Re-Tales: Deal makers (13/08/12)


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


The retailer is pushing limited edition Team GB Galaxy S III handsets, which are free on Talk Mobile from £17.50 a month with 450 minutes, 5,000 texts and 500MB of data. For £3 extra a month, customers can get the handset free on eight different Orange plans, with best offering 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. The Nokia Lumia 710 and HTC Salsa have had £100 knocked o their prepay price and now cost £199.99. There is also £95 off the Samsung Galaxy Y, which is now priced at £64.95.


The Samsung Galaxy S III is free on an Orange Panther tari costing £31 a month that comes with 400 minutes, 3,000 texts, 750MB of data and Orange ‘Swapables’. Anyone purchasing the newly released ZTE Grand X on contract will be entered into a competition to win VIP tickets to see Professor Green perform an exclusive gig, as well as one of 1,000 free exclusive cases featuring the rapper. The phone is cheapest on an Orange Dolphin tariff, where it is free with 200 minutes, 3,000 texts and 100MB of data for £20.50 a month.


The Apple iPhone 4 8GB black is now available on the Full Monty tariff for £29 a month, with an upfront charge of £26, representing a saving of £240 over the course of the contract. It offers 2,000 cross-network minutes, unlimited T-Mobile minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data. The Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB white is available with the same allowance for £33 a month, representing a saving of £72 over the course of the contract. Both the Samsung Galaxy Mini and LG Optimus L3 are free for £7 a month with 50 minutes, 100 texts and 250MB of data.


The MVNO has launched a new SIM-only deal for £12 a month that offers 1,200 cross-network minutes, unlimited calls to other Virgin numbers, unlimited texts and 1GB of data. Customers can also get 12 months free data being offered by Virgin, representing a saving of £60 over the year. Handset included in the deal are the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Y, Nokia Asha 201, Nokia C2-02 and ZTE Kis.


Customers can save £6 a month with the On&On SIM-only deal until August 31. The SIM cards, which cost £31 and £26 a month, come with unlimited minutes and texts. The former comes with 2GB of data, double the amount of the cheaper option. Those choosing the HTC One V on contract will receive a free pair of Beats by Dr Dre Solo Headphones worth £149.99. The handset is free from £21.50 a month with 200 cross-network minutes, 250 O2 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.


The Samsung Galaxy S III is available to upgrading customers for £36 a month on a Panther Extra tariff, with an upfront charge of £29.99. It comes with unlimited minutes and texts, 1GB of data and one Orange ‘Swapable’. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 in white is free from £15.50 a month with 50 minutes, unlimited texts, 250MB and one Swapable. On prepay, there’s £40 off both the Galaxy Ace 2 and HTC Wildfire S, which cost £219.99 and £99.99 respectively.