GiffGaff confirms it’ll start selling unlocked phones soon

GiffGaff phonesGiffGaff, the popular low-cost UK virtual mobile network, has been talking about selling phones for a few weeks now, and in a blog post has confirmed which devices it’ll be stocking and how payments will be made. At the moment, GiffGaff provides a SIM card to its customers, but once this new incentive goes live, you’ll be able to pick up an unlocked phone to go along with it.

The network will be offering 22 phones in total, ranging from low-cost basic phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame to high-end equipment like the HTC One and the Galaxy S4. Other highlights include the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Sony Xperia Z1, plus the LG G2 and the BlackBerry Q10.

Although GiffGaff will also be stocking the iPhone, it won’t be the latest iPhone 5C or 5S. Instead, you’ll be able to buy a refurbished iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. If you want to check out the whole list of phones, you can find it on GiffGaff’s site here.

At the moment, there’s no word on how much any of them will cost, however GiffGaff will be offering upfront or monthly payments, the latter coming through Peer 2 Peer finance, but rates haven’t been discussed. If you choose to buy a phone from GiffGaff, you won’t need to buy any service from them, and a choice of between 6 months and 24 months payment will be offered.

GiffGaff wants to have its phones on sale before the end of the year, but has said if everything goes to plan, they should be up before the end of November.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars