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Cheapest Nokia Lumia 800 Deal From £14.21 Per Month

If you are on O2, Tesco Mobile or GiffGaff and want to get a Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone, then it makes sense for you to consider this deal from Dialaphone which allows interested customers to get Nokia's Windows Phone handset for as little as £341 (or £14.21 per month), compared to the official suggested retail price of around £450, a saving of around 25 per cent.

The deal structure - according to HUKD (opens in new tab) - is fairly straight forward and uses two loopholes from O2 to bring down the price of the contract.

First, you need to buy the phone (opens in new tab) (£19 one off fee) and the contract, £25.50 per month on a two year contract. This means that the first month will cost £44.50, but then immediately drop the 1GB mobile internet data allowance and unlimited Wi-Fi access, a move that can only be done directly through O2. This will save a tenner each month (that's a saving of £230 over the duration of the contract).

Then after the 12th month, drop the price plan to the lowest available (currently O2 50), a move that will save you £60 for the remaining 12 months.

The non-discounted price of the deal is £631; that falls to £341 once you apply both discounts - and that doesn't even factor in any cashback from Quidco or TopCashBack. The contract itself includes 100 minutes, 500 texts but is trivial at this point; what's more important is that it is essentially a free loan.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.