Monday, June 6, 2011     17:19

Simple Phones on Contract

You may have a certain mobile in mind but if not - and you're more interested in getting the best price - here are the best deals around at the moment on all simple phones.

The deals are ordered by the total amount you will pay over the life of the contract, taking into account any money-back deals on line rental (usually done by redemption - if you don't know how that works read about it on our Buying Tips page here as it can save a lot of money but only if you know what you're doing and are organised enough).

Best Simple Phone Contract Deals

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Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£14.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
£240 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £48.00.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £4.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £119.76
£4.99
effective cost

£14.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£14.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
FREE Marks and Spencer eVoucher 50
£192 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £38.40.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £6.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £167.76
£6.99
effective cost

£14.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£14.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Kindle Fire 7 inch 8GB
£192 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £38.40.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £6.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £167.76
£6.99
effective cost

£14.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£14.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Kindle 6 inch WiFi
£192 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £38.40.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £6.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £167.76
£6.99
effective cost

£14.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£14.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Echo Dot black
£192 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £38.40.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £6.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £167.76
£6.99
effective cost

£14.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on Unltd mins and 1GB
Unltd mins and 1GB
24m contract
£17.99 per month
Unlimited

minutes
Unlimited
texts
1 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£252 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £50.40.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
• 1GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £7.49
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £179.76
£7.49
effective cost

£17.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£18.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
£276 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £55.20.
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £7.49
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £179.76
£7.49
effective cost

£18.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 250 mins and 250MB 24m
250 mins and 250MB 24m
24m contract
£22.00 per month
250
minutes
Unlimited
texts
250 MB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£348 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £69.60.
• 24 month contract
• 250 minutes and unlimited texts
• 250MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £7.50
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £180.00
£7.50
effective cost

£22.00
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 500 mins and 500MB
500 mins and 500MB
24m contract
£20.49 per month
500
minutes
Unlimited
texts
500 MB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£300 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £60.00.
• 24 month contract
• 500 minutes and unlimited texts
• 500MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £7.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £191.76
£7.99
effective cost

£20.49
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£14.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
FREE Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Wristband black
£168 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £33.60.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £7.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £191.76
£7.99
effective cost

£14.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 250 mins and 250MB 24m
250 mins and 250MB 24m
24m contract
£17.00 per month
250
minutes
Unlimited
texts
250 MB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£216 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £43.20.
• 24 month contract
• 250 minutes and unlimited texts
• 250MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.00
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £192.00
£8.00
effective cost

£17.00
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 500 mins and 500MB 24m
500 mins and 500MB 24m
24m contract
£24.00 per month
500
minutes
Unlimited
texts
500 MB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£372 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £74.40.
• 24 month contract
• 500 minutes and unlimited texts
• 500MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.50
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £204.00
£8.50
effective cost

£24.00
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 500 mins and 500MB
500 mins and 500MB
24m contract
£25.49 per month
500
minutes
Unlimited
texts
500 MB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£400 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £80.00.
• 24 month contract
• 500 minutes and unlimited texts
• 500MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.82
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £211.76
£8.82
effective cost

£25.49
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 750 mins and 1GB
750 mins and 1GB
24m contract
£25.49 per month
750
minutes
Unlimited
texts
1 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£396 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £79.20.
• 24 month contract
• 750 minutes and unlimited texts
• 1GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £215.76
£8.99
effective cost

£25.49
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on Unltd mins and 1GB
Unltd mins and 1GB
24m contract
£22.99 per month
Unlimited

minutes
Unlimited
texts
1 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£336 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £67.20.
• 24 month contract
• Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
• 1GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £215.76
£8.99
effective cost

£22.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on Unltd mins and 2GB
Unltd mins and 2GB
24m contract
£22.99 per month
Unlimited

minutes
Unlimited
texts
2 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£336 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £67.20.
• 24 month contract
• Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
• 2GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £215.76
£8.99
effective cost

£22.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on Unltd mins and 1GB
Unltd mins and 1GB
24m contract
£17.99 per month
Unlimited

minutes
Unlimited
texts
1 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Kindle Fire 7 inch 8GB
£216 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £43.20.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
• 1GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £215.76
£8.99
effective cost

£17.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on Unltd mins and 1GB
Unltd mins and 1GB
24m contract
£17.99 per month
Unlimited

minutes
Unlimited
texts
1 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Echo Dot black
£216 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £43.20.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
• 1GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £215.76
£8.99
effective cost

£17.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 1000 mins and 2GB
1000 mins and 2GB
24m contract
£25.49 per month
1000
minutes
Unlimited
texts
2 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
£396 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £79.20.
• 24 month contract
• 1000 minutes and unlimited texts
• 2GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £8.99
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £215.76
£8.99
effective cost

£25.49
line rental
Show all Huawei E5573 4G Mobile Wi-Fi  deals
FREE
All Huawei E5573 4G Mobile Wi-Fi  deals on 2GB data plan
2GB data plan
24m contract
£9.00 per month
2 GB
internet
Huawei E5573 4G Mobile Wi-Fi
• Three covers 98% of the UK population
• 24 month contract
• 2GB of 4G data a month.
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £216.00
£9.00
a month
Show all Motorola New Moto G 2014 black deals
FREE
All Motorola New Moto G 2014 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£14.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Motorola New Moto G 2014 black
£132 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £26.40.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £9.49
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £227.76
£9.49
effective cost

£14.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on Unltd mins and 1GB
Unltd mins and 1GB
24m contract
£17.99 per month
Unlimited

minutes
Unlimited
texts
1 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Kindle 6 inch WiFi
£204 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £40.80.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
• 1GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £9.49
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £227.76
£9.49
effective cost

£17.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on Unltd mins and 1GB
Unltd mins and 1GB
24m contract
£17.99 per month
Unlimited

minutes
Unlimited
texts
1 GB
internet
Nokia 105 black
FREE Marks and Spencer eVoucher 50
£204 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £40.80.
• 6m free Apple Music and 3m free BT Sport
• WiFi on the London Underground
• 24 month contract
• Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts
• 1GB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £9.49
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £227.76
£9.49
effective cost

£17.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£18.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Kindle Fire 7 inch 8GB
£228 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £45.60.
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £9.49
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £227.76
£9.49
effective cost

£18.99
line rental
Show all Nokia 105 black deals
FREE
All Nokia 105 black deals on 300 mins and 300MB
300 mins and 300MB
24m contract
£18.99 per month
300
minutes
Unlimited
texts
Nokia 105 black
FREE Amazon Echo Dot black
£228 cash back by redemption
• Send in your mobile bill at months 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18.
• For each claim you'll receive £45.60.
• 24 month contract
• 300 minutes and unlimited texts
• 300MB data a month.
• Average line rental after discounts: £9.49
• Total cost of contract over 24 months: £227.76
£9.49
effective cost

£18.99
line rental

More About Mobile Contracts

If you've never had a mobile contract before you may find the whole thing a bit confusing, so here is a bit more information on how phone contracts work - we'll assume no knowledge at all...

There are two important elements to mobile phones - the phone itself, sometimes called the handset, and the SIM card. The SIM card is the thing that gives the phone a telephone number, and allows you to use the 'airspace' one of the mobile networks to make calls. Mobile phones to buy outright cost anywhere between around £30 for some of the simple ones on this site to £400-500 for a really good smartphone, so while you can just buy one and take a SIM card from one of the networks separately, most people prefer to take out a contract with a network instead. In doing this you are committing to pay a certain monthly fee for a fixed length of time - either 12, 18 or (more commonly now) 24 months, and this is a committment as you are bound to pay it even if you move abroad or decide you don't want a phone any more. In return for this committment of income from you the network will happily subsidise, either partly or fully, the price of the handset - if they know you are going to be paying them, say, £25 a month for 2 years then it's worth it for them to pay for your phone to get you on board as a customer. The chances are you will spend more than your rental on extra calls and probably stay with them for longer than the contract length too.

So in a nutshell, here is how contracts work;

  • • You commit to a 12, 18 or 24 month contract with a network
  • • You pay a set monthly fee for an agreed amount of inclusive calls, texts and sometimes data
  • • Note if you go over your agreed calls, texts or data for the month you pay for those extras
  • • The network (or retailer on behalf of the network) subsidises the cost of the phone - that's why you often see the phone advertised as 'free'
  • • When you reach the end of the contract you can either negotiate an upgrade (a new phone and possibly different allowances) or go to another network as a new customer

Here are the alternatives to a contract;

  • • Buy the phone outright (SIM free) and arrange a SIM only deal with a network. These can be on a rolling 30 day basis or a 12 month contract for better value. SIM only deals are here
  • • Pay As You Go - you buy the phone at a slightly subsidised price with a network SIM card and (usually) £10 worth of airtime or credit. You then 'top up' your credit when you need to but there's no obligation. See the Pay As You Go page here