The UK's first network operator to offer 4G, as well as being the exclusive partner for the Lumia 920 is currently offering the Windows Phone for a discounted price when purchased on PAYG (Pay As You Go). EE has been the only operator in the UK to offer the Lumia 920 since the Windows Phone 8 device was launched two months ago.
Restricted to EE, Orange, T-Mobile and reportedly Virgin Mobile, consumers who opt to purchase the Lumia 920 locked to EE will be able to pick one up for just £329. That's over £200 cheaper than unlocked pricing. Unfortunately the Windows Phone will be locked to EE, which is currently going through teething while customers (and potential subscribers) are left baffled by numerous issues.
Ranging from a poorly constructed website to obscene pricing and poor service, EE hasn't had the easiest of transitions when taking up T-Mobile and Orange, wrapping both together with its new 4G service. When browsing the EE website it's not apparent that the Lumia 920 is a hero device for the operator with the exclusivity deal that's currently still in force with Nokia. We're not seeing a strong Windows Phone push.
For £329, the Lumia 920 is a bargain - regardless what network the device is locked to. Sporting an 8.7MP Nokia PureView camera (with a 1.2MP front-facing shooter), a 4.5'' 1280 x 768 IPS display, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 2000mAh battery, wireless charging, it's definitely worth the price tag - especially since a free wireless charger is involved.
Vodafone has announced plans to stock the Lumia 920 in early 2013, while Three UK has revealed on Twitter that the company wants to take up Nokia's flagship Windows Phone. We expect other UK operators to follow suit, competing with EE on the 4G LTE battleground. Should you be looking forward to investing in the latest hardware from Nokia and aren't in a hurry, be sure to keep an eye out for deals that will be available with carriers.
Check your local EE store for more information on the deal.
Thanks, yosagojimbo and Andrew for the tips!