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NEW THREAD: Cheapest iPhones article

edited 13 October 2011 at 5:52PM in Mobiles
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  • AidyAidy Forumite
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    iPhone 3GS prices have dropped this week

    Orange Free then £15 pm 50 mins 50 texts 100 mb data

    O2 refurb Free then £13.50 pm 50 mins 250 texts 100 mb

    Both 24 months
  • edited 5 October 2011 at 2:46PM
    Former_MSE_BeccaFormer_MSE_Becca Former Tech Writer / Researcher
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    edited 5 October 2011 at 2:46PM
    garfybeds wrote: »
    The new iPhone will be announced on 4th October. Close-out of holidays in shops 14/15 October point to that being the release date. The question is - what phone/s will they release


    The new iPhone has been announced - the iPhone 4S will be available in the UK from 14 October and comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, starting at £499 on a no contract basis.


    Have a read of the updated Cheap iPhones article for details on the new model. Tariff prices have yet to be announced, but we will update the guide as soon as we know more.

    MSE Becca
  • GigglepigGigglepig Forumite
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    Nice to see the prices are dropping :-)

    Now that new new iphone 4s is out, where is the cheapest place to buy the old Iphone 4 without a contract?

    And what is the cheapest place to get the old 4 refurbished?
  • imnothereimnothere Forumite
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    MSE_Becca wrote: »
    The new iPhone has been announced - the iPhone 4S will be available in the UK from 14 October and comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, starting at £499 on a no contract basis.


    Have a read of the updated Cheap iPhones article for details on the new model. Tariff prices have yet to be announced, but we will update the guide as soon as we know more.

    MSE Becca

    Some of the tarriffs have been announced
  • Former_MSE_BeccaFormer_MSE_Becca Former Tech Writer / Researcher
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    imnothere wrote: »
    Some of the tarriffs have been announced


    Thanks, we are working on updating the tool right now :j

    Will post on here when it is updated!

    MSE Becca
  • I'll be paying the equivalent of £34.95 per month over 24 months by buying direct from Apple (unlocked) and getting a GiffGaff SIM. :T Can't wait - ordered the 32GB this morning. :D
  • edited 7 October 2011 at 2:17PM
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    edited 7 October 2011 at 2:17PM
    jetfighter wrote: »
    I'll be paying the equivalent of £34.95 per month over 24 months by buying direct from Apple (unlocked) and getting a GiffGaff SIM. :T Can't wait - ordered the 32GB this morning. :D
    Is my understanding correct that you were happy to take a loan at more than 40% APR :eek: for buying a toy? If so, using your savings, or at least your credit card, would be a much wiser financial decision.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

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  • edited 7 October 2011 at 2:20PM
    jetfighterjetfighter Forumite
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    edited 7 October 2011 at 2:20PM
    grumbler wrote: »
    Is my understanding correct that you were happy to take a loan at about 40% APR :eek: for buying a toy? If so, using your savings would be a much wiser financial decision.

    Nooooo, not at all. :eek::eek::eek: Not sure where you've got the 40% APR thing from either!

    I was trying to say that I would be spending the equivalent of £34.95 per month by buying the phone upfront for £599 (with money I have!) and then £10 per month on GiffGaff. To illustrate that if you can afford it, buying upfront works out cheaper in the long term. I can't imagine there are any contracts offering a free iPhone 4S 32GB for £34.95 per month. (I may be proven wrong.)

    To clarify, I paid £599 for the phone upfront, from money I have. No loans. I will be paying £10 per month to GiffGaff. Over the course of 24 months, which is the standard contract length, I will have spent £839 in total. Divided by 24, this is £34.95.

    That was what I meant!
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    I see. So the monthly £34.95 figure included £10 for giffgaff?
    My apologies for misunderstanding.
    We are born naked, wet and hungry...Then things get worse. :(

    .withdrawal, NOT withdrawel ..bear with me, NOT bare with me
    .definitely, NOT definately ......separate, NOT seperate
    should have, NOT should of
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