buy-iphone6In anticipation of the latest iPhone release, millions of people ordered their devices and were sure to be in line for when the stores opened their doors. If you didn’t manage to grab an iPhone on the first day, then you may have to wait a little while longer to get your hands on one. Since you will be in queue for some time until the next batch of phones are available, it only makes sense to do some price shopping while you wait. Those who snagged the iPhone 6 on the first day likely did not give much thought into what contracts they were signing. However, there are plenty of deals available on numerous contracts. Keep reading for more information.

What to Consider

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It’s important to first understand what you need most in a new contract and phone. Whether it’s the amount of time you spend using the internet, streaming music, sending emails or talking to friends, these variables can affect how much data, talk time and texting you need. Some people will only need a small amount of minutes but ample data, while others rely more on texting than anything else. All of these considerations should be made before agreeing to any plan, or any type of contract.

If you rarely use the internet, email and don’t stream multimedia that often, then a data plan with less than 5 GB will work quite well for you – you may even need less, depending on the situation. For those who can’t be unglued from their devices, then a more hefty data package may be necessary. It’s even necessary for some to arrange special deals with carriers to accommodate their usage.

You’ll discover that most phone plans either include unlimited calling or a pre-defined number of minutes in the range of 500 or so. Most people do not use more than a few hundred minutes per month, so unless you are constantly talking, it may be a better idea to search for a cheaper plan with a limited number of minutes than one that offers unlimited calls. Texting, on the other hand, almost always has unlimited functionality in all plans.

For more information, visit: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/broadband/3521229/how-much-data-do-i-need-which-3g-or-4g-tariff-you-should-choose/

SIM-Only or Traditional?

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There are two options for everyone who is considering a new iPhone and service contract. The first allows you to purchase the iPhone at cash value from Apple or sources like eBay and agree only to a service contract for one to two years. The latter gives you the ability to save on the iPhone’s upfront cost, but you’ll pay more each month for service.

Depending on the type of iPhone 6 you select, you’ll pay anywhere from £539 to £699. For those who want to upgrade and get the iPhone 6 Plus, they’ll wind up paying anywhere from £619 to £789. The range in price varies mostly based on how much memory you want in the phone, but the main difference between the 6 and 6 Plus is the screen size (4.7 in versus 5.5 in).

Our first recommendation for SIM-only contracts is Three, where you’ll pay £18 per month for unlimited texting, unlimited calls and 4 GB of data for your new iPhone 6. You’ll need to sign a one-year agreement for the service, but the phone (purchased separately) is not a part of the contract.

GiffGaff is the other of our two better deals we have found, and it offers unlimited text for all customers. You’ll also be able to get 1 GB of data and 500 minutes of talk time with a plan that costs £10 per month. You’ll need to enter into a one-year agreement for the service plan itself, but your iPhone 6 will be completely free to go wherever: just pop in the SIM card and you’re ready to go.

More SIM-only deals can be found here: http://www.simonlyexpert.co.uk/iphone-sim-only/.

EE provides traditional contract plans and is known well for their excellent data service. The best-balanced plan we could find includes 2 GB of data, unlimited calling and unlimited texting for just a little over £45 per month. You’ll spend £149 upfront in order to get your hands on the new iPhone 6.

If you can’t afford to buy a new iPhone 6 today but want the pleasure of Apple’s latest creations, then you can always enter into a traditional contract. O2 provides unlimited calling and texting for a monthly flat rate, in addition to 2 GB of 4G data. You’ll receive an iPhone 6 with 64 GB of storage for just £199 down and around £40 per month.

Nobody wants to pay too much for a phone or a contract. With all of the options we’ve mentioned above, you’re sure to find a plan that’s right for your particular needs.

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