Carphone Warehouse appeared to have jumped the gun this morning, when its web site was spotted selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab for just £99 when purchased on a two-year £40 per month contract with Three.
Although the tariff only included 5GB of monthly data allowance, Sneak was eager to bring readers the news as the sight of the Tab priced at £99 would have been unthinkable just a few short weeks ago. However, minutes before publication, the web page was mysteriously taken down and has not been seen since.
All deals relating to Three have subsequently been removed and replaced with more deals from Talk Mobile and Vodafone.
We contacted both Three and Carphone Warehouse to clarify the situation. The operator appeared to have no knowledge of the tariff and could only confirm that it would sell the device directly at a later date.
Meanwhile, a Carphone Warehouse sales representative told Sneak that the removal of the page would most likely be because it contained an error. When asked what would have happened had customers bought the device, he stated that the retailer would have likely held up their end of the deal or provided a suitable alternative.
A Carphone Warehouse spokeswoman clarified that a pricing error was made on the site, which has since been corrected and apologised for the mistake.
"We currently offer the Galaxy Tab on pay as you go with O2 and Three at the standalone price of £529.99 (plus the pay as you go fee), on 30 day rolling contracts with Vodafone (£529.99), Three (£529.99), and Talk Mobile which includes one month free (£499.99), and on pay monthly with Talk Mobile (from £399.99) and Three (from £299.99)," she stated.
"We're also offering a free upgrade to 32GB memory with every sale."
Still, while a £99 upfront fee may not be out of the question, many readers looking for the deal on the Carphone Warehouse page at this time will be left disappointed. Instead they will have to fork out a minimum of £399.99. V3.co.uk has rounded-up the latest Galaxy Tab tariffs for your perusal.
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