The American retail phenomenon takes place the day after Thanksgiving, and sees prices slashed as the Christmas shopping season officially kicks off. In a clear case of the States sneezing and the UK catching a cold, Black Friday now appears to have been firmly co-opted by British retailers – which is actually great news for shoppers.
So, here’s our pick of the best deals on smartphones and broadband this Black Friday.
Free iPhone 6
EE will give you an iPhone 6 for FREE when you sign up for a 24 month contract. The deal will cost you £38.99 a month and gives you unlimited calls and texts, along with 4GB of data – making it one of the absolute cheapest deals around on Apple’s latest wonderphone.
If you want the larger iPhone 6 Plus, EE will let you walk away with a free handset if you sign up for a 24 month contract paying £43.99 per month. Again you’ll get unlimited calls and texts and 4GB of data.
Vodafone is also giving away the iPhone 6 for free, with an added sweetener. Pay nothing up-front and you’ll get the iPhone 6 with unlimited calls and texts, unlimited data for three months (2GB thereafter) and a £50 Amazon gift voucher. All you have to do is sign up for a two-year contract and pay £39.50 per month.
If you’re not an Apple fan, there are still some fantastic deals to be had on Android handsets like the incredible Motorola Nexus 6 and the ever-popular Samsung Galaxy S5.
You can get the 6-inch Nexus handset on EE with unlimited texts, 1,000 minutes and 2GB of data for £33.99 per month and £99 up-front. Alternatively, you can get the S5 for nothing up-front and £24.99 per month, along with unlimited texts, 1GB of data and 500 minutes.
Black Friday deals
|Handset||Gift/Promo code||Network||Price Per Month||Upfront Cost||Mins||Texts||Data|
|iPhone 6||£50 Amazon||Vodafone||£39.50||Free||Unlimited||Unlimited||2GB|
|Samsung Galaxy S5||EE||£24.99||Free||500||Unlimited||500MB|
|iPhone 5c||£30 Amazon||EE||£24.99||Free||1000||Unlimited||1GB|
|LG G3||£50 Amazon||EE||£24.99||Free||1000||Unlimited||1GB|
|iPhone 6 +||EE||£43.99||Free||Unlimited||Unlimited||4GB|
|Sony Xperia Z3||MSM4999 - £49.99 off the handset cost||Three||£28||Free - with code||Unlimited||Unlimited||500MB|
|Sony Xperia Z3||MSMPH4999 - £49.99 off the handset cost||Three||£28||Free - with code||600||Unlimited||1GB|
|Samsung Galaxy Alpha||MSM6999 - £69.99 off the handset cost||Three||£29||Free - with code||Unlimited||Unlimited||500MB|
|Motorola Nexus 6||MSMNEXUS - £99.99 off the handset cost||EE||£33.99||Free - with code||1000||Unlimited||2GB|
While the novelty of a new phone wears off after a few weeks, a good broadband deal is the gift that keeps on giving – and we’ve got brilliant Black Friday deals on broadband too.
For example, Virgin Media is knocking up to £100 off some of its bundles. There’s £50 off the Big Easy bundle, £75 off the Big Bang bundle and £100 off both the Big Daddy package and all Big Kahuna bundles.
If you don’t live in a cabled area and can’t get Virgin Media, Plusnet is offering up to £75 cashback on its tariffs.
|Offer||Dates of Promotion||Contract Length|
|12 Months Free Unlimited 17MB |
Broadband and £75 Cashback Cheque
|November 28 - December 1||12 months|
|£2.50 Unlimited 17MB Broadband and |
£70 Cashback cheque
|November 26 - December 18||12 months|
|6 months free Unlimited Fibre 38MB |
|Fibre Extra 76MB and Evening and |
Weekend Calls from £19.99
BT is sweetening the deal on its Unlimited Broadband tariff with a £50 Sainsbury’s voucher and on its Unlimited Infinity 1 tariff with a £100 Sainsbury’s voucher – both a nice little hand with the Christmas food shop.
With the first tariff you’ll get unlimited broadband and weekend calls for £5 a month, for the entire 12-month contract. With the Infinity tariff, you can get unlimited Infinity broadband and weekend calls for £10 a month over 12 months (12-month contract), or unlimited Infinity broadband and TV Entertainment for £15 for the first six months, £17.45 for the second six months and then £30.35 for the last six months (18-month contract).
Grab a deal while you can!
You’ll find all our Black Friday broadband deals here, but don’t hang about – they won’t be around forever and you don’t want to miss out.
Please note: any rates or deals mentioned in this article were available at the time of writing. Click on a highlighted product and apply direct.