It's a decision that we all face at the end of our minimum term contract period, do I upgrade my existing line and keep my current operator, tariff, and mobile number or do I 'port' my number to a different network?
Of course, you do not have to necessarily do anything once your contract runs out, if your phone is working fine and you are happy with your existing pay monthly plan then why try and fix what is not broken?
You can port phone number with the help of a VoIP service provider.
For those that do want to get their hands on a new phone, whether it be because their old phone is playing up or they simply want one of the latest mobile phone releases there are the two options available, we take a look at the pros and cons of each.
You'll find little loyalty from your existing network operator when the time comes to upgrade your phone unless you are an extremely heavy user who they wish to retain it is likely that you will end up paying for a half-decent phone or being fobbed off with a low specification device for free.
If you are looking for a top-end model the best course of action is to call your network supplier, ask for the upgrades team and get a price for your new phone. Once you have this information, have a scout about the numerous price comparison websites and see just how cheap the phone is for new customers.