Nokia N97 only £320 pay as you go, on 3

| June 27, 2009 | 20 Replies

For the perceived shortcomings of the N97, it really needed some aggressive price points to make it an attractive option for consumers. We’re seeing pretty good deals so far with pay monthly, but Network, 3, seems to have an even better offer on PAYG.

Whilst £320 isn’t pocket change, it is a brilliant step forward to getting high end Nseries to the masses.

3 are offering the Nokia N97 for £319.99 on pay as you go, which is otherwise £500 sim free (The iPhone 3GS is £538.20 on PAYG with O2).

Now I’m not sure exactly how 3’s reward system works, e.g. if you top up twice, do you get two sets of rewards?…but here’s what you get for a single £10 top up which lasts for 90 days, even if your credit runs out.

  • 300 text
  • Free Skype to skype calls
  • 150mb internet allowance (not really enough for anything but occasional emails)
  • Free 3 to 3 calls.
  • Free voice mail

Leaving you with the £10 for calls (video/mobile/landline/08 and 09 numbers too!). Also, as the top up amount increases, so does your free text allowance.

2So, a 12 month total ownership cost with £10 monthly top ups on PAYG:


Alternatively, if you will be regularly topping up, another option maybe getting a sim only contract.


However, for a slightly more manageble payment, (and if you use moderate amount of calls/text/mobile internet – the latter of which you really need to take advantage of the N97), pay monthly may be the best value option. Check out some price deals here

Via TechRadar


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Category: 5th Edition, Nokia, Nseries, Price Comparison, S60, Symbian, Video

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