Mobile Phone shops details
Looking for a new phone, upgrade or deal? You are in luck because Havant has a great selection of mobile shops to choose from. Most of the major UK networks have their own shops in the town plus independent retailers too.
The world of mobile phones can be confusing, so we have listed some details below.
Pay monthly / contract
These types of deals are paid for monthly via Direct Debit. You choose a phone and then opt for a plan that gives you a set amount of minutes, texts and data for a fixed price each month. When you have used this allowance you are then billed for anything extra.
You normally have to pass a credit check for these types of deals and have to be over the age of 18. You also have to sign a contract which tends to be for 12, 18 or 24 months.
Pay as you go
As the name suggests, you pay for your usage as you go. Your phone has to be topped up and this then uses your credit as you use the phone. Once it runs out, you cant use it anymore until you top up again.
Topping up is easy and can be done over the phone, online and in many shops such as newsagents, supermarkets and even at ATM machines.
These phones are great because you cannot get in to debt, don’t have to sign a contract and have no credit checks to pass.
They can also be bought and used by people under 18 years old.
SIM Only Deals
These packages offer great value for money. They work in the same way as a contract / pay monthly phone and are billed via Direct Debit.
For a fixed price each month you get a set amount of calls, texts and data.
The contract duration tend to be a lot shorter too. The maximum contract we have seen for these are 12 months, however many only have a 30 day minimum period.
SIM Free Phones
This option allows you to simply just buy a new handset. They are unlocked to any network and just require you to put in your existing SIM card.
You don’t have any contracts to sign and simply just have a brand new phone, but with the same number and price plan / network as before.
This is a great option if you don’t want to tie yourself in to a new contract.