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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

Tortoise Mon 05-Aug-13 14:49:40

Obsessively checking emails! grin

PenguinBear Mon 05-Aug-13 15:09:37

Me too... Anyone heard yet?

Duplogiraffe Mon 05-Aug-13 15:15:50

<checks emails> <checks emails again> grin

Dillydollydaydream Mon 05-Aug-13 15:16:04

Bet it's not me!

afromom Mon 05-Aug-13 15:43:46

The suspense is killing me��

Tortoise Mon 05-Aug-13 15:47:32

Trying not to get my hopes up.
Pick me pick me! grin

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 15:59:29

Hi everyone, going through all the applications is taking a bit longer than expected so there's a good chance that testers will be notified tomorrow instead. Sorry to keep you waiting!

DefiniteMaybe Mon 05-Aug-13 16:04:08

I'm so glad it's not just me who really, really wants to be picked for this and is obsessively checking emails!

Groovee Mon 05-Aug-13 16:06:45

Thanks for letting us know Angelie x

Blatherskite Mon 05-Aug-13 16:16:00

Oh good. I just checked my inbox so knew there was nothing there and then saw that there were loads more posts on here. I was expecting to come back to loads of whoops and cheers by the chosen few so I'm almost glad it's taking longer smile

Duplogiraffe Mon 05-Aug-13 16:21:57

At least I can stop checking my emails obsessively until tomorrow smile

Tortoise Mon 05-Aug-13 16:26:57

Thanks for letting us know.

Tortoise Tue 06-Aug-13 10:07:10

Should I start stalking my inbox again? grin

HurricaneWyn Tue 06-Aug-13 10:43:21

Stalking away here Tortoise - join me grin

Tortoise Tue 06-Aug-13 10:51:18

I got all excited, email from mn but was just a survey sad.

Duplogiraffe Tue 06-Aug-13 11:01:51

Same here back to checking emails again hope we don't have long to wait smile

PenguinBear Tue 06-Aug-13 11:08:07

I keep checking... Maybe Mn could post on here once emails have been sent out so we know if it's worth is keep checking!!

afromom Tue 06-Aug-13 11:15:58

I really should've spending more time working and less time checking emails!

afromom Tue 06-Aug-13 11:16:18

Should be!

Tortoise Tue 06-Aug-13 12:37:34

Gah, I need to find a distraction!

Blatherskite Tue 06-Aug-13 14:10:36

This is getting cruel now!


babybearsmummy Tue 06-Aug-13 14:46:20

Joining the update lurkers!

dietstartsmonday Tue 06-Aug-13 15:20:35

I was holding my breathe, have had to stop sad was looking like this!!

icecreamcrackers Tue 06-Aug-13 15:46:08

oh mumsnet how cruel are you, got excited to see an email from you only to notice it was the mumsnet money saver email. sad

Tortoise Tue 06-Aug-13 15:46:09

I've been to town and back, no emails so thought I hadn't been picked. MN pleeeeaaassseee let us know soon grin

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