Meteor - Prepay: https://store.meteor.ie/phones/pay-a...g-galaxy-s-III
€599, €50 more expensive than German Amazon so UNLESS tey are selling these unlocked, forget it. Three
are €560 so that'd be the way to go, for now.
Meteor - Billpay: https://store.meteor.ie/phones/bill-...g-galaxy-s-III
Okay so on their standard 200 mins/texts, meteor talk + text, 1Gb data plan, the phone costs €300 on an 18 month contract, at €25.41 per month for the first 12 months and €30.50 for the remaining 6 months. So, over 18 months, you overall bill should come to €487.91. So, overall the ownership cost for 18 months is €787.91
Buying the phone sim free off German Amazon will cost you €585. Bearing mind the sam mins/texts/data allocation from meteor at 30 day contract basis is €20.33/month. Over 18 months, that's be €365.94. so adding that to the sim-free cost of the phone, the ownership cost over 18 months would be €950.94 so €163.03 more expensive
to go the sim free route.
Its worth mentionig that plenty people here on meteor, I imagine would be on the mins/texts/data allocation already mentioned for €15.33/month (That offer ended about a month ago I think). At that cost, the overall ownership cost over 18 months (Assuming that plan will always be €15.33/month, which I doubt) will be €860.94, still €73 more expensive.
have yet to come out so they might yet be the cheapest way of getting the phone. If on their cheapest 12 month plan for non eircom customers, the phone costs the same as the ONE X, €270, the phone should be just over €500 in real terms, which would probably be the way to go, and if you're on another network, you can sell you eMobile minutes/texts to some friend or something and recoup some of that cost back