Re-tales: deal makers (07/11/11)


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


Anyone that pre-orders or buys the Nokia Lumia 800 when it is released on November 16 will receive a £50 gift voucher that can be spent at either Sainsbury’s, Debenhams, Next or Toys R Us. The BlackBerry Curve 3G, HTC Wildfire S and Samsung Galaxy Ace are all available for free from £16.50 per month on an O2 deal with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB of data. In addition, there’s also £200 o the Samsung Wave II 8530, which now costs £99.95 on prepay.


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is given a push at Fonehouse. It is free on a £25.54-per-month deal on T-Mobile that comes with 600 minutes, 500 texts, a ‘flexible booster’ and £40 automatic cashback. Those purchasing the phone will receive free headphones worth £70.


To rival Carphone, Phones 4U is offering a Nokia Bluetooth headset worth £50 to anyone that orders the Nokia Lumia 800. It’s available on the same price plans that are advertised at its rival. Customers can also pre-order the Samsung- and Google-branded Galaxy Nexus smartphone, which is £59 upfront on an Orange deal costing £31 per month. Customers will receive 400 minutes, 3,000 texts, 750MB of data and ‘Orange Swapables’. The Samsung Galaxy S II is now free on a £23.50-per-month Orange tariff that comes with 200 minutes, 3,000 texts, 750MB of data and ‘Orange Swapables’.


The white Samsung Galaxy S II is free on a tariff of £30.64 per month that provides 600 minutes, 500 texts, unlimited web use and a ‘flexible booster’. There is £20 o the prepay price of the BlackBerry Curve 8520, which now costs £119.99. Those buying it will receive six months’ free internet and email, as well as £20 additional credit during the next calendar month when they top up by £10.


The HTC Rhyme is exclusive to O2 and is free on a contract of £27 per month with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. Customers will also receive a free Bluetooth docking station and tangle-free headphones with the purchase. O2 also has an ‘exclusive o er’ on the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio. It is free on a £42-per-month plan that comes with 1,200 minutes, unlimited texts, 1,000 O2-to-O2 minutes and 500MB of data. Customers will receive free Beats by Dr. Dre on-ear headphones, exclusive to O2.


The HTC Flyer now only costs £99 upfront and comes with 1GB of anytime data, 1GB of quiet time data and unlimited BT Openzone Wi-Fi for £25 per month. The offer is exclusive to Orange customers and results in a saving of £220 over the two years of the contract. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 is free on a £26-per-month price plan with 100 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB of data and two ‘Orange Swapables’. Also, anyone upgrading to the Nokia Lumia 800 on an18- or 24-month deal will receive a 4GB Xbox 360 games console.