Choosing a bad credit mobile phone provider? Consider the following

At Activities Phones, we are just one of many bad credit mobile phone providers that have popped up in the United Kingdom over the past five years. As with all things, when there is a need, more and more suppliers will start to be found, often undercutting each other to ensure that potential customers take note of their offerings.

The bad credit mobile phone business is no different and there are some great deals out there. That said, it is imperative that you exercise due diligence when choosing the right bad credit mobile phone provider for your needs. Rest assured, not all of them are as above board as we at Activities Phones are.

But what exactly should you look for when you are wanting to choose a bad credit mobile phone provider? Let’s take a closer look.

Their reputation, online presence and other factors

So you have narrowed down a few companies that you have seen offer some deals that you feel are worthwhile. Now it is time to do a little detective work into these companies themselves, especially before you sign any contract.

Perhaps the easiest place to start is online with their website. Many fly by night companies do not put much care into their websites and this can be a good indication of how serious the company is. Next, do more online research into their reputation. You can rest assured that with so many people having access to online facilities these days, if a company ripped someone off, they would have gone online to complain about it. A website like is a brilliant place to start your detective work as many people use this site to complain against companies in the United Kingdom.

Lastly, check if they have an office. If they don’t be very wary. Most companies, no matter even if they are start-ups, will have premises where they conduct their business from. Of course, if a company has been in business for a number of years, the chances of them being the real deal rises significantly.

The costs involved

Another important consideration is the costs involved. Now this can include a number of different aspects. Firstly, it could come down to just the cost of each individual contract. Put a little bit of time in here as this can be a two-edged sword. Some companies may offer products at ridiculously low prices. Ask yourself if they realistically can afford to do this. Yes, they might seem like something you should latch onto as soon as possible but coupled with the above-mentioned points, is this company likely to be around for a long time? Perhaps they go bankrupt a year into your contract and what then?

On the other side of the coin, you want a contract that is affordable and not too expensive as you do not want to put yourself under financial pressure. A 24-month contract is a long time and you should be able to pay it off easily. Again, the more research you do, the more likely you are to find the perfect contract for you instead of just signing for the first cheap one you come across that simply is not viable.

Customer service record

Now you may never need to use a company’s customer service department but believe us, having the right people in this department certainly pays off. So how do you know if one of the potential bad credit mobile phone providers you are considering for a contract has a decent customer service department? Again, a little online detective work can go a long way into finding out this information. Alternatively, you could test them. Phone them up and ask questions of their customer service department. Do they seem interested? Do they want to help? How friendly were they? All of these things can help you make the right decision in time.

Handsets and networks relating to each contract

Lastly, one of your final considerations should be the networks as well as the handsets relating to each contract. Let’s look at the networks first. There is very little point opting for a contract that uses a network that has poor or very little coverage in the area in which you stay. Your will just have endless cases of dropped calls as well as poor internet connections and so on and so forth. Pick a bad credit mobile phone contract provider that works with well-established mobile phone networks.

And finally, handsets. You will have your dream handset in mind when deciding on a bad credit mobile phone contract. Does the company you want to deal with actually have it as part of their contract offerings? If so, at what price? Can you afford that?

Rest assured, at Activities Phones we tick all the above boxes. With over ten years in the mobile phone industry (and five offering bad credit mobile phone products), we have the experience, the customer service team, the contracts and the handsets just for you.