Re-Tales: Deal makers (12/04/10)


Carphone has a deal for Samsung lovers with a choice between the pink or black C3050 and 32-inch LCD TV bundled in for good measure on Orange. The deal is available on the Orange Dolphine £25 24-month contract with 300 minutes and unlimited texts. The free TV has an integrated freeview box and is HD ready. The retailer also has the oddly shaped Alcatel OT808 on offer on prepay. The pink clamshell is better then half price at £49.95 down from £109.95 and is available on O2, Orange, Vodafone and its own network Talk Mobile.

Orange has some cracking Easter deals for prepay customers. It has knocked 50 per cent off the price of a range of prepay handsets including the Motorola Dext which is £150 down from £300. The Android slideout QWERTY device also runs Motorola’s own Motoblur system on top of Android for a social networking experience. Orange has the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on contract, which is available for free on a £40 tariff. On Panther 40 24-month contract, customers get 1,200 minutes, unlimited texts, internet, email, Sat Nav and 50 photo messages. However, when purchasing online, customers can get the tariff at £35 per month. The X10 has a 8.1 megapixel camera, Sat Nav, WiFi, MP3 player and runs on the Android platform.

Customers wanting a colour variant of the BlackBerry Curve 8250 can walk in to an O2 store for an exclusive purple version. Bundled in with the deal is also a free beauty experience and savings off the bill. The deal is on a £32.50 24-month tariff and customers get £135 credited back to their account. The Nokia X3 has a tenner knocked off the price on prepay. It is now £80 and sports a 3.2 megapixel camera and comes with a 2GB memory card. Nokia claims the phone to be environmentally friendly with 80 per cent recyclable materials.

Phones 4U is knocking a fi ver off the monthly bill when customers sign up to a contract on Vodafone with the Nokia N97 mini in white. Customers will receive £50 cashback by redemption when signing up to the Vodafone Your Plan Text £25 tariff. It comes with 600 minutes and 3,000 texts. The N97 mini has 8GB internal memory, WiFi, accelerometer and a five-megapixel camera. On prepay, the Sony Ericsson W205 is priced at £24.95 subject to a £10 top up. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera, Walkman music player and Bluetooth.

T-Mobile has the latest HTC stunner, the Desire on offer on contract. It’s available free on a 24-month £35 tariff with 1,200 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited mobile internet. The Desire has a five-megapixel camera, 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen and comes with two free movie rental downloads. The consumer-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8520 comes with six month free internet as well as free texts for 30 days on prepay. It is priced at £169.99. The handset has WiFi, trackpad, two-megapixel camera and GPRS.