With only a few days left until Black Friday, we are already seeing deals on mobile phone deals from major UK operators. The annual sales bonanza is best known for introducing big discounts on products such as vacuum cleaners, fryers, laptops, TVs and clothing, but Black Friday is also an opportunity to grab a good deal on a new phone deal.
This is great news for anyone looking to upgrade to a new iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S22 or Google Pixel 7 as long as your current contract has expired or will expire between now and Black Friday. This year, the sale officially starts on November 25 and runs until the following Monday, known as Cyber Monday.
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To give you plenty of time to switch, most of the UK’s biggest carriers run their Black Friday deals throughout November. We found Black Friday phone deals at O2, Vodafone, EE, Sky Mobile, Virgin Media, Tesco Mobile and giffgaff. Chains like Three are also expected to launch Black Friday deals soon.
In addition to offering Black Friday discounts on their monthly contracts, some carriers have offers on their SIM-only plans or offer extra data allowances and other bonuses for new customers.
With things like upfront fees, free Netflix access, freebies, and introductory offers, it’s hard to tell a good deal from a bad one. That’s why our team of IndyBest experts are on hand to help filter out the noise and pick out Black Friday smartphone deals worth taking care of. Read on to find out more about the best Black Friday phone deals.
Top three Black Friday deals
Samsung Galaxy S22: £30 a month, £30 upfront, unlimited data, Three.co.uk
If you use a lot of mobile data, this deal on the new Samsung Galaxy S22 is hard to beat. After paying the £30 upfront fee, you pay £30 a month for 24 months – that’s £750 over two years, which is actually a bit cheaper than buying a zero-finance phone directly from Samsung.
For that £30 a month you also get the Three Advanced Phone Plan which gives you unlimited data, minutes and texts. The plan also lets you use your phone as a personal Wi-Fi hotspot and adds some extra roaming features. New customers also receive 12 months of Disney+ as a welcome gift.
Smarty SIM card with unlimited data: used to be £20 a month, now £15 a month, Three.co.uk
Smarty is a SIM-only, no-contract service provider owned by (and on the same network as) Three. On Black Friday, it has a £15/month SIM deal with unlimited 5G data, which beats the parent company by £2.50/month. Plus, unlike Three’s 24-month contracts, you can cancel at any time. Roaming within the EU is included, and unlike Asda’s similarly priced SIM-only deal (£15, Asda.co.uk), there are no speed limits to slow you down.
The best O2 Black Friday deals
iPhone 13: Six months of free airtime, O2.co.uk
This premium iPhone 13 plan with 150GB of data normally costs £51.98 a month on O2, with £30 up front, although this Black Friday deal gets you six months of airtime for free meaning you pay £20 £.99 per month to start. This is an offer on a slightly more expensive type of O2 plan that comes with extra benefits. Switch Up lets you switch to a new phone whenever you feel like it, and with this plan you can roam 75 destinations including the EU, US and Australia.
The best Vodafone Black Friday deals
iPhone SE (2020): From £19 per month with £19 upfront, Vodafone.co.uk
This is Vodafone’s lowest ever price for a second-generation iPhone SE, with the cost of Apple’s affordable 2020 handset dropping to just £8 per month after a £19 upfront payment, for a total of £307 over 36 months. With the cheapest 6GB airtime plan costing £11 with this device, you’ll get an excellent little Apple phone for just £19 a month.
The best EE deals on Black Friday
Google Pixel 7 pro: £59 a month with a £300 digital prepaid card, EE.co.uk
This “early Christmas” deal for the Google Pixel 7 pro with 25GB of data brings the monthly cost of the class-leading Android smartphone down to £59 per month, after paying upfront £70. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal for a big song and dance, but until November 24 you’ll also get a £300 digital gift card to spend online wherever Mastercard is accepted.
The best Sky Mobile Black Friday deals
Samsung Galaxy Z flip4 5G: £34 a month, with free Galaxy S6 lite tablet, Sky.com
You can get a free Samsung tablet this Black Friday when you buy a Samsung Galaxy Z flip 4 on a monthly contract with Sky Mobile. In our Samsung Galaxy Z flip 4 review, we praised the phone for its “beautiful foldable display, better durability and better battery.” The Free Gift is now two generations old – the latest model is the S8 – and costs £299, but it’s an excellent and powerful tablet that’s perfect for watching entertainment and browsing the web on the couch.
The best Virgin Media Black Friday deals
This affordable monthly plan for the Samsung Galaxy S22 isn’t new to Black Friday, but free extra data is. You now get 4GB of data instead of 2GB, which makes this deal more attractive to anyone who doesn’t use mobile internet. This is one of the best Android phones you can get, and the interest-free 36-month contract is a bit cheaper than buying the phone with cash.
iPhone 14 pro super bundle: £71.95 a month with dual data, Virginmedia.com
Virgin Media has a Black Friday deal on its iPhone 14 pro ‘super bundle’ which comes with the latest iPhone, the latest Apple Watch SE, the latest AirPods pro and the latest iPad air. This means you get a set of Apple tech for £71.95 a month, for 36 months, with no upfront fees. For that monthly cost, you get 4GB of data (double from 2GB on Black Friday), but you pay an extra £2 a month and you’ll have 20GB of data to play with.
The best giffgaff Black Friday deals
Giffgaff is offering £70 off a SIM-free iPhone 13 this Black Friday. Last year’s iPhone can be found for £749 at most other retailers, so we’re looking at a real discount of £20, but it’s still a decent deal for a great smartphone. The phone is unlocked and will work on any network, but if you’re not already a customer, you’ll need to purchase a £10 giffgaff bag at checkout. Goodybags are what giffgaff calls their monthly phone plans that can be set to recur or cancel at any time. The £10 Goodybag gives you 15GB of data, unlimited texts and calls. You can spread the cost of the iPhone 13 over 24 months with Klarna, with £20 prepaid and £29.55 a month thereafter.
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