There can be no condemning the fact that mobile phones are one of the biggest gifts of modern times. Neither can it be argued that they have ushered a revolution in the field of tele-communication.
Gone are the days when communication on phones could only be done when you were sitting close to it. Or that you had to stay put in your home if you were expecting a call. Mobile phones changed all that.
You could now carry the 'phone' in your pocket and make and receive calls even when on flight or traveling by train. It would not be wrong to state that with the advent of mobile phones a single utility object is transformed into a multi-utility product.
Indeed phones no longer remained an object of making or receiving calls but were converted into an entertainment object as well with games, e-mail, camera, video camera and above all music player whichave it the form of a radio. Not to forget features like, calculator, SMS, MMS etc.
There are several ways how one can purchase a mobile in UK. First and most common way of doing it is by contract mobile deal. As per this deal users get into contract for a period of 12 or 18 months with the network provider of their choice. In most of the cases people who get into this deal get the handsets for free.
Then again it is not only that mobiles are offered for free as a part of many contract deals but the buyer also stand to get such benefits like cash back, free accessories, free line rental for 12 months, free mobile batteries etc. Contract deals also grants one the liberty to opt for the latest model whenever he renews his contract with the network provider.
Pay as you go is another popular mobile phone deal in UK which allows one the liberty to pay only for the length of time it intends to avail rather than paying a monthly flat fee for a specific time period with additional charge for anything over the availed time .
And last is the sim free mobile phone deal which enables one to buy the mobile of the company of his choice and get it activated by the network provider of his choice as well. This deal is also very popular for it allows the people to buy the mobile of their choice as well as select the network provider of their choice.
That it becomes clear that mobiles indeed have ushered a revolution in the way communication was carried out on phone. Even the way phones were bought and sold has undergone a sea change and today we have companies and service providers extending whole lot of package on purchase of mobiles. UK is the best example of this phenomenon and it's the public who stand to gain maximum from it.