Okay this could be said to be off topic, but we have decided to stay with Orange.
We have 6 phones on a business account which are all out of contract. We looked around at the opposition but for business contracts with only two of us using data the deal we were on could not be bettered (Talkshare 700 and unlimited WAP for ?4, total bill being ?180 a month). The only problem was that some users wanted to upgrade there phone but as most of use are light users the upgrade costs were quite high. Examples being M5000 ?379
, Motorola pebble, ?179 and a Nokia something at around ?150. It would also mean upgrading to data package and going onto the Business plus package.
We had decided to leave everything as it was until two things happened. First my boss damaged his I-Mate PDA2K screen and we got cold called by and independent reseller. So for a laugh we said come and see us.
To cut a long story short, we have signed up on a two year deal on a Business plus 700 tariff (free calls between sharers) with 25Mb of data an got two additional phones (cheep, Nokias without BT) and will get our M5000, Motorola Pebble and the other Nokia. And the monthly cost will be slightly less than we are paying at the moment.
The reseller gets a bunch of cash from Orange for signing us up and they will use that to get us the phones we want. They get an additional lump of cash for persuading us to have two extra phones and they will refund us quarterly the cost of the line rental on these two phones (for the two years) that will be used in the office to call anybody who is out? at no cost. So I get my M5000
and my boss gets my M2000 to replace his damaged I-mate
The catch, as far as I can see there isn?t one. At the end of the first year we can either continue or change tariffs or whatever
Time will tell.