cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

30 day contract vs bundles

Melly654
Level 1: Joiner
  • 2 Posts
  • 1 Topics
  • 0 Solutions
Registered:

Hi. I wonder if anyone knows the difference between bundles and one month contracts? I am currently on a bundle, but want 5G. I have just discovered sim only, 30 day bundles, some (all?) of which have 5G. I’m not sure what the difference would be, contractually. I can see the different allowances and stuff, but would you just carry on after the 30 days with the contract, whereas you keep topping up with the bundle? Thanks

Message 1 of 4
247 Views
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions

Cleoriff
Level 94: Supreme
  • 112490 Posts
  • 801 Topics
  • 6704 Solutions
Registered:

Hi @Melly654 

The only difference is the 30 day contract is just that, a contract, which needs credit checks etc.

Bundles are PAYG. If you travel abroad beyond the EU area, some of the Rest Of The World countries do not have an agreement for PAYG customers.

5G has nothing to do with either. To get 5G you need a 5G phone, a 5G sim and be in a 5G area. So no difference between PAYG or Contract if you meet the criteria above. 

Just to add, with the 30 day contracts, they just keep rolling on if you continue paying for them monthly.

Personally, if I could afford it, I would go for a contract over PAYG any time.

Hope that helps.

Veritas Numquam Perit

Girl in a jacket

View solution in original post

Message 2 of 4
241 Views
3 REPLIES 3

Cleoriff
Level 94: Supreme
  • 112490 Posts
  • 801 Topics
  • 6704 Solutions
Registered:

Hi @Melly654 

The only difference is the 30 day contract is just that, a contract, which needs credit checks etc.

Bundles are PAYG. If you travel abroad beyond the EU area, some of the Rest Of The World countries do not have an agreement for PAYG customers.

5G has nothing to do with either. To get 5G you need a 5G phone, a 5G sim and be in a 5G area. So no difference between PAYG or Contract if you meet the criteria above. 

Just to add, with the 30 day contracts, they just keep rolling on if you continue paying for them monthly.

Personally, if I could afford it, I would go for a contract over PAYG any time.

Hope that helps.

Veritas Numquam Perit

Girl in a jacket
Message 2 of 4
242 Views

MI5
Level 94: Supreme
  • 128201 Posts
  • 614 Topics
  • 22518 Solutions
Registered:

There's no 5g on PAYG currently.

No risk of high bills on PAYG.

Cheaper international calls on PAYG.

More data for the same money on contract plus 5g, wifi calling, call waiting, call divert etc.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
Message 3 of 4
223 Views

Melly654
Level 1: Joiner
  • 2 Posts
  • 1 Topics
  • 0 Solutions
Registered:

Thanks 

Message 4 of 4
218 Views