How to get the Best Mobile Phone Contract Deal?

If you’re currently looking to sign a contract to stay with a certain network for a long period of time (usually 12-24 months) the most important thing is that you get yourself a good deal. When you’re buying any kind of service you need to know how to get the most value for your money and this is even more true when you’re agreeing to a contract that will force you in to paying a certain amount of money each and every month for a reasonably long period of time. With all this in mind, here are some top tips to get the best mobile phone contract deal:

  1. The first thing that you need to do is compare all of the deals that each major network in the UK is currently running. Throughout the whole year there’s usually at least one mobile network that has a very good deal running to attract more customers to their network. With competition getting tougher and tougher in the UK market, networks are forced in to offering good value for money. The easiest way to compare each networks deals is by using the internet (Tip: Use ). It’ll save you so much time compared to going in to each individual store and asking about each price plan, moreover you don’t have to worry about a sales person (on commission) twisting your arm into a deal that is not necessarily the best option for you.
  2. Another thing is not to assume that just because an employee of a certain network is telling you that they are offering you the best deal that this is entirely true. Don’t allow any person that works for a mobile phone network to put pressure on you to sign a contract quickly since the “deal” is over very soon. Most of the time these employees are on commission so obviously they want you to sign up with them since they’ll end up with more money in their pocket. You need to think about your money when you’re searching for the best mobile phone contract deal, not someone else’s!
  3. With most networks, they’ll offer you a good discount off popular phones if you sign up as a billpay customer. This can be an easy way to compare one network from another. Take this as an example: If one network offers you a £400 phone for £100 if you sign up with them while another network offers you the exact same phone for £50, it’s obvious which network could be the better choice for you. This is assuming that each plan has the same amount of minutes, texts and data as the other of course. However, don’t go to a network just because they seem cheaper, make sure that their overall service is decent before signing that all important contract.
  4. What type of phone numbers do you call most often? Let’s say most of your calls and texts are to a certain mobile phone network, it could be a very smart idea to look in to their contracts since they might offer some deal such as “Free calls to anyone that’s on our network”. This could potentially save you a lot of money in the long term and it’ll leave you with extra minutes and texts to use with other networks!
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January 14, 2012
  1. Carl Lasher said on April 2, 2012 3:26 am:

    This is a great article. I use to enjoy buying new gadgets and following up on gadgets blog. In the long term, I realized that I was “throwing” my money away for understanding new technology that did not addd any productive input to my life. From now on, I plan on using what I have until it breaks.

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