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Going to contract from PAYG

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by homerio, 25 Jan 2006.

  1. homerio

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    Location: Uni - UCL | Home - Woking

    The last 5 years (at a guess) I've been on vodafone PAYG, topping up with about £10 a month at the beginning but it has escalated to around £10 a week with my current texting usage and thats with restricting myself to 20 second phone conversations.

    I'm looking for a contract that will give me free anytime minutes and free texts, though free texts is probably the more important of the two. Ideally I'd like to pay around £30 per month.

    I am a university student (supposedly) studying full time if that helps with any special deal I may be able to get.

    On the phone front I don't mind paying a bit for a decent phone. Ideally I would like it to have mp3 ringtones so I can giggle at the bananaphone song when people ring me up, any other extras are a bonus.

    I would also like to keep the same number. If I were to contact Vodafone to get the code thingy so I can go to another provider would they be likely to try and offer me something to stay with them or not bother seeing I'm only a PAYG customer?

    Thanks in advance for your advice <3
     
  2. Ripper

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Jan 2003

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    Location: Newark, Notts

    orange student deal, £30 a month for 200mins and 1000txts. Should get most phones free on this contract and from what you've said i'd hazard a guess that a sony ericsson k750i would suit your needs.
     
  3. Tomsk

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  4. homerio

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    The only problem with the orange student deals online is that I don't have an NUS number but a uni ID that just says "this person is a member of NUS" on the back. Could I get the same sort of deal in an orange shop if I showed them my student card?
     
  5. homerio

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    anyone? :(
     
  6. csmager

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    I'm not sure the Orange shops offer the same deals, but they would accept your card as proof you're a student. Best thing to do would be to go and see them and ask.

    The Online thing does accept UCAS numbers as well as NUS numbers. You could try that.