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Virgin Mobile is offering the cheapest iPhone 8 deal currently on the market

Monday, January 29th 2018 by Marc Shoffman

An iPhone 8 for under £30 a month? No that is not a misprint. Virgin Mobile is currently offer the cheapest monthly deal for an iPhone 8.

You could get your mitts on a 64GB Apple iPhone 8 handset for just £27 a month with Virgin.

This gives you 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 1.2GB of data. Usually Virgin would only provide 300MB at this monthly price so you are getting four times the amount of data.

At this point most people would turn around and say, but what is the upfront cost. We are glad you asked. There are no upfront costs or delivery charges for this handset.

You may find you also eat up that 1.2GB of data pretty quickly, but Virgin does offer data-free messaging on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Twitter, which should keep some of your usage down.

There are other equally decent deals from Virgin Mobile with more capacity. For a little bit more each month, you could 2,500 minutes, unlimited texts and a juicier 8GB of data for £33 or 12GB for £34 each month.

Virgin Mobile also lets you rollover unused data.

iPhone 8 from £27 a month over 36 months

All the offers tie you in for 36 months, which is a long time to be locked in for. That is three years with the same phone, which can be tough for Apple users particularly as there could be two or three more iPhones launched in that time

You will be getting a decent handset though. Released in September, the iPhone 8 is only four months old so still a newbie on the market despite the iPhone X being unveiled in October.

It has wireless charging, a stronger design so a smaller chance of scratches and smashing, plus an impressive 12MP camera.

The handset alone retails for around £850, so at the cheapest contract of £27 a month with Virgin, you would only actually end up paying £972 over the term of the deal. This isn’t too much of a premium to pay for a pretty new and decent phone as long as you find you are not going over the calls and data limits.

If you wanted more calls, texts and data there are a few other options worth exploring.

Tesco Mobile offers a 64GB iPhone 8 with 1,500 minutes, 5,000 texts and 3GB of data, with nothing to pay upfront for £38.75.

This deal has a relatively shorter contract at 30 months.

Alternatively, if you were willing to part with £249.999 upfront, Carphone Warehouse subsidiary iD Mobile offers 600 minutes, 5,000 texts and 4GB of data for £29.99 on a 24-month contract.

If your call, texts and data needs are still just not being met, you can get all this unlimited on a 24-month contract for £67 a month from Three, but you will need to pay £79 upfront.

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