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If you prefer avoiding upfront costs while buying new phones, Carphone Warehouse is offering a number of deals for iPhone SE that do not involve any upfront costs. These include a £26 a month one which comes with 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts.
Also available is a £34 a month offer with no upfront cost which comes with unlimited minutes and texts and 2GB of 4G data. But if you need more data, you can choose to pay either £40, £41 or £42 per month with no upfront cost and get 10GB, 15GB and 20GB of 4G data respectively.
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Yet another attractive offer is a £26 a month one with an upfront cost of £59.99. This will give you unlimited minutes and texts and 3GB of 4G data every month! You can also choose a Great Value £31 per month offer with an upfront cost of £9 and offering unlimited minutes and texts and 7GB of 4G data.
EE's tariff offers for iPhone SE differ when it comes to 16GB and 64GB storage variants. EE's best-selling plan, which includes 1GB of 4G data, 500 minutes, unlimited texts and inclusive EU roaming calls, costs £29.99 per month for the 16GB variant and £34.99 for the 64GB variant with no upfront cost in either case.
If you need more data, you can choose the 4GB EE Extra plan which offers unlimited minutes and texts, no upfront cost and costs £34.99 per month for iPhone SE 16GB and £44.99 per month for iPhone SE 64GB. The 10GB tariff plan with unlimited minutes/texts and zero upfront cost also costs £39.99 and £49.99 per month respectively for 16GB and 64GB variants.
"We’re delighted to offer iPhone SE on the UK’s biggest and fastest network. With a 4G network that is 50% faster than our major rivals and with WiFi Calling and VoLTE built-in – EE really is the network of choice for those looking to get the most out of their iPhone SE experience," said Sharon Meadows, Director of Devices, EE.
You will be able to buy an iPhone SE with any of these tariff plans from EE's online store as well as retail shops from 31 March onwards.
Tesco Mobile will also sell iPhone SE with attractive tariff plans from 31 March, offering both 16GB and 64GB storage variants as well as a choice of colours between Silver, Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold.
For iPhone SE 16GB, Tesco Mobile's tariff plans will start at £21.50 a month with an upfront cost of £120. This plan will give you 1000 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of 4G data. You can also choose a £24 a month plan with the same package but a lower upfront cost of £60.
In our opinion, the best plan on offer is a £32 a month one with zero upfront cost. This plan offers 5000 minutes, 5000 texts and 3GB of 4G data, probably enough for your monthly requirements.
Plucky contenders giffgaff will also offer unlocked iPhone SE from March 31 with a giffgaff PAYG SIM whose pricing will range from £5 to £20 as well as 3G and 4G packs at competitive rates.
Giffgaff's £20 SIM will give you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and Always-on UK data. The retailer's policy is not to tie you down with two-year contracts and to give you the option to buy unlocked phones and choose SIM-only plans that suit your needs the most.
Vodafone has made both 16GB and 64GB variants of iPhone SE available to pre-order starting today in its website. The network is offering unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 2GB of 4G data to buyers of iPhone SE 16GB and iPhone SE 64GB for £34 per month and for £40 per month respectively along with upfront costs of £9 in both cases.
You can also go for a Vodafone Red Value 4GB Bundle which will cost £44 per month and £49 per month for both variants with upfront costs of £9. This tariff plan will offer unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 4GB of data along with a choice of free access to Netflix, Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass for 6 months.
Vodafone is also offering Data Test Drive through which you will be able to consume any amount of data on your new iPhone SE in the first two months without any limitations on your usage. Those who will sign up for Vodafone's Red and Red Value tariff plans will also be able to make use of Vodafone’s Wi-Fi Calling service.
Mobiles.co.uk has also opened pre-orders of iPhone SE in its website starting today. The cheapest tariff plan on offer for the 16GB variant is a £27 per month one which includes no upfront cost and offers 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts.
There's also a £31.50 per month plan which lets you use 3GB of 4G data from O2 along with unlimited minutes and texts every month for 24 months.
iPhone SE is a 4-inch iPhone combining the looks and dimensions of iPhone 5s with the internal prowess of iPhone 6s. It features the latest 64-bit A9 chip, an M9 co-processor, a 12MP iSight camera with True Tone and Live Photos, 16GB and 64GB storage variants, powerful LTE bands and Apple Pay.