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  1. BNFK

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    Hi guys! So, believe it or not I've been able to make do without a mobile phone in my life for years now! Crazy, I know... But I'm at the point where I really need one and I just needed a bit of help understanding something.

    PAYG is out of the question, so my options are contract or buy a phone and pay for a monthly sim. So this is my attempt at understanding the differences (I'm using example amounts of money):

    Bought phone (S3) + monthly sim is
     

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    Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.

    I just want to clarify, the way I described the differences between a contract and buying a phone then paying for a monthly sim, is that all accurate? As in, it would work out cheaper to go contract overall?

    Thanks again!
     
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    Contract is cheaper because you have to stay with them for 2 years, that's why they offer such a low price for the device.

    While the other option offers you the flexibility to drop the plan/provider if you do not like them.

    In other words, if you like the provider and don't mind being stuck with them for 2 years then go contract/free phone
     
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    So if I find a deal that I like, price/service etc. then I pay a set price for the length of the contract with no changes in price right? What I mean is if I find a deal that states I pay
     
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    Thanks a lot! One more question: data usage. How does that work? Is that to do with how much you download, or general usage (browsing etc.) If so, is it like being on a timer, or...? If so, does that account for using the Twitter app and stuff like that?

    That's my last question, thanks for any help!
     

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