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HTC One V available from 23 April

HTC One V available from 23 April

17 April 2012

Carphone Warehouse offers mid-range Android for £20.50 per month

In our recent review of the HTC One V, we described the phone as 'a bargain'. You can see how much of a bargain with all the network prices now available via Carphone Warehouse.

Those prices aren't as cheap as the one an online retailer came up with last week, but as ever, you probably want to check the small print and allowances before signing up. Saying that, the high street price is still a tempting offer, especially as the HTC One V comes with Ice Cream Sandwich from the off.

Carphone Warehouse is offering the phone from 23 April, but is taking orders now and offering the phone 'free' on the Orange, Vodafone and O2 networks. Orange comes in the cheapest of those, with £20.50 getting you a deal with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data, but you'll have to sign for 24 months. Other variations are also listed (including a similar deal with 500MB of data), so if you are interested, see the full breakdown on the Carphone Warehouse site. You can also pick one up for around £230 SIM-free.

As for the phone itself, it brings back the 'chin' from the HTC Legend design and offers up a 3.7-inch touch-screen, a 1GHz processor, a five-megapixel camera, 4GB of RAM, Beats Audio technology and, as we mentioned, the latest version of Android for the operating system. As we said at the start, something of a bargain and yours from next week, if you fancy it.

And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is a PAC code?

A porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.