Dumb phone running cost
And with regards to buying a phone separately or with a contract, it depends on how you plan on using it. Will you be with your Apple iPad Mini always? If not, I suggest buying a smartphone. But if you will be with the tablet all the time, cheap feature phones will be fine.
Thanks Carl. I have no carrier as yet, feel free to suggest one. Do you advise that I purchase a phone separately or get a deal with a phone?