Phone contract prices?

Is it me or have they gone ludicrously high?

The last time I got a phone (HTC One X in 2012), my contract was for £25 a month. Way more than what I needed.

Now for the latest phones (HTC One M9/Samsung Galaxy S) the contract prices seem closer to £40 - and often with way way less data.

Then again since my phone is often a glorified watch, I should invest in a smart watch instead... it'll last til midday atleast.


That costs just as much from what I can see - the only difference being if you pay a lump sum up front or pay it on a monthly basis.

"For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'" - David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. 13 May 2015.