I am interested in getting HTC Touch HD with O2 or Orange (whichever has the better offer). However, looking at the O2 tarriff, I cannot make up my mind to go with the 18 months or 24 months contract.
The numbers add up as something like this:
24 Months contract:
For the 24 months contract, I end up paying £720 over the two years but after deducting10 months half price line rental, I get total of £570. That equates to about £23.75 a month for the 24 months period.
18 Months contract:
For the 18 months contract, I have to pay £630 over the 18 months, deduction the 5 months half price line rental brings it down to £542.50. That means I pay about £30.14 a month over 18 months period.
While it sounds obvious that the 24 months deal looks better but Im not sure I want to be handicapped with an offer this long... like what happens if I lose the phone or it dies... etc.
Has anyone got any suggestions please.