Vodafone will be receiving stock of the Apple iPhone in the UK from January 14, but it is the only network to not offer unlimited data as standard.
The iPhone 3G will be priced at £59 on a £30 24-month contract with 300 minutes and unlimited texts, or free on a £35 24-month contract with 600 minutes and unlimited texts. The 3G S 16GB version is free on a £45 24-month contract with 1,200 minutes and unlimited texts. All contracts come with 1GB of data.
In comparison, O2 offers the 3G version for free on a £34.26 24-month contract with 600 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited data, while Orange offers it for free on a £29.36 24-month contract with 150 minutes, 250 texts and unlimited data.
The 3G S 16GB version is available on O2 and Orange for free on a £44.05 24-month contract with 1,200 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited data.
Customers can pre-order the handset on Vodafone from today (December 21, 2009). Customers who have already pre-registered their interest will receive free on-net calls for the duration of the contract.
Vodafone UK chief executive Guy Laurence said: “We started preparing our network over a year ago so that iPhone customers will really feel the advantage of being with Vodafone.
“We will offer an outstanding iPhone experience wherever our customers live, work and travel, delivering speed and reliability – something our customers have told us they really value.
“We’re especially pleased to offer iPhone to business customers from launch, both directly and through a network of 20 dealers across the country – clearly demonstrating that Vodafone is the natural home for small business.”