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With its new glass-based casing, wireless charging, super-fast processor, razor-sharp camera and refined security system, the iPhone 8 builds on what made the iPhone 7 attractive, and it offers a great option for people who need a cutting-edge smartphone. Anyone who wants a lightweight, elegant and feature-rich device can find the latest Apple discounts at the HotUKDeals iPhone 8 listings.

With its new glass-based casing, wireless charging, super-fast processor, razor-sharp camera and refined security system, the iPhone 8 builds on what made the iPhone 7 attractive, and it offers a great option for people who need a cutting-edge smartphone. Anyone who wants a lightweight, elegant and feature-rich device can find the latest Apple discounts at the HotUKDeals iPhone 8 listings.

With its new glass-based casing, wireless charging, super-fast processor, razor-sharp camera and refined security system, the iPhone 8 builds on what made the iPhone 7 attractive, and it offers a great option for people who need a cutting-edge smartphone. Anyone who wants a lightweight, elegant and feature-rich device can find the latest Apple discounts at the HotUKDeals iPhone 8 listings.

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£40 off ALL iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X (Sim Free) @ John Lewis - Apple iPhone X £959
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Same price as the Argos deal, but with the added bonus of a 2 year guarantee!
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number1andy4 m ago

With Very though... pay your money and take your choice


ever had a problem with them? I've bought loads including pre ordering a switch for ~£240 and always had good service.
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badasschris3 h, 19 m ago

10% off at very is a much better deal if you can get it …10% off at very is a much better deal if you can get it https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/10-back-off-apple-products-when-purchased-with-12-months-bnpl-very-2891706


With Very though... pay your money and take your choice
Edited by: "number1andy" 15th Feb
adsthompson1 h, 12 m ago

Keep scrolling not trolling then. Deals site not a insult site against …Keep scrolling not trolling then. Deals site not a insult site against companies or people choice of product. Move on


It is all relevant.
£40 off ALL iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X now live starting at £659 (Sim free - Unlocked) @ Argos
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10/02 now live From tomorrow, Argos are offering £40 off the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, in all sizes. Not a massive saving, but should you be looking to purchase a sim free version o… Read more
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iGlad9 h, 11 m ago

You are trying to convince people to spend the money on their pension …You are trying to convince people to spend the money on their pension rather than buy the latest Apple iPhone. You remind me of King Canute You also assume that people on here all have a private/work pension?


Why do you say that?
Has anybody stacked this with Argos/Sainsbury's staff discount?
COUPONKEV11th Feb

After years of upgrading to the latest model I'm sticking with an older …After years of upgrading to the latest model I'm sticking with an older iPhone now. Put the £1,000 in your pension, that's £1,250 as a lower rate tax payer and £1,666 as a higher rate tax payer.If we are not careful, all this money spent on gadgets will result in a really impoverished retirement. Yes it's boring and unexciting now whilst you're young and having fun but do you really want to be living a poor retirement for the sake of showing off your iPhone X for a year or 2 whilst it's the latest thing. Complete waste of money whatever your level of income


You are trying to convince people to spend the money on their pension rather than buy the latest Apple iPhone. You remind me of King Canute You also assume that people on here all have a private/work pension?
I guess you can use Zeek Argos vouchers for extra 6% off?
WillRob8810th Feb

People saying these are overpriced, the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t that much c …People saying these are overpriced, the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t that much cheaper. Still around the £900 mark yet you never see them moaning on those deals 🤔


Samsung aren’t a huge money grabbing company like apple though....(sarcastic voice)
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Fast Wireless Qi Wireless Charging Pad Stand for iPhone 8 / 8 Plus / X / Samsung Galaxy Note 8 / S8 & more -  £2.48 delivered @ Gamiss
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Awesome price for a fast charger, family member just upgraded to an S8 so will be nabbing this - Use code DSGMHNY48 at basket FAST CHARGER: Faster than standard wireless charging … Read more
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Got mine today yay!
One hour later...
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nicnac463rd Feb

At your own risk. Mine burnt out underneath whilst charging my phone. …At your own risk. Mine burnt out underneath whilst charging my phone. Luckilly I was sat next to it and smelt the burning.... I have been known to wander off into kitchen for coffee and leave it unattended. [Image] [Image]


this happened to mine and a friend who bought it. On the first day of use, CHUCK THIS AWAY IMMEDIATELY!
gbharatkumar4th Feb

1A output is not fast charging


Mines just come, and its not fast charging, infact it wont work what so ever with my s7quick charger, so i tried it on my quick charge powerbank and it did work but its not a quick charge, its now going in the bin.
any experiences of this? I did not buy it as I have a chunky at a slight upright angle charger already but this does look good.
Anyone paid by PayPal? I got a dispatch email saying £5.07
There was a pristine space grey going for £509, be on the look outtttt
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drasim1 h, 37 m ago

It also includes previous water damage, unfortunately


I thought the iPhone 8 was waterproof
paulj486 h, 30 m ago

Definition of ‘good’ by Envirophone ‘moderate wear and tear to the front, b …Definition of ‘good’ by Envirophone ‘moderate wear and tear to the front, back or sides.‘


It also includes previous water damage, unfortunately
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Argos eBay Outlet - Delivered - Apple Refurbished - £589.49 (with code) @ Argos eBay
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Argos eBay are selling an Apple iPhone 8 Plus 64GB, refurbished by Apple for £654.99 but with the PAYDAY10 discount code it comes down to £589.49 delivered. Comes with 12 months A… Read more
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Received mine on Saturday, phone was in brand new condition with new charger and cable and original box, all instructions (and apple stickers!). Very happy with the purchase.
I got a new iPhone 8 Plus 64gb from Very for £560 before Xmas
neicam15 m ago

£655-10%=£589ish. Did you manage to find one cheaper on the Argos eBay?



Original price on Argos was £574 not £655
Sharpharp21 m ago

10% payday code from the other day, combined with Quidco cashback.It was a …10% payday code from the other day, combined with Quidco cashback.It was a gamble, but the handset is Grade A and is absolutely like new and comes with plug and charger cable.Would definitely recommend, however the only reason I bought one was the jailbreak possibilities....


£655-10%=£589ish. Did you manage to find one cheaper on the Argos eBay?
neicam6 m ago

How did you manage to get for £517?



10% payday code from the other day, combined with Quidco cashback.
It was a gamble, but the handset is Grade A and is absolutely like new and comes with plug and charger cable.
Would definitely recommend, however the only reason I bought one was the jailbreak possibilities....
iPhone 8 (refurbished) - £175 up front + £23pm x 24 = £727 total cost - Mobiles.co.uk
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Great iPhone 8 deal £175 upfront £23 p.m £727 over 24 months Vodafone
Refurbished is fine. Just not at this price which is too close to new.
Heat added OP. Upfront cost is a little much though- perhaps this would make it cheaper- hotukdeals.com/vou….uk
portal50 m ago

Gold, no. Refurb, no. Voda, definitely no.


First point, fair. Second point, not fair. Third point, fair.
7 day returns maybe. The contract at 4GB data is better than many.
Gold, no. Refurb, no. Voda, definitely no.
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Argos iPhone 8 64GB SIM free - £679
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Argos knocked £20 off the iPhone 8 64GB today. Not spectacular but the best price at the moment and good if you’ve been waiting for a price drop to purchase Normal price is £699 … Read more
Put another £100 and get a slightly used iPhone X
Shows £699 ???
Conmeo_Conxho26th Jan

Or they are not thick enough to pay for HD screen belong to 2010.


Just out of interest why dont you just scroll on by? Android users have to click on an apple feed and get verbal. You dont see it on android feeds lol. Do android people think they are in some kind of under ground cult lol. You know google is a huge tax dodging money hungry company too. P.s i use a galaxy and think both os have their benefits before i get labeled an isheep
Edited by: "adsthompson" 27th Jan
3% off ?!


cant imagine even your hardcore apple fanboi is going get moist
Does it need a battery change for £29.00
iPhone 8 £23 per month plus £280 upfront with code - See Description Mobiles.co.uk
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I’ve been searching around and this is the best deal on the market at the minute. iPhones are getting ridiculously pricey these days and the iPhone 8 is no exception starting at … Read more
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LRGM23rd Jan

This phone was £250 and then went up last week so I would hold on this …This phone was £250 and then went up last week so I would hold on this deal for the moment. The o2 10gb refurb is much better. If you have got this far, it’s £35 a month and £40 upfront so it’s about £800 over the two years. I’m not posting as hukd hates apple innit, but it might help someone hidden in the comments here.


(£35 x 24) + 40 = £880. Not £800
This phone was £250 and then went up last week so I would hold on this deal for the moment.

The o2 10gb refurb is much better. If you have got this far, it’s £35 a month and £40 upfront so it’s about £800 over the two years.

I’m not posting as hukd hates apple innit, but it might help someone hidden in the comments here.
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This is an absolute Tory deal.
naknak19912 m ago

290 + 266 + 266 = 812 after contract


Better off buying an iPhone 8 Plus now and then doing a sim only bargain. Ripoff.
IPhone 8 64G O2 @ Mobiles.co.uk - £29pm x 24 months (plus £110 up front) = £806 total cost
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I may get cold, but I think is good deals. Iphone8 64g O2 unlimited minutes and texts and 3g date. Get the code dealenvy10 for £10 off. Don’t forgive Quidco.
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£210 for me too.
kiltyrg56 m ago

£210 upfront showing when you click link?


Was £110 earlier it must be expired
£210 upfront showing when you click link?
I am very tempted by this deal but need a little more data.
Refurbished Apple iPhone 8 Plus Space Grey 5.5" 64GB 4G Unlocked & SIM Free £499.97 @ Laptops Direct
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This should be a good deal considering the deal posted earlier. As someone mentioned refurbished items are customer returns at LTD.
If anyone reads this thread that had an order cancelled from laptops Direct could they please let me know how long it took to get a refund? I placed an order for an iPhone 8 Plus yesterday & today it got cancelled. The email said I would get a refund in 3-5 days & just wanted to know if people got their money back ok? I used a credit card anyway. Thankyou
Pvfc123456789020 h, 26 m ago

Rather pay the extra and get one that I know someone else hasn’t had to t …Rather pay the extra and get one that I know someone else hasn’t had to their ear or mouth near it.


Or there pen15
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Delivered this morning
humadoon16 h, 41 m ago

You might get an email saying it's a pricing error hope NOT


Unfortunately I was right
Order cancelled
iPhone 8 64GB, Unlim Calls/Texts & 5GB Date from EE for £27.99 a month + £175 handset fee (£856.76 total over 24 month) @ Mobiles.co.uk
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Handset costs £699 from Apple so you are effectively paying just £6.50 a month for the phone contract element with EE who are notoriously expensive. Hope this helps someone.
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codge7 h, 59 m ago

Very good deal but I am currently at the end of my deal with EE and they …Very good deal but I am currently at the end of my deal with EE and they won’t price match this offer


"Leave" and about a week before they'll ring u and match it*

*Probably
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mrsuave1 h, 46 m ago

£679...by the way......sim free from mobile.co.uk



Fair enough, but even £6.99 a month is a steal.
Very good deal but I am currently at the end of my deal with EE and they won’t price match this offer
If people do go for this, remember TCB - £36.75.
Should be £846.76 total over 24 months
iPhone 8 64gb £559 with code (Also 7.07% TBC so £520 with TBC) at studio
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iPhone 8 - 64GB Silver, Rose gold, Space Grey 20% off iPhone 8 and 7.07% TBC - possibly free delivery but I didnt get that - delivery is £4.99 Code: 091 This is the cheapest I've… Read more
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cobrastang8 h, 20 m ago

I will not support this company.My last 3 phones have been high end …I will not support this company.My last 3 phones have been high end android and I miss nothing about iPhone.



Switched to Android OS 8 years ago and never looked back. Apple do have some nice touches but their prices are just insane. They offer nothing today the competition doesnt offer. Personally back in the day say iphone 6 fans were known as sheep. Today its got to be minions - they just dont think period. Still queuing up to buy is pathetic.

Solid price tho if you can get it...
Manda23 m ago

Good luck... with everything.


iCrystalMethod14 m ago

I've got post grad exams to study for so won't be wasting anymore time …I've got post grad exams to study for so won't be wasting anymore time replying you, enjoy


Good luck... with everything.
LOL! Ok, snowflake. I’ve voted your deal cold as the company is a scam, as detailed over and over again, by several different posters, in the other thread. You just keep your head in the sand books though.
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Rastafari12 m ago

It's not obvious that you've seen that thread at all, Einstein. In fact, …It's not obvious that you've seen that thread at all, Einstein. In fact, the very fact that you still seem to think this is a "hot deal" indicates that you haven't read that thread at all.For your convenience, I'll copy and paste the main post below, then you can again ponder to yourself "confused as to why people are voting this cold".. I'm not sure who will read this comment but DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. They are currently under investigation from the FCA as they are believe it or not regulated due to their credit consumer licence.I have made this a personal mission to try and get this website taken down, they do not operate ethically or legitimately and their positive reviews on trust pilot have been PROVEN to be fake. I am not being a know all or a do gooder but people will get ripped off, will have credit accounts opened in their name and I can assure you they won't close the account, your complaints will go nowhere and will never get addressed. They advertise goods that don't exist so they can market the crap that they have got to you.People will still ignore this and "take a chance".DO NOT BE STUPID AND BELIEVE A WEBSITE AND COMPANY THAT LIES YOU WILL GET YOUR FINGERS BURNED.


I've got post grad exams to study for so won't be wasting anymore time replying you, enjoy
Iphone 8 £606.09 for new customers only via credit account using code LXJUL @ Very
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Cheapest deal on iphone 8 I could find. £669 less 10% for first purchase via credit account. Code LXJUL, Includes delivery at £3.99. Just had confirmation Quidco tracked at £10.04… Read more
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Borat11 m ago

Please kindly put new customer code in the title. Very misleading. Thank …Please kindly put new customer code in the title. Very misleading. Thank you.


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Please kindly put new customer code in the title. Very misleading. Thank you.
noss8812 m ago

Better deal ? 100off from Apple flagship is good when better deal after …Better deal ? 100off from Apple flagship is good when better deal after 3-4 month ?


They had better than this on black fri. Everyone wants the X
jimmyb2034 m ago

First purchases only to use code. Will be better deals soon imo


Better deal ? 100off from Apple flagship is good when better deal after 3-4 month ?
Unlocked IPhone 8 £50 off - £649 at Giffgaff until December 21st
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Festive sale ends midnight 21st Dec.We reckon these phones would look cracking under the tree. Plus, there's still plenty of other festive treats available. But hop to it, deals… Read more
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Moonwolf197659 m ago

Older phones like the SE!!! It is one of the newer ones , it came out …Older phones like the SE!!! It is one of the newer ones , it came out after IPhone 7! Loland Apple admitted they are doing it!.Not, to make you buy a new one (like Android commonly does), But to stop older devices with ageing battery’s from suddenly shutting down on the user without warning!.quite responsible of them if you ask me, looking after there older customers.if you get the battery replaced (quite easily on the early iPhones) the performance will be automatically restored!.FACT!.


You must have been born yesterday... "quite responsible of them if you ask me, looking after there older customers."

Of course they're going to say that, which idiot would say "oh we deliberately slow down the entire phone to make you buy the new model"....

Pretty gullible ain'tcha Wolfy?
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Sharpharp37 m ago

Oh yes u will. Read the news today, Apple are slowing older phones like …Oh yes u will. Read the news today, Apple are slowing older phones like the SE to basically get u to buy a newer one. We knew this all along, but now it's official.


Older phones like the SE!!! It is one of the newer ones , it came out after IPhone 7! Lol

and Apple admitted they are doing it!.
Not, to make you buy a new one (like Android commonly does), But to stop older devices with ageing battery’s from suddenly shutting down on the user without warning!.

quite responsible of them if you ask me, looking after there older customers.

if you get the battery replaced (quite easily on the early iPhones) the performance will be automatically restored!.

FACT!.
Edited by: "Moonwolf1976" 21st Dec 2017
walks198216th Dec

Got an iPhone SE in 2016, may never need another phone again.


Oh yes u will. Read the news today, Apple are slowing older phones like the SE to basically get u to buy a newer one. We knew this all along, but now it's official.
That's the 256GB modal 64GB has sold out
£849 on the 18th December
iPhone 8 64GB (Refurbished, Good) £534.00 with 12 month warranty @ Envirofone.com
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NETWORK Unlocked at £534. CONDITION Refurbished (Good) - A good condition used product that has signs of use. This may have moderate wear and tear to the front, back or sides. … Read more
GauravBh22 m ago

Please mention capacity of phone (it is 64) this thread might get cold …Please mention capacity of phone (it is 64) this thread might get cold soon as you have apple in the post However in my opinion i would go with a brand new one for just 30-40GB


Agreed 30-40gb is about what they are worth.....
Please mention capacity of phone (it is 64) this thread might get cold soon as you have apple in the post However in my opinion i would go with a brand new one by adding 30-40GB
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Apple iPhone 8 64GB Gold/Grey/Silver on EE, 16GB DATA £37 per month, £65 upfront - £953 at mobiles.co.uk
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I received an email from mobiles.co.uk with the offer of an iPhone 8 on EE for £37 per month, £75 upfront cost. The plan includes unlimited texts & minutes with 16GB data. I ca… Read more
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CheapoChaser44 m ago

Quick question....is your picture supposed to be a penis?


Nope, you seeing things?(flirt)
DeeUK201711 h, 2 m ago

I thought I had, can you see it …I thought I had, can you see it here:https://www.secure-mobiles.com/checkout/checkout.php?buy=eyJ3bGNvZGUiOiJtb2JpbGVzIiwicHJpY2VfaWQiOjkxOTU4NDIxLCJlMnVuaXF1ZSI6Ijc2a2tnMjJraGxrZTFodXJkYjJpOGJoMXQyIiwicmFuZG9tIjoxNTEzMTU3MTA4LCJpcGFkZHJlc3MiOiJ1bnNldCIsImFmZmlsaWF0ZSI6ImVtYWlsZmx5ZXJ8TUJEV0szMyIsImFmZmlsaWF0ZXNvdXJjZSI6ImVtYWlsZmx5ZXJ8TUJEV0szMyIsImlzYWZmaWxpYXRlIjpmYWxzZSwiYWJUZXN0IjpmYWxzZSwiZG90ZFZvdWNoZXJDb2RlIjpmYWxzZSwiYWZmaWxpYXRlaGlzdG9yeSI6ZmFsc2UsImhpZGRlblByb21vQ29kZSI6ZmFsc2V9&_ga=2.140619378.1747844609.1513115864-1547394049.1460816672If not just look for deals in this phone from EE


Quick question....is your picture supposed to be a penis?
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roboos13 m ago

Hi I can’t find this on the website, very good deal as I have been looking …Hi I can’t find this on the website, very good deal as I have been looking for ages for Xmas presents n nothing close to this price for what ur getting, can u please put the direct link . Thanks , I’ve added Heat


I thought I had, can you see it here:
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If not just look for deals in this phone from EE
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thefinest114 m ago

is this a 24 month contract? im with EE I wonder if I can get loyalty …is this a 24 month contract? im with EE I wonder if I can get loyalty discount on top of this.....


Yes 24 months
Hi I can’t find this on the website, very good deal as I have been looking for ages for Xmas presents n nothing close to this price for what ur getting, can u please put the direct link . Thanks , I’ve added Heat
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Apple iPhone 8 64GB Grey - £679 (or £629 with code) @ Mobiles.co.uk
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Save £50 with code: IPH8TR50
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As always on here, great way to treat a newbie deal poster..

But why do people hate Apple? As said in earlier comments they've still got older generations going strong so what's the issue?
Edited by: "johnnyshuttle" 14th Dec 2017
iPhones! Funnier than Michael McIntyre, and that is not saying a lot.
kay19922 h, 4 m ago

Stop buying iPhones. Boycott the strategy or see yourself out of pocket …Stop buying iPhones. Boycott the strategy or see yourself out of pocket for not much in return.



Or, here's a new one. Buy what you want with your own hard earned money. Just let people like things and shaddap.
How much?
robbrown48911 h, 2 m ago

Desperate tactics, in this world where people are only allowed opinion …Desperate tactics, in this world where people are only allowed opinion which align with the masses.I'll waste my money if I wish.


Waste it on me please
New iPhone 8 Unlocked 64GB Gold/Silver/grey, Year Guarantee Argos Ebay Outlet TODAY ONLY (£604 after Cashback)
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If you visit the Argos Ebay Outlet you can buy a Brand New Apple iPhone 8 (Latest Release) 64GB, unlocked to any network for just £604.00. This is a big saving from the usual price… Read more
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tpol8 h, 24 m ago

I have experienced it with the iPhone 6 that I purchased from the CPW. In …I have experienced it with the iPhone 6 that I purchased from the CPW. In fact CPW warehouse used to have a disclaimer stating very clearly that ALL iPhones would lock to the network of the first SIM inserted. This disclaimer no longer exists. Previously, I cannot remember whether this was a iPhone 4 or 4s, I purchased an iPhone on an Orange contract, knowing that it would lock to their SIM, so I inserted an O2 SIM first where I knew I could get a free unlock as I also had an O2 contract. Sadly, O2 knew the iPhone wasn't part of their inventory and refused to unlock, so I had to send the phone back to Orange.In the very early days of the iPhone (after the O2 exclusive expired), even Apple supplied phones locked to a particular network (i.e. first SIM). As far as I can remember in those days they did not supply completely SIM free, either it was on contract or PAYG.I never state facts on here because someone said so. I state them from experience or because I have the information from irrefutable sources.



Thanks for the info. I wasn't doubting you, I was just curious which mldel it was.
jmn1609199011 m ago

Did you experience it yourself then? Which model was it with, please? All …Did you experience it yourself then? Which model was it with, please? All I ever had was people saying they'd been told it but nobody had tested it.


I have experienced it with the iPhone 6 that I purchased from the CPW. In fact CPW warehouse used to have a disclaimer stating very clearly that ALL iPhones would lock to the network of the first SIM inserted. This disclaimer no longer exists.

Previously, I cannot remember whether this was a iPhone 4 or 4s, I purchased an iPhone on an Orange contract, knowing that it would lock to their SIM, so I inserted an O2 SIM first where I knew I could get a free unlock as I also had an O2 contract. Sadly, O2 knew the iPhone wasn't part of their inventory and refused to unlock, so I had to send the phone back to Orange.

In the very early days of the iPhone (after the O2 exclusive expired), even Apple supplied phones locked to a particular network (i.e. first SIM). As far as I can remember in those days they did not supply completely SIM free, either it was on contract or PAYG.

I never state facts on here because someone said so. I state them from experience or because I have the information from irrefutable sources.
tpol6 h, 31 m ago

You are right about network iPhones. Similarly, until recently Carphone …You are right about network iPhones. Similarly, until recently Carphone Warehouse (and possibly some of the sheds) did lock to the first SIM inserted. I know CPW has now stopped this, not sure about the other sheds. So not entirely a myth.


Did you experience it yourself then? Which model was it with, please? All I ever had was people saying they'd been told it but nobody had tested it.
Deal finished £699 now
jmn160919908 h, 24 m ago

I've owned several iPhones and the only time they've been locked to a …I've owned several iPhones and the only time they've been locked to a network is when I bought it from a network store. My iPhone 5, 5S, 6 and 7 were all unlocked and stayed that way for the first, second and third sim.Personally I believe this was just a marketing myth spread by sales staff to sway a customer in their favour. Not calling you a liar, but I used to in the industry and never came across a phone which was sold as sim free then locked to the first network you connected to. Maybe I'm wrong, but it's definitely not happened since 2012's iPhone 5


You are right about network iPhones. Similarly, until recently Carphone Warehouse (and possibly some of the sheds) did lock to the first SIM inserted. I know CPW has now stopped this, not sure about the other sheds. So not entirely a myth.
Edited by: "tpol" 12th Dec 2017
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