Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) £10 per month (free handset) on talkmobile £240 from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk plus £30 Quidco
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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) £10 per month (free handset) on talkmobile £240 from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk plus £30 Quidco

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Found 22nd FebMade hot 26th Feb
500 minutes
5000 texts
1GB of data

Was thinking of buying this phone for my daughter for £200, but this seemed much better value. Virtually the same price, if the Quidco tracks, and no need to top up every couple of months.

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Good deal...although phone is averaging at £180 on ebay if you just want handset ebay.co.uk/itm…rue

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-galaxy-a5-16gb-2016-next-day-delivery-186-plus-free-3-month-deezer-trial-2622199
Better Deal?

Original Poster

£163 looks like a great price for this phone, wish I had seen this earlier, although with all the top ups over 2 years I think I will still be slightly better off with this deal.

Good luck relying on cashback

Quidco Terms & conditions

Cashback will not be paid on any offers in the "Special Offers" section of the site

Please also see the retailer's standard terms and conditions for purchase as listed on their site
Cashback will not be paid in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or discount code unless listed on this page, or with any other discounts such as staff or student discounts
Cashback may not be paid on VAT, delivery, card payment fees, taxes or any other additional charges

Original Poster

I appreciate that there are no guarantees with Quidco, but as far as I could see this isn't a "Special Offer" and I have found in the past that Quidco has always tracked for my mobile phone deals. Either way, I still think its a pretty good deal with or without the cashback.

Would this be a better phone that the Motorola G4 play that was recently on offer?

I am tempted with this phone due to the size of the screen.

Is they much diffrence between the moto g4?

Original Poster

Should be faster, it has more ram and I am pretty sure it stands up well to more expensive phones in speed tests (but I'm no expert). It has a better camera as well.

Is the internet 4g?

Original Poster

Yes, it's 4g

Thanks this is perfect for my needs for £10 it's as cheap as topping up

Can these be unlocked to any network?

yogakev

Yes, it's 4g



Talkmobile is NOT 4G

Original Poster

jb66

Talkmobile is NOT 4G


Okay, I didn't realise that. I just looked at the spec of the phone.

I assume this is the old 2016 not the new 2017 model?

unlocked Moto G4 Play £79 plus £5/month 4G SIM-only deal (have a look on uswitch or similar) works out £199 over 2 years and might be worth considering as alternative

Original Poster

hielliot

I assume this is the old 2016 not the new 2017 model?


Yeah, it is. I've amended the description.

spd.x.2

Can these be unlocked to any network?



All TalkTalk handsets comes as Factory Unlocked.

danedane

£10 more for an … £10 more for an A5http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/shopping-basket?/cache/basket/add/contract/samsung-galaxy-a5-2016-black/talkmobile-10-500-24/free-delivery/index.html/add/contract/samsung-galaxy-a5-2016-black/talkmobile-10-500-24/free-delivery/


mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/con…016

Original Poster

jco83

http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/contract-mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-a5-2016


Yeah, think that is an even better deal

Says this on there website at bottom of sale page
"These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions including cashback sites such as Quidco or Topcashback"

danedane

£10 more for an … £10 more for an A5http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/shopping-basket?/cache/basket/add/contract/samsung-galaxy-a5-2016-black/talkmobile-10-500-24/free-delivery/index.html/add/contract/samsung-galaxy-a5-2016-black/talkmobile-10-500-24/free-delivery/


£12.50 x 24 is £300

Am I missing something?

HereKittyKitty

£12.50 x 24 is £300Am I missing something?


Look further down, 2nd one is 10 a month and 9.99 upfront

We picked this deal up for my daughter last year (possibly the previous version of the A3).
The phone was 1st class and worth every penny until she dropped it on to carpet and the screen shattered about 3 months into the contract.
Very fragile phone or just one of those things?
Cheapest place for a screen replacement want next to £100!

Banned

heat added, all my cellphone are from Samsung. They are not bad. But for this A3, I think it does not look as good as I hope.

bo9dster007

Look further down, 2nd one is 10 a month and 9.99 upfront



​it's 99.99

If you can, would recommend paying a little more for the Samsung A3 (2017) which has just been released.

You can get from around £15 a month, with £30 cashback.

Faster processor, more RAM, but the big things waterproof and finger print sensor.

RUSNAFU

We picked this deal up for my daughter last year (possibly the previous … We picked this deal up for my daughter last year (possibly the previous version of the A3).The phone was 1st class and worth every penny until she dropped it on to carpet and the screen shattered about 3 months into the contract.Very fragile phone or just one of those things?Cheapest place for a screen replacement want next to £100!



Possibly unlucky. We have 3 in our house and they have been dropped and bounce every time. However, they do have Gel type cases, which I get for everyone phone.

cikki100

​it's 99.99



Probably was an error which they fixed

Thanks for this, I've just ordered the newer 2017 model for £5 more.

cikki100

​it's 99.99


It definitely was £9.99 upfront before
The 2GB £12.50pm has no upfront cost

Original Poster

jco83

It definitely was £9.99 upfront beforeThe 2GB £12.50pm has no upfront cost


Yeah, it was on Friday when I looked

The battery life on this is terrible and camera not the best. Wish I hadn't bought it.

Anyone with these knows how good their 3g is ? As they don't offer 4g yet.

katestewart9279

The battery life on this is terrible and camera not the best. Wish I … The battery life on this is terrible and camera not the best. Wish I hadn't bought it.



Stick to iPhone.

imagineS

Stick to iPhone.




I was told by my friend that the iphone have short battery life too. I've got a contract for this Samsung for another 18 months. Think I will get rid and keep sim. I've heard samsung aren't good battery life but one does have a quick charge.

As you can see, I don't normally post but I feel that I really have to warn people based on my experiences with TalkMobile....
p.s. the deal itself is quite good but only if it wasn't on the TalkMobile network

I left a contract with TalkMobile at it's natural end in early 2015 and they continuously kept charging me line rental despite me contacting them (or at least trying to - it is notoriously difficult to get through to them: calls dropped, phone calls and emails not answered) several times to ask them to stop billing.

About a week ago, I purchased a TalkMobile phone contract through MobilesPhoneDirect (first time with this retailer, I usually go with mobiles.co.uk). I thought I would try them again to see if things had changed but it looks like things have not improved. Please tell me if I am over-reacting or got things wrong but after purchasing the phone, I ported my old EE number to TalkMobile but since the port happened, I have been unable to make any calls or texts but I seem to be receiving them (not sure if any have not come through though!). Has this happened to anyone else on this or any other network? I would be interested to know.
I have called them, emailed them and chatted to them but their attitude stinks. Their "customer service" don't seem to care and just tell me to wait 72 WORKING hours for the port to happen - possibly. This seems utterly ridiculous to me. I have never ever experienced this kind of porting problem with any of our family's phones.

- uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk ; a TrustPilot score of 3.4/10 tells you everything you need to know about these cowboys
- https://www.aspokesmansaid.com/telecoms/company-2302/talkmobile

I forgot to post the two links to TalkMobile reviews that I found. I'm sure there are more out there.....
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