SIM only deals: the best plans in November 2017

So you’ve come to the end of your phone contract? You basically have two options – grab a brand new mobile phone deal on one of the latest and greatest smartphones on the market.

So you’ve come to the end of your phone contract? You basically have two options – grab a brand new mobile phone deal on one of the latest and greatest smartphones on the market. Or keep your beloved phone of the last two years and sign up for one of the cheap SIM only deals on this page.

A SIM only deal is a mobile phone plan that offers calls, texts and data in return for a monthly fee, but does not come bundled with a phone. Leaving the phone out of the equation gives you more flexibility (especially if you go for a 30-day rolling contract) or is ideal if you’re eyeing up a new SIM-free phone.

If you take a sift through our handy price comparison tool above you’ll see that 12-month prices start from a mere £4 per month for a basic plan, while you can also still bag Three’s Mobile Choice Award winning 30GB for £17 deal. Whatever your needs, going SIM only is just the ticket if you’re thinking to team one up with a brilliant Black Friday handset purchase.

And if you’re still unsure whether SIM-only is the route for you, our expert advice will help you decide – our all knowing FAQ includes tips on switching your number, the networks that offer free gifts and answers to a host of other questions.

The best SIM only deals of the week are:

We’ve run the figures and plucked out the very best sim only deals available this month. Whether you’re after the cheapest plan possible, want to dig out the best value big data SIM plan or just want an all-round great deal but don’t know how much to spend, you’ll find a recommendation just for you.

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8. Best EE SIM only deal
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10. Best 3 SIM only deal

Should I go SIM only?

If you a) want to save some money; b) don’t want to be tied into a lengthy contract; or c) both of the above, then SIM only is well worth considering. In fact, you’re probably one of two people if your thoughts are indeed turning to SIM only:

You’re coming to the end of your contract and your network is calling you a million times a day to get you to upgrade. Well if your phone is dying a death or you just fancy a change, head to our best mobile phones deal page to see what bargains are lurking, but otherwise going SIM only on your current phone is a no-brainer. You’ll wind up paying much less than you are under contract, and you can stick to a rolling 30 day contract so that if your circumstances change, you can get out of the arrangement tout suite.

It’s time for a shiny new smartphone and you want to get the best value humanly possible. You’ll have to find a few hundred quid up front for the handset (be sure to check our SIM free comparison chart) but box clever and you’ll end up paying less over the next 24 months (see below). Plus, if you’re a commitment-phobe, most SIM-only plans don’t require you to sign up for two years like you would with a normal contract.

Is SIM only cheaper than contract?

It can be. Teaming a SIM only plan with a standalone SIM-free handset could save you a few quid. It’s usually the case when a flagship phone hits the market and contracts are made deliberately expensive. Take the Samsung Galaxy S8 as a prime example, where you could have saved over £100 over two years by splashing the £800-odd for the handset and slipping in a cheap SIM card.

Not all the savings you can make are as extravagant, and on big data it’s frequently more cost effective to dive into a contract instead. But if you can afford to splash a few hundred pounds up front then the savings over the next couple of years could well be worth it – especially if you can bag a bargain on Black Friday 2017.

Is my phone unlocked – can I use a new SIM in it?

The times have passed since most phones were locked to a network and you had to pay a dodgy backstreet ‘engineer’ to unlock it. Nowadays, it’s standard practice for networks to let you use whatever SIM you want in the phone as soon as you’ve paid up the original contract (or earlier if you pay them a fee) – and Three ships all its handsets unlocked from the outset.

The exception, alas, is Apple iPhones. They’re generally sold locked to the original network that you purchase them with for the life of the handset. Very frustrating if you’re looking for a tasty SIM only deal once your 24 month sentence is up.

The good news is that your iPhone (or any other mobile before the end of your contract) can be unlocked – the bad news is that most networks make you pay for the privilege. Insert a friend or family member’s SIM into your phone to see whether it’s already unlocked and, if it isn’t, look for your network below to see how to cut ties with them:

EE Once six months have gone by on your contract, you can call EE on 0800 956 6000 and pay them £8.99 to unlock your phone. It says it will take around 10 days to complete. PAYG phones can be unlocked for free.O2 As long as you don’t own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus (they can’t be unlocked until you’ve paid off your contract), you can unlock any O2 phone – including iPhones – for free if you’re on a pay monthly contract. PAYG customers have to pay £15.Three Fear not, all phones on Three are unlocked as standard. Shove whatever SIM you like in there, it will work a treat.Vodafone The red network doesn’t quite get the same marks as Three, as your phone will be locked to them on arrival. But they have made unlocking handsets absolutely free within 10 days of your request.

What SIM card size do I need?

There are three sizes of SIM card that you can get for your phone, and the one you need will depend on your handset. It’s been a while since the traditional, so-called standard SIM (15x25mm) has genuinely been the staple in new phones. Instead, any phone you’ve bought within the last five or so years is much more likely to require a micro (12x15mm) or nano (8.8×12.3mm) SIM – the iPhone 5 was Apple’s first mobile with a nano SIM, while Samsung began using the smallest size in its Galaxy S6.

Before you purchase your new SIM, double-check the manufacturer’s website to see what size you require. And if you’re simply not sure, most networks now simply send out a triple SIM, so you’ll get one of each size.

How do I keep my old number?

Ever heard of PAC codes and wondered what a classic 80s arcade game had to do with telephone numbers? It actually stands for Porting Authorisation Code, and it’s the set of digits that you need to grab from your old network to let you transfer over your existing mobile number. If you’re on one of the major networks, you can see what phone number you can contact them on here:

EE 07953 966 250O2 0344 8090202Vodafone 03333 040 191Three 0333 300 3333ID 0333 003 7777GiffGaff 43431 from your handsetVirgin 0345 6000 789BT 0800 800 150Tesco 0345 301 4455Sky 03300 412 524Asda 0800 079 2732

If you want to grab a bargain SIM only plan above, but it’s on your existing network then your network won’t release a PAC code and you’ll be forced to take a new phone number.

At least you would have, if it wasn’t for this clever (if convoluted) work-around. You have to order a free pay-as-you-go SIM from another network. Once you have it, you can tell your old network that you’re moving and they’ll give you that precious PAC code. Then, once your number is registered to the substitute network, simply get another PAC code from them. Take that to your old network, and they’ll move your number to your new contract. Simple – kind of!

What contract length should I get?

Unlike with a contract, there’s a lot more flexibility available when it comes to how long your SIM only plan will last. Two year commitments are virtually unheard of, with the norm being either one year or rolling one month contracts for ultimate flexibility. You can often get better prices if you tie yourself in for 12 months, especially on larger data tariffs. But sticking to one month at a time means that you can effectively hand pick a new plan to suit you every 30 days or so.

How much data do I need?

Because you can change your plan up more regularly than a normal, lengthier contract, it’s less crucial to get this nailed from the start. But if you’re thinking of grabbing a 12-monther or just put a personal pride on getting things right first time, then we’ll help you pick out the sweet spot of data for you.

Firstly, check your phone to see how much data you’ve been using to date, and whether you have the tendency to use more than your current allowance every month. Then, if you’re still unsure, check out our guidance:

0-1GB Tiny amounts of data on SIM only deals could be a blessing or a curse. If you’re putting it in a rarely used phone that will scarcely be away from wi-fi then you’re quids in. But if you end up with one because your head’s turned by the incredible price, then you could end up paying more if you continually go over your allowance.2-3GB For anybody who needs data for little more than the occasional Google Maps route planning, 2GB and 3GB plans come cheap and give you much more freedom to check the football scores and scroll Facebook away from the wi-fi without danger.4-8GB If you can’t leave the house without having a music streaming service like Spotify pouring into your ears, then it might be worth paying for some extra GBs of data.10-16GB This is a significant amount of data and some networks offer it for a very appetising price. Whether streaming music, downloading podcasts, watching social media videos, or all three is your thing – you should be covered.20-30GB Only smartphone junkies that need regular (and hefty) data fixes need bother with this avalanche of GBs. You’ll be able to rinse Netflix, Spotify and online games without too much fear of topping out.Unlimited Maybe it’s because you use remarkable amounts of data. Maybe it’s because you simply don’t want to keep checking how much data you’ve used every month. Whatever your reason to go unlimited, you have only two choices when it comes to network: Three or GiffGaff.

Do I need unlimited calls and texts?

Call it practicality, call it greediness, call it what you want – it’s human nature to want ‘unlimited’ anything if offered. But you should think genuinely about whether you really need it in a world where the likes of WhatsApp and Skype let you call and text for free over wi-fi or 4G. If you decide that a few thousand monthly minutes and texts should do you, then you could shave off some cash from your bill.

What’s the best mobile network for SIM only?

While EE, O2, Vodafone and Three are generally considered the major four networks for contract plans, when it comes to SIM only there are some other key players are well worth a look. See what we think of them below, and whether you’ll get any free perks to help persuade you to sign up. Plus, we’ll tell you about a couple of other SIM sellers that might be able to wrangle you an even better deal.


EE SIM only deals

If you want fast and furious 4G, then your choice has to be an EE SIM only deal. Its speeds are around 50% faster than the other major networks, which is really noticeable if you like watching films or football on the move. And EE gives you three free months of BT Sport, as well as six months of Apple Music.

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O2 SIM only deals

O2’s best claim for your contract is with its Priority rewards – from cheap lunch deals and pre-order privileges on gig tickets, to ad-hoc discounts and competitions. Plus, they have 1000s of Wi-Fi hotspots in shops and cafes that you can connect to for free and save your precious data.

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Vodafone SIM only deals

Vodafone seems to have been around since mobile phones were cumbersome bricks, but they remain a major player. Look out for a Red Entertainment tariff, which gives you your choice of a NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile subscription.

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Three SIM only deals

Three is still the only network to offer unlimited data and it often features unbeatable deals on other big data plans – that makes them a natural choice of many a data hungry smartphone addict. But it’s a bit shy on the free promotions stuff, and 4G coverage isn’t as strong as the other networks.

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BT SIM only deals

That familiar old stalwart of telecommunications BT is so-so when it comes to SIM only tariff prices. That’s unless you’re already a BT broadband customer, in which case you get some really favourable prices – a fiver less than the rest of the hoi polloi. Plus you get to choose an Amazon or iTunes voucher, the value of which depends on how much data you’re in for.

Check below to see the current prices plans and how what voucher you can claim when you sign up. It’s also worth noting that the 10GB and 15GB SIM only deals with BT also include free access to BT Sport on mobile.

For existing BT Broadband customers
(click the customer option at the top if the prices are more expensive)

12 months | 500MB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £20 Amazon or iTunes gift card –£7 per month at BT

12 months | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £40 Amazon or iTunes gift card – £9 per month at BT

12 months | 10GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £70 Amazon or iTunes gift card – £17 per month at BT

12 months | 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £80 Amazon or iTunes gift card – £22 per month at BT

For non-BT Broadband customers:

12 months | 500MB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £20 Amazon or iTunes gift card –£12 per month at BT

12 months | 3GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £40 Amazon or iTunes gift card – £14 per month at BT

12 months | 10GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £70 Amazon or iTunes gift card – £22 per month at BT

12 months | 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £80 Amazon or iTunes gift card – £27 per month at BT


iD SIM only deals

iD is a good option if bargain basement prices are what you covet most. This is a network run and owned by Carphone Warehouse – it piggybacks on the Three network. It’s an excellent option if you want great value on a rolling monthly contract.

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giffgaff SIM only deals

GiffGaff is very hard to beat on price – if you want to grab a cheap SIM card deal, this could be your best option. You can’t argue with £5 a month. The cheap deals don’t give you much of an allowance to play with, but if you just want to keep your phone going and available to use for calls and texts with the occasional bit of internet use outside of your home WiFi, GiffGaff is a strong offering. Look out for the T&Cs though as some of the big data deals throttle the speed after a few gig.

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Virgin Mobile SIM only deals

Virgin Mobile has been going for a long time, and some of its SIM only deals are particularly attractive. They’re all one-month rolling contracts, so you can stop paying at any time if you so wish, giving you flexibility if you want to change your plan or go for a phone-inclusive deal down the line. Prices start from as little as £9 a month.

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Tesco Mobile SIM only deals

The UK’s biggest supermarket has been known to offer competetive – if not stellar – SIM only deals, with low data prices starting around the £6 a month mark. Where it get’s really interesting is if you download the Xtras app to an Android phone: you’ll save £3 on your monthly bill, but you will have to see adverts every time you unlock your handset.

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TalkTalk SIM only deals

TalkTalk is a telecoms company that also offers home phone, broadband and TV packages, so the best deals can be had if you sign up for more than one service. However, at the time of writing the cheapest deal is £3.95 per month for an admittedly measly 250MB of data. Better yet, for just £7.75 you can get 2.1GB.

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Plusnet SIM only deals

Plusnet might be more well known for its broadband deals, but it’s also keen to push some very cheap 30-day SIM only deals. You don’t have to be a Plusnet customer, although you could get double the data on some of these SIM only deals if you are. You don’t have to worry about signal either as Plusnet uses EE’s network that covers 99% of the UK. Plusnet’s latest cheap SIM only deals start at just £4 a month, check them out via the link below.

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Freedom Pop SIM only deals

Freedom Pop is trying something new – offering contracts for FREE. The catch being that you only pay if you do over the allowances of your bundle or opt for a larger deal. The prices for doing so vary, so be sure to take a look at the small print. It seems that they feature a different offer each week, but seeing as you can cancel at any time, they may be worth a look.

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Mobiles.co.uk SIM only deals

It’s always worth checking out Mobiles.co.uk before settling on your SIM – its aggressive price cuts are often unmatched by anyone else. While the online retailer is known more for its handset contracts, it also offers a wide range of SIM only deals from all your favourite networks.

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Carphone Warehouse SIM only deals

Carphone Warehouse doesn’t just sell handset contracts. It also has a wide range of SIM only deals for Vodafone, O2, EE and ID. The online store is also known to include additional incentives such as half price fees for six months, free Beats by Dre headphones or Currys vouchers.

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Which networks have coverage in my area?

It’s one of life’s (many) little frustrations – you sign up with a network, get your SIM up and running and then discover that you get no coverage at all in your house. Well this little pain in the neck can be avoided by using the dedicated coverage checker that most networks provide. Enter your postcode and you’ll see whether your address has 2G (calls, texts and email), 3G (the basics plus picture messaging and faster web browsing) and 4G (all the powers of 3G, plus faster downloads, online gaming and media streaming) coverage.

We’ve provided links below to all the available coverage checkers on multiple networks. We’d advise not only checking coverage in your home, but also work, school, uni, favourite pubs and so on. Anywhere where you spend time on a regular basis really.

EE coverage checkerO2 coverage checkerVodafone coverage checker3 mobile coverage checkerBT mobile coverage checkeriD coverage checkerGiffGaff coverage checkerVirgin mobile coverage checkerTesco mobile coverage checkerTalkTalk coverage checkerPlusnet coverage checkerFreedom Pop coverage checker

How does TechRadar make money from SIM only deals?

If you buy a phone after visiting this page, TechRadar will be paid a small commission by the network or reseller you buy from. This money is paid by the site you buy from and thus does not affect the amount you pay for your phone contract. If you go direct to the site you buy from, you would pay the same amount.

While some sites out there will be paid larger fees for pushing people to specific deals that aren’t necessarily the cheapest, TechRadar will always find you the absolute best value. Trust and integrity is important to us, so if you ever think we’re not displaying the very best deals let us know.

The SIM only deals on this page are checked every day to make sure they’re still available and up to date! If you’re ready to go SIM only, then head back to the top of this page and use our tool to find the perfect plan…

Mobile phone deals: the best contracts in November 2017

So here they are – the lowest prices on the very best phones on the market. This is the place where you can easily find the best mobile phone deal for your needs and budget.

So here they are – the lowest prices on the very best phones on the market. This is the place where you can easily find the best mobile phone deal for your needs and budget. So sit back, relax and prepare to bag a bargain.

We’ve rooted out the cheapest deals on the best handsets from the major UK networks – so you don’t have to wait until Black Friday to find get an affordable phone! Use Techradar’s price comparison chart above to find your ideal phone and contract – simply pick your desired handset, budget and allowances and we’ll tell you the very best phone deal around.

Below, you can browse through our individual handset guides for all of the best mobile phone deals out there, whether you’re after the new iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or something a little older (and cheaper!). Want a free phone? Lots of data? The lowest possible monthly cost? We’ll help you find the perfect deal. We’ve even picked out the best SIM only deals, in case you’re not quite ready to part with your current handset.

Buying a mobile phone – what you need to know

Of course you want to find the cheapest price for your new smartphone – and our comparison chart at the top of the page will narrow that down for you – but we know there are likely to be dozens more questions you’ll want answering. Keep reading below, where we answer some of the key commonly asked questions about buying a new mobile.

Can I keep my old number?

You can indeed, and it’s really easy – so no need to send one of those texts to everybody in your phone book telling them your new digits.

What you need to do is grab a PAC – or Porting Authorisation Code – from your old network. We’ve listed the direct numbers you need for the four major networks below. As soon as they’ve sent it to you, which should be within a day or two, you just need to give it to your new network. Voila – brand new phone with the same old number. Easy.

It becomes slightly less easy if the deal you pick out above is on the same network as your current one. They won’t let you keep your number, so you have to use this workaround. Buy a free pay-as-you-go SIM from any other network and tell your network that you’re moving. They’ll release the PAC code, which you then give to the substitute network. Then, you immediately get another PAC code from them. Take that to your old network, and they’ll move your number to your new contract. Long winded, but worth it.

EE 07953 966 250O2 0344 8090202Vodafone 03333 040 191Three 0333 300 3333ID 0333 003 7777GiffGaff 43431 from your handsetVirgin 0345 6000 789BT 0800 800 150Tesco 0345 301 4455Sky 03300 412 524Asda 0800 079 2732

Which phone network is best?

Loyalty is an admirable trait, but could end up costing you money when it comes to the perfect phone deal. If you don’t mind leaving your comfort zone, you may find that heading to one of the other major networks may well be worth it…

Despite what Richard Branson’s adverts might suggest, EE is the Usain Bolt of phone networks. Nobody else can come close to EE’s 4G speeds in the UK. So if you rely on fast internet while away from WI-Fi, then EE is the obvious choice. Plus, EE gives you three free months of BT Sport (or more if you get a Max plan) when you sign up, as well as six months of Apple Music. The EE coverage checker will confirm how strong it is where you live.

The biggest lure to O2 is the network’s Priority rewards (well, that and Sean Bean’s mellifluous tones). From cheap lunches and free coffees to first refusal on big gig tickets, O2 is the network for regular goodies. Plus, they have 1000s of Wi-Fi hotspots in shops and cafes that you can connect to. Use the O2 coverage checker to see whether you’ll be able to access 4G.

Good news for jet-setters – Vodafone lets you use your data, calls and texts allowances in 50 countries around the world without charge. But things really start to get good when you splash out on its bigger Red Entertainment data plans, as Vodafone will give you your choice of a NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile subscription. Click to check if Vodafone covers your home.

3 remains the king of the big data deals, and still the only one of the big four networks to offer unlimited, uncapped, all-you-can-eat delicious data. We also like that you can use 4G to make calls and texts via the dedicated Three inTouch app, and you can connect to Wi-Fi in the London Underground if you ever find yourself in the capital. But 4G coverage isn’t as strong as the other networks – check whether your postcode is covered with the Three coverage checker.

What phone contract length should I get?

Well if you’re buying a new phone plan with a contract, you haven’t got much choice. It’s 24 months or nothing, these days. If you don’t want to be tied down to that kind of commitment, then you’ll have to go down the SIM only route and buy the handset separately – we’ve rounded up the best SIM free phone deals to help you make your chocie.

How much phone data do I need?

The answer to this one will be different for everybody. If you only really carry your phone for emergencies, then go for the minimum amount of data and save a packet. If you like to scroll through Facebook on the bus and stream Spotify, you’ll need a bit more. And if you frequently stream videos and download masses of files, then 30GB or even unlimited may be worth paying extra for.

As well as checking your phone to see how much you tend to use a month at the moment, the below guidelines will also help you pick out the perfect plan:

1GB Some networks offer 500MB plans, but realistically we think you should get at least 1GB. It won’t be much more expensive (if at all) and will afford you a little bit of Google Mapping, WhatsApping and emailing when you need them.2-3GB If you like to scroll through your social media feeds and emails while out and about without fear of extra cash to pay on your monthly bill, then up your data.4-8GB The likes of Spotify and Apple Music have promised us all our favourite tunes wherever we roam. Kit yourself out with a bit more data and you’ll have plenty for music streaming and the occasional video, too.
10-16GB This should be more than enough for most users. Loads of data for streaming music, downloading podcasts and enjoying social media videos. Because there’s no such thing as too many cats falling into bins.20-30GB Big data for the big phone user. Perfect for watching Netflix videos, downloading content and streaming loads of music. And these plans often have extra freebies thrown in, too.Unlimited The 3 network is still the only one of the ‘Big 4’ to offer unlimited data. It can be really pricey though, so think long and hard whether you really need it.

Should I get unlimited calls and texts?

Actually these days, the vast majority of phone contracts feature unlimited calls and texts. We do see some of the cheaper plans sometimes limit them, but even if they do, you can use your data allowance on popular apps like WhatsApp, Skype and Hangouts to make calls and texts if your minutes run dry.

How much phone memory do I need?

You’re likely to be one of two kinds of person:

Person 1: You like all your photos, music, downloads and other media to be saved directly on to your phone. If that sounds like you, 16GB or 32GB handsets may not be enough and you should use our comparison chart to find the most affordable 64GB, 128GB or 256GB models.

Person 2: You’re a stream demon. You’ve got subscriptions to Spotify and Netflix and you save all your Word docs and snaps into the cloud. Save your money and go for a cheaper, lower memory handset.

OK person 3, calm down – you fall somewhere between the two, right? If you can afford to get a smartphone with more memory, that is probably safest. But don’t forget that most phones do allow you to insert an additional SD card if you run out of space – most phones apart from iPhones, that is.

Are refurbished phones good to buy?

Refurbished phones can provide a alternative to a new handset if you’re budget is a shoestring. ‘Refurbished’ often means that the previous owner simply changed their mind about the phone soon after buying it, so it’s still practically brand new – and the potential savings can be substantial.

If you do spy an unbelievable deal on a refurbed phone, the main thing to make sure of is the warranty. Double check that you are properly covered for a decent length of time. A year’s warranty is preferable.

TechRadar’s unbiased and independent mobile phone deals comparison

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Unlike some other major sites, our philosophy is to always display you with the absolute cheapest deals for the criteria you select. So you’ll always be able to see the cheapest prices for the best phones with contracts with the most generous data allowances.

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Our mobile phone deal comparison tools sift through millions of different deals and surfaces the ones we think are the very best. Essentially that means finding deals that work out the cheapest over a 24 month contract while still supplying at least 1GB of data, as you’ve told us that 1GB is your absolute minimum. If you need more data, use the filters and we’ll display the cheapest prices for your increased amount.

On this specific page, we have many mobile phone options displaying in one comparison table. In this case, we try and find you a balance between paying the cheapest price and getting the best phone for your money.

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The comparison tools you find on the page above will hopefully be very easy to use. You can select what your budget is, whether it be upfront cost or monthly fee or both. And you can say how much data you need or how many minutes and texts. You can even filter by network if you really want to be on a specific carrier. The deals will automatically update as you drill down in your search, always favouring the cheapest options over the more expensive ones. If you ever want to refresh and start your search again, simply select the ‘CLEAR ALL FILTERS’ option to begin again from scratch.

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Best value mobile phone deals of the month:

Our editors look at all of the available deals for all of the best smartphones every week of every month of every year – not just when the going is good around Black Friday. In this section, we’ve picked out the best deal available right now for each phone, as well as a link through to the ‘best deals’ guide for each individual handset.


iPhone X deals

We know it’s a word that bugs a lot of people, but please let us use it this once – GAMECHANGER. After years of incremental gains and upgrades, Apple finally unveiled a radically improved handset to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone.

We’ve found the best iPhone X deals


iPhone 8 deals

It’s really the iPhone 7S by another name, as it’s little more than an incremental upgrade on the iPhone 7. And it has had its thunder stolen by the iPhone X somewhat. Wireless charging is the big new feature – the first time we’ve seen it on an Apple phone.

Here are the best iPhone 8 dealsand iPhone 8 Plus deals


Samsung Galaxy S8 deals

We were a little surprised by how expensive Samsung’s latest flagship was on release, but prices have fallen significantly since then. If you need something bigger and can’t stretch to the Note 8, the even larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is closer to a phablet.

See more Samsung Galaxy S8 deals and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 deals

Big in stature and price tag, this 6.3-inch monster will only appeal to people who use their phone as a multimedia hub. It has a QHD+ display and 6GB Ram – phones like the Note 8 don’t come around too often.

See more Samsung Note 8 deals


iPhone 7 deals

Prices on Apple’s recently surpassed flagship phone are now finally starting to fall to more palatable levels. We’ve seen prices as low as £22.99 a month on the UK’s fastest 4G network EE!

Discover moreiPhone 7 deals and iPhone 7 Plus deals


LG G6 deals

LG’s new flagship phone has a longer screen with a rather fetching rounded-corner design. A fine alternative to the Galaxy’s Edge screen and for a lower price.

Discover more greatLG G6 deals


iPhone SE deals

By far, the cheapest way to get an Apple smartphone, you’ll find the iPhone SE for £17.99 (and sometimes even lower!). It has all the power of iPhone 6S with the design of iPhone 5S. A brilliant bargain.

Read our guide:iPhone SE deals


Samsung Galaxy S7 deals

It may now have been superseded, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 is still a brilliant phone. And now it’s a year old, it means you can get big data deals for a reasonable price.

Get more greatSamsung Galaxy S7 deals and Galaxy S7 Edge deals


Google Pixel and Pixel XL deals

The Google Pixel replaces the Nexus 5X, comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 12 megapixel camera and we’ve seen prices for less than £17.99 a month. The Google Pixel XL is larger and more premium but dearer.

Read our guide toGoogle Pixel and Pixel XL deals


iPhone 6S deals

Grab the best possible deal on the still excellent iPhone 6S with our dedicated page. You can get very attractive plans for well under £30 per month.

See our otheriPhone 6S deals and iPhone 6S Plus deals


iPhone 6 deals

Prices just absolutely dived on the iPhone 6. Great news, considering it remains an excellent way to own an awesome Apple phone for meagre amounts of money.

See more ace prices with ourbest iPhone 6 deals and iPhone 6 Plus deals


Nokia 8 deals

If the Nokia 3310 is a fun bit of nostalgia, then the Nokia 8 means business. It’s The Finnish brand’s first rue flagship for a few years and it’s well worth a look if you’re on a budget.

Learn more about thebest Nokia 8 deals


Nokia 3310 deals

Had you told us last year whether we’d be featuring Nokia 3310 deals on these pages, we would have laughed you right out of the building. But it’s back and it costs an unfeasibly reasonable £39 from Vodafone.

Learn more about thebest Nokia 3310 deals


Nokia 8 deals

We’re big fans of the Honor 9. It’s a genuinely good, new Android mobile at a price you’d expect to pay for a Samsung Galaxy a few generations old. The design is a treat and the 20MP main camera is better than we could have dreamed of.

Learn more about thebest Honor 9 deals


HTC U11 deals

Much has been made of the new HTC U11’s Edge Sense technology, but some of the tariffs available are also newsworthy. Click the link below to find the best deals.

For more deals and free handset offers, head to ourHTC U11 deals


Sony Xperia XZ deals

The Sony Xperia XZ is a great handset offering everything you’d expect from a brand new flagship phone. Want something more powerful? Then you can pay extra for the XZ Premium.

Pick your ownSony Xperia XZ deals or Sony Xperia XZ Premium deals


BlackBerry KeyONE deals

Blackberry spent many years in the wilderness, but its return with the BlackBerry KeyOne is a massive return to form.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 deals

Like the older iPhones above, the Samsung Galaxy S6 presents an ideal way to get a superb mobile for a much lower tariff. use our dedicated deal pages to see tariffs for less than £600 over two years.

More Samsung Galaxy S6 deals, Galaxy S6 Edge deals and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus deals


iPhone 5S deals

All it takes to get this classic iPhone 5S is around £17 a month. Other than that, it’s completely free, with no upfront costs. You can upgrade it to Apple’s latest iOS 10.3.2, so you’ll have the latest software on your cheap, cheap iPhone.

Read our guide to thebest iPhone 5S deals


Sony Xperia X deals

Sony worked hard to strike a balance between top-of-the-range premium features and affordable prices – it hit gold with the Xperia X and smaller Xperia X Compact.

Follow the link for moreSony Xperia X deals and Xperia X Compact deals.


HTC 10 deals

HTC’s follow up to the One M9 was a worthy upgrade. In fact, we still think it’s brilliant, and a genuine alternative to the newer, pricier U11.

Read our guide to thebest HTC 10 deals for more cheap prices


LG G5 deals

Get modular with LG’s innovative former flagship phone. And if you just want to pick up a cheap handset that runs Android, these LG G4 deals are still worth a look, too.

Get stuck in to the best LG G5 deals


HTC One A9 deals

The HTC One A9 is a brilliant budget smartphone that could well do the job if you don’t want to spend the earth.

Discover even more cheapHTC One A9 deals


Moto X Style deals

If you want a 20MP camera and 2K display without busting your bank balance, then the Moto X Style is worth considering.

All thebest Moto X Style deals in one convenient place


Sony Xperia Z5 deals

Sony’s Z5 range put the iconic Japanese tech company back on the mobile phones map. You can’t get them on contract any longer, so you’ll have to team your Z5, Z5 Compact or Z5 Premium handset with a cracking SIM only deal.

Cheapest prices on the Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia XZ Compact and Xperia XZ Premium


SIM only deals

If you need to plug the gap between iPhone launches or are simply happy with the phone you already have, grabbing a free SIM card may be the best option. If you have the cash, you may even find that teaming up a cheap SIM only deal with a new handset is a cheaper way of getting your new smartphone, with tariffs as low as a fiver a month for 1.5GB of data.

Visit our dedicated round-up of thebest SIM only deals

Wondering what phone to choose?

If you can’t decide what phone your should buy, check out our best mobile phones buying guide. On that page you should find everything you need to make the choice of handset.

The best iPhone 7 Plus deals in November 2017

This plus-sized phone from Apple was launched alongside the iPhone 7 in September last year. Until the iPhone 8 Plus landed, we thought it was the best iPhone on the market, with big improvements on the camera and battery fronts from previous large-screen iPhones.

This plus-sized phone from Apple was launched alongside the iPhone 7 in September last year. Until the iPhone 8 Plus landed, we thought it was the best iPhone on the market, with big improvements on the camera and battery fronts from previous large-screen iPhones.

Prices took a tumble at the start of the summer, plateaued for a while and have now fallen again following the iPhone 8 release. And we’ve got our fingers crossed that they’ll continue to head in that direction with the iPhone X release and Black Friday 2017.

If you’re dead set on grabbing this huge iPhone now, then to help you navigate we’ve got a handy comparison tool which is designed to help you zero in on the cheapest deals. Underneath that we’ve chosen what we think are the best value options overall and also on a network-by-network basis. Let’s get cracking with those iPhone 7 Plus deals…

See also: iPhone 8 Plus deals | iPhone 8 deals | iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 6S Plus deals | Mobile phone deals | iPhone 7 Plus review

The best iPhone 7 Plus deals this month:

Unlike some other sites we don’t manipulate the order of these deals for commercial gain, so the handpicked deals below really are the best iPhone 7 Plus deals for EE, O2, Three and Vodafone right now. Don’t forget – if you’re looking for something a little different, our comparison widget above is the perfect way to sniff out your perfect deal. This page is for the best iPhone 7 Plus deals in the UK, but if you’re after Australian deals, check out the best Australian iPhone 7 Plus deals page.

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £175 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £27 per month
We don’t think we’re going out on too long of a limb to suggest that the release of the iPhone 8 is probably responsible for this deal tumbling by £35 this month. The total two-year price is now edging towards the £800-mark, which is exceptional for such a big, brilliant phone. Make the large handset cost easier to swallow by using our 10OFF code to knock off a tenner. Total cost over 24 months is £823

View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £139 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 5GB data | £32.99 per month
If you tend to use apps and maps away from your Wi-Fi regularly, then 5GB will afford you a much greater buffer before you start hitting your limit. And it’s the UK’s fastest 4G network EE that currently has the best tariff. It’s the iPhone 7 Plus, so it’s unsurprisingly expensive upfront. But the £32.99 monthly payments are very attractive indeed. Total cost over 24 months is £930.76

View this deal: at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £65.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 26GB data | £44 per month
Vodafone hadn’t been competitive on the iPhone 7 Plus for a while, but there are some nice, new big data tariffs knocking around that make it worth a look again. Take this prime example, which ups the data allowance to a massive 26GB for less than its old 16GB price. Total cost over 24 months is £1121.99

View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | £42 per month
This is definitely one the best iPhone 7 Plus deals for near-unlimited data right now, and it just got even better thanks to the price of the handset being reduced to a big fat ZERO! There’s acres of data on offer to help you get the most out of the larger phablet screen and put and end to the data scares. And you even get £10 cashback, too. Total cost over 24 months is £1008

View this deal: at Affordable Mobiles

Now let’s break down the best iPhone 7 Plus deals by network…

Best iPhone 7 Plus deals on EE

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £139 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 5GB data | £32.99 per month
If you tend to use apps and maps away from your Wi-Fi regularly, then 5GB will afford you a much greater buffer before you start hitting your limit. And it’s the UK’s fastest 4G network EE that currently has the best tariff. It’s the iPhone 7 Plus, so it’s unsurprisingly expensive upfront. But the £32.99 monthly payments are very attractive indeed. Total cost over 24 months is £930.76

View this deal: at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £107.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 15GB data | £37.99pm
This is another offer that proves iPhone 7 Plus deals are improving. Prior to the iPhone 8 Plus’s release, you would have paid £37.99 per month and more upfront for only 10GB of data. But you’ll get 5GB extra here on EE – 15GB a month should be more than most average users need. Total cost over 24 months is £1019.75

View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 25GB data | £47.99pm
If you’re sitting in the middle of a Venn diagram of phone buyers who want a free iPhone 7 Plus, with 20GB+ data and on the UK’s fastest 4G network, then take a look at this deal. £47.99pm may feel like a lot for a 2016 phone, but it’s the best deal you’re going to get for these criteria. Total cost over 24 months is £1151.76

View this deal: at Buymobiles

Best iPhone 7 Plus deals on O2

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £175 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB data | £27 per month
We don’t think we’re going out on too long of a limb to suggest that the release of the iPhone 8 is probably responsible for this deal tumbling by £35 this month. The total two-year price is now edging towards the £800-mark, which is exceptional for such a big, brilliant phone. Make the large handset cost easier to swallow by using our 10OFF code to knock off a tenner. Total cost over 24 months is £823

View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £100 upfront (with 10OFF code) | Unlimited calls and texts | 30GB data | £39pm
Big data for the big iPhone 7 Plus is much better this month on O2. Around £200 better over the course of the contract, in fact. And it’s a really nice balance between upfront spend and monthly bills, managing to get under the £40 mark for the latter. Grand.. Total cost over 24 months is £1046

View this deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

Best iPhone 7 Plus deals on Vodafone

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £155.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 1GB data | £32pm
This tariff from Mobile Phones Direct is a welcome return to something like a reasonable price on Vodafone. You get the bare minimum of data, but that monthly cost is pretty tempting. Huzzah for Vodafone! Total cost over 24 months is £923.99

View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £65.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 26GB data | £44 per month
Vodafone hadn’t been competitive on the iPhone 7 Plus for a while, but there are some nice, new big data tariffs knocking around that make it worth a look again. Take this prime example, which ups the data allowance to a massive 26GB for less than its old 16GB price. Total cost over 24 months is £1121.99

View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

Best iPhone 7 Plus deals on Three

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £96.99 upfront | 2GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £36 per month
Here you get the iPhone 7 Plus for a good upfront spend and 2GB of data. But then again, for an extra £20-odd over the two years you could get quintuple the data – see below. Total cost over 24 months is £960.99

View this deal: at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £95.99 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 12GB data | £37 per month
Three will give you a tasty amount of bytes for streaming video on the larger phablet screen, and while the phone will set you back a fairly large amount after that it’s a reasonable rate per month for a lot of data and unlimited everything else. A few quid more a month will get a better deal below, however. Total cost over 24 months is £983.99

View this deal: at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | £42 per month
This is definitely one the best iPhone 7 Plus deals for near-unlimited data right now, and it just got even better thanks to the price of the handset being reduced to a big fat ZERO! There’s acres of data on offer to help you get the most out of the larger phablet screen and put and end to the data scares. Total cost over 24 months is £1008

View this deal: at Affordable Mobiles

The best iPhone 8 Plus deals available in November 2017

We feel a bit sorry for the iPhone 8 Plus. Usually Apple’s big screen iterative update would be set to be the new daddy of the iPhone family. But this year sees the iPhone X take that mantle and steal its thunder.

We feel a bit sorry for the iPhone 8 Plus. Usually Apple’s big screen iterative update would be set to be the new daddy of the iPhone family. But this year sees the iPhone X take that mantle and steal its thunder.

But the successor to the iPhone 7 Plus will still have a very valuable function to fulfill in the iPhone menagerie. If you want a 2017 large screened Apple smartphone, but the price of the iPhone X make you feel dizzy, then the iPhone 8 Plus is the one for you.

Orders for iPhone 8 deals are also live if you’d prefer the smaller smartphone, along with the smaller prices. If you’re waiting for iPhone X deals though, you’ll have to wait as its not going on pre-sale until October 27.

So let’s take a look at your options for the iPhone 8 Plus deals. As with any iPhone launch, especially the Plus models you might want to brace yourselves for some steep prices – at least until Black Friday. We’ll be adding fresh deals to the comparison chart below until we have the best of the best from all the networks and reliable mobile phone retailers.

Save £10 on the upfront cost of any iPhone 8 Plus deal at Mobiles.co.uk by using the voucher code 10OFF at the checkout!The best 5 iPhone 8 Plus deals you can get in the UK today:

iPhone 8 Plus | £260 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £32 per month
While you may think we’re mad recommending a deal with an upfront cost of £270, the £32 monthly fee is the best iPhone 8 Plus deal we’ve seen for this much data and more than enough for most users. O2 isn’t usually amongst the cheapest networks either, but this deal is certainly worth considering, especially now that you can get a tenner off with our 10OFF code.Total cost over 24 months is £1028

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 Plus | £19 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42.99 per month
£42.99 is the default monthly price for EE tariffs, and a bit more upfront gets you 15GB of data. You can get more with the Vodafone deal below, but EE does have the fastest 4G network in the UK, which is a big selling point for data users. This deal also comes with three months of free BT Sport and six month of Apple Music. Total cost over 24 months is £1180.76

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 Plus | £160 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £44 per month
This Vodafone deal for a huge 26GB of data is virtually as cheap the best iPhone 8 Plus10GB deasl at the moment. Just, madness. You only need to look at the other prices in our comparison chart to see that this is one of the best value deals for big data users. We’ve seen upfront costs much higher than this, too. Total cost over 24 months is £1216

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 Plus | £141.99 upfront | 42GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50 per month
42GB is an astonishing amount of data to play with every month – you’ll need to be streaming A LOT of Netflix away from WI-Fi to top out. So if you really need it, this is the best price around, and it’s on Vodafone again. You’ll be parting with £50 every single month of the two year contract though. Total cost over 24 months is £1341.99

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

iPhone 8 Plus | £79 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £82 per month
Do you really need unlimited data? We’ll ask you again…do you really need unlimited data? If you always go unlimited as a kind of safety blanket, then double-check your usage and go for something more fitting in our comparison table – because all-you-can-eat is depressingly expensive on the iPhone 8 Plus. Total cost over 24 months is £2047

View this iPhone 8 Plus deal: at Three

See also: iPhone X deals | iPhone 8 deals | iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | iPhone SE deals | Best mobile phone deals

iPhone 8 Plus price: how much does it cost?

A mighty £799. That’s how much the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus will cost you in the UK on launch – that’s almost one hundred pounds more than the 7 Plus cost last year.

Need more memory – then your only other option is spending an extra £150 and grabbing a £949 256GB iPhone 8 Plus. Thank heavens then that Black Friday is just a few months away.

If you opt to buy the iPhone 8 Plus upfront without a contract you will save money in the long run, but of course £799 is a lot of money to pay upfront. If you can afford it though it the way to go once you pair it with a cheap SIM only deal. We’ll have the latest retailer links below for you soon.

This is the iPhone you want if you can’t quite afford the iPhone X or don’t want to wait until November. It’s got the larger battery, same powerful innards and strong camera. If you don’t mind the poorer screen, it’s a good option.

Read more in TechRadar’s full iPhone 8 Plus review

How tech helps tell the story of refugees – CNET

When you first enter Doctors Without Borders’ “Forced From Home” interactive exhibit, you’re assigned a country of origin and a status. I was an internally displaced person from Burundi.

When you first enter Doctors Without Borders’ “Forced From Home” interactive exhibit, you’re assigned a country of origin and a status. I was an internally displaced person from Burundi. But I could’ve been a refugee or migrant from South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan or Honduras.

The idea of the exhibit is to put onlookers in the shoes of displaced people who’ve been forced to flee violence. It’s designed to simulate the travels of a refugee and comes with virtual reality films, a 360-degree movie dome and interactive tour.

Doctors Without Borders, an organization that provides medical care and humanitarian aid in more than 70 countries, put together the traveling exhibit to show the 65.6 million people worldwide who are now displaced. When these people leave home, they often face death, sickness, abandonment, persecution and loss of family.

“Our medical staff treat people uprooted by conflict and extreme violence all over the world,” said Jason Cone, executive director of Doctors Without Borders USA. “‘Forced From Home’ is an opportunity to bring our patients’ stories to US audiences, to humanize the refugee crisis.”

After I received my identity card telling me I was from Burundi, I was shown into a garage-size white dome. Inside, a 360-degree video was projected onto the walls. It started with footage of lifeboats out to sea near Greece and told the stories of Syrian refugees looking for a place to land.

The short movie went on to show the lives of refugees living in Tanzania, Lebanon and Mexico. It ended in a refugee camp in South Sudan populated with tents as far as the eye could see. Here, some people have lived without adequate food or housing for years.

My tour guide was Donna Canali, who has been a field nurse and medical team leader on 12 assignments around the world with Doctors Without Borders. She’s seen firsthand what displaced people’s lives are like.

“What I would most like people to get out of this is empathy,” she said. “They’re not so different from us.”

Canali guided my group through several booths, each one designed to focus on certain themes. For example, one booth gives us 30 seconds to gather placards that show what we’d bring if we were forced to flee. We could bring money, a passport, water, a wheelchair, pets or medicine. But at the end, we’re told to get rid of something because we won’t be able to carry it all.

Another booth shows the basic needs people have in refugee camps. Along with food, water, latrines and clothes, there are also solar panels used for charging cell phones. Canali explains that phones help displaced people correspond with their families back home.

“One of the most important things is communication,” Canali said.

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The tour ends in a virtual reality booth set up with a dozen stools. I’m given a headset and earphones and can choose what refugee location to visit: Mexico, South Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq or Tanzania. Now I can see what it’s actually like to be from Burundi and live in a Tanzanian camp that’s forested, muddy and dotted with beige canvas tents.

“Once you’re in that world, there’s no distraction,” said Melissa Pracht, who produced the videos for Doctors Without Borders. “It’s as close as you can get to putting people in a real refugee camp,”

“Forced from Home” is free and currently in Oakland, California, through November 5. It will then be in Santa Monica, California, from November 13 to 19.

Road Trip 2016: Reporters’ dispatches from the field on tech’s role in the global refugee crisis.

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Best Australian broadband & NBN plans compared: Updated November 2017

It can be tough to find the right broadband plan for your home because there are so many options. If the NBN rollout has finally brought fibre broadband to your area, should you actually get it right away? Or should you opt for the Cable plan that could get you speeds of up to 100Mbps instead (provided you actually have the option to do so)? And what if you only have access to good-old ADSL? Whatever service you currently have, we reckon we can get you a great broadband deal.

It can be tough to find the right broadband plan for your home because there are so many options. If the NBN rollout has finally brought fibre broadband to your area, should you actually get it right away? Or should you opt for the Cable plan that could get you speeds of up to 100Mbps instead (provided you actually have the option to do so)? And what if you only have access to good-old ADSL? Whatever service you currently have, we reckon we can get you a great broadband deal.

It’s important to note these recommendations do not take into consideration other factors which could make certain deals a better option for you. For instance, do you already have a Telstra mobile plan and home phone line? If so, combining them with a Telstra cable or ADSL connection on the same Telstra bill could save you money overall. We’ll leave these decisions to you, though.

On this page, you’ll find a list of our recommended broadband deals separated into three types of connection: ADSL, cable and NBN (aka fibre). We’ll update this page regularly when offers change or new ones become available, so it’s worth coming back to this article when you’re ready to sign up for a new plan.

When applying for new broadband deals, make sure you’re not already signed up to a contract you can’t get out of – most broadband contracts are on 12 or 18 month terms, so it’s important to contact your current provider before committing to anything else.

Another thing worth noting is some services may not be available in your area. If a particular deal seems good to you, head over to the provider’s website to find out if it’s available at your address.

Another notable recent development is that some providers have scrapped separate line rental charges, so others could also follow suit in the coming months.

Now let’s get to the best broadband deals of November 2017!

Best ADSL deals

ADSL customers have a number of great options on offer, ranging from a sensible amount of data to straight up unlimited downloads. Depending on the amount of data you’re likely to use each month, you’ll almost certainly be able to find a great broadband deal to suit your needs.

$40-$50

Belong | Unlimited | ADSL2+ | No contracts | $50 a month (+$60 setup fee) | Telstra network | For just $50 a month with no lock-in contracts, Belong is offering customers unlimited data with some conditions. First, you’ll need an existing Telstra phone line, and secondly, there is a small $60 setup fee involved. If this deal is available in your area, it’s certainly a good option to look into. Minimum cost for the first month: $110

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$50-$70

Optus | Unlimited | ADSL2+ | No contracts | $60 a month (+$200 setup fee) | Optus network | This deal, which is available exclusively online, offers unlimited data on the Optus network for $60 with a $200 setup fee. The deal includes a Wi-Fi modem. Minimum cost for the first month: $260

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$70+

Telstra | 1TB | ADSL2+ | 24 month contract | $99 a month ($89 setup fee) | Telstra network | If you’ve don’t mind being on a 24-month contract, Telstra’s ‘Best Bundle Ever’ deal offers 1TB of data per month, home phone, a Wi-Fi modem and a Telstra TV streaming device for $99 a month. Minimum total cost (24 month contract): $2,465

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Best cable deals

If sturdiness and incredible speed is what you’re after, cable is a good option for those who can get it. Offering speeds of up to a whopping 100Mbps, cable can be a suitable alternative to fibre connections, depending on your plan. Unlike ADSL, you don’t need a phone line and your monthly quota is generally high. That said, you can experience decreased bandwidth during peak usage hours.

$40-$60

Optus | Unlimited | Cable | no lock-in contract| $60 a month (+$200 setup fee) | Though it comes with a hefty $200 upfront fee, it’s hard to beat Optus’ unlimited cable internet plan, which has no lock-in contract, for only $60 a month. This 60 Plan Cable M2M option also includes a free Wi-Fi modem. Minimum cost for the first month: $260.

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$60-$80

Optus | Unlimited | Cable| 24 month contract | $80 a month ($0 setup fee) | Just like the ADSL version of this plan, Optus’ 80 Plan Cable gives you the security and service consistency of a large provider, and offers unlimited data for $80 a month on a 24 month contract. It also includes an advanced AC Wi-Fi modem and a Yes TV by Fetch Mighty set top box. Minimum total cost over 12 months: $1,920.

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$80+

Telstra | 4TB | Cable| 24 month contract | $80 a month ($0 setup fee) | There’s honestly not a lot of reason to go past the Optus deal above, but if you can only get Telstra cable in your area (but still need huge amounts of data) then the telco’s Home Internet XL Bundle will net you a whopping 4TB for $140 a month. When used in conjunction with the Telstra speed booster add-on for $20 extra a month, you’ll get maximum speeds of 100Mbps. Minimum total cost over 24 months: $3,549.

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Best fibre (NBN) deals

After years of waiting, many Australians are now finding that the NBN has finally reached their area. If you do have access to a fibre connection, you may want to consider one of the plans below. Each one offers unlimited data, with the price difference basically reflecting the speed you’ll be getting.

$40-$60

Optus | Unlimited | NBN | no lock-in contract| $60 a month (+$200 setup fee) | Afraid of NBN commitment? Optus’ M2M 60 Plan is a good option for those who want unlimited data at an affordable price but don’t want to sign any contracts. Max speed is 12mbps. A Wi-Fi modem is included. Minimum cost for the first month: $260

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$60-$80

Optus | Unlimited | NBN | no lock-in contract | $80 a month ($200 setup fee) | Much like the previous deal, only the extra $20 you’ll be paying per month will raise your max speed to 25mbps and get you a Mighty Fetch TV thrown in for good measure. Minimum cost for the first month: $280

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$80+

iiNet |Unlimited | NBN | no lock-in contract | $99.99 a month ($79.95 setup fee) | Offering unlimited downloads at a potential speed of up to 100Mbps (and 12Mbps at the lower end) for just under $100 a month, it’s hard to go past iiNet’s ‘Liimitless’ data plan. If you also want a home phone line, you can pay an extra $10 for unlimited local and national calls, or $20 if you want to also include standard calls to mobiles. If that doesn’t interest you, you can stick with the basic option and opt for pay-as-you-go phone usage. Minimum cost for the first month: $179.94

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Cambium Networks celebra seis años en operación

En sus seis años en operación, Cambium Networks ha alcanzado muchos hitos para aumentar el rendimiento de la conectividad inalámbrica, reduciendo a la vez el costo.

  • Conectividad masiva MU-MIMO 14×14 para proporcionar una salida de gigabytes líder en la industria en una pequeña cantidad de espectro de RF.

En sus seis años en operación, Cambium Networks ha alcanzado muchos hitos para aumentar el rendimiento de la conectividad inalámbrica, reduciendo a la vez el costo.

Conectividad masiva MU-MIMO 14×14 para proporcionar una salida de gigabytes líder en la industria en una pequeña cantidad de espectro de RF. Gestión de red inalámbrica de extremo a extremo en la nube o in situ para acelerar la instalación y aumentar la calidad del servicio Redes de distribución económicas con tolerancia a interferencias y escalabilidad para aplicaciones para conectividad rural Extensión de redes de WiFi para empresas en interiores y exteriores para proporcionar cobertura de alta capacidad

Reconocida recientemente por la Wireless ISP Association (Asociación de Proveedores de Internet Inalámbrico) como Fabricante del Año, y por el Producto del Año y el Servicio del Año, Cambium Networks trabaja en estrecho contacto con proveedores de servicios de todo el mundo, donando soluciones de conectividad para apoyar a agencias de educación y asistencia, y a familias después de desastres. El equipamiento de banda ancha inalámbrica provisto por Cambium Networks ha hecho una diferencia en la vida de las personas en las siguientes situaciones:

Construyendo rápidamente una red de Wi-Fi para interiores y exteriores para conectar a refugiados en Grecia a través de una asociación con Disaster Tech Lab Conectando escuelas y centros de asistencia en el interior remoto de AustraliaHabilitando una biblioteca y un centro comunitario en el área rural remota de Illinois golpeada por la pobreza Instalación rápida de banda ancha y =”https://medium.com/@codergv/helping-nerds-in-need-responding-to-hurricane-harvey-1280be2ec062″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>conectividad por Wi-Fi tras el paso del huracán Harvey

Acerca de Cambium Networks

Cambium Networks es un proveedor global líder de confiables soluciones inalámbricas que conectan a los desconectados – personas, lugares y cosas. A través de su extensa cartera de plataformas de banda ancha y angosta inalámbricas confiables, escalables y seguras, Cambium Networks hace posible que todos los proveedores de servicios y operadores de redes industriales, empresarias y gubernamentales construyan una conectividad accesible, confiable y de alto rendimiento. La compañía actualmente tiene más de siete millones de radios implementadas en miles de redes exigentes en más de 150 países. Con sede central en las afueras de Chicago y centros de I&D en los Estados Unidos, el Reino Unido e India, Cambium Networks vende a través de una gama de confiables distribuidores globales. www.cambiumnetworks.com.

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Cambium Networks celebra seis anos de operações

Em seus seis anos de operação, a Cambium Networks atingiu muitos marcos em seus esforços para aumentar o desempenho da conectividade wireless, ao mesmo tempo que reduz os custos.

Em seus seis anos de operação, a Cambium Networks atingiu muitos marcos em seus esforços para aumentar o desempenho da conectividade wireless, ao mesmo tempo que reduz os custos.

Conectividade Massive MU-MIMO 14×14 para fornecer rendimento Gigabit líder do setor em uma pequena faixa do espectro de RF. Gerenciamento de rede wireless ponta a ponta baseada na nuvem ou in loco para acelerar a implementação e aumentar a qualidade do serviço. Redes de distribuição custo-eficiente com tolerância à interferência e escalabilidade para aplicações de conectividade rural. Ampliação de redes Wi-Fi empresariais internas e externas para fornecer cobertura de alta capacidade.

Reconhecida recentemente pela Associação de ISPs Wireless como a Fabricante do Ano, por Produto do Ano e Serviço do Ano, a Cambium Networks trabalha de perto com provedoras de serviço em todo o mundo, doando soluções de conectividade para apoiar a educação, as agências de assistência e as famílias na ocorrência de desastres. Os equipamentos de banda larga wireless fornecidos pela Cambium Networks têm exercido um impacto positivo nas vidas de pessoas, após as seguintes situações:

Instalando rapidamente uma rede Wi-Fi interna e externa para conectar refugiados na Grécia, através de uma parceria com o Disaster Tech Lab (Laboratório Técnico de Desastres). Conectando escolas e centros de socorro no remoto sertão australiano. Habilitando uma biblioteca e um centro comunitário em uma área rural remota abalada pela pobreza em Illinois. Implementação rápida de banda larga e =”https://medium.com/@codergv/helping-nerds-in-need-responding-to-hurricane-harvey-1280be2ec062″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>conectividade Wi-Fi após o Furacão Harvey

Sobre a Cambium Networks

A Cambium Networks é uma importante provedora mundial de soluções wireless confiáveis, que conectam os desconectados — pessoas, lugares e coisas. Através de seu amplo portfólio de plataformas confiáveis, redimensionáveis e seguras de banda estreita e banda larga wireless, a Cambium Networks torna possível a todas as provedoras de serviços e operadoras de redes industriais, empresariais e governamentais construir conectividade de alto desempenho, acessível e confiável. A empresa tem atualmente mais de sete milhões de rádios empregados em milhares de redes exigentes, em mais de 150 países. Com sede nas cercanias de Chicago e com centros de pesquisa e desenvolvimento nos EUA, Reino Unido e Índia, a Cambium Networks comercializa seus produtos através de uma variedade de distribuidoras mundiais de confiança. www.cambiumnetworks.com.

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iOS 11.1 adds 70 new emojis, here’s how to get them – CNET

Apple has spent the last few months talking up a range of new emojis. There’s an emoji of a bearded person, a T. rex, a zombie and an explodey head for those times you just can’t believe what you’re being told.

Apple has spent the last few months talking up a range of new emojis. There’s an emoji of a bearded person, a T. rex, a zombie and an explodey head for those times you just can’t believe what you’re being told.

Another notable change after following the instructions below is the 3D touch multitasking gesture, where you press on the left edge of the display, has made a comeback.

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In order to get the new emoji and multitasking goodness, all you have to do is install iOS 11.1. Make sure you’re on Wi-Fi, and go to Settings > General > Software Update.

After the update, all of the new emojis will be in the usual place. The only downside is that only people who are also on iOS 11.1 will be able to see them.

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DIY Network’s ‘Pool Kings’ Stars Partner With ConnectedYard To Promote Safe, Healthy Water With pHin

The Pool Kings stars will work with ConnectedYard to help pool builders give the gift of perfectly balanced new pools to homeowners, and educate homeowners on the importance of safe water and maintaining perfect chemical balance.

The Pool Kings stars will work with ConnectedYard to help pool builders give the gift of perfectly balanced new pools to homeowners, and educate homeowners on the importance of safe water and maintaining perfect chemical balance.

“As pool builders, one of our top priorities is ensuring our clients have clean and healthy water for their pools,” said Kyle. “pHin makes it incredibly easy for homeowners to keep their water safe and reduce the time and cost involved in caring for their pools so they can spend more time enjoying pool time with family and friends.”

pHin is taking the guesswork out of pool and hot tub care with a WiFi-enabled smart monitor and a mobile phone app. The pHin Smart Monitor continuously monitors pool and hot tub water chemistry and temperature, notifying owners by phone when water quality needs to be rebalanced. pHin works with all chemicals and provides specific dosing instructions for many chemical brands. For pool and hot tub owners, easy to use, automated and connected devices like pHin significantly reduce the time and cost involved in managing their pools and hot tubs—and ensure their water stays clean, safe and perfectly balanced for all the years after installation.

“pHin simplifies pool and hot tub maintenance, protecting customers’ investment in their new or remodeled pool,” said Jim Conti, ConnectedYard Vice President of Sales. “Automated and smart devices like pHin represent a huge opportunity for pool builders to differentiate versus the competition, improve customer loyalty, and enhance their brand reputation by aligning with the latest and greatest automated backyard technology.”

About Kyle and Justin Peek: Stars of DIY Network hit show Pool Kings, Kyle and Justin Peek have been leaders in custom pool design and construction for over 35 years with their Spring Hill, Tenn.-based company, Peek Pools and Spas. Receiving accolades from existing clients, as well as peers and fellow pool builders, Peek Pools and Spas has been responsible for the design and construction of luxury pools nationwide, with Kyle’s work also featured by DIY’s America’s Most Desperate Landscape and HGTV’s Cool Pools. To learn more about Kyle and Justin Peek and Peek Pools and Spas, visit peekpools.com.

About ConnectedYard: Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., ConnectedYard is dedicated to bringing intelligence, predictability and efficiency as the center of the connected backyard. pHin, the company’s first product, is reinventing pool and hot tub care with smart technology designed to help people have more time to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Learn more at www.phin.co, @getpHin and on Facebook. Beginning with pool and hot tub care, ConnectedYard will expand to everyday components involved in outdoor living.

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