The here), and today’s we’re looking at ‘s similar offering:is coming to the UK on Friday. Earlier this week we covered the deals from (
- £7.50 per month (1 month rolling contract), 1GB of data per month, no calls
- £15 per month (1 month rolling contract), 10GB of data per month, no calls
Now, let’s just compare those tofor a second; to get 1GB of data, will charge £10 per month, whereas as are charging £7.50 per month; it’s clear to see which one is better there.
Equally, for £15 per month,are offering 10GB of data, whereas are only offering 3GB of data; in fact, taking this comparison a stage further; the maximum data you can buy from is 5GB per month at £25 per month, whereas will give you 10GB of data for just £15 per month.
Something tells me this £15 per monthoption is going to be quite popular…
Of course, not everyone can afford the 3G version; if you select the Wi-Fi only version, then it’s well worth considering theoption, which will allow you to connect a number of devices to a 3G connection at the same time, and still offers similar options:
- Purchase the device for £54.99 (includes 1GB of data), and then you can purchase 5GB of data per month for £15 per month (1 month rolling contract).
- Purchase the device for £49.99 on PAYG, and then you can purchase 3GB of data for £15 or 5GB of data for £25.
Given that the PAYG data rates are higher than therates, it’s well worth considering whether or not the savings that can be made with the cheaper data actually offset the higher upfront purchase cost of the 3G, or whether the benefit of the and it’s ability to connect multiple devices is more important.
Finally, and on a completely different topic,informed me this week that the is now available from on contract (in both Black and White). As a result of this change, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is no longer available, although refurbished handsets are still currently on sale. The is a very nice QWERTY device and well worth a look, especially with the free SatNav that Nokia are offering as part of their Ovi Maps strategy.