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    Basically, I've had an idea and I want to make sure I'm not doing anything stupid or that I've ignored something obvious before I go ahead with it due to the money involved.

    So, right now I have an iPhone 4, 32gb. I've had it for around 20 months, and I'm happy with it. However, the on/off button is getting a bit stuck, and though it still works fine, I fear that the issue might get worse.

    My contract is running out in the next couple of months, and I'm fed up of having a contact with O2, or with any provider like that, in fact. So I have a plan.

    1. Buy a new iPhone 4S from Apple for £500.
    2. Sell the phone I currently have for £250 (as quoted by several websites- not sure if the button issue will reduce its value, as it still works fine...Hmm.)
    3. Let my contract with O2 run out, and just buy a £10 a month contract from Giff Gaff.
    3. ????
    4. PROFIT! (I hope.)

    Does this sort of make sense? Having a contract with Giff Gaff is hardly like having a contract at all, and in the long term I'd save a fair bit of money, especially if I kept my new phone for two to three years.

    Have I missed anything out? Does this plan make sense?
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    (Original post by llacerta)
    Basically, I've had an idea and I want to make sure I'm not doing anything stupid or that I've ignored something obvious before I go ahead with it due to the money involved.

    So, right now I have an iPhone 4, 32gb. I've had it for around 20 months, and I'm happy with it. However, the on/off button is getting a bit stuck, and though it still works fine, I fear that the issue might get worse.

    My contract is running out in the next couple of months, and I'm fed up of having a contact with O2, or with any provider like that, in fact. So I have a plan.

    1. Buy a new iPhone 4S from Apple for £500.
    2. Sell the phone I currently have for £250 (as quoted by several websites- not sure if the button issue will reduce its value, as it still works fine...Hmm.)
    3. Let my contract with O2 run out, and just buy a £10 a month contract from Giff Gaff.
    3. ????
    4. PROFIT! (I hope.)

    Does this sort of make sense? Having a contract with Giff Gaff is hardly like having a contract at all, and in the long term I'd save a fair bit of money, especially if I kept my new phone for two to three years.

    Have I missed anything out? Does this plan make sense?
    My mate actually does that.........he bought a 4S and got Giffgaff.

    The only issues I got to highlight is the high cost of the Iphone 4S, the fact a possible successor is on its way in a couple of months.

    I also think you could get more for that Iphone 4 from Ebay or so.
    Also possible to fix that button issue.

    Giffgaff is good however the issue is sometime their network can be a bit off, especially with their signal. Also Giffgaff use the o2 network.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    My mate actually does that.........he bought a 4S and got Giffgaff.

    The only issues I got to highlight is the high cost of the Iphone 4S, the fact a possible successor is on its way in a couple of months.

    I also think you could get more for that Iphone 4 from Ebay or so.
    Also possible to fix that button issue.

    Giffgaff is good however the issue is sometime their network can be a bit off, especially with their signal. Also Giffgaff use the o2 network.
    Some good points there.

    I'm not too fussed about the next one coming out as much- like, I wouldn't be wanting to swap the iPhone I've got now if I didn't have this button problem. My plan is to keep the phone for as long as possible, and then basically just sell it whenever I do want a new phone (which is more flexible when I'm not on a contract).

    I was looking on eBay and they seem to be going for around a similar price...Plus, once again, with my button issue I'm concerned about whether anyone would actually buy it.

    I wouldn't fix the button myself, that's for sure, and I did a Google search and it appears that others have had a similar problem and that it's difficult to solve. I wouldn't know where to take it if I did want to get it fixed, though.

    I'll definitely check if Giff Gaff is okay in my area, at least.

    Thanks for the help!
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    (Original post by llacerta)

    I'll definitely check if Giff Gaff is okay in my area, at least.
    It runs off O2, the network you're on now. So if you're happy with your coverage now, you'll be happy on GiffGaff. Your original plan will work...

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