I’ve had my iPhone 5 for two years and I could now upgrade. However, being me, I research which is the cheapest phone plan for the next two-years.
For the first time since I’ve had an iPhone (my first was a 3Gs), the contract option, across all vendors (EE, O2, Three & Vodafone), is too expensive. I am currently on Three and I’ve downgraded my iPhone 5 contract to a PAYG to minimise costs while I decided.
On the “Pre-Order” day all vendors were very slow to get their offers on their websites. All wanting to “wait and see” what the competition was doing to offer the best deal.
The result? None of the contracts offers me a better deal than PAYG.
On average per-month I use 2GB of data, I don’t make that many calls (minutes a month not hours), and I have a low text use (below 500 texts). Most contracts are therefore excessive for my needs.
Here is a table of the nearest deals that minimise the cost for my chosen iPhone: iPhone 6 Plus 64GB in Silver.
So it is a clear choice to pay Apple for the iPhone up-front and stick with my PAYG.
So that’s what I’ve done. The only fly in the ointment is that I waited to see these figures before ordering and now there will be a 3- to 4- week delivery wait. I can be patient I’m sure.