So, what can you offer me for £25 a month?

One Mobile Ring ran a feature mid-last year entitled ‘So, what can you offer me for £15 a month?'. We compared every major mobile phone network's offering in the £15 price bracket, with what minutes, text message bundles and data allowances accompanied that tariff; along with what phones were on offer with that contract.

After collating all of the details from companies such as T-Mobile, Orange, Three, Vodafone and O2 - we deemed O2 had the greatest range of handsets on offer with 17, whilst Three offered the most minutes, with 500.

We are now revisiting the theme and raising the remit to £25 a month tariffs. The basis of this feature is still the same, where the choosing of a contract and a handset can be a minefield for anyone - even for the most knowledgeable and thoroughly researched consumer. One Mobile Ring aims to guide you through this minefield, with this round-up of what a network can offer for £25 a month.

Vodafone

The mobile phone network's starter for a £25.54 18-month tariff, is accompanied by 100 minutes, a 500 text message bundle and a 250MB data allowance. There are 19 mobile phones available: the Nokia C7, Nokia C3 Slate, Nokia C3 Pink, Samsung Galaxy 551, Samsung Wave 723, Samsung Wave 723 Pink, Samsung Wave, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Silver, Nokia X6 16GB, HTC HD Mini, Nokia 6700 Slide Purple and the Nokia 6700 Slide Silver.

Vodafone also has a range of RIM devices with the same cost attached; only there's a bundled-in BlackBerry email service. The handsets available to choose from are the BlackBerry Curve 9300, BlackBerry Curve 9300 Red, BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry Curve 8520 Violet and BlackBerry Pearl 3G Pink.

The next tariff is another £25.54 18-month contract with 600 minutes and an unlimited text message allowance, with no data usage attached. There are eight mobile phones on offer, the Sony Ericsson Elm, Samsung Monte, Samsung Monte Pink, Nokia 6303, Nokia 5230, Nokia C6, LG Viewty Smile and Samsung Solid Extreme.

Vodafone's last 18-month tariff arrives with 300 minutes, unlimited text messages and a 250MB data allowance. Fourteen handsets are available on this contract with the Nokia C3 Slate, Nokia C3 Pink, Sony Ericsson Elm, Samsung Galaxy Europa, Samsung Monte, Samsung Monte Pink, Nokia 6303, LG Optimus, Nokia 5230, HTC Wildfire, Nokia C6, LG Viewty Smile, Vodafone 845 and Samsung Solid Extreme.

There are six 24-month contracts on offer with Vodafone, all for £25.54 a month. The first of which comes with 1GB of BT OpenZone WIFI access, with just 75 minutes, a 25 text messages and a 500MB data allowance. This tariff has 3 Apple devices, with prices starting from £119 for the Apple iPhone 3GS 8GB, £269 for the Apple iPhone 4 16GB Black and £329 Apple iPhone 4 32GB Black.

Vodafone's next tariff with the same cost is accompanied by 900 minutes, an unlimited text message bundle and no data allowance. There are 10 mobiles that arrive with this contract, the Nokia C3 Slate, Nokia C3 Pink, Sony Ericsson Elm, Samsung Monte, Samsung Monte Pink, Nokia 6303, Nokia 5230, Nokia C6, LG Viewty Smile and Samsung Solid Extreme.

The third 24-month contract arrives with 300 minutes, an unlimited text message bundle and a 500MB data allowance. Twenty phones are available to choose from with this tariff, the Nokia C7, Motorola Defy, Nokia C3 Slate, Nokia C3 Pink, Samsung Galaxy 551, Samsung Wave 723, Samsung Wave 723 Pink, Samsung Wave, HTC 7 Trophy, Sony Ericsson X10, HTC Legend, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Red, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Silver, Nokia X6 16GB, HTC HD Mini, Nokia 6700 Slide Purple and Nokia 6700 Slide Silver.

Vodafone's next plan has a BlackBerry email service bundled-in, with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and a 500MB data allowance. There are six Research In Motion devices accompanying this offer, the BlackBerry Curve 9300, BlackBerry Curve 9300 Red, BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry Curve 8250 Violet, BlackBerry Pearl 3G Pink and BlackBerryPearl 3G 9105.

The second-to-last 24-month £25.54 tariff has 600 minutes attached, an unlimited text message bundle and a 500MB data allowance. Ten mobiles are available on this deal, with the Sony Ericsson Elm, Samsung Galaxy Europa, Samsung Monte, Samsung Monte Pink, LG Optimus, HTC Wildfire, Nokia C6, LG Viewty Smile, Vodafone 845 and Samsung Solid Extreme.

Vodafone's last £25.54 a month, 24-month contract comes with 100 minutes, 500 text messages and a 500MB data allowance. The eight phones on this tariff all cost, all part from two of them - the HTC Desire and Nexus One from Google.

There are also a few SIM only offerings from Vodafone, in both 30 day and on a year's contract length. Vodafone has a £25.53 monthly tariff, with 900 minutes, unlimited text messages and a 500MB data allowance. Two other 30 day SIM only deals are on offer, which are solely set-up for the iPhone and BlackBerry with 600 minutes, unlimited texts, a 1GB data allowance with either BT OpenZone or BlackBerry email use. Vodafone's 365 day contract for £25.53, comes with 1200 minutes, unlimited text messages and a 500MB data allowance. There is also an iPhone and a BlackBerry tariff that operate in the same way as the 30 day plan, with 900 minutes and a 1GB data allowance.

Three

The mobile phone network Three caused a bit of controversy when they announced the £25 a month One Plan tariff in July, which was accompanied by a 2,000 minutes, 5,000 minutes to any Three mobile phone numbers, a 5,000 text message bundle and a 1GB data allowance over 24-months. Three has subsequently removed the 1GB data cap, along with any fair usage policy where customers can now download as much as they want without any fear of recrimination.

There are 23 mobile phones that arrive free and part and parcel of this contract; these are the Nokia E72 White, Nokia E71 Grey, Nokia X3-02 Dark Metal, Nokia E5 Black, Nokia E5 White, Nokia 5230 Black , Nokia E63 Black, Nokia 5230 White, Nokia 2730, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro Black, Sony Ericsson Zylo White, Sony Ericsson Zylo Silver, Sony Ericsson X8 Black, Sony Ericsson Vivaz Silver, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Black, BlackBerry Pearl 9105 Black, Samsung S3370 Silver, Samsung Galaxy Europa Black, Samsung Galaxy Portal Black, LG Optimus One Black, INQ Mini 3G, ZTE Racer Black and ZTE Racer White.

Three also offers a £25 a month One Plan SIM, on a year's contract with free voicemail, 2,000 minutes, 5,000 minutes to any phone numbers on the Three network, 5,000 texts and a truly unlimited data allowance.

Next week, One Mobile Ring will continue with T-Mobile, Orange, O2 and a MNVO.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com

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