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Do I need a cellphone ? How do I get the best and cheapest cell phone plan ? How can I use a cell phone ? How do I fix a calling or a cell phone problem ? What is a gsm,cdma and 3G phone ?
These are the kind of questions the Phone Solutions section of the PaveMyWay website strives to bring you the helpful answers for.


T-Mobile and O2 Cell phone Plans Comparison

  • Operator
  • Gsm Band
  • Call-txt-mms-web
  • Sim card/phone

T-mobile

Gsm 1800

12p-10p-20p-0.73

£0.50/Free

O2

Gsm 900/1800

40p-10p-25p-£3

£9.99/Paid

Prepaid-UK's cheapest prepaid mobile plan(T-mobile)

T-mobile's prepaid plan above is called "Everyone Pay as you Go" (1p=2cents)

  • Operator
  • Gsm Band
  • £20/Minutes-Sms
  • £30/Minutes-Sms

T-mobile

Gsm 1800

500-550(a)

2000-550(b)

O2

Gsm 900/1800

50-25

250-100

Postpaid-UK's cheapest postpaid mobile plan(T-mobile)

(a) Everyone 500 offpeak(12 months) -----(b) Everyone 2000 offpeak(12 months)

  • Research Analysis

    These results are brought to you after extensive and careful research.
    Apart from pricing, other filtering factors were taken into consideration.
    These are real time reflections of the current market pricing. As such,these results can change in adaptation of the mobile market fluctuations.
    Make sure to check this page every now and again to stay updated of fresh results or visit the operators'websites.

    Assuming you already determined you need to use a cell phone (and not a landline or internet phone) and are aware of how to use a cell phone cost-effectively,let's show you how to make the cheapest national and international long distance calls possible while using the cellular services of this British mobile operator-T-mobile.

    Before going any further,let me stress this:These plans will turn out potentially cheap as claimed only if they are smartly coupled with some controlled use pattern on your end that helps make them qualify as so.
    Also,my suggestions for you to reduce costs on cellular calls come as a bundle,a package. And for this package to be of any use,you need to apply it in its entirety.
    You cannot pick and choose particular pieces of advice,then come and blame it on me for not working out as suggested(sorry for being bluntly straightforward).
    Please refer again to How to use a cellphone cost effectively (better copy and paste it in a word doc,then print it for your reference)

    If you already have a gsm 1800-compatible phone,just buy a
    T-mobile'Uk cheapest prepaid sim-card,insert it in your phone,and Voila,you're ready to go.Or you can grab one of their cool bluetooth,camera and gps-enabled Motorola flip phones.What the hell? they are free anyways.

    The minimum recharge is just £10 per month(the cheapest in the market).You can contend with this if you cannot afford to top up more than £10 and are a light user who just wants to use it for emergencies or to recieve calls on it.
    You'll be further fine if you follow my suggestions on how to use a cell phone cost-effectively.Otherwise, I highly recommend that you top up with £20 a month instead.
    Why ?...
    Because get it cheap is play it smart. A £20 recharge,gives you an additional 20% credit on it(technically a 20% cost reduction).And,IMHO,£20 is a fair average use.

    For Web access,T-mobile charges 0.73p/kb.This charge does not exceed £1 in any given day anyways.Yes,£1 is the maximum charge,after that it is free for the rest of day.This is good for our strategy that uses mobile email as a cheaper alternative to text messaging.

    Get T-mobile's cheapest prepaid cellphone plan here .

    Topping up(recharging)can be done online or with top up voucher cards purchased at airports,train stations,or any nearby convenience store.Check this store locator.

    For post paid plans,we selected for you the Everyone (amount of minutes) Off-peak plans.Everyone refers to cross-network calling;that is calling T-mobile mobile numbers as well as other operators'numbers and landlines.

    In UK,calls are priced depending on whether you are calling a landline,the operator'numbers or other operators'numbers. Off-peak refers mostly to evening calls(7pm to 7am) and weekend calls (from 7pm Friday to 7am on Monday).

    You can get the most value from Everyone off-peak plans if you can afford at least some control on your weekday calls (like pushing some of them to evenings and weekends).

  • Operator
  • Gsm Band
  • £20/Minutes-Sms
  • £30/Minutes-Sms

T-mobile

Gsm 1800

500-550(a)

2000-550(b)

(a)Everyone 500 offpeak(12 months)--(b)Everyone 2000 offpeak(12 months)
  • Note that the longer the contract period,the lesser the cost and more minutes.For example,with an 18 months commitment,you get the following (for the same price as above):

  • Operator
  • Gsm Band
  • £20/Minutes-Sms
  • £30/Minutes-Sms

T-mobile

Gsm 1800

750-575(a)

3000-575(b)

(a) Everyone 750 offpeak (18 months)-- (b) Everyone 3000 offpeak (18 months)

You can get any of T-mobile'cheapest postpaid plans here


A big advantage with gsm network is that most gsm 900/1800 cell phone companies do not charge you for recieving calls.
Free incoming calls will help reduce both national and (in particular)international long distance costs significantly.

For those of you who do not have this priviledge with their mobile operators(mainly with gsm 850/1900 operators in North and South America),it is better to use a landline or the internet to alleviate costs,at least on international calling.
But if you do need to use the cellular, make sure to add the free incoming option to your plan for a small fee or opt for a free or low-rated evening and weekend calling plan (if for a small fee) and make your long distance calls during those periods.