Oh my word! How simple was that? I?ve just rang up Orange, my mobile phone providers, so that I could ask to change my bills from Pay Monthly contract over to Pay As You Go, and it was amazingly simple. I usually expect to be kept waiting on hold a long time, and then when I get though to an operator they?ll try and persuade me to move over to other similarly priced plans, and I thought that was going to happen when he asked why I wanted to do that, but the call lasted around 2 minutes. He said that he?d send out a new SIM card, and once I registered this it would end my other contract, and it also means that I?ll still keep the same mobile number I?ve had for the past 7 years, meaning I won?t have to tell EVERYONE about a new number. If they?d made it hard for me I would?ve just cancelled the contract and gone to another provider.
I looked at the PAYG tariff and it?s not too bad. If I top-up by at least £10 a month I?ll get 1000 free texts [not bad], and calls are 20p a min to Orange phones and landlines, and 40p a min to other mobiles. Because the calls are quite expensive I?ll just use the texts more, and also use my landline more [I currently only have it so I can use my broadband].
I?ve been meaning to sort my phone contract out for months and am really happy that I have because it?ll halve my phone bills, and probably save me around £250 a year. Jurassic Park!
If I find it?s not for me then it?ll be really easy to go back to contract although I think that most providers are only offering 18 month contracts which is a LONG time.