Internet searches for pay-as-you-go (PAYG) mobile phones have shot up by 40 per cent in the last two months according to moneysupermarket.com.
The data which was collected between October and December this year suggests that pay-as-you-go mobile phones
are top of the Christmas wish list for many this year.
Commenting, James Parker, manager of mobile phones at moneysupermarket.com said: "The PAYG market has become very competitive and the host of deals on offer make them a good Christmas gift, particularly for children wanting their first phone.
"The surge in interest for these kinds of deals also shows people are looking at ways to manage their budget in these tough times."
More specifically, Fairinvestment.co.uk data shows that the most searched for pay as you go mobile phones through Fairinvestment.co.uk are the Apple iPhone
, LG Viewty and Samsung Tocco.
Commenting on the number of PAYG deals available, Mr Parker added: "This year we've seen a raft of new deals and offers from the networks, including free access to social media websites, bundles of minutes for regular top-ups and priority tickets to concerts and events.
"The networks are clambering for new business, which is actually great news for consumers as there's now more value in PAYG deals than ever before."
The Fairinvestment.co.uk mobile phone comparison service gives the option of comparing top of the range mobile phones on a PAYG basis. So compare mobile phone deals
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