Vodafone reveal cheap SIM and iPhone offers

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VODAFONE have brought in a fresh crop of offers on some of their most popular handsets and tablets, all running until the end of October.

Among the handsets on offer are the 16GB iPhone 6 and the higher-end-of-mid-range Samsung Galaxy A3; among the tablets included in the seasonal deals is the iPad Air 2.

The headline deals, however, are those involving three of their 12 month SIM-only deals - including their offer of 25GB of 4G data and a choice of streaming subscription for £25 a month with a Red Value Bundle.

SIM-only deals

The three SIM-only deals are all offered on 12-month terms:

The 8GB plan should really be more than enough for most people - even rival network Three, who offer plans that cater to very heavy users say that their customers use an average of 5GB of mobile data per month.

Even so, the amount of mobile data we're using is continuing to rise, driven largely by our appetite for streaming video.

The best way to show how good these deals are then, is to compare them with Vodafone's other 12-month SIM-only plans:

Data Calls and texts Roaming data Roaming calls and texts* Price per month
vodafone 1GB Unlimited N/A N/A £15
vodafone 8GB Unlimited 500MB Unlimited £17
vodafone 4GB Unlimited N/A Unlimited £22
vodafone 20GB Unlimited 2GB Unlimited £20
vodafone 25GB Unlimited 4GB Unlimited £25
vodafone 20GB Unlimited 2GB Unlimited £37

*Covers use in Vodafone's inclusive roaming zone, as explained here.

Despite lacking some of the flexibility of a 30-day SIM deal, the above plans - and all of Vodafone's other 12-month SIMs - come with the option to upgrade to a new phone bundle after three months have passed.

The 25GB deal is one of Vodafone's Red Value plans, which means that as well as including significantly more roaming data, it comes with the benefit of a free 12-month subscription to one of three streaming services - Spotify, Sky Sports or Now TV.

Vodafone SIM-only Latest Offers

Get more data for less with a Vodafone 12-month SIM-only deal

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Offer ends 31 October 2016!

Handsets

Now the iPhone 7 is here - and in such high demand that global stocks are running low - it's easy to forget that the previous two iPhones are still among the best regarded handsets out there.

The only real fly in the ointment is that Vodafone's deals all feature the 16GB version of 2014's iPhone 6.

As the iPhones don't have any external storage, users would be advised to connect a decent cloud storage account to the handset for all their media - music, photos, downloads and so on - or keep a very close eye on the amount of storage their apps take up.

If the storage isn't an issue, then one of Vodafone's offers looks particularly good:

Data Calls and texts Roaming data Roaming calls and texts* Price per month** Upfront cost
vodafone 3GB Unlimited 500MB Unlimited £32 £30

*Covers use in Vodafone's inclusive roaming zone, as explained here.
**24 month contract.

Not only is the monthly cost £2 cheaper than that for the same handset with 2GB of data per month, but the upfront cost is way lower: those looking at the 2GB deal can expect to pay £150 before they even start using their new phone.

Vodafone Handset Latest Offers

Get the iPhone 6 (16GB) with 3GB data for £32 a month, with £30 upfront


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Offer ends 31 October 2016!

For those after a solid, well regarded - but less expensive - handset, and who don't need or want all that much data, the offers including the Samsung Galaxy A3 are at the lower end of Vodafone's phone plans in terms of both price and allowances:

Data Calls and texts Roaming data Roaming calls and texts* Price per month** Upfront cost
vodafone 500MB Unlimited N/A N/A £19 £10
vodafone 1GB Unlimited 500MB Unlimited £24 £10

*Covers use in Vodafone's inclusive roaming zone, as explained here.
**24 month contract.

Vodafone Handset Latest Offers

Get the Samsung Galaxy A3 from £19 per month, with £10 upfront

Get this deal

Offer ends 31 October 2016!

The iPad Air 2

Finally, Vodafone are also making a big deal of their 3GB mobile broadband plan for the iPad Air 2.

Again, it's the 16GB version that's being singled out for special treatment - but it's worth noting that those after more storage can get the 32GB version for the same monthly price, if they don't mind paying £20 rather than £10 upfront:

Device UK data Price per month** Upfront cost
vodafone iPad Air 2 (16GB) 3GB £32 £10
vodafone iPad Air 2 (32GB) 3GB £32 £20

**24 month contract.

All of the deals above are covered by Vodafone's 30-day network guarantee - so if they're not to our liking, for whatever reason, we have a month to cancel and look elsewhere before being locked in or facing penalty charges.

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