How to Search for the Best Mobile Phone Contract

In the next few days I can upgrade my phone and contract. Woohoo! It felts like years I have been stuck with my phone, mind you it has been a couple. So how do you search for the best mobile phone contract?

Do you have a look on the website of the provider you are currently with?

Do you pop into your local phone shop?

Do you get on the phone and ring up your network see if you can haggle a deal?

Or do you use one of those comparison sites? There are comparison sites for everything nowadays.

How To Search for the best mobile phone contract - iPhone, smartphone

If you are like me and like the simple and quiet life you just go with whatever your current network offers you.

But this time I feel the need to shop around. I think it’s because not only to save money (now have to buy nappies and wipes!) but also I never seem to use all those pesky minutes I have attached to my contract – what a waste!

Wouldn’t it be good if you could share your ‘minutes’ with family and friends that have ran out? You have after all paid for them haven’t you?

My first mobile was a Nokia 3310, or at least I think so then again it could have been one of those Motorola flip phones. These mobiles were all the rage when I was at college. We all loved to play snake at lunch times.

No iPhones then.

The only contracts you can seem to get now are for iPhones or Samsung’s. They are all getting bigger in size as well. We will soon be back to the bricks!

I think searching for the best mobile phone contract is like looking for a needle in a haystack. You will never find the one with the correct minutes and data. I suppose the only good thing is that they all seem to have unlimited texts.

But then who actually uses texts unless you have no data signal or wifi?

No one!

Those of us who have an iPhone which is actually a lot, use iMessage so no need for texts. Nevertheless we all end up paying for them. All those unlimited texts that we never use.

What a waste of money.

Anyway rant over. Let’s get back to searching for the right mobile phone contract.

So I have looked and looked but cannot find anything that will suit me. I know I will keep to an iPhone as I love their apps and how the phone works.

But as for the minutes, data and texts package who knows. I’m just guessing I will have to compromise and go for one of their packages.

Smartphone with glasses

I like the idea of SIM only contracts as I have had one in the past. Only this time I really need a new phone. The battery lasts for a couple of hours if I’m lucky. My new handbag accessory at the moment is my spare phone charger. It goes with me everywhere. I’m always sapping someones electricity!

A blogger needs their phone on them at all times. You don’t want to miss that important snap you can use on Instagram tomorrow, or reply to that email you have been waiting forever for,

and so quest for the perfect mobile phone contract continues……

If you are undecided at which network to go with have a read of the Mobile Network Guide where you can find lots of useful information, reviews and news as well. It has a very useful section on quick contact numbers for all networks if you need some questions answered like cancelling contracts, paying your bill or obtaining a PAC code.

 
How do you find searching for a phone contract? Stressful? Frustrating? 
 
Or do you thrive with the challenge?

*This is a collaborated post





3 Comments

  1. July 3, 2016 / 8:45 am

    This sounds great – and a big whoop whoop for the Nokia 3310, I miss that phone. I do everything online as I hate the sales pitch in the shop and find there are better deals to be had than you get told about 😉 #triballove

  2. July 2, 2016 / 11:24 am

    That mobile network guide sounds great! I hate going into the shop because you feel under pressure to get something you dont want.

  3. July 2, 2016 / 6:23 am

    In the same position as you – up for renewal now but want to keep pennies down. I've got an iPhone 5S which basically does everything I need, quite fancy the iPhone 6 but I know I'll get the envy of the 7 is released in Sept. But equally the 7 will come with a hefty monthly price tag which I can't afford now. Decisions!

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