Bargain Hunt: Five must see deals this month

Sony-ericsson-xperia-play-white Each month, we take a look on the O2 Shop for the biggest and best bargains on phones to be had right now, and October’s no different.

Read on after the break for bargain busting prices on brand new smartphones, and our top picks to be had before Halloween…

Pay monthly deals

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play White

Free, £27 per month, 24-month contract

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is god’s gift to handheld gaming: the ultimate portable gaming console, that also happens to handle calls, surf the web and pipe down internet video at your command too. It’s available exclusively in white with O2, and now can be had for just £27 per month. When you consider that that includes a full 500MB of internet data, that’s a stonking bargain.


Free, £21.50 per month, 24-month contract

The HTC HD7 is another O2 exclusive, and with a lavish 4.3-inch display, is the largest Windows Phone handset you can buy right now. It’s about to get even better too with the upcoming Windows Phone Mango update, which packs in multitasking and time-saving features galore. Don’t miss out on this blower for just £21.50 per month with data.

iPhone 3GS 8GB refurb

Free, £16.50 per month, 24-month contract

How would you like an iPhone, without paying the full price? It’s no scam: O2 is selling the still speedy, still incredible iPhone 3GS for just £16.50 per month on contract. With access to the iTunes store, and all the hundreds of thousands of apps on the famous App Store, it’s an absolute steal. 8GB of on-board memory gives you plenty of storage space for all your songs and video too.

HTC Salsa

Free, £16.50 per month, 24-month contract

If iOS doesn’t float your boat though, how about this: a charming new HTC phone with the latest version of Android – and its very own Facebook button, so you can share anything with a tap. It too can be had for just £16.50 per month: that’s a very reasonable asking price with so many apps on the Android Market to be had.

Pay & Go deals

Alcatel OT-990

£99.99 on Pay & Go

If you’d rather not be tied into a contract, but still want access to all those lovely Google Android apps, say no more. The Alcatel OT-990, another O2 exclusive, gives you just that for under £100 upfront, and rounds off the package with a large 3.5-inch screen and five megapixel camera. It also comes with its own unique, customised snap on cover, as voted for by O2’s Facebook fans.