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If you live in the UK and are interested in getting your hands on a new Blackberry smartphone like the Curve 9380, you may be aware of the myriad of options when it comes to taking out a contract with the network of your choice. In this article I will take a look at a couple of the more popular tariffs and what you get for your money. Hopefully you will then be able to make a more informed decision before committing to a monthly payment.
Like most smartphones new and old, you can of course choose to purchase the handset itself of a Pay As You Go plan, or simply buy a SIM free handset into which you can then insert a SIM card with the payment plan of your choice. Although convenient for some, this can mean a substantial financial outlay upfront as the Blackberry Curve 9380 will set you back £243.49 for a SIM free phone or £219.89 for Pay As You Go. Therefore you may prefer to take out a contract with a network provider, where you pay a monthly fee which includes an allowance of calls, text messages and data usage over 3G. Additionally, any of these contracts will even throw in the handset for free.
Most UK networks offer a range of contracts which are suited to many different needs. Generally the more you pay, the higher the monthly allowances will be. At £67 per month the O2 Unlimited+1GB plan is one of the more expensive options available although it is fair to say that you get a lot for your money. As the name of the tariff suggests, you get unlimited free calls to UK networks at any time, as well an unlimited free text messages for the duration of the 24 month contract. As far as internet usage is concerned, 1 GB of data is included which is much higher than the average use monthly use in the UK, and of course, Wi-Fi browsing is free and has no limits on browsing and downloaded data. In the unlikely event that you exceed the 1GB monthly data allowance then standard charges will apply. As a bonus, the Blackberry Curve 9380 handset is included for free, and when purchased through selected retailers you can even get a generous £488 cashback and a Nintendo Wii. Follow the link at the bottom of this article for more details on this and many more offers.
If you are not in a position to make such a monthly financial commitment, there are several more affordable options available. Naturally, the allowances will be reflected by the lower price, although most are fine for average monthly use. One of O2’s cheapest offers will set you back just £13.50 per month, and this also includes a free Blackberry Curve 9380. With this tariff, you get 50 minutes of free calls per month, along with 250 free text messages and 100 MB of data. This may not seem a lot, but if you are only an occasional phone user, it may be the ideal option, and can of course allows you to make a substantial saving on your monthly payment.
Of course, other UK networks have various offers for the Blackberry Curve 9380 and other smartphones. PhonesLimited.co.uk is a price comparison site which displays all the available tariffs on one place, so you can easily find the right deal for you.