Rating: Vodafone pips Orange to letting out the news
Those awfully nice people at Vodafone have just informed GoMo News that they actually have stock of the Nokia Lumia 710. The second W7 Mango phone provided by Nokia, Vodafone says the 710 is now available to buy now at Vodafone UK here. The operator knows how impatient some of us have been to get their hands on this phone. So, rather than waiting for their phone to arrive at their home, Vodafone customers can choose to collect their new Nokia Lumia 710 in a store convenient to them. And Vodafone will let them know when it’s there. Orange UK also has the 710 but we didn’t spot the notification until after Vodafone’s email came through.The actual email notification from Orange read, “Your product is back in stock”. This kind of confused GoMo News because the 710 has never been in stock so initially we didn’t know what Orange was referring to.
On paper, Orange also looks to be more expensive than Vodafone. Orange will provide the handset free for a minimum of £26 per month. See here.
By contrast, Vodafone is offering the handset free for £20.50 on 24 month plans – including 100 minutes, 500 texts, and 250MB of mobile data.
When Vodafone customers come to collect the handset, they can have all the contents of their old mobile transferred to their new Nokia Lumia 710 using Vodafone’s innovative RED Box.
Plus new and upgrading pay monthly Vodafone customers will benefit from Vodafone Data Test Drive which lets them use as much data as they like, for whatever they like, for three months.
Better still those switching to the 710 can also get up to £270 for their old phone with Vodafone Buyback. GoMo News is hoping that £270 applies to those abandoning the latest iPhone!
Vodafone says that the 710 has, “All the amazing features of the Nokia Lumia 800, plus fun changeable back covers.”
It will be interesting to see what difference the Nokia Lumia 710 1.4 GHz processor makes. Will the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS appear slow. If everything goes to plan we will let you know tomorrow.