Re-Tales: Deal makers (27/02/12)


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


There’s a sale on BlackBerry and HTC handsets. Both the Torch 9810 and 9800 are free on £20.50 per month contracts, representing a handset saving of £200. The best deal here is on Orange, which o ers 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The HTC Evo 3D also comes with a handset saving of £200. It is available for free on a £26 per month contract with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. There’s also more than 50 per cent o a selection of Samsung and Nokia handsets on prepay. There is £180 off the Samsung Galaxy Ace, which now costs £119.95, as well as a £100 saving on the Galaxy Y, which is now available for £79.95. The Nokia C2-02 has had £70 knocked off its price and now costs £59.95.


The Apple iPhone 4S is now available on T-Mobile’s recently launched ‘Full Monty’ tariff. The handset costs £99 on a £36 per month tariff that offers 2,000 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data allowance. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is now free on a £25 per month Orange contract, having cost £59 upfront. The price plan comes with 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and 500 minutes. Anyone buying a Motorola RAZR until March 25 will be entered into a competition to win a trip to the ‘Snowbombing’ festival in Austria from April 9-14. The prize includes two tickets to the five-day festival, accommodation, flights and transfers and ski or snowboard hire for the duration.


The Samsung Galaxy S in white is available for free on the Panther 26 tari and comes with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. They will also receive two ‘Swapables’, which offer customers a range of services to their handset including Sky Sports Mobile TV, The Times and MTV. There is also £5 o the monthly line rental of the Panther SIM-only deal over a year, which now costs £10.50 per month. That o ers 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.


There’s an o er on O2’s £15.50 per month Simplicity SIM-only plan over 24 months till March 1, whereby anyone signing up will pay £10.50 for the fi rst six months and also receive 600 minutes, 300 O2- to-O2 minutes and unlimited texts. Customers will also receive a £25 voucher to spend in either Asda, M&S, Argos, Sainsbury’s or B&Q. There’s also half-price home broadband for the entire 12-month contract for those that have had a mobile on O2 for more than two years. The two plans normally cost £12.50 and £21 per month respectively. Those that don’t have a mobile with O2 will get six months free.


The Apple iPhone 4S is free on a £31 per month Orange tari that o ers 100 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data and 3GB of BT Openzone Wi-Fi access. The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio and LG Prada 3.0 are both free on £21.50 per month contracts. Both come with unlimited Wi-Fi and 20 free picture messages. However, there is 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data with the Sensation XE, whereas the deal for the Prada 3.0 comes with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data.