Family Mobile Miser Challenge

27Aug10

Running mobile phones for a family of 5 can be a costly affair.

Or maybe not, here’s the challenge.

  • Target Cost £5 per person per month.
  • Unlimited free calls between all family members.
  • Unlimited SMS/texts for 2 teenagers
  • Some inclusive talk/texts for everyone
  • A basic phone

It was a rhetorical question, because it can be done !

Check out http://giffgaff.com/ here’s the deal.

  • Free calls between all giffgaff’ers no need to register or pay for family/friends
    (need to top up £10 every 3 months = 10 x 4 x 5 = £200 )
  • Unlimited Text goodie bag for two teenagers = 5 x 2 x 12 = £120
  • Giffgaff referral payback for family (should be more)
    £5 referrer and £5 for reciever, that gets 4 x 2 x £5 = -£40
  • Miser grade 5 phones at 90p each = £4.50
  • Calls are 8p/min, texts are 4p so you get some minutes included

Total annual cost = 200 + 120 – 40 +4.50 = £284.50 /5

= £ 4.74 each per month !

Another key benefit is that is contract free, no lock in. Hurrah

What’s the downside ?

Not much, but you don’t get an iPhone though !

PS.
Anyone who knows me, call and I’ll sent a free sim.
You get a £5 added to your account for nought !

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