Re-Tales: Deal makers (26/04/10)


The Carphone Warehouse is bundling in free games consoles with BlackBerry devices. On Orange, customers can get a free Xbox 360 Arcade version with the Curve 8520 for £20 per month. The deal comes with 100 minutes and unlimited text messages on a 24-month contract, inclusive of the BlackBerry bolt on. Sony Ericsson’s latest and greatest, the X10 is available from £35 per month. The Android 1.6 platform device also has an 8.1 megapixel camera with autofocus and image stabiliser, Sony Ericsson’s own-brand platform UX which includes ‘Timescape’ and ‘Mediascape’. It’s free on Vodafone, Orange and O2 from £35 on a 24-month contract. Vodafone offers 700 minutes, 250 text and 500MB of data, Orange provides 900 minutes, unlimited landline calls and 300 texts and O2 gives customers 900 minutes and unlimited texts.

3 has an online deal offering customers a combination of 700 minutes and/or text messages, 300 free on-net minutes and free access to instant messenger, Skype and voicemail. The deal comes on an 18-month contract with the Sony Ericsson T715 for £15.75 per month, down from £21. The handset has a 3.2-megapixel camera and 90MB internal memory.The Nokia E63 has a third knocked off the price of the contract. It is £10 down from £15 on the £15 Texter plan, which gives customers 75 minutes and unlimited texts.

Samsung’s Tocco Lite on the Orange Dolphin £30 24-month contract comes with a free 32-inch LCD TV. The deal also comes with 500 minutes and 3,000 texts as well as 500MB of mobile internet bundled in. The Tocco Lite has a 3-inch touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera with smile detection and video. On Vodafone, customers can get the Nokia 6700 for half price for 10 months. The deal is on the Vodafone Your Plan Text £30 for 24 months and comes with 600 minutes and 3,000 texts, by redemption of £150. The Nokia 6700 comes with a fi ve-megapixel camera with a LED flash, GPRS and EDGE.

The Nokia 5230 is now just £10 per month with double texts until April 30. The handset comes with email access to 10 accounts, a ‘contact bar’ with easy access to customers’ top 20 friends and a 16GB microSD card. For a tenner, customers with 100 minutes, 500 texts on a 24-month contract.

The ‘green’ phone by Sony Ericsson, Elm, is one of Orange’s top sellers, apparently. It comes with SatNav, Wi-Fi, quadband, MP3 player
and video calling. It’s made from recycled plastics and no harmful chemicals. It’s available free on either the Dolphin 35 or Panther 35 deals. Both are 24-month contracts and are £35 in store or £30 online. Dolphin 35 comes with 800 minutes and unlimited texts while Panther 35 comes with 600 minutes and unlimited texts. On prepay, the Samsung Genio has £20 knocked off the price. It has a full touchscreen, two-megapixel camera and ‘easy access’ to Facebook and Twitter. It’s £59 plus £10 top up.