Can you pay my telephone bills

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.

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4 Responses to Can you pay my telephone bills

  1. Flash says:

    The free texts with Orange PAYG rock, & they?ve come in very handy. Not that I ever use them all though!

  2. shorty says:

    Hi there, I?m a friend of Flashy?s, and I just wanted to add my two cents.

    I just got ordered a new cell phone yesterday because my service on my current one is crap. I had to cancel my current plan early, costing me 200$, but it?s worth it. It?s so annoying when you have a convo and the other person can?t hear you or else the call gets dropped. I was annoyed.

    So I eagerly await my new camera phone and I only had to sign a one year contract so that was nicer and my bill per month will be about 20$ less.

    Phones can be such a pain in the ass, but they have become a clutch for a lot of people, me included. I just feel safer w/ it, being a single mom and all.

    Well I?ve rambled on, why don?t I just do my own post about this subject.

    Nice to meet you too.

  3. Stef says:

    I?d be interested to see how your bills compare.

    I regularly spend £45 a month on my phone bill and wonder how much of that is me being stiffed. Free texts on Orange does sound good? Not sure I could live without my ?free? upgrade very 9 months though!

  4. Simonly says:

    Ive always like Orange ever since they introduced Orange Wednesdays giving 2 for 1 cinema tickets


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