I've had my iPhone for over 18 months now, suffering on the O2 network. It's a great phone, but O2 have failed to upgrade their network and it's suffering capacity problems. I get poor or no data access, flaky call quality and dropped called. I've been paying £35 a month for the privilege.
By switching over to Vodafone saved me £280 a year, here were my steps to save the money:
- Request your iPhone is unlocked. This can be done immaterially, this doesn't affect your contract. The O2 website states you have to alow for 14 days for the change to go through.
- Once your phone is unlocked, contact O2 and ask for your unique PAC code. This step is optional, but you'll need it if you'd like to keep your old mobile number.
- Sign up to Quidco.com. If you sign up to Vodafone via quidco you get £100 cash back.
- via quidco, purchase on the Vodafone site the £20 a month "sim only" pay monthly contact. I picked the 1gb data option. I use typically about 800mb a month, so wasn't worried about having 1gb as a limit.
And that's it, really, wait for the sim card to arrive, swap your old sim card out, replace with the new.
I used to be paying £35 a month, £420 a year with O2 and now I'm paying £20 a month, with £100 cash back, which works out at £140 a year. this saves me £280.
I'm tied to only a 12 month contract, so next year i'll be free to upgrade to the latest iPhone.