Re-Tales: Deal makers (16/11/09)



Tesco Mobile has a new unlimited contract tariff which gives customers unlimited calls and texts for £30 a month for a minimum of one month’s commitment. Tesco Clubcard customers get triple points on every £1 spent. Tesco prepay customers are being invited to triple their credit every time they top up £15 or £20, giving them £45 or £60 respectively. Credit received is valid for a one month period.


The Orange Christmas Calendar has a special offer for every day during November and December. Each promotion lasts for just 24 hours and is available online or for existing customers by calling 343 from their Orange handset. Special offers range from free gifts to promotional prices on a variety of handsets but once the 24 hours are over the promotion is finished too.


Phones 4U is stocking the Vodafone exclusive HTC Magic, Google’s second Android phone, which is available for free on a £25 24-month tariff. Customers opting for the Your Plan deal receive 75 minutes and 250 texts – there is currently an offer on this tariff which includes 500MB mobile internet. For an extra £15 per month customers can get the HTC Magic on the 18-month Your Plan Text tariff which includes 600 minutes and 3000 texts.


Christmas incentives have already started at Carphone Warehouse with a selection of handsets available for half price on prepay. The LG Cookie is now £48.95 on Orange and Vodafone and the Blackberry Pearl 8110 is £89.95 on T-Mobile. Carphone also has the exclusive Nokia Illuvial Pink collection available in-store and online.


Virgin is offering a new incentive to its prepay customers allowing them two months’ free social networking after their first top-up of £10 or more. There are a variety of 30 different handsets to accompany this offer starting from £9.99. Many handsets also come with additional free gifts such as retail gift cards, free downloads and free magazine subscriptions.


T-Mobile is offering customers 1,000 minutes and unlimited texts for just £25 a month on its Combi 35 Megadeal. Nokia’s first touchscreen, the Nokia 5800, is available exclusively in Chrome for free and also comes with free unlimited music.


3 is offering the INQ Mini 3G at £49.99, with 15 per cent off the usual price for an already budget phone. The handset, currently exclusive to 3, is the first phone to offer Facebook, Skype, MSN and Twitter connectivity for under £100. It is available on prepay with a £10 top-up.