iPhone 3G S 32GB on PAYG Period of 18 months Device: £538.30 18 months of £10 top up: £180 6 months of Data (12 months free): £60 Total Minutes: 450 Total Texts: 450 Total Price: £778.30 iPhone 3G S 32GB on Contract (£34.26 tariff) Period of 18 months Device: £274.23 18 months of contract: £616.68 18 months of data: Free Total Minutes: 10,800 Total Texts: 9000 Total Price: £890.91 Contract is more expensive but is WORTH it. You get x24 more minutes on contract for £100 more. Note: "Our" refers to Alex Dixon and Ryan Chung. Although Ryan was in the shower when I was typing this. I don't believe that the x24 figure is correct... it seems FAR too large... if anyone wants to check this, please feel free to. Although if it's correct, then go for contract definitely. iPhone 3G S 32GB with "Simplicity" Tariff 18 month period (no contract) Device: £538.30 18 months of contract: £352.44 18 months of data: Included as a bolt on on the £19.58 package Total Minutes: 10,800 Total Texts: 21,600 Total Price: £890.74 It appears that if you buy the iPhone separately (expensive at first, yes) you can get a cheaper deal than the contract one with MORE texts. You'll also get the unlimited web browsing as a bolt-on, for 20p less than the contract. Also: So after 12 months, you get a third more minutes and texts, which means you'll get 6 months of 798 minutes and 1596 texts. (which isn't mentioned above) Overall then, for 20p less than a contract, you get lots more minutes and texts, and free data. Bargain. Thank me later.