iPhone Hits Vodafone UK January 14 -- TiPb's Got Your Plan Info
Here, above, are the full plans available for Vodafone's iPhone, release date just announced as January 14, 2010... and still no price war. Of course that stands to reason as the iPhone costs every carrier pretty much the same thing in terms of hardware and network usage, but we still hoped one crazy UK telco or another would decide to go for it.
Handset costs start at £59 for the iPhone 3G, £149 for the 16GB iPhone 3GS, and £239 for the 32GB iPhone 3GS but go down to free with more expensive plans on 24-month contract. Data usage stays pegged at 1GB no matter how much you pay, however. Minutes go from 300 to 3000, texts start at 3000 and stay there.
Interestingly, the last row shows tethering as an option, £5 for 500MB, £10 for 1.5 (it says MB, we're guessing its a type of GB), and £15 for 3GB.
So that's O2, Orange, O2 reseller Tesco, 3 rumored, and Vodafone now launching, anyone getting (or moving over to) a new iPhone carrier for the new year?
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