HTC One X released in UK: Cheapest tariffs from £21.50/month with O2
April 6th, 2012
HTC have this week launched their new flagship smartphone in the UK, the HTC One X. We review the range of tariffs available on the UK’s major mobile operators.
HTC’s new flagship device, the HTC One X, launched on all five of the UK’s mobile operators this week (on Three, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone). Featuring a 4.7-inch high definition display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 32GB of internal memory, an 8 megapixel camera and the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the HTC One X is arguably the most powerful smartphone available to date and is likely to become one of the bestselling handsets of 2012.
In this article, we look at the cheapest and best value HTC One X tariffs across the UK. Our top pick is O2′s £27/month tariff which comes with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB internet and a brand new HTC One X with an upfront cost of just £80.
Which tariffs are recommended?
Aside from O2′s £27/month tariff, our top picks include:
- Best value for typical users: £27/month plus £80 upfront for 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data on O2. The “average” consumer in the UK uses around 250 minutes, 250 texts and 250MB of data each month. If you’re a typical user, O2′s £27/month offering provides the best value by far. There’s an upfront cost of £80 on O2′s tariff and you’ll get a 300 minutes, unlimited texts and a healthy download allowance of 500MB internet.
- Cheapest tariff for light users: £21.50/month plus £105 upfront for 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB data on O2. If you make less than 250 minutes of outgoing calls each month and have a wi-fi network at home, you can save substantially with O2′s £21.50/month tariff. You’ll get a monthly allowance of 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB data. There’s an upfront cost of £105 for the phone with this tariff.
- Best for heavy users: £36/month for 1000 minutes, 5000 texts and unlimited “all-you-can-eat” data on Three. If you spend a long time chatting on the phone, Three are currently offering the HTC One X for free on their £36/month Ultimate Internet 1000 tariff. You’ll get 1000 minutes, 5000 texts and all-you-can-eat data with no download limits.
- Best for downloading and heavy internet usage: £38/month for 2000 minutes, 5000 texts, unlimited “all-you-can-eat” data and inclusive tethering with Three. If you’re a heavy internet user, Three are currently offering the HTC One X for free with their £38/month ‘The One Plan’ tariff. You’ll get all-you-can-eat data with no download limits allowing you to make the most out of the HTC One X’s multimedia features plus an inclusive tethering service that provides you with access to a mobile broadband service on all of your wi-fi enabled devices.
Which is the cheapest HTC One X tariff for me?
To find the most appropriate and best tariff for you, please enter your typical mobile phone usage into our price comparison calculator:
Where can I see full information about available HTC One X tariffs?
Please select a mobile network to view their HTC One X tariffs:
I’m switching network. Can I keep my existing phone number?
Yes. You’ll need to ask your existing network for a PAC Code. This PAC Code should be provided to your new mobile network provider once you’ve received your new phone: they’ll handle the transfer of your phone number for you within 24 hours of your request. Our PAC Code Finder tool can help you to obtain a PAC Code.
What do download limits such as 500MB or 1GB actually mean?
We’ve got an in-depth guide to download limits and what terms such as 500MB actually mean. The typical HTC One X smartphone user will consume around 250MB of data but this could be considerably higher if you stream music, videos or online radio.
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