If your phone contract is about to expire, you might be looking for a new deal, whether it’s SIM-only or a SIM-and-phone bundle. The good news is, your timing couldn’t be better, because the annual shopping holiday that is Black Friday is just weeks away.
This event means that you don’t have to stay with the same provider as they will all compete aggressively for your money with freebies and bonus products to try and win your business.
What is Black Friday?
What started as a group of retailers offering discounts to American customers the day after Thanksgiving has grown into a global phenomenon. Retailers, brands, and vendors lower their prices over the weekend, which happens just before the Christmas shopping season begins.
Which brings us neatly to…
When is Black Friday 2022?
The date changes slightly each year but the easiest way to remember is that it occurs on the fourth Friday in November. in 2022, Black Friday on November 25th. While this is the official start of the mega deal, in recent years we’ve seen discounts arrive even earlier in the month.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
The sales period usually ends the following Monday, otherwise known as Cyber Monday as it’s time to pounce on all things tech – including phones and contracts. this year Cyber Monday is on November 28th.
What were the best deals from Black Friday this past weekend?
Half-price SIMs, many with unlimited data, freebies in the form of six months of free streaming from the likes of Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video and knock-down prices for iPhone contracts were some of the highlights. Brands like Samsung, Motorola, Huawei, OPPO, and Honor have all lowered the price of their best-selling devices, making it much cheaper to buy one outright.
What kinds of deals can we expect this year?
It’s time to tick off your shopping list, whether you’re keeping an eye on kitchen tech, a shiny new home entertainment, or a better phone contract — it better come with the latest one.
We expect tech brands and phone networks to swing a scythe on the RRP of mobile packages and SIM-only deals. This means you can get your hands on a new device to get a scrap of the price, or significantly reduce your monthly contract price if you’re happy with your phone and just want a better SIM deal.
How to keep up with the best Black Friday deals
With so many great deals flying around, it can be confusing to know what you should be looking for.
This is where we come in. We’re Black Friday warriors here at ES Best, and we’ll bring you the best phone deals as soon as they arrive. No more endless scrolling and comparing – we’ll review the offerings in order to sort the wheat from the chaff. Return to this page throughout the month of November to find the best deals, and once the event begins, stay tuned live blog To hear about the best deals and flash sales as they happen.
If you can’t wait until then, we’ve taken a look at some of the best phone deals you can buy right now.
Only the best SIM deals
Do you love your phone but fed up with your service provider? Life is too short to spend it on the wrong SIM card – especially when there is one Many Best offers around.
three: Now you can save big with six months at half the price on all 24 million SIMs.
O2: Get All Data with some amazing Black Friday deals from O2. You can get three months of free data, followed by unlimited data for just £30 per month. This deal expires December 7th, so act fast. Instead, get approx All data – 150GB for just £22 a month – again, with the first three months free. This ends November 16th.
gifgaf: The site is known for offering low-cost SIM cards, but for Black Friday, they’re even more surprising. You can get up to £50 off a great new phone – browse your options here.
Smarty: Get 120GB for just £12 until December 5th with this Gen Z certified no-committee provider. Plus, if you switch now, you can get 6GB for just £6. This is what we like to hear.
Virgin Mobile: Enjoy some amazing deals with Virgin’s Rolling 30 Day Deals. You can get a whopping 200GB for just £16 a month. You also get doube data on all entry-level phone plans.
ID Mobile: There are similar and amazing deals on iD mobile. Get a SIM with 200GB of data, unlimited miutes and texts for just £14 a month.
Vodafone: Get 100GB of data, unlimited texts and minutes for £15 with Mobile Phones Direct.
Best contract deals (SIM and device)
Are you looking for a comprehensive phone upgrade? Black Friday is the best time to pounce on contract deals and put a new phone in your pocket for much less than you expect. the win.
three: Ready to go pro? Get the iPhone 14 Pro with unlimited data starting at £72 a month, £70 up front. It is available in black, gold, silver and purple.
three: Get half price for six months (£23) on a Galaxy S22 with 30GB data and unlimited minutes, and pay £30 up front for the device. Free gift: a pair of Galaxy Buds2.
Carvon warehouse: Are you lusting after the Google Pixel 7? Get it for just £28.99 a month with unlimited everything (£49 upfront).
Tesco Mobile: Alongside its sister The Fold, Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip3 has been the talk of the town for the past few years. Get it at Tesco Mobile; £44.99 with 12GB data and unlimited calling and texting for 36 months.
Vodafone: Get the Galaxy S22 Ultra for £39 on a 36-month plan. £29 up front.
ID Mobile: no pro? Not a problem. Get iPhone 14 for £37.99 a month and get three months of free Apple TV+ as an added bonus. You’ll save up to £72 so you better hurry. iD also has deals on a wide range of popular phones across the board, so be sure to head to their website for good old browsing.
Sky Mobile: Save up to 50 percent on 60GB plans across all phones, including the latest iPhone 14 and Samsung S22 series.
Want to get cash on your next phone deal before the official sale? ES Best readers can now use code ‘EVENING10’ to get paid on Mobiles.co.uk between now and 4pm on 25th November.
There is a reason to jump the gun. The site offers incredible deals on mobile phones, some with freebies worth up to £100 – think gift cards and wireless docking stations.
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The best phone deals
Phones get faster and better with every upgrade. If you’re ready to invest in a premium phone, why not make your money go a little further on Black Friday with a shiny new device.
Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB – Midnight Black – Unlocked (Refurbished) – was: £200, now: £148
Get a free Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (worth £299) when you buy the Galaxy Flip4 or Galaxy Fold4
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128GB – was £1,149, now: £949
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 256GB – was £1,249, now: £1,049
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 512GB – was £1,329, now: £1,129
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE – used to be £699, now: £549
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G – was £399, now: £299
Samsung Galaxy A13 – used to be £179, now £129
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G – 128GB, Lavender – was: £899, now: £699
Samsung Galaxy M23 5G – previously priced: £259, now: £199
Nokia X10 – Previously priced: £229.99, now: £154.99