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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

candyflosscloud Tue 30-Jul-13 11:49:11

man would love to get accepted to do this :D I have a nectar card too so yay _

SisterMatic Tue 30-Jul-13 12:04:47

Done! Hopeful for this one!

mignonette Tue 30-Jul-13 12:22:57

Thinking of changing both phone and service so would like to be considered.

Tortoise Tue 30-Jul-13 12:33:20

Done. Fingers crossed I get selected although I doubt it as my reason wasn't very exciting lol!

afromom Tue 30-Jul-13 12:54:46

Done! I've been thinking of looking for a good phone deal for DS for ages as his Dad works away for long periods of time and he really struggles with missing him. It would be great if he had his own phone that he could use to text his Dad, with a bit of privacy, when he is missing him. Fingers crossed!

JParkson Tue 30-Jul-13 13:42:19

I'm in smile

I'm happy with any of the phones bar the Nokia 100 (my brother's is intermittent, and my 10yr old DS's one decided to not accept phonecalls or messages one day when they were out playing... cue police being called out to help find him!!)

alreadytaken Tue 30-Jul-13 15:23:03

have been looking for a mobile contract for the teenager - however Sainsburys bundles are not very competitive. Happy to try it out for free though.

JedwardScissorhands Tue 30-Jul-13 15:30:29


mrsrupertpenryjones Tue 30-Jul-13 15:59:10

ooooh - me please! How fab!

ThreesyDoesIt Tue 30-Jul-13 19:31:34

Done, for dd anyway so fingers crossed! !

Babycarmen Tue 30-Jul-13 20:30:07

Done, fingers crossed...!

Flatasawitchestit Tue 30-Jul-13 20:51:44

Done. Was just about to get DS a phone.

Bunnygotwhacked Tue 30-Jul-13 22:07:24

Done fingers crossed dp needs a new phone and our current tarriff is crap

SuperMariosSister Tue 30-Jul-13 22:11:15

done smile

elmarpen Tue 30-Jul-13 22:34:27

Done. Just seen the poster for this up at my local sainsbury

muminthecity Tue 30-Jul-13 22:51:32

Done - I'd love a new phone!

Puppypoppet Tue 30-Jul-13 23:12:27


YoshysMum Tue 30-Jul-13 23:14:27

Done, thanks.

bushkate55 Wed 31-Jul-13 11:07:09

Yes I would certainly be interested as this would be a good opportunity to try out a different system from a different provider at a lower cost than I currently pay for my daughter's phone use.

babybearsmummy Wed 31-Jul-13 13:32:57

Would love to test this, current contract is nearly up so would love to give Sainsburys a whirl and see how they compare as my current provider is RUBBISH!

Caoilainn Wed 31-Jul-13 15:31:56


Done, would love to test this as I was about to go and buy DS1 a pay as you go phone in the next couple of weeks.

painforlife Wed 31-Jul-13 16:17:31

Done. I'm sick of t-mobile customer service. this is perfect timing for me to switch to another network. plus I can give the phone to my daughter who always takes mine!

PearlyWhites Wed 31-Jul-13 16:31:32

Mumsnet please could you check if my survey was registered thanks.

Ghostsgowoooh Wed 31-Jul-13 17:49:25

Yes and my application as well please if possible. I'm on my phone and it went a bit weird when I submitted the form!

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