THE BEST 18 MONTH
MOBILE PHONE CONTRACTS
The ideal contract length for you depends on the type of tariff and phone you want, your budget, and on the flexibility you need.
A tariff with a lot of inclusive minutes/texts/data and an expensive new smartphone will be expensive, and you can reduce your initial and monthly costs by getting a longer contract. On the other hand, you will have to keep your tariff and phone for the length of the contract.
An 18 month contract strikes a nice balance between these different aspects - it offers a decent amount of discount compared to a PAYG or 12 month deal, but at the same time gives you more freedom than the really long contracts that are standard now.