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29th April 2013, 10:05 PM #1
New phone again!
Sorry but a new phone request again. Daughters phone runs out of contract next week and apparently I am the worst Dad in the world as I have done nothing about it yet! She would 'like' an iPhone 5, mins not an issue, prob get away with 1gig data but prob need plenty txt. Could I get that for what I pay for her current phone which is £20 + ins a month?
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29th April 2013, 10:13 PM #2
Worst mum in the world lets kids' phones go out of contract and drop onto a lower tariff. If the kids want a new phone, it's a birthday or Christmas present or they pay for it themselves. My eldest lost her iPhone 4 and decided to use her Christmas earnings at Sainsbury's to buy an iPhone 5. My youngest has an iPhone 4 that's just gone out of contract and has decided tha he wanted driving lessons more than an iphone 5.
Originally Posted by TechSupp
It's been that way ever since they had a phone on going to secondary school. I bought the first ever phone and after that, they had to prioritise their presents and spending.
29th April 2013, 10:15 PM #3
£26 excluding insurance is the cheapest I've found.
29th April 2013, 10:16 PM #4
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Just had a quick look on carphonewharehouse - this is the best deal I could find.
29th April 2013, 10:20 PM #5
Daughter's iPhone 5 was £300 up front and £25 per month from Tesco mobile - 12 month contract
1Gb data, 5000 texts and more calls than she ever uses
Last edited by elsiegee40; 29th April 2013 at 10:21 PM.
29th April 2013, 10:21 PM #6
Yes did that with the iPod touch, refused to buy it and give her due, she saved up for the two she has had. It's a bit of a keeping up with her friends thing I think with the phone although she is never off her iPod, using the messaging feature (can't you tell I know what I am on about...not!).
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
May give T mobile a ring and see what I can get out of them as that's who I am with, got a great deal as a second phone for my wife.
29th April 2013, 10:25 PM #7
Hmmm, not what I wanted to see but gives me hope if I contact my provider, see if they will do a deal. We're good when I wanted to change mine but didn't want to pay the shop price.
Originally Posted by BTCC_Fan
29th April 2013, 10:28 PM #8
29th April 2013, 10:35 PM #9
Not bad but that £230 up front would sting a bit! Swings and roundabouts really, more up front cheaper monthly and vice a versa I suppose. As I pay the bills, her 'like' may end up as a 'not get' and I'll just have to put up with being the worlds worst Dad, ( a title I seem to be bestowed often)
30th April 2013, 09:03 AM #10
If she is willing to stray from iPhone...(fat chance!)
ThreeUK, Lumia 620 with unlimited data about £20/mo.
30th April 2013, 09:08 AM #11
@CAM - where'd you see that?
30th April 2013, 09:10 AM #12
Sutton when changing contract, practically bit the sales assistant's hand off! Downside is signal strength is a bit ropey outside of town centres and it's WP8 so less apps.
30th April 2013, 09:23 AM #13
Can't find that anywhere
Originally Posted by CAM
30th April 2013, 09:56 AM #14
If she isnt set 100% on an iphone, then Tesco are doing the Samsung S4 now for free on a low cost 2 year contract, iirc on what I was reading in bed last night
16th May 2013, 12:09 PM #15
Is this still the case?
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