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Wednesday Deals: Samsung Galaxy Ace, Orange Phone Fund and more

It’s Wednesday so we’re bringing you the latest selection of deals on mobile phones, tablets and accessories. This week we’ve got a cracking deal on the Samsung Galaxy Ace, a chance to earn some Tesco points on BlackBerry and HTC phones and some great money-saving deals from Carphone Warehouse and Orange.


Samsung Galaxy Ace – £139 on PAYG

The Samsung Galaxy Ace has been a huge success for Samsung, offering many of the features of the Samsung Galaxy S2, but at a much more affordable price point.
Virgin Mobile is selling the phone for £139 on PAYG. Top up £15 a month and you’ll get 1GB Mobile web and unlimited text, while £10 a month nets you 300 free texts. At £139,  this is great value at around £60 cheaper than we’ve seen elsewhere.

Link: Virgin Mobile




BlackBerry Curve 9300/HTC Wildfire S/Samsung Galaxy Ace – £15.50 a month with 5000 Clubcard points

This trio of mid-range smartphones are available on T-Mobile with 100 mins, 500 texts and 250MB data on a 24-month contract. But what sets this deal apart is that you get 5000 Clubcard points, which equates to £50 in Tesco vouchers, which you can use in-store, or for even better value trade them for Tesco reward vouchers. Every £5 Tesco Vouchers gets you £20 worth of restaurant vouchers to spend at restaurants or £15 gets you a free magazine subscription

This is a great deal if you take advantage of the points, although 250MB may not be enough data for everyone.

Link: Tesco Phone Shop


Orange Phone Fund

If you’re an Orange customer on PAYG then you need to hear about Phone Fund. Every time you top up your Orange phone by £10, Orange will put £1 towards a fund for a new phone. Top up £20 a month over a year and you’ll accure £48 towards a new phone, which could be used to reduce the price of the – for example – the Orange San Franscisco II from £99 to £51. Alternatively money accrued can be used against airtime credit if you swap from a PAYG to Pay Monthly tariff.
Link: Orange.





Carphone     Warehouse Buy Back    

We’re always looking for ways to save you money on Recombu. Carphone Warehouse has introduced a buy back scheme for mobile phones and tablets.
Trade in the 16GB iPhone 4 and you’ll get £230, the Samsung Galaxy Ace is worth £78 and the Apple iPad 2 £200 – you’ll get just £40 fort BlackBerry PlayBook.
If you’ve got a second-hand phone to sell, you may get more for it on eBay, but this is more convenient and Carphone Warehouse will match any buy-back price.

Link: Warehouse


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