confusing response from O2

I went to the shop in Hammersmith this morning, they said they still carry the promotion but have no XDA "in stock" (read: none that have been brought back to O2 for "refurbishing") but when they will get some you'll still be able to buy them for 99£.

HOWEVER, i also called one of the shop in Oxford Street and they said they stopped selling them a "long time ago".

Sorry for the confusion, hope this helps.
 

aabaas

New member
Apr 26, 2003
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Hammersmith phone number and or better email Website

Hammersmith contact info

Store name

Phone number

email address (Preferred)

URL
 

bdarras

Senior Member
Mar 18, 2003
67
3
London
O2 Shop
43 Kings Mall, Hammersmith
W6 9HW
t: 020 8563 0542

I asked in the second O2 shop on Oxford Street, the one closest to tottenham court road ( Yes I know, I always go to the same places, ...)

They said the same thing:

- ...We don't have them any more
- But wil you continue the promotion if you get some more in stock?
- Yes...

He didn't say whether they were actually expecting to get any new ones in stock
 

climber

Member
Feb 16, 2003
48
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central Netherlands
I am not sure but...

somehow I get the feeling that the ease of unlocking has led O2 to change the strategy in selling these thingies.

On the other hand.....I just lost an online battle of command and conquer Generals. So there go my strategy skills :evil:

Robert
 
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Guest

Guest
hi, i bought a xda unconnected from dixons for only £399
if you go into any dixons store, they will do a search for you across stores in the region, you must quote unconnected. (ex-display)
 

Tim C

Member
Feb 7, 2003
16
0
London
It would probably be cheaper to buy one on contact and throw the sim card.
12 months @ £15 per month = £180 + the cost of a phone.

If anyone does throw the SIM card, can I have it?

Regards
Tim