Hi, my wife is currently on a Vodafone SIM only tariff. She pays £15 a month and with overseas texts and 0870 etc her bill is usually between £20 and £25. Her old phone is knackered and she wants to make a leap forward in technology. However due to reception in our huse, she wants to stay with Vodafone and she obviously wants to keep her number. She has her eye on the Nokia N97 but this is very expensive on the Vodafone website if you don't want a long contract. Couple of questions:
Do we need to get an upgrade directly with Vodafone or would a 3rd party such as CPW or Dial-a-phone be able to offer a better deal?
What's the best way of dealing with Vodafone? Threaten to leave?
Other option I had considered was unlocking my iPhone 3G and asking O2 for an early upgrade but I am not sure if they would do this.