Being an immigrant has put some limitations on my life. A lot of these are pretty understandable. I can’t collect benefits, I haven’t paid into the system so that makes sense. There are some, often funny, language limitations. I’ve found that DIY words are quite different here.
What I never thought was that I wouldn’t be able to get a phone contract. I’ve never paid a bill late in my life, this seems totally unfair! However, the phone companies all require 3 years of UK residence. I’ll be a citizen by the time I’m allowed to get my own phone contract!
The smart part of me understands why companies do this. I’m considered high risk for being given a phone. But the child in me wants to throw a hissy fit and bang my hands and feet on the floor.
When we get around to it, my husband will take out a phone contract for me. But for now, I’ll be a pay as you go girl without an I Phone. .