We look for cheap iPhone 3GS pay as you go deals

If you're not the type of person who likes to keep up to date with the very latest and greatest in phone technology then there are plenty of bargains for you to pick up when it comes to previous generation's technology. The mobile phone market moves so fast these days that a phone is usually out of date, and therefore replaced with a brand new model, in less than a year. That means that shrewd buyers can sit back and wait for a while until the newest model is released before swooping in for a great deal on some of the older technology.

The funny thing is that in the two years since the iPhone 3GS was released, technology hasn't actually moved on all that much. The phone itself will still do pretty much everything that the later models are capable of, despite the fact that you can now pick them up for a fraction of the price of the iPhone 4 - with further reductions likely when the new iPhone hits stores later this year.

Due to the nature of the iPhone, it is hard to find many providers who offer pay as you go deals for it. This means that you must take an alternative route to your savings.

Before we look at that, we'll consider 3's pay as you go deal for the iPhone 3GS 8GB. It is available for £399.99, and includes free data for a month with every top up of a certain value, plus 3,000 texts and 300 minutes of air time. Based on the services offered here, you'll be hard pressed to find a better deal.

The alternatives we spoke of involve buying yourself a new or used iPhone 3GS and using your existing SIM card with it. You should be able to find iPhone 3GS's on online auction sites like eBay for around £150-300 unlocked, however be aware that buying from these kind of sites carries no warranty, so you'll need to be very careful.

If you are patient enough to wait until the new iPhone is released later this year, we're confident that you'll see cheap iPhone 3 pay as you go deals becoming much more common.

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