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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Best iPhone 5 deal in the UK?

I've an iPhone 4 on Three's One Plan, and it's coming up for renewal.

Although the free minutes and texts are good I use the phone mainly for data including the personal hotspot feature for my MacBook Pro when I'm out and about.

Any suggestions for a good iPhone5 deal for me?

ps. I always get stung on 0845 calls to customer service numbers from my mobile. Does any deal include them as part of the plan?

pps. Access to BT OpenZone as part of the deal would be cool too but not essential.

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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I just switched from O2 to GiffGaff SIM only deal.

Can totally recommend, it uses O2's network anyway, and has unlimited data for 12 a month.

Past 2 months have been great, wish I'd done it sooner tbh.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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I just switched from O2 to GiffGaff SIM only deal.

Can totally recommend, it uses O2's network anyway, and has unlimited data for 12 a month.
no tethering

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and to the OP, i'm in the same boat coming off a 24m ip4 contract, i'm just gonna buy a 5 outright from apple and drop to a 12month one plan sim
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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and to the OP, i'm in the same boat coming off a 24m ip4 contract, i'm just gonna buy a 5 outright from apple and drop to a 12month one plan sim
I found this deal on Orange: http://www.buymobilephones.net/mobil...campaign=35637

19 for the phone, then 36 a month for 24 months. Calls, text and 1GB of data a month, plus BT OpenZone. Orange now allows Personal Hotspot on monthly plans.

Total cost is 883, but if we deduct 12 a month for a similar SIM-only deal on Giff Gaff (as mentioned) then the cost of the phone is 595. Buying it new costs 519, so I'd be paying 76 in "interest" over the 2 years.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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i'll easily chew 1gb data so no good for me
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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Not sure if it's the best deal in the world but it's better than my other contract I had..basically I pay 41 a month with o2 and get unlimited texts, minutes and 2gb data and the phone was free got that through carphone warehouse and used quidco to get 50 cashback (which is now 80 cashback for the next 5 days!!)
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:39 AM   #7
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i'll easily chew 1gb data so no good for me
Three lets you see how much data you use each month. Every now and again I'd reach about 800MB but on most months it was less than 100MB.

I also found this deal, which is 36 for two years with no upfront on O2. Apparently all O2 monthly deals include tethering now, and they also do BT OpenZone minutes:

http://www.affordablemobiles.co.uk/c.../45434183.html
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 10:48 AM   #8
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no tethering

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and to the OP, i'm in the same boat coming off a 24m ip4 contract, i'm just gonna buy a 5 outright from apple and drop to a 12month one plan sim
What about Tesco?

They're doing a sim only deal which I thinks ok.

1000 minutes, 5000 texts, 2GB data, 15 per month, and think they run on O2 network.... but not sure
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:40 AM   #9
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and to the OP, i'm in the same boat coming off a 24m ip4 contract, i'm just gonna buy a 5 outright from apple and drop to a 12month one plan sim
If you are going to buy the phone outright I suggest Three's Ultimate Internet 200 for 12.90 a month and add the 5 per month tethering cost. This way you are saving money and also have the benefit of only having a 30 day contract. It does assume that you can get by with 200 minutes though, which is fine by me because it's all about the data.

Edit - Just realised you only get 1Gb of tethering data with this plan which probabaly wouldn't fulfill your needs
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:57 AM   #10
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Once you go on Three's one plan, you can't swop. Just loving the fact the data is truly unlimited
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