If you missed Apple’s blockbuster September event, there’s a new iPhone on the way. Four new iPhones, to be precise. The iPhone 13, 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max span from 5.4 to 6.7-inches, sport re-engineered cameras, new colours, and longer battery life. With the arrival of new iPhone models, last year’s iPhone 12 range has dropped in price too, so it’s a great time to upgrade, regardless of whether you want the latest-and-greatest or something a little newer.
The most affordable way to own any smartphone is usually to buy the device outright, and then pick your own SIM deal. There are a few advantages to this approach. First off, you own the handset from day one, rather than paying it off over the next 12, 24 or 36 months. That means you’re able to trade it in for extra cash whenever you decide to switch to another model …and you won’t still be faced with months of bills for a phone that’s no longer in your pocket.
And most importantly, you’ll be able to switch between SIM deals on a whim too. It’s impossible to know exactly how much mobile data you’ll need, so it’s easy to overcompensate and sign-up for a two-year contract with oodles more data than you end up using. Or, as we’ve seen from the last year or so, circumstances change and you’re left paying over the odds for free data roaming and buckets of 5G data that you don’t need.
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