Operators kick off January sale offers


Savings include discounts to 3G and 4G contracts, tablet bundles and Pay as You Go handset reductions

Operators in the UK have launched their January sales with a series of discount offers targeting 4G contracts and bundle deals.

O2 is offering savings of up to £170 when a £27 per month tariff is taken with either the Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2 or HTC One. The price includes 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of data. The handset will cost £49.99 up front instead of £199. 4G tariffs are also available at £5 more per month for unlimited minutes and texts plus 1GB of 4G data.

O2 is also offering savings of £5 per month on its smartphone and tablet bundles, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Wi-Fi with Galaxy S4 Mini and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z Wi-Fi with Xperia SP. The offer is for £37 per month with a £39.99 upfront cost, giving unlimited minutes and texts and 1GB of data.

New offers are set to be added to O2’s sale on January 9.

Vodafone is offering up to 25 per cent off of handsets, tablets and SIM only plans until February 4.

Handsets on sale include the HTC One which is free on monthly plans from £33, down from £37, and the Sony Xperia SP which is free on monthly contracts from £17, down from £25.

Vodafone has dropped the price of the Nokia Lumia 520 on Pay as You Go from £85 to £75, while its Red L SIM only offer for unlimited texts and minutes plus 2GB of data is now £20.80 instead of £26.

Vodafone has also reduced the price on several 4G-ready tablets, such as the Sony Xperia Tablet Z which is now £31 per month with 4GB of 4G data rather than £37.

Meanwhile, EE is offering the Nokia Lumia 625 for free on a £18.99 4G plan with 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data.

EE is also offering the Sony Xperia SP for free when taken with a £23.99 per month 4G plan with unlimited minutes and texts plus 2GB of data.

Elsewhere, Three has reduced a number of its Pay as You Go handsets, including the Nokia Lumia 520 for £79.99, reduced from £99.99.