The best way to get a mobile phone is through a mobile phone contract but you can get a pay mobile phone as well if you want. By getting pay mobiles, you don't have to sign up for a contract in order to talk or send texts. There are many pay mobile phones to choose from complete with pay as you go plan that is flexible and affordable.
You just need to top up in order to call or send texts. Basically getting a pay mobile phone is definitely much better than getting a contract as you are not tied to any lengthy contracts. Most contracts take up to 18 months or 24 months to complete. Some of them are shorter up to 12 months.