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Mobile Phone

I have just up-graded Robot Boy's mobile phone. It is one of our contributions whilst he and Wildchild are at Uni - we pay for a contract for their phones with so many minutes and texts prepaid. Which is a good way of doing it as long as they stick within the minutes and texts.

Anyway it used to be that you had a contract for a year with insurance and warranty on the phone for a year. After which you could upgrade to a new phone again.

Then it went to 18months contract, but the warranty on the phone was only a year - which caught me out.

Now you have to take the contract for two years - but happily the warranty is two years and I was told by the sales person (who had a serious heavy breathing problem and kept asking me to wait whilst he checked the details and then breathed heavily down the phone at me for several minutes Shocked) where was I - oh yes I was told by the sales person that phones are more reliable now . . . hmmmmmm we shall see.

We are with Vodafone and was wondering if other people, who are on contracts, have noticed a change in their contract length.

Posted at 12th Nov 2008 - 12:00PM   Posted by Westerwitch   Mobile Phone Comments: 5

KittyB's Avatar I'm with Orange and have a new 18 month contract, have just asked them to match a better offer from 3 and they did, 5 cheaper per month, and new whizzy phone (that I can't work, of course) and offered me free broadband when my current contract with BT expires. Result!

Would be interested to know if anyone has experience of Orange broadband - does it work ok?

Posted by: KittyB on 12th Nov 2008 at 12:05PM

Westerwitch's Avatar We are with BT and at the moment it is working ok. One thing to watch out for is that whilst BT's problem line is free - albeit in India other companies are not and you can rack up a fortune trying to sort out internet problems that are their fault not yours.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th Nov 2008 at 12:15PM

Milla's Avatar We're O2 (best coverage round here) and I don't have a warranty, but I did get one for T's phone, because it covered everything and he is, well, 12. It was meant to be for a year, but I let the pause develop and they made it 18 months. I think it was about 30 which struck me as good for peace of mind - his and mine! Means I can be nice if he loses his phone and not a rant machine.

Posted by: Milla on 12th Nov 2008 at 12:45PM

Cait's Avatar I have Orange broadband and TOUCH WOOD it is excellent.
I don't have a mobile phone, am I alone in this?

Posted by: Cait on 12th Nov 2008 at 03:37PM

KittyB's Avatar Not at all, Cait, my husband won't have one. A bit of a pain sometimes, but think back a few years and I wouldn't have expected everyone to be 24/7 available.

Posted by: KittyB on 12th Nov 2008 at 07:23PM

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