Replacing my stolen smartphone
I haven't got time to go into detail here, but some twonk nicked my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini from the local Wetherspoons at lunchtime a couple of weeks ago. The guy was caught on CCTV and has been nicked, but the phone is gone forever. For various reasons I didn't have insurance so I have to buy myself a new phone out of my own pocket, and carry on with the rest of my 2-yr Virgin contract.
I can buy a direct replacement Samsung for £209 from Virgin, but I've noticed that I can get a Grade A reconditioned iPhone 4S off ebay for £200. All the (plentiful) feedback says they're virtually as good as new, 'ethically' unlocked and iCloud-capable etc.
Or I guess there are other options and other phones to be had.