It used to be that smartphones were expensive devices that came with even pricier monthly plans. However, four years on from the release of the original iPhone, the smartphone market has grown a considerable amount and the devices and plans alike are becoming much more affordable.
Case in point: For this week only, T-Mobile is offering four different Android handsets for free on a contract that’ll cost you just over £10 per month. The offer, ending March 31, extends to the Samsung Galaxy Apollo, the LG Optimus One Navigation Edition, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. You sign up for two years and you’ll get the phone for free on a £10-per-month contract.
Of course, you can always upgrade the plan, or tweak it, so that it’s better suited to your needs. Looking at the finer print, we’ll imagine that idea will appeal to plenty as the plan on offer affords customers just 100 minutes of any network minutes, 100 any network texts and 500MB of data. Minutes and texts aside, any click-happy (or YouTube-happy) new smartphone user is going to burn through that data in no time at all. However, the plan does include a ‘flexible booster,’ which allows you to change your plan to include more texts or minutes or data on a month-by-month basis.
There's also the option to add on additional 'boosters' at a cost of £5.10. However, that can quickly add up, and if you're going to be paying for a heftier contract anyway, you might as well check out the other smartphones T-Mobile's got on offer.
Check out T-Mobile UK for full details on the phones included in the offer.