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What contract should i go for? (£25 p/m max)

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by xcessive, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. xcessive

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,548

    Location: kent

    Hi

    I've never been on contract but now i want one as i spend way too much topping up my phone.
    I want to spend a maximum of £25 per month line rental. I am not too bothered about getting a 18 month contract but would prefer a 12 month one.
    I would like a minimum of 100 X-net minutes and 100 texts per month.
    I like the look of the Samsung E900 so will probably opt for that phone (unless my opinion of it changes tomorrow when i have a play with one). The other phones i shortlisted are the Sony Ericsson K800i and W810i

    Out of all the contract deals i like the Vodafone Anytime 200 tariff. This gives me 200 x-net minutes, 250 texts and stop the clock. This contract is 18 months but the price plan has 6 months at half price.
    Do i pay the first 6 months half price then pay the remaining 12 at the full price or do i pay the full price throughout the contract and Vodafone refund me an certain months?

    Basically i want you guys who know quite a bit about phones and tariffs to spec me a contract with the above prefered minutes and texts all for £25 per month or cheaper.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Kappa

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Aug 2003

    Posts: 6,330

    Location: Essex

    On vodafone thats probably the cheapest value tariff you'll get at the moment for your budget. If you buy it from the vodafone website you only get billed half price,you dont have to do a cashback dealy. Its a good tariff especially with stop the clock, on an 18 month contract
     
  3. xcessive

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,548

    Location: kent

    I planning to go to town tomorrow and go to the Vodafone shop so i can have a play around with the phones i have shortlisted so i can finalyl decide on what phone to go for.
    My heart says go for the Samsung E900 because of the cool, sleek looks but my head says for the the Sony Ericsson K800i because it will be easier to live with day to day.
    Are the tariffs the same in the Vodafone shop as the ones on their website? The website doesnt state anything about there being any exclusive web tariffs?

    Thanks

    EDIT: The tariff i want is under 'popular price plans' so i assume they will have that tariff available tomorrow when i go to the Vodafone store.
     
    Last edited: 23 Jul 2006
  4. Kappa

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Aug 2003

    Posts: 6,330

    Location: Essex

    I returned my e900 for the k800 for that readon, easier to live with lol.

    The 200min 250txt IS an online tariff, but you can persuade them to do it in store. You wont be able to get the 6 months half price though.
     
  5. wam7

    Perma Banned

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    Location: U.K

    The Flext 25 seems to be a quite a bit better. £25/month, for £80 (calls 20p/min txt 10p/min....)
     
  6. matthew_o50

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

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    Location: Belfast

    O2 online do 150xnet mins and 750 texts for £25 a month on an 18 month contract or 100xnet mins and 500 texts on the 12 month contract for the same price. The e900 is currently out of stock but they were supposed to get them in today.
     
  7. Welshy

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Jul 2006

    Posts: 3,322

    Location: London

    If your a student, with a UCAS number to prove it, Orange have some excellent student tarrifs. I pay £25 p/m and get 120 anytime minutes, and 1000 texts a month.

    I'm sure they'll have changed it a bit by now, but well worth a look
     
  8. Sone

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,671

    my sister got a very good deal on orange, i think it was 600 minuites and 1000 texts for £30pcm.

    Had to ring them up, git much better than the web deal, she had to have a nokia 6280 though
     
  9. Rob_65

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Jan 2004

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    I've just got a SE K800i on Orange Canary 30 from the Carphone Warehouse with 6 months half price line rental. An 18 month contract means this equates to £25/mo. The CPW employees will also throw in "deal clinchers" if you ask them, I got 20% of all accessories within 21 days and a free iPod Nano, but I don't know if it was cause it was a new store or not. Suffice to say I'm a happy bunny, I'm happy going with CPW over direct stores cause of the customer service, the insurance they offer has been voted the best also.

    :)
     
  10. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

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    That really depends on the store, who serves you, how much they need to reach their target etc.
    Certainly nothing to be guaranteed :) I'm quite surprised they gave a free ipod nano.
     
  11. garyh

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Mar 2005

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    How much is CPW insurance? I highly doubt it's the best available.. Orange have the best insurance policy direct as I recall..

    £4.99 pm or something, and you don't even need it on.. half the time they tell you to just add it on once you've reported a fault with the handset that is not covered under the manufacturer warranty, or charge you a small fee for a new phone...
     
  12. Kappa

    Soldato

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    Location: Essex

    Is that not fraud?
     
  13. tsinc80697

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

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    Location: North West

    Alot of people seem to love that offer, but im with O2, £30/month for 1000texts and 400-600minutes anytime. Been with them 1 year so might be advantage slightly but im sure you can get better deals regardless of being a student!
     
  14. youstolemyid

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Sep 2005

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    Have a look at OneCompare's K800i deals, some 12 month free ones on Orange.
     
  15. garyh

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Mar 2005

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    I'm not sure, but I highly doubt it considering it's the 'insurer' that's making the offer to you. It's not like you're not trying to bypass any of their systems as such..