I will be blogging lots about the mobile project soon, honest. I have recently been reminded about what a great offer we got from Gaist / O2. We got the new TyTN II phones for around £150 and insurance and web monitoring/filtering for £36 a year.
My old vario ii phone got stolen on Saturday (almost nine months pregnant I'm a slow easy target for pickpockets, especially with the lousy pockets in maternity clothing!). My phone insurance costs £5.99, although it should have been the £7.99 rate for data devices. So far I have paid £96, and I will also need to pay a £30 excess charge. At the higher rate I should have paid the company £158.
I think in future I will give the insurance a miss and just put money aside into a "new phone" fund, especially as this is the only phone I have had stolen or lost in more than 10 years of having one.
Fortunately I have a spare PAYG sim and a school phone that I fixed over the weekend. For £2.50 I have five days unlimited internet use. Hopefully I should get my replacement sim and phone by then.