Re: Are you not allowed to cancel the sim part of the phone contract?
Saw your other thread about this. I agree that if you're still bound by 24 months, then there is no benefit at all to splitting the two components.
I was able to change tariffs during my minimum term, so it's technically possible on a normal pay monthly contract. (It's a long story, but the offer to change mid-term was actually made by VM, I didn't ask for it)
If you must cancel a Freestyle contract, fair enough you pay off the handset, and presumably you have to pay off the remaining months of the airtime, so no benefit there either.
If the only benefit to Freestyle is the ease with which you can bounce your tariff up and down every 30 days, why is it only available on premium handsets?