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Old 03-07-2008, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by trebius View Post
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I rang up Orange today and the operator basically told me not to upgrade to an N-series phone on Orange as they're having severe firmware issues with the whole line, something to do with locking up and forced restarts. Well that, and the ridiculous price they offered me (280 upgrade fee in addition to the contract) completely put me off Orange-branded phones.
You can pick up an Unlocked Black N82 on eBay for about 200. Just go for a seller with high/good feedback and pay via PayPal for protection.

You could Upgrade on Orange for the quoted 280 but you may have to De-Brand the Firmware to get stable operations.
Although it is easy to do, De-Branding technically invalidates your warranty with Nokia. Your choice, as long as you are aware of the risks.
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