Saturday, 22 October 2011

Tesco Mobile phone giveaway

We've had a few hiccups with mobile phone bills. Like the time The Teenager phoned her best friend on her mobile for a long, long, long chat and ran up a big bill. She used up all her minutes and so everything after that was an extra charge and I didn't find out until the bill arrived at the end of the month.

Or what about my friend whose son ran up a bill of over £800 with his first mobile phone by using it to surf the net. He didn't realise he would be charged for it on his tariff. Ouch!

With exactly this sort of thing in mind, Tesco has just launched their capped mobile phone tariffs, which allows the bill payer (otherwise known as The Parent) to keep phone bills of the user (otherwise known as the teenager) under control.  This would be really useful for an older teenager who is surgically attached to their phone or, as in my case with my younger daughter, a child who's just started at secondary school and is getting their first mobile phone.

The tariffs allow full control of spending and so take away any worries about unexpected bill surprises. The main features of the Tesco Mobile Capped contracts are:
  • ensuring your monthly bill is never more than the cost of your tariff;
  • this is done by fixing your tariff so you can only use your inclusive minutes, texts and data;
  • the ability to top-up your account with a pay-as-you-go top up if you run out during the month;
  • the choice of capping any contract on any phone across their whole range, a unique offer in the mobile phone market.

To celebrate the launch of their new contracts, Tesco is offering a fantastic new LG Optimus 3D phone to one lucky person. To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment telling me what money saving tip you would hand down to your kids. Please also leave an email address or twitter name to make it easier for me to contact you. Simples!

Closing date is Thursday 27th October 2011, and the winner will be notified the next day.

Terms and conditions: Open to UK residents only. There is no cash alternative. Only one entry per person. The prize will be sent directly from Tesco.

Disclosure: I have received a shopping voucher from Tesco in return for this post. 

UPDATE: the winner of the LG Optimus 3D is Alison M (@ali991). Congratulations Alison! Please email me with your details.