As luluj says --- get a low budget ebay handset (especially if it gets dropped a lot ) ... life in an IVA has to be lived on a strict budget, but it is only 5 or 6 years in a lifetime.
My opinions are merely that .. opinions based on experience. Always seek professional advice.
IVA Completed 23rd July 2013 .... C.C. 10th January 2014
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I am with O2 and never had a problem renewing my contract during my IVA.
As Foggy says - get a cheap unlocked one from EBay if you can.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
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