It's been a very odd week in phone deals land. Whether it's coincidence or a remarkable game of one-upmanship, mobile phone companies such as EE, O2, Virgin Mobile and Sky have used the start of June to experiment with some weird and wonderful ways of getting you to direct your business their way. And The Big Deal is loving it.We're hardened by now to the lure of special offers. The odd bit of extra data here or chucked-in third-party wireless charger there. Little sweeteners that are a nice perk rather than a genuine incentive to choose one network over another. But return flights to Europe? Donations to cancer charities? A free printer? These are new – and thoroughly welcome – promotional offers to us.So before you head to our best mobile phone deals page to discover the cheapest prices in the UK today, scroll down this page for a few minutes to see what's on offer. We'll tell you how you could be jetting away to sunnier climes, sailing the seven seas or becoming a family … [Read more...] about From free flights to Xbox extras: 6 weird ways mobile phone deals are being promoted this week
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It may just put the Avengers in the shade - Tesco Mobile has announced a new superhero team-up as it joins forces with Cancer Research UK to battle the illness head-on.Pink and (rose gold) mobile phone deals sold on a Tesco Mobile pay monthly contract will now earn a £5 donation to Cancer Research UK. The only catch? This runs from May 30 to June 26, so be quick if you want to feel that little bit better about your new phone purchase.The pink handsets on offer include the Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple's iPhone SE and Huawei P20. Or you can see the full selection by heading here, opening the filter options and choosing pink as your colour.Discover the UK's very best mobile phone dealsThe iPhone SE in pink, better known as rose gold, is available here on a £17.25 per month contract which offers 2GB of double data, 5000 minutes and 5000 texts. From that amount £5 will be donated to Cancer Research UK.The team-up is a part of Cancer Research UK's Race for Life which aids research … [Read more...] about Tesco Mobile takes on cancer with new pink mobile phone deal charity donations
A recent survey of 2, 310 respondents aged 18 and over, has revealed that more than half of them pay $100 or more for their cell phone service monthly contracts, while the whopping 13% pay $200 and more.It should come as no surprise then that one in five adults said they pay more for their cell phone monthly than they do for groceries. Now they are either only eating Ramen noodles, or are dining out on a regular basis, but a fact is a fact. Furthermore, 33% responded they pay more in carrier monthly charges than they pay for utilities like electric, gas and water, 57% pay more than for cable, and the huge 71% pay more in cell phone bill than their home Internet service costs. Check out the full press release below.+- Press Release --Nearly Half Pay $100 or More Per Month; 13 Percent Pay $200 or More Per Month--WHITING, Ind., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As many new versions of smartphones hit the market this fall, a new survey from CouponCabin.com takes a look at the … [Read more...] about Fifth of mobile phone users surveyed pay more for their carrier service than groceries
Ever drop and shatter the screen on your smartphone? Your precious? Your portal of connectivity to all things social? Ever wear out a camera module from addiction to taking pictures of every meal you make, and every cat you encounter?Back in the days when I was a retail rep for one of the major wireless carriers, it was always a priority to offer mobile insurance with every new or upgraded phone. You know the drill, an extra $7-10 per-month would provide the peace of mind should the unthinkable happen to that mini-computer you just bought. Yes, there was incentive to sell the feature, but by-and-large, the service works with little undue drama should the unthinkable happen, and coverage was immediate.More than a few times, a customer would reject the offer, and not get across the parking lot before dropping their brand-new flagship on the pavement, effectively destroying the display or causing some other unseen damage. With tears in their eyes, some would beg for an accommodation, an … [Read more...] about Mobile phone insurance versus repairs – how do costs add up?
posted on 05 Apr 2017, 15:39 4 1. Unordinary (unregistered) Monthly payments for insurance AND THEN a deductible if you break your phone, biggest waste of f**king money. posted on 05 Apr 2017, 15:48 1 3. sgodsell (Posts: 5787; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) You go on about payments and insurance being a waste of money. Yet your willing to pay for your high priced Apple card up front. Go figure. posted on 09 Apr 2017, 23:55 0 19. corvette72778 (Posts: 136; Member since: 25 Feb 2012) A case doesn't have to be expensive to protect your phone. I buy cheap $6 TPU cases and I've never had a phone break with one. posted on 05 Apr 2017, 17:23 1 8. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4108; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) With a fee of 129 bucks for Apple Care and a 79 dollar fee for replacing an iPhone screen (with a maximum of 2 incidents during those 2 years). That is still pretty expensive. On average an insurance that covers all repairs for an S7 Edge is around 4.50 a month … [Read more...] about Comments for : Mobile phone insurance versus repairs – how do costs add up?