I just signed up to a cell phone contract, it lasts 24 months though. The reason that I decided to sign on the dotted line is that I get a brand new laptop computer with the contract, for no extra cash! Also I added a walk around connection broadband deal too, this means that I now have a certain amount of cash going out of my account every month for the phone, broadband and internet access – easy to plan for and totally predictable every month. The contracts that have mobile phones with free laptops are quite varied and I had to search hard for the details that I needed to make an informed choice – I didnâ€™t just buy the first one I saw!
You see soon after I started looking I noticed that the figures didnâ€™t always stack up, I quickly realised that the laptops werenâ€™t exactly free and chasing one down for the sake of it was an emotional decision not a pragmatic one. The calculations that I did showed me that I was still paying for the laptop within the price of the call plan, but as I was in the market for a new laptop anyway I continued to look. That having been said, I did quickly have a look at laptops on a hire purchase agreement just to see what I would be paying if I bought it separately. You see I donâ€™t have the money to buy a laptop outright so this seemed like a great way forward.
Many shops and websites are offering a bewildering array of phones with ‘free’ gifts attached to certain call plans, for instance I found the Nokia N8 Vodafone and the Blackberry Torch 3G Orange available but not with laptops, which was a shame, nice phones. Once you have a couple of options in front of you, the next step is definitely to use the comparison websites to confirm that the phone part of the deal is a good deal. Then check the network coverage in your area and be sure that you fully understand the costs and contract lengths. If all is good then sign up and enjoy your new phone and laptop.