If I wanted to upgrade my phone, doesn't need upgrading until October, could I pay the phone off and keep the same tariff or do I have to pay the whole thing off? If I was to upgrade if keep the same tariff.
I am sure someone will swiftly correct me if I am wrong here...!
I am of the impression that if you are on the 'Standard' (Old type) Tariff, the Phone contract and Tariff contract are inseparable. Therefore, if you pay off the Phone contract, you effectively end the Tariff as well. If however, you are on the newer 'Freestyle' Tariff, the 'Phone Contract' and 'Tariff Contract' are separate, so you can indeed pay off the outstanding amount for your current Phone and upgrade to a new Phone on a new Freestyle contract, whilst retaining the same Tariff . It is also worth noting that you cannot mix the 'Freestyle' deal with a 'Standard' deal.