Moto G 4G white or black 500 mins, 5000 texts, 500mb  24 month contract - Tesco Mobile £13.50 per month
-197°Expired

Moto G 4G white or black 500 mins, 5000 texts, 500mb 24 month contract - Tesco Mobile £13.50 per month

25
Found 27th Dec 2014
I just did an anytimeUpgrade to this as I was sim only. I am now getting the same amount of calls and data etc and am paying just £2.50 per month more than before.
Phone cost works out at £108 over the 24 months.

Specifications
Less time waiting, more time enjoying
Enjoy incredible speed and seamless experiences streaming videos, downloading content, and connecting with family and friends.

Stunning 4.5" HD display. Exceptional price.
What you’ll notice first about Moto G with 4G is the sharp HD screen. Its edge-to-edge display stretches to all four corners of the phone. Watch, read and browse on a big, brilliant display. You’ll get a sharp picture and then some.

Quad-core speed. Exceptional price.
You don’t have to hang up to send an email or turn off YouTube when you want to text. Moto G with 4G multitasks as easily as you do.

Pure Android™. Exceptional price.
With Android™ 4.4, KitKat® you'll experience a more polished design, improved performance, and new features.

All the benefits of our best-selling Motorola Moto G - but now with 4G at no extra cost! Giving you the fastest downloading, streaming and uploading speeds. Whether it is viewing a presentation before a meeting, streaming your favourite TV show or uploading photos from an epic night out. Speeds can reach up to 5-7 times faster than current 3G speeds (Ofcom, 2014). This is now available at no extra cost with this phone on our Pay as you go tariff.
*speeds will be reliant on 4G coverage of your area, check your coverage here: http://www.tescomobile.com/about-us/coverage-checker*

Please note: this handset comes with a USB cable but not an AC adapter.

cpu:
Qualcomm MSM8x26 quad-core A7 1.2GHz (Adreno 305 450MHz GPU)

camera:
5MP (4:3) / 3.8MP (16:9)

review:
expertreviews.co.uk/mob…-4g

25 Comments

it's only cheap because you were paying over the odds for yr SIM only plan

Original Poster

Nerval

it's only cheap because you were paying over the odds for yr SIM only plan



No. Regardless of what plan I was on they are doing deals on plans if you take a look and the phone is charged at only £4.50 per month. So compared to other deals - £108 is the cheapest so far. Please investigate before making assumptions. You sound like you know me and my tariff but you do not!
:-P

Edited by: "Ferrari100" 27th Dec 2014

13.50 x 24 makes it £324 !

Original Poster

LadyEleanor

13.50 x 24 makes it £324 !



Not for the phone it does not. For the phone and service YES! I agree.
But if you check the site the cost of the phone is £4.50 over 24 months. You can pay that amount of after 30 days if you wished and return to servce only. If thats what you wish.
Please read carefully

Kitkat or lollipop ?

Original Poster

Hacker84

Kitkat or lollipop ?



Website states KitKat

Not worth the small saving to be tied into a 24 month contract.

Original Poster

tomwenn

Not worth the small saving to be tied into a 24 month contract.



your not tied. you can pay off phone after 30 days. Just like I stated in the previous post

Ferrari100

your not tied. you can pay off phone after 30 days. Just like I stated in … your not tied. you can pay off phone after 30 days. Just like I stated in the previous post


You are still in a 24 month contract with the provider.

Original Poster

tomwenn

You are still in a 24 month contract with the provider.


But if you are with them anyhow thats not an issue

Ferrari100

But if you are with them anyhow thats not an issue


To save £30 on a handset, it's not worth it. You can sign up to them on a month by month basis for £10p/m, with complete freedom to leave when you want, and buy this handset, sim free for £30 more. It's not a deal, sorry.

can you cancel the airtime component of the contract?

Moto G 4G Phone price: £108.00

500 mins, 5000 texts, 500mb 24 month contract - Tesco Mobile £13.50 per month (£324)

£108.00 + £324.00 = Total £432 for 24 month contract.


OR


Moto G sim-free £135.00* @ Amazon

1,000 minutes Unlimited Texts, 1GB Data 12 month contract - Virgin Mobile £12.00 per month (£144.00)**

£135.00 + £144.00(x2) = Total £423.00 24 months** BUT free to move after 12 months.


* Very quick search for handset, has been cheaper.

** Cheaper plans (and cheaper also for VM existing customers), but the one I've quoted is the most comparable to the OP.
Potential also with VM for retention deal after 12 months bringing total down further OR increasing allowances for same monthly cost.









Edited by: "andynicol" 27th Dec 2014

Basically they're only going to let you have the phone for £108 if you keep a 24 month airtime contract going.
I'm only paying £6.90 a month Sim only with Three so cheaper for me to buy a phone from Amazon.
It's only a good deal if you want to stay with Tesco for 2 years anyway.

Title and description have been changed.

Previously said £13.50pm AND £108 for handset ?

Nope, the price ignored the £9 per month for the contract to get the £4.50 per month phone add-on !

Nope, title definately stated '£13.50pm AND £108 for handset'.

No, the £13.50 INCLUDES the phone AND the tariff. I think it's good deal because I have no problem being 'stuck' in a 24 month contract, which seems to be the main bone of contention and the reason people vote cold, rather than whether its a good deal or not.

mcormack

can you cancel the airtime component of the contract?



No. Even if you pay off the phone you're stuck on the airtime plan for 24 months.

Haven't voted either way. At £104 it's the cheapest moto g available but you're stuck in a 24 month contract for the sake of saving £10-£15 since its £125 from tesco direct and there's always £10 vouchers floating around. I paid £105 a few weeks back (£10 voucher and £5 club card boost).

So.... As a worker for Tesco Mobile.

Yes the 24 month contract you are tied into. You pay of the handset after 30 days and as a company we pay off the line rental for you. But only for you to upgrade early, Should you decide to cancel YOU pay the airtime and handset charge.
The whole point to an Anytime Upgrade is that you can pay off the handset at any time and then take out a new contract.
The line rental deal and the handset is a good deal all in all if you want to tie into a contract and considering the customer services you get if your looking for a contract I would definitely say this is a good deal. If your looking for a sim only and buying a handset outright then yep this is not the deal for you.
Check out the stats for where Tesco Mobile rank for Customer Services and the general service you receive with the company.

Coley278527

So.... As a worker for Tesco Mobile. Yes the 24 month contract you are … So.... As a worker for Tesco Mobile. Yes the 24 month contract you are tied into. You pay of the handset after 30 days and as a company we pay off the line rental for you. But only for you to upgrade early, Should you decide to cancel YOU pay the airtime and handset charge. The whole point to an Anytime Upgrade is that you can pay off the handset at any time and then take out a new contract. The line rental deal and the handset is a good deal all in all if you want to tie into a contract and considering the customer services you get if your looking for a contract I would definitely say this is a good deal. If your looking for a sim only and buying a handset outright then yep this is not the deal for you. Check out the stats for where Tesco Mobile rank for Customer Services and the general service you receive with the company.



Nobody is saying tesco don't have good customer service, I've been with tesco a year and have found CS to be excellent.

But with most anytime upgrades you pay off the phone and are then free to leave without penalty, ie no charge for the airtime. Many do this with o2. With tesco you're still stuck in a 24 month airtime contract unless you pay the remainder if you want to leave. If you don't want to leave and just want a new phone then great, but a lot of people now prefer having the freedom to change providers when they choose.

All people are saying is it's not worth being tied into a 24 month contract for a phone that cost around £100 to buy outright. Which is absolutely true. Fair enough if the phone cost hundreds of pounds, but the moto g doesn't. And as you can see by the comments, most don't think being tied in for 24 months is worth the £10-£20 saving.

for instance, I paid £105 for the moto g 4g from tesco a few weeks back. Were I to have taken this deal, I'd lose 500 mins and 500mb data, and have paid £3 more for the phone than I did buying the phone outright. If I went for the higher allowance, to match the allowance I get now, I'd be paying £1.50 more for the same allowance I get now and have paid £3 extra for the phone. I havent voted cold btw, I'm simply pointing out it's not worth signing up for 24 months, it would be, for me, more expensive over all.

As it stands, it will cost me £345 if I chose to stay with tesco for 24 months on my current sim only and having bought the phone outright, taking this deal with the same allowance I get now would have cost me £384 (I'd have upped the allowance as I need more than 500 mins).




Edited by: "Wotan" 27th Dec 2014

LadyEleanor

Nope, the price ignored the £9 per month for the contract to get the … Nope, the price ignored the £9 per month for the contract to get the £4.50 per month phone add-on !


paul29

No, the £13.50 INCLUDES the phone AND the tariff. I think it's good deal … No, the £13.50 INCLUDES the phone AND the tariff. I think it's good deal because I have no problem being 'stuck' in a 24 month contract, which seems to be the main bone of contention and the reason people vote cold, rather than whether its a good deal or not.



Like I said in post #17, the details I put in post #13 were when the title stated '£13.50 pm and £108 for handset', this IMO has attracted cold votes and the title has been amended since to be more clear.

Get a life folks...

I was looking for either an O2 or Tesco mobile phone and this was the best price for spec I could find. Can someone post a better phone at a lower cost per month with no upfront costs?

Have some mercy heat as this phone has been this price with Tesco for ages :-)

Exactly. People vote cold simply because this is a 24vmonth contract. Show me a cheaper alternative that doesn't involve redemption deals, buying your phone and sim from different places and THEN constantly changing your sim for the best deal and I will gladly take it.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text