Vodafone announces iPhone launch dateVodafone launch iPhone in the UK on 14th January
21 December 2009
Vodafone has announced that it will start selling Apple's iPhone from the 14 January, 2010.
Vodafone is the latest mobile provider to offer the iPhone to its customers. It joins Orange and Tesco which have both also announced availability of the iPhone since O2's exclusive two-year deal ended. Vodafone is offering a number of price plans available on either a 18- or 24-month contract.
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iPhone from Vodafone price plans
All Vodafone plans include unlimited text messages and Wi-Fi, along with a 1GB data allowance for wireless internet over 3G. Inclusive minutes range from 300 on the cheapest tariff, to 3000 on the most expensive plan.
Cheap monthly iPhone tariff
The cheapest monthly price plan for the iPhone 3GS 16 GB is £30 per month, available as a 24 month contract. You will also need to pay £149 for the handset.
Although this is lower than the cost of comparable plans from other mobile providers offering the iPhone, you'll need to consider whether you want to be tied in for this long.
Free iPhone offer
The iPhone 3GS 16GB is free if you sign up for at least a £50 per month 18 month contract or a £45 per month 24 month contract.
The 3G model is free with all price plans apart from the cheapest monthly plan of £30 per month on a 24 month contact. If you select this price plan you will need to pay £59 for the phone.
Customers can pre-order the iPhone from Vodafone today in Vodafone stores or online.
Those who already registered their interest with Vodafone will be contacted by email, according to the company.
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