O2 has today announced the 3G Apple iPhone will be available for free on a new 24 month contract from April 3.
The 8GB 3G iPhone will be available free for new and existing O2 customers when signing for a £34.26 per month deal, which includes unlimited UK data, 600 minutes, 500 texts, visual voicemail and access to over 9,500 Wi-Fi hotspots using The Cloud and BT Openzone.
The 16GB version of the device will also be available free on a new £44.05 per month contract, which includes 1200 minutes, 500 texts.
The deal will be available through O2, Apple and the Carphone Warehouse. Current 18 month deals and pricing remain unchanged.
Telefónica O2 UK marketing director Peter Rampling said: “The iPhone has been hugely popular with over one million units sold in the UK.
“This new 24 month tariff option will meet the demand of customers who are looking for added value in exchange for committing to a longer contract.”