Technology is moving faster than ever, and for those who like to keep up with the latest gadget trends, upgrading your phone can be the perfect way to get your hands on the newest models on the market. So, if you’re coming to the end of your contract and fancy a brand-new handset, check out our great mobile phone upgrade deals. There’s loads to choose from, we’ve got all the big brands, including Apple, Samsung, and Google.
Maybe you’re not fussed about having the latest and greatest phone, but that doesn’t mean an upgrade can’t work for you. By upgrading to a cheaper - but still brand-new and shiny - phone, you could reduce your monthly payments. With emerging brands like OPPO and Xiaomi, there are plenty of affordable options.
If you’re not quite at the end of your contract, you might still be able to get the handset you have your eye on. Some networks will let you upgrade your phone early with no incurred charge for doing so, while others may make you pay to leave the contract early.
Did you know that you don’t have to be an existing Carphone Warehouse customer to upgrade your phone with us? Whether you’re a tech head, you’re looking to reduce your monthly phone bills, or you’re somewhere in between, compare our best phone upgrade deals today.
When you’re eligible to upgrade your phone depends on which network you’re with. You might have to wait until your contract ends or, with some networks, you can upgrade for free anywhere from one to three months early.
If you don’t upgrade your phone and you reach the end of your contract, you’ll continue on your old tariff. And because this likely includes a payment towards a handset you’ve already paid off, it’s in your best interest to act before this happens. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten when your contract is due to end, Ofcom - the UK’s communications regulator - requires your network to share important information about your contract, so they should let you know when it’s time to upgrade your phone.
To make your life easier, we have a handy phone upgrade checker which will answer the question "When can I upgrade my phone?".
Upgrading your phone with Vodafone is easy at Carphone Warehouse. We have loads of phones and plans to choose from across all price points, so there really is something for everyone. Your Vodafone upgrade will allow you to enjoy a whole host of benefits, including VeryMe - Vodafone’s clever rewards program that offers discounts and giveaways tailored to your interests.
And with Vodafone you don’t have to wait until the end of your contract to upgrade - you can upgrade your Vodafone phone up to 75 days before the end of your contract. So you can get your new dream handset sooner rather than later.
If you're the sort of person who likes to get their hands on the latest and greatest phones on the market, check out our iPhone 14 series pay-monthly contracts. The newest phone from Apple certainly won't disappoint.
But don't forget about iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 pay-monthly deals. Still best sellers, these phones are a bit more affordable now they're not the new kids on the block. And for cheap iPhone pay-monthly deals, you can't go wrong with the iPhone SE and iPhone 11. These slightly older models are still firm favourites and are great if you're on a tighter budget.
If you’re coming to the end of your iD Mobile contract, check out our iD Mobile phone upgrade deals, and choose a phone that suits your needs and budget. All iD Mobile plans come with great features as standard, so you can enjoy data rollover, bill capping, and inclusive roaming to 50 countries worldwide. And if that’s not enough reason to upgrade your phone with iD Mobile, the network is powered by Three, with 99% 4G coverage and the UK’s fastest 5G. Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Q3-Q4 2022. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. Visit speedtest.net/awards/fastest-5g/ to find out more.
Whether you’re an Apple lover in need of an iPhone upgrade or you’re looking for the best Samsung phone upgrades, we’ve got you covered at Carphone Warehouse. The two biggest mobile phone brands in the world always have something new to offer, and iPhone upgrading is a great way to get your hands on these latest offerings. So, if you’ve got an older handset - like the iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 - you can upgrade to iPhone 14 - the latest generation in the Apple family.
Basically, a phone upgrade is when you reach the end of one pay-monthly mobile phone contract and you move to another pay-monthly contract with the same network. You may stay on the same plan or you may change to a different plan with more or less data, minutes and texts. Often people choose a newer and better model of phone than they had before, hence the term ‘upgrade’, though you can opt for a cheaper phone to reduce your monthly bills.
First, use our mobile phone upgrade checker to check if you’re eligible for an upgrade, and choose your new handset and plan from our phone upgrade deals. Then we’ll handle everything else. You’ll keep your phone number and your old phone will still work while we make the switch.
Most mobile phone contracts are 24 months, so you could upgrade your phone every two years, but should you? If your phone is working fine and you’re happy with it, you could move to a SIM-only contract until you need a new phone. Not only will this save you money on your monthly bills, but it’s also better for the environment. However, if you’re having problems with your phone - for example, the battery runs out quickly, it’s too slow to use, or new apps won’t run - it’s probably time to upgrade to a new phone.
It depends on which phone and plan you choose. If, for example, you choose the latest iPhone and an unlimited data plan, it’s likely that you’ll need to pay an up-front cost. Whereas for an older or more basic model, there may be no up-front cost.
We can no longer upgrade O2 or EE contracts as our agreement with the networks has ended. If you’re an O2 or EE customer and are looking for an upgrade - including the latest iPhone or Samsung handsets - we could save you money by switching you to one of our partner networks. Give us a call or pop in to one of our stores to find out how much you can save.