A round-up of deals available from mobile retailers online and on the high street
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is free on £35 a month Orange and Vodafone contracts over 24 months. The Orange deal on its Dolphin tariff offers 800 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited web and email. A £5 BlackBerry bolt-on is also included. The Vodafone deal includes 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The recently released HTC Desire HD and Nokia N8, which Carphone has exclusivity on a silver variant for the latter, are also heavily pushed. The Desire HD comes free on a £30 a month Vodafone contract over 24 months offering 600 minutes and unlimited texts. A data bundle of 500MB can be added for an additional £5 a month. The silver N8 is available for free on a £25 contract on Orange, Vodafone and O2 over 24 months offering 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.
The BlackBerry Torch 9800, HTC Desire and N8 in black this time are also given a big nudge at Phones 4U. The Torch and Desire HD are available for free on the T-Mobile 600 contract that costs £25 per month over 24 months and includes 600 minutes, 500 texts and a ‘flexible booster’. The N8 in black is available for free on an Orange plan costing £25 a month over 24 months. The deal includes 300 minutes, 3,000 texts, unlimited calls to ‘Magic Numbers’, 500MB of data and unlimited email.
A lot of O2’s efforts go into promoting the HTC HD7, the Windows Phone 7 handset exclusive to the network. The HD7 is available for free on a £40 a month deal over 24 months and includes 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is O2’s best value prepay phone at present, costing £130. It’s available on four of O2’s prepay plans – Text and Web, Favourite Place, Your Country and O2 Unlimited. It can also be bought with O2’s SIM-only deal, Simplicity.
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is available for free on a £35 a month deal over 24-months and comes with 1,000 minutes, 250 texts and 750MB of data. Also included are 3,000 landline minutes a month. Vodafone is also promoting its mobile Wi-Fi device that can connect five devices to a wireless connection simultaneously. It’s free when paying £21.28 a month and comes with a monthly data allowance of 5GB.
The HTC 7 Mozart – the Windows Phone 7 handset exclusive to Orange – is available for free on a Panther 35 plan over 24 months and comes with 600 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimited email and 50 free photo messages. “Orange recommends Sony Ericsson phones on contract”, and puts forward three phones. The X10 is available for free on a Dolphin 30 deal for £27.50 a month over 24 months and includes 500 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited web and email. The X10 mini is free with a Dolphin 20 deal that comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited web and data whilst the Zylo is free on a Dolphin 15 deal and comes with 50 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited web access.