What's The Cheapest Way to get an iPhone 6S?

Here at KillBiller were all about helping other people save on their mobile bills. This article is dedicated to show you how to own an iPhone 6S for the cheapest price possible. 

The iPhone 6S might look the same as the previous model iPhone from the outside but it's what's on the inside that counts.

New features

  • 3D Touch Screen reacts and functions to how deep you press the screen.
  • A 12-megapixel iSight Camera takes 4K videos and produces four times better resolution than 1080P HD videos. 
  • Apple's new A9 Chip has up to 70 percent faster CPU than the last model and up to 90 percent faster GPU performance for your graphic heavy games. Making this iPhone perhaps the fastest processing and gaming phone on the market. 
  • The 6S has the strongest and most durable glass for its screen compared to any other smartphone out there.
  • The 6S comes with many, many, more new features.

The iPhone 6S is a top of the line smartphone and were going to show you how to get the best deal on one.  

Cheapest way to get an iPhone 6S  

For the purpose of this article we compared the costs of owning a iPhone 6S 16GB on all of the major UK network carriers; EE, Giffgaff, 02, Three, TPO, Virgin Mobile, and Vodaphone, on billpay, monthly pay, and prepay plans.

Option 1: Prepay or 30-Day Contracts

This option includes buying the phone up front, but overall, leads to dramatic savings over the course of the contract.

Step 1. Purchase the whole phone at once. 

It may be hard to pay for an iPhone all at once, but if you can afford it we highly recommend it. Buying your phone all upfront could save you a few hundred in long run. Usually when mobile companies sell a phone through a contract they charge less upfront but charge more for the phone than what it is actually worth over time. 

If you decide a to go with prepay or monthly pay plan from one of the lists below, we recommend purchasing a 6S from a legitimate third party such as Amazon or Apple then going with a prepay plan.

                                                                          Amazon Price

                                                                         16GB £499

                                                                          64GB £599

                                                                           128GB £649

  Apple Price

  16GB £549

  64GB £619

  128GB £699

 

Step 2. Look at the chart and select a plan that suits your needs best.

The cheapest phone plans for different data (GB) allowances across the major UK mobile networks are shown in the table below.

When you look at the chart first look for plans that have a GB allowance of how much data you use each month.

If you're not sure how much data you use here's a link to find out how much.

Then, look at the "Total Cost per GB" to find out which plan gives you the most GB per pound.  

The lower the "Total Cost per GB" is, the lower you are paying per GB. However, this does not necessarily mean that your 24 month cost will be lower because even though you are paying less per GB, you are paying for a significant more amount of GB's allowed per month.  Also you likely won't need all those extra GB even though they are a good value - remember that most users don't go over 5GB per month in the UK.

The "Phone Cost" column in the chart for "30 Day Pay" and "Prepay Plans" is for the iPhone 6S 16GB if it were to be purchased from Amazon, at a price of £499. 

Cheapest PrePay Plans Per Amount of Monthly GB Allowance

Network Plan type Monthly Cost Phone Cost Gb Monthy Allowance Total Cost Per GB 24-month Cost Link
Virgin Mobile Prepay £8 £499 1GB 28.79 £691
TPO 30 Day Pay £10 £499 2GB 15.40 £739
Virgin Mobile Prepay £13 £499 3GB 8.70 £811
TPO 30 Day Pay £15 £499 4GB 8.95 £859
Giffgaff 30 Day Pay £18 £499 6GB 6.47 £931
Three Prepay £20 £499 12GB 3.40 £979

Option 2- Bill Pay 

With Bill Pay plans you pay a lower amount upfront for your device, but in the long run, your overall cost may be higher.

Most of the contracts in the UK are 24-month contracts - remember that your data usage will increase over the next two years - so budget high. While average use in the UK is now 5GB per month, we'd expect average GB usage to increase over the next two years to 11GB. 

Cheapest Bill Pay Plans Per Amount of Monthly GB Allowance

Network Plan type Monthly Cost Phone Cost Gb Monthly Allowance Total Cost Per GB 24-month Cost Link
Virgin Mobile Billpay £35 £0 1GB 35.00 £840
Virgin Mobile Billpay £37 £0 2GB 18.50 £888
GiffGaff Billpay £29.83 £215 4GB 9.70 £931
Giffgaff Billpay £32.83 £218 6GB 6.9 £1,006
02 Billpay £48 £39.99 20GB 2.48 £1,192
02 Billpay £53 £39.99 30GB 1.82 £1,312

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According to the numbers, the average mobile user consumes 5GB of data per month in the UK.

Whether you use less or more than that, the plans below are the best value from each type of plan; 30 Day Pay, Prepay, and Bill Pay. These plans will cover the vast majority of mobile users. 

Network Plan type Monthly Cost Phone Cost Gb Monthly Allowance Total Cost Per GB 24-month Cost Link
Giffgaff 30 Day Pay £18 £499 6GB 6.47 £931
Three Prepay £20 £499 12GB 3.40 £979
Giffgaff Billpay £32.83 £218 6GB 6.9 £1,006

More plans?

If you'd like to see for yourself our complete chart of iPhone 6S phone plan comparisons, have a look at the link below. 

 iPhone 6S Mobile Network Plans

Still having a hard time deciding?

If you're having a hard time deciding which of these plans suites you best, don't worry we have you covered. Download our app, KillBiller, it detects how much GB, minutes, and text you use and automatically suggests the best and cheapest phone plan based on your usage.