Re:Tales: Deal makers (13/02/12)


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


Customers can save £229.95 on the handset price of the BlackBerry Torch 9860 on a 24-month contract. It’s free on a £15.50 per month O2 tariff with 100 minutes and 500 texts. Or it can be bought SIM-free for £329.99 – a saving of £120. The retailer is also offering a free PS3 Slim and PS Move with a selection of nine phones on contract. The cheapest are the Nokia  C1-01 and C2-01 for £20.50 per month.


The Nokia Lumia 800 is free on a £26 per month Orange deal that o ers 400 minutes, 3,000 texts and 500MB of data, as well as £100 cashback. Phones 4U’s best prepay offer sees £230 o the BlackBerry Curve 9380, which now costs £219.95. Anyone buying a Samsung prepay handset can bag themselves a £50 holiday voucher from holiday price comparison website Icelolly, as well as be entered into a prize draw to win a holiday to Ibiza. Buyers should visit and enter their details for a chance to win.


Any customer buying a Samsung Galaxy smartphone this month will be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Handsets such as the S II, Nexus and Y are included in the offer. Also, anyone taking out a 12-month SIM-only plan will be entered into a draw to win £500 of Love2Shop vouchers to spend at retailers including Argos, Boots, Debenhams, New Look, HMV and Comet. The o er ends on February 15.


The ‘Full Monty’ tari s are being pushed heavily. The handset being pushed with them is the Apple iPhone 4S 16GB in black, available for £36 per month with an upfront cost of £99. The tari offers 2,000 minutes, unlimited T-Mobile minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data. The Sensation XE is also being pushed on this price plan, but no upfront payment is required for the handset.


Customers can pick up a £50 voucher to spend in Asda, M&S, Argos, Sainsburys or B&Q when they take out a 24-month contract with selected handsets, including the Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Wildfire S and Sony Ericsson Xperia ray. Anyone choosing the BlackBerry Bold 9790, Samsung Galaxy S II or HTC Sensation XE will pay £5 per month for the fi rst three months and £35 per month thereafter, representing a saving of £90 over the course of the 24-month contract. The tariff comes with 900 mobile minutes, unlimited O2 minutes, unlimited landline calls, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.


The Samsung Galaxy S II is free on O2, costing £21.50 per month and comes with 100 minutes, 500 texts, 500MB of data, 20 free picture messages and unlimited free Wi-Fi via O2 and BT Openzone. The Galaxy Note is available for nothing on a £29 per month O2 deal that offers 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data. Customers can pay an extra £2 per month to get 1.5GB of monthly data on a T-Mobile deal.