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73kittycat73 Tue 21-Jul-20 19:08:02

Hi, I hope I've put this in the right section? I'm in the market for a smartphone. We are having neighbour trouble and want to install CCTV so need a smartphone to hook it up to. The trouble is, I've only ever had a cheap £50.00 basic phone from Argos before. (Not complaining, it's done it's job. :D ) I haven't really had need for one before as I'm housebound.
Where do I start? If you take out a contract, do you get the handset for free? Or do I need to buy the phone first, then look for a provider? What handset do you recommend?
Thank you for any help!

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lifesalongsong Tue 21-Jul-20 19:19:03

I have CCTV without a smart phone, I use an old TV. Is there a reason you have to have a smartphone only one?

lifesalongsong Tue 21-Jul-20 19:20:44

Sorry, I mean an old PC monitor, not TV but the same principle, no need for a phone. I assume you have a computer as you are posting, why not use that?

73kittycat73 Tue 21-Jul-20 19:53:44

I'm really not up to date on all the connections and programmes and what not. I also quite like the idea of getting a smart phone. grin It would be easier to text relatives, etc.

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HilaryBriss Tue 21-Jul-20 20:10:55

You can either buy a smartphone outright and then get a PAYG sim card or you can get a contract from a provider which includes the handset but will cost you more per month (because you are paying for the handset, they aren't free).

73kittycat73 Tue 21-Jul-20 20:39:02

Thank you HilaryBriss that's good to know.
I've heard of Carphone Warehouse so will go have a nosey at them.

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