Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! My name is Brandon and I would be glad to assist you with your issue today. Please note that I am in eastern time (UTC -5:00) and am generally online between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM and some evenings between 7 PM and 11 PM.
Who is your cell phone provider?
orange, but I'm happy to change.
Ok, are you looking to just upgrade your line with them?
My contract with orange is up. I am looking for a new one with about 500 mins u/l text, and plenty of data. I'd like an iphone but don't want my contract to cost the earth.
I understand. You can keep your existing plan. If you purchase the phone without a contract, there will be a higher up-front cost (full price of phone) but you won't be locked in. Right now, it looks like you can get the iPhone 4S free with a contract if your monthly service is at least £36/mo. You can check it out here: http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/iPhone-4S-16GB-black - you can also stop into any Orange store if you would feel more comfortable.