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Great Mobile Contracts -Which are the Best Operators?

By Edited Jul 31, 2015 0 0

If you're looking for the best mobile contract, you've got plenty of choice. With so much competition amongst mobile service operators on the UK market, companies are constantly vying for your custom. That means lower prices, discounts and special deals. But just which operators are the best? Today we're talking about which mobile operator to go to for the best mobile contract for you. So if you're contract shopping, then read on to find out who you should go with.

What to Look for When You Compare Phone Plans...

You can't just choose a contract by price alone, it's important that you compare phone plans and see who really offers the best deals. When you're looking to compare phone plans there are a few considerations that you need to keep in mind. Firstly, does the operator offer good coverage in your local area; you can check the operator's coverage map on their web site. Secondly, does the contract have the right calling plan for you; you want a calling plan that's going to meet your needs, not too big (or you'll be paying for services that you don't use), and not too small (or you'll be paying extra fees for going over the calling, texting and data limits on your plan). Don't just look at prices, you've got to make sure that the plan you're being offered is the right one.

If You're a Big Phone User...

For big phone users the network of choice should be T-Mobile. Big users often get stung with big bills, because they break the limits that a contract puts on the number of calling minutes and text messages you can use as well as the limits for mobile data. If you're a big phone user, you're going to want a plan that comes without these limits, so you don't have to worry about them. T-Mobile currently has the cheapest totally unlimited plans on the market, so they should be your network of choice.

If You're on a Budget...

Budget users should look at Vodafone. Vodafone does offer some of the cheapest contract plans on the UK market. These plans tend to have low calling, texting and data limits, so you'll have to be prepared to keep to those limits or risk getting extra charges. But if you want mobile service for the lowest possible price, then you're probably going to get it at Vodafone.

If You're a Mobile Internet Addict...

Data prices are the most expensive part of any calling package, which is why cheap contracts have such low data limits. If you're looking for the cheapest mobile data prices on the UK market then you're going to find them with Three. Three specialises in providing great mobile data speeds at low prices. Plus, they actually have a truly unlimited data plan. Many companies have unlimited data plans but then subject them to a fair  usage policy. These fair usage policies let the company slow your data speeds down if they think that you're using too much data, even if your plan is supposed to be unlimited. But Three's All You Can Eat data really is unlimited, and you can use as much data as you want.

If You Don't Know What You Need...

Choosing a calling plan can be tough for a lot of people, especially if you're the kind of phone user that has different phone usage from one month to the next. If you're looking for a little flexibility in your contract then take a look at O2. The nice thing about O2 contracts is the add-on system that they have. You can sign a basic contract, and then choose to add different services on for a month at a time. This lets you add an extra hundred calling minutes on for a month, for example, or an extra 1 GB of data. This is a useful way of adding extra services to avoid getting stuck with those expensive extra charges for going over the limits of your mobile contract. And the ability to add services for just a month means that you can get a different kind of calling plan every thirty days.

If You Travel Often...

For big travellers mobile roaming charges can be a pain. Mobile roaming gets expensive fast, especially since you're not only going to pay extra for making calls but you're also going to pay to receive calls. Sometimes it's better to leave your phone at home, rather than to come back from holiday to be welcomed by a huge phone bill. But if you need to take your phone with you when you travel, then look at Orange's roaming package. Orange will give you the best roaming charges on the market, as well as cheap international calling. This is true both inside the EU and for the rest of the world. The roaming package is an optional add on, however, so you'll have to sign a regular contract and then add the roaming package to it. Should you forget to add the roaming package and roam on your regular contract you're still going to be paying big bills.

If You Want 4G...

If you've got a 4G capable phone then you're probably anxious to take advantage of those fast mobile internet speeds that you've been promised. Plenty of operators are offering 4G networks now, but not all of those plans get the fast 4G speeds that you're looking for. The only operator to get true 4G speeds right now is EE. Be prepared to pay though, these packages aren't cheap. They also come with pretty low data limits, which can be dangerous since 4G uses a lot of data very fast. There are no unlimited 4G packages on the market yet. However, all of EE's 4G data plans also come with unlimited calling minutes and unlimited text messages. You are going to be paying two or three times more for your plan with 4G than you would with 3G, but it might be worth it for super-fast mobile data.



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