Pay as you Go & 12 Months Free Line RentaL

By: Martin Dev

Mobile phones have become a necessity for almost everyone. Be it an executive, a student or a housewife - everybody feels the need of keeping a mobile phone with her or him at all times. A cell phone always keeps one in touch with his or her near and dear ones. The importance of mobile phones increases a lot in the time of an emergency. One can always inform his relatives, police or friends about the emergency situation she or he is in through a mobile phone. Moreover, present day mobile phones also give one a good pastime as one can always play games for long hours on his device.

Modern mobile phones come loaded with a range of features like video camera, MP3 player and web browser. While everyone would like to own these feature packed devices, a large number of people cannot afford to buy them as they are generally very costly. So, the retailers around the world have come up with various innovative ideas by which almost everyone can own a high end phone. The Pay As You Go Phones and the 12 Months Free Line Rental phones are the two methods by which one can easily acquire a high fashion device of her or his choice. Given below is a brief description of the prominent features of these two methods.

In a 12 Months Free Line Rental scheme, the user has to deposit a fixed amount of money with a mobile network service provider of his choice for a fixed period of 12 or 18 months. In return, the network service provider offers a range of benefits to the users like free talk time, subsidised call rates and free text messages. The user's choicest dream handset is also offered free of cost to him as part of the deal. The user can also exchange his current handset with a newest model that is launched into the market. For this, the user will have to deposit a small amount of money as exchange fee and security deposit with his network service provider.

Thus, the 12 months free line rental scheme makes it possible for the users to always have the latest brand of handset that is launched into the market. The scheme is fast gaining popularity among users in the UK. In fact, a large number of Britishers today own a handset that has been purchased under 12 Months Free Line Rental scheme.

Alternatively, one can also opt for owning a high end Pay As You Go Phone. For this, the user will have to buy his own Pay As You Go Phone handset from the market. These handsets are easily available at online stores like Target and The Hut in the UK. Once the user buys his own choice of handset, it is very easy to sign up with the mobile network service provider. For this, the user will have to call the network service provider at a number given in the phone's manual. The representative of the network service provider will ask for the serial number of the user's handset. He will then assign a cell number to that particular handset.

To activate his Pay As You Go Phone account, the user will have to buy a phone card from the market. Some amount is credited to the user's phone account balance when he buys a phone card. The user will have to add some credit to his account every 90 days to keep his phone account active. The talk time is deducted from the user's available balance every time he makes a call. If the account balance reaches zero before the expiry of 90 days period, the user will have to buy another phone card to keep his phone account active. That is the reason these phones are called Pay As You Go Phones.

The user need not sign a contract with the network service provider for owning these phones. Moreover, one also need not pay a fixed monthly rental fee to the network service provider. These phones are highly popular among teenagers as they often do not own a credit card and cannot buy a high end phone of their own. The phones are also useful for those adults who do not make much use of their handsets and hence cannot justify the high costs of standard cell phone plans.

Both Pay As You Go Phones and 12 Months Free Line Rental phones have their own advantages and disadvantages. It ultimately depends upon the user to decide which of the two methods will work better for him.

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