Re-Tales: Deal makers (04/06/12)


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


The release of the Samsung Galaxy S III has seen the price of its predecessor, the Galaxy S II, fall sharply. It is now available for free on an O2 contract for £18.50 a month that offers 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data. The Samsung Galaxy Note has also seen a price drop on a Vodafone tariff that includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data. This is £11.50 cheaper than the next closest tariff.


The HTC One S is free on Orange for £20.50 a month. The tariff provides 100 minutes, 3,000 texts, 500MB of data and Orange Swapables. Customers will also receive £100 cashback by redemption. Like at Carphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note is also free for £20.50 a month, but this time on an Orange deal that is the same as that offered for the One S. In addition, any customer buying a Sony Xperia S will be able to download the new Men In Black 3 film for free from the Sony Entertainment Network and also be entered into a prize draw to win a five-night holiday to Las Vegas.


The recently launched LG Optimus L3 in black and white is being pushed by T-Mobile, offering it for free on a £10.50 a month tariff that comes with 50 minutes, 250 texts and 250MB of data. There’s £20 off the prepay price of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and £10 off the T-Mobile Vivacity, which both now cost £89.99. The T-Mobile Energy is also being pushed, and costs £49.99 on prepay. Customers topping up by at least £10 a month will receive unlimited free texts the following month.


The operator is offering double monthly minutes with the BlackBerry Curve 8520, which is free from £15.50 a month and provides 200 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data. There is also £40 off the prepay price of the Samsung Galaxy Ace, which now costs £135.


The iPhone 4S will cost customers £49.99 to get it on a £36 a month contract that comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data and BT Openzone Wi-Fi access. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 in white is being offered free on a £20.50 Panther tariff that includes 100 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB of data and BT Openzone Wi-Fi access. There is also £20 off the prepay price of the Curve 9360, £15 off the Samsung Galaxy Mini and £10 off the Orange Rio II, which now cost £179.99, £74.99 and £39.99 respectively.


As part of the retailer’s clearance sale, both the BlackBerry Curve 8520 and HTC Wildfire are available from £10 a month, with the tariff offering 100 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data. The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S is free from £15 a month with 250 minutes, 5,000 texts and 500MB of data, while the BlackBerry Torch costs £5 a month more but with double the number of minutes that come with the Xperia arc S.