Best iPhone 7 Deals for August 2018

Best iPhone 7 Deals: If you’re looking to pick up the iPhone 7, you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up all of the best UK contract deals in one place.

While the iPhone 7 might no longer be the new phone on the block, it’s still an excellent phone that will meet the needs of most users. It delivers everything that’s great about iPhones, like great performance and a fantastic camera. It’s a blueprint that actually hasn’t changed that much with the release of the iPhone 8. That’s good news as it means the iPhone 7 doesn’t immediately look outdated next to the newer models.

iPhone 7 SIM Free Unlocked Deals

If a contract deal isn’t for you, considering picking up an iPhone 7 SIM free and then nabbing one of the options from our Best SIM Only Deals.

If you need to know more about the Apple iPhone 7, be sure to read our iPhone 7 review for all the details.

The iPhone 7 is still widely available on contract from all of the UK’s networks including EE, Vodafone, Three, O2 and iD Mobile. We’ve looked through all of the latest offers and hand-picked the best contract prices for you.

The top iPhone 7 deals right now

iPhone 7 32GB – 20GB of data on EE

For this contract, EE has removed the upfront cost and chucked in an extra 5GB of data each month to sweeten the deal. Couple that with the additional extras and freebies afforded to EE customers and you've got one hell of an offer.

iPhone 7 32GB – 4GB of data on Vodafone (use code DEAL20 to save £20)

This Vodafone deal has a decent amount of data for most average users and the upfront cost means lower monthly payments. Save £20 with code DEAL20.

Otherwise, you can jump to the bottom of this page for details on how to pick the best deal for you and other useful tips for transferring your old phone number and ensuring you get the network coverage you need.

Jump to: How to choose the right iPhone 7 deal

Best iPhone 7 Deals – 4-8GB of data

If you’re only a light data user, these deals will be perfect and ensure you’re not paying for more than you need. If you opt for a lower data contract, you can often find this means you can have a much reduced monthly cost.

Right now, you can use code DEAL20 to instantly save £20 on any upfront cost from

Best iPhone 7 deals – 4-8GB of data

iPhone 7 32GB – 8GB of data, Unlimited minutes and texts on EE

A generous amount of data paired with some added incentives. You get 6 months of Apple Music and 3 months of BT Sport to sweeten the deal here.

iPhone 7 32GB – 4GB of data on Vodafone (use DEAL20 to save £20)

This Vodafone deal has a decent amount of data for most average users and the upfront cost means lower monthly payments. Save £20 with code DEAL20.

iPhone 7 32GB Black – 4GB of data on O2 (use DEAL20 to save £20)

Alternatively, there's this O2 deal that reduces the upfront cost but does mean a higher monthly cost. Use DEAL20 to save £20.

Best iPhone 7 Deals – 10-30GB of data

These deals all provide a very generous amount of data for more heavy users. So if you’re a Netflix addict or can’t stop streaming from Spotify, you’ll want one of these deals.

The 30GB offer is our pick of the bunch as this will get you ample data for streaming and browsing and nets you a low upfront cost.

Right now, you can use code DEAL20 to instantly save £20 on any upfront cost from

Best iPhone 7 deals – 10-30GB of data

iPhone 7 32GB – 20gb of data, Unlimited minutes and texts on EE

If you're a very heavy data user, you might want to consider this fantastic deal from EE. It also includes 6 months of Apple Music to sweeten the deal as well as BT Sports Mobile for the entirety of your contract. Great if you're a sports fan and some serious added value.

More of the best iPhone 7 deals

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What you need to know about the iPhone 7

Key Features

  • 4.7-inch 326ppi wide-colour-gamut display
  • 32, 128 and 256GB storage options
  • Water-resistant IP67
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • 2GB RAM
  • 12MP camera with OIS
  • 7MP front camera
  • Taptic engine with 3D Touch

How to pick the right iPhone 7 deal for you

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Work out how much data you need

Nowadays, call minutes and texts are practically redundant. Most networks will give you more than you’ll ever need – if not just an unlimited amount of each. The amount of data provided is how most contracts now differ, as everyone increasingly uses their phones for the internet and streaming.

With the likes of WhatsApp and FaceTime, people no longer need their call or text allowances, as both of these services will use your data allowance. If you’re stream a lot of video, on YouTube or Netflix for instance, you’ll want to have more data. A safe starting amount for a low data user is around 4-10GB. If you find yourself streaming music and video a lot, you’ll want more.

Having more data will also mean you can tether your secondary device like a laptop or tablet to use your phone’s data allowance over a mobile hotspot.

Make sure you compare the contract prices for both low and high data contracts. Sometimes you can get more data for exactly the same price, and there’s no reason not to have the extra data just in case. It gives you a bit of breathing room if you decide you do want to tether a second device or stream a lot of content.

Consider what you’re willing to pay upfront

Buying a phone outright SIM free can be seriously expensive. But as phones get older, their cost also tends to decrease. This is one of the reasons why the iPhone 7 is now a good budget choice even though it was a flagship phone less than two years ago.

As the iPhone 7 is a bit older, you’re typically expected to pay less upfront than when it first launched. This is great news as it means you can spread the cost. Having said that, the general rule still applies: the more you pay upfront, the less you pay for the total cost of ownership (TCO).

TCO is calculated by taking the monthly cost and multiplying that by the length of the contract (typically 24 months). Then simply add the upfront cost to calculate how much you’ll have spent by the end.

How to choose the right mobile network

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If you’ve had a great experience with one particular network, the thought of leaving it for the sake of a better deal elsewhere can be daunting. But there’s a good chance you might even end up feeling more at home once you’ve settled into a new network and exploited some of its perks and features.

Take Three and O2. Both providers have some cracking extras that could well clinch it for the undecided shopper. Three’s Go Binge Service is a brilliant bonus that gives you unlimited 4G streaming on top apps like Netflix, Deezer and TVPlayer without guzzling your own data allowance.

Sign up with O2 and you get access to Priority Tickets, which lets you buy gig tickets 48 hours before everyone else. There’s also O2 Refresh, letting you trade in your phone at any time to upgrade, as well as cutting your monthly bill once you’ve paid off the cost of your phone.

O2 also has introduced Flexible Tariffs that give you the option of changing your airtime tariff up or down once a month – a great option if your phone needs and habits change drastically from month to month because of work, travel or social commitments.

Make sure you check out what free subscription services the networks are offering along with their mobile deals. It might be that there’s a perfect package waiting for you somewhere that you didn’t know existed.

Vodafone is giving customers the pick of a NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV with certain Red Entertainment packages at the moment, while EE is offering Apple Music and BT Sports. It’s worth factoring in the usual cost of these services (provided you actually want them) when weighing up different contract prices.

Check network coverage

Good coverage for calls and mobile data in your area is important, and luckily the main networks offer a coverage checker on their website, as well as boasting fairly unapologetically about just how far their coverage stretches. EE claims to have the biggest 4G coverage in the UK, while it was actually O2 that won the best network coverage in the 2018 uSwitch Mobile Awards.

Here are links to the main coverage checkers so you can be sure you’re not living in a total dead spot before you sign up:

Wi-Fi calling

If you find yourself struggling for network coverage in certain locations, but you do have access to Wi-Fi, then Wi-Fi calling might be your saviour. This lets you use your internet connection to make and receive calls and texts, bypassing the need for reception from a traditional cellular tower. This is great if you’re working somewhere that’s not got great reception like a basement and can seriously alleviate network woes.

To turn on Wi-Fi calling, on an iPhone 7 simply go to: Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling and enable the option. All of the UK’s big network operators now support Wi-Fi calling.

Transfer your old phone number

If you decide to take up a new contract and change network provider, the great news is that you can take your old phone number with you. To do this, you’ll simply need to phone up your old operator and ask for a PAC code. Then you contact your new provider – either over the phone or often online – and give them this PAC code.

The PAC code basically gives permission for your number to be ported across from one provider to the other. This whole process typically takes one business day, so it’s worth keeping your old SIM around until it happens. But the good news is that you don’t need to message everyone in your phone book to tell them you have a new phone number like days gone by.

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