Uk iPhone contract help


New Member
Nov 8, 2007
Phuket Thailand
My daughter lives in the UK and she has a Samsung phone on a T-Mobile contract that I pay £25 monthly which finishes is Aug 2009.
It's her 21st Birthday in 2 weeks and she wants a iPhone, I am ok with getting her one I just wondered what would be the best way for me to go about this, should I get it on contract with O2 or should I get it on pay as you go?
I realize that either way i will get f£$%ed but so be it, I want to get her the phone but not sure the best way about doing it as I live in Thailand and I am not up to speed with the UK phone system
Thanks in advance __________________


New Member
Feb 5, 2009
Being as she's 21, I don't think she'd want to be on the Pay as You Go cycle and being on a plan, she'll have more responsibility to keep up with the same amount each month.

On Pay as You Go,... you literally pay as you go. She may use up minutes more quickly on the Pay as You Go as well. Neither's a bad option, but I'd personally go with the plan.



Apr 11, 2008
Emerica is right in what he's saying. both plans have there highs and there lows, it depends on what your daughters going to use the phone for... is she text crazy, is she always on the phone i.e calls.

The internet is free, which is always a good thing. You could alos have a look at the bolt-on packages o2 provide. I personally travel a lot abroad usually and for the fact that you live thousand of miles away and obviously international calls cost a bomb, there is some outstanding bolt-ons that will greatly reduce the cost of international calls.

Also.. if she were to Jailbreak the device (if you bought it on pay-as-you-go depending on the firmware) she could always insert a T-mobile contract only sim card (you don't get a phone just a contract) then you can set the contract up in such a way that when she reaches her limit which could be £30 a month then she can't get any larger bills.... its stops as soon as you hit the £30 limit. Its designed more for children who want a phone but it works effectively for just about anyone wanting to watch what they spend. If she was to hit her limit, she can still receive calls and texts- and another great feature is that even though its a contract you can go into a shop and buy a £10 top-up card so T-mobile is quite a good option, but as i said it depends on which firmware the PAYGO iPhone comes with, as she'll be able to yellowsn0w it.

Hope this helps and sorry for the big read