I'm on PAYG. Have had the same phone for a good few years now. Nokia something, bog-standard. It does calls and texts, and the battery lasts days between charges. I top up I reckon about Ł15-20 a month.
Friend of mine has a Samsung Galaxy on contract. The battery life was dire, wouldn't even last a day (OK so he was on the internet a lot, but still). Now he's gone and racked up a huge bill somehow - talking hundreds of pounds - which he can't pay, so his phone's been cut off. So now he's got a basic PAYG phone as well.
These are still uncertain times economically. I for one wouldn't want to be locking myself in to a two year contract.
"If I may guess, Emboar might be an exception to the norm that the scalding liquid is expelled from the Pokémon's mouth" - Cobraroll, on Emboar learning Scald.
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