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Best Mobile Phone Deals in the UK for January 2020 – Cheap Phones and SIM-Only Deals

Best Mobile Phone Deals: In need of a new smartphone or mobile contract? Try one of these knock-down deals.

It’s February, the month in which many of the first big smartphone launches of the year will take place. Later in the month comes Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the biggest mobile phone-focused event of the year.

So why in blazes would you choose now to buy a new phone? Shouldn’t you just wait until April, when all of those shiny new phones are in the shops?

Well you could do that, if you’ve got money to burn. But most of us haven’t. And besides, we’re here to get you a smartphone bargain.

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And now is a great time to secure such a thing. With those aforementioned new phones around the corner, online retailers are eager to shift their older models before they’re superseded and devalued. That means some choice deals will be there for the taking.

Most people don’t shop at the top end of the market anyway. And there are always loads of great deals on mid-range and entry-level phones.

We’re not just going to be talking about pure hardware either. If you’re looking for a new phone contract – whether that be all-inclusive or SIM-only – we’ve got you covered.

Indeed, we’d recommend a combination of one of our SIM-free handset deals and one of the SIM-only contract deals to anyone looking to start afresh. It’s where the best value lies, guaranteed.

All prices were correct at the time of publication, but do tend to change quickly. Act fast if you want to snap up a bargain.

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Best SIM-Free Mobile Phone Deals

It can be pretty tough to contemplate splurging on a new smartphone outright. These are devices that can set you back anything from a few hundred to a thousand pounds, after all. But if you can stump up the cash, we still maintain it’s the best and ultimately cheapest way to buy a new phone. Especially if you combine the purchase with one of our SIM-only contract deals, as listed below. For now, though, let’s look at some of the best SIM-free mobile deals of the moment.

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Best Mobile Phone Contract Deals

We’ve just said that opting for a mobile contract isn’t the cheapest method around. But it is often the most affordable. How does that work then? Most people simply don’t have £500 or more spare to splash out on a SIM-free smartphone. A good all-inclusive contract, on the other hand, will give you a top notch phone with no or minimal outlay up front.

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Best SIM-Only Deals

You might find yourself in the position where you’re happy with your current phone, or have somehow inherited an ‘upgrade’ from a loved one. In that case, you might still be able to find value in a new contract. SIM-only deals give you a lot of minutes, texts and data for a very low monthly fee. That’s because the operators don’t have to build the cost of a phone into the deal. Here are some of the best SIM-only contract deals available right now.

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How do we find the best deals?

We’re constantly updating our mobile deals, so you can always bank on having up to date information. But how to we go about uncovering these deals?

There are a number of sources our team of bargain hunters will turn to in order to bring you these deals. And no, we don’t simply get sent all the latest offers from the retailers themselves. Rather, we actively scour the websites for ourselves to pick out the juiciest morsels.

In the case of this particular set of deals, we’ll visit specialist mobile retailers like and Carphone Warehouse, as well as the generalist big boys like Amazon and John Lewis. Then there are the big mobile operators like EE and Vodafone, which comes in particularly handy when uncovering those contract deals.

While we’ve said that we don’t simply rely on deal lists sent through by retailers, that doesn’t mean that we’re not in constant contact with said outlets for the latest news.

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