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Are Apple iPhone contracts better in UK??

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  • 26-04-2015 9:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,489 ✭✭✭


    My son is off to UK in Sept on 1 yr contract.

    He has a 4s on Sim only card with EMobile. He talking about buying a sim free 5s or 5c from Apple in next few weeks.

    However I am recommending he holds out till sept and see what he can get in the UK!!

    What do u think... Could he get better contract in UK??? Nor could he buy a sim free better from Apple in UK ???


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,326 ✭✭✭Zapp Brannigan


    Masala wrote: »
    My son is off to UK in Sept on 1 yr contract.

    He has a 4s on Sim only card with EMobile. He talking about buying a sim free 5s or 5c from Apple in next few weeks.

    However I am recommending he holds out till sept and see what he can get in the UK!!

    What do u think... Could he get better contract in UK??? Nor could he buy a sim free better from Apple in UK ???

    Unlikely he could get s contract in the UK just after moving over. He'd have no credit score and would be seen as a risk by phone companies. Better to just buy the phone sim free and go sim only over there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,489 ✭✭✭Masala


    Unlikely he could get s contract in the UK just after moving over. He'd have no credit score and would be seen as a risk by phone companies. Better to just buy the phone sim free and go sim only over there.

    Good point...... I think you are right there on Contract. Otherwise go the SIM only route.

    I see another poster posted on www.argos.co.uk a SIM free Iphone 5 for £270 Sterling refurbished. Thats an option to him while over there.

    Many thanks for the reply


  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭gutenberg


    Personally I've found contracts expensive in the UK. With Three, my network, the cheapest contract (for an iPhone 4s, not even a 5 or 6) it was £19.99 a month, and only included 500MB of data. For contracts with a newer iPhone model, you would be looking at at least £35, with some even more than this. Now, I don't know how heavily your son uses his phone, but for me a £10 add-on with Three (which gave 100 mins, 500 MB & 3,000 texts per 30 days) was absolutely sufficient for my needs.

    Also, many contracts I've seen are 24 months. So if he only plans to spend a year, that could be a problem.


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