I've got a contract phone that got water damaged last week and is now 'flaky' to say the least. The contract's up at Christmas when I can good a good new one but I need a stopgap, so I went into a high street retailer to check prices out for buying the phone sim free. But then it appears you can get a better price by paying for a payg phone even including the minimum £10 starting top up. So I asked if I did that, bought the phone on the same network as my contract, could I just put my existing sim card in. And the shop bloke wouldn't tell me. Another customer (half my age) intervened and said it would, or I could unlock it anyway for a fiver or so. At which the shop bloke then said he'd refuse to sell me a payg one now anyway, because that's not how they are intended to be used and he'd lose money by doing it.
Really? What i am missing here. He won't be getting the business when the contracts up either now.