The best mobile phone contract on a budget
By Helly Barrett (follow Helly on Twitter @helly_barret)
London is bursting at the seams with interesting people to meet, exciting experiences to be had and hidden gems to be found around every corner. Whether it’s finding and documenting these amazing places, or staying in contact with new and old friends, you’ll definitely need a solid phone contract to help you make the most of the capital city!
Below we’ve found the best budget phone contracts just for you, from data to minutes and texts, and all under £20.
#1 For the social media butterfly and the treasure hunter
Whether you’re a budding London photographer, or in pursuit of the latest cocktail bar ahead of the curb, you’ll need access to the world of social media. Whether that means Instagram, blogs or google maps, you’ll need data, data and more data!
giffgaff 4G | £18 goodybag | 1,000 min, unlimited texts, 5GB of data
For those of you with a handset already, giffgaff is the place to go. Self-defined as the ‘mobile network run by you’, and loosely translated as ‘mutual giving’ in ancient Scottish (so they tell us), giff gaff offers offers 1,000 UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and an incredible 5GB 4G data for just £18 a month. They also operate a non-contractual commitment so you can change your plan each month, perfect for the more indecisive of you.
#2 For the chinwaggers
Remember the time when telephones were solely used for a good old natter rather than tracking a good old run? No, us neither. However, if you are one of those rare types who still use your phone just to stay in contact with friends and family then you’ll need a mass of minutes and tremendous texts.
EE | £18.49 | Unlimited min & texts, 1GB of data
For unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 1 GB of data, head to your local EE store and sign up for a 24 month contract at just £18.49 a month
Talkmobile Smartplan | £15 | iPhone 4s + 500 minutes, 5000 texts, 500 MB of data
Need a new handset? With no upfront cost, grab the iphone 4s with 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 500 MB of data for just £15 a month from talkmobile
#3 For the up and comers
Arriving in London can sometimes be overwhelming to say the least. You’ll need to find your feet in the corporate world as well as hitting the ground running when it comes to London’s impressive social scene.
If you often find yourself burning the candle at both ends, then you’ll need a mobile contract with a little bit of everything that helps you do just that. We’re talking calls, minutes and data for both business and leisure.
Tesco Mobile | £10 | 1,000 minutes, 5,000 texts and 500MB of data
At just £10 a month, including 1,000 minutes, 5,000 texts and 500MB of data, Tesco mobile really is doing every little thing to help you find a phone contract on a budget.
Mobilephonesdirect | £18.49 | LG G3 + 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 1 GB of data
Unfortunately, if you are looking for a contract on a budget that includes a handset to impress your new colleagues, you’ll either have to compromise on contract features or get saving. For £94 upfront and £18.49 a month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 1 GB of data, mobilephonesdirect.cco.uk offers the LG G3 at a budget friendly price.
Finally Carphone Warehouse and uSwitch are some great comparison websites for mobile phone deals.