My teenage son is wanting a blackberry for xmas and I don't really have a clue about them, I wasn't really wanting a contract as I am worried about him running up big bills but after looking at the deals I think a contract may be a better option, can anyone offer any advise, pros and cons of contract v payg as I've never had a contract phone before
Blackberry Curve 8520
O2 PAYG £149 for phone and then min £15 top up per month = £510 (over 24 months)
simplicity tariff £10 unlimited texts, 100 mins and then add blackberry bolt on 500mb for £5 (if I can even do this)
Blackberry 9300 3G
O2 Blackberry 500 - 24 months, free phone, £25 per month and £150 instant cashback - £450 (over 24 months)
500 mins, unlimited texts and 500mb
so, am i right in thinking for £60 less I could get 400 mins extra per month and have a better phone, the phones seem to be much the same except the contract is 3g, is 3g much better than normal.