Vodafone UK opens Nokia Lumia 800 pre-orders

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Vodafone UK is now taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 800. As a special promotion the first 10,000 customers will get £60 of vouchers (Starbucks, Zune Music, Vodafone Accessories, Photobox, Amazon.co.uk, and Vue Cinemas). Vodafone are offering the phone for 'free' on a £36 (24 months) contract (300 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB Data), with other options also available. The handset will be available from 9am on November 16th.

The Vodafone vouchers will be released once a month for the first six months. The details are shown in the promotional poster below, with each voucher linked to one of the key phone 'experiences'. The voucher promotion is tied into Nokia's 'The Amaazing Everyday' campaign slogan. This means Nokia and Vodafone are likely to be sharing the cost of the promotion.

Vodafone Lumia 800 landing page

Vodafone is currently running promotional banners for the Nokia Lumia 800 on the front page of its site in both the personal and business sections. This space is usually reserved for handsets that Vodafone expect to be best sellers, and is a good example of the strong operator support for the Lumia 800 that Nokia trumpted at Nokia World last week. 

Vodafone splash

UK operators T-MobileOrange and 3 are also ranging the handset and are or will be offering a variety of special promotions. We'll be rounding up all the offers on al the UK networks in due course.