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What's the Best Mobile Network to Choose?

By Edited May 14, 2016 0 0

Mobile Networks - The Best Choice

Who are you going to choose? Orange? T-Mobile? O2? There are just so many options when it comes to mobile service providers that knowing which one is for you can be tough. If you're stuck deciding between the many UK mobile networks, then today we're going to help you. Whilst there isn't one operator that's better than the others overall, there are some that are better for certain kinds of customers. So, before you make your final decision, read on to find out which operator might be the best fit for you...

3 Phone Deals...

Many people sign mobile contracts to get themselves a new mobile without having to pay full price up front. In general, 3 phone deals are the best on the market. These kinds of contracts are called incentive contracts, and they come with a mobile phone that costs nothing, or has a low down payment. You do pay for the phone, since your monthly bill will be a little higher to accommodate an instalment that you're paying for the mobile each month. And often with an instalment plan you're going to pay a little over retail price for the phone by the end of your contract. But with 3 phone deals you come the closest to paying the actual price of the phone. Check out the 3 deal on the new Samsung Galaxy S4, or on the iPhone 5. If you're looking to get an incentive contract and the new mobile that you want, then 3 offers by far the best deals on the market, so they'll be the best choice for you.

T-Mobile Big Contract Deals...

If you're a phone addict, you might be having a problem deciding on which contract you should go with. A mobile contract comes with a calling plan, which is a set of monthly limits for the amount of calling minutes, text messages and mobile data you can use. Big monthly limits make for a big monthly phone bill. On the other hand, if you get a small calling plan and exceed your monthly limits then not only are you going to pay your regular monthly phone bill, but you'll also have to pay premium prices on all the services you use over your limits. T-Mobile has solved this problem by offering a limitless contract. The Full Monty plan has no monthly limits at all, and is one of the cheapest big contracts on the market. So, if you need the biggest contract that you can find, then check out T-Mobile to get the best deals.

Vodafone Small Contract Deals...

On the opposite end of the spectrum, small phone users often don't benefit from signing a mobile contract. The monthly calling plan limits tend to be too high for light phone users. You have to pay the same monthly price whether you use all of your calling plan limits or none of them, which means that light users often end up paying for services that they don't actually use. If you're a small phone user, you use less than ten calling minutes a week, send three to four texts a day, and use mobile data just for email and casual web surfing, then Vodafone is going to be a good choice for you. Vodafone has some of the smallest contracts on the market, with low monthly limits so you won't be wasting your money on services that you don't need, and prices are low too. Vodafone is going to be a great choice for light phone users.

Tesco Mobile Pay as You Go Deals...

Of course, not everyone is looking to sign a mobile contract. Some light phone users prefer payg plans because they only have to pay for services they actually use, rather than paying for monthly calling plan limits. Some people can't sign a contract, because of credit issues. And even regular users who prefer to get their mobile internet through faster WiFi connections rather than 3G connections can benefit from pay as you go plans. This is an area that's often overlooked by operators, who tend to offer great deals to contract users. But if you're looking for a good plan, then Tesco Mobile might be for you. Not only do Tesco tend to have the best pay as you go rates, they also have a triple credit programme. This means that once a month Tesco will triple the credit you put on your phone, so if you put ten pounds on, you actually get thirty pounds of credit. There are a couple of limitations. You have to make sure you top up at least once in every thirty day period, or the deal becomes invalid, and the maximum amount you can get is twenty pounds for sixty pounds actual credit. But it's still by far the best deal for pay as you go customers on the market. So if contracts aren't for you, then check out Tesco Mobile.

O2 Business Deals...

In general, O2 tends to be the best choice for business customers. They have an array of business calling plans that are specifically designed to meet business customers’ needs, as well as a wide range of business phones to choose from. They also offer discounts to self-employed or freelance clients. If you're looking for a solid business phone and contract, then O2 are for you.

Orange International Deals...

Finally, Orange has the best international deals. Adding a roaming package onto your Orange contract will give you mobile roaming rates inside the EU that are the same prices as the charges you pay inside the UK. This makes Orange a perfect choice for frequent travellers. You can get roaming packages for outside the EU, though rates are a little more expensive. Also, Orange has the best international calling rates. Simply add an international calling package onto your regular Orange contract to take advantage of these cheap foreign calling rates. This is perfect for people with friends and family living outside the UK.

 

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