iPhone X mega deal on Vodafone with 100GB of 4G costs less just buying the handset alone

Turns out it's not always cheaper to buy the handset outright

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Black Friday is almost here. Hours before the clock strikes midnight and the deals officially begin, Carphone Warehouse has slashed the price of the iPhone X – so much so that it's now cheaper to buy the handset from Vodafone with two years' worth of 4G mobile data, unlimited calls and text messages than SIM-free.

In fact, the sheer amount of savings on offer in this latest Black Friday deal singlehandedly dispel the myth that it's always cheaper to buy your handset SIM-free and then negotiate a SIM-only deal with your favourite mobile network.

The generously-discounted Vodafone deal comes with 100GB of 4G mobile data, as well as unlimited minutes and text messages for £36 a month. There's also a £99.99 upfront cost, which works out at £963.99 at the end of the 24 month contract.

Since the contract runs on the Vodafone network customers will benefit from Vodafone Global roaming, which allows phone owners to take your allowance of minutes, text messages and mobile data in 110 destinations worldwide, including Spain, France, United States, Canada, Australia, and more.

For comparison, iPhone X cost £999 SIM-free from Apple when it launched last year. Although the handset is no longer available direct from Apple, following its dethroning by the iPhone XS announced in September, it can still be bought from other high street retailers for around £799.

iPhone X | 64GB | Vodafone | Unlimited calls, texts | 100GB of 4G data | £36 a month | £99.99 upfront
If you passed on the iPhone X last year because of its eye-watering price tag, then this could be the Black Friday deal you've been waiting for. Vodafone is now selling the handset with two years' of 4G data, unlimited minutes and texts for less than the price of the iPhone X alone when it launched last year.View Deal

If you're not sure you need the full 100GB allowance, or would rather sign-up with another mobile network, check out the interactive chart below of the latest iPhone X prices and deals ~