Re-Tales: deal makers (19/11/12)


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


The retailer is selling the Nokia Lumia 820 on three Orange tari s, free from £26 a month. The best of the tariffs comes with 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. A free charging plate in black, white or red comes with every purchase. Carphone is also offering a number of gifts with smartphones on contract. Those buying a Samsung Galaxy Ace from £17.50 a month with 175 minutes, 1,000 texts and 100MB of data will receive a silver seven-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Wi-Fi. Customers will pick up a free Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB when they opt for the LG Optimus L3 on Talkmobile from £14.50 a month, coming with 100 minutes, 250 texts and 100MB of data.


The Nokia Lumia 920 is on sale in several different variants. The retailer has an exclusive on EE to run off its 4G network that is £36 a month with unlimited minutes and texts and 500MB of data. There is an up-front charge of £139.99 for the handset but it does come with a free Nokia 360 Play Bluetooth Speaker in white. The red (also an exclusive to Phones 4U) and black variants are free on Orange for £41 a month with 900 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB of data and Orange Swapables. There’s also an exclusive on the

brown Samsung Galaxy S III. The blue and silver models are free on Vodafone for £29 a month with 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB of data and 1GB of Wi-Fi.


The Windows Phone 8X by HTC has arrived at Three. It is £29 up front on both the One Plan and the Ultimate Internet 500 tariff. With the former it is £34 a month with 2,000 minutes, 5,000 same network minutes, 5,000 texts and unlimited data. With the second plan, it is £30 a month with 500 minutes, 5,000 texts and unlimited internet. Customers buying the handset will receive Windows 8 Pro upgrade software for PC. Three is offering the BlackBerry Curve 9320 in black and white on prepay for £149.99. It comes with free BlackBerry Messenger for emails when customers top up by £10 or more every 28 days for up to 12 months, representing a saving of £60 over the year.


Customers buying selected smartphones on prepay will receive a £20 voucher to spend at Next, Amazon, Debenhams, M&S and Argos. Devices include the Sony Xperia U, Nokia Lumia 800 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 for £149.99, Sony Xperia miro and HTC Desire C for £129.99, BlackBerry Curve 9320 for £119.99, Samsung Galaxy Music for £109.99, Samsung Galaxy Ace and Nokia Lumia 610 for £99.99 and Sony Xperia tipo for £79.99. The Nokia Lumia 820 is free on O2’s On&On tari for £36 a month, with unlimited minutes and texts, as well as 1GB of data.


The operator’s prepay sale includes £100 off the Nokia Lumia 610 (now £99.99), £40 off the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (now £179.99) and HTC Wildfire S (now £99.99), £30 off the Orange San Francisco II (now £69.99) and £10 o the Samsung Galaxy Mini (now £69.99). With each of these, customers will receive a free pair of WeSC Bass headphones worth £90.