T-Mobile perplexes with flex tariff

T-Mobile reckons it’s come up with ‘the first fully flexible tariff’. But the new tariff, called Flext, appears to be pay as you go paid monthly. We’r

T-Mobile reckons it’s come up with ‘the first fully flexible tariff’. But the new tariff, called Flext, appears to be pay as you go paid monthly. We’re perplexed.

Basically, Flext is worked out in pounds per month rather than by a set allowance of calls or texts. So you can get all the usual voice, data and text services you would on an ordinary tariff but you’re not restricted to quotas on any particular service.

T-Mobile is selling the deal on low call rates - from 3.9p per min and texts as low as 1.9p each. Sounds good? Well, that’s only if you fork out £75 up front, every month. As you’d expect, the higher priced the tariff, the cheaper your calls and texts.

So it really is a glorified pay as you go, but with an 18 month contract. If the lengthy tie-in seems a little daunting, T-Mobile says its automatic 6-month Best Plan ckeck-up will save your bacon. Twice a year, the pink network will adjust your monthly payment according to your typical spend, theoretically giving you the best deal.

Flext 20 and 35 are available now through T-Mobile’s own stores. The full range of Flext tariffs (from £20 to £75 per month) will be available from T-Mobile and independent stores from March 1st. Click here to find out more.

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