New Cell Phone: Prepaid Vs Contract

We are all faced with deciding between prepaid or contract cell phone package when looking to purchase a new cell phone. However, choosing a new phone isn’t as simple as picking your favourite brand, the features you like most or your desired aesthetic. It’s about picking the right network provider to meet your needs and then deciding whether to get a contract  or whether to go prepaid.


Is your new cell phone is more a need than a want? Do you already have a smartphone? Does the thought of upgrading your phone every two years feel more like pain than pleasure? Or does the idea of being tied to a specific network for two years make you anxious? If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions-  then prepaid is the option for you.

Prepaid means you’ll only pay for the services you need using any device you want to. Summer specials are offered by networks every year in South Africa to prepaid users.

Prepaid also tends to have special, time-based offers, which contract users do not get. One of the biggest advantages of going prepaid is that you don’t have to undergo a credit check and there is very little chance of accumulating debt. By going prepaid, you won’t ever have to worry about out-of-bundle rates and having to spend more money than you’d budgeted for at the end of the month.


Choosing a new cell phone contract over prepaid phone option can have many unrivalled benefits. You should look into a new cell phone contract if you’re a person who is always on their phone either for business or for pleasure, or you just want to upgrade to the latest phone every two years, then a contract is definitely for you. When you sign a contract with a phone company, you will normally get much better deals on calls, text messages, data, and roaming. For a flat monthly fee, you can often get unlimited phone calls to all, or only selected numbers or all-you-can-eat data, more flexible price plans to choose from, like family price plans, etc.

People go for a contract because of their very attractive cellphone deals offered by mobile networks. It also offers easier more regular access to cellphone upgrades. Many phone companies would also offer complimentary phone accessories, or other gifts if you choose to sign a contract with them.

That all sounds great, but… Finding the best cell phone contract that gives you the best value for your money can be quite a lot of work. Imagine browsing through the websites of all phone service providers, checking the deals they currently have on offer and flicking between the tabs to compare them. Not many people have the time for that. But the good news is, you no longer have to do that as we can research the best, most affordable cell phone deals for you and call you back with details.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us when looking for a cell phone deal – even if you’ve been turned down before. We can help you find a deal even if you do not have a great credit record.