Contract Vs PAYG Vs SIM Only Deals
Mobile phones will continue to be big sellers, so companies are always looking for ways to maximise on sales. It can be a hard choice deciding which type of deal is best suited to your needs. To aid this choice, we will now consider the three main deals and discover which is the best, if it is possible for any to be the best.
Mobile phone contracts are the ones that you will see many different adverts for everyday, anywhere you look. These deals entail getting a free handset or paying some money upfront, though not the full retail value, and then also paying a monthly charge for anything up to 2 years. For the duration of that time, you are locked in with that particular company.
This is a great option if you really can’t afford the retail price of the particular handset that you desire. There are drawbacks in that you pay for your phone whether you use it or not, and, by the time your contract is up, you will have actually paid much more for the phone and services overall. Not too mention, if you don’t get on with your mobile service provider, then you are stuck in a long contract with a company you don’t even like. So even though it seems like a good deal to start with, it really isn’t in the end.
Pay As You Go are long favoured for those who can maybe afford a decent enough handset and really like the idea of not being locked down to a contract. There are lots of options for how top-up is spent in these deals and thus provides the user a lot of flexibility. You also have the positive aspect of only paying for what you use. Drawbacks to this type of deal however, are the fact that certain handsets are only available with certain mobile phone service providers. You still would have to pay the retail price for your chosen handset as well.
Deals on SIM only contracts have gained a lot of praise and popularity as more and more people opt for this style of deal. You basically buy the handset separate to any SIM, then order a free SIM on a special type of deal. The length of these contracts can be as little as 30 days, which gives you the option to swap and change throughout a period of time, trying different service providers in the process. The only real drawback is depending on how expensive your tastes are, you will have to pay the full retail price for a handset.
As mobile phones become more technologically advanced and continue to secure an important position in our lives, the savvy ones are looking for ways to save money and still get their hands on these hi-tech gadgets. SIM only deals are the best way to achieve this, although you may pay out in a large way initially, the savings over a year or 2 are not to be easily disregarded.