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Do you prefer buying a smartphone on contract or prepaid?

Do you prefer buying a smartphone on contract or prepaid?

  • Contract

    Votes: 49 35.0%
  • Prepaid

    Votes: 91 65.0%

  • Total voters
    140

awvince

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2014
Messages
837
I hate being bogged down by a contract and I'm always scared of losing my job, so I'd rather be safe than sorry.
 

highvoltage

Active Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2006
Messages
40
I prefer prepaid by a long shot, that way I'm not limited by any plan's limitations and I can buy a new phone whenever I need/want without having to wait for a contract period to end.
 

Currantly

Active Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2014
Messages
84
I prefer prepaid, and I bought my current phone (P8 Lite 2017) cash, but high-end phones are too damn expensive to buy cash at the moment.
My 2 year old P8 lite cost less than R1000 on my Telkom contract. The total contract cost was ~R3340 (VAT increase)...which is just a little more than the device was going for at the start of the contract, plus I get free whattsup, 50 free texts etc.

If you want anything more than a starter phone then contract is the way to go...you just have to spend some time finding the right deal.
 
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