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UK mobile phone consumers can get 12 month contracts again on all the major networks: Vodafone, Orange, Three, O2 and T-Mobile. This is because Ofcom enforced a new EU ruling in May 2011. Shorter contracts for 12 months means it's much easier for you stay up-to-date with the latest phones and deals, rather than being tied to the longer 18 or 24 month mobile contracts and tariffs. We bring you the best and cheapest 12 month contract deals in the UK on all the latest handsets and phones

Bestselling Phones on 12 Month UK Contracts:

The following contract phones and smartphones are currently the most sought for on 12 month deals. Just click on them to view the best value offers on 12 mth contracts. On the next page you can specify how many free minutes or text you like with your tariff as well.
Click here to view all phones available on 12 month contracts

Cheapest 12 Month Contract Deals by Network:

Look for best deals and phones at O2, Vodafone, EE and Three

If you know the network you're looking for then you can find all the phones available on that network on 12 month deals by clicking on the logo (e.g. just click on the 'Vodafone' image). If you straight away want to view the cheapest 12 months contract offers then just follow the deals link. This will display the cheapest contract offers first, which will normally be for slightly older handsets. I.e. if you know the phone your looking for, or want to display all the phones available on 12 month contracts with for example Vodafone, then just click on their logo.
Click here to view the phones available on 12 month O2 contracts
O2 12 month deals from
Click here to view the phones available on 12 month Vodafone contracts
Vodafone 12 month deals from
Please note that EE (ex. Orange/T-Mobile) offer 12 month contracts but not with free phones (i.e. SIM contracts only). As soon as they offer them with free phones too, they will be sold on here.

UK 12 Month Mobile Contracts

Find the cheapest 12 month mobile phone deals available on contract

If you know the phone model you're looking for and/or you want to display the cheapest 12 month deals based on the amount of free minutes, free texts, handset price or contract line rental cost you can easily use the search box below:

FREE Mins:
FREE Txts:
Handset £:
Rental :

Please note that if you're looking for 12 month deals on the latest smartphones like the the offers with the lowest monthly rental cost may not include the handset for free. This is because the network cannot subsidise the high cost of the latest smartphones on a shorter 12 month tariff contract deal. If you really want the handset for free, just specify this in the search box above and we'll only display the deals with the phone for free. Sometimes the best value (i.e. cheapest contract deal over 12 months) may be a deal where a small fee for the mobile handset is charged. E.g. assume handset, contract length (12), free minutes and free texts are the same.
  • Deal 1 costs: 30 / month and FREE handset

  • Deal 2 costs: 20 / month and 60 handset

  • While Deal 1 may look more attractive because of the fact that the handset is free, over the 12 month contract duration, Deal 2 will work out to be cheaper over 12 months. In fact, offer 1 will cost 30 x 12 = 360 while offer 2 will only cost 20 x 12 + 60 = 300. Hence, even though the phone is not free at the beginning, over the duration of your contract you'll save 60.

    The great thing about our website is that you don't need to worry about these calculations, since by default we'll display the 12 month deals which work out to be the cheapest over the duration of the contract first. This is bound to make you some great savings and ... if you like, you can also compare the offers with those longer 18, 24 and 36 month contracts. You'll notice that the average cost of your deal goes down the longer the contract period. However, you'll be tied on to a longer contract and if you like a new phone or smartphone every year then the 12 month offers are best suited to you.

    It's down to "The European Telecoms Package" that 12 month mobile contracts have become available again in 2011. Ofcom has to transpose this European Directive into UK law by the end of May 2011 and under it "contract lengths must not exceed 24 months and mobile phone consumers should have the option to subscribe to a 12 month contract." Not great news for Vodafone, EE and O2, since they like to keep you tied into longer term contracts, but great new for us and the phones manufacturers.

    You'll find great deals on here for phones by all leading brands, including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, BlackBerry, HTC, Apple iPhone, Motorola and Samsung Mobile. All the deals are updated daily and we display offers from all the reputable mobile phone retailers like Carphone Warehouse, Mobiles.co.uk, Phones4U, E2Save, OneStopPhoneShop, as well as deals available direct from the EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three stores. Some 12 month offers even include free gifts like a free Xbox360, Wii or Tom Tom as part of the contract deal.
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