A round-up of deals available from mobile retailers online and on the high street
Phones 4U is adding an incentive to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S III. Customers will receive £100 of holiday vouchers from icelolly.com with every purchase of the handset, as well as 24 months free Wi-Fi. The Galaxy S III is available for free on both Vodafone and Orange for £31 a month. The best deal is on Orange, which comes with 400 minutes, 3,000 texts, 750MB of data and Orange ‘Swapables’. The Apple iPhone 4S is now free on a £31 a month Vodafone contract that comes with 300 minutes, 3,000 texts and 500MB of data. Phones 4U is also selling a limited edition The Dark Knight Rises Nokia Lumia 900 to celebrate the latest installment in the Batman franchise. The best deal sees it free on Orange for £31 a month with 400 minutes, 300 texts and 750MB of data. Those buying the handset will receive tickets to see the film in the cinema and will be entered into a prize draw to win VIP tickets to the London premiere of the film.
Like Phones 4U, Carphone is also using incentives to draw customers to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Customers ordering the smartphone will receive 12 months free home broadband through TalkTalk. The package includes a wireless router, unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines and in-built security controls. The Galaxy S III is available across Orange, Vodafone, O2 and Three. It is cheapest on Vodafone, free for £31 a month with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The HTC One X is now free from £26 a month on three T-Mobile deals, the best of which comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. There is also a prepay saving of £180 on the Nokia Lumia 710, which now costs £99.95.
The newly released Sony Xperia P is available exclusively in silver at O2 and is free on a £27 a month contract that comes with 300 cross-network minutes, 500 minutes to other O2 customers, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 and HTC Desire C are both free for £13.50 a month with 50 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data. They also both cost £139.99 on prepay.
There is £5 off the line rental of both the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II. The Galaxy Note is free for £31 a month and comes with 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of data, whereas the Galaxy S II is £5 a month cheaper and includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The HTC Explorer has been reduced by £40 and costs £80 on prepay, where as the price of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 has been slashed by £15, now costing £100.
There is a big prepay sale on at Orange. The BlackBerry Curve 9360 and Orange Barcelona have had £20 knocked off their price and now cost £179.99 and £59.99 respectively. The Samsung Galaxy Mini and Orange Rio II have been reduced by £15 and now cost £74.99 and £34.9 respectively, while the Nokia C2-01 now costs £49.99 having had £10 knocked off its price.