Mobile phones for many people have become a pure necessity. The reality is that without mobile phones, most people would find that their lives become a lot more awkward than they are currently.
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Informing their friends of their whereabouts, organising business meetings and even keeping a diary and listening to music would become a lot more complicated. For this reason, most people are looking to ensure that they always have a mobile phone contract in place. Why?
Pay As You Go Is Expensive!
There is no doubt that the majority of people know that pay as you go deals are incredibly expensive. The first thing you need to consider with pay as you go deals is the upfront cost of the actual phone. Mobile phones are not cheap and with many costing more than £300, you need to decide if you really have this type of cash to spare. Alongside this, you’ll need to consider that the costs of texting, phoning and even data downloads can get extremely expensive. Most people find that if they are texting 50 times and month, using 50 minutes and using the internet for an hour, the cheapest option is a long term phone contract.
The best thing about a mobile phone contract is certainly the fact that each company offering a contract will offer the individual a free phone. The phone could have a value of £300 or more, which is cash most people do not have to spare in this day and age. The great thing is that when the contract expires, the individual will still own the phone. They can either convert the phone to a SIM only contract (much cheaper than a standard contract), or they can sell it and upgrade their contract so that they have a new phone.
Plenty Of Deals!
There are hundreds and hundreds of deals. There are deals available for those people that want an iPhone, for those that sends 1000s of texts per month and even for those that spend hours surfing the web. By agreeing to a contract, the individual can reduce their monthly costs considerably. It is worth considering that many comparison sites make it incredibly easy to get good deals. The individual can directly compare deals by their monthly price, the overall price, the download limits and even the type of phone that is being offered!
You Can Cancel Early!
Most people do not realise that most contracts can be cancelled early. Most phone contract companies will allow the individual to end the term of their contract, 90 days early. Of course, this means that they have a 3 month period that they do not need to pay for their phone. They could convert their current phone to pay as you go, which could reduce a £35 bill to around £17.50. An alternative option would be to sell the phone that they have courtesy of this contract and then upgrade to a new contract with a better and brand new phone!
Alex has been known to write blog posts on a range of subjects, although mainly he writes about mobile phones. His writing so far has consisted of how to save money by shopping for phones online, how to negotiate deals and even reviews on technologically advanced phones such as the LG Optimus 3D.