Apple’s four new iPhone 13 handsets are now available for purchase and if you’re looking to buy them on a budget, Sky Mobile seems like one of the best places to go right now.
Of the four devices, Sky offers some of the cheapest prices in the UK. Go for the iPhone 13 mini and bills will start at Â£ 30 per month. Upgrade to the iPhone 13 and it starts at Â£ 33. The Pro and Pro Max only push your costs up to Â£ 39 and Â£ 43 per month.
Obviously, these costs are much lower than the average spend of iPhone 13 deals and there are two reasons for this. First, these prices will get you 3GB of data, although you can increase that for an additional cost, up to 50GB.
Second, Sky operates its contracts on a system called Swap24. This is basically a 36 month contract with the option to upgrade after 24 months. As long as your phone is in top working order, you can return it to Sky after 24 months, which will help pay the bills for any shiny new handset you choose to upgrade in two years.
If you are looking to buy any of the iPhone 13 devices, you might have to wait some time for it to be delivered. UK retailers are currently seeing delivery times exceeding one month on the Pro and Pro Max, including Sky.
Sky’s best iPhone 13 deals right now:
What is Sky Mobile’s Swap24?
It does require a few more gray cells to work, but Sky Mobile’s Swap24 tariff can be a great way to get your new phone and know you’ll have the option to upgrade later.
Essentially, Swap24 is a 36 month contract with an option to upgrade after 24 months. As long as your phone is in top working order, you can return it to Sky after 24 months, which will help pay the bills for any shiny new handset you choose to upgrade in two years.
If you get to 24 months with your new iPhone 13 and decide you want to keep it for the rest of the contract, you can do that as well.
Although the principle is simple, it is important to note that Sky states on its website “full working order without physical damage”.
You can also trade in your phone anytime after the first 31 days, you just need to pay off your contract balance after taking into account the value of your phone.
Why choose Sky Mobile?
Beyond the obvious reason for the affordable prices above, Sky Mobile has a few special features that set it apart:
To roll: Not using all of your data for a month? No problem! Sky will let you postpone it until next month. You can continue to transfer data for up to three years, perfect if there is a time when you don’t need it anymore. You can even redeem your unused data for a range of rewards from Sky or gift it to other phones if you’re on a family account.
To concern: If you are also a Sky TV customer, you can watch the Sky Go app on your mobile without using any data on your phone – perfect for train travel.
To mix together: Go for one of the prices above, and if you later realize that your chosen data cap is not enough, you can change it at any time.
To exchange: Sky allows you to trade in your phone contract after 24 months, which means you can upgrade to a new phone if you want. Obviously, you’ll have to pay the price for the upgraded contract, but otherwise it’s pretty straightforward. To be clear, Sky’s Swap 24 plans allow you to stay under contract for 36 months.