Re-Tales: Deal makers (15/06/09)



T-Mobile is offering £10 off line rental on Combi 35 for the entire length of the contract on certain handsets.

The tariff is usually priced at £35 and comes with 800 minutes and unlimited texts. Customers can pick up the Nokia 5800, Sony Ericsson C902, Samsung Tocco, Sony Erccson W705 for £25 per month on an 18-month contract, or the T-Mobile G1 on Combi 40 for £30 per month. 

Or, prepay users can save up to 36 per cent off the price of the Motorola W377 silver which is priced at £22.01, Sony Ericsson T303 for £35.22, W395 for £70.46 and W595 pink for £88.08.


eXpansys has a secret. It’s knocking £50 off the LG Secret SIM-free price to  £149.99. It’s also got a nifty gadget for film buffs.

The Traxdata HDMI Media Player enables movies downloaded on a PC to be watched on a TV. It’s a visual bargain at £57.99.

Laptops are also aplenty with the Toshiba NB200-11L Netbook now only £349.99, one of the “world’s lightest” netbooks in the 10.2″ screen class the Samsung NC10 at £334.99 and the Asus EEE PC 701SD priced at £165.99.

Phones 4U

The silver LG Viewty Smart GC900 is exclusively available on Vodafone, Orange and O2.

It’s free from £20 per month on 18-month contracts 24-month contracts on O2. Customers can get unlimited music for two years with the Nokia 5800 Comes With Music. Customers sign up to a 24-month contract from £25 per month on Orange.

Need a new piece of IT kit? P4U is offering savings of up to £300 on a brand new laptop with a mobile broadband contract. A 10 per cent discount applies for standalone mobile broadband on O2 and Orange.


Rock star wannabes can pick up a free Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero worth £239 with Vodafone’s Talk 24 month contract.

It comes with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and mobile internet for £35 per month and a free Samsung steel. 

New customers to Vodafone can get an Acer Aspire 5535 laptop with a 3GB mobile broadband dongle on a 24-month contract deal while existing customers can get a £5 discount on the deal each month.


Orange has a range of new tariffs for not-so-big spenders. For £5 per month customers get 50 minutes, 50 texts and the Nokia 2630, on the £10 per month deal 100 minutes, 300 texts and Nokia 3600 are bundled in and for £15 per month customers get 200 minutes, unlimited texts and Nokia 6500 slide.

The deals are 36-month contracts, but customers can upgrade after 18-months.  It also has new 18-month SIM only deals including Dolphin 10 for £10 which comes with 100 minutes and 500 texts, Dolphin 15 for £15 which offers 300 minutes and unlimited texts, Dolphin 20 at £20 with 800 minutes and unlimited texts and Dolphin 30 for £30 with 1600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.


Virgin prepay customers can get unlimited texts and web access when topping up £20 a month on the Addict tariff. Or if topping up £10 per month customers can get 300 free texts or for a £15 top up a month 600 free texts are thrown in for free.

Available through purchase online is the Nokia 3120 “instant messenger phone” which enables MSN messenger conversations priced at £69.99.


The Sony PlayStation 3 80GB is being chucked in with half price line rental for four months on O2 600 and the Samsung Tocco Lite S5230.

The LG Arena is available on O2 600 with a 24-month contract and nine months half price at £12.50. It comes with 600 minutes and unlimited texts. 

The Nokia 5800 on prepay has been slashed from £15.25 to £185.70. It comes with an 8GB memory card, 3.2 megapixel camera and 3.2 inch touchscreen.