Re-Tales: deal makers (05/12/11)


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


There’s £60 o the prepay price of the Samsung Galaxy Europa, which now costs £39.95 subject to a top-up of £15, and £40 off the Samsung Tocco Lite DC, which also costs £39.95 subject to a £10 top-up. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 is £30 cheaper and now costs £99.95. There is also £150 off all BlackBerry PlayBook models. Consumers will now pay £249 for the 16GB version, £329 for the 32GB version and £409 for the 64GB version.


The HTC Wildfire in exclusive pink has been reduced by £50 and now costs £129.99, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in exclusive pink and silver colours has been reduced by £25 and now costs £114.95 and there’s £20 off both the BlackBerry Curve 9360 and Samsung Galaxy Ace, which are now priced at £229.95 and £149.95 respectively. All come with a free £10 top-up and unlimited Wi Fi access. The Galaxy Nexus has arrived and is free on £41 per month tari s with the O2 plan the standout, offering 600 minutes, 3,000 texts, 1GB of data and three months’ free Wi-Fi.


Customers can upgrade their current mobile and receive £50 cashback or can keep their phone and save up to 70 per cent on line rental with their new contract. Interested customers can text ‘UPGRADE’ to 80010 or fill in an upgrade form online to be eligible. The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray is still being pushed and is free on a £25.54 per month T-Mobile deal that o ers 600 minutes, 500 texts, a ‘flexible booster’ and £70 automatic cashback.


Both the Samsung Galaxy W and BlackBerry Curve 9360 in purple are being offered for £21.50 per month with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. Those opting for the Galaxy W will also receive a DVD of Take That’s recent tour. The LG Optimus Net is free from £16.50 per month with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 500MB of data.


The Samsung Galaxy S II in black and white is free on the Panther plan for £31 per month with 400 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB of data, free Wi-Fi and two ‘Swapables’. The HTC Wildfire S in black can be picked up for free on a £20.50 per month Panther tariff that offers 100 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB of data, free Wi-Fi and one ‘Swapable’. Orange is also promoting its Dolphin SIM-only plan for £7 per month over 12months, which offers 150 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data.


The Samsung Galaxy Mini is highlighted for £20.50 per month (one month free) with 100 minutes and unlimited texts. The LG Optimus One is free at just £7.71per month over two years with 100 minutes, 100 texts, unlimited data and a ‘flexible booster’.


The HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio is available for free over three pricing options. The Text 100 plan for £34 per month o ers 500 minutes, 5,000 texts and 1GB of data. Unlimited data can be picked up on the same plan for an additional £3 per month, and ‘The One Plan’ offers 2,000 minutes, 5,000 texts, 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes and unlimited data for £40 per month.