You can buy your Android phone direct from providers like Vodafone or Three but when first surveying the market it can be a lot faster to use an online retailer. At present by far the best organised web site in the UK, often with the best deals, is Carphone Warehouse (we are in no way associated with them). To start your survey do the following:

  • Follow this link to Carphone Warehouse.
  • From its 'Phone Finder' page you can filter phones by deal type (monthly or PAYG), operating system (select Android), network provider and cost
  • Refer to our Mobile phone/plan options page or Carphone Warehouse's help pages for help on terminology.
  • When you find a phone compare the price/package with the original mobile provider.
  • Carphone Warehouse's own Talkmobile plans run on the Vodafone network.

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