Upgrade Program or Upgrade Contract? (UK)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BMox, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. BMox macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2014
    United Kingdom
    So I'm with Three at the moment and my contract is up for early renewal next month.

    I'm happy with their 4G coverage and they haven't given me any issues in the 2 and a bit years I've been with them.

    I've got the 6 Plus and it's served me well. I'm looking to get the IP7 and can get the 128gb version for £51 a month (making a saving of £5 each month to what I'm paying now) on another 2 year contract.

    But with all these rumours swirling about next years phone, I can obviously try and get on the upgrade program, and see what happens next year.

    So that would mean bumping down my tariff to a SIM only one, then paying the monthly payment to Apple, which would then work out to what I'm paying in my current contract.

    So I guess my question is do I just upgrade with Three and sign on for another two years, or do I attempt to get on the Upgrade Program (with no guarantee that I get on it (I've seen people here saying they've got perfect credit get declined))?
  2. xxnoelziexx, Sep 22, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2016

    xxnoelziexx macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2009
    Hi Bmox I had the same sort of dilemma. I am currently on a SIM only plan in UK £14pm with 65% discount on a £20pm contract. After doing the maths and working out I choose to stick with my Sim only plan and use the upgrade program through Apple. You can upgrade the phone next year and includes iPhone protection with AppleCare+. Contact Three and just mention you want to leave, play them at their own game they will offer good retention deals :). Phones change all the time which is the main reason why I will never get myself into another 24 month contract. Good luck

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