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How to find the mobile deal for you

How to find the mobile deal for you
What do you need to know before going out there and buying a new phone contract?

Of course, you want to find a bargain, who doesn’t like saving money. We have answered some of the key questions asked when trying to find the best phone deal.

What network is better?
 
EE EE
Boasting the UK’s fastest 4G speed, so if you’re a heavy internet user and rely on fast speeds while your away from Wi-Fi, then EE is the choice for you. EE also offer their customers three months of free BT Sport when you sign up (more if you get Max plan) as well as six months of Apple Music. Always check EE coverage checker to check the signal strength in your area.
 

O2 O2

The network for regular goodies, also known as Priority Rewards. From Cheap lunches all the way to concert tickets, plus they have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that you can connect to in cafes, restaurants and shops. To make sure that you receive 4G speeds in your area, please check O2 coverage checker.
 
vodafone Vodafone
One thing that has attracted many to Vodafone is the ability to use your calls, texts and data in 50 countries around the world without adding any extra charges to your bill. Vodafone will give you a choice of a NOW TV Entertainment pass, Sky Sports Mobile subscription or Spotify Premium when you opt to go for their Red Entertainment data plans. Make sure you check out Vodafone coverage checker.
 
three Three
Still the only one of the big four network companies that still over uncapped unlimited data, you are also able to use 4G to make calls and texts through their dedicated app called Three in Touch. However, the 4G coverage isn’t as strong as the other networks, make sure to check whether your postcode is covered with Three coverage checker.
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How much data do I need?
1 GB – Some networks offer 500MB plans, realistically if you are looking for a smartphone 1 GB is the better option to go for, the price difference between the two should be in-expensive. This will allow you to just get that little extra use out of Whats App, emails and a little Google Maps.
2-3 GB – if you like scrolling through social media, sending emails or even surfing the web while you’re out an about.
4-8GB – Kit yourself out with a bit more data and you'll have plenty for music streaming and the occasional video, too.


10-16GB – This should be more than enough for most users. Loads of data for streaming music, downloading podcasts and enjoying social media videos.
 
20-30GB – Big data for the big phone user. Perfect for watching Netflix videos, downloading content and streaming loads of music. And these plans often have extra freebies thrown in, too.
 
Unlimited – The 3 network is still the only one of the 'Big 4' to offer unlimited data. It can be pricey though.
 
How much memory do I need?

handset on a laptop Deciding on how much memory you need for your phone is a question one must think about for a moment. We think we may be ok with the lowest amount, or those of us that can’t do anything unless the phone has plenty of storage.  Your likely to be one of three kinds of people:
 
Person 1 – You like to use cloud storage for your word documents and snaps, plenty of subscriptions to Spotify and Netflix. Save yourself some money and buy a handset with less storage available.
 
Person 2 – You like to save everything, documents, photos, videos and music. Our recommendation would be to purchase a phone with a larger amount of storage space. 

 


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