Re-Tales: Deal makers (28/02/10)


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

The HTC Wildfire and Samsung Galaxy S are now both available for £20 a month on a Vodafone deal that comes with either 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data or 300 minutes and unlimited texts. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 and Bold 9780 are also both on offer. They are available on an O2 deal for £25.53 that offers 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The offer includes free BlackBerry email and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). There are also a couple of significant prepay offers ongoing, with £100 knocked off the Sony Ericsson X10 mini’s price of £199.99 and £50 slashed off the Nokia C3’s original price of £49.95.

The HTC Wildfire in white and brown is available for £15 a month and comes with 100 minutes and 500 texts on a Vodafone plan. The HTC Desire in white is available with the same monthly allowances for an additional £5 a month. The recently released Samsung Wave II is priced from £20.42 on an O2 100 plan that offers 100 minutes, 3,000 texts and £100 cashback by redemption. Customers can also pick up the Apple iPhone 4 for free for £45 a month on a Vodafone plan that comes with 1,200 minutes, 3,000 texts and 750MB of data.

The Samsung Galaxy S is available for £35.75 with 1,200 minutes, 500 texts, 500MB of data and a ‘flexible booster’. Those opting for this deal are also entitled to three free movie downloads from Samsung Movies or six HD game downloads from video game developer Gameloft. The BlackBerry 9300 in purple is also being pushed, both on contract and on prepay. It’s on offer from £25.54 a month with 300 minutes, 300 texts and unlimited BlackBerry email, or for £199.99 on prepay.

Customers can pick up £100 in cashback when they opt for the BlackBerry Curve 9300 in red on a £30.64 a month deal that comes with 600 minutes, 500 texts, BlackBerry email and a ‘flexible booster’. Those also ‘liking’ the retailer’s page on Facebook are being entered into a prize draw to win a BlackBerry Pearl 9105.

Customers can enjoy six months’ free line rental by redemption when they choose the Nokia 6303 on a T-Mobile deal, with 300 minutes, 300 texts and a ‘flexible booster’. Also, customers buying any BlackBerry smartphone from the retailer’s range during February will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 weekend breaks for two in Paris.

The online retailer is taking pre-orders for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, or the ‘PlayStation Phone’ as it is widely known. The cheapest deal is on T-Mobile for £30.64 a month, which comes with 900 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited data, as well as £10 automatic cashback. The Google Nexus S is also in stock and can be picked up on an Orange Dolphin 20 plan that comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data.