Re-Tales: Deal makers (21/05/12)


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


Any customer buying the Nokia Lumia 900 on contract will receive a free Nokia Purity HD Headset by Monster worth £199. The handset is free for £31 a month on an Orange deal with 400 minutes, 3,000 texts, 750MB of data and Orange ‘Swapables’. The HTC One X in white is free for £26 a month on both Orange and Vodafone. The Orange tariff comes with 600 minutes, 3,000 texts and 250MB of data, whereas the Vodafone deal comes with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data. The Sony Xperia S has had £252 knocked off its line rental over 24 months and is free on Vodafone, costing £20.50 a month with 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and 250MB of data.


Customers pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy S III before May 30 will receive a free SanDisk microSDHC 32GB memory card worth £44.99 and a free Zagg InvisibleSHIELD screen protector and in-car charger worth £29.98. The phone is free from £36 a month on Orange and Vodafone, with both plans providing 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.


The operator is giving away a free Nokia Purity HD Headset by Monster with every Nokia Lumia 800 purchased on contract. The handset is available for free from £27 a month and includes 300 cross-network minutes, 500 minutes to other O2 mobiles, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. Customers will also receive a free back cover when they opt for the Samsung Galaxy Note on O2’s ‘On & On’ tariff, with the handset free from £36 a month with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 is free from £13.50 a month with 50 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data.


Those ordering the Samsung Galaxy S III by May 29 will receive 100 free music tracks from Vodafone Music. Customers will receive a text after purchasing the handset with a link to opt in and download 25 tracks a month over four months. The handset will be free from £41 a month with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB of data. There’s also £30 off the prepay price of the Samsung Galaxy Mini, which now costs £80. The Huawei G 300 is also on sale exclusively at Vodafone, priced at £100 on prepay.


Customers that top up by £15 or more in a single day will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win two tickets, plus flights and accommodation, to the UEFA Euro 2012 final in Kiev, Ukraine on July 1. One winner per day will be chosen at random until the competition’s closing date of June 6. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is free on the Dolphin tariff costing £10.50 a month and comes with 30 minutes, 500 texts and 100MB of data.


The HTC One X and One V are free on O2 for £21.50 and £13.50 a month respectively. The One X deal comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data, whereas the One V deal includes 50 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data. The Sony Xperia S is now free from £18.50 a month, also on O2. The tariff comes with 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data.