Retales: Deal makers (26/09/11)

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

CARPHONE

The retailer is bundling tablet computers with smartphones. Those opting for the BlackBerry Curve 3G on a £36 a month contract with Vodafone will get 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data, with a free BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB included. Customers can instead opt for the Samsung Galaxy Apollo on a £15.50 a month Vodafone deal where they will receive 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data, with a free Archos 7 Home Tablet included. Carphone is also pushing the Samsung Tocco Lite Design Collection, which it holds exclusive rights over. The phone, available in black or silver, costs £49.95 on prepay and comes with an additional multicoloured striped back-cover.

PHONES 4U

The Samsung Galaxy S II costs £49.99 upfront on a £20.50 a month Vodafone 300 tariff that includes 300 minutes and 3,000 texts. Both the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and Torch 9800 in white now come on a £26 a month Vodafone contract, with 500 minutes, 3,000 and 500MB of data. A free PS3 Slim 160GB is included as part of the Curve 9300 package.

O2

There’s a sale on the HTC Sensation (pictured), Samsung Galaxy S II in white and Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc until September 30. The Sensation and Galaxy S II colour variant are currently available for free on a £27 a month contract with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The Xperia Arc is free on a £16.50 a month deal with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB of data. The Alcatel OT-602 is exclusive to O2 for the Rugby World Cup, costing £29.99 on prepay. It comes in white with the England Rugby rose emblem on the back cover.

ORANGE

The HTC Sensation is also on sale at Vodafone but slightly more expensive than at O2, now available for free on the network’s Panther 30 deal that includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 50 photo messages and web allowance. The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is also now available for free on the Dolphin 25 plan with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and web allowance.

T-MOBILE

The BlackBerry Curve 9300 in black and purple has had £30 knocked off its prepay price and now costs £169.99. T-Mobile is also offering to pay university tuition fees of up to £10,125 for three people. Those wishing to enter can fill in a form of personal details on the network’s website. The competition closes on October 31.

FONEHOUSE

The Nokia E6 (pictured) has once again been reduced and is now available for free on a £23.87 a month T-Mobile deal with 600 minutes, 500 texts and ‘flexible booster’. It had cost £25.54 a month a couple of weeks ago. Customers signing up to the new plan will also receive £40 automatic cashback. Fonehouse is also pushing the HTC Sensation but it is slightly more expensive than what its rivals are offering it for. It is available for free on a £31 a month Vodafone contract that comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

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