We live in a transient world; we want it all and we want it now, but when something better comes along we don’t have any loyalty to the old stuff, we want the new stuff, and yes we want it right now. This is accurately evidenced in the world of mobile communications.
In September the iPhone 5 was unleashed on the waiting and queuing public. People stood in line chatting on their iPhone 4s waiting for their iPhone 5s. They were on contract already, but wanted the new and supposedly improved version now, regardless of the costs. But what happens to their existing contract?
It becomes obsolete. Some perhaps can transfer their contract onto their new phone, but others, buying the phone outright will then need to find a suitable mobile tariff. This is where sim only mobile deals come in mighty handy.
One of the main benefits with sim only deals such as those available from giffgaff, is flexibility. Users can get all the benefits of a contract, i.e. cheaper calls, free texts and unlimited data allowance, without being tied into a contract. So when a new phone comes along they are free to pop in their sim and get started straight away.
But there are other benefits too, and for different people, not just the technologically hungry kind. For people that want to continue to use their existing phone beyond their contract expiry date, sim only deals prove to be the perfect solution. Users can get their phone unlocked then insert the new sim card and get up and running immediately. This is great news for the environment as well as personal bank accounts. Less phones being thrown away means less harmful metals being leached into the environment.
The final benefit we’d like to mention is a simple one: cost. Some people find their existing contract is wrong for them two months into a 24-month stretch. Perhaps they thought they’d need more data and would call less, but maybe the reverse is true. With sim only deals you are only committed to a call and data package for one month, then you can switch, repeat or get out of the deal altogether. Additionally, if you are going travelling to Australia for two months, you don’t need to pay for a contract you won’t use and if your finances tip into the red, you can scale back your tariff until you’re safely back in the black.
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