How Much Does Your Mobile Phone Cost.


ChrisR

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:18
Hi.

How much does your mobile phone cost ?.

The reason I ask this question, I see people walking past my house, with their mobile stuck to their ear, one person passes twice a day, every day, always using their phone, this person is not an exception though.

Number one, I always wonder what they have to say so much.
Number two, how much is it costing.

I will start the ball rolling, I have a pay as you go, mobile, I purchased 25.00 worth of air time approx, five years ago, I still have just under 20.00 credit left.

I suppose you would say I am a low user.


Take care.

Chris R.
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davex

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:24
My mobile is supplied by the company i work for.
I beleive the average bill is less than 5 a month.
The phone itself is nearly 10 years old, it hasn't even got a camera
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Mannesty

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:29
ChrisR wrote:
... I have a pay as you go, mobile, I purchased 25.00 worth of air time approx, five years ago, I still have just under 20.00 credit left.

In Spain, PAYG from Telefonica/Movistar costs a minimum of 10/6 months. If you don't renew after 6 months, you lose the number.

Which mobile operator are you with? I have an Orange phone on contract and I want to change to PAYG to remove the 25/month fee.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:37
Both mine and my wifes phones are on a joint bill/contract where we just pay for calls, no standing charges etc. Our average joint bill per month is normall less than 10p.
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ChrisR

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:38
I am with Orange, yes they did disconnect it once, but I stated that they had accepted my money, to provide a service. If they were unable to do this, then I wanted a refund on moneys not used. They reconnected and I have not had a problem since.

My sister had the same problem, but a complaint got her reconnected.


Take care.

Chris R.
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DOIK

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:43
Quote:
:The phone itself is nearly 10 years old, it hasn't even got a camera

And looks like a brick

I don't have one.Had enough of them when I was working.

John

snappychappy

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:51
Barely use mine, 10 a year.
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fatspider

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:54
Quote:
My mobile is supplied by the company i work for.
I beleive the average bill is less than 5 a month.
The phone itself is nearly 10 years old, it hasn't even got a camera

You forgot to add you work for Ebeneezer Scrooge

Mines about 10 per month, but I dont use anywhere near my limit of calls, It works out about the same as just buying a new phone.
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beginner

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 20:57
Has anyone thought how people managed before they were invented?....
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andrewk

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 21:19
I use mine mainly for internet and email access when I am on holiday - maybe 20 - 30 per year total.

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Mannesty

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 21:20
beginner wrote:
Has anyone thought how people managed before they were invented?....

Did people exist before mobile phones?
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 21:21
I have, and use, 2 - a Virgin rolling monthly one which costs me 5/month and I get unlimited Virgin to Virgin calls and SMS to any Network in the UK [ in practice I understand there is a limit of about 3000 on each ] and 100 mins of voice calls to any mobiles or UK Landline Numbers [ I get that lot as I'm also on Virgin media ]

I also have a Belgian number which is still , when out of the UK , cheaper than my Virgin one . That is used every time I go abroad - and at present that has a balance 19 on it . I think it was 24 before I went to Dublin at Easter and I used it whilst I was away in France. I can top that up over the Internet when necessary.
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JamieT

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 21:22
About 30 a month. I love it like people love their cameras. The iPhone is an amazing tool, mainly for passing time on the bog.
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Dangermouse

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 21:25
In some areas they didn't cope - in the event of a car problem in the uninhabited wilderness you'd have had a long, cold wait for help. I know I mostly regard mine as a device for sending SOS messages, in fact I send more texts than calls as it's extremely useful to be able to say "am outside Debenhams" or "In pub, where are you?"

I do wonder how on earth anyone manages to wander around with one clamped to their ear all the time. Mind you, I do have this weird idea that a conversation involves two parties and actual communication takes place, rather than one party displaying verbal diarrhea with the other(s) too polite to tell them to shut up!
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Epithet Man

Link Posted 14/06/2011 - 21:38
About 10 per month, which includes as much internet as I can use. I think the internet usage is subject to a "fair usage" policy, but given that I mostly do email and read news websites and camera websites, I've never even come near to breaching the terms of fair use.

I mainly use it on the bus to/from work.

It's got a camera, but it isn't very good. I actually wish I had one without a camera because occasionally I go places where cameras simply aren't allowed (although not as often as I used to).

I send about 1 SMS per day, and make a phone call about once a week (usually for no more than 10 seconds). I receive a lot of calls though (usually lasting less than 10 seconds each).

Occasionally I have to put the thing to my ear for tens of minutes at a time. At the end of the experience, my head is hot and not very happy.

Having re-read this, maybe I should just buy myself a 3G dongle and ditch the phone...

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