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A client has been in touch with iTandCoffee this week, asking for advice on what iPhone to get and where to go to get it.
She has seen how much I LOVE my iPhone 6S Plus and is thinking about getting one for herself. She wanted details of cost and plan options for that phone, as well as an idea of other iPhone alternatives.
My email reply to this client is shown below - for anyone else who might be wanting to ask the same question.
Since I wrote that reply, I have read an article that adds another option to this mix of iPhones.
The internet is littered with reports that a new iPhone (which they are saying might be called the iPhone 5se) will be announced on March 15th, and then available as early as March 18th.
If you are looking to get a new iPhone, and prefer the smaller sized iPhone 5S, it might be worth waiting to see what is actually announced on March 15th.
Here is an article about the current rumours: iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se to Be Available on March 18 Following March 15 Introduction
Reply sent to this iTandCoffee Client
"My phone is an iPhone 6S Plus with 128GB of storage. The smaller version (dimension-wise) is the iPhone 6S.
If you are getting one of these new iPhones, I would recommend getting at least the 64GB version (16GB is not enough).
I have my iPhone on a plan with Telstra. Its not cheap - over $120 per month for this iPhone model. My plan gives me $1000 of calls and 2.5GB of internet data per month. There is a lower calls/data plan that would be ok for you - with Telstra, this is $102 per month.
Other Telcos (Optus, Vodafone) offer plans that give you more calls and data than Telstra - so if you don’t mind using them, they are well worth considering. For example, Optus offers a $105 pm plan with unlimited calls and a huge amount of data.
If you go with the smaller, latest phone, the iPhone 6S, you will save about $7 per month.
The model that preceded the current model is the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus. You can also get these on a plan, but it only seems to save you about $3 per month - so I would suggest going with the newest model.
In the end the size of the phone that suits each person is very much a matter of taste. But, if you don’t use an iPad, the ‘Plus’ phones allows you to do so much, because of their great size.
You can go into Telstra, Optus or Vodafone to check out the sizes and any current offers that they have.
You can, of course, buy the iPhone outright and then choose a ‘BYO’ plan from any Telco. The phones are expensive though - a 64GB iPhone 6S Plus will set you back $1229. The smaller iPhone 6S 64GB sells for $1079.
Of course there is always the iPhone 5S for $829 (for 32GB). Perfectly good phone, but would worry that it is now 2.5 years old and that means it will become ‘out of date’ so much sooner.
(Prices shown are from the Apple Store website, and may vary slightly depending on where you buy.)
Here is an image that hopefully gives an impression of relative sizes."
Do you need further advice on purchasing an iPad or iPhone?
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