Re-Tales: Deal Makers (13/09/10)


A round-up of deals available from mobile retailers online and on the high street

Customers can bag themselves a £10 ASOS or Amazon voucher when they sign up for a contract on one of 12 mobiles, including the T-Mobile Pulse Mini, BlackBerry Curve 8520, LG Cookie Fresh and Samsung Tocco Lite. The phones also come with either 30 days or six months free internet.a

Samsung dominates the deals with the Wave and Tocco Lite now available on Vodafone’s Your Plan £25 over 18 months, o…ffering 100 minutes and 500 texts. The Wave comes with eight months half price line rental while the Tocco Lite comes with nine months free line rental. Phones 4U’s ‘Deal of the Week’ is the Samsung Monte for £10 a month on O2 50 over 24 months, o…ffering 50 minutes and 3,000 texts. Website visitors can also register their interest in the Samsung Galaxy Tab, due for release next month.

The Samsung Galaxy Portal is now available for free on Three’s One Plan for £30 a month. Customers will get 2,000 any network minutes, 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes, 5,000 texts and 1GB of monthly internet over 24 months. The Sony Ericsson X10 mini in black is available for free on a £20 a month Internet Texter 500 plan o…ffering 500 any network minutes, 5,000 texts, 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes and 1GB of web access over 24 months.

Two of Nokia’s latest smartphones are given a nudge with both the E5 and X6 available for free from £15 a month. The E5 is available on selected Vodafone, Three and O2 tari…ffs over 24 months. The Vodafone plan o…ffers 300 minutes and unlimited texts, Three is giving away 300 minutes and/or texts and 500MB of data and O2 100 minutes and unlimited texts. The X6 is available for this price on selected Vodafone, Three and Orange deals. The Vodafone tariff… o…ffers 100 minutes and 500 texts; Three o… ers 100 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited internet and unlimited Three-to-Three minutes; Orange o…ffers 50 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited internet.

A special o… er on O2’s SIM-only Simplicity deals is being o…ffered until September 16. Customers get 300 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited calls to other O2 mobiles or landlines for £10 a month over 24 months. Prepay customers topping up by £10 between September 11 and October 3 will receive £10 in cash every time their favourite football team scores a goal in the English and Scottish leagues if they register for the promotion.

There’s a prepay push happening at Orange this week. The Sony Ericsson Zylo is priced at £69 and comes with a 3.15-megapixel camera, Walkman player, radio and external memory of up to 16GB with a microSD card. The LG Pop GD150 in pink, which includes a three-inch full touchscreen and three megapixel camera, costs £79.

The Nokia E72 is being o…ffered on T-Mobile for free for £25 a month with 600 minutes and 500 texts. A flexible booster is also being o…ffered, which includes unlimited texts, unlimited internet and unlimited landline calls. The Samsung Galaxy S on the Vodafone Your Plan 600 is also given a push. Customers will get 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of web access for £35 a month over 24 months.