Orange unveil tariffs for iPhone 4
If you want to get a 16GB version of the phone for free, you’ll have to commit to Orange's £75 a month contract for two whole years. Or you could fork out £169 for the handset on a £30 a month deal, £119 on a £35 a month deal, £89 for £40 a month or £29 for £45 a month.
Obviously, the tariffs for the 32GB version of the iPhone 4 are even more eye-watering. Oh, and don’t forget that as Apple normally release a new phone once a year, you’ll probably be carrying an out-of-date handset for about half of your contract period. Cool!
Orange are also advertising ‘unlimited’ data as part of the contracts, but with a fair usage limit of 750MB. Someone is going to have to alert the Oxford English Dictionary and get them to revise their definition of the word ‘unlimited’ before long.
If you fancy going PAYG with the iPhone 4, Orange will do you one for £480 (16GB) or £570 (32GB), a few quid less than Apple’s own advertised prices. It’s crazy stuff and no mistake – full details over at the Orange site itself.
It’s a pricey piece of phone and we wouldn’t have even if they gave us one for free (yes we would). If you’re looking to save a few quid, avid Bitterwallet reader BHBTG recommends the home-made version of the iPhone 4 that is currently selling on eBay (pictured below).
Elsewhere, Tesco Mobile have also announced that they’ll be offering the new iPhone, joining Orange, O2, 3 Mobile, Vodafone and T-Mobile as confirmed stockists, and Virgin Mobile as the odd ones out and the only UK provider who won’t be carrying it (as we write this anyway).
[Mobot - HUKD mobile phone community]