Mobiles.co.uk Contract Deals
Mobiles.co.uk Contracts Review
Mobiles.co.uk is known for the breadth of the contract deals that they have on offer. From contracts with free phones that are under £10 per month to top end premium tariffs that include free iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, and the latest HTC mobile phones.
All of the main mobile phone networks and phone manufacturers are listed at Mobiles.co.uk so you have the pick of the market.
Mobiles.co.uk have a particularly strong free gift offering which spans a wide variety of free gifts included with contracts. Gifts you could receive include various tablet devices such as the Apple iPad Air 2, Apple iPad Mini 3, Galaxy Tab 3 or an Amazon Kindle – all free.
Free games consoles are also available such as the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox One.
You could kill two birds with one stone by getting the latest mobile phone along with the tablet or console of your choice – there are also cashback deals available so Mobiles.co.uk could end up paying your money to take out a contract!
Refurbished phone contract are offered which can represent great value. Typically a refurb phone is in excellent condition because many refurbs are simply phones that have been returned as part of the 14 day return policy so most phones are in mint condition but can’t be sold as brand new because a customer has technically owned one (albeit for a few days only). A refurbished phone can reduce the monthly rental fee by £10 or £15 depending on the deal, but these deals tend to go quickly due to limited stock so you need to be quick – we update our deals daily so you can be guaranteed that our phone deals are highly accurate.
See below for the best Mobiles.co.uk mobile phone deals.
Mobiles.co.uk was the first retailer of mobile phone contracts online in the UK and opened up in 1995. Since then they have grown to become the largest Internet only supplier of phone contracts in the UK and were purchased by the Carphone Warehouse group in 2007. Due to the fact that Mobiles.co.uk is run as a subsidiary of CPW it means they are managed separately so they have the autonomy to set their own deals and offers, but also have the backing of the huge CPW group.
Mobiles.co.uk was one of the first online phone shops to introduce free gifts as part of a phone contract and to this day they are still a leader in offering free gift phone contracts.
Company contact details for Mobiles.co.uk are –
Belton Road West Extension
Mobiles.co.uk is a trading division of The Carphone Warehouse Limited.
Registered number: 02142673
Registered office: 1 Portal Way, London, W3 6RS
VAT number: 927 2265 20
Registered with the Office of the Data Protection Registrar
Registration number: Z9979554
Contract Credit Checks at Mobiles.co.uk
When applying for a Mobiles.co.uk phone contract you should expect to be credit checked and to pass the Mobiles.co.uk security checks.
There are no hard and fast rules on what and whether you will be subject to stringent checks as these can vary depending on the various aspects of the application.
For example as part of the contract application, Mobiles.co.uk may email you to ask for more details about yourself before they are able to process and accept your contract. This could be confirmation of age, place of residence, etc.
Also, in order to pass a credit check for a monthly contract a network may stipulate that the applicant makes a deposit towards the cost of the phone. Mobiles.co.uk will always contact you to check that you are happy to make a deposit (if you are asked for a deposit and refuse it is likely that you will fail the credit check and you will not be successful in your contract application). Once you make the deposit it is then refunded by the respective network and applied as a credit towards your monthly contract fee after 3 months. Alternatively you could request the refund to be made back to you as a cheque payment at this point. Either way, the deposit is made available to you in full as credit against the line rental or as a lump sum.
Essentially, before you apply for a contract if you know that you are going to be credit checked you should ensure that your credit score is as healthy as it can be, to settle outstanding debts or credit bills elsewhere if possible and to make sure that you have some money in the bank that could act towards a phone deposit if needed. By ensuring that your finances are in the best state possible you will stand the best chance of passing a contract credit check even if in the past you suffered from bad credit or had been declined credit or refused a phone contract in the past.
Read more about how to improve your credit rating if you have poor credit in our credit section.
Mobiles.co.uk Contract Delivery Details
Mobile phone handsets are delivered by the courier DPD free of charge and are normally on a next day delivery basis (depending on the day/time you order).
If your order is processed online between the hours of 7:30am–6pm on a Monday-Thursday you will get next day delivery of the mobile phone provided it is in stock. If the order is made after 6pm on Thursday but before 12pm on Saturday you will get a Monday delivery, and for orders accepted after 12pm on Saturday but before 2pm on Monday the delivery day will be Tuesday.
After your order has been accepted online you will receive a communication detailing delivery details. The courier, DPD will send a text or email with date and time details for the delivery – if these are inconvenient you will have the chance to alter to a different time. On the day of the delivery you will get another text or email specifying the hour that you should expect to receive the package and the name of the driver. You will need to sign for the package.