Re-Tales: deal makers (17/12/12)


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


The retailer is offering gifting ideas with smartphones including the seven-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with the Galaxy Ace from £17 a month on Vodafone, coming with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 250MB of data and 250MB of Wi-Fi. It is giving away an Amazon Kindle Fire with the LG Optimus L3, which is also free on Vodafone for £17 a month, this time with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 250MB of data and 250MB of Wi-Fi. There is also 10 per cent off all smartphones under £100. These include the Nokia Lumia 610, Motorola MotoSmart, Sony Xperia Tipo and

Samsung Galaxy Y, which now cost £89.96, £80.96, £76.46 and £58.46 respectively.


“We won’t be beaten on price” for the iPhone 5, says the retailer. The Apple smartphone is available from £31 a month on O2 with an up-front charge of £99, coming with unlimited minutes and texts, 1GB of data and Wi-Fi. In one of its gifting deals, the seven-inch Galaxy Tab 2 in white is being given away with the Samsung Galaxy S II for £25 a month on Vodafone with 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB of data and 500MB of Wi-Fi. Customers can also pick up a free 43-inch Samsung plasma television with the Samsung Galaxy Ace for £31 a month on Orange with 400 minutes, unlimited texts, 750MB of data and Orange Swapables. In addition, running until Christmas Eve, anyone buying a BlackBerry will receive a free £20 top-up, while anyone opting for a Nokia or Samsung will receive a free £10 top-up.


The operator is giving away a £20 voucher for Next, Amazon, Debenhams, M&S or Argos with 10 different prepay phones, including the BlackBerry Curve 9320, Nokia Lumia 800 and Sony Xperia U, all priced at £149.99. O2 is also pushing its Pay & Go Go Go tariff. Topping up by £10 a month will give customers 75 minutes, 500 texts and 100MB of data, with these allowances doubling after three months. Anyone topping up before Christmas Eve will receive additional data every month for six months.


Orange is promoting the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE on its Panther 36 tariff, with an up-front cost of £49 for the handset. The plan comes with unlimited minutes and texts, 1GB of data and Swapables. The operator continues to offer a free pair of WeSC Bass Headphones with selected discounted handsets on prepay. These are the Nokia Lumia 610 (£100 off), HTC Wildfire S (£60 off), BlackBerry Curve 9320 (£40 off) and Samsung Galaxy Mini (£10 off). There is also 25 per cent off the price of selected accessories using the discount code ‘XMASSALE’ at the checkout.


The ‘Christmas Store’ has offers on eight different smartphones including the free Apple iPhone 5 16GB on O2 at £36 a month with unlimited minutes and texts, 1GB of data and BT Openzone Wi-Fi. The Samsung Galaxy S III is free for £28 a month on Three with 500 minutes, 5,000 texts and unlimited data. The Galaxy S III Mini is also free on Three for £21 a month with 300 minutes, 5,000 texts and unlimited data.