Summer is finally here and at this time of year I look forward to two things. The first being the girls breaking up for 6 weeks holiday from school and the second is my phone renewal! I know I’m not alone in looking forward to getting a new handset and contract.
I am all about trying to save as much money as possible. Currently I am working out how to not be spending too much cash for the next 45 days on anything and everything the girls want to do. With that in mind I am conscious of not overspending in other departments.
My phone contract was actually up for renewal at the beginning of June but I haven’t sorted out a replacement yet. The main concern I have is looking for contract phones with no upfront cost. Something I don’t have to shell out for but is modern and has everything I need for both work and personal use.
It is always best to do your homework before renewing your contract. Looking at both the type of phone you want to upgrade to alongside which contract will work best for you is essential. All too often I opted in for a contract that didn’t give me the limits I need because I was taken with the shiny new handset and chose the first option for data and calls possible.
A little older and a whole lot wiser means that I now do my research first before signing up. There is so much information out there and I use comparison websites before committing! Everything is really clear and upfront, details including the data, minutes and texts as well as roaming availability and length of contract. Having always been an iPhone girl I have recently had my head turned by the new Huawei, the camera is amazing and with using it for my blog work this is obviously something I need to consider.
My main concern when checking out new phone contracts is that they give me everything I need for as long as possible. It is easy to sign up for something that you know works for you now but if I am having the phone for a minimum of 2 years then I need to think ahead. Data capabilities are my main concern, I rarely make mobile phone calls and texts are few and far between but I really do need something that can handle large amounts of data due to working and taking photos for work.
The good thing about comparison sites is that they can also be used to compare broadband and tv package deals, so saving even more money in the long run. Maybe I will be able to take the girls away for a weekend during the holiday with money saved due to smart thinking!