First post, so go easy!
I managed to get the decent T-mobile deal at £25 a month with free phone a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately the reception was awful. Thankfully T-mobile took it back, and I was left with Orange as the only other native carrier.
I couldn't get the sales team to budge on the price, unless I was going for a £34 a month contract.
What I discovered though, was that Orange have a promotion on with Quidco at the moment, with £150 cashback. This means that you can get their lowest tariff (Dolphin 25) for £19.57 a month. Add on £4.89 for internet, and you've got £24.46 total monthly cost. This is an 18 month tariff, not 24!
The Dolphin 25 tariff has 200 mins and unlimited text. The data bundle is 500MB, not as generous as T-mobile's unfortunately.
The phone is still £146.50, but my quidco tracked a few hours after completing the order, for £150, effectively making the phone free! Quidco is definitely what makes this a good deal.
i know some people like to have the whole price specified so here goes:
18*24.46 = 440.28
Phone cost = 146.50
Quidco cashback = 150
Total = 586.78 or 436.78 with successful Quidco