Orange is offering a special deal via Dialaphone for the HTC Desire S smartphone that costs a mere £10 per month or £240 for the phone over the duration of the contract.
The cheapest deal when buying the phone direct from Orange stands at £20 per month, twice the cost, albeit with more minutes and internet access.
Dialaphone's package offers 30 minutes, unlimited texts and no internet; it's actually better value to buy the phone on Dolphin 10 and get a SIM only, one month contract from Orange, like the Dolphin 20 which comes with unlimited texts, 500MB data and 500 anytime minutes for £20 (ed : you can also unlock it).
The HTC Desire S was introduced only four months ago at the MWC, and its price quickly fell from around £400 at launch to £330 in the third week of April to £240 now. The deal is made more interesting because, in effect, you are given a two year loan with no interest to be paid.
The drop in price means that it is now preferable to buy the new HTC Desire S rather than the old Desire. Like the latter, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, a five megapixel camera with AF, HD recording capabilities and flash, a 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, Gingerbread with HTC Sense UI, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot and more.