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July 26th, 2009, 9:19 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, 9:22 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, 9:22 AM
My phone is under my parents contract.

July 26th, 2009, 9:32 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, 9:32 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, 9:35 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 :]

Patchisou Yutohru
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, 1:16 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, 1:44 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, 3:20 PM
Pay As You Go. If I got a contract I'd end up overspending... by a lot.

.little monster
July 26th, 2009, 4:52 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, 9:38 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, 4:32 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, 6:41 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, 1:17 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, 8:20 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, 8:24 AM
My phone is under my moms contract, I have a sidekick 2008


July 28th, 2009, 2:58 PM
I'm getting a phone this August lol. I would get a contract. :3