Orange confirms iPhone pricing


Orange has confirmed that it will make the iPhone available from November 10, with tariffs starting at £30.

Orange stores will open at 7am on that day. The iPhone 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models will be available on multiple monthly plans, with the 3GS free on all £45 plans and the 3G model free from £30 plans, both with a 24-month contract.

A new tariff has been designed which features inclusive call and data roaming for an extra £125 per month.

The iPhone 3G will be available on prepay to customers topping up by £50 at purchase, for £333. Prepay iPhone customers will receive 250MB of data each month. All tariffs include unlimited Wi-Fi.

An additional £50 monthly tariff is available to SME customers. also, customers wanting to use their iPhone to get mobile broadband on their laptop can take out additional bundles starting at £5 per month.

The iPhone will be available in all 402 UK Orange stores, its online shop, telesales channels, and its Orange HMV concessions, as well as through Apple stores, Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4U and other selected high street partners.

Orange globally now offers the iPhone in 28 markets.

Orange UK chief executive Tom Alexander said: “The excitement for the iPhone is immense, and this is a great day for our customers, our company and our employees. Since we announced the iPhone on Orange we have already seen more than a quarter of a million customers register their interest on our website.

“We will be matching their enthusiasm with a 3G mobile broadband network that covers more people in the UK than any other operator, a commitment to deliver the best 3G experience on the iPhone and best-in-class applications and plans. Earlier this year we stated our ambition to become the destination brand of choice for high end mobile users in the UK. With the launch of the iPhone on November 10 we’re pleased to be fulfilling that ambition.”