EE (T-Mobile & Orange) announce iPhone 5 pricing and new data plans

Pre-orders are now open at EE UK for the iPhone 5 and as well as giving you the ability to get your order in quick I am pleased to say they have some new data packages to cope with the ever evolving cloud options that us smartphone users now get. Users will also have the option to switch over to the 4G service once it goes live here in the UK. As you would imagine prices of Apples new iPhone are pretty steep but EE have some nice options depending on which model and which data allowance you will require. The following information I have acquired from the Orange website, however T-Mobile do have some slight alternatives.

On Orange the phone will be available on four tariffs all with unlimited texts and calls. The 16GB version of the device will be free on the £46 and £51 per month plans for 3GB and unlimited internet respectively, with an up-front cost for the phone of £109.99 on the cheapest available plan – £36 with 1GB of data. Prices for the 32GB and 64GB range from £39.99 to £269.99. The cheapest plan available on T-Mobile costs £36 per month for unlimited data, texts and 2,000 minutes with the an up-front cost of £109 for the 16GB version, £219 for the 32GB version and £269 for the 64GB handset. Full Monty plans are also available at £41, £46 and £61 per month with the most expensive plan charging £19 for the 16GB handset, £29 for the mid-range and £139 for the 64GB iPhone 5. So many options but that is a good thing in my book. Roll on release day!

Source: EE via mobilenewscwp

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matthirst says:

The T-Mobile pricings don't make any sense. Take the £41 a month and £61 a month plans (both unlimited everything so no difference), the only thing different is the upfront cost. The £49 upfront option = £1033 over the full contract, where the £19 upfront cost option = £1483.

I'm guessing these are far from finalised, as there doesn't seem any logic behind them. The Orange plans look more realistic.

M_Stephens says:

I wonder how much they are going to charge for 4G and when it will be available.

Emeroid says:

Bear in mind that the above prices don't account for 4G. You need apparently to embark on a new minimum term contract when that lands. So you could be roped in for 2.5 to 3 years in total.

Emeroid says:

Bear in mind that the above prices don't account for 4G. You need apparently to embark on a new minimum term contract when that lands. So you could be roped in for 2.5 to 3 years in total.

Kaye13 says:

Is this confirmed info? or just your assumption?

When I spoke to T-Mobile they said the packages do include the use of 4G

Emeroid says:

Well it must be different at Orange. If you go to this page......
http://shop.orange.co.uk/mobile-phones/iphone?WT.mc_id=ON_OUK_P_pre-orde...
...and then click about 3/4 down where it says, 'Find out how'. Then when the pop up appears read the small print.

Kaye13 says:

Thanks Emeroid, love how its hidden in small print. So far O2 seem to be the best value over the life of the contract, although they have a high up front cost.

Emeroid says:

Will have a look at O2 now, had totally forgotten about them. Ta.

Kaye13 says:

your welcome. If you find a better deal then let me know.

Emeroid says:

Yep, I think I may go with O2, as soon as I can find out what, 'Giving you freedom to upgrade to the latest 4G phone when you like. Pay a one-off charge and we’ll cover 10% +VAT. Reduce it more with O2 Recycle.', means.

krislord says:

Its useless marketing speak.....

They'll let you buy out the remaining months of your contract to upgrade to a 4G handset compatible with their network. This "offer" is that they will pay a huge 10% of this cost. So if you're on a £35 per month contract and upgrade 12 months early, you'd normally have to pay £420 but they'll let you end your current contract for the bargain price of £378.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/iphone-5-on-o2-4g-promise-is-an-early-up...

ollyb1 says:

three uk is giving the best deal on the ip5 although u not getting 4g u pay £109 formthe 64gb version and u pay £40 a month 500mins 5000txt amd all-u-can-eat data or pay £2 extra for the one plan, ee is joking with these prices they dont tell u how much the 4g service will cost u, so the way they want u to join them is a joke u have to sign up on a normal plan then they will let u know when 4g launch n move u to it but no details on what u will get so its a deal breaker for me right now with them