Where To Get The Best iPhone 4 Deal

With the ever popular iPhone 4 the desire to buy one is enormous but where can you get the best iPhone 4 deal? We take a look.

iPhone 4Firstly when buying an iPhone 4 there are a number of factors to consider, including

  • Length of contract
  • Cost of phone – 16GB or 32GB
  • Monthly Cost
  • Number of minutes
  • Number of Texts
  • Data Allowance

The various cost elements need to be added up to give you the total cost of your contract over its term.

To get the best iPhone 4 deal you’ll obviously need to consider your particular needs, for example how much time do you spend talking vs sending texts?

Critically also consider your data allowance. Until recently on the 3G network data was generally unlimited but most providers have now capped their data allowance.

With O2, Tesco, 3 and Vodafone capping their data between 500MB and 1GB per month, you might be wondering is this enough? The answer is that for most people it will be – you’ll be able to surf the web for a few hours, send and receive a number of emails with attachements, download a small number of music tracks and watch a small amount of video.

Clearly you need to think carefully about your monthly data requirements – and what’s been found so far is that iPhone users tend to use more data than originally anticipated.

At the time of writing, Orange, O2, Vodafone, 3 and Tesco all have a range of iPhone 4 tariffs.

Based on a black 16GB phone, some of the best iPhone 4 deals we could find as at 26 May 2011 include

Network Contract Length Phone Cost Monthly Cost No of Minutes No of Texts Data Allowance Total Cost
Tesco 12 £342.00 £25 250 5000 1Gb £642.00 Information about Tesco iPhone 4 tariffs
Tesco 12 £235.00 £40 750 5000 1Gb £715.00 Information about Tesco iPhone 4 tariffs
Vodafone 12 £239.00 £40 600 Unlimited 500MB £719.00 Information about Vodafone iPhone 4 tariffs
O2 18 £140.99 £36 600 Unlimited 500MB £788.99 Information about O2 iPhone 4 tariffs
Vodafone 18 £199.00 £35 300 Unlimited 500MB £829.00 Information about Vodafone iPhone 4 tariffs
Orange 18 £229.99 £35 600 500 500MB £859.99 Information about Orange iPhone 4 tariffs
O2 18 Free £62.00 Unlimited Unlimited 1Gb £1,116.00 Information about O2 iPhone 4 tariffs
Vodafone 18 Free £45 900 Unlimited 1Gb £810.00 Information about Vodafone iPhone 4 tariffs
3 24 £69 £35 2000 (5000 3-to-3) 5000 All-you-can-eat Data £909.00 Information about 3 iPhone 4 tariffs
O2 24 100.99 £36 900 Unlimited 500MB £964.99 Information about O2 iPhone 4 tariffs
Vodafone 24 £139 £35 600 Unlimited 500MB £979.00 Information about Vodafone iPhone 4 tariffs
Orange 24 £119.99 £35 600 Unlimited 500MB £959.99 Information about Orange iPhone 4 tariffs
Vodafone 24 Free £40 900 Unlimited 750MB £960.00 Information about Vodafone iPhone 4 tariffs
3 24 Free £43 900 5000 1GB £1032.00 Information about 3 iPhone 4 tariffs
Tesco 24 £19 £45 3000 5000 1GB £1,099.00 Information about Tesco iPhone 4 tariffs
Orange 24 Free £50 1200 Unlimited 1GB £1,200.00 Information about Orange iPhone 4 tariffs

As you can see there are limited deals available on a 12 month contract but if you’re prepared to opt for a 24 month contract there are plenty of options.

We’ve highlighted the different plans at the £35 a month level and as you can see a differentiator is the minutes allowance, although with Vodafone offering a deal to check.

On a 24 month contract, if you’re looking for an iPhone without an upfront cost then the iPhone £40 per month plan from Vodafone looks good.

Clearly you have to select the best iPhone 4 deal to suit your needs.

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  1. Rachael 3rd August 2010

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