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HTC Touch HD contract advice sought

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Guys,

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.

Cheers
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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If you're worried about losing it or it breaking get insurance. Alternatively save your money and take a risk (you can always get something off eBay to tide you over if it does break). I would say the real question is can you last 2 years on the same phone, and personally I would say yes with this phone. I've had a HTC Touch for 12 months and changed then to a Touch Cruise, and I actually thought 'why am I changing, I still like this phone' when I changed.
From a different perspective, I would go for the 18 month one because you end up paying less for it (The major cost is the phone - the calls etc actually cost peanuts - the rental is all about paying for the phone in instalments). This phone costs £540 brand new from Expansys with no contract, so 18 months looks the better deal. I'd go for that one.
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O2 dont do the Touch HD. (At least not direct they dont!)

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