Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge will hit shelves on 11 March, with prices starting from £639 for the 32GB model. Pre-orders are already open across the networks though, with some offering incentives like a free Gear VR. 

If you can afford to buy the new dual-edge device outright and then pick a SIM-only plan, that's probably going to be your cheapest option. Some places are offering a free Gear VR here too, like Samsung itself so pick wisely if you're going to splash the cash. You might as well get a bit more for your money if you can.

Want to know the cheapest way to get your hands on a 32GB Galaxy S7 edge, or some of the best deals for data? Read on.

The cheapest plan on EE is an upfront cost of £99.99 followed by monthly payments of £44.99. Over the two-year contract, you'll pay a total of £1179.95 and you'll get 2GB of data, 1000 minutes and unlimited texts a month.

Upping monthly payments to £49.99 but dropping the upfront cost to £49.99 for a total payment of £1249.75 across the two years will give you 10GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts a month.

You could also pay an extra £20 upfront, stick to the £49.99 monthly payments but end up with 20GB data and unlimited minutes and texts for a total of £1269.75 across the two years. There are other deals surrounding these three, but none come with any freebies.

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The cheapest plan on Vodafone requires an upfront cost of £199 with monthly payments of £32. Over the 24-month contract, you'll pay a total of £967 but you'll only get 500MB of data with 500 minutes and unlimited texts.

Paying an upfront cost of £99 with monthly payments of £45 will give you 6GB of data with unlimited minutes and texts. This costs a total of £1179 across the two-year period and if you pre-order, you get a free Gear VR with this plan too.

For even more data, you can opt for the £29 upfront cost, followed by £50 monthly payments meaning a total of £1229 for 20GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts. This plan also comes with a free Gear VR when you pre-order.

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The cheapest plan on O2 will cost you £79.99 upfront, followed by monthly payments of £38.50. This will equate to a total of £1003.99 across the two-year contract for which you will get 500MB data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts.

A £59.99 upfront cost with £46 monthly payments will take you to a total of £1163.99 over the 24 months but you'll get 3GB of data with unlimited minutes and texts. This plan also comes with a free Jabra headset worth £149.99.

If you want more data, there is a 20GB plan with unlimited minutes and texts, as well as the free Jabra headset. This will cost you £39.99 upfront, followed by monthly payments of £54 for a total of £1335.99 across the 24-months.

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The cheapest plan from Three involves a £99 upfront cost with monthly payments of £41. It will cost a total of £1083 over the 24-month period and it offers 1GB of data with unlimited minutes and texts.

For 4GB of data, you'll pay an upfront cost of £49 with monthly payments of £50, meaning a total of £1249.

Three also offers all-you-can-eat data for an upfront cost of £49, followed by monthly payments of £62. This plan would cost you a total of £1537 over two years. There are no freebies offered with the Three plans.

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Carphone Warehouse offers plenty of plans for the Galaxy S7 edge but one if the cheapest involves an upfront cost of £199 with monthly payments of £29, costing you a total of £895. This plan is with Vodafone and it provides 1GB of data with unlimited minutes and texts.

A slightly lower upfront cost of £129.99, but higher monthly payments of £36 with O2 will provide you with 3GB of data and unlimited minutes and texts. This plan works out to be a total of £993.99 over the two-year contract.

One of the best deals with more data comes from Vodafone however, with an upfront cost of £149.99, followed by monthly payments of £36. You'll get 11GB of data with unlimited minutes and texts for a total of £1013.99 across the 24 months.

Pre-order through Carphone Warehouse and you will also get a free Gear VR too.

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Tesco doesn't charge an upfront cost on any of its Samsung Galaxy S7 edge plans. The cheapest monthly payment plan is £41, meaning a total of £984 across the 24 months. You get 2GB of data, 2000 minutes and 5000 texts for that.

Step the monthly payment up to £50 a month, meaning a total of £1080 and you'll get 6GB of data with 5000 texts and 5000 minutes.

You pay quite a bit more for more data however, with monthly payments creeping up to £60.50 for 20GB, 5000 messages and 5000 minutes. Across the two-year contract, this plan would cost you a total of £1452. There are no freebies with any of the Tesco plans.

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Virgin Media offers the same tariffs whether you have TV or broadband with the company or not. The only difference is Virgin customers will get free unlimited calls to other Virgin Mobiles.

Like Tesco, there is no upfront costs. The cheapest monthly plan is £43 for 1GB of data, 2500 minutes and unlimited texts. This costs a total of £1032 across the two-year contract.

For £48 a month, a total of £1152, you will get 4GB of data with unlimited minutes and texts. Jump the monthly payments up to £56 and you'll get double the data at 8GB. This is the most amount of data available on a plan and it will cost you a total of £1344 across the two-years.

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Giff Gaff hasn't revealed its pay monthly plans yet, but we have worked out how much you would pay across two years with its SIM-only deals if you bought the smartphone outright.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge starts at £639. For 1GB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts, it will cost you £10 a month with Giff Gaff, for a combined total of £879.

For 6GB of data, 2000 minutes and unlimited texts, it will cost you £18 a month meaning a total of £1071. Giff Gaff also offers an "always on" data plan with unlimited minutes and texts for £20 a month, which with the phone cost would be a total of £1119 over the 24-months.

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If you want to pay nothing upfront, your options fall to Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Virgin Media.

If you're happy to pay a bulk upfront, the cheapest monthly plan across the board that isn't SIM-only is offered by Carphone Warehouse at £29 a month for 24 months.

The cheapest way to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge overall with the combination of the upfront costs and monthly payments is also offered by Carphone Warehouse. Unless you can afford to buy the device outright, in which case a SIM-only contract should be cheaper overall.

If you want a free Gear VR when you pre-order, you'll need to head to Vodafone or Carphone Warehouse. Vodafone is only offering the headset with its Red and Red Value plans however.

It is also worth noting that some networks offer special features, like EE and its Wi-Fi Calling, so be sure to check you will still get these if you don't buy directly through the network for example.

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