UK 12 month 5S deals

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Coxey70, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Coxey70 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    Looking at the 5S 64GB 12 month contracts on offer heres what I've found so far these are all middle of the road tariffs that I've picked all offer 3-5 different ones:

    Vodafone: 4GB data + extra 4GB phone cost £319 @ £57 a month iPhones paid for after 12 months

    EE: 3GB data phone cost £529.99 (WHAT!!!!) @ £56 a month iPhone paid for after 12 months

    O2 Refresh: (works a bit differently) 5GB data (£27) phone cost (£15 a month) making it a £42 a month contract, one off payment of £319 iPhones NOT paid for after 12 months you still owe 12 x £15 (£180)

    I thought the O2 was good until I realised the phone wasn't paid off. Now I have an iPhone 5 which is worth about £270 now so for next years iPhone I think I'll have to stump up about £49 to upgrade if the 5S is worth the same has the 5 next year. With O2 your £180 down to start with then you'll have to find the extra £319 for next years iPhone making it £499 you'll have to find I know the contract costs cheaper but the whole point of O2 refresh is to upgrade early and it'll cost you more up front to do that.
     
  2. *~Kim~* macrumors 6502

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    In my opinion you can rule an O2 refresh contract out if you are wanting a 12 month deal. Networks usually allow an upgrade at least a month early, so if you take one out soon you will be able to upgrade as soon as the 6 comes out (assuming the wait is the usual year+.)
     
  3. Coxey70 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's right Kim my contract ends on 16th December but I can upgrade on 2nd October.

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    I'm with Vodafone at the minute on a one year contract.
     
  4. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    I got the Vodafone deal... Plus, on release day their systems had messed up and we're putting the 5s 32gb models through at £179 instead of £239! Which was nice!

    I've been with Vodafone for a while, and I know you hear them get a bad press but they've always been good for me and my phones, staff are helpful and they always get new iPhone stock in my local store!

    The 12m 3G RED tariff is the one I'm on, and now my up front cost was cheaper, it means I'm only paying a total of £803 for a phone that costs £730 from Apple and thus paying just £173 per year / £14 per month for unlimited calls, texts, 2gb data (unlimited until 20th Dec) and can upgrade next year when the 6 comes out, even if it's 75 days before my upgrade due date.
     
  5. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    £709 is the most expensive (64), but you mentioned the 32GB which is 'only' £629.
     
  6. Coxey70 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just worked out if I stop with the iPhone 5 for the next 12 months it'll cost me £216 a posed to £1003 on a new 5S contract hhmmmm might not bother upgrading lol.
     
  7. oVerboost macrumors 6502a

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    My bad. The 32GB from Apple is £629 your correct. I'm paying £803 for the tariff and phone which includes the upfront charge, that's still only £14.50 a month for 2gb of data and unlimited everything else.
     

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