I had placed an order for the Lumia 820 from Carphone Warehouse 2 days ago. Luckily, my credit card company thought it was a suspicious transaction & declined it. This has given me a chance to think through. The current contract offers for the Lumia 920 are not that bad at all. They're not much more expensive than buying the phone (theoretically) & going for a SIM only deal.
I'm currently on Vodafone which has terrible reception where I live. My contract expires on 2nd December & I just gave them a 30-day notice for cancellation.
I've been on the phone with T-mobile & EE. These are the offers:
T-mobile is offering 900 mins, 500 texts, 750MB Internet & unlimited landlines for £41 per month on an 18-month contract. There's an upfront cost of £39.99 for the phone. They could not confirm if the wireless charger comes free. They don't allow mobile tethering though.
EE is offering unlimited mins, texts & 1GB data (500mb data plan is actually more expensive due to upfront cost of £129.99 for the phone, even though monthly cost is £5 cheaper) for £51 per month on a 12-month contract. The upfront cost for the phone is £49.99. Mobile tethering is allowed, & wireless charging plate comes free.
Phones4U is offering a similar deal with EE but with a free Nokia 360 speaker for first 500 customers.
How's Phones4U customer service? Not having a dedicated EE customer support makes me a bit wary.
I'm interested in a short contract length, so I can move over to a SIM only cheap deal soon after.
What do you suggest?