How to Get a New iPhone 5 for Less? The Options

Nov 01, 2012, 12:00 ET from Carphone Warehouse

LONDON, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

iPhone 5 is proving popular, breaking sales records and getting into the hands of more people faster than any phone before it. So, what makes iPhone 5 so popular, and, if you want a new phone for less, what are your options?

iPhone 5 works with what made iPhone 4S popular - great screen, powerful hardware, great looks and slender build - and improves on all it. The screen is larger at 4", giving you an extra row of apps, a better aspect ratio of 16:9 for movie-watching experience, and even more realistic colour reproduction. The A6 chip doubles the speed and graphical performance of iPhone 4S, and the design is elegant with a premium aluminium finish. It's also one of the slimmest phones around at just 7.6mm, making it easier to use with one hand and more portable than larger competitors.

Now, how do you get this high-end smartphone for a bit less? Well, one of the best ways is to get a discount.  Have an older iPhone? Well, if you'll be using iPhone 5, you won't need your old one, and some sites are giving some pretty generous trade-in prices. Carphone Warehouse is offering trade-in prices for iPhone 4S 16GB of around £180, giving you a huge discount on the newer model. Have an iPhone variant with larger memory? You can trade-in for even more.

You can also look at the cost of the phone as part of a pay monthly deal. There are many pay monthly deals that include the phone for free, but if you're prepared to pay a little upfront for iPhone 5, you can cut your monthly bill and get larger limits for your texts, calls, and internet data.

There's also the option of shopping around for the best deal. There are lots of comparison sites that will help you out, but also independent retailers such as Carphone Warehouse that let you see the various options from all the major networks. It'll save you time, and money. And you'll get your hands on the new iPhone 5.

Notes to Editors

• Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the UK, with over 800 stores nationwide

• Discover how to get more from your gadgets with eye openers from Carphone Warehouse. Eye openers is a YouTube channel which features videos of

Carphone Warehouse team members sharing useful hints and tips on everything from laptops to Sat Navs to the latest mobile phones. With new videos being added each month, users can search through hundreds of videos at

About Carphone Warehouse and Geek Squad

In 2006 Best Buy established a partnership with Carphone Warehouse to bring its business model and mobile phone expertise to the US market under the banner 'Best Buy Mobile'. Two years later, Best Buy acquired 50% of The Carphone Warehouse's European and US retail interests for £1.1billion, creating Best Buy Europe.  The joint venture now encompasses the following retail and technical support brands: Carphone Warehouse, The Phone House and Geek Squad.

Alison Gram
PR Manager
Best Buy Europe

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