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What phone , or contract to purchase, sim only or 2 yr deal
Hi Guys such a broad question , but any recommendations on new phones or contracts or networks , My existing contract expired earlier this year and I went Sim Only , however the phone is now playing up and a new is one needed, My current phone is Samsung S4 with voda fone
Theres so much out there, Ive hammered the internet on phones etc ,
Most deals seem to be based on data allowance , with the usual free mins & txts thrown in .
So what style , model of phone are you using , or recommend .
I have thought of buying a phone outright and going sim only contract ,
Never had an I Phone , although the wife has had a few , the son left apple as he had numerous problems with I phones, he went to samsung
The networks are dominated by O2 & Vodafone , however there is other networks out there,
EE are one, looking for business however reports of there network service not being great are reported on the web .
Average contract price of £25/£30
All advice and replies welcome
For what it's worth, I think it is generally best value to buy the phone you want and then buy a sim only package, non contract. If you go apple they tie you in to all their tech which I have found good but expensive. Caveat I might be out of date!
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I have just upgraded from a Samsung S4 to a S7. I'm with o2 and they have an offer on at the Moment. £31 a month.
Maybes look at the provider's coverage in the area you live in /use most ?? They vary quite a bit !!
Phone is the phone, but if you have no signal................
My way of looking at it would be a standard 2 year contract at 30 quid is £720. If you average £15 a month on a sim only non contact, which should buy you loads, you can spend £200 on a handset and still be £110 better off. You are not tied in to a 2 year contract and can get an any network sim or whatever you need as times change.
31-12-2016, 07:53 PM #7
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I'd be very careful with samsung phones as recently they seem to have had a bit of a habit of exploding, most of us probably charge our phones whilst we sleep which is a trifle worrying..
The deal doesn't matter if the coverage where you live is crappola. I made the mistake of assuming (what with the UK being a first world nation and all) that coverage would be adequate and all providers broadly acceptable.
Not so, coverage can be awful (truly awful compared to most countries and much worse than some developing countries) and the providers are having us all over by turning off network switching (allows access to the best signal regardless of provider) -we'd be about the only country I know of that does this.
So yes, take Stockybashers advice and check the providers site tool to check what it's like in the areas you expect to make phone calls - wish I had
01-01-2017, 12:33 PM #10
One of those areas where Govt should have intervened (as I believe they're about to - or threatening to anyway)
Ironically tourists to the UK receive - broadly speaking - acceptable coverage with their European sims while we suffer (they are permitted switching - we're not!!!!) Another little task for you as Minister for Justice (and Retribution) - not the tourists - the phone company bosses