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Mobile upgrade advice wanted

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7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago
Forgive my naivete on this one, but it's my first contract phone in years.

My Nokia 5800 contract on T-Mobile runs out in a weeks time & i'm assuming they will offer me an upgrade of some description.

I've already got my eye on the phone I want but that's a separate issue.

My question is, I assume that once my contract is up I am no longer tied to them & can move to wherever I want if I don't like what they offer.

If this is the case I also assume that the phone becomes mine to do with what I want (ie sell - i've just seen one go on e-bay for about £120 inc postage).

If I do sell do I advertise it as being locked to T-Mobile (so that the buyer can unlock)?

Also, as a side note, my monthly bill is about £30 - can anyone hazard a guess as to the kind of upgrade i'll be offered or is down to an individual basis.

Thanks for the help.
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7y, 1w agoPosted 7 years, 1 week ago
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banned#1

My question is, I assume that once my contract is up I am no longer tied to them & can move to wherever I want if I don't like what they offer.

Yes

If this is the case I also assume that the phone becomes mine to do with what I want (ie sell - i've just seen one go on e-bay for about £120 inc postage).
Yes

If I do sell do I advertise it as being locked to T-Mobile (so that the buyer can unlock)?

And Yes
#2
Also, as a side note, my monthly bill is about £30 - can anyone hazard a guess as to the kind of upgrade i'll be offered or is down to an individual basis.

If you wanna stay with t-mobile and they say you can't have the phone you want, tell them you'll change to o2 or orange for the ipone and they'll prob offer you all you want.

when i was leaving to go to o2 for iphone they kept offering me great deals, but i left anyway...
#3
When you ring up at the end to cancel, you will be put through to their sales department. Don't take anything they offer you! It's generally crap. Insist you are put through to cancellations (aka the retention team) they will offer you the best deals. Possibly a free phone and a reduction on your monthly line rental.

Yes, once the contract is over you can do what you want with the phone. Sell it on eBay if you want, may aswell make a few quid off it! If it is locked to T-Mob, then put that in the item description. Try putting in different network sim cards to see if they work (in case it is unlocked).

I'm not too sure about what sort of upgrade you will be offered, it's always good to haggle though! I heard that if you ring up near the end of the month you can get better deals as call centres have to make monthly targets? Not too sure about that but might be worth a go!
#4
Nice.

Thanks for the info.
#5
I think you are wrong.
You need to give 30 days notice to t mobile to stop your contract.
Or it will continue month after month.
Also as above say no until your put through to the retention team.
banned#6
wend

when i was leaving to go to o2 for iphone they kept offering me great deals, but i left anyway...


O2 are giving booger all away atm.
#7
They'll give you £10 per month off your normal line rental if you upgrade to a 'low end phone'... But if you want something more upmarket your better off changing your priceplan or going elsewhere as they won't give you ANY form discount on your line rental at all!
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bigwheels
I think you are wrong.
You need to give 30 days notice to t mobile to stop your contract.
Or it will continue month after month.
Also as above say no until your put through to the retention team.


Good point, pretty much all contracts are recurring, and will either keep going month after month, or start the term from scratch again. Sickos. But aye about a month or so before your contract's up, give them a ring and remember.. CANCELLATIONS/RETENTIONS department!

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