The Nexus 4 is the Best, Cheapest Phone You Can Buy Right Now
If your contract is coming to an end soon, or youâ€™re thinking of signing up for a new contract.. Just stop. DO NOT DO IT. Youâ€™ll be spending far too much money and be stuck in a long contract, and at the same time probably end up with less minutes, SMS and data than you should be getting. What should you do? The followingâ€¦!!
- Go purchase a Google Nexus 4 from the Play Store for Â£159 (8GB) or Â£199 (16GB).
- Purchase a SIM only deal for about Â£10 a month. The best around right now are from Three or Gifgaff.
- Profit! (or in this case, more money in your pocket :P)
Iâ€™ll use a bit of math to explain just why you should do this today (or tomorrow.. No do it today, right now!)
The 8GB Nexus 4 costs a mere Â£159. This price is ridiculous. Truly ridiculous. This is a phone equivalent in specs and performance to an iPhone 5, or a HTC One, or a Samsung Galaxy S4. Some (quite a lot of smart people actually) might even say itâ€™s better than these top end phones. Theyâ€™ll set you back around Â£500 to buy outright. Yes, the same as buying three Nexus 4 phones.
The Contract Deal
But typically, on a contract youâ€™ll be paying off the phone on a monthly contract, and not paying anything up front. This is where I start talking about SIMÂ only deals. A SIMÂ only deal lets you pay monthly, like you would a normal contract, and get a set allowance for the month. But you are not tied in, and can leave whenever you like. I got my SIM only deal from Giffgaff. Giffgaff are a sub-company of O2, and use the O2 network. So if you get good O2 signal, youâ€™ll get good Giffgaff signal. Giffgaff offer you the following for only Â£10 a month:
- 500 minutes
- Unlimited texts
- 1GB internet
Or you can up to Â£12 a month for the following (basically allowing you to have truly unlimited data):
- 250 UK minutes
- Unlimited texts
- Unlimited internet
So lets summarise. Instead of paying Â£36 (typical 2 year contract) a month and be tied into a contract, for probably a tiny amount of data allowance, you could be paying the following:
Â£10 x 24 months = Â£240
Â£240+ Â£159 = Â£399 (or approximately Â£16.60 a month)
~Â£16.60 a month. And that monthly cost gets lower if you like to keep you phone for longer (e.g. Â£14.40 a month over 3 years). For a top end phone, you wonâ€™t get anywhere close to that kind of figure for the stuff you get. I promise. And thatâ€™s without mentioning not even being tied into a contract you canâ€™t leave.
I made this decision a few years ago, and I havenâ€™t looked back since. Iâ€™ll never sign another phone contract again. Hopefully this help you guys, and save you a whole chunk of money in the mean time! If you have any questions, or clarifications please let me know. Either in the comments below, via email, twitter or Google+, and Iâ€™ll be more than happy to help out!