Mobile Phone Contracts for the Busy Lifestyle

by : David Webster

In the United Kingdom, there is fierce competition among the best and largest mobile service providers, namely Vodafone, Orange, O2, and T-Mobile. Nearly every month, they come up with new promos to entice more subscribers to sign up for their services. As of January 2008, the estimated total of mobile phone users in the country has gone past the 65 million mark. For this reason, mobile contracts or tariffs are constantly being updated, to suit the needs and financial capabilities of UK consumers. Even pay as you go plans have become hot alternatives to the latter.

First of all, what is the difference between mobile phone contracts and pay as you go plans? It is not that hard to compare, since contracts keep you under the subscription for 12 months or even 18 months, while the other one doesn't. Pay as you go plans are more convenient for others, because they only need to pay for minutes or texts consumed. If they run out of credits, they can always top up by buying a prepaid card. If you need some additional info on what exactly you expect to shell out from your wallet every month, then read on. This article lets you in on some phone deals you can get, plus which of the latest mobile phones are available to subscribers.

Take for example the O2 service provider. They have even come up with their own line of XDA phones that are smart and compatible for any busy individual. You can sign up for a subscription for 18 months if you want to get the Apple iPhone at a discounted price. The contract for you to get would be 600 call minutes per month and 500 text messages per month. On the average, you spend about ?35 per month.

Another deal from O2 is the free Nokia N81 unit, which is a popular among mobile phone gamers. At about ?35 per month, for 18 months, you get the sassy phone model also with 600 minutes and 500 texts. Other phones that you might get for free when you sign up with O2 are the Blackberry 8110 Pink, plus other units from Samsung and Sony Ericsson.

You can browse through the O2 site to find out more about their products and services. You may also visit the sites of Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile, and 3 if you wish to find out more about your options. Keep in mind that you have a monthly budget, so that finding the most appropriate phone contracts for you will be a breeze.