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TalkTalk Mobile links up with Huawei to launch £10 smartphone and tablet contract

TalkTalk Mobile is currently the cheapest tablet/smartphone bundle in the UK, one that only costs £10 per month on a two year contract. That’s a total cost of ownership of £240.

The tablet on offer is the Huawei MediaPad Lite 7 while the smartphone is a Huawei Ascend Y210 (opens in new tab). The former was launched last year and comes with a hardware list that’s roughly equivalent to a first generation Apple iPad tablet. As for the Y210, it is an entry level Android with a very basic specification and only 256MB RAM.

Together, they’re worth about £120 which leaves around £120 for the two-year contract (or a fiver a month). The plan includes 100 minutes, 250 texts, 100 minutes calls to TalkTalk Mobiles, 200MB data allowance, unlimited family calls, free voicemail service and free calls to customer care.

As always though, this deal (and TalkTalk Mobile offers in general) is available only for TalkTalk customers and excludes tethering. For those unwilling to get a TalkTalk account, Three sells a similar bundle from Alcatel (Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 and One Touch 3 (opens in new tab)) for £15 per month with a £40 upfront cost with 250MB data, 300 minutes and 5,000 texts plus the tablet is 3G compatible as well.

Alternatively, T-Mobile’s SIM only offer costs £6 and provides with 250 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB data which leaves you with enough money (£96) to get an affordable Android smartphone and tablet.

Désiré Athow

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 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.