A guide to iPhone deals

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Oct 30, 2020

Why are iPhones so expensive? 

Acclaimed and eminent across the world, Apple have created a brand that is one of the biggest and most recognisable. Their success across the full range of Apple devices is undeniable but this is about paying homage to the iPhone: one of the most outstanding smartphone experiences available. Including over 2.2 million apps available from the App Store, incredible battery life, iOS 13 operating system, an exceptional camera, quality design and easy-to-use applications. 

Consequently, excellence comes at a cost; Apple iPhones incur top-end prices. This article intends to show you that you don't need to spend a fortune on the latest iPhone, iPhone deals do exist, you just need to know where to look…

Where to get the best iPhone deals? 

In a nutshell the best iPhone deals are not with the networks themselves. They are with mobile resellers or independent companies like us at Raylo. Instead of signing up to a bundled contract with high monthly costs, you should consider decoupling the SIM and iPhone. If you do so you could get your next iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro at a fraction of the cost of the networks by going SIM only. 

Of course it may involve a little more effort but it's most definitely worth it for your pocket. To find the cheap pay monthly iPhone deals you will generally need to go to more than one provider. Here is an example of the ‘two-step saver’:

  1. Raylo for the cheapest iPhone 11 Pro Max monthly deal and 
  2. Smarty for your SIM

By doing so this will give you unlimited minutes, texts, 30GB of data and the latest iPhone 11 Pro Max, brand new for £49.99 a month with no upfront cost [based on 64 GB model and £10 Sim from Smarty].

Whilst you won’t get the phone at a cheaper monthly price, you may want to check out other SIM only plans to suit your needs, for instance more data and less minutes. Online comparison sites are great at quickly showing you the best SIM deals for your usage. 

How much will I really save? 

Still don’t fancy the hassle? Well if you go to a one-stop-shop for your iPhone contracts you will pay considerably more for any iPhone 11 deal.

For example with EE, you will be paying £50 upfront, £79 a month for unlimited minutes, texts but only 30GB of data for exactly the same phone. 

By going to Raylo for your phone and Smarty for your SIM, that is a whopping saving of £746.24 over the 24 months. If that is not a cheap iPhone deal then what is? *** prices correct on 20.04.2020.

So SIM only deals + Raylo iPhones = the sensible, cost saving solution every time.

Moreover, ensure you don't overestimate the amount of storage you need, the price between a 64GB and 256GB increases considerably and most people do not need as much storage as they may be led to believe. As a rule of thumb, 64GB can hold 2,000 apps, 1,600 albums or 12 to 20 HD films. This is before utilising the cloud which further expands your storage. This is a simple way to keep iPhone deals cheaper and more suitable for your needs. 

By following this article you will be on your way to finding a cheaper and more cost-effective way to get your next iPhone. Quality doesn’t always mean you have to spend a fortune…