12 month mobile phone contracts
most of your contract cost is the upfront price of the phone spread over the contract period. phones have got more expensive so the contracts have lengthened to keep the monthly cost palatable for most.
buy a phone outright and then get a monthly sim only contract.Posted 4 years agoSamBMember
I was in the same position last year – ended up just buying a handset and getting onto a 1 month rolling contract.
High up front cost but now my monthly bills are comically small, and I’m free to chop and change onto new deals whenever. Definitely not up for 18-24 month minimum contract length, it’s a massive pain compared to how things used to be :rosetinted:Posted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
Does anyone still do them? For various reasons, I don’t want to sign up for the obligatory 24 months and it seems no one does 12 months any more.
I realise I will need to pay more for the handset up front and am fine with that, but surely someone must do something for 12 months? Surely?Posted 4 years agonreMember
Switched to OVIVO a couple of months back, £15 one off charge for the SIM, then you get a monthly allowance at no further monthly cost on the ‘Freedom’ plan. Subsidised by short ad when loading a web session, but doesn’t affect any other apps that use data (also no ads when using WiFi). Seems too good to be true, but working for me at the mo…Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I got a 12 month contract from vodafone. As soon as its up i’ll be ditching it, unlocking the phone and going GiffGaff. Was the cheapest way of getting an iPhone 5 though, even though the upfront cost was alot more than a 24 month contract. I would never buy a 2nd hand phone. It would be like wearing someone elses underpants. Yuk.Posted 4 years agochambordMember
I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t get a Nexus 4 for £170 and Giffgaff tenner a month sim. That’s plenty of phone for anyone.
(Unless they require a specific OS, or more data of course).
^^^ R_S, that’s a pretty good deal, did they offer you that as an existing customer?Posted 4 years ago
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