Mobile phone deals with free gifts
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a mobile phone contract - from price and network coverage to call and data allowances. But for some, the prospect of a free gift is a particularly good reason to opt for a particular mobile contract.
What is a mobile phone contract with a free gift?
When you agree to a mobile phone contract, some contracts come with a free gift. This means when your new handset is delivered - as part of your new mobile contract - you'll also receive an additional something.
This gift could be anything from a gift card or an iPad to a stereo or a games console. It all depends on what that particular mobile provider is giving away.
You can see all the free gifts currently available with mobile phone contracts by searching our deal table. Use the 'Free Gift' dropdown menu to filter on a particular gift - such as, for example, an Amazon Echo or a PS4.
Filter by the Advanced Options to search by Network such as BT, EE and Vodafone.
Use the additional filters to make sure you find the mobile contract that is right for you. You can filter by handset, monthly cost, contract length, as well as minutes, texts and data allowances.
What are the benefits of contracts with free gifts?
Whatever your free gift is, whether it's a tablet, TV or gift card, you don't have to pay upfront for it. So, as well as receiving a new handset, you also get a lovely extra with it - hopefully something you want. Or maybe something you can use as a gift for a friend or family member.
Bear in mind the old adage about there being no such thing as a free lunch - in some cases, the cost of the 'free' gift can be spread over the life of your contract. Take this into account when comparing mobile phone contract prices.
Will I have to pay extra shipping costs for my free gift?
Most mobile contract providers will offer free delivery with your free gift, but if you're worried about this, you should double-check before you take out a new mobile contract.
How do I find a cheap mobile phone contract with a free gift?
It's easy to find an affordable phone contract that works for you and one which comes with a free gift.
Search our deals table and use the various filters to find the right deal. You can search by handset and by minutes, texts and data allowances. Filter by monthly cost and handset cost - and most importantly, search by free gift!
Networks which offer free gifts with contracts
Not all networks offer free gifts with their mobile contracts. Some aim to keep your costs to a minimum and so avoid extras that can push the average monthly cost up, while other networks avoid free gifts but offer other benefits around data rollover, international calls and free social apps etc.
Here are some networks that do offer free gifts:
If you take out a mobile contract with BT Mobile, you'll receive a BT Reward Card of a certain value - £10, £30, £50, £70 or £90. You can spend this card - pre-loaded with money - on shopping and everyday purchases. Most BT Mobile contracts are for 24 months and include unlimited calls and texts. As a general rule, the more you spend on a BT mobile contract, the higher the value of the BT Reward card you will receive.
Offering a great range of extras with contracts that include lots of different handsets, EE are worth checking out if you're determined to get your hands on a free gift. Most of their deals offer unlimited minutes and texts with varying data allowances over 24-month contracts. EE's extensive range of free gifts include an Acer laptop, Amazon Echo, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Amazon Kindle, Beats Headphones, Fitbit Alta, iPad Mini 4, PS4 or Sonos Play 3. At the cheaper end of EE's mobile contracts is a deal that includes Amazon Kindle with a Nokia 3310 handset, while a more expensive contract could get you an Xbox One with a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 handset.
O2 offers a range of free gifts with their contracts such as an Amazon Kindle, Beats Headphones, Fitbit Alta, PS4, Sonos Play 3 and Xbox One. Depending on your call, text and data needs, find the contract that's right for you - including the right handset, whether it's a Motorola Moto C or an Apple iPhone 7. Most of O2's mobile phone contracts available in our deals table are for 24 months.
Depending on the type of mobile contract and handset you go for, you could be walking away with some Beats Headphones, a Fitbit Alta, an Amazon Kindle or a PS4 when you sign up with Vodafone. Choose from a wide selection of handsets from Nokia and LG to Sony, Samsung and Apple, and see if you can get your free gift of choice, depending on your call, text and data requirements.
Regardless of the network, most, if not all, mobile contracts that include a free gift are for 24 months - this means the network can spread the cost of the 'free' gift over the duration of your contract.