Re-Tales: Deal makers (18/07/11)


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


There’s £250 automatic cashback on off er for anyone opting for the Samsung Chat S3350 on a Vodafone deal costing £35 a month, which comes with 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and 500MB of data over 18 months. Those choosing the BlackBerry Curve 9300 on a £20.50-a-month Vodafone deal with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data over 24 months will also get £180 automatic cashback.


Existing Orange customers can take advantage of double minutes on their plan when they choose the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc or Neo. Orange recommends the Dolphin 40 plan for the Arc, which comes with 1,200 minutes, unlimited texts and a data allowance, with the Dolphin 35 deal its preferred choice for the Neo with 700 minutes, unlimited texts and a data allowance. Orange is also pushing its ‘HD Voice’ service, which is available on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, X10 mini in green and Arc in black, as well as the Nokia N8 and Orange’s own-branded Barcelona handset.


There are a range of goodies on o er for anyone taking the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo on contract, as they will receive two tickets to see upcoming film Cowboys & Aliens, exclusive content and the opportunity to enter a draw to win a trip to Arizona. Contracts start from £16.50 a month. In addition, anyone opting for one of O2’s SIM-only Simplicity tariffs, which start at £15.50 a month, will receive a £50 M&S voucher.


There’s a summer sale at Carphone. Customers can now save £240 on the duration of their 24-month contract with line-rental reductions on the HTC Wildfire (now £15.50 a month), Desire S (now £20.50 a month), ChaCha (now £22 a month), Desire Z, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia Play (all now £26 a month) and the Samsung Nexus S and Galaxy S II (both now £31 a month). There is also £240 knocked o the duration of a 24 month deal with the LG Optimus and HTC Flyer tablets, which now both cost £22.50 a month. However, there are upfront charges for both devices – £299 for the Optimus and £129.99 for the Flyer. On prepay, the Wildfire now costs £94.95 after a £105 reduction, with £100 knocked off the Samsung Apollo, which is now priced at £79.95.


The operator is pushing its free summer web offer, which sees customers signing up before the end of September get unlimited data throughout the duration of their contract. With this offer, T-Mobile is pushing the Samsung Galaxy S II for £35.75 a month (900 minutes and 500 texts), HTC Desire S (300 minutes and 300 texts), Samsung Omnia 7 (300 minutes and 300 texts) and the BlackBerry Curve 9300 in ‘smoky violet’ (100 minutes, 100 texts and unlimited BlackBerry email). All come with one free ‘flexible booster’.