Hi, I hope someone who has already been there/done this can help me as I have a dilemma!
My 18-month contract with Orange is nearing its end and I'm on a £30/month tariff which includes free broadband. Apart from a blip about 7 months ago, the broadband has been fine, and we use it every day.
Orange rang me today to see if I wanted to change handsets/switch to a different tariff.
The phones they've offered me are either the Samsung U600 or the Nokia 6301, neither of which I'm particularly keen on after reading lots of reviews. I would need to still pay £30 per month to keep the broadband.
I've used cashback deals in the past with Phones 4 U, who paid out as promised, and was going to hunt around for another one - however I'm not sure what happens with the free broadband...
If I cancel my contract with Orange and take out another deal with someone else on an Orange £30/month tariff, can they just transfer the broadband, or do I have to go through the rigmarole of getting a new broadband account and waiting for it to be set up? And can I transfer my existing phone number easily?
I could get free broadband with either Sky or Talk Talk (I know people with both who are happy with them) but again, I guess I would be without broadband whilst the new one was set up.
If I get a decent cashback deal, it may even be worth it to pay for BT Broadband.
However, just for the hassle factor I'm tempted to stick with Orange and see if they could offer a better handset on the same tariff, but wanted to know if anyone has been through this already, and what are your views?
Any help gratefully appreciated!
Thanks in advance