Contract due for upgrade

edited 31 March 2014 at 8:57PM in Mobiles
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karldentonkarldenton Forumite
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edited 31 March 2014 at 8:57PM in Mobiles
Hi.

Currently have a Galaxy s3 on O2 paying £38 a month for unlimited minutes and texts. I not really use the data.

I'm eligible for upgrade on May 8th.

I've going to an iPhone (none of the why do you want one of those please)

Been to phones for you today (my current contract is direct with O2) they offered to pay the remaining £57 and iPhone contract would be £42 and nothing up front. I was worried about the amount of time it would take for them to pay old contract off and port number. I use it for business so can't really afford downtime. Or is it worth waiting 7 weeks till I can upgrade and get it from O2. It's £42 a month but £42 upfront. EE is £39 a month and £39 upfront. I'd sell my current phone on mazuma etc.

What's the best option from a money saving point of view.

EE over 24 months is £975
Phones for you is £1032
O2 is £1050.

Tempted to wait 7 weeks till I can upgrade. Cancel O2 contract and switch to EE. Although is it easier to stick with 02 for sake of £75 difference over 2 years.

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  • pepdaviespepdavies Forumite
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    From a money saving point of view, go with the cheapest if they all offer the same. Which network has the best signal though? I get a lot more use out of my phone now I have fast 3g instead of weak 2g. It may be worth paying extra for better coverage.
  • MataNuiMataNui Forumite
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    is it phones4u or carphone warehouse? A few posts about people being misled by carphone warehouse (not suggesting p4u is any better) so be careful.

    As for O2 or EE it should depend on coverage. You get coverage now with O2 but would you still with EE? First thing i would do is check coverage with EE. Wait till the last 4 weeks and request your PAC. O2 retentions should give you a call. Tell them you are going to EE because of a better deal. In general these people dont do good upgrade deals for iPhones BUT as its not a huge difference you may get them to match the EE deal.
  • MataNui wrote: »
    is it phones4u or carphone warehouse? A few posts about people being misled by carphone warehouse (not suggesting p4u is any better) so be careful.

    As for O2 or EE it should depend on coverage. You get coverage now with O2 but would you still with EE? First thing i would do is check coverage with EE. Wait till the last 4 weeks and request your PAC. O2 retentions should give you a call. Tell them you are going to EE because of a better deal. In general these people dont do good upgrade deals for iPhones BUT as its not a huge difference you may get them to match the EE deal.

    Sorry it's phones for you so I've edited post. Thanks think it's better not paying the early fee and waiting 7 weeks to get a decent deal.
  • edited 31 March 2014 at 9:23PM
    boatmanboatman Forumite
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    edited 31 March 2014 at 9:23PM
    Would you not be better waiting for the next iphone? Many people mention the high price of iphones but they need to look at the value 2 years down the line, they hold their value pretty well.

    You could buy the phone for £550 then pay £10 to 15 a month sim only.
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