I'd like some advice from those of you who are into phones, as I know very little and am baffled by all the info out there.
I have an old Nokia phone on an orange pay-as-you-go contract, which has shit battery life and also keeps losing signal, even in areas where other people have good reception. It also lets people leave voicemail messages for me, but doesn't tell me when I have one. Cue people trying to get hold of me and failing.
I now work long shifts, so often away from home for over 24 hours at a time, yet I sometimes get time-sensitive emails, so I've been wondering whether to get a phone that I can check emails on.
My questions are:
* Can anybody recommend a phone that is robust and good at getting a signal? (I don't care about having a camera on it and shit like that.)
* Is it worth me getting a contract phone, or is that too expensive? (I currently spend about £10 a month).
* Basically, is there a way that I can get a reliable phone that will let me check emails, but stay on pay-as-you-go?
* Any comments, recommendations etc. will be read with interest.