iPhone SE: how to find the best deals

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re-orders have opened for the iPhone SE, Apple’s mostaffordable iPhone yet. To buy the 16GB model outright from Apple on March 31 costs £359, while the 64GB version is priced at £439. Here are the best carrier deals currently available.

iPhone SE with 16GB storage

The lowest price EE is offering the 16GB iPhone SE for is £27.49 monthly on a 24 month plan and an upfront cost of £49.99, but it does mean you’ll end up with just 500MB of data and 500 minutes, though texts are unlimited. For £34.99 per month you could get 4GB of data, unlimited texts and data and no upfront fee.  Further pricing details are available here.

iPhone SE with 64GB storage

The cheapest 64GB deal is £37.49 over 24 months with no upfront fee, 1GB of data, 1,000 minutes and unlimited texts. The best deal is £44.99 monthly for 4GB of data, unlimited texts and minutes with no upfront charge. More details are available here.


Vodafone customers who pre-order their Phone SE 16GB or 64GB on a Vodafone Red 2GB Bundle for £34 per month (£9 upfront cost) or £40 per month (£9 upfront cost) respectively, will enjoy unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 2GB of data.

Alternatively, customers can pre-order either version on a Vodafone Red Value 4GB Bundle, at £44 per month for the iPhone SE 16GB or £49 per month for the iPhone SE 64GB.  Again, both have a £9 upfront cost and include unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 4GB of data, as well as a choice of free access to Netflix (available until 31 March 2016), Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass for 6 months. More details are available here.


iPhone SE with 16GB storage

O2’s cheapest tariff for the 16GB version is £24 monthly over 24 months for 500MB of data and unlimited texts and 500 minutes with a upfront cost of £99.99, but the most reasonable deal is £36.50 for no prior cost, unlimited texts and minutes and 3GB of data. More details are available here.

iPhone SE with 64GB storage

The cheapest 64GB version is priced at £29.99 monthly over 24 months for 500MB, 500 minutes, unlimited texts and an upfront fee of £69.99. The best deal is £40 per month for 5GB, unlimited texts and minutes and an upfront cost of £39.99. More details are available here.


ABOUT The iPhone SE

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What is it?
Apple has developed a new 4-inch iPhone to cater for those who aren’t keen on the new larger iPhone sizes of 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. They’ve called it the iPhone SE
What features will it have?
It has a 4 inch screen, 12MP iSight camera, A9 64 bit processor and will be available in 16GB and 64GB
When will it go on sale?
Available for order from March 24, and available from March 31
How much will it cost?
It’s launching at £356 for a 16GB model and £439 for the 64GB model


No upfront cost on a 24 month contract:

  • £17.81 per month or £359 for 16GB version
  • £21.77 per month or £439 for 64GB version. More details are available here.

 Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse’s best deal for the iPhone SE 16GB with no upfront cost is through O2 for £26 monthly and 500MB of data, while the best deal for the 64GB version is £34 a month for 500MB of fata, also through O2. More details are available here.


Three’s pricing is yet to be announced, so watch this space, but it has confirmed that all new and existing customers will be treated to a free six months subscription to Deezer.