A round-up of deals available from mobile retailers online and on the high street
There’s an Android smartphone sale on at Carphone. Customers can save £100 over the course of the contract when they opt for the Samsung Galaxy S II, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, HTC Desire S or Samsung Galaxy Ace, which are priced at £30, £25, £18.50 and £15 a month respectively. There is £130 off the Sony Ericsson X10 mini, which now costs £129.95 on prepay and £105 off the Samsung Galaxy Apollo, which now costs £74.95. Prices have also been lowered for BlackBerry smartphones. The Torch 9800 is now available for free on an O2 deal costing £27 a month that comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of BlackBerry data.
There’s a BlackBerry sale this month at Orange. The Curve 8520 in black or silver is available for free with 50 minutes and 50 texts for £10 a month. Paying an extra £5 a month will give the plan 100 minutes and 500 texts instead. A number of prepay phones are also half-price. The Orange Rio in black or pink costs £17.49, the Alcatel OT-606 £14.99 and the Orange Lisbon £9.99.
Customers can get six months’ free broadband if they’ve had an O2 mobile for two years or more. The deal is available on two packages. ‘The All Rounder’ is priced at £12.50 a month and aimed at those looking to download music and catch up on missed television programmes, while ‘The Works’ costs £21 a month and is aimed at those looking to watch films and play games online. Customers can also pick up a free H&M voucher to the value of £15 when they buy the LG Optimus Chat in pink for £149.99 on prepay.
The retailer is pushing two phones in particular. The HTC Wildfire S in silver or black is priced at £20.43 on a T-Mobile deal that comes with 300 minutes, 300 texts, a flexible booster and £20 automatic cash-back. The Samsung Galaxy S II is available for free on a £35-a-month Vodafone contract that offers 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. Fonehouse is also giving customers the chance to win an Apple iPad 2, by fi lling in a few personal details on its website.
Free gifts are being offered with a number of contract deals. The best include the BlackBerry Curve 8520 with a Samsung N150 netbook on a T-Mobile deal costing £30.64 a month that comes with 600 minutes, 500 texts and flexible booster for £30.64 a month, and the Nokia 2730 with a 32-inch Samsung HD Ready LCD TV on a Three deal costing £35 a month, that comes with 900 minutes and unlimited texts.
The HTC Sensation has had £5 knocked off its monthly line rental. It is now available for free on a Vodafone deal costing £25 a month, that comes with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data. The newly launched HTC ChaCha is available on the same plan. Phones 4U has also teamed up with Samsung to offer two people an all-expenses-paid trip to Thailand for six nights to celebrate the release of The Hangover Part II in cinemas. Customers simply fill in their details online.