I've been scouting about for a HTC Hero (T-mobiles G2 Touch) for a week or so now. Having looked at sim free and all the contracts out there, the cheapest way to get on of these little delights is on a basic package. For a phone that retails for around £340 from reputable sellers, this deal comes with free minutes, txts, internet and a booster (unlimted txts or unlimited landline calls for example)
Yes there's an upfront payment of £126 for the phone, but the overall price including the £10 per month over 24 months is £366 and there a possibility of £20 quidco. Downside, inclusive minutes and txts are 100 of each (unless you use your booster option to get unlimted txts)
Including quidco this works out at an effective cost of £14.42pm. For me it's like getting the phone on interest free credit and having the bundle thrown in!
UPDATE 18:00 13/02/10: If you phone, they are able to knock a further £40 off the phone price on any of their deals. So better than quidco as it's immediate and a further £20 on top :-) EVEN HOTTER :-) Equivalent of £13.58pm over 24months. :-)
Nearest to it is from buymobilephones.net. G2 Touch again on T-mobile, again a 24month deal at £15pm. 300 minutes and txts this time, free internet (no mention of booster). Possible £25 quidco. Phone is £60 upfront on this deal. Total over 2 years is £420 (£395 inc quidco disc) - again a great deal to option this desirable phone. Equivalent of £16.46 after quidco per month.
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