View Full Version : Contract or Pay-as-you-go?

July 26th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Do you have a contract on your phone? If yes, what is it?

I have unlimited texts, and 700 minutes for £20 a month.
Good deal huh?

July 26th, 2009, 09:22 AM
I have had a contract since I was 18 - I never spent enough beforehand to warrant it.

I have a BlackBerry Curve 8900 in my £25 contract, with 400 minutes and unlimited texts. Then I have a £5 bolt-on for unlimited data.

July 26th, 2009, 09:22 AM
My phone is under my parents contract.

July 26th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Pay AS YOU GO,I pay for it when I have to re-fill. I used to have contract under my dads name but he cancelled it a while ago.

July 26th, 2009, 09:32 AM
I have Pay As You Go, because I rarely use my phone, and I've never ever sent over 100 texts in a month, let alone 500+. XD

If I did have a need for one however, I would have a contract. :P

Captain Fabio
July 26th, 2009, 09:35 AM
I have 500 Minutes and 4000 texts a month.

July 26th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Well, I can send over 50 texts a day xD
I guess that's a little too much to pay on pay-as-you-go.

I have lots of friends I don't see very often, so I text them during the day...
I can see where my Dad was coming from when he said it was costing too much.

July 26th, 2009, 10:13 AM
I forget how many minutes a month I have, but I've got unlimited texting.
I have a contract by the way.

July 26th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Contract. It's cheaper then pay-as-you-go.

July 26th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Contract - £30 a month.
Not sure how much minutes is on it but I send up to 30-40 texts a day..

July 26th, 2009, 10:17 AM
I'm on pay as you go and use £20 in about 2 and a half months, but as a part of paying nearly £200 for a Blackberry Pearl, I have unlimited email and internet for 12 months, by which time I'm hoping I'll be able to get a new Blackberry on a contract.

July 26th, 2009, 10:26 AM
I have an at&t GoPhone:D

A dollar a day and 10 cents a minute:D

July 26th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Pay as you go with Orange on a tarriff. £10 a month for 300 free texts & free access to Bebo, Facebook & Myspace + I have my credit so it's not too shabby :]

Noah Ridgewood
July 26th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Pay as you go plans are what I hate the most. I find them unreliable because when you need to pay, you may not have the money in the account, and you're just sitting there with a phone that's pretty much useless. This happened to me so many times. With a contract, you know when you have to pay, and you have time and notice before and after you get the bill to pay it. I find it easier and a lot less stressful.

Uhm... my contract is, though not activated currently (I have to wait for the school year to start to even activate it):
Nation 450 w/Rollover® Minutes - $39.99/month
Unlimited Texting - $20.00/month

July 26th, 2009, 11:32 AM
I'm on a contract - <£15 a month for 200 minutes and unlimited texts. I need the unlimited texts, as I usually end up sending about 1,000 a month. o.o;

July 26th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Prepaid/Pay-as-you-go is what I have. I prefer it that way personally, since I'm not a frequent phone user. I don't call or text much, but I do pay $6.99 a month to get $0.10 a minute rate. The $6.99 a month, saves me from having to buy a card for the dern phone every month, I just put money on the account whenever I run low. :3

Seems like a contract, but it's not since there's no actual agreement signed, and you can simply stop buying cards and toss the phone without penalty.

July 26th, 2009, 01:44 PM
I have a contract for my Orange EnV from Verizon. Its about $70.00 a month.

It comes with unlimited texting, but I have no idea about the minutes. Mostly because I have no need to call when I can just text.

July 26th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Pay As You Go. If I got a contract I'd end up overspending... by a lot.

.little monster
July 26th, 2009, 04:52 PM
It's really a mix for me I guess..

I have a 10 cent per minute plan but I never call people, I only text people. So I have a $15.00 a month contract for unilimited text while I still have pay-as-you-go minutes.

Ayano Katagiri
July 26th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Contracts here aren't exactly cheap, so I have a Pre-paid/Pay as you go phone. Which I find perfectly fine as I only text anyway.

July 27th, 2009, 04:32 AM
I refuse to settle down with a contract for now because I'm still hoping against hope that we'll get some ACTUAL competition in the wireless industry in Canada. Current prices are ridiculous. ;_; ($60/month for 2GB of data on a 3G plan? Looool screw you, Bell, Rogers and Telus. >:C)

So yeah, I'm on a pay-and-talk plan. I think I top up automatically with $10/month and $7 of that goes to my monthly "unlimited internet" fee. Which I pretty much use for twitter. Every so often I'll add $20 or $50 to the account when it drops dangerously low. I rarely use my phone save the occasional text or quick call though so... I really don't need a plan anyway.

July 27th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Contract..But a quite simple one.

Something like, 200 Minutes and 800 texts for £10 a month.

Gary, the Magic Fairy
July 27th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Our family plan gives us 700 minutes between the 4 of us, then unlimited text. But we never use the 700, so we have tons of rollover minutes. XD I don't remember how much it costs.

I used to have a Tracfone, but then my parents told me that it was only like $5 a month to add me on to theirs, while I've been paying for minutes for like 6 months because they're too lazy to add me.

July 27th, 2009, 01:17 PM
nope, pay as you go, and will always choose a pay as you go phone over a contract phone, mainly because I'd find it annoying to pay every month rather than just pay for the whole thing and top it up now and again.

July 27th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Two fricken year contract for my cell phone.

I broke the contract like...3 times since I broke 4 phones already.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
July 28th, 2009, 08:24 AM
My phone is under my moms contract, I have a sidekick 2008


July 28th, 2009, 02:58 PM
I'm getting a phone this August lol. I would get a contract. :3