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General => Computer and Tech Chat => Topic started by: Durham Forum on Apr 26, 2010, 13:09

Title: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 26, 2010, 13:09
Would you say these tariffs were competitive?

flexible 300 any network calls or texts, or any combination - £12/month
flexible 600 any network calls or texts, or any combination - £18/month
flexible 1000 any network calls or texts, or any combination - £24/month
unlimited texts, 150 any network minutes - £12/month
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Victoria Sponge on Apr 26, 2010, 17:53
I've just had a telephone call to renew my contract for 12 months

100 minutes and 500 text for £8.50/month so similar price per item to the last option on your list as I never get through 500 text/month
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 26, 2010, 19:39
Found your phone like?
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Credo on Apr 26, 2010, 20:20
What network and what coverage.Sounds ok as long as its not on 3.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Victoria Sponge on Apr 26, 2010, 20:35
Found your phone like?

Yes got it. But shhhh it's a secret - I'm not telling the crowd at work that I have it. I find it's been much quieter today without it and I think I'll keep it that way  :wink:

 - I found it amongst the gear I'd got from the gardening centre. I think I must of put it into the boot when I was offloading the woods for the pond, and as it's not holding it's charge it was flat by the time I missed it yesterday. At least it wasn't at Edinburgh this time :lol:
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 26, 2010, 21:19
What network and what coverage.Sounds ok as long as its not on 3.

SIM only, T-Mobile. I like the sound of the unlimited text one. I could swap my iPhone to that in June and save £18/month.  
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Credo on Apr 26, 2010, 21:41
What about data charges if you use your iPhone
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 26, 2010, 21:52
What about data charges if you use your iPhone

Not sure. Need to look into it further.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 27, 2010, 14:32
It would be an extra £5/month for a data bundle for the iPhone. This would then be £17/month instead of £30/month.

At the moment I only have 125 texts and 75 mins talk time per month.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 27, 2010, 14:48
Found an even better one. (O2)

Unlimited texts + 300 mins + unlimited data for £15/month.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Credo on Apr 27, 2010, 15:50
Not bad mine is £35 a month 600 mins unlimited texts unlimited o2 to o2 calls unlmited wifi from btopenzone and the cloud and unlimted data
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on Apr 27, 2010, 16:23
Not bad mine is £35 a month 600 mins unlimited texts unlimited o2 to o2 calls unlmited wifi from btopenzone and the cloud and unlimted data

Aye, when you get your first iPhone contract, you're paying for the handset as well. That's why we're paying £30+ per month at the moment. Once we're out of contract, the charges become much more reasonable.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on May 22, 2010, 18:50
Called in at Carphone Warehouse today and now have O2 Simplicity, 600 mins talk, unlimited data + texts for £15/month. It's actually a Blackberry bolt-on data tariff on an Iphone ! :-)

This compared to 125 texts and 75 mins on the original O2 iphone contract. Happy days.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Lancelot on May 23, 2010, 00:01
I'm with Orange. Phone was £29 and pay as you go costs me about £3 a year.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Durham Forum on May 23, 2010, 00:54
I'm with Orange. Phone was £29 and pay as you go costs me about £3 a year.

Horses for courses eh? I'm writing this post on mine. With the amount you use yours, it wouldn't make sense you paying any more.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Lancelot on May 23, 2010, 09:00
We sometimes have to ring it to find out where we've left it.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: iribf press on May 23, 2010, 12:43
I'm with Virgin. Free phone and 100 minutes + 100 texts for £8.50 a month. I only use half of the texts and about 1/4 of the minutes.
Title: Re: Mobile phone tariffs
Post by: Credo on Jun 10, 2010, 20:33
Found an even better one. (O2)

Unlimited texts + 300 mins + unlimited data for £15/month.

no more unlimited data tarifis from o2
DOSNT affected excisting accounts.

 BBC - dot.Rory: O2: An end to unlimited (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/rorycellanjones/2010/06/o2_an_end_to_unlimited.html)