Mobile Phone Tariffs
There are a number of mobile phone services providers like O2, T-Mobile, Orange, 3, Vodafone and Virgin. All these providers provide different mobile phone tariffs which range in price, service and the amount of free minutes and texts you receive. A mobile phone tariff is basically the way you pay for your mobile phone, a bit like a finance agreement. Some tariffs may offer a lower monthly line rental but it will be on a longer contract.
There are 2 popular types of tariffs available, pay as you go or payg for short and contracts. With payg you pay for your calls and texts in advance. This type of pre pay mobile phone tariff options usually involves you buying a top up card which loads credit into your account, this can also be performed at ATM’s or cash points. It is also now possible to top up your pay as you go account over the internet. By having a payg tariff you are not tied into a monthly contract and gives you control over how much you spend each month on your month phone. It has to be said though that calls and texts costs are often higher with a pay as you go tariff.
Another way to pay for your phone service is with a monthly contract. These usually come in 12 month contract and 18 month contract tariffs. By having a Contract mobile phones tariff your phone usages is recorded and you are sent a bill at the end of the month. With so many competitive contract tariffs available you can now get hundreds of free minutes and texts thrown in. Due to this you often know how much your bill will be as long as you don’t go over your monthly allowance. Many mobile phone service providers will send you a weekly text with you current bill amount so you can check how much you have been using and not get a nasty shock at the end of the month.