Apple overhauls iPhone tariffsCustomers on £55 a month will switch to £45

30 January 2008

The Apple iphone

The iPhone is now on sale

Call and text tariffs for the Apple iPhone are being overhauled less than three months after its UK launch.

The £55 per month deal will be dropped and a new £75 monthly deal introduced.

O2, the iPhone's only UK network operator, will bring in the changes on February 1.

Switch

Existing customers will be automatically switched during February, with transfers due to be complete by mid-March.

Contract lengths will remain at 18 months for each of the three tariffs, bringing the total charge for the £75 monthly fee to £1,350 over that period.

O2's existing £35 and £45 monthly tariffs will remain in place but with a greater allocation of minutes and texts for each one.

Tariff

Customers currently paying £55 per month will be automatically switched to the £45 monthly deal, which has the same amount of minutes and texts as the former £55 tariff.

The £35 tariff will have bundled minutes and texts increased from 200 each to 600 and 500 per month respectively.

O2's new £75 monthly iPhone tariff is bundled with 3,000 minutes and 500 texts.

The iPhone's unlimited data browsing and access to The Cloud's free Wi-Fi hotspots will remain unchanged. O2 said the changes would bring the iPhone charges into line with its other tariffs and make it "one of the best deals on the market". Contracts for existing iPhone customers will continue for their 18-month term.

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