am starting early on my upgrade plans this year, as I would like to be able to talk myself into a really good deal, so I need preperation......
I am coming up to the end of my 18 month flext 35 contract (with web n walk) in May.
I usually spend £10 over my line rental each month......
What i would like (in my wildest dreams!!!) is the T-Mobile Ameo, either free, or at a (heavily) discounted price.
If not, my second choice is an MDA Vario II (loving the windows mobile!!!)
And my last choice would be a Nokia N95, but only if the chips are really down!!!
Any suggestions, please??
The Ameo is free on a £75 per month Flext 18 month contract - sounds a bit high really.
If you're on Flext 35 + Web'n'Walk (so about £42.50 per month), and spend £10 extra on calls per month, then you could try going for Flext 50 + W'n'W - that would be about £57.50 per month total. On that tariff, the Ameo is a more reasonable £130.
These are new contract prices though, don't know about upgrade prices.
One warning though - you may need to switch to the new tariff before trying to upgrade - I'm not sure - but often it's your previous spend which is used to determine upgrade prices. This is certainly the case for Orange. I've never done an upgrade though - first time for me will be July time.
Thing to remember though is that whilst you might save £130 by going with the Flext 75 vs Flext 50, you're paying an extra £25 per month for 6 months (you can't downgrade tariff for 6 months). So £25 x 6 = £150. So you're almost breaking even, but get lots of minutes thrown in and don't have to pay up front.
Vario II is much cheaper. on Flext 35 + W'n'W (to new customers) it would be £40.
I like the concept of the Ameo has a portable internet device (I find the Vario/Wizard's screen a little small, and a bit low res - oh how I love the Pocket LOOX 640x480 screen!!!) - but as a phone? No way. I find the Vario fine to carry around. A bit on the large side, but okay on the belt case and not too bad - but nothing significantly larger!