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Mumsnetters needed to try the new Mobile by Sainsbury's service - sign up here NOW CLOSED

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 16:55:17

Sainsbury's has asked us to find 30 MNers to test out their new Mobile by Sainsbury's service. You can either try out the service yourself, or give it to your child or another member of the family so that they can use it to keep in touch with you and others, and then you can tell us how they got on.

Here's what Sainsbury's say about the service: "The average UK family is feeling the pinch, and Mobile by Sainsbury's is an easy way to make your pound stretch further. The Nectar savings you can make through Mobile by Sainsbury's offers will allow a family of four to eat an incredible 45 meals a year*. We know that many customers find choosing a mobile phone network a bit stressful, so we've opted to not only keep our price plans as affordable as possible - we've also made it incredibly simple. With our pay as you go service, customers know exactly what they're getting and how much they're spending, which means no nasty surprises at the end of the month."

This is open to all UK MNers with at least one child at home. One of the main benefits of the service is the amount of Nectar points you can earn, so you will need to have a Nectar card, or be willing to sign up for one if you're selected to take part.

Testers will be provided with one of the handsets below (these will be allocated at random) and you can keep it after testing. You'll also be provided with a SIM card and a £10 top up voucher with which you can purchase one of the Mobile by Sainsbury's bundles which includes 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data, lasting up to 30 days. The services included within these bundles are for UK use only and the minutes can be used to call any UK mobiles and landline numbers.

Nectar card users will receive double Nectar points on their Sainsbury’s shopping (some exclusions apply) and fuel while they are using the bundle service, as well as double Nectar points for every £1 they top up. You can link your Nectar account to your phone by texting your Nectar card number to 40774 for free. All points collected through Mobile by Sainsbury's will be credited to your Nectar account within 28 days.

If you're selected to be a tester but you're not currently a Nectar card user, we can provide you with a sign up sheet. You can find more information about the Mobile by Sainsbury's Nectar perks here.

Nokia 100

Samsung E1190

BlackBerry Curve 9320

Sony Xperia E

Samsung Galaxy Fame

Nokia Lumia 520

You can find out more information about the handsets here and via Sainsbury's customer care line on 0845 440 0775, or 40775 from a Mobile by Sainsbury's phone.

If you'd like to stay with Mobile by Sainsbury's after the trial period of up to one month you'll just need to continue to purchase Mobile by Sainsbury's bundles or top ups. If you don't want to carry on after the trial, you don't have to.

All selected testers who add their feedback to a thread on MN will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £100 Sainsbury's voucher.

More information about Mobile by Sainsbury's can be found here and usage terms and conditions here.

If you’re interested in taking part, please sign up here.

Thanks and good luck,


* Based on a family of four spending £75 on food (ONS family spending 2011) and £39 on fuel (ONS living costs survey 2011) per week and have 4 linked numbers on active bundles

Ghostsgowoooh Mon 29-Jul-13 18:25:33

Done. This would be good. My eldest daughter starts high school in september so she would have my old basic phone for school and if I was lucky enough to be selected I would be using the new phone. Fingers crossed smile

Kveta Mon 29-Jul-13 18:46:47

Ooh, done. I am just coming to the end of my O2 contract and am scouting about for new deals, didn't even think to try sainsbury's!

ForgetfulNameChanger Mon 29-Jul-13 19:00:40

I'd be interested in being a tester. I didn't know Sainsburys did mobile phones shock

IloveJudgeJudy Mon 29-Jul-13 19:01:28

Yes. We would be very interested. Thank you.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:01:55


I never qualify, I don't have kids. Anyone want to lend me a child?

<books IVF>

CherryMonster Mon 29-Jul-13 19:17:25

also done. sounds like a good product test

Alambil Mon 29-Jul-13 20:25:50

is there a min top up?

Hashtagwhatever Mon 29-Jul-13 20:34:12

Very interested. Noticed mobiles in my local sainsburys yesterday

CormoranStrike Mon 29-Jul-13 20:44:05

Done, really think my famiy would be the perfect testers testing to destruction perhaps

SweetSeraphim Mon 29-Jul-13 21:51:40

Done. My dd would LOVE to be involved in this kind of research!

aristocat Mon 29-Jul-13 23:09:18

smile DS meeeee please

notso Mon 29-Jul-13 23:27:51


loopylou6 Mon 29-Jul-13 23:55:11

Yes I would be interested in taking part smile

Kerry117 Tue 30-Jul-13 06:17:48

Hi, I'd be interested in taking part in this. I have 2 children.

MummyBtothree Tue 30-Jul-13 07:33:58

Wow, this sounds like a fab trial! bet I don't get picked though.

hurricanewyn Tue 30-Jul-13 08:02:58

Done. Fingers crossed.

FudgeyCookie Tue 30-Jul-13 08:25:40

Done! smile

BadgersNadgers Tue 30-Jul-13 09:01:57


dancemom Tue 30-Jul-13 09:06:07

Done - ooh me me me please!

TooWetToWoo Tue 30-Jul-13 09:27:15


MadeOfStarDust Tue 30-Jul-13 10:22:09

Meee Please - didn't know Sainsburys did mobile phones either.... always looking for cost effective mobile service and getting points to offset against the cost of food (Christmas! etc) is a bonus.

Orli Tue 30-Jul-13 10:27:37

Done! I hope I get chosen...

icecreamcrackers Tue 30-Jul-13 11:11:50


Duplogiraffe Tue 30-Jul-13 11:32:29

Fingers crossed. It would be perfect timing for me. DS broke my phone on Sunday by using it as a teether

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