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How you can Buy iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Cheaply

Written by Eugene Chasia

How you can Buy iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Cheaply

Apple maintained its tradition of releasing a new device on its iPhone series by launching the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The firm is aware that you still have your previous iPhone version, and so they come up with an exchange plan. With such a plan, you give them your old iPhone and take a new one at a subsidized price.

The multibillion-Company has put in place contract prices to which you may get enticed to sign up for. But are these the best way to own that shiny iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus? If not careful, you may find yourself paying extra for the same phone. This article will guide you in choosing a good prepaid plan so that you get to save yourself some good money.

Apple’s contracts are meant to help people buy the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by paying a certain fraction over an interval of time. Most buyers go for this, because they do not want to part with the $1K+ needed to outright buy the iPhone 7. The contract purports to offer other benefits like subsidizing the contract’s life as well as data, text and call offers. But that should not dupe you into thinking you will pay less as the contract arrives maturity.

The cheapest way in which Australians can buy the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is to buy it outright. Cash back and trade-ins are helpful here because they lower the cost of upgrading.

Considering the hefty price tags given to the new handsets, it is vital you get the best deal available. It is important to look at the various options available and select one that meets your needs.

Begin by trading in your old iPhone

In most cases every time someone upgrades, the old phone remains unused somewhere in the drawer. Instead of leaving it with no use, sell that handset to get some cash for the upgrade.

An old 64GB iPhone 6s can earn you as much as $470 and even a 64GB iPhone 6 will top up your amount by $290.

Attempt getting some cashback

Before you proceed to preorder online, check out on sites that offer cashback. Some of the top ones to consider are Quidco and Topcashback that offer you a variety of deals on various networks. All that is required of you is to sign up with your email address.

However, patience has to be exercised here. It may take months before the cash is deposited in your online account for withdrawal into a bank account.

If you have chosen to go the contract way, select one that suits you best. Some sellers may give a handful of cash that is tempting. If you peck the wrong bundle, you will pay extra throughout the contract life.

Utilize Apple’s Upgrade Programme

Apple has partnered with Barclays bank to allow you pay for the handset gradually for 20 months.

Let’s make a quick calculation of what this means.

The 32GB iPhone 7 will cost you $33.46 each month with a $59.63 upfront payment. After 20 months you will have paid $728.

After 11 months of the contract, you can upgrade to a newer handset with the monthly cost including AppleCare+ for two years. The phone comes unlocked, meaning it is usable on any given network.

Purchasing your handset in this manner is less convenient compared to the standard network contract. You will thus realize that a SIM-only deal is much cheaper in the long run.

Buying iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with no-interest credit card

Sensible use of a contract can conveniently help you spread the handset cost. You may obtain an interest-free purchase deal. The amount owed can then be paid back before the interest becomes chargeable. This helps you to sidestep hefty contract fees.

Some banks allow for as much as 27 months clearing the cost of large purchases without interest being included.

This strategy demands that you be disciplined at repaying and make sure that the handset full cost is repaid in 27 months.

On the other hand, if you fail to pay, pay late or spend more, you will meet the wrath of the provider. The typical rate is 18 – 19 per cent APR.

Using PayPal credit

Paypal has credit agreements for phones purchased from Apple – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are included.

Buyers are provided with installment plans whose lifespan is 6, 12, 18 or 24 months on Apple gadgets of over $120. The only downside is that PayPal offers no interest-free terms.

For that matter a deal that goes for about two years may turn out more costly than even a contract.

What are the cheapest contracts in Australia?

Amaysim

ModelCostAmaysim totalOptus totalPrepaid saving
iPhone 7 32GB$1079.00$2036.60$2088.00$51.40
iPhone 7 128GB$1229.00$2186.60$2400.00$213.40
iPhone 7 256GB$1379.00$2336.60$2544.00$207.40
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB$1269.00$2226.60$2400.00$173.40
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB$1419.00$2376.60$2568.00$191.40
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB$1569.00$2526.60$2712.00$185.40

Telestra

ModelCostTelstra prepaid totalTelstra contract totalPrepaid saving
iPhone 7 32GB$1079.00$2279.00$2256.00-$23.00
iPhone 7 128GB$1229.00$2429.00$2469.00$40.00
iPhone 7 256GB$1379.00$2579.00$2712.00$133.00
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB$1269.00$2469.00$2568.00$99.00
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB$1419.00$2619.00$2760.00$141.00
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB$1569.00$2769.00$2904.00$135.00

Vodafone

ModelCostVodafone prepaid totalVodafone contract totalPrepaid saving
iPhone 7 32GB$1079.00$2279.00$2208.00-$71.00
iPhone 7 128GB$1229.00$2429.00$2400.00-$29.00
iPhone 7 256GB$1379.00$2579.00$2568.00-$11.00
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB$1269.00$2469.00$2472.00$3.00
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB$1419.00$2619.00$2616.00-$3.00
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB$1569.00$2769.00$2784.00$15.00

 

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