Save Coolsmartphone – The winners

OK, short version. About a week ago we found out that this very site was going to be taken off-line. It all revolved around a rather substantial excess bandwidth charge. Thankfully, you guys cam to our rescue and generously donarted your own hard-earned cash to keep the ship going. We’re utterly amazed and stunned by how quickly this all cam together and, thanks to our PR and online friends, we collected together a big bunch of prizes for you.

Save Coolsmartphone   The winnersOn Saturday we put some special gloves on and picked winners from the many generous donations that you sent in. The winners are as follows. We’ll be sending emails out in the next few hours to the winners. Don’t worry if yours hasn’t arrived yet.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry – you can still simply tweet to win a HTC Mozart and we’ll be keeping the names of those who donated record should further prizes get donated to the pile. We had so many donations, I want to try and reward you all somehow. The reason I’ve been a little late posting all this is because I’m trying to get an exclusive discount or something similar to try and thank all of you who donated.

I’ll be back with more news on our charity donations shortly too. Congratulations to the following people!

3 HTC Explorer handsets – Courtesy of HTC and Nelson Bostock

Nigel Dhillon
Daniel Addy
James Hamilton

4 HTC EVO 3D handsets – Courtesy of HTC and Nelson Bostock

Andrew Holding
Richard Scorer
Andrew Nicholson
Clemmie Gleeson

4 HTC TITAN handsets – Courtesy of HTC and Nelson Bostock

Martin Tomlinson
Simon Jackson
Jordan Maclachlan
John Molyneux

3 HTC Sensation handsets – Courtesy of HTC and Nelson Bostock

John Allerton
Andrew Lamb
Mark Hill

2 Vodafone Sure Signals – Courtesy of Mike from Vodafone

Phillip Thorner
Deborah Stringer

Any phone from the O2 Range – You choose – Courtesy of O2

Martin Clinton

A T-Mobile Vivacity – Courtesy of T-Mobile

Anthony Huggins

A Motorola DEFY MINI – Courtesy of Clove

Douglas Purnell

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  • Steve Taylor

    Didn’t win then :-(

  • Martyn Hickman

    Martyn well done to you guys

  • Martin Tomlinson

    Chuffed to bits! I never win anything! Plus i’m so glad the site is still going, you’re my one and only smartphone news source, and do a cracking job of keeping a good mix of interesting stories. Keep up the good work

  • Nigel Dhillon

    Very happy thanks alot.

  • didnt win :( i’ve gone off this place now ;)

  • Lee

    Lucky people (: glad the site is still going.

  • Anonymous

    Shame I didn’t bag anything. The wife was particularly hoping I’d grab an HTC titan for her! Glad the oracle that is coolsmartphone is back to rude health though :-)

  • I’m intrigued to know how much we raised!

  • Andrew Holding

    Woohoo I appear to have won! :-). Haven’t had an email yet, could you please confirm Leigh. As with Daniel, would be interest to know how much was raised for the charities, but mostly just glad that you’ll still be around!

  • Martin Tomlinson

    Worryingly ive not had the email yet either

    • Andrew Holding

      Makes me feel a little better that you haven’t had the email either Martin. Could be either the team haven’t got round to sending them or  problems with the email system. Fingers crossed :-)

      • Andrew Nicholson

        Likewise no email (yet), maybe Gears has had some welcome downtime after last week. Good to see the site was saved (its been daily reading for years) and it would be great to know how much is going to charity.

        • John Molyneux

          There seems to be a delay in getting in touch with winners in that case, which certainly calms me down.  I was getting worried it would go elsewhere, considered unwanted!

          • Anonymous

            Hello all.

            Everyone should have been contacted. Please let me know if you’ve not received your mail by Friday 9AM. If you’ve not got it by then, I’m probably sending to the wrong address (I’m using your PayPal addresses, so this needs to be checked).

            Many thanks.

            Leigh Geary (Gears)

  • Nigel Dhillon

    I’ve had no email either.

  • SnarlingRabbit

    I haven’t had an email either. Maybe because I didn’t win!

  • Martin Clinton

    Blimey – I’ve won! Like Martin T. I’ve never won anything apart from a bottle of whiskey at a school fete when I was 10 (True! I can’t imagine it happening today!), so I’m well chuffed. 

  • Andy lamb

    Got my confirmation email this morning, thanks again for running this great site and glad that the combined efforts of the site supporters got you all through this difficult few weeks, keep up the great work.
    Andy Lamb

  • Jrallerton

    Has anyone received their prize yet?

    • Anonymous

      All prizes are going out now. Please allow slightly longer for those coming from our sponsors

      • Andrew Holding

        My Evo 3D arrived this morning – haven’t had chance to open it yet but will post a piccie on here later. Thanks to Gears and the coolsmartphone team, to HTC for donating the prize, but most of all thanks to everyone who donated to keep the site open!

        • Andrew Nicholson

          Same here – many thanks Gears and all involved. Its a bit scary working out the shift up from winmo6.1 to android. I haven’t plucked up the courage to plug my sim card into the Evo yet. Now, if only coolsmartphone still had those lovely helpful forums…… ;-)

          • Andrew Holding

            It’s really not too difficult Andrew. This is my 3rd Android device – started with the HTC Desire which is very similar to the Evo interface wise. Be brave – you won’t regret it!

  • Guest

    so who actually won the rest of the htc mozart phone? Also what about the news the donation to charity?

    Please update Leigh, otherwise this would look dodgy on your side