Carrier Uk carriers v US caeroers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jr866gooner, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    I'm over in the uk and I am forever reading that you lucky folk in the states get awesome deals and discounts through your carriers. Although your contracts sound higher I actually think we in the uk get stung big time!

    I read that users here get free iPhone for stupidly low repayments! Not fair! Lol

    So please do disclose your best deals you've been offered to get an iPhone.
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
  3. Fancuku macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2015
    PA, USA
    Not sure where you saw that. Data plan prices in the US are some of the highest in the world, if not the highest except Canada.
  4. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    What would be the point to rub the salt deeper into the sore? :)

    I will say though that your consumer laws there (as opposed to what we have here) give you loads more protection and offer more recourse than what we have in the US.

    And Brexit has consequences too. So some of your pain is self-inflicted.

    But that's a story for a different day.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    How did you come up with this?
    Every major carrier now offers unlimited data plans.
    And you can get a plan with unlimited talk, text and data between $50-80 per month. If you're in a family plan with multiple lines the price per line drops even lower.
  6. mctrials23 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Is that completely unlimited data not "unlimited date" with a fair use policy? Does that include an iPhone 7 or something similar or is that contract only?
  7. Applejuiced, Jun 22, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017

    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It doesnt include an iphone or any device, its just the service portion of the bill.
    US carriers stopped the 2 year contracts and the customer either gets his own device or a finance plan that spreads the price of the phone over certain amount of monthly payments.
    As far as how unlimited the unlimited data plans are various carriers have different policies.
    Tmobile raised the unlimited soft cap to anything over 30GB's of data can be throttled on congested towers during peak times.
    23 GB at Sprint and 22 GB at Verizon and AT&T.
    But that doesnt guarantee that you will get throttled passed that amount, many rack up way higher amounts of data per month with no slow downs.
  8. mctrials23 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    So in the UK I can get
    Cheers, seems alright these days. I do remember looking a few years ago and contracts seemed super expensive.

    In the UK I can get 600min - unlimited text and 30gb data for £19 which is about $25.

    For £35/month I can get unlimited everything and the only restriction is that you only get 30gb data if you tether your phone.

    Both of the contracts are rolling 1 month contracts.
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Not bad, with family plans you can get even better deals if you get 4+ lines in one account you can go as low as $30-40 each per line.
    And Tmobile now includes all government taxes and fees in their prices so that saves some money there too.
    Its definitely gotten a lot better over the past 2-3 years where competition between carriers started to heat up.
    Now there's better plans, many options to choose from and most carriers offer unlimited data plans and other deals to avoid data overages like before with the previous family shared data plans. They were racking in crazy overage fee's on US consumers in to the tune of $1.5 billion every year.
  10. Coconut_one, Jun 22, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017

    Coconut_one macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2017

    iPhone 7 32gb purchased outright £599 Three sim only contract unlimited everything cost me only £24 each month after 24 months only cost me £1175.

    Too be honest UK contracts are becoming a rip off.
    Three years ago I was paying £35 unlimited everything (Three uk)
    Now prices are £80 iPhone 7 32gb unlimited everything that with three uk (£1920 two year contract)
    O2 £85 iPhone 7 32gb with only 50gb data a month plus £20 upfront (£2060 two year contract)
    Vodafone uk £62 iPhone 7 32gb 60gb data a month plus £20 upfront (£1508 two year contract)
    Not to mention EE insane prices.
  11. McScooby macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2005
    The Paps of Glenn Close, Scotland.
    Obv you're havin' a laugh with those prices, I pay almost the same as u on EE, but got a 256GB 7+ & as for everything sunnier on the other side of the pond? Nonsense!

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