Christmas guide to pay as you go mobile phone deals with O2, Orange, Three, T-Mobile and Vodafone

In this quick guide we are listing what each mobile phone network is offering in terms of a Christmas incentive on prepay mobile phones, in an effort to highlight what each of the major players are using to gain favour - in order to attract you in buying a handset as a present for family and friends.

O2

O2 are offering a range of pay as you go smartphones this holiday season, starting with the Nokia E5 in the exclusive colour of white for only £99.99.

There is also the Samsung Galaxy Ace for £149.99 - with a saving of £50; the older BlackBerry Curve 9300 is available as a Christmas gift for £149.99, with a saving of £20 as compared to normal.

An exclusively designed variant of the Samsung Galaxy Y is around on O2 at £89.99; this year's updated HTC Wildfire S is around with a £20 at £149.99 and the Sony Ericsson's Xperia X8 has been priced up at £79.99, which also has a £20 saving too.

All of these deals are accompanied by a £20 gift voucher, to either spend at Amazon.co.uk, Next, Pizza Hut, Argos or Boots.

Orange

Orange is giving away a Christmas gift box with their mobile phones, where they are providing a free pair of Angle & Curve headphones worth £60 when you buy any pay as you go phone priced at £30 or more.

The mobile phones eligible for this seasonal promotion are the BlackBerry Curve 9300 for £159.99, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is priced at £129.99, HTC's Explorer handset at £149.99, the rebranded Rio II for £49.99 and the Sydney at £39.99 - all with a £10 top up.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile have a number of deals on pre pay for Christmas, the first is the BlackBerry Curve 8520 for £119.99, the next is BlackBerry Curve 9360 for £229.99 and Curve 9300 for £149.99 - which was £179.99.

All these include unlimited free UK texts every month when you top up £10, plus 6 months free internet and email.

There is also the Samsung Galaxy Mini for £99.99, the HTC Wildfire S Black at £149.99 or the T-Mobile Affinity prices at £49.99 - all of which required a £10 top up, as do the BlackBerry phones.

Unfortunately, Three and Vodafone do not appear to be running any Christmas offers.