Sabre2, on Sep 20 2010, 14:37, said:
My T-Mobile contract runs out at the beginning of Oct - I've had a HTC Hero on a 12 month contract for something a shade under £30 a month - £27? Something like that. I phoned up T-Mobile to cancel, thinking I'd go PAYG for a bit and they offered me SIM only, 300 mins, 300 texts, unlimited (3Gb) Internet for ... £5 a month! Only downside is 24 month contract, but I can take on a phone contract at any time if I choose. I figured typical contracts now are £30/month/24 months = £720. £5/month over the same period is £120, leaving £600 to break even on a handset. Pre-ordered Desire HDs are around £470, so I'm well inside that, and I'll probably sit on it a couple of months while the market calms down.
that just reiterate my view of getting a phone outright and source contract separately will work out cheaper most of the time.
I have never used anywhere near my allowance when I was on fixed contract, not to mention the extras i had to pay because of all the 0845 numbers.
My line is currently on PAYG with O2, top up £10 a month gives me free internet + free text, my usage on call is less than £5 a month including all the 0845 numbers. after 6 month, I have over £30 balance on top of everything I have used, and I can opt in for the £5/month web bolt on for the next 6 months. the overall cost for the year on phone call in my case was around £90, and I get to use new interesting phones whenever they are out and sell the old ones on ebay without the need to worry about the contracts or sim lock. and also the freedom of going into the gadget show draw every week without paying extra
Edited by cezent, 20 September 2010 - 03:02 PM.