Thanks to the Moderators for their helpfullness in approving an upgrade in another thread.
Regrettably, this 'upgrade' means that, to upgrade and keep my current monthly plan, I must increase my monthly payment to nearly 218% of my present monthly payment - for no extra benefit per month. No charge for the new phone.
Or change to another plan, with extra benefits that I don't want, pay a charge for the phone and increase my monthly payment to 174% of my present monthly payment.
What purpose this strange 'more for less' policy?
My present plan is a former O2 based plan. The alternative plan mentioned above is a 3 plan.
It might well seem from this strange practice that former O2 customers are no longer welcome on the 3 network?