Monday, July 2, 2012

I feel the need to say---'do as I say, not as I did"

I feel the need to say yet again---listen to my salutary warning about what is ‘free’ and what  ‘free’ means when it comers to signing up to 24 month contracts at about $80 per month and then getting a free upper end smartphone.
 Yes I did just that and I regret it. I got caught up in the hype, just like I see some of you espousing the merits of an offer from 2degrees.
Do the maths my friend. So you are about to get the latest Samsung Galaxy something or other. It’s free if you sign up for a 24 month contract at $79 per month, one dollar less than the Vodafone offer. Multiply that figure by 24 months and what do you come up with? Well, it’s more than the cost of the phone and getting out of the contract will also cost you dearly.
Add the fact that you will probably not use most of the available APS and things look even sillier economically.
 I say all this having done just what I have said not to do. So----please do the maths and work out what is best for you and don’t get caught up in the hype--- Like---- embarrassingly--- I did.