The phone you choose is potentially the biggest cost of the contract. Our comparison table shows the latest phone deals available across all network providers. When it comes to choosing a phone, you will want to look at specs for each model including memory, camera quality, battery duration & size.
Length of contract:
Phone contracts are often for 24 months now, in part due to keeping contract costs lower as phones become increasingly expensive. As you will be paying for a handset for a set number of months you may want to consider mobile phone insurance. If you were to break/lose your phone, you’ll still have to pay for it until the end of the contract.
The data that is included in your contract/bundle is many times cheaper than any data you use outside of your allowance, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the right amount. A good way to work this out is to look over your last few mobile contracts. If you’re into streaming films and music or using your phone as a hotspot, getting an unlimited amount of data may be the way forward.
If you travel a lot you will want to pay attention to roaming charges as well as the inclusive calls, minutes & data for Europe or the rest of the world.
If you are getting a mobile for the first time or considering switching to a new provider, check that you’ll have signal in places where you spend the most time. If you live in a signal black spot, make sure that you get a mobile phone and network provider that offers Wi-Fi calling.