Re-Tales: Deal makers (09/05/11)


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

There’s a BlackBerry price crash at The Carphone Warehouse. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is now available for £27 a month on O2, with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of BlackBerry data; the BlackBerry Curve 3G is available for £15.50 a month, also on O2, coming with 100 minutes and 500 texts. Customers can add 100MB of monthly data for an additional £3 a month. There is also £100 knocked off the prepay price of the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and Samsung Galaxy Apollo. The X10 Mini now costs £99.95, with the Galaxy Apollo now available for £79.95.

The Samsung Galaxy S II has arrived at Phones 4U. It is free on a £30 a month Vodafone contract, which comes with 300 minutes, 3,000 texts, 500MB of data and a Samsung 8GB memory card. The HTC Desire S can now be picked up without an upfront charge, for £21.50 a month, on an O2 deal that offers 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data. Customers can also receive £75 in cashback by redemption.

There are a range of voucher incentives being offered by O2 this month in selected deals. Anyone signing up to one of its 12-month Simplicity SIM-only plans will receive a £50 voucher to one of a number of high-street stores, including Marks & Spencer, Next, Debenhams, Topshop, Topman, Burton and Miss Selfridge. In addition, those buying the Nokia C3-012 on prepay for £129.99 will receive a £25 Sunglasses Hut voucher.

The retailer is offering a 120GB PS3 Slim for anyone opting for the HTC Wildfire in white on a T-Mobile deal, which offers 900 minutes, 500 texts and a ‘flexible booster’. Customers can also register their interest in the Samsung Galaxy S II by completing a pre-order form. Fonehouse is yet to announce price and tariff details for this handset.

The Samsung Tocco Icon and Samsung Chat 335 are both part of a special prepay deal that will see the buyer receive 100 anytime minutes if they top-up by £10 in a calendar month. The Tocco Icon, which also comes with 30 days of free mobile web worth £5, is priced at £89.99, while the Chat 335 costs £79.99.

The online retailer has received stock of the Samsung Galaxy S II (pictured). It is available for free on a £30 a month contract from Three, which offers 900 minutes, 5,000 texts and 1GB of data. Customers will also receive free Skypeto- Skype calls and Windows Live Messenger. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is available for £3 a month less on an O2 300 deal, with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB of data, 20 picture messages, and UK Wi-Fi via the Cloud and BT Openzone.