Re-Tales: Deal makers (19/10/09)



The HTC HD2 is available for pre-order online with a £30 eXpansys gift voucher thrown in for free when purchased before October 31. The handset has Wi-Fi, GPS, five-megapixel camera and a 4.3-inch touchscreen and is priced at £549.99 including VAT. It’s available from November 11. Customers wanting to watch blockbusters on-the-go can do so with the Hisense 1080p HD TV media player. It’s priced at £69.99 and comes with a £15 gift voucher when purchased before October 31.


Sony Ericsson Satio is the latest 12-megapixel camera phone, which also sports a 3.5-inch touchscreen, TrackID music recognition service and Wi-Fi and GPS builtin. The handset is exclusive to Carphone on Orange and is available for free on a £45 18-month tariff. Customers opting for the Racoon 45 deal receive 1,200 minutes, 500 texts, unlimited internet and landline calls. On the laptop font, customers can save £170 on the Dell Inspiron 17. The standalone price is £329 down from £499. It has a 17.3-inch screen and is powered by Windows Vista Premium and Pentium Dual Core processor. The laptop has a 250GB hard drive and 2GB memory with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built-in.


T-Mobile asks customers what would they do with 1,000 minutes and unlimited texts with its latest o  er. For £25 per month, customers can opt-in for a Samsung Pixon, T-Mobile Pulse, Nokia 6600i or Nokia 5800 XpressMusic on a 24-month contract. With the T-Mobile Pulse, customers also get unlimited internet.


Orange has an October sale which includes the Nokia 6303 on prepay priced at £79, a saving of £20. It has a 3.2- megapixel camera and GPRS. SME businesses can save £5 per month when buying a deal online. Business Solo plans are available on 18 and 24-month contracts. Customers can choose from 600 minutes and 100 texts for £25 online or 900 minutes and 100 texts for £30. Customers eagerly anticipating the launch of the Apple iPhone 3G and 3G S on Orange can register their interest online to be among the fi rst to get a contract.


The Sony Ericsson C902 is available for free on all tariffs on 18 and 24-month contracts. Customers buying online will get double the amount of text messages. A £24.48 tariff is available exclusively online with 200 minutes, 400 texts and unlimited O2 to O2 calls.


The Sony Ericsson W995 is available on Orange and Vodafone with £10
off the customer’s bill each month. On Orange, the deal includes 600 minutes and 3,000 texts for £25 per month on an 18-month contract. On Vodafone, the deal comes with the same amount of minutes and texts plus unlimited internet for £30. The handset has an eight megapixel camera, Walkman music player, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi and accelerometer.