Bring back good 12month mobile phone contracts !!

33 replies
Found 9th Dec 2010
Why does everyone accept 18 - 24 month contracts as i totally dispise them if everyone who had a contract stood up for themselves and demanded 12 month contract would we get them back ??

Currently on T-mobile 18month contract £25.00 per month 600 mins free text free internet with a samsung galaxy s runs out in August 2011

Please add ur contracts and your opinions

33 Comments

you signed up for it no point in moaning now really

Phones are worth much more than they were

networks subsidise the cost of the phone-its not worth it for them to give you a DECENT phone for 12 months.

"Why does everyone accept 18 - 24 month contracts"
Hypocritical of you considering you accepted an 18 month contract.

2000 any time any network mins
10000 three to three mins
5000 texts
3gb internet
12 month contract
£13 per month

Original Poster

It was the best i could find won't be doing it again in august lol

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electriclinux

"Why does everyone accept 18 - 24 month contracts"Hypocritical of you … "Why does everyone accept 18 - 24 month contracts"Hypocritical of you considering you accepted an 18 month contract.

Original Poster

I used to have the latest phones on good 12 months contract. . I couldn't bring myself to pay over £1000 pound for a iphone over 24 months contract. .

If everyone stuck together surely we could bring back decent prices and not just to accept paying over the odds for most luxuries in the UK? ?
Edited by: "kev_u8701r" 9th Dec 2010

Im sure if you asked for a Nokia 3210 then they would let you have it on 12 months,

Original Poster

That was a cracking phone then i got the 3310. . 8210. .. 7210. .. All for 12 months woo

tonyg1962

Im sure if you asked for a Nokia 3210 then they would let you have it on … Im sure if you asked for a Nokia 3210 then they would let you have it on 12 months,

good thread op, i signed up to a 24months contract for a desire hd. i feel disgusted now as i used to think i would never do such a thing.

300 anytime minutes
unlimited text
500mb internet 3g data
£25pm
24months contract with orange ends November 2012


Edited by: "bestpricebob" 9th Dec 2010

Signed up for a 24 month contract about 4 months ago. Got a htc wildfire and then sold it for £140.
I pay £20 a month for:
1200 minutes
2000 landline minutes
3000 texts
5000 3-3 calls
1GB internet

Works out just over £15 a month if you take into account the 140 from the phone.

I was paying £13ish a month but spent £15 on minutes outside my usage the month before I was due a upgrade.

Original Poster

Atleast u got a nice phone. . 24 months is far too long i always want a new one or two phones before my contract is up lol

bestpricebob

good thread op, i signed up to a 24months contract for a desire hd. i … good thread op, i signed up to a 24months contract for a desire hd. i feel disgusting now as i used to think i would never do such a thing.300 anytime minutesunlimited text500mb internet 3g data24months contract with orange ends November 2012

My first 24 month contract was on my HTC Desire.
But for £10 a month I do get
100 minutes
Unlimited Texts
3Gb Internet

This is plenty for me, so I will probably keep the contract going in the future and buy a new phone.

kev_u8701r

Atleast u got a nice phone. . 24 months is far too long i always want a … Atleast u got a nice phone. . 24 months is far too long i always want a new one or two phones before my contract is up lol



agree 24months is way too long for a mobile contract - its longer than some marriages last

the phone is nice and will do me for a few years i guess, but the new upcomming mobiles like nexus s (out 20th dec) make the desire hd look a bit ancient youtube.com/wat…ddc

my hubby got a 12 month contract with tesco (i phone 4)

Original Poster

Yes but its 350 upfront then 40 per month talking best part of 800 for a phone that'd locked to apple lol? '??

quote=sameena1]my hubby got a 12 month contract with tesco (i phone 4) [/quote]

quote=kev_u8701r]Yes but its 350 upfront then 40 per month talking best … quote=kev_u8701r]Yes but its 350 upfront then 40 per month talking best part of 800 for a phone that'd locked to apple lol? '??


No I think he paid £200 upfront then got money back via tesco club card (points) plus tesco points every month, yeah some people might think it's a bit much for s phone but by the time the 12 month contract is done if he came to sell it I'm sure he would at the least get the 200 he paid, plus he would have had a top of the range phone for a year

It's been said before - phones are worth a lot more nowadays, look back before the iPhone was out and (good) smartphones were few and far beween, but now you have iPhone, Android AND WP7 all making the rounds with more usability and more features.

When virtual reality comes out I will expect 36 month contracts X)

Banned

My current contract is 18 months but got bored of my old phone and bought a Desire. So if I'm buying the phone myself, why bother with a contract? Think I'll be going back to PAYG when the contract's out.

If you have a 12 Month contract it will cost a bomb if not the same price overall as a 18 month, and if anything at a loss since everyone else is effectively getting 6months (if 18month) of free tariff. All networks have made it so thats its pointless going for a 12 month since the offers are so bad.

also as said phones are worth more, yonks ago the latest Nokia would only be around £100 or so.
Edited by: "Niz" 11th Dec 2010

Original Poster

Tho i doubt that it costs anywhere near 400 pound to produce a smart phone like the galaxy or n8 or desire. .. I really wonder how much they are at cost price
To justify the expensive price tag
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Niz

If you have a 12 Month contract it will cost a bomb if not the same price … If you have a 12 Month contract it will cost a bomb if not the same price overall as a 18 month, and if anything at a loss since everyone else is effectively getting 6months (if 18month) of free tariff. All networkshave made it so thats its pointless going for a 12 month since the offers are so bad.also as said phones are worth more, yonks ago the latest Nokia would only be around £100 or so.


Edited by: "kev_u8701r" 11th Dec 2010

kev_u8701r

Tho i doubt that it costs anywhere near 400 pound to produce a smart … Tho i doubt that it costs anywhere near 400 pound to produce a smart phone like the galaxy or n8 or desire. .. I really wonder how much they r at cost price/b]



obviously they dont cost £400 pounds, do you have any concept of economics and building products in order to make a profit...

12 month contracts and normally pretty expensive, I'm locked into a 24 month one myself (BB9700) but works out about 100 odd quid cheaper overall than my bros 12 month contract for iphone4 so is better for my wallet
Edited by: "numptyj" 11th Dec 2010

Sold my 3GS for £330 & bought an iPhone 4 for £39, £20 per month for 24 months (unlimited text, unlimited mins & unlimited data). I'm sure I can sell that one at the end of my contract & have another free couple of years of mobile phone usage

Original Poster

Ofcouse i know that's y i started this thread i feel we are all being ripped off with the overall price

that's said Im not the one who's stuck with a blackberry on a long contract

quote=numptyj]

kev_u8701r

Tho i doubt that it costs anywhere near 400 pound to produce a smart … Tho i doubt that it costs anywhere near 400 pound to produce a smart phone like the galaxy or n8 or desire. .. I really wonder how much they r at cost price/b]

obviously they dont cost £400 pounds, do you have any concept of economics and building products in order to make a profit...12 month contracts and normally pretty expensive, I'm locked into a 24 month one myself (BB9700) but works out about 100 odd quid cheaper overall than my bros 12 month contract for iphone4 so is better for my wallet [/quote]

Original Poster

I agree that's what i do too. Gumtree is useful

ChrisUK

Sold my 3GS for £330 & bought an iPhone 4 for £39, £20 per month for 24 mo … Sold my 3GS for £330 & bought an iPhone 4 for £39, £20 per month for 24 months (unlimited text, unlimited mins & unlimited data). I'm sure I can sell that one at the end of my contract & have another free couple of years of mobile phone usage

12 month contract with tesco for the iPhone 4, purchased at launch. All ready for the next one

Original Poster

dcx_badass

My 12 month sim only is £8.33 a month, 900 mins, unlimited texts, … My 12 month sim only is £8.33 a month, 900 mins, unlimited texts, unlimited web.



please don't tell me u have a sf. Lol? ?

Original Poster


I would get a iphone if it had android

spritey

12 month contract with tesco for the iPhone 4, purchased at launch. All … 12 month contract with tesco for the iPhone 4, purchased at launch. All ready for the next one

I would never sign up for an 18-24 month contract.

Had a 12 month contract, now out of that, but have a good deal with 300 minutes a month, 150 texts, 5 quids worth of downloads, 2GB internet all for 10 quid a month. Happy days

dcx_badass

My 12 month sim only is £8.33 a month, 900 mins, unlimited texts, … My 12 month sim only is £8.33 a month, 900 mins, unlimited texts, unlimited web.



who is that with?

I'm on SIM only 12 month with the SF. Refuse to go for a 24m contract. With contracts offering better value every 6 months the networks are laughing at locking in customers for 2 years!

Original Poster

I can understand your choice in contract but please leave the sf out of this I like good smartphones

meinnit

I'm on SIM only 12 month with the SF. Refuse to go for a 24m contract. … I'm on SIM only 12 month with the SF. Refuse to go for a 24m contract. With contracts offering better value every 6 months the networks are laughing at locking in customers for 2 years!

dcx_badass

O2.



This sounds like a good deal! How did you get this deal, and how do I get involved?! : )
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