If you have been waiting to change your smartphone, now might be the best time, as the iPhone 11 has just been launched at a reasonably cheaper price compared to last-year models, for about 4,000-5,000 baht. However, though it might be easier to become the owner of this new model, many people still think the iPhone 11 is very expensive. Therefore, KTC would like to recommend some smart tips in ‘how to buy an iPhone 11 at a cheaper deal’. It’s better to learn this before going in the shop and paying with your card for the latest iPhone.
1. Choose the right storage size
“Which storage size should I choose?” You will definitely have this question before any decision for your purchase is made. Each model of the iPhone 11 comes with 3 different storage sizes of 64, 256, and 512 GB, with each of them having a 6,000 - 7,000 Baht price difference from the other. So, before deciding on the storage size, you should consider how many applications you usually have installed on your phone, then choose the size in accordance to the storage you need. As for photos and videos, it helps if you are enthused in backing-up your data somewhere else or using Cloud services such as Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud. This way you don't have to choose a model with a large storage size anymore and it will save you a lot of money.
2. Buy your iPhone 11 with a network contract
This is an option that can help you save up to 9,700 baht for an iPhone 11 when you purchase one that comes with a pre-paid monthly contract with leading network providers such as AIS, DTAC, or TRUE. You can use your current phone number, get a new one, or even transfer your current number to a new network provider. Just do this and you will pay a lot less, but be sure to choose the phone and internet package that is suitable for your usage. Do not choose any expensive package just to get a great discount on the device as you will have to bear the burden of your own phone bills, so it’s not really a way to save more. But how do you know which package is a good match for you? That’s easy as pie, just check the number of minutes you call and the average amount of internet used per month from your network provider, so now you can calculate the package that best suits you.
3. Pay with a credit card to get cash back as a smart choice!
This might be the best deal ever. Imagine how great it would be to get cash back to your account just by paying installments for your iPhone 11. This is another good way to save money if your card provider helps in paying for some of your new gadget. Most credit cards require registration for you to receive these privileges. Do not forget to ask about cash back promotions and registration requirements from a salesperson before buying, and most importantly, please know that KTC cards offer up to 5% cash back for every iPhone 11 model at partnered stores.
4. Redeem your points, get more cash back
Save surprisingly more if you have a credit card reward up your sleeve. Simply redeem your points to get more cash back allowing you to get an iPhone 11 at an even lower price. Sounds good, right? But this promotion does not apply to all cards, so choose well before taking out your card to pay. Let me tell you a secret though, KTC cards are generous here, and you can redeem points to get up to 22% more cash back from the amount used to redeem. Use only the minimum 2,000 points to participate in the program and you won’t need to use as many points as the device price. It’s super, right?
5. Pay comfortably and happily with 0% interest
A good phone with great specifications like the iPhone 11 is very tempting, isn’t it? But how do you get it without having to pay a lot of money at once? The "0% installments" might be a good choice, especially when you can pay installments over a long time, so it reduces your monthly cost, allowing you to manage your expenses more easily. However, before deciding to pay for any goods, be sure to consider its necessity and see whether it’s well worth the price.
However, if you decide to choose the iPhone 11 as your trusted smartphone, don't forget to choose installments with KTC card (KTC credit card can pay in installments for up to 10 months and KTC PROUD cash card can pay in installments for up to 20 months).