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So, after 3 months into my contract with 3, I am unhappy with my phone

It's the samsung (can't remember it's name ) and it's on £15 a month for a 24 month contract

24 months?! I tried to reason with it but it's gone too far

Can I buy out the contract, or I am stuck with is for 2 years :eek:

I'm just really unhappy and after seeing my mate's new motorola andriod which is also £15 a month, it's way better than mines.

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(Original post by This Honest)
So, after 3 months into my contract with 3, I am unhappy with my phone

It's the samsung (can't remember it's name ) and it's on £15 a month for a 24 month contract

24 months?! I tried to reason with it but it's gone too far

Can I buy out the contract, or I am stuck with is for 2 years :eek:

I'm just really unhappy and after seeing my mate's new motorola andriod which is also £15 a month, it's way better than mines.

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You can buy out, but it will cost you the entire outstanding amount on the contract. Your best bet would probably be to sell off your current handset and put towards buying an unlocked phone of your choice, then putting in your current SIM card [=
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sell the contract to someone
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You can buy out, but it will cost you the entire outstanding amount on the contract. Your best bet would probably be to sell off your current handset and put towards buying an unlocked phone of your choice, then putting in your current SIM card [=
Thanks for your reply.

So what you mean is, I would sell my phone e.g on ebay, but I will keep my SIM card. Once I have sold it, I will buy a new phone contract and insert my old SIM card in there but aren't I still liable for the costs of my old SIM card and new one too?
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sell the contract to someone
Ebay?
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Thanks for your reply.

So what you mean is, I would sell my phone e.g on ebay, but I will keep my SIM card. Once I have sold it, I will buy a new phone contract and insert my old SIM card in there but aren't I still liable for the costs of my old SIM card and new one too?
No, you sell the handset and then just buy a new unlocked (Carphone Warehouse ones are all unlocked unless they're 'exclusive to [insert network here]') pay as you go handset and put the contract SIM into it.
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Thanks for your reply.

So what you mean is, I would sell my phone e.g on ebay, but I will keep my SIM card. Once I have sold it, I will buy a new phone contract and insert my old SIM card in there but aren't I still liable for the costs of my old SIM card and new one too?
By buy a new phone, I meant to buy the handset outright on PAYG. It will be pretty expensive depending on what you go for, but it will be a damn sight cheaper than buying out of this contract then starting on a new one!
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No, you sell the handset and then just buy a new unlocked (Carphone Warehouse ones are all unlocked unless they're 'exclusive to [insert network here]') pay as you go handset and put the contract SIM into it.
Okay, so I would sell my handsent but keep my SIM card.
I will buy a new phone (what do mean by unlocked?) and I will insert my sim card in there
so i will still pay £15 a month
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have a look on ebay
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By buy a new phone, I meant to buy the handset outright on PAYG. It will be pretty expensive depending on what you go for, but it will be a damn sight cheaper than buying out of this contract then starting on a new one!
Okay, but once I sell my phone, why won't I still be liable for the costs?
:hmmmm: PAYG, well tbh, I'd rather have that than this contract :indiff:

Sorry, I'm not good with technology
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Okay, so I would sell my handsent but keep my SIM card.
I will buy a new phone (what do mean by unlocked?) and I will insert my sim card in there
so i will still pay £15 a month
Unlocked just means you can put any network SIM into it. A lot of phones are locked to a certain network because that network wants you to pay them.
You pay the one off price for the pay as you go handset and then just get rid of the SIM card that comes with it and put your network SIM card in it.
You continue to pay for your contract the same as you were before.

People do it all the time if their contract phone breaks.
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Okay, but once I sell my phone, why won't I still be liable for the costs?
:hmmmm: PAYG, well tbh, I'd rather have that than this contract :indiff:

Sorry, I'm not good with technology
Yes, but you'd use that contract sim in the new phone, so you'd be making use of the text/data/calls allowance you're currently paying for, just in a different device.
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Unlocked just means you can put any network SIM into it. A lot of phones are locked to a certain network because that network wants you to pay them.
You pay the one off price for the pay as you go handset and then just get rid of the SIM card that comes with it and put your network SIM card in it.
You continue to pay for your contract the same as you were before.

People do it all the time if their contract phone breaks.

(Original post by Gofre)
Yes, but you'd use that contract sim in the new phone, so you'd be making use of the text/data/calls allowance you're currently paying for, just in a different device.
Thank you guys for your help.

I went to a t-mobile shop today and they said that their t mobile phones won't work with 3.
Do you know any network/phones that is compatible with 3?
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Thank you guys for your help.

I went to a t-mobile shop today and they said that their t mobile phones won't work with 3.
Do you know any network/phones that is compatible with 3?
You need to get them from Carphone Warehouse or Phones 4U or somewhere like that.
The only way you'll get them from a network store that is compatible with your 3 SIM is if you go to a 3 store.

Like I said earlier, all of the phones at the Carphone Warehouse are unlocked unless they say 'exclusive to [insert network]'. Obviously if the network it is exclusive to is 3, then you're fine.
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Thank you guys for your help.

I went to a t-mobile shop today and they said that their t mobile phones won't work with 3.
Do you know any network/phones that is compatible with 3?
Check with third party sellers like Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U, they typically sell their PAYG handsets unlocked. Handsets from other carriers can be unlocked too, they'll just charge you £10-£15 for the privilege to do, so you can factor that into your budget.
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You need to get them from Carphone Warehouse or Phones 4U or somewhere like that.
The only way you'll get them from a network store that is compatible with your 3 SIM is if you go to a 3 store.

Like I said earlier, all of the phones at the Carphone Warehouse are unlocked unless they say 'exclusive to [insert network]'. Obviously if the network it is exclusive to is 3, then you're fine.

(Original post by Gofre)
Check with third party sellers like Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U, they typically sell their PAYG handsets unlocked. Handsets from other carriers can be unlocked too, they'll just charge you £10-£15 for the privilege to do, so you can factor that into your budget.
Thank you for your speedy re-assuring responses guys!
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I am not happy with my phone and want to get a better one can I buy an unlocked phone and put my current sim in there ? Will my contract be on my new phone ?
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I am not happy with my phone and want to get a better one can I buy an unlocked phone and put my current sim in there ? Will my contract be on my new phone ?
... this thread is over 6 years old. I'd start a new thread
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Can i use my vodafone contract sim in an unlocked Iphone 7 plus
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Can i use my vodafone contract sim in an unlocked iphone 7 plus
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