Re-Tales: Deal makers (30/01/12)


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


Customers can save well over £100 on the handset price on selected phones on contract. They can save £189.99 on the price of the HTC Evo 3D when they choose a £26 per month Orange deal with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB, with £169.99 saved when they opt for the Samsung Galaxy S SLCD on an O2 tariff costing £10.50 per month with 50 minutes and 250 texts. Tablet prices continue to fall. The LG Optimus Pad is now less than half price at £349.99 with the HTC Flyer priced at £289.99, representing a saving of £190.


The retailer is pushing a special o er it has on the Samsung Galaxy S II, which represents a £120 discount on the line rental over the life of the two year contract. The tari on o er is a £26 per month Vodafone deal with 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and 500MB of data. Phones 4U is also promoting the Sony Xperia S, which is expected to go on sale nationwide in March. Interested parties can now pre-register their interest in the device. Phones 4U will also be exclusively selling a white colour variant of the handset.


The operator is saving businesses more than £100 with its Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 bundle deal. They can now be bought together in the same package for £82.50, reduced from £190.83. The tariff costs £57.50 per month and comes with 900 minutes to UK mobile and landlines (starting 01, 02 and 03), 3,000 minutes to other Vodafone UK mobiles and 2GB of mobile internet on the Tab 10.1 plus 2GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi. Until January 31, consumers can get 50 per cent off the first three months of all 12-month SIM-only plans by entering the code ‘3MHPSO’ at the checkout when purchasing.


Customers can receive a free prepay SIM card with £10 of credit when they choose either 100 UK minutes, unlimited texts or 60 international minutes after topping up by £10 in a calendar month. There is also £5 per month o the line rental of the HTC Desire S, which now costs £20.42 and comes with 600 minutes, 500 texts, unlimited data and a ‘flexible booster’.


Consumers can double their top-up value when they top up by £10 when they purchase a number of handsets. These include the Orange Monte Carlo (£119.99), San Francisco II (£99.99) and Sydney (£39.99), as well as the BlackBerry curve 8520 (£129.99), Samsung Galaxy Mini (£89.99) and Alcatel OT-665 (£30). The Nokia Lumia 800 is also being pushed on Orange’s Panther 26 tariff, which comes with 200 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB of data, free Wi-Fi and two free ‘Swapables’.


The SIM-free price of the HTC Evo 3D has now been knocked down from £499.98 to £284.99, representing a saving of 43 per cent. There is also a saving of 36 per cent on the Motorola Xoom, which now costs £384.99, having been previously priced at £599.99.