Everyone has to face the decision every year or two – stay with your current provider or switch mobile plans and providers entirely? But had you heard of these less popular ways to get what you want?
Nowadays, many new phone plans can come with presents, which range from free gifts, to free handsets, and even cash back. When I started my current plan, I actually got over £200 cash back as soon as I started! And in a few months I’ll be getting a free iPhone with a very reasonable plan that will see to all my needs!
If free gifts are important to you, don’t be afraid to Google for terms such as mobile phone plan free gift or mobile phone plan ps3 (where of course you substitute ‘ps3’ for whatever free gift you’re hoping for). Dialaphone.co.uk for example will offer a wide range of choices and allow you to search by gift, by handset, by provider… Practically any way you want to! You can then further narrow your search by looking for a particular handset or provider, and listing the results by any criterion you fancy; handset price, monthly payment, even number of free texts!
Free handsets are widely available and even the iPhone 4 can be found for free with the right plan. But have a monthly budget in mind, because more expensive handsets will usually mean a more expensive monthly plan. If you exceed that budget, all the handsets in the world won’t make it easy enough for you to make ends meet on a monthly basis, so try and stick with what you’re able to afford. If you do really want a particular handset, consider saving up and paying some money for it to bring down the monthly price.
Contract length is another; I got my great deal because I signed up for 24 months, but if it’s important to you to get a new phone every year you’ll want to list results by contract length and make sure you don’t get locked into a period you don’t agree with!
After all is said and done, remember that ProtectYourBubble.com run a business selling mobile phone and gadget insurance (and many other companies do, too). If it would be impossible for you to replace your handset on short notice, insure it and rest assured that no thief or accident could cause you to go phoneless for long.