Motorola C + Headphones + 500mb/250mins/5000txt £7.50/month x 24 months = £180 @ Tesco Mobile
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Motorola C + Headphones + 500mb/250mins/5000txt £7.50/month x 24 months = £180 @ Tesco Mobile

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Found 21st Oct
My dad has finally decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to a smart phone. We've been keeping an eye open for a reasonably cheap package with / without a phone and spotted this in our local Tesco store (also available online).

The phone isn't going to set the world alight but has reasonable specs, there is a pair of headphones included and the whole lot including a 500MB data, 250 inclusive minutes and 5000 texts for £7.50 a month may appeal to someone on a budget. Only downside really is a 24 month contract.

May help someone out

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Original Poster

Forgot to say - +£7,50 quidco

The Moto C Plus has a much better battery and screen (IIRC) and is £99.99 SIM only from Argos, FWIW.

Original Poster

terriclarkfan13 m ago

The Moto C Plus has a much better battery and screen (IIRC) and is £99.99 …The Moto C Plus has a much better battery and screen (IIRC) and is £99.99 SIM only from Argos, FWIW.


We were looking at going Sim Free / Sim only but when we worked it out, we couldn't find a better deal than this. Cheapest I found the basic Motorola C was around £80 so that makes £100 left for the contract over 24 months so around £4.16 / month for the contract.

Again - not going to set the world alight as you can get good deals for a fiver a month SIMO but for someone who doesn't want to pay the £80+ up front for a phone and only wants a basic contract it is ideal.

I recommended this deal to a lady in work moving from a mini-brick phone (so similar I believe) - she is very happy with it. It is available instore (this lady does little/no online transactions - would not hear tell of internet banking). If going instore, try saying "I'm just not sure that 250 minutes would be enough" - you may find that they can bump it to 500 for no extra!

Edit: this was not family perks, but if you have that option, you could maybe get the family perks on data as well as the free bump to 500 min.
Edited by: "jnm21" 21st Oct

I got this deal yesterday in my local Tesco Extra store, I also chose 150 minutes extra - Family Perks.
The deal suits me fine I only use my phone to stay in contact with family members.

To those voting cold, please confirm where you can get an Android 7 handset with reasonable allowances (for a light user) & no upfront costs for less than £7.50 per month? Oh & not a redemption deal.

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jnm212 m ago

To those voting cold, please confirm where you can get an Android 7 …To those voting cold, please confirm where you can get an Android 7 handset with reasonable allowances (for a light user) & no upfront costs for less than £7.50 per month? Oh & not a redemption deal.



I was going to post exactly that lol. I guess people just like hitting the cold button. Been watching the heat go up and down like a lady of the night's undies.

bbdom26 m ago

I was going to post exactly that lol. I guess people just like hitting the …I was going to post exactly that lol. I guess people just like hitting the cold button. Been watching the heat go up and down like a lady of the night's undies.


Hear hear! Very eloquently put Sir! I can't even blame this on the idiots & sheep effect so common on here (well maybe the idiots, of the selfish, not for me equals cold variety)!

You can save £3 per month on this by using the Tesco mobile extras app - wouldn't do it myself but that brings it down to £4.50 per month - £108 for 2 years. That's a pretty hot deal if you are happy to have kindle style ads on your phone lock screen.

Theorist14 m ago

You can save £3 per month on this by using the Tesco mobile extras app - …You can save £3 per month on this by using the Tesco mobile extras app - wouldn't do it myself but that brings it down to £4.50 per month - £108 for 2 years. That's a pretty hot deal if you are happy to have kindle style ads on your phone lock screen.


Has anyone used Tesco mobile extras? I would worry about the effect on battery life. I assume that the data used is zero rated (i.e tesco pays for it)?

jnm2129 m ago

Has anyone used Tesco mobile extras? I would worry about the effect on …Has anyone used Tesco mobile extras? I would worry about the effect on battery life. I assume that the data used is zero rated (i.e tesco pays for it)?

Tesco add on an extra 200mb of data per month when you download the extras app .

Rubbish phone I would not waste any money on that lol. As far as Tesco mobile is concerned I found them terrible for coverage. Elephone P8 lite about £110 on ebay would be my choice for a cheap phone. 4 gig of ram 64gig rom. plusnet gave me 2000 minutes and 2 Gb of mobile internet data for £6/month in a 30 day rolling sim only pay as you go contract. Your not tied to a 2 year contract.

Both my choices are slightly more but you wont need to worry about low minutes low internet data and the phone is fantastic for the money.

cheers
Edited by: "Ciaran_Byrne-117754349714" 21st Oct

markymark811 h, 25 m ago

Tesco add on an extra 200mb of data per month when you download the extras …Tesco add on an extra 200mb of data per month when you download the extras app .


Hmm, I turn data off when not actively using it (and sync is off anyhow)! Their app may not get to use 200MB per month...

Ciaran_Byrne-11775434971455 m ago

Rubbish phone I would not waste any money on that lol. As far as Tesco …Rubbish phone I would not waste any money on that lol. As far as Tesco mobile is concerned I found them terrible for coverage. Elephone P8 about £110 on ebay would be my choice for a cheap phone. 4 gig of ram 64gig rom. plusnet gave me 2000 minutes and 2 Gb of mobile internet data for £6/month in a 30 day rolling sim only pay as you go contract. Your not tied to a 2 year contract.Both my choices are slightly more but you wont need to worry about low minutes low internet data and the phone is fantastic for the money.cheers


You are missing the point - for the target audience ('silver not-very-often-surfers'), what you have suggested is 50% dearer and 0% more use. Indeed a chinese phone is more likely to come with malware or run out of OTA security updates inside 2 years, both which the target audience nether knows nor wishes to know how to handle.

bbdom9 h, 20 m ago

I was going to post exactly that lol. I guess people just like hitting the …I was going to post exactly that lol. I guess people just like hitting the cold button. Been watching the heat go up and down like a lady of the night's undies.


Looks like the lady may have taken a holiday!

jnm219 m ago

You are missing the point - for the target audience ('silver …You are missing the point - for the target audience ('silver not-very-often-surfers'), what you have suggested is 50% dearer and 0% more use. Indeed a chinese phone is more likely to come with malware or run out of OTA security updates inside 2 years, both which the target audience nether knows nor wishes to know how to handle.


I agree this is not a deal for all, but for a relative who only uses the phone for basic calls and texts it's perfect, particularly because you get support from Tesco in-store or their UK customer care centre.

Of course you can get way higher spec phones for £70 delivered in a few weeks from Gearbest, but the support is non existent.

Different strokes etc.

I would hardly call the Motorola C a smartphone. It will put them off as it is so rubbish.

Ciaran_Byrne-11775434971419 h, 41 m ago

I would hardly call the Motorola C a smartphone. It will put them off as …I would hardly call the Motorola C a smartphone. It will put them off as it is so rubbish.


Yawn! Speaking from experience you are wrong again. Have you ever used one? It even has great battery which is comforting to those coming from a brick phone.

Ciaran_Byrne-11775434971421st Oct

I would hardly call the Motorola C a smartphone. It will put them off as …I would hardly call the Motorola C a smartphone. It will put them off as it is so rubbish.


Then you'd be wrong on both counts.

If you're happy with the lottery of buying from China that's great, but for the user mentioned in the OP this is a better option on many levels. I'm still waiting after a month for the bargain blackview a7 that was on here. I could have been using a Motorola instead of waiting.
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