How to get the best mobile deal

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by Landrover, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Landrover

    Landrover Member

    Anyone got any tips/advice on how to get the best deal, both mine and wife phone contracts are due for renewal and i want a better deal, been a vodafone customer for 20 years but don't suppose customer loyalty means much ! Any help they need to be on 02/voda as they are the only networks that have good signal here, also both need new phones (iphones only) any help would be good
  2. Great In Grass

    Have a look at Tesco (O2) & go sim only and buy your phones.
  3. Keep your phone and go sim-only for the "best deal" that you asked for
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  4. Ray

    Ray Member

    On ee here and have 12 month sim only contract, unlimited calls and texts along with 4gig data for £9.99 per month. This is with a loyalty discount.
    They didn't offer me this, I had to call ee and ask for a better deal.
  5. JeepJeep

    JeepJeep Member

    I've always found EE to be open to negotiation at renewal. The Prices on the screen when I logged in to look at renewal deals were laughable as were the deals in the EE Shop.

    Over the phone when looking to leave they happily come down and below to other deals out there
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  6. A1an

    A1an Member

    For some reason there is no two people in the country that have the same contract regardless of the provider.

    My advice is to do a 'chat' with an online advisor and play one network off the other.

    The worst they can say is no.

    It's surprising how you can beat them down on a one to one basis.
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  7. fieldtalk

    fieldtalk New Member

    Hi Landrover,

    We are a independent company that offer all major networks. We look after all the bill and tech support from our office in Gloucestershire. If you want to let me know what you are after I can put a quote together for you.

    Many Thanks
  8. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Call up and say you’re looking at leaving. Ask to be put through to customer retentions.

    They have access to better deals and more scope to offer discount.
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  9. Easy.

    Go into a phone shop. Buy the new handsets you want, (let the company pay for them), using a credit card.

    Then go on a sim-only tariff for whatever required minutes/month you need. An advisor from O2 or whoever will be able to tell you what minutes you have used per month just looking at their system and advise.

    Most mobile contracts are over 24 months- premium handsets (which I grant you many people do not want or need) will be circa £40/month at least. 24 x 40= £960. For a phone you can buy on the shelf today for probably £400.

    Lots of money being made in the mobile phone world. A half decent Samsung handset, in a case, will last 5 years and you will be paying £10-15 a month at most unless you are a heavy user.

    Business deals can be even more cut-throat, they will need to know your estimated annual usage though.

    Beware data plans, they are quite easy to go over the monthly limit. Same with roaming abroad.
  10. B'o'B

    B'o'B Member

    For years I have been buying phones and using sim only contacts which was considerably cheaper. But this time I went into an EE shop and they said I was also looking to change landline/broadband providers I got much better mobile deal out of them on the back of that which ment that the sim only deal was no longer any cheaper and had a few less perks so I’ve ended up on a full contact this time.
  11. Landrover

    Landrover Member

    Carrying on from this, where is the best place to buy a new/refurbished iphone if i went sim only ?
  12. fieldtalk

    fieldtalk New Member

    Morning Landrover

    If you PM me what you require. I can give you a quote on Sim only deals.

  13. Some current promos from Vodafone; 12 month, SIM only deals. Speak to retentions team:

    Unlimited calls/texts 8 GB data - £14.40 inc.
    Unlimited calls/texts 20 GB data - £16.00 inc.

    Comparable EE sim only deal “Max Plan” was 12 GB for £15.99 inc.
  14. Or the same person, same provider but different day, month and telephone muppet on the other end.
  15. JeepJeep

    JeepJeep Member

    Sky have a decent deal... If you have Sky TV.

    Mum wanted unlimited minutes after a school reunion and tracking down a brother after 40 odd years.

    Sky unlimited minutes and texts 500gb data doubled to 1gb on their current offer for £5 per month.

    Granted the Data is pretty small but her world and friends aren't all in the internet and she won't use hardly any data at all as it will connect to the Wi-Fi most of the time.

    Uses the 02 network and so far so good.
  16. neilo

    neilo Member

    I cancelled my EE Sim only contract a couple of years ago, and moved to Virgin at half the price (still on EE network). PlusNet Mobile are now offering an even better deal, still on EE's network.

    A couple of days ago I cancelled my wife's EE Sim only contract to move to PlusNet for about 1/4 of the price (£5/month rather than £19.44), and went to cancel my Virgin contract to do the same. Virgin have bought my loyalty though, by offering a 4G monthly rolling contract with 2500 mins, 2GB data & unlimited texts for a fiver a month.

    I enquired whether they would match that deal if I moved my wife's phone there too, and they bettered it again. She'll be on a 4G contract, 1500 mins, 5GB of data and unlimited texts for a fiver too.

    That'll do for me.(y)
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  17. That’s pretty darn good for a modest fiver! Decent network too (y)
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  18. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    ok let's look at this with open eyes .My contract cost around £600 year. for that I get unlimited everything and a phone that costs new in the shop £600 .now you on the other hand are buying a phone a bog standard phone for £400 to save what ?I also get insurance with that .I am on my 3rd £600 phone so far this year. Is life really worth the hassle of not saving a few bob
  19. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Depends how clumsy you are.
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  20. Forage Trader

    Forage Trader Member

    I think a lot may undervalue how useful a modern phone now is .right down to the find the wife app when your lost in town. it really is now like having a 2cd brain . I rarely use a computer. how much would a good laptop cost me to replace the phone if I did not have a modern smart phone
    YorkshireAndrew likes this.

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