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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

DelayedActionMouseMaker Wed 31-Jul-13 17:49:49

This would be great for me as I have no mobile at all! smile

PenguinBear Wed 31-Jul-13 19:53:19

I have just filled in the survey... Any idea how long it takes to see if we've been selected?

Groovee Wed 31-Jul-13 21:16:39

How funny I have been looking into something like t his for ds.

Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Wed 31-Jul-13 23:41:06


Dillydollydaydream Thu 01-Aug-13 03:47:52

Done smile

WhoremoaneeGrainger Thu 01-Aug-13 09:53:29

Would love to try this out - DD goes to Senior School in September and its quite a walk from here to there - would feel good about her having a phone, especially in the winter.

nerysw Thu 01-Aug-13 20:00:19

Done, I'd like to know how using the bundles compares with the contract I have at the moment and this looks like the perfect way to find out, fingers crossed....

umabritmum Fri 02-Aug-13 17:30:30

Signed up! Looking forward to test the service and hopefully save some bucks by doubling up my nectar points

loopylou6 Fri 02-Aug-13 17:36:42

So, when do we get to find out who the lucky 30 are?

FireEngineDoll Fri 02-Aug-13 18:18:23

Signed up too, fingers crossed.

Trickle Fri 02-Aug-13 18:53:15

ooo DH is near the end of his contract and our network doesn't cover our new house, great way to find out if this would

erikab922 Fri 02-Aug-13 21:12:21

All done, would be great for my DH to test as his phone is ancient, I've really been dithering in trying to find a new/better mobile service for him - seems like since I locked into my last contract you are starting to get less service for more £££.

NettleTea Sat 03-Aug-13 11:59:47

signed up!!

Blatherskite Sat 03-Aug-13 12:30:40

Done. I'm going to be looking for a new phone soon so would love an opportunity to try-before-i-buy smile

fallenempires Sat 03-Aug-13 13:50:27


RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 03-Aug-13 19:26:03


So, when do we get to find out who the lucky 30 are?

Hi there - we'll try to find out for you, but this will probably be after the weekend when the Insight team is back in the office.

Good luck all!

Messandmayhem Sun 04-Aug-13 08:11:48

My more or less knackered phone did something odd an crashed, when I completed the survey to enter, can you check that you have my entry? I'd love to try this for the extra nectar points and fully working phone

Duplogiraffe Sun 04-Aug-13 10:16:35

Hope we hear soon i've been without a phone for a week but don't want to buy a new one in case I'm lucky enough to get picked

CathyGlynn Sun 04-Aug-13 15:15:23

I am interested for my daughter.

dietstartsmonday Sun 04-Aug-13 21:06:58

done, have two teens who need phones so trying this out would be great and if good I can purchase the second!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 09:40:47

Hi everyone, thanks for all your applications! I've closed the thread now and the selected testers will be notified this afternoon smile

Groovee Mon 05-Aug-13 11:21:27

oooh this afternoon!

Tortoise Mon 05-Aug-13 12:02:48

Oooh fingers crossed. smile

Glitterfairys Mon 05-Aug-13 13:27:58

Fingers crossed smile

Blatherskite Mon 05-Aug-13 14:41:00

Ooh exciting! My phone has decided that it has no coverage at all this afternoon so being picked would make my day

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