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Sony Ericsson T303 (Silver) - free phone with 12 months free line rental on a 12 month Vodafone contract (choice of 4 tariffs) IS BACK @ M2YD

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Mobiles2YourDoor, a subsidary of popular high street retailer Phones4U, once again have the Sony Ericsson T303 in silver for free on a Vodafone contract with 12 months free line rental on a 12 month c…
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Mobiles2YourDoor, a subsidary of popular high street retailer Phones4U, once again have the Sony Ericsson T303 in silver for free on a Vodafone contract with 12 months free line rental on a 12 month contract! So, for £0 (after cashback) you get the Sony Ericsson T303 (for free), 12 months' free line rental (after which you may cancel the contract), and inclusive minutes and texts each month - the amount depending on the tariff. Just to sum up, this works out as completely free after cashback!!

There's a choice of tariff on this deal. The *four* tariffs available are Anytime Calls 25, Anytime Text 25, Anytime Calls 30 and Anytime Text 30. Anytime Calls 25 has an initial outlay of £25 per month, and offers 100 anytime, any network minutes and 50 text messages per month. Anytime Text 25 has an initial outlay of £25 per month, and offers 50 anytime, any network minutes and 150 text messages per month. Anytime Calls 30 has an initial outlay of £30 per month, and offers 250 anytime, any network minutes and 100 text messages per month. Anytime Text 30 has an initial outlay of £30 per month, and offers 150 anytime, any network minutes and 500 text messages per month.

Compact, Chic and Easy-to-Use are words that best describe the T303 from Sony Ericsson. What the Sony Ericsson T303 lacks in high specification is certainly made up for in its styling, with its classy mirrored finish and compact sliding design this handset will no doubt appeal to a wide range of users who like their mobile phones to be functional and sexy, and both apply to the Sony Ericsson T303. Features include 1.3 megapixel camera, media player, TrackID, FM radio and bluetooth so keeping yourself entertained while out and about with this funky little handset will prove to be as easy as its functionality, and with its diminutive dimensions the Sony Ericsson T303 fits easily in to both your hand and pocket. The Sony Ericsson T303 is a move away from Sony Ericssons recent releases but is sure to be a hit with those people who are after a distinctive handset with great aesthetics that wont cost the earth.

This offer works by cashback which you claim from Mobiles2YourDoor at specified intervals. You have a massively generous 60 days to send the claim. You must have paid each bill in its entirety, so please only use this deal if you can afford to pay the bills on time and remember to keep on top of the cashback. Use recorded delivery when sending the claims, or better still - special delivery with consequential loss cover. Mobiles2YourDoor is a subsidary of Phones4U, whom also operate the site. Phones4U are a large high street firm, and are fairly reliable when it comes to cashback.


**Remember to decline/cancel the insurance that they try to give you as it can be very expensive!!**

See the first comment for my advice on how to succeed with a cashback contract and it'll be plain sailing for you!!
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#1
[center][size=6]The Sony Ericsson T303 @ Mobiles2YourDoor[/size]
[size=5]12 months free line rental on a 12 month contract[/size]

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/7619/t303alle1204681072yu1.jpg

[size=4]With a great choice of tariffs and a cool 60 days to send in your claim, this is a good way to get FREE minutes and texts...[/size][/center]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE="3"]Click here for my tips on how to succeed with a mobile phones cashback contract. Beat the retailers at their own game.[/SIZE][/FONT]
1 Like #2
[SIZE=5]This guide may make the whole thing seem really daunting. It’s not. This guide is just very thorough - it’s been written like this in order to give you the most help possible with your purchase.[/SIZE]

Cashback contracts are very common, and a very good way of getting a cheap mobile contract. They begin at £0 - that’s right, totally free for the total contract term and you even get a free phone (although these deals are less common at the moment). So what’s the catch? It seems that people are becoming more aware to the risks involved. We hear a lot of people not receiving cashback or having problems. A lot of the time this is due to the stringent terms and conditions which the companies enforce, which consumers do not follow correctly and subsequently lose their caashback. Here are a few tips which will help you to succeed with your cashback…

First of all, it’s nice to know how cashback works. It all varies, but it generally works like this. The network set their commissions each month. They pay an amount to the retailer for each connection on each tariff. The retailer can then offer this commission to you in the form of a free phone and/or cashback. You pay the full amount to the network who send you bills. You then send specified bills to the retailer at specified times who will send you a cheque for the cashback, returning the correct amount of money to you. The amount the retailer gives you depends on the commission they receive for that tariff. The zero-cost line rental offers can work in a number of ways. Either the network gives the retailers more commission than the tariff in the hopes that you’ll make lots of calls and texts and earn them more money and stay with them after the contract is up or the retailer relies on some people forgetting to claim or not follow their T&Cs. Keep your eye on the ball and you will beat them at their own game quite easily…

[B]Who to Contact[/B]

There’s two (or three) parties involved. These are the mobile network , the mobile retailer and the cashback site you have purchased through. It’s important you contact the correct one with your questions and complaints.

Network

e.g. o2, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, etc.
This is the company you pay the money to. They also send you the bills. Their job is to provide you with the minutes and text messages you use to keep in touch with your friends, family and colleagues.
The network has nothing to do with your cashback. Although if the retailer has performed against the network’s code of practice you can complain about them to the network. This requires a lot of logs and evidence.
From this summer, there will be hopefully new rules enforced by OFCOM which will require networks to be more responsible for cashback deals which have gone wrong.

Retailer

e.g. Carphone Warehouse, e2save, Phones4U, Mobiles2YourDoor, OneStopPhoneShop, etc.
This company sells phones and contracts for the network. They will be the people you have bought the phone off.
This company provides you with the cashback. All cashback claim queries should be sent to your retailer.

Cashback Site

e.g. QuidCo, TopCashBack, Rpoints, etc.
This is confusing. This company has nothing to do with your cashback claim. They simply give you a small amount of money to purchase via their website. This does not need to be claimed for. Queries regarding cashback claims should not go to these websites. Similarly, queries regarding the status of your cashback via these websites shouldn’t go to the retailer!

[B]How to succeed…[/B]

Be sure

Read the terms and conditions carefully. They outline EXACTLY what you need to do to claim your cashback. Print off a couple of copies if possible and keep them safe. If anything is unclear to you, ask here or ask the company’s customer services department.
Read the terms and conditions again. It sounds silly, but you really must read them over and over again!! Read through them until you remember it all clearly and understand the terms fully. If you don’t follow the terms correctly then it will cost you literally hundreds of pounds and only you will be to blame.

Make sure you have everything you need. If the terms and conditions say you need cashback claim vouchers then make sure you have received them. Most companies only give you 7 or 14 days to request missing vouchers, and they’ll regularly allow them to go “missing” where possible. Also, some companies require you have a receipt or dispatch note to send in or a copy of it with each claim. Check this in the terms and conditions and if you need one make sure you have it. If anything is missing don’t hesitate to get in touch with the company!

Don’t assume ANYTHING. If you aren’t sure, talk to the customer services of the RETAILER you are dealing with. If you are still unsure, feel free to ask questions on HotUKDeals and someone will help you!

Ask the customer service team lots of questions. Emails can often be more useful than telephone calls where urgent responses aren’t needed because you can keep a record of what has been said. Don’t be scared to ask lots of thorough questions.

Complicated Terms

Check the retailer terms and conditions to check if bills to be sent out are outlined by bill number, month number or number of days of connection. If you are unsure then contact the retailer to clarify or ask on HotUKDeals where someone will help you.

Stay Organised

Read the T&Cs carefully and work out EXACLTY which bills you need to send off . Ensure you understand any differences between the number of the bill, the month of the bill, or the number of days after connection.

Remind yourself. Set reminders. Lots of them. Write it in your diary. Add it to your phone’s reminder system. Stick post-it notes everywhere. Add reminders in your email program. Sign up to a reminder service such as www.memotome.com who will send you emails at the necessary time. Whatever it takes.

Keep it all safe. Put all of your documentation, including bills, vouchers, printed terms and conditions, copies of any written communication with the company, etc all together and in a safe place. Don’t forget where they are or allow it all to get spread around the house! I can’t stress how important this is as you WILL need it later.

Send the bills as soon as you get all of the ones which you need. Don’t leave it until the last minute. When you have everything you need to send your claim, do it THAT DAY!!

Fill in the provided vouchers carefully and correctly (if your claim requires vouchers).

Print out a cashback date schedule. Use the T&Cs to make a table of when you need to claim your cashbacks. Something like THIS: Click Here. Make it as colourful and personalised as you like and stick it somewhere obvious where you will remember it. Maybe add more detailed and fool-proof instructions for yourself to this.
#3
[B]Precautions You Can Take to make sure you will receive your cashback[/B]

Photocopy everything you send. You will usually have to send the originals (check the terms and conditions as some retailers do accept photocopies), but keep a hard copy of anything you send including bills, letters, emails and anything else you may send the retailer. You can refer back to this if they ever make a fuss.

Send claims recorded delivery at a minimum. This is VITAL. Send all claims by signed-for recorded delivery, or special delivery where possible. That way the retailer can’t pretend that they lost your claim because you can prove it wasn’t received. Some retailers such as OneStopPhoneShop will accept a recorded delivery number as proof of postage for missing claims. Don’t lose the slip you get from the post office for this.

If it is at all possible then send claims via Royal Mail Special Delivery with consequential loss cover. This insures the item, meaning that if it’s lost by the Royal Mail then they will have to pay the amount that you have lost as a consequence (the cashback). The consequential loss cover is important. If you don’t have this then you’re only covered for a few pieces of paper.Click here to learn more about The Royal Mail’s Consequential Loss Cover.

Do not send multiple claims together. Most retailers will ignore one of the claims if more than one claim is sent in the same envelope. Don’t try and save on the postage. Send them separately.

Pay all bills on time. Don’t leave any outstanding bill payments for the next month. Some retailers may see this as grounds to reject your claim.
Do not change your tariff. Some retailers have rules allowing you to change your tariff after a particular amount of time, however even if this is allowed it can only ever complicate matters. It’s best to stick on your original tariff for the duration of your contract.

Do not change the name of the account holder. It is important that the account holder name on the bill stays the same as the name the retailer has on record.

Do not change the direct debit details. Again, the direct debit details shouldn’t be changed or your claim may be rejected.

Try not to change the address on the account. Obviously, this cannot always be avoided but it is VITAL that you get in touch with the retailer’s customer service team before changing any details with the network.

It doesn’t matter if you make lots of calls or no calls. The retailer will rarely be bothered, and neither will the network. As long as the network are getting their payments and the retailer get their commission then it doesn’t bother them.

[B]Getting a contract with the intention of selling the phone on[/B]

It’s important to remember that you pay the full amount to the network each month. It is almost impossible to sell a phone on for the amount of the contract, so you are relying on the cashback. It is upto you to decide whether this risk is worthwhile. Obviously, the more contracts you have the more difficult it is to manage them. Defaulting on paying the network for your mobile bill can and will affect your credit rating.

[SIZE=4][B]It’s not impossible to claim cashback. It’s very possible. Just make sure you do it all correctly and follow the Terms and Conditions to the letter and you will be perfectly fine.[/B][/SIZE]
#4
How often do you claim the money? 3 months, 6, 12?
#5
dontdothatagain
How often do you claim the money? 3 months, 6, 12?


Mobiles2YourDoor
Receive fantastic cash backs at various points in your contract, designed to help you spread the cost of your bill and reduce the overall cost of having a mobile phone.

Simply send us your redemption forms for the below monthly bills, and we will send you 25% of the overall value at each cash back point. This ensures that over the 12 month period, you receive the 100% of the deal you signed up to.

To make redeeming your amounts even easier, we have now increased our redemption window to 60 days. So at month bills 6, 8, 10 and 12, you now have 60 days from each date to get your redemption form sent to us.
#6
Looks good, but cant afford the £150-180 upfront :(
[mod]#7
Awesome. Thanks Ducky
#8
top find mate
#9
I bought this when it was on offer last time. I quite like the phone it is very small and it held battery charge for over a week. The only problem I had was that as my contract started on the 24th of the month I presumed it would run from the 24th of March to the 24th of April and then refill my allowance. I had a bit of a shock when I looked at my online vodafone account after 6 days to see I did not have any credit left and had used lots of non inclusive texts. when I rang them I was told that as I started on the 24th I was only entitiles to one weeks worth of credit and that my new allowance would be added on the 1st of each month. I have had lots of phone contracts and this is the first I have ever had that did not run from the date I started renewing on that day each month. The extra texts I had used came to about £30!!! I was not happy and I told the vodafone customer services girl that I had never been informed that I would only be getting 6 days worth of my monthly top up. (The documentation I received from M2YD and Vodafone was minimal) The girl was very kind and credited me £37 to my account (£7 for goodwill) which I am more than happy with.
On a more positive note I have been sent my first cashback claim form and also I have used phones 4U (part of same company) for another cashback claim and successfully received my first cheque last week.
#10
You mention 'Clearance ' in your post but I can't see anything on the link about the T303 being clearance so I'm assuming these are 'New'.Can anyone please confirm if this is the case. Thanks.
#11
yeah i think that it is a new one!

does anyone know how many contracts you can get on your name with one provider, eg Vodafone,
#12
Skybird
You mention 'Clearance ' in your post but I can't see anything on the link about the T303 being clearance so I'm assuming these are 'New'.Can anyone please confirm if this is the case. Thanks.


Yeah, this deal seems to have changed slightly overnight. Seems it's now a BRAND NEW handset (was definitely clearance when I posted!). Thanks for pointing that out... have amended the deal.
#13
Thank you ducky :-)
#14
CobaltBlue
Thank you ducky :-)


You're welcome. This is still available after the weekend.:)
#15
Very good write up from your good self ducky! Haven't seen that before, I assume it's recent?

Good deal, nice to see 12 months free still available these days. Will be on the look out for something in a few months.
#16
murabi
yeah i think that it is a new one!

does anyone know how many contracts you can get on your name with one provider, eg Vodafone,


I've had 3 on the go with vodafone before with no hassle (and my credit rating is terrible - not even good enough to get 1 T-mobile contract!).

I got this deal on the Samsung U600 almost 2 years ago now. Got all the cashback with no hassle, and with Quidco included, I had made a profit of around £20 (£40 quidco - extras spent which weren't included in the contract), a free phone, and 1000 texts and 500 mins every month! Couldn't believe it!
1 Like #17
Have used M2YD three times:
1st time I got 9 months free line rental and a free Wii and £45 Quidco - sold the phone for £50 on ebay.
2nd time I got 12 months free line rental and £45 quidco and sold the phone for £60 on ebay
This time I got 11 months free line rental and £40 quidco and sold the phone for £50 on ebay

I always get my cheque within 30 days of sending the redemption form.
My next one is due tomorrow.

I can't recommend these M2YD deals highly enough.
#18
I still think cashback is risky even with the well known names in the current climate.

Although obviously big companies like Woolworths will be OK.

Even in the good times - only 3 out of 4 cashbacks produced the goods for me.
#19
bluenosebob
Have used M2YD three times:
1st time I got 9 months free line rental and a free Wii and £45 Quidco - sold the phone for £50 on ebay.
2nd time I got 12 months free line rental and £45 quidco and sold the phone for £60 on ebay
This time I got 11 months free line rental and £40 quidco and sold the phone for £50 on ebay

I always get my cheque within 30 days of sending the redemption form.
My next one is due tomorrow.

I can't recommend these M2YD deals highly enough.


callum9999
I've had 3 on the go with vodafone before with no hassle (and my credit rating is terrible - not even good enough to get 1 T-mobile contract!).

I got this deal on the Samsung U600 almost 2 years ago now. Got all the cashback with no hassle, and with Quidco included, I had made a profit of around £20 (£40 quidco - extras spent which weren't included in the contract), a free phone, and 1000 texts and 500 mins every month! Couldn't believe it!


Thanks for your feedback, guys. :)
1 Like #20
Benjimoron
Very good write up from your good self ducky! Haven't seen that before, I assume it's recent?


When you talk about the write-up, do you mean the "How to do Cashbacks" guide? If so, it's something that schizoboy suggested almost a year ago via PM. He wrote out most of the tips as bullet points, and I expanded on each one heavily until it was entirely unrecognisable and posted it here. I then updated the info slightly and reposted it here which I was trying to make into a bit of a guide that I could link to, but got a bit tired of maintaining it (and too busy too) a couple of months after. I need to have a think about what to do with the information there... it's useful, but as cashback contracts are beginning to decline in number there's not as much need for such info...
#21
I have cotracts with P4U and M2YD, both are on last cashback claim, very good so far, chq normally arrive within a month :thumbsup:
#22
Must thank you for keeping these deals posted - Already on one so not for me this time, but you deserve a lot of credit for bringing this stuff up.

Anyone who's going for this - follow the advice above and you won't go wrong! I'm on a Voda contract via Phones4U, profited £50 Quidco, sold the phone for £50 and get 250 mins / 100 texts for free every month.

Remember to cancel the insurance as this will sneak up on you!
#23
How many of these contracts can you buy on a single card and when do they charge you the first installments?
#24
vedb
How many of these contracts can you buy on a single card and when do they charge you the first installments?


Usually between two and four. I think it's depending on the network (believe it or not, I once had, and posted, a table showing this info, but have lost it!).

The first installment is within the first month. I'm unsure of whether or not Vodafone charge for the month ahead or the month just gone, so not entirely sure when you'll pay out for your first month.

Thanks for feedback on M2YD for those who've left it!!
#25
I have had 3 phones from via p4u and m2yd over the last 2 years. I have had cashback problems with 2 of these but nothing an email could not resolve. The mob at e2save could learn a thing or two from p4u about handling cashback claims correctly.

My first problem was when I returned a clearance phone as it was faulty (they replaced with a brand new phone), this meant my IMEI number changed but they still had the old one on the cashback forms so thought that I had exchanged the handset etc. A sent them an email and they said sorry and agreed to sort out future claims via email, I just email them a scanned copy of my bills and they send me a cheque without any problems. I have had 3 out the 4 cheques and last claim is due next month.

Second problem was with a cash back form where the first claim was wrongly dated for 8 months whereas it should have been 6 months. They agreed I could email them a scanned copy of the bill and then did not pay me for a month. I emailed them a polite reminder as to being over the 28 days stated on their cashback forms for delivery of the cheque and they then sent me a cheque covering all my claims. So no need for me to claim again on this one.
#26
Can you transfer a number to this? As I seem to remember reading somewhere that Vodaphone sometimes would not do this.
#27
genemeanie
Can you transfer a number to this? As I seem to remember reading somewhere that Vodaphone sometimes would not do this.


M2YD
You can keep your existing mobile phone number from your current pay as you go or contract phone when purchasing a new mobile package from Mobiles2YourDoor depending on which network you want to transfer to. If you are unsure of your eligibility to port then please use our porting guide.

We currently only support number porting when transferring to T-mobile, Orange, Three, Virgin and BT Mobile, but not Vodafone or O2.
#28
Can I cancel the insurance at the time of purchase?

If not, how easy is it to cancel?
#29
Thanks for all your help on these type of deals please keep them coming. Heat added.
#30
duckmagicuk2
Usually between two and four. I think it's depending on the network (believe it or not, I once had, and posted, a table showing this info, but have lost it!).

The first installment is within the first month. I'm unsure of whether or not Vodafone charge for the month ahead or the month just gone, so not entirely sure when you'll pay out for your first month.

Thanks for feedback on M2YD for those who've left it!!


In my experience, the first vodafone bill includes the payment of how ever many weeks till the end of the billing month, then the next month ahead, so the first bill is quite big.
#31
what happens if the company goes bust? does the cashback not apply/not enforcable.
#32
vedb
what happens if the company goes bust? does the cashback not apply/not enforcable.


correct, but this is a reputable company, part of Phones 4 u
#33
thanks for the reply. do they send you the forms to fill out or do u print them off the site. also is it a cheque that they send you for 90 pounds each (in this case) at 6,8,10,12 months... ?
#34
vedb
thanks for the reply. do they send you the forms to fill out or do u print them off the site. also is it a cheque that they send you for 90 pounds each (in this case) at 6,8,10,12 months... ?


yes to the first question about the voucher, they send you claim back voucher,

the amount of money you receive really depends on the contract you take out - how much money you pay a month!
#35
Only thing about this phone id the camera is crap. 1.3Mp if it was 3 i would orderit without a second thought. Anyone tried the camera yet?
#36
o ok, lets say its a £30 pound a month contract. the one with 150 mins and 500 texts.. i pay £360 for the year and then get that back in £90 installments? how quickly do they send the cheques? thanks
#37
within a month of you sending the redemtion voucher to them via RM SD or RD.

your calculations seem to be correct,
#38
Thank you duckmagicuk2 :thumbsup: I came to look for one of your cashback deals as my current one (also with M2YD) is nearing the end of its contract. It doesn't look as if there are too many decent ones around these days so not sure whether to go for this or wait to see what comes up next (if anything!). I have another contract which runs until Oct so I'm not in a hurry. I'd like to keep my vodafone number though but it doesn't look as if this will be possible if I take out another contract with vodafone?
#39
TraceyJ
I'd like to keep my vodafone number though but it doesn't look as if this will be possible if I take out another contract with vodafone?


Might be worth ringing them up. You might be able to do it with Vodafone after you've started your contract... I've heard people say that they've done this successfully, but I'd want to check that it doesn't affect my M2YD cashback.

If you don't need a contract until October then it's probably worth waiting... the mobile phone market is a bit slow at the moment, but there will hopefully be better phones available later in the year.

Sorry for the delay in replying. :thumbsup:
#40
m2yd are great....they send you the redemption cert with the date on
easy peasy
voted hot for the contract..will sell the phone
and quidco too!

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