Re-Tales: Deal makers (23/05/11)

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

CARPHONE
There’s a sale on HTC handsets at Carphone. The Desire S is available for £18.50 a month on an O2 deal, with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 100MB of data – a saving of £159.99. Those looking to boost their allowance can get the phone on a £20 a month Orange deal that offers 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data. The Wildfire is cheaper still and is now available for £13.50 a month on an O2 deal that comes with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 100MB of data. Similarly, opting for the £15-a-month Orange deal will boost allowances to 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data. The Samsung Galaxy Apollo has had £105 knocked o¡ its prepay price and now costs £74.95. A top-up of £15 is required when purchased.

O2
Anyone buying the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini (£169.99), X10 Mini Pro in pink (£119.99) or X8 (£109.99) on prepay will pick up a set of free MS450 speakers and Pocket DJ Vintage app on purchase. The price of the Apple iPhone 3G S has also been slashed and is now available for free on a £21.50-a-month deal that comes with 100 minutes and 500 texts. Customers will have to pay an additional £3 for 100MB of monthly data, £6 for 500MB or £10 for 1GB.

PHONES 4U
Customers can take advantage of £250 of automatic cashback if they opt for the Samsung Chat S3350 on a £35-a-month Vodafone deal that offers 300 minutes and 3,000 texts. Customers can also pick up £180 by redemption when choosing the BlackBerry Curve 9300 on a £30-a-month Vodafone deal, o¡ ering 100 minutes and 500 texts. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has had £5 knocked off its monthly line-rental price and it now costs £25 a month on a Vodafone deal that comes with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data.

VODAFONE
Four BlackBerry smartphones are given a nudge on contract. The Torch 9800 is available for £30 a month, Bold 9780 for £25 a month, Curve 9300 for £20 a month and Curve 8520 for £15 a month. There are also three Samsung handsets being pushed on prepay deals. The Chat now costs £75, Genio Qwerty £55 and the E2550 £35.

FONEHOUSE
The Nokia E7 on T-Mobile is being pushed. It’s free from £30.64 a month with 900 minutes, 500 texts and a Flexible Booster. Paying an additional £5.10 a month will give the customer 300 extra minutes. The HTC Desire S is the “Phone of the year. Evolved” according to Fonehouse. That is being heavily pushed on the Vodafone Your Plan + Internet tariff for £26.67 a month, which comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. This also comes with £80 automatic cashback.

ORANGE
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is now free on a Dolphin 30 deal having previously been priced at £149.99. It comes with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and a data allowance. There’s also a prepay sale ongoing at Orange. Customers can save £40 when buying the HTC Wildfire Black Edition for £139.99 and a saving of£20 when buying the LG Optimus Me for £99.99.

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