Save money when ordering 3 X-Series phone

I’ve just become the very proud owner of a Nokia E65 mobile phone, on 3’s unlimited data X-Series deal. Since most of my phone use is data, rather than incoming or outgoing calls, it seemed like the sensible option. And I have to say, the E65 is gorgeous! A good solid slider action, a wonderfully crisp screen, and loads of functionality (including Skype and MSN Messenger).

The only initial headache was getting it to sync with my PC – which, when you keep all your appointments and contacts digitally, is a serious issue. Try as I might, I couldn’t get Nokia’s PC Suite v6.82 to work with my PC. I could connect to the phone, and send files over to it, but the sync’ing application refused to work. Then, hurrah! Nokia release v6.83 this morning, and it works perfectly first time.

One tip for anyone thinking of 3’s X-Series tariffs… the X-Series site implies that you have to buy the handset for £49.99, and sign up to a £40 or £45/month tariff for 18 months. But if you go via the 3 online store, and construct the deal manually by choosing the E65 from their list of all handsets, you can have any tariff you want, and probably get the handset free too. Just be sure to add X-Series as an ‘add-on’ when you reach the shopping basket screen. That’s what I did, and I’ve got a phone in my hand to prove it worked. Haven’t seen my first bill yet though…

3 thoughts on “Save money when ordering 3 X-Series phone”

  1. Looks like I jumped the gun by a couple of days with this… 3 have now opened the X Series deal up to any phone, and the E65 is now free. for details, although be warned – it looks a bit complicated.

  2. Ive just got a new Nokia E65 as an upgrade from 3. Its a great little phone, alot of programmes which is what I wanted but now I have it I do not know what to do with it as it has so may features on the phone. But I suppose that is a good thing if you are looking for something more than just a phone for making snd recieving calls.

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