We've seen a few budget-priced smartphones emerge recently, such as the Moto G and EE's Harrier Mini, but today Vodafone has launched it own low-price handset. The Smart Prime 6 costs £79 on pay-as-you-go, and boasts some impressive specs for the price. Featuring a 5-inch IPS screen capable of 720p HD visuals, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 8GB internal storage (with microSD support), the Android handset will run on Lollipop and include 4G connectivity. You can learn more about the Smart Prime 6 by heading over to Vodafone store.
You can get hold of the LG G4 32GB for less than the price of this listing (with some already well below the £500 mark) but this is the cheapest deal for the upcoming version of the phone that comes with a leather back. Reviews for the G4 have been largely positive so far, praising its screen, camera, battery life and overall performance, making it a worthy alternative to other flagship Android devices like the Samsung S6 or the HTC One M9. Thanks to Goose74 @ HUKD!
This isn't the cheapest listing available for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, but for the extra £10 of this deal you actually get more for your money. Thrown in with the Android tablet is a Chromecast dongle, the cheapest of which is around £25, and £20 of Google Play credit. As such, you'll end up saving £25 overall. The cameras on the Galaxy Tab 4 aren't great, but otherwise it's a decent Android tablet. Thanks to Victoriaa @ HUKD!
CDKeys may usually feature deals for the latest games (which are regularly highlighted over on Dealspwn) but here's a listing that's more relevant to our interests here on Mobot. For under £40 you can get a £50 gift card for iTunes if you get hold of the 5%-off code via Facebook. You'll save yourself £12 overall, which is a damn fine saving to put towards filling up your Apple product with more music, films and Apps. Thanks to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
The more savvy mobile users out there will already know this, but it appears many mobile users in the UK are paying mobile operators money they don't need to. In a report by Which? that was posted last month, it states that around 46% of people continue to pay the full price of their monthly contracts even after their duration is over, which on average works out at overpaying £92 a year. Collectively, that's an estimated £355 million per year that the UK is giving to networks unnecessarily.
This is mainly because a large number of providers do not separate out the handset charge from the monthly airtime cost. There are exceptions, though, as O2, Virgin Media, Tesco Mobile and Utility Warehouse do allow monthly costs to be dropped once the handset is paid off. You learn more by reading the Which? report on their website, along with details on their Unlock Better Mobile Deals campaign which aims to stop unnecessary charges to customers.
If you're after a cheap WinPhone on PAYG, this offer from O2 is a decent shout. If you're looking for an unlocked version you'll be paying £15 more at the moment. That said, if you have an O2 contract sim card you can put it in and request that the phone is unlocked for free. The offer makes the Lumia 535 a better proposition for those looking for a low-cost Windows Phone, but the lackluster reviews suggest you should expect a budget experience for that budget price. Thanks to rejector1 @ HUKD!
If you're looking for a way to get mobile internet on the go for your Windows or iOS device with a USB port, then this deal from the Carphone Warehouse should pique your interest. The usual price has been slashed from £4.99 by £2, making it one of the cheapest ways to get mobile internet. With it being PAYG, you can always top it up if you want more. Thanks to NotMyRealName @ HUKD!
Another day, another deal highlight for The People's Operator. This time it's for their Power Bundles, which provide 500 mins, 500 texts, and 500 MB of data for their PAYG customers. Normally it costs £10 but they've cut the price in half, making it all very 5-ish and a fine bargain. Admittedly, if you have yet to get a PAYG sim from TPO you will need to buy £10 to activate the sim first, but after that it will only cost you £5 for this Power Bundle. Thanks to mr_deals @ HUKD!
Just a quick heads-up to let you all know that, in light of the devastating earthquake that has struck the country, both the O2 Network and Skype have decided to drop all fees for calls in and out of Nepal. The move has been done to help provide extra lines of communication between friends and family who are currently in region. O2 customers will not be charged until Tuesday May 5th, and any calls made since Saturday 25th April will have their charges refunded. At this time there is no word on when Skype will discontinue the initiative. For more information you can visit the O2 website and the Skype Blog. Many thanks to taurus_the_bull on HUKD for the heads-up.
If you're an EE customer that knows someone who might be interested in joining the network on a 12 month contract, you could both claim a £25 gift certificate for Amazon thanks to this new scheme. Just fill in the webform on the EE Recommend A Friend website, and once the other person has joined you will both receive an email with details on your £25 voucher. Just remember, it must be for at least a 12-month contract, and they must activate their account before 31/07/15 to qualify.
Just a quick heads-up for those of you looking for a hidden-object adventure game to play. Web of Deceit: Deadly Sands HD, which is normally £2.99 on the iTunes store, will be absolutely free from tomorrow until May 6th. Just head over to the listing for Web of Deceit: Deadly Sands HD on the iTunes Store or search for it on your Apple device via the App Store to download the full game for absolutely nothing.
A mixture of hidden object scenes and mini-games in an adventure games guise, Web of Deceit has received favorable ratings for its well-presented gameplay, although some people have complained about long loading times and the small amount of content. Still, it's free, so you can make your own mind up without paying a penny. We'll let you know if the Android version is also made free, to stay tuned.
It's all change for the Rakuten voucher code today as a new one is now in effect. By using APROFFERDAY3&4 at the checkout you can get the Galaxy S4 Mini on EE's PAYG for under £85. Best of all, it comes with 150 minutes and 500MB of data, as well as unlimited texts for 30 days. This smaller version of the S4 manages to keep the power of its predecessor, although it does suffer from the occasional stutter from more demanding apps. Otherwise, it's a great phone with 4G capability built in. Thanks to tyr @ HUKD!
Here's another way to get a cheap Android handset, this time from Tesco Mobile. There's a significant saving over the best price over an unlocked handset from elsewhere, but this one is of course locked to Tesco Mobile. However, you can get an unlock code for just £1.99 via eBay, which is still a huge saving overall. As for the phone itself, the camera isn't great and you'll almost certainly need to invest in a microSD card to boost up its 4GB internal memory, but otherwise it's a well built and surprisingly powerful smartphone for the price. Thanks to mynameisthehulk @ HUKD!
MNVO The People's Operator look to be going on the offensive at the moment with their deals. As well as their cheap monthly sim-only contracts, this offer for their PAYG customers means that a £10 top-up via their website will be doubled to £20. With texts at 3p, calls to mobiles at 5p a minute (free to other TPO customers) and 1p per 1MB of data used, you should be able to get a fair amount of usage out of the offer. Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII @ HUKD!
Here's yet another deal courtesy of the latest Rakuten voucher code, saving you about £20 on both the 16GB and 32Gb models. Just use the code APROFFERDAY1&2 at the checkout to get it at the prices listed above. While the iPad Air 2 has been out for a few months now, this offer makes its predecessor a worthwhile proposition for those who don't want to spend a huge amount of money on an Apple tablet. Thanks to daria86 @ HUKD!
If you're thinking about doing some gaming on your Android phone then this sale on the Google Store is full of premium games that are all under a pound each. In fact, some start from just 9p. Highlights include mobile hits The Room 2 & Rayman Fiesta Run, indie darlings Limbo and Monument Valley, classics such as Another World and R-TYPE, and AAA titles like Dead Space. See the full list of titles by heading over to the premium games sale page on the Google Store.
Yesterday we highlighted the deal for The People's Operator sim only contracts that are normally at £14.99 a month, but TalkTalk landline or broadband customers get their can get a potentially better deal. For just £12 a month you get unlimited everything - calls, texts, and 3G data usage - through TalkTalk's MNVO over the Vodafone network. They're also rolling monthly contracts, meaning you can opt out any any time. The cost does go up if you want 4G, though. Thanks to jamesdude11 @ HUKD!
Once again it's the latest Rakuten voucher code to the rescue, as it brings the Samsung Galaxy Alpha down to the cheapest price around by a tenner. All you need to do is use the voucher code APROFFERDAY1&2 at the checkout to get it for the price above. The most notable drawbacks are the lack of memory expansion and its poor battery life, but otherwise the Galaxy Alpha is a powerful and lightweight smartphone (and you can get a replacement high-capacity battery for it.) Thanks to krism88 @ HUKD!
Just a quick update to let you know that from July the charges for calls to what are known as service numbers will change. While number starting with 084, 087, 09, and 118 have had their charges 'simplified,' the big news for mobile users is that 0800 and 0808 numbers will be free to call, falling in line with how it has been for calls from landline phones for years. You can find out all the details, including how charges for premium numbers will work, by heading over to the UK Calling website.
Once again it's those Rakuten voucher codes to the rescue, as you can knock 15% off the asking price for a Motorola Moto X and save yourself over £20 compared to the next best deal. Just put in the voucher code SEE_OP at the checkout to get it for the price above.
The critics praised the Moto X 2nd upon its release thanks to great performance, a lack of bloatware, and plenty of customisation options including its voice recognition system. The downside is that its cameras are highly inconsistent in quality, but otherwise it's still one of the better Android phones on the market. Thanks to chriskrt @ HUKD!