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    So, I've been scouting through various websites trying to find deals... It makes me want a Lumia 820 all the more. My problem is though... I'm on 25/mth (my bill before was 20/mth), on a one-month rolling contract. My mum didn't take too kindly to that but she's said "No more technology until you get a job" because I apparently can't afford it... So, how do I get round this (btw, she's got an iPhone 4 herself, and does look at all the mobile tech herself)? Of course, there is also the case of if I do go for the way I'm thinking of, it is the first time I'll be signing a contract longer than 12 months (I did sign a 12mth one with O2 before, but I wasn't sold the advertised product and Customer Services wouldn't help me, so I left and moved to Orange), and it'll be for an expensive 30-34/mth with free phone. However, my insurance with TESCO will be 5.99/mth less than it would be with Carphone Warehouse...

    Nokia Pay Monthly Contract Mobile Phones - Tesco Phone Shop

    You'll need to select Network = Three and Model = Lumia 820... I CANNOT get the links working properly for TESCO Mobile. It will cost me 379.95 on Carphone Warehouse to buy it outright... Insurance on the new device... from TESCO it's 8/mth, with CPW it's 13.99/mth, plus the TESCO one covers loss while the CPW one doesn't.

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    From what you have said before insurance that covers loss might be best.

    It might be worth checking if you have any cover under the home insurance policy and to also check out insurance fo mobiles online, they might be cheaper.

    PS. Got my 820 yesterday and have barely put it down since :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaRed View Post
    From what you have said before insurance that covers loss might be best.

    It might be worth checking if you have any cover under the home insurance policy and to also check out insurance fo mobiles online, they might be cheaper.

    PS. Got my 820 yesterday and have barely put it down since :D
    Interestingly enough, the insurance on my current HTC doesn't cover loss. But yeah, it sounds like it would come in handy... Never had to claim for it though, as fortunately I have tracking systems in place on my HTC, and as my new phone likely won't be tethering... it does seem like it'll do a nice job. Maybe if I convinced my mum overall it's 2/mth more... Plus because it's a Nokia it'll withstand my rages quite nicely... especially once I put one of those "ActiveShell" cases on! I'll throw it at a wall and it'll ricochet back and knock me out, causing me to take more damage than the Nokia!

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    LOL perhaps life insurance is needed too!

    An extra 2 a month doesn't sound like it will break the bank, be especially nice to Mum and she might give in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaRed View Post
    LOL perhaps life insurance is needed too!

    An extra 2 a month doesn't sound like it will break the bank, be especially nice to Mum and she might give in....
    Here's the thing, I seem to have more than 2 spare lying around each month. Heck, I could even sort it now. The only problem is the 30/mth deal lacks tethering, and I also lose 75% of my minutes, but as I never touch them anyway, that's no big deal. I think I use 50 minutes a month at most... it's the lack of tethering that could become the issue... But that's the thing, I can deal with it... all my devices are able to connect to my home network and the uni has free WiFi anyhow... Plus, it'll increase the battery tenfold! The One Plan is 4 extra a month, so 6/mth more than what I currently pay (well, 6.01 more technically, but I round up my costs to the nearest pound for simplicity). Is it worth the extra 4 just for tethering though?

    Of course, this is all worked out on the basis that my insurance is still 10.99/mth, although insurance prices have gone up to 13.99 now... if mine has risen to 13.99 as a result it actually works out 1/mth cheaper overall!
    Last edited by Paladinleeds; 11-10-2012 at 07:53 AM.

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