Most people that know me know that I love my mobile phone, and it has to be a good one â€“ simply because I run the business from it!
I rang Orange the other day to enquire what was currently on offer, and as usual they donâ€™t have a single phone that interests meâ€¦ The HTC Touch Pro 2 I did fancy is available, but not as an upgrade. Iâ€™m not convinced I want an iPhone as Iâ€™ve got my iPod Touch and it really does lack a keyboard that I need. Even if they had got a phone Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™d upgrade because every contract is 18 or 24 months â€“ what happened to 12 month contracts?
Locking in for 24 months on a contract seems ridiculous to me, Orange did tell me that Iâ€™d had my current phone for nearly 2 years! I had to ask them what phone they thought Iâ€™d got, they were wrong â€“ that one has been in a box for at least a year! Technology changes so quickly that I want a bit more freedom than a 24 month contract.
So Iâ€™m in deep discussions with them at the moment about moving to a low contract Business SIM-only probably with 30 day rolling contract for Â£15 and a huge data bolt-on, from there I can always upgrade with them at any point I chooseâ€¦
However, to make sure I have a phone I want Iâ€™ve gone SIM Free and ordered the Motorola DROID (yes, I know â€“ for those that know me theyâ€™ll know Iâ€™ve only just left the company!). So here it isâ€¦
More posts to follow on this subject I’m sure…