Orange - downgrade?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
I am in the last five months of a 24 month contract and am now on the Orange 250MB Plan , 24 months @ 21.99 p/m.

Is there a cheaper plan I could ask to be downgraded to... I am trying to save as much money as possible as the contract comes to an end before I cancel it later this year.

Thanks :money:
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  • grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    Is 250Mb all what you need? What about minutes and texts?
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
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  • digpdigp Forumite
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    Allowances not important at this stage, money saving however is. Thanks
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    grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    edited 3 April 2014 at 10:01PM
    http://www.store-orange.co.uk/orange-sim-only-deals.html

    That said, don't expect they allow you to downgrade easily.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
  • Peco141Peco141 Forumite
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    Cancel contract and move to giffgaff
  • grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    Peco141 wrote: »
    Cancel contract and move to giffgaff
    This makes no sense until the minimum term is over.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
  • Peco141Peco141 Forumite
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    Sorry meant when his term was up
  • robbies_galrobbies_gal Forumite
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    you can try the last time i done it though was over a year ago
    What goes around-comes around
  • digpdigp Forumite
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    grumbler wrote: »
    This makes no sense until the minimum term is over.

    If I could get the tariff down to say < £15 a month [ £10 or < would be even better ] for whatever allowance it doesn't matter I would then be able to exit the contract less expensively than if I tried now [ @ > £20 for ~ 5 months ] and switching to giffgaff is a real option. Just looked at Tescomobile and their tarrifs are not that competitive anymore.
  • prowlaprowla Forumite
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    A while back I called Orange about the price of 0800 numbers, and the operative noticed that I didn't use much of my plan's allowances and offered to reduce it by £5/month, but keep the same service, which I accepted.

    Some time later I looked at my account online I noticed that they had actually reduced my package and halved the data allowance.

    I'm a bit miffed that they said it wouldn't change the package, but in reality it's not been an issue, so I've done nothing.

    The change was about 1/3rd of the way through a 24-month contract.

    However, I have been with Orange since the 90s (I've had the same number, apart from the change when the mobiles' area code went from "0973" to "07973"!), so I guess I qualified for some customer loyalty...
  • grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    digp wrote: »
    If I could get the tariff down to say < £15 a month [ £10 or < would be even better ] for whatever allowance it doesn't matter I would then be able to exit the contract less expensively than if I tried now [ @ > £20 for ~ 5 months ] and switching to giffgaff is a real option. Just looked at Tescomobile and their tarrifs are not that competitive anymore.
    digp wrote: »
    Allowances not important at this stage, money saving however is.
    If allowances are not important, how can you save more money essentially by paying for the remaining months twice - at Orange and at Giffgaff?
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
    .....guaranteed, NOT guarenteed
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