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How to buy cheap mobile phones in the UK

Whilst many mobile phones that are released today are more like computers than phones, there are still many people who require just a simple mobile phone. These are considerably less costlier than other more sophisticated phones, but still offer the same functionality in terms of text messaging, and making and receiving calls. Find out how to buy cheap mobile phones in the UK.

Reasons for choosing a cheap phone

To simply send and receive calls Not everybody needs to surf the web, send emails, and so on, through their phones. Indeed, many people will still be happy with a more 'traditional' mobile phone that allows them to send and receive calls. Why choose a cheap phone? For some people having a mobile phone could just be for emergencies. There are also businesses that need mobiles that are inexpensive just to stay in touch with their employees.

How to buy a cheap mobile phone

Simple guidelines Following a few simple guidelines outlined below, it is easy to purchase a low-cost mobile that will also suit your needs. Weigh up these facts, and at the end, you should have a clear mind as to what you need.
Set yourself a budget What is your budget? Try and establish how much you want to pay for a phone and try not to be tempted to go over it - you could well end up buying a more expensive phone that has features that you will never use.
Mobile networks and tariffs Are you planning on using your phone on a pay as you go tariff or do you want a contract handset? Many networks offer free phones with a set contract that usually lasts between 12 to 24 months. On the plus side, you almost invariably get to keep the phone once your contract is up - afterwards you could even sell it. Buy second-hand Many High Street shops and lots of sites online sell reconditioned second-hand phones. Consider buying one of these as this can save you several pounds. Ask friends Many people have old phones that are no longer used and are tucked away in drawers and cupboards. Ask your friends. Who knows you might be able to get a phone for free!

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