Carphone Warehouse Student Discount Guide – £200 Off
Buying a mobile phone can be one of your biggest bills at university. It can really eat away at your student loan.
The good news is that there is now a Carphone Warehouse student discount which can SAVE YOU UP TO £200 OFF popular contracts!
To get it, head to this page on the CW website, verify your student status and you’ll be issued with a voucher code and the educational store will be unlocked.
Also make sure you check out the online only deals page on carphonewarehouse.com for exclusive phone deals you can’t get in-store.
And did you know that it’s possible for university, college and school students to save even more? We’ve done the research and wrote this ultimate guide to show you some clever ways to cut down your mobile bills even more!
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So, sit back you Squirrels and get ready to save money with a variety of different money saving options. There’s lots of ways to save with this leading mobile and computing supplier, so let’s get cracking.
1. Get the Carphone Warehouse Student Discount?
Well… big news to begin with and the answer to one of the most common question we get asked at SDS HQ.
“We have great delight in announcing the launch of the new Carphone Warehouse student discount in 2018 .”
Woohoo!!!! We hear you squeal!
To get it you simply need to head over to the validation page, where you have to prove your educational status.
Then a special educational store will be unlocked.
At the time of writing (%%currentmonth%% %%currentyear%%) there are up to £200 off contracts on iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones as well as other exclusive discounts.
A truly brilliant saving so get involved!
However the discounts don’t stop there. We are going to show you how to get the BIGGEST SAVINGS at The Warehouse.
2. Best Deals & Savings Tips
Aside from the official Carphone Warehouse Student Discount, our teams have been researching even more ways to save you money today.
That’s right students, we have compiled a checklist of things to make sure you make the biggest savings every time you spend.
Here it goes!
- Make sure you unlock the educational store. It can get you up to £200 off contracts on top mobiles like iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones.
- Check our savings section at the top of the page which is regularly updated with the latest deals, offers and promo codes.
- Did you know that there is a Price Promise. So if you find a contract or upgrade cheaper, Carphone will refund the difference and give 1 month FREE.
- Looking to upgrade? Check out CW’s Upgrade for less scheme. You keep your number, you get a cheaper upgrade and you are guaranteed the cheapest price under the price promise!
- The special offers page has some of the best mobile deals for students out there.
There are often superb one-off CW Deals including Carphone Warehouse discount codes and voucher codes, as well as deals on individual phones and laptops.
The best deals at Carphone Warehouse are changing all time so we keep an eye on them all for you.
So that’s fantastic news, whether you are looking for a new mobile phone, contract upgrade, i-pad, computer or more – you get saving today! Yep, at SDS we check their website offers page every day and pull out what we think are the top deals and put them here.
So check out our top deals daily – also no NUS id is required for these and they are not part of the Student Discount programme, meaning these offers are open to anyone – student or not (shhhhh) – don’t tell your mum!
Plus check out the online only offers which list the best and most popular savings that are available at the moment.
Yes even your mum or nan could take advantage – maybe she can finally bin that brick? Hahaha.
These are our current favourite offers at CW in September 2018 of models for you to select from:
3. Store Overview
Keeping up to date and ahead of the technical curve can be tricky, even for on-the-pulse students like you, and with jargon such as SIM only, contract, network offers, pay as you go, data, GB vs MB, i-phone, Apple and Orange – shopping for the perfect mobile phone can be an absolute minefield!
It can also take up valuable time and energy when you could be doing, let’s face it, more exciting student things like studying, partying, travelling or catching up with your friends.
Plus, with “must-have” handsets being released on different networks, at different prices, with different offers, seemingly every week – literally where do you begin? Yes it’s all a bit much.
We think you can guess who can help! LOL! Yes, CW are brilliant at jargon busting and their website is super-easy and clear to use.
This is why they are one of the leading suppliers of phone, i-pads and technical accessories in the UK and so popular with so many all over the country (not just students we may add!).
If you still haven’t found what you are looking for, read on to find out about contract deals, discount codes, cheap phones, tablets, broadband and handset offers – plus more!
4. Carphone Warehouse Voucher Codes
CW often have discount vouchers and we’ll list all the current and top voucher codes in this section.
We’re aware that voucher codes can come and go, and change all the time, so keep your eyes peeled for the top bargains. We will list them all here. Voucher codes are often great to apply to your basket at final purchase.
We will also post any fresh offers on our Facebook page so keep an eye on that too! We put all our top daily discounts on there (on a full range of products from electricals to clothes, fashion to holidays – so definitely worth checking that out. Plus we have lots of competitions, tips and advice for life in general).
As a college or university student the best way to save all year around is using the official CW Student Discount – as mentioned in section one, but sometimes your savings can be topped up with a voucher code and other money saving methods. It’s always worth double checking.
5. Special Deals Page
At The Squirrel HQ we love the Carphone Warehouse Special Deals page.
It is a brilliant and very easy way to make instant savings and see which are the best offer around.
The Special Deals Page is where the top current deals are listed (undated regularly). They are all handily listed in this one easy to use place, so you don’t have to go rooting and looking around – basically just head there now!
There’s normally deals on lots of different models and contracts – basically something to suit anyone – so whether you love Nokia, Samsung or Apple you can get saving instantly.
Now, in order to start saving right away, head over there now by following this special deals page via this link, – you can then start to enjoy their best and exclusive offers today.
Good luck – we hope that you find something you like!
Did you know? Secret fact – the average saving at CW is £181!
Yes – you read that right – you can literally save hundreds of pounds on phones, laptops and accessories today! So jump to it Squirrels! Think what you could do with that saved money?! Errr… new outfit, cheap weekend holiday, monster night out! LOL. You decide.
Our previous favourite deals at this top mobile store have included a Black Tag event where students could get discounts of up to £200.
Remember you don’t need a NUS card to qualify for these so you can get saving money right away.
There are some great savings on Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 as well! Step to it guys and girls, go, go go!
6. Laptop & Phone Deals
At SSD we believe that CW offer the best phones at the best prices in the UK.
They can also sell their brilliant handsets SIM free, so this means you can use them on any network – Vodafone, Orange, O2 etc. This is great if you want to upgrade your handset but also keep a cheap SIM only deal – this is often a popular choice with money savvy students. A top Squirrel tip!
Secondly, if you find yourself in-store, be sure to double-check if they do have a current in store or NUS Carphone Warehouse discounts, sometimes they may do “one-off” offers in store – although our experience is that the top CW deals tend to be online.
We will list in these in this section our top offers so check back as we will put the top ones up every week.
7. Carphone Warehouse Contract Deals
The truth is, we all want to have the best handsets at the best price and usually don’t know where to start.
As busy peps you don’t want to waste hours of your life looking through multiple websites to find the top offers on mobile phones. That’s time which could be spent down the library… or pub… but fear no more you Squirrelettes because the brilliant CW allows you to compare mobile phones on all mobile phone networks to make sure you get the super value deals you deserve and need.
To compare models and networks click on the button below and check them out now! It’s super easy to use and cystal clear – just how we like things!
So not only will you save money with Carphone Warehouse discount codes, promos and Carphone Warehouse special offers – but you’ll also save time with this fab comparison tool. Save time and money! You can’t beat that!
8. Cheap Carphone Warehouse Phones
The Squirrel beavers away (we also love beavers) every week to uncover the best Cheap Phones at Carphone Warehouse.
We will update them here every week – or more often if they come in.
Our SDS top Carphone Warehouse Phone & Deals at the moment are listed below – we also list these deals on our Facebook and via our free newsletter so do keep an eye on those too:
- Apple iPhone Xs
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Apple iPhone Xs Max
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Google Pixel 3
- iPhone 8
9. Carphone Warehouse Price Match
This is probably our favourite thing and really gives their trusting customers great peace of mind when purchasing. Yes brilliant news for you money savers – the Carphone Warehouse Price Match!
CW do a great price promise, which means that if you find a better deal anywhere else, then they will match it and give you a month’s free line rental to boot!
We love this as it gives you peace of mind and means you have nothing to lose!
So if you are looking to upgrade your phone – regardless of which network you’re on – Carphones’ upgrade offer and price match means you are guaranteed to save money and time.
10. Is there a Carphone Warehouse NUS discount?
Unfortunately as we mentioned previous there aren’t any specific student discounts and this extends to NUS card holders. Bummer. BUT THERE IS THE STANDARD CARPHONE WAREHOUSE DISCOUNT WHICH IS EVEN BETTER!
But what the Squirrel has shown you is other ways that you can save.
You of course already have the standard special offers as mentioned in section 1 as well. So lots of ways to get saving those student beans.
11. Carphone Warehouse Broadband & Tablets
In a nutshell (excuse the pun – yum yum) CW offers cheap contract mobile phone deals but did you know they also offer special student offers on broadband and a large range of brilliantly priced tablets?
They are not just a fantastic mobile phone shop but a one-stop for top of the range electrical goods! Who knew?
So, whether you are you looking for an amazing new phone or tablet this is the place for you. The offers and deals on their tablets, phones and broadband changes regularly so follow the link for the most current ways to save.
12. FAQs & Discounts Summary
We get a lot of questions about the CW discounts so we’ve put together a helpful FAQs table below with the most popular so you can easily find the answer.
Don’t forget about following the advice above on how to get the best savings for your new mobile phone contract.
|Is there a student discount?||Yes through the CW educational store.|
|Are there NUS discounts?||NUS students can open the educational store.|
|Is there a student discount code?||Yes and no! There is no permanent student promo code but there are limited time ones released throughout the year.|
|When are the Carphone sales?||Throughout the year. Big ones occur in Summer and Black Friday, Boxing & January sales.|
|Is there a Unidays discount?||No|
|Does Student Beans do discounts?||Yes|
SDS loves Carphone Warehouse UK.
We have discussed the full range of products and why they are so favoured with students all over the country but to summarise our Carphone Warehouse Deals page – remember these top tips so you can start to save now:
- Checking out the online offers which lists the best discounts – these change all the time, so we will keep updating this page
- Compare tariffs using this online comparison tool – giving you peace of mind
- Students get the best price with a the Price Guarantee Match – again peace of mind!
- Keep up to date with the latest discounts, promo codes and more at SDS by signing up to our FREE newsletter or joining our Facebook page. On this page (and other social media channels we will reveal the top discounts to you asap).
So dear students, whether you are looking for top pay as you go deals, the latest Apple i-phone, a new laptop, phone or anything else, be sure to check our CW page; and when you combine this with their price match guarantee, you really can’t choose better.
Good luck and happy shopping Squirrels – we hope you find what you’re looking for and save along the way too.
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Similar Discounts You May Enjoy
If you haven’t found a Carphone Warehouse discount to suit you, check out these similar offers which are top retailers who are offering similar offers to CW:
Currys currently do some good handset only deals which are worth looking at..
There is an Amazon discount programme which is worth looking at again if you’re looking to get a sim only phone. It’s free to join and you get extra benefits and sometimes there are specific mobile phone discount codes. They sell nearly everything a student could want to – so worth looking at not just for phones.
Our Argos discount guide is worth taking a look at to see if you can make some savings on mobile phone handset. Again they have offers across a whole range of products – have a cheeky gander.
Other retailer to consider could be:
Three Mobile – https://studentdiscountsquirrel.co.uk/three/
About the Company & CW History
Carphone Warehouse is a British high street mobile phone and smart technology retailer that has long outlived its competition and continues to dominate the tech sector across the country. It has a large online offering through its website and over 2,400 bricks-and-mortar shops worldwide. Elsewhere in the world, it trades as Phone House but remains as Carphone Warehouse in the UK and Ireland.
Needless to say, the chain no longer stocks traditional old-fashioned ‘car phones’ but is now primarily a specialist in mobile phones in pay-as-you-go, contract and SIM-only formats.
The shops also hold stock of mobile phone accessories, smartwatches, refurbished items, virtual reality accessories and smart tablets; as well as selling home broadband and TV packages.
Of course, modern student life dictates the need for some tech, be it a decent laptop for assignments, a reliable mobile phone for regular contact and quick reference online, and occasionally wearable tech. Carphone Warehouse makes for the ideal destination for your shopping needs for all of these items, not least because their highly trained and knowledgeable staff try out most products – and aren’t paid on commission, so will never just try to make a quick buck from your uni needs. You’ll find a Carphone Warehouse store on most high streets across the UK, but if you can’t make it into a store, buy online: staff are still available through an online chat and can make recommendations and give advice based on your needs through this.
If you have an existing smart phone contract, Carphone Warehouse offer great deals on upgrades for both handsets and plans and in some cases, can get you out of your contract earlier than usual to allow you to enjoy a better deal earlier than you might expect!
The current range includes arguably the best range of mobile phones and smart devices on the British high street. Household names such as Apple, Google, Samsung, Sony, Huawei and Nokia are all available with the latest handsets and in some cases, early exclusives on the newest models.
Phones and devices are available on three networks: O2, EE and Vodafone. If you’re unsure of which will work best for you at your new uni home, check online or ask Carphone Warehouse staff to advise; their access to the most up-to-date signal coverage will help you make an informed decision to ensure you get the best possible service for where you’ll be spending most of your time.
The British high street has seen a variety of mobile phone retailers come and go over the years, but Carphone Warehouse has stayed resolute and remained throughout the years as a market leader. These guys know their stuff!
Top Student Buy: Zagg Ignition 12000 mAh Portable Power Bank – £19.99
A small, lightweight and portable universal mobile phone charger, the Zagg Ignition portable power bank comes with a universal dual USB adaptor to fit most handsets. A handy LED indicator shows you how much power remains in the portable bank, and it’s easily enough to charge most phones from no charge at all to 100% at least four times! A must-have for festival and beer garden season.
Top Student Buy: Goji VR Headset – £9.99
Offering an immersive virtual reality experience at an incredibly low price, the Goji VR Headset is lightweight and requires no complicated assembly. Compatible with all smart phone screens from 3.5-6.0 inches in size, this headset allows you to view all your phone’s content in 360 degrees, letting you see photos, videos and games like you never have before! This isn’t just for gamers and makes for a great gift for all.
Top Student Buy: Belkin Wireless Charging Pad – £29.99
Easy and fast charging all QI-enabled phones, the Belkin Wireless Charging Pad allows you to charge any compatible mobile phone without the need for a wire. Perfect for when there’s lots of you around and everyone has different phones! You’ll quickly be the most popular person in your club, group or society… or just down the SU bar when everyone’s forgotten their chargers and none of the power sockets work!
History of the Company
Carphone Warehouse was, unsurprisingly, founded back in 1989 when car phones were prevalent and the only mobile devices on the market! Founders Sir Charles Dunstone and Julian Browlie each put in an initial investment of £6,000 and the business began.
The retailer grew but quickly diversified as the mobile market did and this move kept them riding the curve of technology unlike competitors. Surfing with the wave of tech rather than against it, the brand went from strength to strength and high street presence continued to grow across the UK.
In the year 2000, Carphone Warehouse floated its shares for the first time and the business began to make some strategic acquisitions to help grow. These included Opal Telecom in 2002 and AOL UK Internet Access business four years later in 2006. In 2009, it bought Tiscali and as a result became the second largest broadband provider in the country, merging it into part of its existing infrastructure offering, TalkTalk. TalkTalk went on to become a business in its own right.
Now, Carphone Warehouse is a household name across the UK and has branches all across the world with an operating income of over £60million per annum!
CW is well established on the British high street. According to Wikipedia there are over 2400 stores throughout the UK so you are always likely to be close to one in case you need to talk to someone in store.
It has also merged with the Dixons group who own Currys PC World (source FT) so you can now find them inside those stores too. Due to this merger they have bigger buying power so they can offer some top notch mobile deals as we’ve discussed in this guide.
Did you know?
- The company was co founded in 1989, when most portable phones were too bulky to carry and called car phones by Charles Dunstone and Julian Brownlie
- On 19 June 2007, the Carphone Warehouse became the official sponsor of the fourth series of The X Factor. The sponsorship lasted for three years and they also became the sponsor of its spin-off show, The Xtra Factor.
- They were the sponsors for the UK’s version of Big Brother from 2004 to 2007. In 2006, they also sponsored Celebrity Big Brother and related Celebrity Big Brother shows on Channel 4.
- In April 2011 they sponsored the Appy Awards – calling them “the United Kingdom’s first major app awards ceremony designed to recognise innovation and development in app technology”
- In October 2006 Geek Squad was launched!
- in 2001 Carphone Warehouse established a corporate partnership with Get Connected UK
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At SDS we are always on the look for the best offers to pass onto our students. If you are a student or a business looking to giving special discounts please contact us today. We will share any offers you have on our Facebook and social media channels and website. We promote offers across a full range of products – holidays, meals, take-aways, clothes, flights, hotels, fashion etc – and are always look for new, exciting and top outlets. We look forward to hearing from you and spreading the saving love!
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