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Cellphone contracts

Unread post by Whirly » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:54 am

My current contract has expired (in August), the monthly charges included payment for the hand set. I am going to call the provider, but before I do, I would like to have some info.

If I did not upgrade then the monthly charges should have dropped, not so? :?

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Re: Cellphone contracts

Unread post by cage » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:05 am

Whirly wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:54 am
My current contract has expired (in August), the monthly charges included payment for the hand set. I am going to call the provider, but before I do, I would like to have some info.

If I did not upgrade then the monthly charges should have dropped, not so? :?

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Re: Cellphone contracts

Unread post by Jack Welles » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:09 am

If not upgrading the phone then we've found pay-as-you-go much simpler. Not sure if it works out more or less expensive and maybe that depends on usage ...
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Re: Cellphone contracts

Unread post by cage » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:19 am

Jack Welles wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:09 am
If not upgrading the phone then we've found pay-as-you-go much simpler. Not sure if it works out more or less expensive and maybe that depends on usage ...
It does depend on usage. For the wif we buy data bundles for her meager usage and use data-based calls usually on wifi.
I use about 600 minutes a month and around 5 - 7 gig which would be expensive on prepaid.
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Re: Cellphone contracts

Unread post by Jack Welles » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:31 am

cage wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:19 am
Jack Welles wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:09 am
If not upgrading the phone then we've found pay-as-you-go much simpler. Not sure if it works out more or less expensive and maybe that depends on usage ...
It does depend on usage. For the wif we buy data bundles for her meager usage and use data-based calls usually on wifi.
I use about 600 minutes a month and around 5 - 7 gig which would be expensive on prepaid.
That makes sense. On my phone I take calls and use it as a glorified pager so a few hundred Rand lasts at least 6 months if not more.
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Re: Cellphone contracts

Unread post by DouglasN » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:54 pm


It does depend on usage. For the wif we buy data bundles for her meager usage and use data-based calls usually on wifi.
I use about 600 minutes a month and around 5 - 7 gig which would be expensive on prepaid.
Have a look at the telkom prepaid Freeme 20gb, I moved to that and haven't looked back, 20gb data, 1500 anytime, any network minutes, lots of bundled other stuff all for R499 per month.

Also whatever airtime you buy, R500 in this case, telkom gives you that amount free las well ( valid for 7 days) I can effectively gettelkom to pay for every 2nd month, I pretty much never run out of data cos whatever is left over, rolls over
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