Re-Tales: Deal makers (09/04/12)


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


The Apple iPhone 4S is £29.95 upfront on a T-Mobile plan costing £31 per month. This o ers 300 minutes, 500 texts and 750MB of data. An unlimited data bundle is also included as a ‘flexible booster’. The Samsung Galaxy S II is £49.99 upfront on a Vodafone deal costing £20.50 per month that includes 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and 250MB of data. In addition, customers can receive a free pair of London 2012 Olympic Games football tickets when they buy either the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note or Galaxy Nexus.


The HTC One X is now on sale, free from £36 per month. The pick of the deals sees Orange offering 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of monthly data. The Sony Xperia S is free on contract for £10 per month less on T-Mobile and Vodafone. The best of this bunch sees a T-Mobile tariff with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Note is free on a Vodafone deal costing £36 per month with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.


The operator’s 12-month SIM-only business plans now come with One Net Express usage, costing either £27.50, £32.50, £42.50 or £52.50 per month. Customers buying the Nokia Asha 201 in graphite will receive £15 worth of Love2shop vouchers. There is also £5 o the prepay price of the Samsung Galaxy Y and Vodafone 354 handsets, which now cost £90 and £15 respectively.


The Apple iPhone 4S 16GB is free on a £41 per month tari offering 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. This data allowance comes with a four-month monthly discount. Customers can also receive 500MB per month for the cost of 100MB when they buy either the Nokia Lumia 710, Samsung Galaxy Y or Sony Ericsson Mini Pro, which cost £169.99, £129.99 and £89.99 respectively.


The operator is pushing its ‘Ready Deals’. The Ready Deal 60 (costing £60) gives customers £30 o a new phone, a £10 automatic top-up every month for six months and all Orange extras, including Orange Wednesdays and Magic Numbers. The Ready Deal 120 (costing £120) offers the same top-up offer and Orange extras, but comes with £60 off a new phone. Phones available with these deals include the HTC Wildfire S (£139.99), Samsung Galaxy Ace (£159.99), Sony Ericsson Xperia ray (£199.99), Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation XE (both £399.99).


The BlackBerry Curve 9300 and HTC Wildfire in black are both free for £15.50 per month and come with 100 minutes and unlimited texts. The Wildfire S includes 750MB of data, while the Curve 9300 deal has 250MB of data and unlimited BlackBerry email. There’s £20 o the prepay price of the Curve 9300, which now costs £129.99 and comes with six months’ free internet and unlimited texts.